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Crystal
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3.9 / 5
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Crystal - Modular synth
Crystal is a semi-modular software synthesizer featuring both subtractive synthesis and frequency modulation (FM) synthesis.
  • Over 90 parameters which may be modulated
  • multi-stage envelopes with graphical editors
  • extensive tempo sync of envelopes/lforates/delay times, built-in effects
  • band splitter for effects processing by frequency band
  • wave sequencing
  • granular synthesis
  • program morphing
  • MIDI learn
  • imports soundfonts.

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  V 2.5.4


 

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Mar 05 2017
  Mato
VST
  5  / 5
The ambient/atmospheric sound Legend!

Oct 27 2016
  jphturtle
VST
  3  / 5
Sure, I had a tough time with it, but it's got some really awesome sounds! And if you can find the Greenoak website, they have a whole bunch of presets to play around with.

Jul 22 2016
  Long time
VST
  3  / 5
I don't recommend this. Unless you get lucky with the presets or mutations, it takes far too long to get a good sound out of it. Sure, it's powerful, but in the time it takes to create a sound here with all the confusing parameters, I could have created a sound and written a part using a simpler and only slight less powerful synth. Simply put, it's too complicated for its own good.
Dave
Sept 08 2017
I totally agree

Mar 13 2016
  Csaba
VST
  3  / 5
Good, but doesnt records the automation...

Feb 05 2016
  Liu
VST
  4  / 5
A long runner for a reason. It requires commitment to grasp certain aspects of it. Unlike other synths that completely faded through time though, still competes in quality terms with the best free VSTs.

Oct 27 2015
  Dj Exclusif_dcd
VST
  5  / 5
Waoh Great work

Mar 12 2015
  Gary
VST
  5  / 5
Awesome synth! Always in use)

Jul 29 2012
  Noize Boyz
VST
  5  / 5
Somewhat demanding, but with great potential sound. And for the impatient among you; it has the ability to "spawn" new presets by mating sounds. Great stuff.

May 16 2012
  solcito musica
VST
  5  / 5
No matter which category to choose, it remains one of the best free synths of all time. It has great timbral variety. Once you hear it, you will remember it forever ...

Nov 16 2011
  STVRSZ
VST
  3  / 5
Even though I love this synth because of its capabilities and the way it sounds,I rarely pull it up due to the time commitment. I can get great sounds from plenty of other synths without having to spend hours on one patch. If you like the sound, check out HGFortune. You can get the same complexity in a quarter of the time. Arracis Gold is my personal fave.

Jul 18 2011
  FrostyC
VST
  0  / 5
I have to say, I HATE this synth. Absolutely HATE it. If you find a good set of patches it's useful, but the interface is not made for easy sound creation. I have spent hours tweaking sounds on this, only to end up with garbage that other synths (synth1, FM7, Adonis) will completely outshine.

Sept 06 2010
  Armedaudiowarfare
VST
  ?  / 5
Excellent. Right up there with Oatmeal and Synth1 !
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Jul 31 2010
  2GO
VST
  4  / 5
The best free semi modular synth.

Jun 22 2010
  deepwatermusic
VST
  5  / 5
One of the best. Once you get your head wrapped around it, you can create some very mean sounds.

Mar 04 2010
  sound maker
VST
  5  / 5
I use it for creating mainly effects to my electronic music. Great machine!!!! I would give even 10/5 :-))))

Nov 07 2009
  Onslow
VST
  5  / 5
This is an Icon!

Sept 22 2009
  Funk
VST
  5  / 5
Has to be the DADDY of freeware VSTIs. Takes some time to get your head around it properly but this thing is AWESOME!!!!!

Aug 07 2009
  SpyderX
VST
  4  / 5
Again, been using this one a long time. It's very nice. Great leads!