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Vital

Wavetable Synth Plugin by Matt Tytel
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Vital
Favorite Free Instrument - Best Audio and MIDI Software - KVR Audio Readers' Choice Awards 2023Favorite Free Virtual Instrument - Best Audio and MIDI Software - KVR Audio Readers' Choice Awards 2021
Vital by Matt Tytel is a Virtual Instrument Audio Plugin and a Software Application for macOS, Windows and Linux. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin, a VST 3 Plugin, a LV2 Plugin and a Standalone Application.
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1.5.5
Windows 10
Product
Version
1.5.5
MacOS 10.12 and higher
Product
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1.5.5
Ubuntu 18 and higher
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Vital is a spectral warping wavetable synthesizer.

Discover how warping the harmonic makeup of a wavetable can completely create a new set of sounds. Stretch, shift, smear and skew harmonics up, down and around the spectrum to explore new timbres and create sounds you didn't think possible with wavetables.

See how everything works while you play in this visual synth. Vital has animated graphical displays when you need them. Everything moves in real-time so you can see what's going on behind the scenes.

Quickly design sounds with an optimized drag-and-drop modulation workflow. The modulation preview gives you an idea of what things will sound like before you drop the connection. With this, you can try modulating different destinations by dragging around the screen.

Discover new design techniques using Vital's unique features like stereo-modulation. Stereo split an LFO to have the left channel's modulation delayed from the right or give slight stereo time differences to an envelope to create wider stereo effects.

Latest User Reviews

Average user rating of 4.81 from 21 reviews
Vital

Reviewed By onehousetown [all]
April 26th, 2024
Version reviewed: 1.5.5 on Windows

Insane plugin. Genuinely my go-to for sound design. The interface is so perfect for my workflow and the built-in fx, wavetables, and noise samples are super versatile. The spectral fx and warp modes are incredibly useful and make the possibilities basically endless.

The only thing I do prefer serum over vital for is the wavetable editor, but I'm slowly learning how to use it better.

I've been using Vital since it released and I can't see myself using any other synth as efficiently as it. Thank you Matt Tytel. Been here since Helm hahaha :D.

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Vital

Reviewed By JeffRay [all]
March 22nd, 2023
Version reviewed: 1.0.3 on Windows

I am in awe of the programmers who create these heavy lifting synths. It is so rare to find one with good sound quality, and equally rare to find one with intuitive, efficient and granular controls. In my mind, Vital is the first all-encompassing hybrid synth which is usable without a steep learning curve. In minutes a new user will be using LFOs to modulate other controls in the waveforms and samples. Creates large and evolving sounds that just aren't possible with most synths. Little else to say: Sounds great, easy to learn, fun to use, beautiful to look at.

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Vital

Reviewed By viraven8 [all]
January 26th, 2023
Version reviewed: 1.5 on Windows

Beautiful free VST.

Basically does everything that Serum does but better (minus the filters, Serum filters are the main selling point difference).

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Vital

Reviewed By phil299 [all]
January 26th, 2023
Version reviewed: 3.6.13 on Windows

Again a fabulous VST the basic free version is all you really need and as such it should be in the top of the best free VST chart here, for some reason that's not the case.

A must have VST in my opinion.

Plenty of addition presets to download as well :-).

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Vital

Reviewed By kudlana.miroslav [all]
November 25th, 2022
Version reviewed: 1.5.5 on Windows

Huge Synth with a lot of settings, effects and .... Linux support, which is not a standard in music plugins.

After trying free version, I've decided to subscibe it for monthly 5 bugs and convert earned money to Pro version and have a lot of fun with text to wavetable feature.

I'm satisfacted with it.

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Comments & Discussion for Matt Tytel Vital

Discussion
Discussion: Active
alasta4204
alasta4204
4 December 2020 at 11:40am

Good Morning, Has anyone got this working on Ubuntu 20.04 with Ardour 6.5 ? I am a paying user of Helm and I am ready to buy this however only the stand alone works on my system.

Warm regards.

Alastair.

Illforddd
Illforddd
4 December 2020 at 2:08pm

It should work if it supports LV2.

soundpeaks
soundpeaks
4 December 2020 at 5:15pm

Big and detailed Serum to Vital compare. http://soundpeaks.net/blog/serum-vs-vital

Illforddd
Illforddd
21 January 2021 at 1:25pm

It doesn't seem like Vital likes Ableton or that it' just a bit spotty.

JStolarski
JStolarski
27 January 2021 at 12:32am

Gonna try it with Waveform 11. It didn't like Tyrell by U-He, hope this goes better.

Mikofilosofo
Mikofilosofo
14 April 2021 at 1:24pm

you're going to be pleasantly surprised;). It is at the height of Serum.

Rumdrum
Rumdrum
19 August 2021 at 9:18pm

Well, Sprint Street, I do not think the Synth that can handle all music genres is made yet. I have things like Fathom, Serum, Dune and Omnisphere along with the more common ones from Native Instruments and Uhe, and still I use Vital a lot. I am not into the same kind of music as you are so I think that is the difference why som give it a 5 star. It would receive a 5 star from me if I were to review it. Echo Soundworks released recently some presets for Vital. Many great ones and in genres at least close to yours. They sound great in my ear.

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