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Addiction Synth

Subtractive Synthesis Plugin by Stagecraft Software
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Addiction Synth by Stagecraft Software is a Virtual Instrument Audio Plugin for macOS and Windows. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin, a VST 3 Plugin and an AAX Plugin.
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Get addicted to the power of subtractive synthesis

Addiction synth is a professional, intuitive, and versatile subtractive synthesizer. Shape the sound easily through the synth's user-friendly interface. Watch as the sound changes and evolves on the synth's beautiful spectrum display. Create almost any kind of sound you like, from a sweet organ ideal for playing light chord pads to a sharp, funky clav capable of satisfying all your groovy needs.

Addiction Synth allows you to play with multiple voices and contains a high level of velocity sensitivity as well as mono/polyphonic switching, versatile LFOs and filter, and a variety of effects.

Designed with the novice user in mind

Addiction Synth is designed to help novice users understand how the different elements of a synthesizer fit together. With this synth, anyone can create amazing synths right out of the box.

The philosophy behind Stagecraft's design principles is that the software should show you visually what it does. Because of that, every knob or button produces a visual change as well as a sonic one. This approach lets you see exactly how the sound is changing and evolving throughout the track.

Unique spectrum display for visual feedback

The fundamental building blocks of any subtractive synthesizer are waveform generators (voices), a filter (where the tone is shaped), and effects (or mods).

Addiction Synth includes a high-definition auto-filter with a unique spectrum display showing you exactly how the sound is being shaped at every moment. This level of audio and visual feedback is unparalleled.

Automate sounds and effects with perfect precision

Use automation to create unique sounds, from that dubstep-characteristic wobble to voices coming in and out at random intervals, and effects fading in and out with perfect quantized precision.

Features

  • MPE and Aftertouch support.
  • Three Oscillators with independent volume, pan and pitch.
  • Filter bank with auto filter style display.
  • Full automation of any or all parameters.
  • LFO for filter sweeping.
  • Advanced quantization options for all parameters.
  • Waveform skewing (Pulse Width modulation for all oscillators and LFOs).
  • Over a dozen effects and full effects chaining, including bit crusher, reverb, delay, and chorus.
  • Better anti-aliasing and waveform control.
  • More presets, and full preset sharing between users.
  • 30-day free trial.

Latest User Reviews

Average user rating of 4.00 from 1 review

Addiction Synth
Reviewed By tommyzai
July 15th, 2015

http://www.stagecraftsoftware.com/products/addictionsynth/.

Intro
Addiction Synth by Stagecraft Software is a simple, super sounding subtractive virtual instrument. The interface is inviting, not intimidating. All the features are streamlined to deliver power without complication. It's easy to use, yet surprisingly versatile and sonically deep. Scanning the presets reveals a surprising tonal array, ranging from digital clarity to analog thickness. It gives a lot of sound for a little price.

Pros
• Clean Interface that is graphically pleasing and functional.
• Straightforward workflow for tweaking.
• Attractive, convenient spectrum display that reveals programming adjustments graphically in real-time.
• Shallow learning curve — user friendly — simple — intuitive.
• Usable presets.
• Small footprint.
• Stable.
• CPU friendly.
• Enthusiastic, responsive developer.
• Sweet Price.

Cons
• Naming a SUBtractive synth ADDiction may seem odd to some. I found a few interesting re-name suggestions on Synthtopia, including,"SUBiquitous" and "SUBmission."
• Not fully-featured, but isn't that part of its charm?
• More, more, more factory presets/patches. Hopefully a 3rd party develops a bank or two.
• Standalone version?

Summary
Addiction Synth by Stagecraft Software is simple, yet powerful virtual synth that is being sold at a bargain price. I highly recommend this plugin to anyone looking to learn subtractive synthesis — Yes, I think this would be an excellent "learner's synth." According to the developer,"This synth is designed to let you see exactly how a synth is built." Addiction Synth would also be useful for just about any eMusician, who needs a solid basic synth that is easy to program and sounds great. Tommy Zai gives Addiction Synth two handy thumbs up. Thank you, Stagecraft Software, for designing this little gem.

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