May 122012
 
New VSTi Announcement

IVOR

The Microtonal Virtual Analog Synthesizer
by Xen-Arts
IVOR is a two-oscillator subtractive synthesizer that features full-controller MIDI Pitch Microtuning using MTS (MIDI Tuning Standard), where any MIDI Note Number can be freely microtuned to any desired pitch across the MIDI range, thereby enabling musicians and composers to explore the vast expressive possibilities of composing music with alternative intonation systems.
IVOR is a microtonal sound-designer’s virtual analog synthesizer with a carefully designed ergonomic workflow for quickly creating powerful sounding and musical useful timbres.
IVOR excels at making categories of timbres that include bass, distortion, keys, pads, broken, weird, leads and other analog synthesis types of sounds.
IVOR is an educational tool for learning about subtractive sound synthesis and musical instrument intonation (aka microtuning and xenharmonics).
IVOR embodies a design philosophy of simplicity for microtonal music sound-design…
  • A ‘knob-less’ design featuring slider controls only, which enables intuitive direct control with a computer mouse.
  •  A dedicated control signal system mapped to the most important synthesis functions.
  • Settings are made by typing values into fields, dropdown lists, left-and-right arrows, switches and sliders.
  • Enables musicians to specify precise microtonal pitch-bend settings.
  • Features arbitrary microtonal oscillator transposition settings.
  • Velocity modulation of harmonics enables dynamically playing harmonics of the fundamental pitch.
Features…
Oscillator Section
  • Two Oscillators with 22 Waveforms
  • Microtonal, Harmonic Series and Subharmonic Series Oscillator Transposition
  • LFO (with Rate Sequencer) and Envelope Generator for Phase, Pulse-Width and Pitch Modulation
  • LFO and Envelope Generator features both Unidirectional and Bidirectional Modulation
  • Analog Pitch Drift Emulator with both Unidirectional and Bidirectional Modulation
  • Velocity-to-Harmonics Modulation enables oscillators to dynamically sound harmonics of the fundamental pitch
  • Ring Modulation with 23 RM Types
  • Oscillator and Ring Modulator Mixer
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
  • LFO (with Rate Sequencer) and Envelope Generator for Filter Cutoff Frequency Modulation
  • LFO and Envelope Generator enables both Unidirectional and Bidirectional Filter Modulation
VCA Section
  • Dedicated Envelope Generator
  • Switchable Velocity Sensitivity and Fixed Volume Control
Performance Control
  • 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 computer
  • Ten Note Polyphonic
  • Monophonic Legato Mode
  • Polyphonic Portamento with Three Glide Modes
  • Microtonal Pitch Bend
  • Vibrato
  • Effects include Warm Filter and Stereo Ensemble 

IVOR is a freeware 32-bit VSTi for Windows XP or higher and includes a detailed instruction manual, 98 factory patches and 54 microtonal tunings.

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 Posted by at 12:57 pm
Dec 062011
 
 Xenharmonic FMTS VSTi
An FM Synthesis VSTi for the Creation of Microtonal and Xenharmonic Music
Has been updated to Version 1.1
Enhancements and bug fixes:
  • Added exponential response to the Filter 1 Cutoff Frequency control slider.
  • Added 60 total automation targets for host DAW automation. Automation targets are included for: ADSR, FM-RM Oscilllator Algorithm, Effects Section, Filter Section, Global and Local Microtuning, Operator Waveforms and Oscillator Section.
  • Added Phase Center slider for the Phase/Pulse Width Oscillator LFO.
  • Added more presets.
  • Added more microtunings.
  • Added more partials files.
  • Update to manual.
  • Improvement to FM-RM oscillator quality, especially in the bass range.
  • Changed name of Detune effect to Ensemble.
  • Enhancement to UI graphics to make visually crisper.
  • New Plugin ID. Due to the number of internal enhancements, patches created with v.1.0 are not compatible with 1.1
  • Fixed Operator Keyboard Tracking Slider bug.
  • Fixed Frequency Limit bug that could cause clipping under certain circumstances.
Enjoy!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT XEN-ARTS SOFTWARE

Please note that Xen-Arts software never has been, and never will be, infected with computer viruses – this we promise. If your virus software ever indicates that our microtonal music software has a virus, this is what is known as a False Positive. Contacting the developer of your virus software to make them aware of the false positive is the best solution.

For visitors who may be new to Xen-FMTS, below are the features of the VSTi that were published back in January 2011.

Xenharmonic FMTS is a 4 Operator FM Synthesis VSTi with a specialized set of features for musicians interested in exploring the expressive possibilities of microtonal and xenharmonic music making.

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 tuning related FM sidebands in the timbre of the instrument.
  • Isoharmonic spacing of the operator ratios.
  • Precise values may be set for microtonal pitch-bends.
  • Arbitrary microtonal period shifting makes it possible to pitch transpose in both octave and non-octave increments.

FM-RM Oscillator

  • 4 Operator FM Synthesis with Ring-Modulation.
  • 57 Operator Algorithms.
  • 11 different Operator Waveforms.

Phase & Pulse-Width Oscillator

  • 22 Waveforms.
  • Phase & Pulse-Width LFO Modulation.
  • Envelope Generators
  • 6 independent Envelope Generators dedicated to modulating Operators A-D, Filters and VCA.
  • Velocity sensitive.
  • Keyboard tracking.

Filters

  • 2 State Variable Filters with 12 and 24 dB response.
  • Cutoff frequencies modulated by Velocity, Envelope Generator, LFO and Keyboard Tracking.
  • Low Frequency Oscillators can be set to modulate the cutoff frequencies of the filters at audio rates, thereby producing sidebands in the signal.

Effects

  • Saturator for subtle to extreme distortion.
  • 6 dB LPF Warm Filter.
  • 4-Voice Stereo Ensemble Detuner.

This VSTi is a gift to the xenharmonic and microtonal community, as well as to musicians and composers who are interested in exploring the exciting possibilities of microtuning in their music. It is being offered as freeware.

j:l

 Posted by at 1:57 am