Vital Spectral Warping Wavetable Synth

Vital is a free synth available for Mac, Windows and Linux and implemented as a VST and compatible with most modern daws (such as LMMS and Reaper). Vital is capable of recreating an infinite number of sounds and comes with 75 presets in the free edition. Every control in Vital is visual represented and GPU powered, running at a constant 60 FPS and leaving your CPU to perform audio tasks. The highly visual interface and feedback encourage experimentation.

Vital is available in a number of different tiers, including a fully functional free Basic tier:

Vital Pricing Tiers
Vital Pricing Tiers

Detailed features from the PressKit:

  • High quality wavetable oscillators with frequency warping and wave warping
  • Efficient unison
  • Two routable voice filters with several analog and digital models, each with multiple continuous blending modes
  • Audio-rate modulation so you can create clean drum transients and frequency modulate filter cutoff
  • Stereo-splitable LFOs with custom and editable shapes
  • Keytracked LFO settings
  • Modulatable envelopes with custom curves
  • Modulation remapping so you can customize the shape of every modulation
  • Custom sample source
  • Random modulation sources like Perlin, Lorenz Attractor, S&H and Sine Interplation, each with stereo options
  • Eight routable effects including a multiband compressor, multi-mode phaser and 16 voice chorus
  • MPE support
  • Microtonal file support
  • Oscilloscope and spectrum viewer
  • Preset browser with sort, search, tag and folder organization

You can learn more about the Vital synth and see it in action in the video below. If you are interested in another free synthesizer, you should also check out Odin 2.

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