E-Phonic Invader 2 v1.0.7 (WIN / OSX)

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KVRian
628 posts since 16 Sep, 2002 from Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Post Sat Apr 17, 2021 9:24 am

Hi,

I've been working on this synthesizer on and off for a while now and finally had some time to make a public BETA version for Windows and OSX (intel). The synth was developed to be a reasonably light weight poly synth that is easy to program.

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https://soundcloud.com/e-phonic/e-phonic-invader-demo

Some of the highlights:
  • Knob-per-function interface, what you see it what you get.
  • 2 oscillators + 1 sub oscillator (tri, saw, pw, sync)
  • Polyphonic stereo unison with optional low CPU unison emulation mode (up to 48 voices)
  • 2 low pass resonant filter types (clean and raw)
  • Filter drive or high pass option
  • Stereo noise generator
  • Ring modulation
  • 2 LFOs with delay function
  • 2 Envelopes
  • Delay effect with normal, ping pong, tape and diffusion delay modes
  • Arpeggiator / 16 step sequencer
  • 4 x oversampled engine
  • Medium and high quality modes
  • 200+ presets
It's available as VST3 plugin for Windows and AudioUnit for OSX (intel).
As long as Invader is in BETA, you can decide your price. Pay what you want! (Starting at €5,-)

I've been using it mostly in Studio One and Reaper so bugs might still be present in other DAW's. Please report any issues you may find.

UPDATE v1.0.1
Fix hanging notes on Reaper

UPDATE v1.0.2
  • Adds UI scaling (70% - 200%)
  • Filter 1 HP and Filter 2 Drive no longer share the same parameter. Presets are updated accordingly.
  • Filter 1: changed the range of the HP filter
  • Preset browser now closes when pressing the preset bar again.
  • Fix: Scroll position of preset browser jumping back when switching between wheel scrolling and using the scrollbar.
  • iPlug2 framework updated to latest version
UPDATE OSX (intel) version
OSX version is now available.

UPDATE v1.0.3
  • Fix: spacebar no longer captured by plugin
  • Fix: opening a Ableton (Windows) project with scaled UI now works properly
UPDATE v1.0.4
  • OSX VST3 version now available
  • Change: parameter behaviour updated
    • Osc freq and tuning now steps semitones when alt / option is pressed
    • Osc freq, mod and tuning sliders now have linear response.
    • Mod amount sliders gearing is a bit less sensitive for easier control
    • Parameters now show the correct values when used in automation
    • Parameters now have better compatibility for future updates.
    • All patches are converted to new format.
    For songs created with older versions of Invader, small differences in sound may be noticeable. Please use Invader v1.0.3 for full compatibility.
    Old .ivp patches are converted automatically to the new format on load. Please re-save your patches to retain compatibility for future releases.
  • Change: prev / next preset can now be controlled with keyboard up / down or left / right
  • Changed plugin name to Invader 2
  • Informative tooltips for 'Mod Amount' and 'Mod Source' have been removed.
  • Delay mix value tooltip added


UPDATE v1.0.5
  • Fix: Saving presets works again
  • UI has slightly more contrast
  • Fix: Stepped controls no longer have in between states in Reaper
  • Preset browser now closes on escape key
  • Preset browser now skips to next / prev folder using left / right keys
  • Preset readout now shows preset category
  • Invader LCD font updated
  • Envelopes renamed and swapped filter envelope to top, amp env to bottom.
  • Fix: Recording notes no longer cuts sound of overlapping notes
  • Knobs rotate a bit further to match the indicator lines
UPDATE v1.0.6
  • Reduced the contrast of the UI text slightly
  • Cleanup
  • Plugin no longer in beta
  • Pay what you want' option remains available as introduction offer.
UPDATE v1.0.7
  • Fix scaling issues and blurry interface on some configurations.
  • Qwerty keyboard now disabled by default to prevent hanging notes in FL Studio.
    The keyboard can be enabled via the menu.
https://www.e-phonic.com/invader.html

Cheers!
PJ @ E-Phonic
Last edited by e-phonic on Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:28 am, edited 15 times in total.

KVRist
461 posts since 28 Jan, 2003

Post Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:27 am

Had a small flashback seeing the forum title there! Used to enjoy Invader 1 or whatever you call it. Thanks much man-

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KVRist
338 posts since 27 Aug, 2020

Post Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:30 am

Very nice to see something new from you, guys. XPressor is a very nice track saturator, very usable. Might give this one a try at some point, gotta purchase a couple more things beforehand though. Looks quite nice. :tu:

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KVRAF
15370 posts since 16 Sep, 2001 from Las Vegas,USA

Post Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:25 am

Yes when I saw the title I expected to see a thread resurrected from a decade ago. Good to see you're still at it.... :tu:

EDIT: Trying the demo and wow I'm impressed. This is a very nice sounding little synth. Loving the Sync and the record feature on the Arp/Seq. Unison is very nice as well as is the Delay unit.

Invader has a very pleasant core sound.

The inevitable feature requests...... :oops:

A resizable GUI or at least larger Fader Handles and a 16 note Poly option. :)
None are so hopelessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

KVRist
42 posts since 14 Dec, 2019

Post Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:57 am

Oh my god! This Synth sounds fantastic :love: :love: :love:
Warm, lush, awesome bottom end. I love the sequencer and the gui. :tu:
Absolutely lovely.
Will it be scalable someday?

KVRian

Topic Starter

628 posts since 16 Sep, 2002 from Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Post Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:07 pm

Thanks! :-)

Scaling and 16 note polyphony shouldn't be too hard to do. I've put it on my list!

KVRAF
6617 posts since 28 Apr, 2004 from france

Post Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:19 pm

Oh, nice!
It brings back warm memories !
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KVRAF
6471 posts since 13 Jan, 2003 from Darkest Kent, UK

Post Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:35 pm

This certainly has something special in the bass end. Nice GUI makes me think of a Cat.
()_()
(O.o)
(")(")

KVRAF
5277 posts since 24 May, 2004 from square1

Post Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:41 pm

Upper left pic of gui reads Invaders instead of Invader.
Installed vst3 at G:\Program Files\Common Files\VST3\Invader.
Studio One 4 does not show it in browser after scanning for new plugins.
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KVRian

Topic Starter

628 posts since 16 Sep, 2002 from Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Post Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:44 pm

Musical Gym wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:41 pm
Upper left pic of gui reads Invaders instead of Invader.
'Invaders' is the name of the active preset.

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KVRist
338 posts since 27 Aug, 2020

Post Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:45 pm

Musical Gym wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:41 pm
Upper left pic of gui reads Invaders instead of Invader.
I believe that's just a name of a patch. :wink:

KVRAF
5277 posts since 24 May, 2004 from square1

Post Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:00 pm

Thanks, thought it was a label.
I edited my post with problem in post above.

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KVRian
1345 posts since 14 Apr, 2016 from Germany

Post Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:04 pm

I edited my post with problem in post above.
G: is not C:
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KVRAF
5277 posts since 24 May, 2004 from square1

Post Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:31 pm

Recognized on C.

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KVRian
1345 posts since 14 Apr, 2016 from Germany

Post Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:37 pm

Recognized on C.
:tu:
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