Spherator FM VST VST3 Audio Unit Plugin. 4 Operator FM Synthesis for Synth Leads, Pads, Keys, Basses, Atmos Textures, Ambient Soundscapes
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Spherator FM VST VST3 Audio Unit

4 Operator Frequency Modulation Synthesizer

Synth Leads | Pads | Basses | Keys | Ambient Atmos


Overview

Spherator FM is a frequency modulation synthesizer to generate an eclectic spectrum of sounds, through a sine wave modulator oscillator that modulates the frequency of a sine wave carrier oscillator, by creating harmonic and inharmonic sounds.

It can be used to create spacey pads, synth leads, keys, basses, atmospheric textures and ambient soundscapes. Features a collection of 40 presets suitable for many genres and styles of music and flexibility to custom design over a diverse sonic palette. Available as a plugin in VST and VST3 64 bit versions for Windows, as well as in Audio Unit for macOS.

 

Features

  • Four FM Operators. Each 'Operator' is a group of components that interact with each other. Features a sine wave oscillator that has its own ADSR envelope generator. In order to synthesize harmonic sounds, known as sidebands, the modulating signal must have a harmonic relationship to the original carrier signal. Using modulators with frequencies that depart from whole multiples of the frequency of the carrier signal, can create inharmonic sounds. The following parameters grows the sound progressively complex

    • 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.

    • Fine Pitch. Oscillator frequency pitch. Determines how each note will change in pitch over time.

    • Octave. Selector to specify octaves above or below the current octave.

    • Note. Selector to switch between 0 to 11 semitones.

    • Operator Level. Controls the output level of each operator.

  • Modulation Matrix. Offers freely assignable modulations. The four operators can modulate any operator below them with signals routed to the master output. To produce subtle modulation changes, each operator depth value (modulator) is sent to operator phase modulator (carrier) as following:

    • OP2 → OP1: Operator 2 is acting as modulator for Operator 1 (a carrier)

    • OP3 → OP1: Operator 3 is acting as modulator for Operator 1 (a carrier)

    • OP3 → OP2: Operator 3 is acting as modulator for Operator 2 (a carrier)

    • OP4 → OP1: Operator 4 is acting as modulator for Operator 1 (a carrier)

    • OP4 → OP2: Operator 4 is acting as modulator for Operator 2 (a carrier)

    • OP4 → OP3: Operator 4 is acting as modulator for Operator 3 (a carrier)

  • Flanger effect: A stereo flanger that creates a mixing of two identical signals together, one signal delayed by a small and gradually changing period, causing a ‘phase shift´ between the two signals. The length of this pause is gradually varied over time resulting in a ‘sweeping´ effect.

    • Rate: Defines the frequency or speed of the oscillator. Turn the knob clockwise to increase the rate or counterclockwise to decrease the rate.

    • Feedback: (Resonance, Regen): Determines the amount of the effect signal that is routed back into the input. Turn the knob clockwise to increase the rate or counterclockwise to decrease the regeneration.

    • Mixer: Controls the volume of the processed signal output.

  • Delay effect. A stereo delay that 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 include:

    • Time. Modulation to vary the delay time dynamically.

    • Feedback. Regeneration of delay.

  • Reverb effect. Stereo ambience spread brings a sense of spatial depth and width to sound, from small to huge sounding spaces.

  • Drive Boost. A subtle overdriven effect with a gritty nuance.

    • Shaper: Controls the overdrive. At lower settings, is cleaner with a smooth breakup. Turn it clockwise for more overdrive / distortion effect or counterclockwise to decrease it.

    • Limiter: A limiter threshold. Adjusts the limiter sensitivity. Limits the peak level of a sound to avoid harsh clipping distortion. Turn it clockwise to increase it and anticlockwise to decrease it.

    • Mixer: Controls the volume of the processed signal output.

  • Preset Manager. Built-in 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).

  • Preset Name Display: Text box to display the active preset name.

  • 40 Presets (Pre-programmed sounds):

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List of 40 Preset Sounds / Demo

1

ATMO Alien Frequencies

2

ATMO Ethereal Cosmos

3

ATMO Extrasensorial Vibes

4

ATMO Graveyard Fog

5

ATMO Inertia Field

6

ATMO Mystical Cave

7

ATMO Oneiric Catatonia

8

ATMO Psychomotor Impulse

9

ATMO Spectral Ghosts

10

ATMO Underworld Contact

11

BASS Acid Burble

12

BASS Ambience

13

BASS Dry

14

BASS Gritty

15

BASS Igneous Line

16

BASS Muted

17

BASS Percussive Sub

18

KEYS Aquamarine

19

KEYS Digital Quantum

20

KEYS Electric Organ

21

KEYS Electric Piano

22

KEYS Kaleidoscope Organ

23

KEYS Phat Fusion

24

KEYS Resonant Daydream

25

KEYS Swirling Organ

26

LEAD Brassy

27

LEAD Eclectic Machine

28

LEAD Fractal Zone

29

LEAD Poly Synth

30

LEAD Spatial Echoes

31

LEAD Translucence

32

LEAD Wavy Force

33

PAD Atonal Dawn

34

PAD Crypto Gateway

35

PAD Dark Ambient

36

PAD Flangescape

37

PAD Gravitational Waves

38

PAD Heavenly Touch

39

PAD Horologium Oscillatorium

40

PAD Magnetosphere

 

 

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

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 .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, macOS Big Sur. 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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