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SynthMaster One

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Synth (Wavetable) Plugin by KV331 Audio
SynthMaster One
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SynthMaster One by KV331 Audio is a Virtual Instrument Audio Plugin for macOS and Windows. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin and an AAX Plugin.
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1.4
System Requirements
CPU: 2 Ghz (SSE3)
RAM: 2 GB
OS: Windows 7 and above
AAX: ProTools 11 and above
Product
Version
1.4
System Requirements
CPU: 2 Ghz (SSE3)
RAM: 2 GB
OS: Mac OS X 10.7 and above
AAX: ProTools 11 and above
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SynthMaster One is an easy to use wavetable synthesizer with an intuitive workflow. Although it shares the same engine with its bigger brother SynthMaster, it comes with new features like wavetable synthesis. With its simple layout, rich wavetable/waveform content and inspiring factory presets library, designing new sounds with SynthMaster One is very easy.

Features:

  • Cross-platform VST and AU: SynthMaster One runs as a VST instrument on both Windows and Mac OS X, and also as an Audio Unit instrument on Mac OS X. On Windows, it runs as a standalone application as well.

  • 1200 Factory Presets: SynthMaster One comes with 1200 inspiring factory presets from a world class team of sound designers: Arksun, Aiyn Zahev, Brian Transeau, Bulent Biyikoglu, Electronisounds, Gercek Dorman, Kurt Ader, Luke Neptune, Mirko Ruta, Nori Ubukata, Rob Lee, Ufuk Kevser, The Machine, Venus Theory, Vorpal Sound and Xenos Soundworks.

  • Semi-Modular Architecture: For each SynthMaster One instance, there are 2 oscillators with 2 sub oscillators, 2 Filters, 4 ADSR Envelopes, 2 LFOs, a powerful 16 step arpeggiator/sequencer and also 11 different efffects that can be inserted on to 6 FX insert slots. The sub oscillators can be connected to the oscillators in 5 different modes which let you use it as a regular sub oscillator or do complex modulations such as ring modulation, amplitude modulation, phase modulation or frequency modulation.

  • Wavetable Synthesis: SynthMaster One implements true wavetable synthesis which opens up new possibilities for sound design. Unlike SynthMaster where you can sequence up to 16 waveforms to create a wavetable, you can import wave files that contain wavetables into SynthMaster One and use them in your projects. SynthMaster One comes with a rich wavetable library and you can extend that by placing wavetables under the Waveforms folder of SynthMaster One.

  • Stereo Oscillators with up to 16 voices Unison: Each of the 2 oscillators in SynthMaster One have stereo output, and can have up to 16 voices "unison". Using the "voices", "voices mix", "detune curve", "detune spread", "pan stread", "tone spread" and "phase spread" parameters, each oscillator can generate a rich "supersaw" type sound.

  • Sub Oscillators: Each of the 2 oscillators in SynthMaster One has a sub oscillator, which can operate in different ways: Sub (+), Ring Modulation, Amplitude Modulation, Phase Modulation or Frequency Modulation. The Sub Oscillator can also synthesize different types of noise.

  • Zero Delay Feedback Filters: Each filter in SynthMaster One has 4 different categories: Ladded, Diode Ladder, State Variable and Bite. All of those filter algorithms are developed using the zero delay feedback filter technology. With advanced filter parameters like input gain, drive and acid, you can get that "analog" sound from the filters.

  • Rich Set of Effects: SynthMaster One features 11 different effect types: Distortion, LoFi, Ensemble, Phaser, 6 Band EQ, Compressor, Vocoder, Delay, Chorus, Tremolo, Reverb.

  • Microtuning: SynthMaster One supports Scala tuning, so tuning can be set either for each preset or globally by loading from a Scala tuning file. SynthMaster One comes with tunings analyzed from analog synthesizers.

  • Preset Browser: SynthMaster One features a comprehensive preset browser with separate search criterias for instrument type, preset attributes, music style or preset author.

    16 Step Arpeggiator/Sequencer: The arpeggiator in SynthMaster One features classic arpeggiator modes such as Up, Down, UpDown, DownUp, UpDown2, DownUp2, AsPlayed as well as Sequence, Chord and Arpeggiate modes. Each of the 16 steps of the arpeggiator has its own Velocity, Note Number, Note Length, Slide and Hold parameters.\.

  • Importing MIDI patterns as Arpeggiator Sequence: Monophonic or even polyphonic (chord) MIDI patterns can be imported into the arpeggiators in SynthMaster One by just drag and drop of the MIDI file onto the arpeggiator view on the plugin window.

A demo version of SynthMaster One is available. It is identical to the standard version except for 2 limitations:

  • Saving presets is disabled.
  • The synth starts playing random notes after 30 minutes.

Audio demos of SynthMaster's factory presets can be listened at KV331 Audio's SoundCloud Channel

Latest User Reviews

Average user rating of 4.71 from 7 reviews

Reviewed By osmancigil
January 19, 2021

Even though I'm not an EDM producer or anything like that, I love trying virtual synths and see what might fit my own audio work.

Luckily, I got myself SynthMaster One version and using it on a Windows 10 LTSB, i7 4710MQ CPU with 16GB RAM. Before I got it, I had some crackling noises and stutters on my system when using real-time processing plugins with the lowest latency possible @48 samples.

Upgrading to 16GB of RAM and also updating my GPU drivers did really help with other plugins and VSTis as well as SynhtMaster ONE. I almost had no crackling or stuttering when playing with it.

For people like creating mind-blowing sounds with synths may take a lot of time. But SynthMaster ONE comes with around 1200 something highly impressive presets.

My first impression was like it's so huge. Almost every preset sounds like it's going to dominate the sonic canvas and really gives me chills every time.

I definitely recommend anyone getting yourself a copy instead of downloading cracked software. It's very affordable and high quality in terms of sounds and tones that one can generate with this synth.

Here's a preset walkthrough that I have made with SynthMaster ONE. Including my 250 something favourite presets. Excellent job KV331! Deserves every penny :).

SynthMaster ONE Demo

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Reviewed By smithy217
July 19, 2019

Been using this plugin on a daily basis and absolutely love it. Lots of presets and just about any sound can be made with this plugin, 5 stars from me, .

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Reviewed By rlared
January 6, 2019

This one-pager is great for pulling up and quickly getting a sound you want. The sound quality is really good. It has a lot of interesting wavetables and waveshapes included, and the filters are great. Maybe it's just how the presets are designed, but I think it sounds better than it's bigger brother Synthmaster 2. One stand-out feature is that each of the two oscillators has a sub-oscillator which can also serve as a modulator for the oscillator. So this makes FM/AM easy and possible.

The interface is pretty clear and pleasant looking. The overall design makes sense and it clear and logical.

Modulation is easier to work with than Synthmaster 2. There are some visual cues which are helpful, and the modulation matrix is pretty easy to deal with.

If you own Synthmaster 2 (which I do) you get Synthmaster One super cheap and it's definitely worth it. I reach for Synthmaster One a lot of times when I just want to pull up an arpeggiated sound or a bass sound quickly and with no fuss.

I think it shares the same effects with Synthmaster 2 which in my opinion are a weak spot. Also I find the envelopes difficult to work with. They don't necessarily do what I expect them to do. Could be user error or could be a bug. Also I find that when I start changing things, I end up frequently clipping on the output (goes into the red) and I have to move the volume down to the lowest level. Again, could be user-error but I don't have that problem as much on other synths.

It's very light on the CPU and RAM so you can probably run as many instances as you want without issue if you have a modern computer.

I like that the developer is actively involved with the community and genuinely seems to want to make his customers happy. KV331 has been releasing updates and fixing bugs so I believe the synth will grow over time and some of the possible issues will be ironed out. I can see this growing into a 5-star synth in the future with a few updates.

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Reviewed By ubailey
December 13, 2018

Powerful synth with all kinds of modulation capabilities. Excellent tool for sound design. Now i have both 1 and 2, only synths im using now or at least 90-95%.

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Reviewed By VELLTONE MUSIC
July 31, 2018

Most excited VST synth i've ever work with.

Makes me smile creating beautiful sounds.

And getting better with every update.

Amazing peace of art.

Thanks to the developer :).

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Comments & Discussion for KV331 Audio SynthMaster One

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C.Ray
C.Ray
17 March 2017 at 2:14am

Very nice but the effects section could be better..

kv331
kv331
16 April 2019 at 2:24pm

Agreed that the effects should be better. Guys, hopefuly after SynthMaster 3, we're gonna concentrate on improving FX/filter qualities.

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JX3D
JX3D
17 March 2017 at 10:43pm

Yes the effects section should be better.

If you use settings to change the user theme, the option to change it back in settings sometimes disappear. Well, you can right click other places in the user interface to change the theme, but it should work in settings too.

Many default patches are not in tune, making it difficult to use with other instruments - especially if you are a new user who haven't learned controlling the synt yet, it can be difficult to re-tune those patches. Those patches should be in tune from the start. It gives a bad impression of a hurried product released to early - I use the synt in my setups less because of this.

I hope the fix the above issues soon, as it could become a good synt.

kv331
kv331
22 March 2017 at 12:44pm

What's the "global scale" setting on your SM1? is it set to Equal Tempered or something else?

kv331
kv331
22 March 2017 at 1:00pm

What's the "global scale" setting on your SM1? is it set to Equal Tempered or something else?

Also, about the FX -> we have 11 effects not 6 :) Right click on the insert FX label and it's gonna show you more choices.

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JX3D
JX3D
22 March 2017 at 6:58pm

It was Andremega. Well normaly I wouldn't change that, but did it while switching skins, when the skin list (in settings) suddently disappeared and the global scale list took its place. I just tried changing it to "Preset", but there are still some not tuned patches. The change to "Preset" scale didnt change anything here.

The preset scale is set to equal tempered.

Just scrolled through a few patches (quickly to reply on this, so this is only a tiny handfull) and some of the patches out of tune are "PAD Venus Calling", "PLG Sky UK", "PRC Spider Step" and "SYN Chokepoint VS". So you should go through all the patches and fix those out of tune.

I know about the 11 effects, and didn't write 6. Still the effects section could be better - but its an okay start. Maybe next version then ;-)

As I ended up writing, SynthMaster One can become a good synt.

Thank you for your quick reply.

kv331
kv331
23 March 2017 at 5:14pm

If it is Andremega why are you expecting it to be in tune :)))

ONLY "Equal Tempered" is perfect tuning. The others are tuning generated from analog synths so they keytracking wont be "perfect" ;)

JX3D
JX3D
22 March 2017 at 7:05pm

It was Andremega. Well normaly I wouldn't change that, but did it while switching skins, when the skin list (in settings) suddently disappeared and the global scale list took its place. I just tried changing it to "Preset", but there are still some not tuned patches. The change to "Preset" scale didnt change anything here.

The preset scale is changing according to which preset/patch I am chosing. I had an odd tone on one of the KEY presets (think it was "KEY Self Osc Keys") and it was set to equal tempered. Then I selected the listbox (to see its options) and reselected equal tempered. Then the tone got in tune and I cant recreate the out of tune for that patch. That seems a little strange.

Just scrolled through a few patches (quickly to reply on this, so this is only a tiny handfull) and some of the patches out of tune are "PAD Venus Calling", "PLG Sky UK", "PRC Spider Step" and "SYN Chokepoint VS". So you should go through all the patches and fix those out of tune.

I know about the 11 effects, and didn't write 6. Still the effects section could be better - but its an okay start. Maybe next version then ;-)

As I ended up writing, SynthMaster One can become a good synt.

Thank you for your quick reply.

kv331
kv331
23 March 2017 at 5:15pm

BTW, if the global scale is "Preset" the preset scale will be in effect, otherwise the global scale will be used globally for all presets...

JX3D
JX3D
22 March 2017 at 7:43pm

One special thing I notice about this synthesizer is that it often sounds a little distorted. Like something is overdriven somewhere in the signal chain inside SynthMaster One. And that is on many sounds not even using the distortion effect. It might be to make it sound special (big, wide, etc.), but now when I hear it I cant stop hearing it. I never overdrive my signal chain, so I know it is not due to that. Of cause it is about how the patches are made (and how they are passed on between the modules in the software), but I dont hear this distortion on other synths, so it should be checked out.

I must say though, there are also times when this synthesizer sounds fantastic. So to the price, it is surely worth it ;-)

fluffy_little_something
fluffy_little_something
10 June 2018 at 3:26pm

Has that been fixed by now?

VELLTONE MUSIC
VELLTONE MUSIC
9 November 2017 at 4:07pm

Sound of SM1 is perfect - if the programming is well done :)

ubailey
ubailey
13 December 2018 at 8:45pm

Just got this yesterday. Now I have both SM1 and 2. Two very powerful synths with so many modulation capabilities. These are my top two for the forseeable future.

rastaman55
rastaman55
11 April 2019 at 10:40am

Just one question ... can I use these libraries in SM 2? Thanks in advance for your reply.

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Biome_Digital
Biome_Digital
23 July 2020 at 9:50am

Synthmaster One Bass Expansion just released.

https://newloops.com/products/synthmaster-one-bass-expansion

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