Soundbytes - Sympathizer 1.0 RC3 (Pc)
Sympathizer is a audio effect for PC.


* The effect now uses four resonator banks instead of the previous three.
* The material parameter has been thoroughly reworked to allow for more damp and realistic sounding string materials.
* A new routing section shows the signal flow. Click on the bank symbols in the routing area to change the wiring.
* Banks can now be chained in pairs (1->2 and 3->4). Chained banks create a more distant sound and a slower attack of the reverb tail. Their sound is a bit reminiscent of a bowed string ensemble.
* The output of bank 1 and 3 can be inverted. Mix the output of a resonator bank with the signal from an inverted bank to achieve interesting cancellation effects. These can be utilized to completely remove the attack phase from he output signal or to create a highpass filtered effect.
* Damper and volume can now be controlled through MIDI and alternatively through VST host automation.
* The damper and volume control status are now displayed by LEDs. These LEDs react on incoming control data which makes it much easier to find appropriate settings for the slope and threshold parameters.
* Power saving: The effect switches itself off at the end of the reverb tail when no input signal is present. (to save CPU resources).

Sympathizer is a new and versatile audio effect. It is based on a tunable comb filter bank and extends the concept to further explore this very specific and rewarding domain of sound creation.
The Sympathizers sonic scope spans from the subtle rendition of a sympathetic string cluster to pelicular soundshapes of sparkling overtone cascades and textures. The Sympathizer is a perfect tool for creating tuned reverbs or drone pad sounds that can hardly be achieved through any other means.

* twentyone freely tunable string resonators are grouped in three comb filter banks
* string material, string decay, stereo width, output volume and panorama settings can be adjusted separately for each bank.
* faders can be grouped to quickly change settings globally or ganged in reverse to make adjustments to a single bank while still preserving the overall balance of the preset.
* resonator pitch can be set as midi note number, as note name or as frequency.
* pitch changes can be applied to a single resonator, to selected banks or globally to allow quick and convinient retuning of the effect.
* use continous midi controlers on the damper to create swells and fades by dynamically readjusting the string decay or simulate pedal action by switching between two defined damper states.
* use Midi controlers on the output volume to rhythmically gate the drone pad sound. Read more.