Tonebytes has released Harmonaut, a software synth for Windows that they describe as a free ad-support synth.
Harmonaut is a simple VST instrument that implements an additive synthesis with four waveform types and 32 harmonics that can be simple drawn with the mouse. In the same way can be adjusted the attack, decay, sustain and release for each harmonic. Additional timbre adjustments are made using LP/HP filter, LFO and chorus.
Here’s a demo of Harmonaut in action: Continue reading
ToneBytes has released Bleep’, a free VSTi synthesizer plug-in for Windows, inspired by the sound of MOS Technology SID.
- 3 oscillators with four waveforms: sawtooth, triangle, pulse (with PW) and noise
- Each oscillator has own detuner, ADSR envelope and multimode LP/BP/HP filter
- Multimode LFO synced with BPM
- Modulator Envelope Generator
- Pseudo arpeggiator
- Overall multimode filter
- Built-in preset manager with ability to patch name editing
- In addition, VST automation and full MIDI Learning are supported.
Tonebytes has introduced GLS! – a free virtual effect plug-in for Windows which lets you to remove vocals from songs.
It works on the principle of “central channel subtraction”, where singer’s voice is usually located.
In addition, the plug-in is able to preserve bass and drums, which are also often located in the center of the stereo space and may suffer along with the voice.
GLS! is well suited for music with good stereo separation and a dry vocal, slightly worse for a wet vocal, and not suitable for mono tracks. However wet vocals can also be slightly muted by narrowing the stereo before processing.
Note: Tonebytes says – “Do not expect magic. GLS! will remove not only the voice: some other musical instruments or sounds may also disappear or become corrupt, and the song loses stereo. ”
This is a demo for Tonebytes Vocotron – a $34.95 VST instrument plug-in for Windows that combines the functions of a sampler and vocoder.
Vocotron’s keyboard is divided into two key zones, like on the classic Mellotron and Chamberlin “samplers”. However, the zone’s functions are slightly different: the left side reproduces samples and is a modulator for the integrated vocoder, and the right side sets the tone, it is the carrier for the vocoder.
To extract the sound from Vocotron, pick a chord on the right side of the keyboard, and then start pressing keys in the sample zone. By changing the chords you can get the sound of your waves in different tonalities.
See the site for more details and audio demos.