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Fantasize SoundFont (SF2) Player VSTi


Overview

Fantasize Fantasize is an integrated sampler instrument to play SoundFont v2.x files in .sf2 format.

 

 


Features

Parameters

  • Load SoundFont - This button is located in the center of the interface. Click it and select a SoundFont2 instruments/drumkits bank file to load *.sf2 files. 
  • Bank - Here you can set the patch (instrument) number in the SoundFont collection to be played by the generator.
  • Preset Number - Here you can set the preset number in the SoundFont collection to be used by Fantasize.
  • Instrument - Shows the name of the selected instrument. Click this area to see a full list with instruments/drumkits available in the currently loaded SoundFont collection. 
  • Sections

     

  • LFO (Low Frequency Oscillator): Modulation Depth, Frequency & Offset.

  • ADSR envelope generator with Attack, Sustain, Decay and Release parameters and several modulation targets.

  • Distortion Unit: A wave distortion effect which maps input to output values using a flexible spline-based graph. Distorts the input depending on a transfer function you draw by dragging the control points with your mouse. 

  • MIDI Channel selector and Master Volume control.

  • Delay Effect Built-in: Feedback amount & Modulation knobs.

  • Reverb Effect Built-in: Customizable with user controls for: size room, width room, damping factor & mix.

  • Signal's Harmonic Spectrum (Freq. analyzer)

  • On-screen MIDI keyboard that can be played with the mouse, or keyboard (Q is Middle-C, Z two Octaves lower) The 'T' on the left of the keyboard sets Toggle Mode where each key stays held until you click it a second time.

  • Portamento (Glide) control:  affects pitch transitions. A gliding effect that allows a sound to change pitch at a gradual rate, rather than abruptly, when a new key is pressed or MIDI note sent. When turned to the far left, there are no pitch transitions - new notes immediately play at their "correct" pitch. If turned to the right, the glide time increases - new notes are triggered at the pitch of the previous note, and then gradually glide to the pitch of the played note, quickly or slowly, depending on the setting of this knob.

  • MIDI Automation: The following MIDI Continuous Controllers (MIDI CC) messages are recognized and affect the described parameters:

    :: MIDI Implementation Chart for Fantasize SF2 Player::
     

    # Decimal   /     Controller Name 

    CC# 01 - LFO DEPTH (Modulation Wheel) 
    CC# 03 - LFO FREQ.
    CC# 09 - LFO OFFSET

    CC# 05 - GLIDE - Portamento Time -
    CC# 07 - MASTER VOLUME

    CC# 71 - DECAY - ENVELOPE GENERATOR
    CC# 72 - RELEASE - ENVELOPE GENERATOR
    CC# 73 - ATTACK - ENVELOPE GENERATOR
    CC# 74 - SUSTAIN - ENVELOPE GENERATOR

    CC# 88 - REVERB SIZE ROOM
    CC# 89 - REVERB WIDTH ROOM
    CC# 90 - REVERB DAMPING FACTOR ROOM
    CC# 91 - REVERB MIX LEVEL

    CC# 102 - DELAY MODULATION
    CC# 103 - DELAY FEEDBACK

     

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System Requirements

      Before you install VST Instruments & Effects, please make sure your computer fulfills the following requirements:

  • Windows Operating System: Native dll file for Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 / x86 architecture (32-bit platform). For x64 (64-bit platform) test the demo plug-in with your host internal bit bridge as in Cubase up to v8.5 (VST Bridge), FL Studio (Bridged mode), Cakewalk SONAR (BitBridge), Cockos REAPER (Bridging), Acoustica Mixcraft (full 32/64-bit compatibility) or via external jBridge application for Ableton Live, PreSonus Studio One, Cubase 9, etc.

  • Linux Operating System: with the following requirements (Special Thanks to Paul Davis) or in MusE from v2.1 with Native VST support.

  • Intel Mac OS X: Via free Wine based host called SM Pro Audio VFX Software as standalone program or by routing the audio signals to your favorite sequencer (e.g. GarageBand, Logic Pro) via Cycling74 SoundFlower and IAC bus (Macintosh® OS X  10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.6 Intel).

  • Intel Mac OS X: Via Apple's Boot Camp software, included with Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard, v10.6 Snow Leopard and Mac OS X v10.7 Lion.

  • 500 MHz Processor (Pentium®, Celeron® AMD® or equivalent) minimum.

  • RAM: 128 MB or higher recommended.

  • VST compatible host / Digital Audio Workstation DAW/ MIDI Sequencer: This VST software can be "plugged in" to any host application that supports VST Technology like: Image-Line FL Studio, Steinberg Cubase Pro, Artist and Elements, Cakewalk Sonar Artist, Platinum and Professional, Ableton Live, Cockos Reaper, PreSonus Studio One, Acoustica Mixcraft, Synapse Audio Orion, Sony Acid Pro, MakeMusic Finale, Avid Sibelius, Mackie Tracktion, AudioMulch, Steinberg Nuendo, Magix Samplitude, Magix Music Maker, Cantabile (Lite, Solo, Performer), n-Track Studio, VSTHost, SAVIHost, PowerTracks Pro Audio, Making Waves Studio, and much more ...

  • An ASIO® soundcard is recommended for low latency real-time play.

  • Please test extensively the demo version of your selected product (s) in your host to make sure there are no misbehaviors before purchasing.

Windows Operating System: Native dll file for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 / x86 architecture (32-bit platform). For x64 (64-bit platform) test the demo plug-in with your host internal bit bridge as in Cubase (VST Bridge), FL Studio (Bridged mode), Cakewalk SONAR (BitBridge), Cockos REAPER (Bridging) or via external jBridge application for Ableton Live, PreSonus Studio One, etc.

Installation

      To install VST plug-in, follow these steps: 

  • The file must be in a directory where the VST host is looking for VST plug-ins.

  • Unzip the file.

  • Put the Fantasize SoundFont Player demo.dll file into VST Plug-ins Folder of your host application.

      To uninstall simply remove the Fantasize SoundFont Player demo.dll file.

 

Version History

  • v2.6:
    # Changes in graphical user interface.
    #
    Minor bugs fixed.
    # Documentation updated to fit current version.
  • v2.51:
    # Fixed issue in stereo output.
    # Bank Number 128 For Drumkits solved.
    # Default SF2 changed stereo mode.
  • v2.4 / v2.5:
    # Various minor bugs fixes -Internal release-
  • v2.3:
    # Added new Bank and Instrument selector on GUI.
    # Fixed serious problem with soundbanks of several instruments, when select a preset and after return to default instrument.
    # Minor changes in GUI.
    # Various minor bugs fixes.
  • v2.2:
    # MIDI Automation: Full Parameters can be modulated by MIDI continuous controllers. Fantasize now recognizes 15 different MIDI CC
    # Pitch Bend adjusted.
    # Master volume control now visible on GUI.
    # Switch for direct link to Syntheway website.
    # Hint Property: Display CC# info when the mouse is over a control.
    # Small adjustments in GUI.
  • v2.1: Bug fix soundfont loader -Display error-, I/O Freq.Oscillator modified., Add Signal's Harmonic Spectrum, Add Slide control
  • v2.0:
    - Improvements:
    # Add Reverb and Delay Effect Built-in.
    # New Frequency Oscillator.
    # Add Distortion Unit.
    # Some GUI modifications.
    # Unified ADSR envelope generator.
    - Bugfix:
    # Some problems in Cubase fixed (relating to tune)
    # Several minor bugs fixes.
  • v1.4: Sound quality improvements and some GUI modifications.
  • V1.3: Various minor bugs fixes.
  • v1.2: Bug fix switch mono, Redesigned GUI graphics, Improved performance, Some problems when used in AudioMulch fixed.
  • v1.1: Bug fix soundfont loader, Added 1 LFO, Redesigned GUI graphics, Some problems when used in Cubase fixed
  • v1.0: Initial release
  • v0.9: Beta released.

 

Plug-in Credits

Concept and Programming by Daniel Laiseca 

 

Evaluation & Registration

The code for the licensed and evaluation versions of this software are identical. The Demo Version is full functional. You can do anything you can do with the full version, also some presets are included to demonstrate the instruments capabilities. 

The demo restrictions are: 

The demo generates a short beep noise in all output channels every 10 seconds and is limited to a certain number of trial executions:

The Registered Version does not have nagging sounds and their use is unlimited.

The program is a SHAREWARE. You are hereby licensed to use this software for evaluation purposes without charge but if you use this software after the evaluation period, a registration fee is required. 
Note that by registering the software, you enable us to improve it and design new features. 

The full version is available to purchase, as downloadable software, the price is US$29, and you can download the full version as soon as your payment is received.

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VST Plug-in Interface Technology by Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH. Use this Syntheway VST plugin with your favourite MIDI Sequencer host like: FL Studio, Ableton Live, Cakewalk Sonar, Steinberg Cubase, Nuendo, PreSounus Studio One, REAPER, Mixcraft, MAGIX Samplitude, Sequoia, Energy XT, ACID Pro, Orion, VSTHost, SAVIHost, n-Track Studio, Cantabile, Adobe Audition

VST is a trademark of Steinberg Soft- und Hardware GmbH

SoundFont is a registered trademark of E-mu Systems, Inc.

 


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