DreamStation DXi2 v2.3
by Audio Simulation
(Audio Simulation Website)

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Operating System: Windows Vista/XP/2000
File Size: 385 KB
License: Freeware (All Free software)
License Conditions:

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System Requirements:

DXi host application.

Last Updated: 2008-03-12
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Software Description

DreamStation DXi2 is a polyphonic analog synthesizer plugin based on DreamStation I.

DreamStation DXi2 utilizes the same techniques featured in the standalone version; physical models of analog circuits, mathematical reproduction of analog oscillators which makes DreamStation DXi2 acting just like real analog synthesizers. You can sweep the pitch smoothly from 20Hz to 20kHz and apply the pulse width modulation without any digital aliasing at all.

Features:

  • Subtractive synthesis combined with FM synthesis.
  • 3 oscillators, multimode self oscillating IIR filter, VCA, LFO, user EG for each voice.
  • Available waveforms: sine, triangle, sawtooth, pulse, square, noise.
  • Available filter types: 12dB/Octave Lowpass, Highpass, Bandpass, 24dB/Octave
  • Lowpass and Formant.

  • A maximum of 16 voices polyphony.
  • Linear frequency modulation, Hard synchronization, Ring modulation, Distortion.
  • Supported sampling rates: 11.025Khz, 22.05Khz, 44.1Khz, 48Khz and 96Khz.
  • Supported digital audio resolution: 16 to 32bits.
  • Internal calculating resolution: 32 bits (with 24bit mantissa).

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ALL THE SAME

If you make a synthesis design software, the world will be full of different synth modules which have the same sound. This is a drawback and probably the reason why so many of these synths have the same sound. From there I suppose you can get the synthesis design software and make your own product or grab any of the free ones which have a GUI that you like. Having messed with music since the 1980s, you just get tired of seeing these copy cat modules. At least some are free like this one but you don't need too many of them if they sound the same.

Above poster is wrong!

DSDXi was one of the FIRST soft synths available and therefore weighs practically nothing in terms of CPU use. It does bread and butter analog like no other soft synth I've used and is by far the easiest to program. The basic waveworms are clear as a bell and the PWM does not suffer from any type of aliasing (unlike Synth-1, VAZ - Sylenth doesn't even HAVE PWM)! The latest version has seen the removal of a built in eq effect (bass and treble boost with a reduction of mids) which I believe was the reason for people thinking it sounded weaker than other VA's over the years. With a slight manual boost to the mids, this synth sounds awesome. I have put it up against the likes of Synth-1, VAZ, Pro-53 and Sylenth and it always sounds far better to my ears.

Quite the opposite of what the above poster states, this synth has bags of character and is easily identified from a crowd of boring VA's. If you hanker for the analog sounds of early Depeche, Yazoo, Kraftwerk, etc - then this is all you need and undoubtedly the best of the bunch. Trust me - I've tried them all. I've also owned some classic analog hardware in the past (SH-09, SH-101, Juno-1, MS6) and whilst this (and indeed no other soft synth) is a match for it, it comes close enough for me never to entertain going back to hardware hell.

If your host doesn't support DXi, do a Google search for 'dxishell' - a free proggy which lest you use and DXi instrument in a VST host. Try this synth - you have nothing to lose and everything to gain. :o)

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