One Awesome VST – Synth1

In the world of music production it is always a good thing to know about as many free VSTis you can get your hands on. Not only because it can expand your sound capabilities, but also because music software and hardware can be quite expensive. Thus we have decided to outline some of the more famous Free VSTi synths out there, giving over all review and a general sense of how you could use it. Obviously your own creativity will be the limit to what you can do with these synths, but a little bit of help didn’t hurt anyone.

Synth 1

Some people swear by this synth, claiming that it is one of the best ever created. This synths entire design was inspired by the Clavia Nord Lead 2 Red synth, one of the first digital adaptations to a real synth.  With more than 9000 free preset downloads you can just imagine how much power you will obtain by getting your hands on this free VSTi synth.

Some people claim however that the GUI of the synth is a bit crowded, but that is mainly due to the constant updates that they do on the synth. You can be sure that this synth isn’t a “what you see is what you get” deal, but rather is in a constant evolution to better its output.

So what does the synth have to offer us? Let’s take a look inside:

  • 2 Oscillators (Sine and Square waves)
  • Signal processing effects (FM Modulation. Ring Modulation
  • Four types of filters with distortion features as well
  • 2 LFO’s
  • Arpeggiator (For all those guys and gals that want to give some arpeggio to their sounds)
  • Tempo Delay
  • Legato mode
  • 128 built in presets
  • 16 notes polyphony

With an overall sound quality that is incredibly reliable you will find that Synth 1 is a perfect free VSTi to be added into anyone’s musical arsenal. One characteristic that stands out from this synth is its low CPU usage. A lot of time people try to use synths only to find that it has eaten up all of your CPU which limits you in production. The Synth1 can be re-used up to twenty times while still leaving your computer ready to do some serious production.

Also the 128 built in presets are just the tip of the iceberg. With 9000 presets created by the massive VSTi community we can surely know that when we have this baby in our grips we will have ample access to thousands of uniquely created presets which will ultimately lift our production value significantly.

My End Thoughts:

Many people are willing to spend huge sums of money on their VST’s mainly because we rely on it to make our music reach that “next” level. Yet before dishing out your hard earned cash you should always dive into trying out these free VSTis. Not only will you find that it does compete with the ones that has a price tag, but also that it can benefit your music in a way that you have never imagined. There is absolutely no risk involved with this synth because in essence…it’s free. This is a highly recommended synth that should be used by everybody at least once. But if you have access to external devices that can do that for you, such as Pioneer DJ hardware then this program will be a brilliant addition to your arsenal.