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Introduction to Synth1
Synth1 is a software synthesizer for computer music use. It is VSTi/AU compatible. (AU version is beta now) The current version is freeware.
Functionally it is modelled on the Clavia Nord Lead 2Red Synth ; with the following characteristics:
Operational Environment and Limitations
Installation and Uninstallation
InstallationA case to use for the first time
At the time of version up (When you have already used Synth1 and want to succeed setting information)
UninstallationPlease delete "Synth1 VST.dll" of the VST plug in folder of the host application and a folder with this file.
In addition, Synth1 writes the set up information in the following ini files.
There is not the problem even if you do not delete it, but please delete it by manual operation when you want to delete it.
Basic OperationPanel size and color
For ease of operation, you can change the size of the user interface panel, as well as the background and text color. These options are accessed via the opt button in the bottom of the panel --> Panel Size, Color Customize.
* If you change the panel size, please close and reopen the window once. In some host applications, the panel does not change until you have reopened the song file.
When you left-click a knob, a slider appears for manipulation. Minute adjustments can also be made by using the mouse wheel. To close the slider, right-click it or perform a left-click in a different place.
In the lower part of the panel there is a LCD which displays the program name. Click it to open an overview of banks/programs. Left-click the desired program to select it. Right-click to cancel.
The structure of Synth1 is shown below. The section with 16 voices simulates an analog synth with 2 VCOs. The synth also has an arpeggiator, equalizer, delay and chorus.
Synth1 has two oscillators. The basic parameters of each oscillator, such as waveshape and pitch, can be adjusted. The pitch of oscillator2 ,FM and pulse width can be varied over time using modulation envelopes.
A resonance filter and a simple distortion(saturation) effect. With the filter envelope, cutoff frequency can be varied over time.
Controls the variation of the amplitude over time according to an envelope.
Controls various effects by cyclically modulating parameters of the VCO, VCA and VCF. In Synth1 the two LFOs operate independently. The frequency or amplitude of LFO1 can also be changed with information from the MIDI wheel. The sensitivity is adjusted by the common parameters wheels speed/wheel amt.
(1) - (32)->whole note to 1/32 note '+' ->add '*' ->multiple '/3' ->triplets
A parametric equalizer/low-pass filter.
A delay effect sychronized with the tempo of the host sequencer. Due to a maximum buffer of 3 seconds it does not work with extremely slow tempos,.
A stereo chorus/flanger effect.
A simple arpeggiator. The arpeggiator functions by automatically playing each note of a chord (or a single note) in a sequence with a fixed tempo.
Settings which relate to playing style.
Controls general settings such as the changing or saving of programs. The program management of Synth1 can handle 128 programs in each of 10 banks, giving a total of 1280 possible programs. Each program is saved as a single file. The folders which store the programs divide them into banks. These folders can be changed in the options window.
In the options window you can general settings and MIDI settings. These settings are common to all Synth1 under starting.
Synth1 has 128 presets. I tried to simulate a GM set by referring to a SC-88 Pro. Alas, the first half of the presets did not turn out too well. Although some of them could come in handy, they are included more as a reference. The unique sounds from 81 upwards might be more useful. If you like YMO, try loading program 98 and playing the high IV major chord from “Behind the Mask”!
Ver1.13 beta3 (2014.7.10)
Ver1.13 beta2 (2014.7.8)
Ver1.13 beta1 (2014.6.12)
The latest info will be available on the following home page. Please make a visit:http://www.geocities.jp/daichi1969/
This software is freeware
Freely distributable. Feel free to copy or feature this, but please contact me if you do. The copyright holder of this software is Daichi.e-mail : cbj75800[at]pop02[dot]odn[dot]ne[dot]jp