Synthractiveis a stereo subtractive synthesizer. Tones are created by
subtracting unwanted frequencies, usually harmonics,
attenuated by a filter to alter the timbre of the sound.
Dialing in a combination of parameters from the oscillators,
and filter envelopes, will determine the tone and shape of the sound, which allows
to sculpt a wide range of sonic texture.
It can be used to
create spacey pads, synth leads, keys,
textures, ambient soundscapes and sound effects.
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 an instrument plugin in VST and VST3 64 bit versions for Windows, as well
as in Audio Unit for
Oscillators. Each one
features a fine-tuning,
pulse width and level parameters, as well as the following selectors:
Waveform. Selector to switch
sine, sawtooth, ramp, triangle, pulse, white noise and pink noise
Selector to specify octaves above or below the current
Selector to switch between 0 to 11 semitones.
Filter Section. A state variable filter with the
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.
Keyboard Tracking. The Key Tracking knob position subtly modulates
the cutoff frequency.
Type. 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 Envelope. This section provides control of the filter cutoff
frequency over time, with ADSR parameters: attack time, decay time, sustain
level, release time plus a level knob that defines the envelope overall
Amplitude Envelope. This section controls the
volume or amplitude of the sound with independent control over each ADSR
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 the level of the sound is played at while
the note is held (after the other envelope states, attack and decay, have
Release: determines the time it takes for the note to
fall from the sustain level to zero (silence) level when it is released.
Level: It defines the amplitude envelope
Low-Frequency Oscillators. These parameters apply LFO modulation of various aspects of the audio signal
effects such as vibrato or tremolo.
Rate: Controls gradual changes to the pitch of notes or the filter cutoff
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
The following parameter settings adds motion or variability to sounds:
Waveform. Selector to switch between sine, sawtooth, ramp, triangle, pulse,
white noise and pink noise waveforms.
Source. Combo box to switch between LFO 1, LFO 2, Filter Envelope, Velocity,
Aftertouch and Modulation Wheel.
Destination. Selector to switch between Cutoff, Pulse Width, Pitch and
Invert. Sets the LFO shape to be a positive or negative envelope. Off
applies a positive envelope shape. On applies a negative envelope shape.
Stereo Reverb effect. Ambience spread
a sense of spatial depth and width to sound, from small to huge sounding
Stereo 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:
Time. Modulation to vary the
delay time dynamically.
Feedback. Regeneration of
Preset Manager. Built-in
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 Sounds / Demo
LEAD Fuzz Lead
LEAD Gravitational Energy
LEAD Gritty Lead
LEAD Saw Lead
LEAD Wavy Pulse
PAD Borealis Basin
PAD Cinematic Synth
PAD Crystal Reverie
PAD Deep Ambient
PAD Glassy Vision
PAD Soundscape Texture
PAD Spacey Organ
BASS Acid Bassline
BASS Fat Bass
BASS Pedal Synthesizer
BASS Resonance Bass
KEY Electric Piano
KEY Organ Flute
KEY Poly Brass
KEY Sine Wave Organ
SEQ Asynchronous World
SEQ Automated Ravens
SEQ Liquid Pattern
SEQ Rhythmic Magma
ATMO Cosmic Wind
ATMO Extrasensory Waves
ATMO Oneiric Chamber
ATMO Serial Madness
ATMO Sinusoidal Dream
ATMO Spectral Ghosts
SFX Ascending Brain
SFX Birds Murmuration
SFX Effervescent Laser
SFX Subtractive Alien
Before you install VST, VST3 or Audio
Units plugins, please make sure your computer fulfills the
extensively the demo version of this
product in your host to make sure there are no misbehaviors before
Operating System: Windows Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 and Windows 11
(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,
Cakewalk by BandLab, Cockos REAPER, PreSonus Studio One, Acoustica Mixcraft,
MakeMusic Finale, Avid Sibelius, Magix ACID Music Studio, Magix Samplitude
Music Studio and Pro X, Cantabile, n-Track Studio, DarkWave Studio, Bitwig,
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, macOS Monterey.
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.
the Unregistered/Demo Version:
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