Xen-Arts has released Xen-FMTS 2 – a free microtonal synthesizer for Windows.
Xen-FMTS 2 is a 4 Operator FM Synthesis VSTi with a specialized set of features for computer musicians interested in exploring the possibilities of making music with alternative intonation systems
It is a freeware 32-bit plugin instrument for Windows that includes 115 patches, 55 microtunings and 56 partials files.
- Internally loads and externally receives both MTS (MIDI Tuning Standard) Bulk Dump and Single Note Microtuning Files
- Operator ratios can easily be set to values that are coincident with the microtuning being used, thereby producing intonation related sidebands in the timbre of the instrument
- Microtonal pitch-bend ranges may be configured in cents, harmonics and superparticular ratios
- Arbitrary microtonal pitch shifting makes it possible to easily pitch transpose the oscillators in both octave and non-octave increments
Here’s a preview of Xen-FMTS 2 in action:
See the Xen-Arts site to download.