There’s a lot of discussion on a recent post about Prosoniq discontinuing Windows development because of piracy. Some people think there are just more Mac pro musicians, while others think that Prosoniq’s pricing is just too high for the PC platform.
Here’s another reason that companies like Prosoniq may be abandoning Windows, though: there’s a lot of competition from great free music apps for PCs.
For example, check out NekroBat LaborOsc – a freeware VST synthesizer for Windows.
- 3 Oscillators with 5 waveforms (Sine, Triangle, Sawtooth, Square, Ramp), individual detuners with octave, semitone, fine-tuning, phaze, pwm, AHDSR envelope, FM controls, ring mod and more.
- 1 State-variable filter with 4 filter-types (LP/HP/BP/BR).
- 1 AHDSR-filter envelope.
- 2 LFO’s with a multitude of modulation-sources.
- 2 Effects: Multi-Delay and Stereo-Chorus.
- 1 Main-out section with preset-manager, portamento-, main-vol and pan-knobs.
- 20 presets of a total of 200 preset slots.
- Up to 8 voices of polyphony.
Download it from box.net.
If you’ve used LaborOSC, leave a comment with your thoughts!