Dig­i­tal Sys­temic Emu­la­tions Syn­cla-X

Seem­ingly ap­pear­ing out of nowhere, DSE have re­ally de­liv­ered the goods this month

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The an­nual KVR De­vel­oper Chal­lenge is un­der way as we go to press, bring­ing with it loads of new and free plug­ins which will be judged by fo­rum mem­bers. You can read more about it at www.kvrau­dio.com. In the mean­time, the com­pe­ti­tion has given us plenty to play with this is­sue, in­clud­ing this lit­tle beauty from Dig­i­tal Sys­temic Emu­la­tions, who are also re­spon­si­ble for the sec­ond en­try on our list.

Syn­cla-X is a vir­tual re-imag­in­ing of the FM syn­the­sis unit that fu­elled New Eng­land Dig­i­tal’s Syn­clavier II. It of­fers a quar­tet each of car­ri­ers and mod­u­la­tors, and an eighthar­monic gen­er­a­tor. Loads of ADSR-style en­ve­lope gen­er­a­tors are in­cluded, as are a pair of LFOs. Ve­loc­ity sen­si­tiv­ity and Mono/ Poly modes are pro­vided as well. Sounds may be spiced up with flanger and bit re­duc­tion ef­fects. Voices are in­di­vid­u­ally pannable too. Given that the orig­i­nal cost as much as a small jet, the fact that we can have a Syn­clavier for free is a real boon.

Un­like many Syn­thEdit cre­ations, Syn­cla-X is cross-plat­form and com­pat­i­ble with 64-bit en­vi­ron­ments. VST, VST3 and Au­dio Units ver­sions are avail­able. Grab it and live the high life of an 80s pop star!

Join the up­per crust with a synth fit for a gig on your yacht!

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