Knobster has released Keywriter, a free rompler VST that reproduces the sounds of a German typewriter, Erika.
Note that I’m not referring to you, #1 awesome Synthtopia reader, as Erika. That would be a little pervy.
Unless your name is Erika.
Erika is the brand of German typewriter that the industrious gents at Knobster.org chose to emulate as a free rompler VST.
Now, a rompler that sounds like a German typewriter is probably the last VST on earth that you thought you’d ever need or want.
But this is actually a good thing.
Because it means that all those VSTs that you do need or want have already been invented, and they are available for download for free or for a small sum of money, via your local online music retailer.
Regarding Keywriter, it can be used as a unusual rhythm machine and as a tool for special effects. You can listen to a scintillating example at the Knobster.org site.
Main features of Keywriter:
- Full range of typewriter sounds;
- Stereo control;
- Drive control; and
- Low CPU usage.
Did I mention the awesome graphic user interface, Erika?
You’ll like it, especially if you’re on PC. If you’re on Mac, you’re out of luck this time.