|Developer||Togu Audio Line|
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TAL-NoiseMaker is an improved version of TAL-Elek7ro and has a completely new synth engine and a lot of improvements in sound and usability. The synth also includes a small effect section with a reverb, chorus and a simple bit-crusher effect.
A display shows the knob and slider values. This allows more control over the synth. A ring-modulator and a syncable triangle are also part of this synth. TAL-NoiseMaker includes new filter types as the self resonating 6dB low pass and a notch filter. Its improved amplitude ADSR is very suitable for slow pads as for really fast envelopes.
- 3 Oscillators:
- Osc 1, +- 24 semitones, fine tune, phase control (saw, pulse, noise).
- Osc 2, +- 24 semitones, fine tune, phase control (saw, rectangle, triangle, sine).
- Sub Osc (rectangle).
- Osc 1 PM for pulse waveform.
- Osc 2 FM controlled by Osc 1.
- Osc 1 & Osc 2 sync to sub osc (saw, pulse, rectangle, triangle (bipolar sync)).
- Adjustable master tune and transpose.
- Up to 6 voices.
- Portamento in mono and poly mode (off, auto, on).
- Ringmod modulates Osc 1 with Osc 2.
- Self resonating 4x oversampled filters (24 dB LP, 18 dB LP, 12 dB LP, 6 dB LP, 12 dB HP, 12 dB BP, Notch).
- Filter ADSR (negative and positive).
- Volume ADSR.
- Routable ADSR, modulates Filter, Osc 1, Osc 2, PW, FM (negative and positive).
- 2 LFOs with different running modes: free, sync to host, triggered by note.
- Modulates filter, osc 1, osc 2, FM, PW, LFO rate, panorama and volume.
- Sine, triangle, saw square, S&H, noise.
- Positive and negative modulation.
- Phase control.
- Adjustable Velocity dependent control over volume filter contour and cutoff.
- Adjustable Pitch Wheel control over Cutoff and Pitch.
- One pole HP filter.
- Detune, detunes notes randomly.
- Juno chorus with different modes.
- A built in reverb.
- Bitcrusher, affects osc 1 and osc 2. Its a pre the filter stage effect.
- MIDI learn for all knobs.
- Panic button.
- Easy to use, no hidden panels.
- 128 presets (80 Presets by Frank "Xenox" Neumann / Particular - Sound).
Reviewed By Sendy
January 23, 2011
Noisemaker is pretty much a standard synth on paper. It has two oscillators and a sub-osc square. It has all the VA waveform shapes. You can do PWM on the pulse wave, oscillator sync on the sawtooth, pulse and triangle wave. You can ringmodulate between the oscillators, and do FM. Combining ringmod, FM, sync AND PWM can get some pretty wild results!
But this is nothing we haven't seen before. What keeps me coming back to it is the chunky sound. Yes, it is chunky. I've been working on submissions for the factory presets in the next update (look out for those!) and in doing so have created a whole slew of rasping, blocky, juicy, bulky synthsounds. This is what Noisemaker does best, at least in my hands.
Some of the more interesting features are a tempo synched, multi-stage envelope that you can design visually, the 6db resonant filter which is positively grimey, the strange sync behaviour of the triangle waveform, which creates a strange harmonic 'pinging' as it sweeps through zero-crossings, and the built in effects (I particularly think the reverb melds well with the overall sound). There are even two types of noise source, the 'noise' oscillator shape, and the 'vintage noise' you can dial in in the control panel, which is more subtle and quite lovely IMO.
The drawbacks, there are a few. Not too few to mention, either ;). Modulation is limited, though you get a decent amount of options. The chorus effects are all-or-nothing deals (two algorhythms) and subsequently a bit heavy handed for many applications. Likewise, the bit crusher lacks control, it is sweepable but the action is mostly at one end of the dial. Modwheel and pitchbend routings are very limited (pitch, filter, volume), and there's no way to make modwheel vibrato (a real shame given that I love this as a lead synth). At least we have midi learn, which can provide workarounds to the creative mind...
Overall, with it's bold, simple interface and chunky, addictive sound, Noisemaker is a must have for anyone who enjoys classic synth sounds. And it's free ;)Read more
Reviewed By xiphiuz
August 13, 2010
TAL's Juno 60 plugin is allready a massive plugin in my humble opinion. TAL TAL's Elektro is ok but for me it wasn't working that fast and I must sa I didn't liked the GUI. But now Elektro is rebuilt as Noizemaker (Elektro on steroids) and it blows me away! I really recommend it to anyone. From starter to pro, just put this in your VSTPlugins folder.
- It's free!
- Its oscilators (fat juno60 oscs + more)
- Self oscilating filters
- Making Patches is very simple because of the simple, but nice, GUI
- Very fast envelopes
- Not very CPU hungry
- 2 LFO's with a few interesting destinations
- More modulation options would be nice
- Maybe a mod-matrix is welcome addition
- Add the delay DUBIII as a Delay FX
- The chorus (briliant juno 60 chorus) is on or off instead of blending it
- The bitcrusher is not working that good for me and should have more control
Last of all I must say, Patrick did a very good job with this one. I hope we can expect lots of improvements (the negative points) with this one.Read more