Majken has released a free VST, Chimera, that is an experimental synth that uses subtractive synthesis in a new way.
White noise is sent through a series of narrow bandpass filters which are controlled by pitch. The filtered noise is used as resonant sinewaves to create pads, atmospheres, organs and percussive sounds. In other words, everything you hear from Chimera is white noise being filtered into music – in realtime.
Chimera has a rich modulation section consisting of three modulation envelopes and three lfo’s with cross modulation.But there are also amplitude envelopes for each of the three Elements and built in effects featuring delay and distortion.
According to Majken, “Chimera is in some ways a living, breathing organism. Think of it like an acoustic instrument, like a saxophone. Two notes will never sound the same on a saxophone and there’s only a certain range of sounds that a saxophone can make. The same is true for Chimera.”
The VST is a free download from the Majken site.