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Golden Aset is a powerful synthesizer for Pads, Textures, Soundscapes & Atmospherics. Golden ASET is the successor to ASET-2121 (by H.G. Fortune).
- Two analog-style oscillators featuring Sine, Triangle, Saw, Ramp and Square(Pulse) waves.
- Two digital PCM-wave oscillators powered by 110 different waveforms.
- Two filters (24db Lowpass and 12 db Low/Highpass blendable between modes).
- Three ADSR-style envelope generators.
- Two LFO with three amounts routed to nine different destinations (BPM-syncable).
- One Sample & Hold with three amounts routed to nine different destinations (BPM-syncable).
- One vLFO (for very low frequency modulations and BPM-syncable).
- One specially modulated chorus for the digital oscillators.
- One synced Cross-Stereo-delay (with feedback modulated by vLFO, LFO1, S&H or manually).
- 4 Lazy buttons to randomize different sets of parameters for individual sections and also for the whole plugin.
- More that 500 patches in four complete banks.
- 3 skins.
Reviewed By ccDuckett
October 21, 2017
For a VSTi dating from over 10 years ago, this still holds up wonderfully well; if you can run 32-bit plugins and have a hankering for evolving, spacey, mystical pads, Golden ASET is perfect, and still worth the $$. Both the GUI and presets show the difference in being both talented and caring about quality- I'd gladly spend money on Vera Kinter's work any time. A point off for being old and limited to 32-bit Windows. Ease of use, support, and documentation all match the level of sight and sound on offer, she is quick to respond and unfailingly helpful and polite.Read more
Reviewed By funkychickendance
April 21, 2006
If you are looking for a synth that can produce inspiring backdrops of sound for movie projects, or pads as underpinnings for ambient pieces, look no further. For $30, it's hard to think of anything else that will do the job as well. With 500+ carefully designed presets and the wonderful 'lazy' button for random resets, you're sure to trip across something that'll fit, in the spectrum from sinister to pastoral.
The themes are outer-spacy, Egyptian, mythological, fantasy-oriented, and named appropriately.
You can get three different GUIs -- gold, bluish, silver -- but the gold one is, for me, the way to go. Museum quality art, and I'm not kidding.
It's incredibly easy to use, and self-explanatory. You'll find time slipping past as you click through presets, trying to decide which to use...how about that? Therapeutic VST-induced meditative states!Read more
Reviewed By audiobot202
March 26, 2006
Golden Aset is a fantastic sounding softsynth. It excels at swirling, mystical, atmospheric pads. Some of them sound like the sands of the great deserts of ancient Egypt swooshing overhead while others sound remarkably like deep space supernovae exploding into scintillescent shards. If you are looking for an atmospheric softsynth, don't look any further. Get this one !
The GUI is shiny and polished. Vera offers it in three flavour colours so it would be hard not to like any of them. She has designed all of the presets and you get so many to choose from ! The Golden Aset also employs the 'Lazy' button; a great randomisation feature when you are stuck for insspiration.
At such a cheap price there is no reason not to get it and it's very worthwhile being able to support someone like Vera who puts so much effort into her cool graphic designs so that we can enjoy them on our screens.
Definitely a must buy !!!Read more
Reviewed By bluediver
January 14, 2006
Golden ASET comes with four 128-soundset banks, for a whopping total of 512 presets, all designed by sound and graphic designer Vera Kinter. These provide a wide selection of pads, soundscapes, and FX, which is what this synth is designed for. (You should look to other synths if you want a lot of bass, lead, and simple sound presets.) The rich, dynamic sounds result from four oscillators (two analog style and two PCM wavesample), two LFO's, Sample & Hold, a vLFO (very low frequency oscillator) which can be used to modulate the LFO's or S&H, two filters (one for each pair of oscillators) each with its own envelope, and programmable pulse width for the square wave. The delay feedback amount can also be modulated by the vLFO, S&H, or LFO1. This is a cool feature which provides for automatic varying of the delay repetitions over time. Also included are the famous H.G. Fortune "lazy" buttons, which allow random selection of various parameters by just pressing a button. Modulation options are extensive, with the LFO's, S&H, and onboard delay syncable to host BPM, and routable to a variety of destinations via a clear, accessible set of GUI controls.
And speaking of the GUI: this one is a work of art. If there were an award for best VSTi GUI, this one would get my vote. It manages to be beautiful and highly functional at the same time. If you've used H.G. Fortune's synths, this GUI will look familiar (with the addition of Egyptian hieroglyphic graphics) because Vera Kinter (who designed the GUI's and many of the presets for the H.G. Fortune synths) designed the GUI. She also has a number of excellent GUI controls available to other developers for free on her website.
For $30, complete with 512 presents and manual, it's a steal.Read more
Reviewed By Blue Wind Project
January 2, 2006
be patient with my lack of knowledge of synthesizers.
I had bought this synth for Chrsitmas, and
instantly dove right into this wonderfull synth.
well thought out gui and easy to navigate. In
no time I had learned my way around all the
functions, and what did what.
I am not really knowledgeable about all the
different names of controls, and I usually just
wing in, what sounds good, sounds good, and the
Golden Aset sounds good..anybody could easily
program this synth simply by using the " LAZY "
option...then it gets better by just tweaking
a few knobs..and you have some incredible sounds.
The Goldean Aset comes complete with 4
patch/banks to get you started, which will give
you a whopping 400+ sounds, so if programming
patches and banks is not you gig, it'll give
you hours of fantastic sounds which will fit
nicely in any ambient/space music project.
This golden beauty is perfect for
atmospheric and textured ambient music, but
also can ( if you know your way around )
create some lead and rhythmic sounds as well,
which puts the Golden one into a class all in
At a price of $30.00, it is truely a
bargain, I would say this would be a welcome
addition to anybody's VSTi folder.Read more