LennarDigital - Sylenth1 v1.1 (Pc)

Sylenth1 has just been updated to version 1.1. Here's a list of the most important changes:

* Optimized loading and initialization times (approximately 3 times faster). All initialization routines and the entire modulation part have been rewritten.
* Maximum polyphony changed to 16 notes.
* Added Aftertouch as a modulation source.
* Added bitcrusher and decimator distortion types.
* Added Sample-and-Hold waveform to the LFO's.
* Smoother LFO waveforms and more accurate filter cutoff modulation.
* Free button on the LFO's for switching retriggering behavior.
* Maximum pitchbend range changed to 24 notes.
* Fixed parameter value display bug.
* Now compatible with Receptor.
* Eliminated clicking effects at note start, while maintaining sharp attack.
* Smoother dry/wet modulation for delay and reverb.
* Fixed rendering initialization bug.
* Higher output accuracy at any sample rate.
* 68 new presets.

Be sure to try the new demo!

Sylenth1 is a virtual analog synthesizer that takes the definitions of quality and performance to a higher level. Until now only very few software synthesizers have been able to stand up to the sound quality standards of hardware synths. Sylenth1 is one that does.

Sylenth1 is not just another synth. It was built from a producer's point of view. It was built to produce superior quality sound and music. It was built to perform. A lot of research has been invested in order to achieve unheard warmth and clarity. The graphical interface ensures the highest level of usability so you can fully unleash your creativity.

At its core Sylenth1 houses 4 alias-free unison oscillators, which generate analog shaped waveforms. Each oscillator is capable of producing 8 unison voices in full stereo, adding up to a total of 32 voices per note. With its 8 notes of polyphony this means you can play up to 256 voices simultaneously! The oscillators perform extremely well in both the very low (down to 0.01Hz and below!) and very high (all the way up to half the samplerate) frequency regions without losing their sharpness, liveliness or character. This makes them well suited for all kinds of sounds, from the deepest basses imaginable to the highest crystal clear bells.

On top of that there are 2 state of the art, pure analog sounding filter sections. Each of these consists of 4 filter stages with nonlinear saturation incorporated, in order to emulate the warmth and drive of a real analog filter. The resonance control can be turned up to a level way beyond self-oscillation and combined with the drive control this makes it possible to let the filters SCREAM! Where a lot of digital filters sound like they're made out of cheap plastic, these filters sound rock-solid, warm and raw.

Sylenth offers many modulation options to sculpture the sound any way you like. There are 2 ADSR envelopes and 2 LFO's which can be used to modulate a whole set of different parameters. Next to that, it is possible to use the extra 2 amplitude envelopes, velocity, keyboard track or modulation wheel as a source for modulation.

Master FX
The final part of this synth is the master effects section. A set of 6 professional quality sound effects conveniently grouped into an LCD panel structure.

* Distortion - Three different types of distortion in full stereo, uses 4x oversampling to minimize aliasing artifacts.
* Equalizer - Bass and treble adjustment by frequency and amplification.
* Phaser - 6-Stage stereo phaser, with 2x oversampling, an embedded LFO, feedback and frequency spread adjustment.
* Delay - Delay module with low and high pass filters, unique echo smearing function, pingpong mode with stereo spreading, independent left and right delay time and adjustable stereo width.
* Reverb - Smooth reverb with adjustable pre-delay, damp, size and stereo width.
* Compressor - Stereo compressor with attack, release, threshold and ratio settings, which can be used to increase punch, drive, warmth and analog feel of your sounds.

With all the functionality and processing horsepower mentioned above, you might expect that this synth would max out even the fastest CPU in no-time, especially considering the high sound quality of each single voice and effect. Well, one of the many benefits of this synth is that it doesn't. It uses highly optimized code and SSE instructions in order to reduce the CPU usage to a minimum. It will also automatically turn off any parts that are not used, to save extra CPU time. This enables you to create pure quality sound using only minimal system resources.


* 4 Ultrahigh-quality bandlimited unison oscillators in full stereo, each of which can generate 8 voices per note.
* 2 State of the art analog-sounding 4-stage stereo filters per note. Selectable lowpass, bandpass and highpass modes with 12dB or 24dB attenuation. A filter drive knob controls the analog emulation of overdrive in each filter stage.
* 8 Notes of polyphony, which adds up to a total of 256 oscillator simultaneous voices and 32 filters in realtime.
* 4 ADSR envelope generators per note.
* 2 Low Frequency Oscillators with 10 different waveforms.
* 16 Modulation slots.
* Built-in master effects section consisting of 6 professional-quality sound effects: distortion, equalizer, phaser, delay, reverb and compression.
* Heavily optimized code using high-performance SSE processor instructions.
* Easy to use user-interface.
* Fully controllable by MIDI. Knobs can be simply assigned to MIDI CCs using the MIDI learn function.
* Sync button for syncing LFO and delay parameters to host tempo.
* 2 Modes of portamento sliding, which will slide both velocity and pitch parameters in polyphonic or monophonic mode.

System requirements

* Any CPU that supports SSE (Intel Pentium III and above, AMD XP and above)
* 128MB RAM
* Windows 2000/XP
* VSTi compatible host software

Price: 159 euro