Friday’s Freeware: Helm
This week’s freeware comes from Matthew Tytel, a young Californian developer who has released beta version of a virtual modular synthesizer.
Helm is a standalone software as well as VST, AU, AAX and LV2 plug-in for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X and Windows 32 and 64-bit. The virtual instrument being in open source, its code can be modified at will. The synthesizer is currently in public beta version and features the following:
- 2 oscillators with 12 waveforms and cross modulation
- Unison and Harmony modes for the oscillators
- 32 voices of polyphony
- Feedback and saturation for waveshaping
- 7 types of filters with keytracking
- 1 polyphonic and 2 monophonic LFOs
- Built-in step sequencer and simple arpeggiator
- Effect section with formant filter, stutter and delay
- Many modulation sources, including polyphonic aftertouch
You can download the Helm beta version for free from tytel.org/helm.
Have a great weekend!
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