ZynAddSubFX is a open source software synthesizer capable of making a countless number of instruments, from some common heard from expensive hardware to interesting sounds that you’ll boost to an amazing universe of sounds.
Some Features of ZynAddSubFX :
- Realtime synth
- Polyphonic synth (allows playing more than one note at once)
- Mutlitimbral synth (allows playing more than one instrument at once)
- Microtonal capabilities with any scale, up to 128 notes per octave, and key mapping
- Legato, Poly, and Mono modes
Instruments can be organized in kits, which allows you to make drum kits or layered(mixed) instruments; this makes possible to use more than one instrument for a single part. It is possible to choose what items from the kit should be processed by the Part’s effects.
Reverb, Echo, Chorus/Flange, Phaser, AlienWah (it’s a kind of vocal morpher), Distortion(Wave-shaping), EQ, DynamicFilter
The effects can behave as System Effects or as Insertion Effects; this allows to use many effects at the same time. You can put any insertion effect on any part(or more insertion effects to same parts, if you like so) or you can put the insertion effect to Master output (very useful if you use the EQ effect). Also, you can have instrument’s effect (which save with the instrument).
Filters up to 60dB/octave (or more..); filters can be analogic (LPF,HPF, BPF,etc.), formant(advanced formant filters) and state variable (SVF)
Envelopes can have ADSR (or ASR, etc..) modes or can be free modes (with any shape)
Midi support (supports many controllers) and (if you want) JACK support
A built-in Virtual Keyboard which let you to use it even if you don’t have a real midi keyboard
The graphical user interface can be completely disabled if the user need so
It is a free program, licensed under version 2 of the GNU General Public License
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