Synthesizer: ProSounds - PS-1 v1.1


Pro-Sounds releases version 1.1 of the PS-1 VSTi synthesizer plugin for Windows. Pretty impressive features on this synth. See the change list under the feature list.


    * 4 high quality oscillators each with 12 different internal waveforms, and over 70 extra external waveforms (WAV files) by Back In Time Records.
    * All 4 oscillators have separate controls for volume, pitch (octave, semitone, fine) envelope amount, LFO amount, PWM amount, PWM mode (LFO, envelope, manual).
    * Separate mixer section with oscillator volume, mod amount, ring modulation (oscillators 2 and 4), boost and a noise generation unit.
    * All 4 oscillators can load custom waveforms (WAV files, 16 bits, 44.1khz, mono).
    * True mono-legato mode with glide.

    * Two resonant multimode filter units with low pass (12db, 24db), high pass, band pass, and notch filter types and automatic gain reduction.
    * Both filter units operate in either parallel or serial modes (with mode selection and mix control).
    * Optional keyboard tracking of cutoff frequency for each filter unit.
    * Both filter units have separate controls for type, cutoff, resonance, envelope amount, LFO amount and keyboard tracking.
    * Smooth filter option.

    * 2 envelope generators each with attack, decay time, sustain level and release time (ADSR), as well as velocity control.
    * Envelope 1 is dedicated to oscillator volume.
    * Envelope 2 is used for filter cutoff, resonance, pitch and oscillator PWM.

    * 2 LFO units each with control over rate, shape and delay.
    * LFO 1 is dedicated to PWM, Filter Mix, or Noise Level.
    * LFO 2 is used for filter / pitch / volume.
    * Both LFO units can be synced to master MIDI Clock.

    * Arpeggiator with mode selection (up, down, up/down etc.), octave range, and speed controls.
    * Trancegate with a 16-button grid. Option to sync speed to master MIDI Clock.

    * High quality distortion unit.
    * Digital delay with modulation.
    * Double chorus unit.
    * Reverb unit.

    * Digital display, that shows the value of each parameter during editing.
    * Up to 16 voices.
    * Auto glide switch on/off.
    * MIDI learn functions.
    * Random preset generator with 4 modes.
    * Sound quality selector, for saving CPU usage.
    * Low CPU usage with advanced voice allocation.
    * Over 1000 professionally designed factory presets.

Changes in version 1.1:

# Updated to the VST 2.4 standard (PS-1 will now load in Cubase 4)

# Arp, Trancegate, delay, and LFO sync issues fixed

# Minor GUI changes

# Other minor bugs and graphical issues solved

Price: $69.95
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"The PS-1 is a VST instrument plugin (VSTi) for Windows featuring four multi featured oscillators, custom WAV file import (with over 80 waveforms included!), a mixer, 2 resonant multimode filters (routable in both serial and parallel), two Low Frequency Oscillators (LFOs) and two ADSR envelope generators. The PS-1 also includes some advanced performance features, such as a powerful arpeggiator and trancegate, as well as an effects unit." Via