VAST Dynamics has turned its Vaporizer 2 wavetable Synthesizer into a free plugin (macOS/Windows) and is open-source.
Not only this is good news, but it’s even more than just a free wavetable synth, it’s a hybrid instrument with multiple engines.
VAST Dynamics Vaporizer 2
Vaporizer 2 is a hybrid Synthesizer plugin with both wavetable and sampler engines. The main core consists of four alias-free, versatile, high-performance wavetable oscillators with low system CPU resource usage, say the developers. Each oscillator comes with 780 wavetables and a deep wavetable editor, allowing you to draw shapes, and modify them in detail.
Each wavetable oscillator offers a massive amount of bending and shaping options, including:
- up to 24 oscillator unison
- 30 real-time wavetable effects per oscillator (hard sync, sincify, brew, and more)
- mix-in, amplitude modulate, interpolate, convolute, time>frequency, frequency>time, or normalize wavetable cycles.
- FM, PWM, harmonic morphed/reduced, low pass / high pass/band pass/comb/formant filtering, and more
- morphing and phase shifting of wavetable cycles.
- support for Serum/Icarus format wavetables via drag-and-drop
- Record single cycle changes into a new wavetable.
- Oscillator pitch modulation and phase modulation with very fast modulations (up to ~ 2kHz).
Besides this, you get a full additive synthesis engine with control over all harmonics and phases in real-time. Plus, there is a 4-OP FM engine onboard making it a versatile FM Synthesizer. That’s not all.
There is also a sampler engine with granular synthesis and resampling. You can set loop points, modulate the loop start position, and resamples samples to wavetables with pitch detection. Plus, you get a noise generator of various types.
- multimode filter with 30+ different filter types
- 3-bus multi-FX section with 11+ fully customizable effects (reverb, delay, chorus, flanger, bitcrush, EQ, compressor, limiter, comb filter, waveshaper…
- modulation engine with 25 mod sources
- five multi-wave DAW syncable LFOs per voice
- five freely editable MSEG envelopes with loop function and sync
- built-in arpeggiator with polyphonic modes and MIDI files
- three syncable step sequencers
- intelligent polyphonic portamento / glissando
- MPE support
- preset browser
- scalable UI
- four different UI themes to choose from.
- 410+ factory presets, 780+ wavetables and single cycles
An impressive free Synthesizer with tons of features. Thanks VAST Dynamics.
VAST Dynamics Vaporizer 2 is available now as a FREE download. It runs as a VST2, VST3, AU, and AAX plugin on macOS (Intel + under Rosetta on Apple Silicon) and Windows. The code is open-source and available on GitHub.