Astra Turbo Quasar VST VST3 Audio Unit Plugin. Dual Phase Distortion Synthesizer for Synth Leads, Pads, Keys, Atmos Textures, Ambient Soundscapes
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Astra Turbo Quasar VST VST3 Audio Unit

Synth Leads | Pads | Keys | Atmos Textures | Ambient Soundscapes


Overview

Astra Turbo Quasar is a dual phase distortion synthesizer that dynamically change the harmonic content of a carrier waveform by influence of another modulator waveform. It can be used to create spacey pads, synth keys, leads, atmospheric textures and ambient soundscapes. Features a collection of 30 presets suitable for many genres and styles of music and flexibility to custom design over a diverse sonic palette. Available as plugin in VST and VST3 64 bit versions for Windows, as well as in Audio Unit for macOS.

 

Features

  • Two Phase Distortion Oscillators: Offers 16 different single-cycle waveforms per channel.

    • Modulation Depth: Controls the wave shape distortion for left and right channels. The values can be changed by turning the slider or by entering a value from the keypad and pressing enter key.

    • Waveshaper Section: These combo boxes presents a double selectable wave shapes with 5 basic waveforms: sawtooth, square, pulse, double sine and sawtooth-pulse plus 3 resonant waveforms: resonance 1 (sawtooth), resonance 2 (triangle) and resonance 3 (trapezoid). Provides independent controls for the left and right channels.

    Astra Turbo Quasar features a Waveshaper section. These combo boxes presents a double selectable wave shapes with 5 basic waveforms: sawtooth, square, pulse, double sine and sawtooth-pulse plus 3 resonant waveforms: resonance 1 (sawtooth), resonance 2 (triangle) and resonance 3 (trapezoid). Provides independent controls for the left and right channels.

    Astra Turbo Quasar features a Waveshaper section. These combo boxes presents a double selectable wave shapes with 5 basic waveforms: sawtooth, square, pulse, double sine and sawtooth-pulse plus 3 resonant waveforms: resonance 1 (sawtooth), resonance 2 (triangle) and resonance 3 (trapezoid). Provides independent controls for the left and right channels.

  • ADSR Envelope Generator: A four stage envelope generator with independent control over each stage:

    • Attack: determines the time it takes for the note to get to the maximum level.

    • Decay: determines the time it takes for the note to go from the maximum level to the sustain level (controlled by sustain).

    • Sustain: determines level the sound is played at while the note is held (after the other envelope states, attack and decay, have been completed).

    • Release: determines the time it takes for the note to fall from the sustain level to zero (silence) level when it is released.

  • Envelope Modulator: Controls how much the envelope modulates the cut off frequency passing through the phase distortion oscillator.

  • Filter Section: A smooth state variable filter with the following parameters:

    • Filter Cutoff: Adjusts the frequency range to contour the sound, add or regulate brightness.

    • Filter Resonance: Slightly emphasize or suppress portions of the signal above or below the defined color/tone frequency.

    • Filter Mode: Switches the filter between lowpass, highpass, bandpass, or band-rejection filter types, offering a simple and effective tone control to shape and color the sound source.

    • Filter Strength: Makes subtle changes to the filter character:

      • Stage 1: Tone is slightly attenuated. Provides a warmness tone.

      • Stage 2: Tone is slightly amplified. Something brighter in character.

  • Low-Frequency Oscillator: These parameters apply LFO modulation. By using the LFO to modulate various aspects of the audio signal, you can apply effects such as vibrato or tremolo.

    • LFO Bypass: Enable or disable the low frequency oscillator effect. Bypass switch on, the LFO is bypassed. Bypass switched off, LFO is active.

    • LFO Rate: Controls gradual changes to the pitch of notes or the filter cutoff frequency.

    • LFO Depth: Controls the amplitude of the LFO. With a lower setting, the resulting modulation is subtle, while a higher depth will result in a much more extreme effect.

  • Reverb/Ambience: Brings a sense of spatial depth and width to sound, from small to huge sounding spaces.

  • Loudness: Adjusts the volume (amplitude control).

  • Dual Delay effect: Stores the input signal and plays it back after a certain amount of time, creating from a subtle echo to a pronounced blending of previous sounds with new sounds. Improves the stereo image by adding a slight delay to one of the channels. Parameters includes:

    • Amount: Controls how much delay is applied to the signal, which is to be delayed.

    • Time: Modulation to vary the delay time dynamically, to control independently the left and right channels. Time can be changed by turning the knob or by entering a value from the keypad and pressing enter key.

    • Feedback: Regeneration of delay, to control independently the left and right channels. The values can be changed by turning the knob or by entering a value from the keypad and pressing enter key.

  • Mono mode switch: Possibility of turn the synth into monophonic mode.

  • Glide: The rate at which portamento slides the pitch between two notes, when playing in monophonic mode.

  • Hint property: Tooltip when the mouse is over a control. You can mouse over any of the controls anywhere in Astra Turbo Quasar and this will display a short description of what that control does.

  • MIDI automation: Implementation of MIDI Continuous Controller parameters for use with external hardware control via DAW.

  • Preset Manager: 'Browser' to load and save presets and banks, enabling to export to *.fxp (VST2 Preset), *.fxb (VST2 Bank), *.vstpreset (VST3 Preset), *.aupreset (Audio Unit Preset) plus two generic formats (plain text): the *.xmlpreset (XML Preset) and the *.xmlbank (XML Bank), providing cross-platform presets/banks. This allows to control over the loading and saving of presets from disk as well as sharing presets between different plugin formats using the generic *.xmlpreset (XML Preset) and the *.xmlbank (XML Bank).

  • 30 internal presets (Pre-programmed sounds):

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List of 80 Preset Sounds / Demo

1

Acid Rain

2

Alien Vibes

3

Andromeda Pad

4

Asteroid Particles

5

Astral Plane Atmos

6

Barred Spiral Galaxy

7

Bright Nebulae

8

Celestial Sphere

9

Comet Booster

10

Cosmic Projector

11

Cosmological Big Bang

12

Dark Matter Meteoroid

13

Ephemeris Trajectory

14

Ethereal Bass

15

Hidden Universe

16

Interstellar Zone

17

Liquid Cosmos

18

Magellanic Clouds

19

Magnetic Lead

20

Milky Way Path

21

Organic Constellation

22

Plucked Astronomy

23

Quantum Neurotransmitter

24

Quasar Lead

25

Sirius Reso Bass

26

Sonic Aerospace

27

Space Phenomenon

28

Starlight Keys

29

Stellar Gritty Dust

30

Supernova Remnant

 

 

Magnus Choir VST VST3 v2.5 for Windows, Magnus Choir Audio Unit, VST and VST3 v3.5 for Mac

Before you install VST, VST3 or Audio Units plugins, please make sure your computer fulfills the following requirements. Please test extensively the demo version of this product in your host to make sure there are no misbehaviors before purchasing.

 .dll (v2.4) and .vst3 (v3.6.7)

  • Operating System: Windows Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 (32-bit and 64-bit platforms).

  • VST or VST3 compatible host application 64 bit: These VST/VST3 software can be "plugged in" to any host application that supports VST or VST3 Technology like: Image-Line FL Studio, Steinberg Cubase Pro, Artist and Elements, Steinberg Nuendo, Cakewalk by BandLab, Cockos REAPER, PreSonus Studio One, Acoustica Mixcraft, Ableton Live, MakeMusic Finale, Avid Sibelius, Magix ACID Music Studio, Magix Samplitude Music Studio and Pro X, Cantabile, n-Track Studio, DarkWave Studio, Bitwig, VSTHost,  SAVIHost among others.

  • MIDI Controller Device: A MIDI Controller is required to play this VST instrument. The most common type of device in this class is the keyboard controller. After launching the Digital Audio Workstation or MIDI host application be sure to select the appropriate MIDI device before attempting to play your MIDI controller.

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

  • Operating System: macOS Sierra, macOS High Sierra, macOS Mojave, macOS Catalina. We do not officially support older systems such as PowerPC or deprecated versions of Mac OS X. However our plugins may work, but we cannot guarantee any performance on such old systems.

  • Audio Unit compatible host application. They can be "plugged in" to process audio by applications such as Logic Pro, GarageBand, Ableton Live, REAPER, Studio One Professional, Ardour, MainStage and Digital Performer among others.

  • MIDI Controller Device: A MIDI Controller is required to play this VST instrument. The most common type of device in this class is the keyboard controller. After launching the Digital Audio Workstation or MIDI host application be sure to select the appropriate MIDI device before attempting to play your MIDI controller.


  

Limitations of the Unregistered/Demo Version: 

Same sound quality than the full version. It generates a short beep in all output channels every 10 seconds. Be aware that certain features may not be available.

The full version is available to purchase, as downloadable software, the price is US$ 43,90


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