I've been a member of kvr since 2003, and this is the first review i give to an instrument. Probably because this is the first vsti that has ever given me goose bumps as i first was browsing through the presets. In fact, i don't know what i'm doing here wasting time on this words of praise; i should be making music, God damn it!
For starters, the gui. Elegant and spacious, with beautiful color choises. The layout of all the controls and parameters makes it easy to understand and learn.
Feature wise; Chimera has plenty of tools to give those noise oscillators a fun journey to the outputs, helping you filter, modulate, echo, and bounce the sound in very many ways.
And then the sound! It's enough to take you to some pretty fantastic places. Mysterious voyages, ancient landscapes, far away galxies.
The presets are very nice, i probably won't have to tweek any knobs for a while, because this guys already did a lot of very inspiring sounds.
And yes, it's free. Free i say. Free and stable! Made with synthedit for crying out loud! Haven't needed any help, haven't needed any documentation, but i do think that this thing deserves some written material with it. I like reading manuals, they kind of complete the project and help you build a relationship with your instrument; so that would be my only little issue.
This thing is great. i'm out of here...
edit: not so stable...shortly after reviewing it i started noticing how all my projects that had it on where not loading properly, and glitching and skipping when chimera was playing....i use it with FL mainly...i'm hoping for an update...