Synplant is a software synthesizer with a genetic approach to sound creation. Instead of creating patches the conventional way by turning dials and knobs, Synplant lets you explore a world of organic sounds by planting seeds that grow into synth patches. The purpose of this product is to move focus away from the sometimes intricate and difficult process of sound synthesis and instead let you develop sounds by simply using your ears.
You will find that creating synth patches with Synplant will be as easy as listening and deciding what you like and then having the sounds evolve in the directions you desire. Although Synplant is exceedingly easy to use, whatever you do, do not let its relative simplicity fool you. Beneath its straightforward and playful interface you will find a versatile synthesizer of the utmost quality with lots of character. Also, once you are ready to get your hands dirty and dig deeper into the anatomy of Synplant you will have the option to crack open your sound seeds and modify their underlying genetic code.
New in v1.0.1
- Implemented support for the "all notes off MIDI message". We have discovered that some hosts (most importantly Cakewalk Sonar) requires this to stop notes from playing. In other words, the hanging note problems in Sonar should have been fixed now.
- Improved compatibility with older VST 2.3 hosts, including FXpansion's RTAS wrapper. VST 2.4 is still the official requirement, simply because we need to put a limit on the extent of our guarantees. However, we will continue doing our best to provide "unofficial support" for as many hosts as we possibly can. In short, we expect this version of Synplant to work well with the RTAS wrapper.
- Fixed a rare but serious problem with the GUI freezing up on Mac (never to defrost again, never to come back to life). Turned out to be a bug in Synplant in combination with some unexpected behavior from OS X.
- Some minor updates to the internal code libraries that will improve stability in general.