Fantastic little freebie. Haven't used the inbuilt synth but have been using it to fire MIDI control to other devices. Love it.Read Review
Fabulous little FX tool. It is like a mixture of a Beat Repeat tool, a vocoder and glitchy/stutter effect, not something like a grain delay which the name might suggest. Really can "technoize" drum loops and give them a new touch of life by just blending it in decently with the dry signal. You can quickly get very transformed and interesting new sounds with this one.
Thanks Björn again for this and all the free software you created throughout the years for us and that even without giving a single word about donations or other hurdles to pass over.
In my opinion, all VST developers are heroes because if it was not for these people of deep technical knowledge and hard work, all of us music producers would not have certian tools to do our smithing with, one of the heroes i am highlighting here is Björn of Full Bucket Music and one of his great designs - WhispAir, i cannot beleive that this is free! 3 hard syncable Oscillators with multiple waveforms to choose from (And you can load your own wavetables), 24db (Especially high pass) filtering for the sub bass addict (Like myself) all coded in C++ making the tiniest footprint on my cpu, this is one tight synth!, it gave me great pleasure to give a donation to Full Bucket Music because i don't want these sort of vst's to stop coming forth from a gifted, natural talent.If the KVR rating system went up to 10 stars WhispAir would be the full 10 stars from me.Read Review
I actually own an original Korg PS-3100 (bought new in 1980), and this VSTi comes extremely close. If you were to do an A/B comparison, you might notice some very minor differences, but so close as makes little difference. Amazing for a free instrument.Read Review
Full Bucket Music make very good free plugins, and this is one of their best. Congratulation.
A must have .Read Review
I tried this one recently and was surprised of the many unusual features and the great chorus effect. Sounds very good and I like the own character of it. Loading wavetables is very easy and especially the easy-to-find tables for the Waldorf Blofeld are perfect matching with the WhispAir and make it very versatile. Good one.Read Review
Hello everyone in the world, .
after accompanying the beta test of the FB7999, I actually wanted to quickly make an evaluation for it. But sometimes things turn out differently. That's why the review comes from me now.
Why do I give the synthesizer 5 stars?
1. The user interface
Björn has the great ability to adapt the operation of the emulations to the existing hardware operation. That is also the case here. I find my way around very quickly and can create sounds for myself in no time.
The only downer is the lack of a sequencer, but hey: that would be complaining at a high level for me because everyone can create sequences in their DAW with ease if they want: P.
A tip for the DW-6000 / DW-8000 hardware owners: the values do NOT have to be changed with the parameter controller;).
Haptic in software synthesizers? Oh yes, for me the decisive factor with Haptic is whether all parameters are clearly structured, whether I can reach them quickly with my controllers and thus work well in my flow without any misalignments.
This works excellently here because all parameters can be found on one page.
For many DW-6000 / DW-8000 enthusiasts, it is certainly crucial how close the sound comes to the hardware. And I feel the sounds are super close compared to my test samples (I don't have the hardware).
For me it is more important: how does the synth sound? Is it assertive and can I use it to create all sounds, from bass sounds to drums, FX to pads?
For me everything is very suitable: both synthesizers work extremely well, from PADs to bass sounds to crazy sounds from me;) The only drawback for me: the drum sounds are a bit more difficult to create. Here's a tip: just add a compressor to the mixer channel and set the gain to +3 DB (or so).
The 16 waveforms are great for sound tinkering. And the tweak with the pseudo-stereo improves the sound considerably.
4. CPU load
As with all Björn synthesizers, I'm always pleasantly surprised: the CPU load on my computer is totally negligible, downright ridiculous. No spikes, no surprise when calling up unison mode with all 64 voices. Perfect.
I know Björn and love the intelligent, well thought-out extensions that he also donates as "extras". It's the same here again: SYSEX importer / exporter, the DW-6000/8000 waveforms, the pseudo-stereo tweak, the extended waveforms of the DW-6000 ...
Where do you get 2 Emulations in One? Yes, by Fullbucket :).
As a beta tester, I appreciate the meticulous work done by Björn / Fullbucket. Personally, I'm always fascinated by Björn's great synthesizers, which he shares with everyone for free. I have enormous respect for his projects in his free time.
If you want to hear more of the sonic possibilities of the synthesizer, listen to my demo track on Soundcloud:
I created all the presets from scratch with the synth, with the only exception: the vocoder voices. The presets for this track, as well as other bonus presets, are available exclusively by Björn at
You can find more presets right here under the downloads (which I provide today).
Thank you Björn.
Greetings out of the Kraftraum