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VST Instruments

The instruments and effects that appear on this page have been created using Synthedit. Synthedit is a tremendously powerful tool for creating software synthesizers, samplers and effects. The quality of software it can be used to create can rival software produced by high profile commercial developers. The package itself is very versatile, capable of recreating a number of different synthesis techniques from simple sample playback and analog modelling right through to FM and physical modelling.

Please note all instruments and effects are currently PC(Windows) only. This is due to the fact that Synthedit currently only exports VST dll files for Windows.

Commercial VSTi

Please note prices listed here do not include tax which will be added to the price of your order on the share-it site (I apologise for any inconvenience this may cause).

Planetoid & Meteoroid (new)

Planetoid Interface
Meteoroid Interface

Listen to the audio demonstrations for Planetoid & Meteoroid below.

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Planetoid is a simple but also very powerful and flexible polyphonic virtual analogue synthesizer capable of producing sounds and effects suitable for virtually any purpose. While it may seem like a very generic instrument Planetoid has a character and power all of its own and offers a great deal of performance control making it stand out from many other instruments.

Meteoroid is a monophonic partner to Planetoid which features some differences such as different on-board effects and additional modulation controls. Meteoroid is the perfect companion for Planetoid (and vice-versa) and they are therefore supplied together.

Both Instruments are inspired by the monophonic and early polyphonic synthesizers of the late 1970s and while not recreating specific instruments they are designed to evoke the spirit and the sound of the era. With this in mind both instruments introduce oscillator and other instabilities to simulate effects such as drift and compnent saturation into the overall sound.

To round off the package it includes a set of five complimentary VST effects comprising a reverb, a chorus, a phaser, a ping-pong delay and a filter bank. Although the effects are simple and designed specifically to enhance the sound of Planetoid and Meteoroid they also make a good set of bread and butter effects to use in all kinds of productions. A user guiode is also included in the full package.

Try the demo versions for free, simply download and extract the zip contents into your DAW's or Host's VST instrument directory. The demo versions are fully featured but the volume level drops to silence roughly every 30 seconds in each case. The demo versions do not include the complimentary vst effects or the user guide.

Download the demo versions here.

You can buy the full version of Planetoid & Meteoroid (£12.50) from here.

retro-gsx

retro-gsx interface

Listen to the audio demonstrations for retro-gsx below.

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A new addition to the retro-gs series of instruments with a completely new build, retro-gsx offers even more SID inspired chip sound goodness thanks to the built in 'advanced wave sequencer'. Capable of recreating an incredible range of authentic SID sounds, easy to use, versatile and powerful. If you liked retro-gs01 and want even more creativity or you are just looking for a VST instrument to recreate those classic 8-bit sounds then look know further than retro-gsx. Try the demo version for free, simply download and extract the zip contents into your DAW's or Host's VST instrument directory. The demo version is fully featured but the volume level drops to silence roughly every 30 seconds.

Download the retro-gsx demo version here.

Download full documentation for retro-gsx in pdf format here.

You can buy the full version of retro-gsx (£10) from here.

Cathedral

Cathedral interface

Listen to the audio demonstrations for Cathedral below.

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Cathedral is a new approach to the task of recreating the sound of a pipe organ. Rather than use a large sample library, Cathedral uses a hybrid analogue synthesis and physical modelling approach to create an ultra-flexible instrument without a huge file size and with reasonable CPU performance. Cathedral offers up to 6 programmable, 4-level stops that can each be set to 1 of 3 pipe types and any 1 of 14 different footages. Cathedral includes a built in reverberation unit, essential in recreating an authentic pipe organ sound and additional filtering and modulaion to enhance the sound even further. Cathedral is presented in a beautiful and easy to use interface to allow for intuitive programming. Try the demo version for free, simply download and extract the zip contents into your DAW's or Host's VST instrument directory. The demo version is fully featured but the volume level drops to silence roughly every 30 seconds.

Download the Cathedral demo version here.

Download full documentation for Cathedral in pdf format here.

You can buy the full verion of Cathedral (£10) from here.

retro-gs01 & retro-gs02

retro-gs01 interface
retro-gs02 interface

Listen to the audio demonstrations for retro-gs01 & retro-gs02 below.

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Retro-gs01 is a SID inspired virtual analogue synth with powerful modulation and routing capabilities. it has the following key features:

Retro-gs-02 is a powerful analogue drum synth to compliment retro-gs01. Its key features are as follows:

Try the demo version of retro-gs01 for free, simply download and extract the zip contents into your DAW's or Host's VST instrument directory. The demo version is mono only and has a more limited number of presets than the full version.

Download the retro-gs01 demo version here.

You can buy the full version of retro-gs01 (£10) from here.

You can buy retro-gs02 (£7.50) from here.

You can buy the full verion of retro-gs01 & retro-gs02 together (£12.50) from here.

New documentation should be available soon.

Bowin

Bowin interface

Bowin uses a mix of analogue synthesis and physical modelling to recreate the sound of bowed strings. Covering a range of instruments and playing styles Bowin offers a level of control that is not possible with sample based instruments, is easy to use and has a warm natural character that makes it ideal for a wide range of musical genres. It can recreate both solo and ensemble instruments and has a number of controls to alter the tonal quality and playing style. Bowin's features include:

Try the demo version of Bowin for free, simply download and extract the zip contents into your DAW's or Host's VST instrument directory. The demo version plays a noise burst roughly every 30 seconds.

Download the Bowin demo version here.

You can buy the full version of Bowin (£10) from here.

New documentation should be available soon.

Super String Thing

super string thing interface

Super String Thing is a multi-purpose physical modelling synth for producing a wide range of natural and un-natural acoustic sounds. Anything from guitars, through bowed strings, flutes and bells to atmospheric textures can be produced using the unique synth engine of Super String Thing. Super String Thing's features include:

Try one of the demo versions of Super String Thing for free, simply download and extract the zip contents into your DAW's or Host's VST instrument directory. Demos A and B have different restrictions.

Download the Super String Thing demo A here.

Download the Super String Thing demo B here.

You can buy the full version of Super String Thing ($20 / €20) from here.

New documentation should be available soon.

Free VSTi

A large number of new and old free VST instruments are available below. If you like these free instruments and/or you use them, then please consider buying one of the full commercial products listed above in order to support the continued development of the site.

Striker

Striker interface

Striker is a physical modelling instrument created to reproduce the sounds of various types of tuned percussion such as marimbas, vibraphones and other instruments where a hammer or mallet strikes a block. Striker is available as a completely free download from here.

Voc-Two

Voc-Two interface

Following on from Voc-One, Voc-Two allows you to create realisitc string ensemble and choir sounds without the use of samples. It includes a wide range of controls over the source sound generation and the morphable formant filter making it a surprisingly flexible instrument for creating rich and atmospheric pads and realistic ensemble sounds. Voc-Two is available as a completely free download from here.

Clavia Lab

Clavia-Lab interface

Clavia Lab is a hybrid analogue and physically modelled electric piano. Clavia Lab's includes the following features:

Clavia Lab is available as a completely free download from here.

Silkworm

Silkworm interface

Silkworm is an easy to use "SuperSaw" style virtual analogue synth with built in gate sequencer and delay unit, plus powerful filter, modulation and dynamic controls. Silkworm has the following features:

Silkworm is available as a completely free download from here.

Spook Keys

Spook Keys interface

Spook Keys is designed to re-create the sound of a 'Theremin' and can be controlled using either a MIDI keyboard or a mouse to drag the glowing spot across the 'chart' for more authentic 'Theremin' style play. Spook Keys also includes the following features:

Spook Keys is available as a completely free download from here,

or a version with no spring available here.

Super Spook Keys

Super Spook Keys interface

Super Spook Keys is designed to re-create the sound of a Theremin; it offers control using either a MIDI keyboard or the mouse to drag the spot across the 'chart' for more authentic Theremin style play. Super Spook Keys includes the following features:

Super Spook Keys is available as a completely free download from here.

String Thing

String Thing Interface

String Thing is a plucked string based on 'Karplus Strong' algorithm with advanced controls and filtering to create a more natural tone. String Things's features include:

String Thing is available as a completely free download from here.

String Thing 2

String Thing 2 interface

String Thing 2 is a plucked string virtual instrument with advanced controls and filtering to create a more natural tone. String Thing 2 features include:

String Thing 2 is available as a completely free download from here.

The Shepherd

The Shepherd interface

Kill Bill has a tune in its soundtrack by Ennio Morricone featuring a haunting and evocative whistling. This 'mini-synth' is designed solely to re-create that sound - just add reverb. This shepherd likes to whistle while he works.

The Shepherd is available as a completely free download from here.

Voc-One

Voc-One interface

Voc-One uses a simple analogue synthesizer to simulate a glottal pulse or pulses and then uses a powerful, morphable formant filter bank to give a realistic, warm and flexible vocal quality. Voc-One includes the following features:

Voc-One is available as a completely free download from here.

In Development

At times I may make alpha or beta versions of new instruments under development available here for public testing.