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16 March 2014 at 9:09pmBlackWinny

A nice demo here by our friend Layzer :



2 February 2015 at 1:47pmBlackWinny

You should add it here:


  1. It's free for you and for all the KVR members.
  2. It's hosted by KVR itself (no need to use dropbox or any other hoster).
  3. It's eternal.
  4. It's the best way to have at the same place all the freeware presets made for a plugin.
23 April 2016 at 7:39pmJazz Franco

Quite a nice synth, but how on earth does one load its native presets (.bstp?)


3 November 2016 at 10:58amknossos

A very good synth, definitevly. There are several archives here on KVR with some really nice presets, but some are only for the test version 0.89.

So I tried the 0.89test version (see http://roazhondsp.storm-mastering.com/test) with win7/32, on Minihost and Cantabile 2.0, and it was impossible to define the bank folder, it always said that the folder is empty and has no presets/banks etc. Then, after I aborted, it said, the patch manager is disabled for this instance, and asked again for the folder (!). After this second round it started, but seems a bit irritated when loading .fxp patches (only those are possble to load then, via the host). Note that 0.89 .fxp are not recognized in 0.87 (no message, but also no sound/param change). Manipulation of the .cfg in the roaming folder did not work, also several attempts with shorter names and paths for the banks folder led to no success. Also note that the vsti asks for the banks folder during first scan of a host (f.i. a DAW), if the path was not set before.

That doesn't diminish the synth's quality, but the 0.89test version defnitevly needs some bugfixing.

I would recommend, if it is possible, to use the u-he method for the banks folder path, a simple file shortcut pointing to it, located where the dll resides. Ths eliminates the need for a .cfg file in that nasty roaming path, which should be avoided for several reasons.

It is very sad that the creator of this great synth died. I suggest, since his work is not complete, to make it an open source project. I am sure, that the community will honor the quality of the creation and maintain it properly.

27 February 2017 at 12:46pmstockholm808

I have never heard about a vsti that there is no way to load its own patches.

27 February 2017 at 5:48pmBlackWinny

There is.

Using the DAW.

Today ALL the DAWs have their own features to load and save the presets and banks of their installed plugins.

A built-in presets/banks loader/saver makes actually sense only when there are special functions in the preset browser (a search function, groups and sort functions, etc.). When there are not these functions, and it is very rare to have them in freeware plugins... why not use simply the presets/banks loader/saver of the DAW ?

I want to add an information if you don't know it: Our friend Olivier, developer of Brainstormer, passed away a year and half ago. And he was continuing to improve the synth when he died. So:

  1. Things we don't find in a product which unfortunately is suddenly aborted are not necessarily thing which were not planned.
  2. Things which can already be got by using the DAW are not the priority in the development of a plugin... and may even be avoided if the plugin is excellent as is for its main purpose (here a very good synthesizer) knowing that the missing feature is in fact rendered anyway by the DAW.
  3. Before complaining on free products we should always first consider the work made instead of the work we would have wished.

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