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Phasewaver by Syntheway Virtual Musical Instruments is a Virtual Instrument Audio Plugin for macOS and Windows. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin and a VST 3 Plugin.
- Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 (64-bit).
- DAW host application with VST2 support (64-bit) and/or VST3 support (64-bit).
- MIDI Keyboard controller.
- An ASIO compatible sound card is recommended for low latency real-time play.
- Operating System: macOS Ventura 13, macOS Monterey 12, Big Sur 11, Catalina 10.15, Mojave 10.14, High Sierra 10.13, Sierra 10.12.
- Intel CPU processors. Apple ARM-based M1/M2 Silicon chips support under Rosetta 2 mode.
- DAW host application with Audio Unit (AU) Support: These plug-ins can be used to process audio by applications such as Logic Pro, GarageBand, Ableton Live, REAPER, Studio One Professional, Ardour, MainStage and Digital Performer among others.
- MIDI Keyboard controller.
- An ASIO compatible sound card is recommended for low latency real-time play.
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Phasewaver is a phase distortion synthesizer with a vast array of composite waveshaping and amplitude modulation to generate a complex frequency spectrum. Essentially, the harmonic content of a carrier waveform dynamically change by influence of another modulator waveform, which can be used to create synth pads, keys, leads, basses, atmospheric textures, ambient soundscapes and sound effects.


  • Two phase distortion oscillators with 16 different single-cycle waveforms. The waveshapers combo boxes presents a double selectable wave shapes for each oscillator with 5 basic waveforms: sawtooth, square, pulse, double sine and sawtooth-pulse plus 3 resonant waveforms: resonance 1 (sawtooth), resonance 2 (triangle) and resonance 3 (trapezoid).
  • Waveform Envelope Generator and Amplitude Envelope Modulator for both phase distortion oscillators to control the audio signal passing through them, with independent control over each stage: attack, decay, sustain and release parameters.
  • Detune. The following parameters controls function as coarse and fine tuners by providing overall transposition and tuning of the oscillators (common for all oscillators and waveforms):
    • Octave. Selector to specify octaves above or below the current octave.
    • Note. Selector to switch between 0 to 11 semitones.
    • Fine. A fine-tuning.
  • Filter Section. A smooth state variable filter with the following parameters:
    • Filter Cutoff. Adjusts the frequency range to contour the sound, add or regulate brightness.
    • Filter Resonance. Slightly emphasize or suppress portions of the signal above or below the defined color/tone frequency.
    • Filter Mode. Switches the filter between low-pass, high-pass, band-pass, or band-rejection filter types, offering a simple and effective tone control to shape and color the sound source.
    • Filter Strength. Makes subtle changes to the filter character:
      • Stage 1: Tone is slightly attenuated. Provides a warmness tone.
      • Stage 2: Tone is slightly amplified. Something brighter in character.
  • Low-Frequency Oscillator. These parameters apply LFO modulation. By using the LFO to modulate various aspects of the audio signal, you can apply effects such as vibrato or tremolo.
    • LFO Rate: Controls gradual changes to the pitch of notes or the filter cutoff frequency.
    • LFO Depth: Controls the amplitude of the LFO. With a lower setting, the resulting modulation is subtle, while a higher depth will result in a much more extreme effect.
  • Reverb effect. A stereophonic ambience spread that brings a sense of spatial depth and width to sound, from small to huge sounding spaces.
  • Delay effect. Stores the input signal and plays it back after a certain amount of time, creating from a subtle echo to a pronounced blending of previous sounds with new sounds. Improves the stereo image by adding a slight delay to one of the channels. Parameters includes time, feedback and amount.
  • Flanger effect. Creates a mixing of two identical signals together, one signal delayed by a small and gradually changing period, causing a 'phase shift' between the two signals. The length of this pause is gradually varied over time resulting in a 'sweeping' stereo effect, delivering from subtle nuances to extreme jet engine taking off. Parameters includes rate, feedback and amount.
  • Drive PM. Provides a phase distortion extra modulation depth.
  • Mono control. Monophonic mode switch to turn the synth into monophonic mode.
  • Mono glide. The rate at which portamento slides the pitch between two notes, when playing in monophonic mode.
  • Loudness. Adjusts the volume (amplitude control).
  • Hint property. Tooltip when the mouse is over a control.
  • MIDI automation. Implementation of MIDI Continuous Controller parameters for use with external hardware control via DAW.
  • Preset Manager. Browser to load and save presets and banks.
  • 40 internal presets:
  1. LEAD Cerebral Labyrinth.
  2. LEAD Double Sine Force.
  3. LEAD Fuzzy Darkness.
  4. LEAD Pulse Power.
  5. LEAD Resilient Mind.
  6. LEAD Shivering Impulse.
  7. LEAD Spatial Depth.
  8. LEAD Trembling Ripples.
  9. PAD Ambience Texture.
  10. PAD Anagram.
  11. PAD Eden Connection.
  12. PAD Equidistant Paths.
  13. PAD Melancholic Scenery.
  14. PAD Rhythmic Entrance.
  15. PAD Somber Cadence.
  16. PAD Soothing Landscape.
  17. BASS Electric Synth.
  18. BASS Gritty Blur.
  19. BASS Resonance.
  20. BASS Wah Wah.
  21. KEY Combo Organ.
  22. KEY Electric Harpsichord.
  23. KEY Electric Piano.
  24. KEY Funky Clavi.
  25. KEY Magical Sunset.
  26. KEY Oriental Lute.
  27. KEY Pulse Organ Hue.
  28. KEY Sawtooth Brass.
  29. KEY Warbling Vox.
  30. ATMO Chaotic Impulse.
  31. ATMO Enchanted Place.
  32. ATMO Gloomy Ambient.
  33. ATMO Heavenly Chimes.
  34. ATMO Hidden Apocalypse.
  35. ATMO Tormented Ghost.
  36. ATMO Warning Zone.
  37. SFX Buzz Machine.
  38. SFX Glider Takeoff.
  39. SFX Harrowing Alarm.
  40. SFX Permuted Frequencies.

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