WhySynth v20120903
by Sean Bolton
(Sean Bolton Website)

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File Size: 2 MB
License Conditions:

General Public License

System Requirements:

DSSI version 0.9 or greater, liblo version 0.12 or later, pkgconfig, GTK+ version 1.2 or 2.x., LADSPA v1.x SDK, ALSA headers, DSSI host.

Last Updated: 2012-09-10
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Software Description

WhySynth is a DSSI softsynth plugin featuring subtractive, wavecycle, granular, FM, and waveshaping synthesis in a flexible-but-efficient non-modular design.


  • 4 oscillators, 2 filters, 3 LFOs, and 5 envelope generators per voice.
  • 6 oscillator modes: minBLEP, wavecycle, asynchronous granular, FM, waveshaper, and noise.
  • 5 filter modes.
  • flexible modulation and mixdown options.

Changes in v1.2

  • Added a new Wavecycle Chorus oscillator mode\
  • Added four new filter modes
  • New patches.
  • Desktop icon
  • Bugfix for an ugly click that would occur when using portamento in monophonic mode.
  • Now hosted on Github.
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