Solcito Musica has released version 2.1 of Sonico, a free synth VST instrument plug-in for Windows with analog / retro "features": mono keyboard, mono output, no velocity.
It was inspired (but is not an emulation) by Torturator, a hardware synth the developer made in the '80s with "chips 555 and binary CMOS counters".
The design is focused on the largest possible diversity of presets with minimal controls.
- 1 standard oscillator.
- 1 square wave osc with 4 simultaneous octaves.
- 2 Envelope generators.
- 1 LFO.
- 1 filter with 2 simultaneous bands.
- "Lead" retro effect.
- "Vintager" effect, to give warmth-retro air.