Xen-FMTS 2 – Free FM Synthesis VST Instrument

Xen-FMTS 2 - Free FM Synthesis VST Instrument

Xen-FMTS 2 is a free 4 Operator FM Synthesis VST instrument with a specialized set of features for computer musicians interested in exploring the vast expressive possibilities of making music with alternative intonation systems. It is a freeware 32-bit plugin instrument for Windows that includes 115 patches, 55 microtunings and 56 partials files.

Microtuning Features

  • Internally loads and externally receives both MTS (MIDI Tuning Standard) Bulk Dump and Single Note Microtuning Files
  • Operator ratios can easily be set to values that are coincident with the microtuning being used, thereby producing intonation related sidebands in the timbre of the instrument
  • Microtonal pitch-bend ranges may be configured in cents, harmonics and superparticular ratios
  • Arbitrary microtonal pitch shifting makes it possible to easily pitch transpose the oscillators in both octave and non-octave increments

FM-RM Oscillator

  • 4 Operator FM Synthesis with Ring-Modulation
  • 57 Operator Algorithms
  • 11 different Operator Waveforms
  • Analog Pitch Drift Emulator
  • Transposition by cents offsets
  • Partials text files may be used to quantize the frequency ratios of the operators to user specified values
  • Velocity-to-Harmonics Modulation enables oscillators to dynamically sound harmonics of the fundamental pitch

Modulators

  • Seven dedicated hybrid modulators for Operators A, B, C, D, Filters, Amplifier and Pitch
  • Each modulator includes an ADSR style envelope generator, and an LFO which can be switched to run at audio-rate
  • Each ADSR Envelope Generator features Per-Stage Keyboard Tracking
  • LFOs can either be synchronized to the host DAW tempo or set in Hertz. They include 24 Waveforms, a Slewer and can be switched to run at audio-rate

Filter Section

  • Pre-Filter Saturation Stage with 20 Saturation Types
  • Two Independent Filters with Six Filter Types: LP4, LP2, HPF, BPF, BRF, APF
  • One and Two Stage Filter Cascade

Performance Control

  • Full controller MIDI Pitch Microtuning with MTS (MIDI Tuning Standard)
  • MTS Support for both Single Note and Bulk Dump
  • Loads MTS Microtuning Format Files Internally and Receives MTS Externally
  • Local (Per-Patch) and Global Microtuning (Static Microtuning for All Patches)
  • Microtunings can be loaded from any directory on hard drives or storage devices connected to the PC
  • 12 Note Polyphonic
  • Monophonic Legato Mode
  • Monophonic Portamento
  • Microtonal Pitch Bend
  • Vibrato
  • Effects include Chorus, Lowpass Filter Cascade (Warm Filter) with 6 dB to 48 dB per-octave filters and Stereo Ensemble

Price: Free

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