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 Dominator by TA Programming is a Virtual Instrument Audio Plugin for Windows. It functions as a VST Plugin.
Product Dominator
Developer TA Programming
Price (MSRP)
£1 or more
Type / Tags Synthesizer
Plug-in, App & Soundware Format(s)
Operating System Availability
Download Released
Downloads Released
System Requirements
Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, XP (SP2) – (32 & 64-bit)
2Ghz AMD or Intel Pentium 3 compatible CPU with full SSE1 support
512MB RAM.
20MB free disc space.
DirectSound or ASIO compatible soundcard.
Screen resolution ideally bigger than 1024 x 768 pixels.
Supported Sample Formats (loads or saves) include
OGG, WAV 16-Bit
Miscellaneous Information
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Dominator is a synth that can create the hardest hitting bass-lines to the most sonically clear plucks. All through its radically new method of creating wavetables: Multi-Cycle Wave Analysing synthesis.

Dominator also employs the use of Frequency Dissonance to create Dubstep-style wobbles instead of the traditional use of the LFO (though one is still included).

Ideal for styles ranging right from: Dubstep, Drum 'n' Bass, Electro, House, and Trance to Avant Garde and contemporary.

Explanations for:

- Multi-cycle Wave analysing Synthesis.

- Frequency Dissonance.

In short, this method of synthesis creates a wavetable from an analysed pre-existing waveform using a rather unorthodox method. Not to be confused with re-synthesis/sample based synthesis.

The Oscillator can analyse and draw in the first 512 points of any waveform in a 16-bit WAV file no matter how complex. The user can then save the freshly analysed waveform as a Hexadecimal file, and load it back into the oscillator in "HEX Mode". There the user can modify the waveform using a draw tool and save it as a preset.

The overall waveform is processed by cycling it through the oscillator many times a second, separating each shape of waveform whilst preserving the overall amplitude and producing each signal independently before recombining the signals in layers. This, in effect makes a wavetable.

If a normal single-cycle waveform like a sine wave is loaded into the oscillator, the oscillator can't split anything so it will reproduce the waveform as it is.

After the signals from the two oscillators are combined, the Sub OSC signal is used as a carrier wave so the signals from the main oscillators "ride" on the Sub OSC's waveform like a surfer would on a wave. This creates an incredibly complex signal.

Dubstep-like "wobbles" can be made (providing the right settings are chosen) when two notes are played at the same time. The two waveforms weave in and out of each other on the Sub OSC carrier wave creating a harsh dissonance when they cross: This is frequency dissonance in action. The further apart the pitches, the faster the "wobble".

Main Features:

  • 2x Main oscillators employing Multi-cycle Wave Analysing Synthesis (including 52 pre-analysed wavetables saved in HEX format ranging from simple to complex)
    • Each containing:
      • A Graphical ADSR Envelope for maximum precision.
      • A Detune module incorporating Fine tuning, Semitone, and tone shifting.
      • High precision Pitch-bend with an Octave range.
      • Mix level.
  • 2x Sub Oscillators (Sine, Sawtooth, Triangle, and square waveforms) making use of Frequency Dissonance.
  • Dominator Module:
    • High Quality overdrive distortion including:
    • Space Type.
    • Feedback.
    • Bi-quad filter.
    • Bitcrusher.
  • LFO Module
    • Saw, Sine, pulse, and random waveform presets.
    • Custom waveform that can be drawn in and saved.
    • The Smooth tool controls the path of the signal through the LFO.
    • OSC Phase control.
    • OSC Filter Cut-off control.
    • Automatic DAW tempo Sync.
    • Speeds: 1/1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32, 1/64, 1/128.
  • Arpeggiator/Sequencer:
    • Step based Arp which can double as a sequencer.
    • Automatic DAW tempo Sync.
    • Speeds: 1/1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32, 1/64, 1/128.
  • 2X Multi-mode Filters (dedicated to each OSC):
    • Types: LPF, HPF, BPF, BRF, PF.
    • ADSR controls for each filter.
  • High Quality Sampler (independent from the main OSCs):
    • Supports 44.1kHz, 16-bit WAV/OGG files.
    • Pitch follow function (subjective to the samples original pitch).
    • Mix level.
  • Stereo Chorus Module.
  • Customizable Digital Reverb Module.
  • Flanger/Feedback Module.
  • Stereo Delay.
  • User customizable Preset Manager:
    • Load, Save individual presets or whole expansion packs.
    • Includes 135 factory installed presets (spread out into 3 packs).
    • Presets marked with a " (FD)" after their name make use of Frequency Dissonance.
  • Other features:
    • Dual Oscilloscopes for each Channel (L/R).
    • Single voice mode with Portamento (with variable time controls).
    • 32 voice polyphony mode.
    • Main output level.

Demo Reels:

{See video at top of page}



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