I forgot all about this plug-in. I was talking to a friend all about strings/pads and what he used on a few tracks, and he brought this plug up. I remember using it quite awhile ago, so I decided to give it another shot. I fired up my scratch pad; Ableton 6, loaded it up, played one note, and my CPU went to 90%, and an awful feedback lit up the master meter bright red. I guess note off, isn't in this plug-in's vocabulary. I tried it out in Cubase 5, with a midi file, Cubase crashed. Checked it out in Acid 6 Pro, nothing but feedback, changed the patch, same deal, then a ntdll.dll error. Now I remember why I never used this thing.
Sound: Feedback Features: Can crash a Quad Xeon in seconds. Documentation: None. Presets: They are there. Customer Support: Not needed. Value for money: It's free, I didn't expect much, I wouldn't pay a cent for this. Stability: None
I love smartelectronix, they DO make good plug-in's. Maybe this was written DAW specific? If so, I'd love to know which one, I do want to hear those pads.
I've been trying lots of free VSTi's on my Linux KXStudio PC. Lots of neat things. In particular, GalactiX seems to work particularly well. My MIDI controller's controls interface smoothly with the GUI, and I also like how quickly sounds can be made. (Too bad there aren't any presets. I only got 4 .wav files in the download, but I don't know how to load them..)
thanks for the tip! I'll look again, it's been a while since I've opened it because I've been working on another synth, but I'm curious to hear these presets you mentioned. And, since I wrote the last post (July) I've discovered that LMMS opens Windows-based VSTs very nicely, and I think that'll show me the list of sounds I couldn't get before.
It does not work at all in Sonar 8. It just crashes. It seems to work fine in Audiomulch and the Bandlab Sonar. It sounds decent. I just really wish I could get this thing to run in 32-bit Sonar 8 as it's really my DAW of choice (I hate the Bandlab version's interface). In Sonar 8, it detects the synth, but when I try to load it into a project, a window pops up saying that "Window Creation Failed" that's stuck in a loop, won't go away, so you have to go into task manager and close the whole DAW that way to get rid of it.
After 18 years from GalactiX release I finally decided to update the GalactiX. The new version is almost ready. It is stable under the latest versions of the VST hosts. It includes x64 and has an enormous number of improvements (including MIDI handling, sound engine and etc) and it has new GUI and few new features. I have uploaded some of its sounds to freesound.org.