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Synthesizer Plugin by Uhhyou

MembraneSynth has an average user rating of 5.00 from 1 review

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Reviewed By Mineralhillsworkshop [read all by] on December 19th, 2022
Version reviewed: 0.1.2 on Mac.
Last edited by Mineralhillsworkshop on 19th December 2022.

Wonderful plugin! I am really enjoying all the drum sounds I can me made with it. Absolutely loving it. This is now in my "must download list" for friends. And, you could really use this to make your own unique drum kits.

Also, consider using it in a plugin chain with Airwindows IronOxide (free and opensource) or RC-20 Retro Color for some extra punch/grit. Huge thank you to the developer. I was having an issue installing and the developer went above and beyond to help. Thanks! :).

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28 November 2022 at 9:43pm

Demo sounds amazing. Not working on a M1 Macbook pro. Says the VST3 is damaged.


29 November 2022 at 3:29am

Hi, Mineralhillsworkshop.

macOS quarantines random software downloaded from the internet, and you have to remove that "quarantined" flag. Try following steps below:

  1. Unzip 'MembraneSynth_0.1.0.zip'.
  2. Move 'MembraneSynth.vst3' to '/Users/$USERNAME/Library/Audio/Plug-ins/VST3'. (Replace '$USERNAME' to your macOS user name.).
  3. Open terminal.
  4. Enter following command. (Remove backtick ' and period. at the end.).
  • 'sudo xattr -rd com.apple.quarantine /Users/$USERNAME/Library/Audio/Plug-ins/VST3/MembraneSynth.vst3'.

If the above command doesn't work, try following one:

  • 'sudo xattr -rc /Users/$USERNAME/Library/Audio/Plug-ins/VST3/MembraneSynth.vst3'.

Install directory must be '/Users/$USERNAME/Library/Audio/Plug-ins/VST3'. I got report that plugin didn't work when installed to other directory.

If above steps doesn't work, then building from source code is the best bet while it's cumbersome to setup. Build instruction is available on the link below.


In worst case scenario that all of the above don't work, then you can use a sample generator in following link. It runs on browser, and outputs one-shot samples as WAV file. Note that it doesn't work on Firefox for now.



A workaround is written in manual ("Installation" -> "macOS Specific" section).


I also found a forum post that describes how to remove quarantine from my plugins. 'desktop.ini' and 'Plugin.ico' are already removed in latest version.



This comment was posted again to add formatting.

19 December 2022 at 7:17am

On version 0.1.2, macOS package is separated from the one targetting other OS. It might solve the problem that plugins are not recognized by host application. 'xattr' commands mentioned in previous post is probably still required.

I also got a report that Live recognized the plugins when they are placed in "/Library/Audio/Plug-ins/VST3/", instead of "/Users/$USERNAME/Library/Audio/Plug-ins/VST3/".

The root cause was probably the signing issue. Previously, the binaries for other OS were moved into zip package after ad-hoc signing, and Gatekeeper likely considered those added files as the evidence of tampering.

Manual page is also updated:

Sorry for inconvenience.

19 December 2022 at 8:03am

Thank you so much for your detailed replies. Just seeing this all now. I managed to get it to work! Thanks.

19 December 2022 at 8:07am

Oh wow! This plugin is awesome! Thanks so much! Loving this.

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