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Vital

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Wavetable Synth Plugin by Matt Tytel
Free / $25 / $80 / (or $5 / month subscription)
Vital
Favorite 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 Standalone 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.
Product
Version
1.0.7
System Requirements
Windows 10
Product
Version
1.0.7
System Requirements
MacOS 10.12 and higher
Product
Version
1.0.7
System Requirements
Ubuntu 18 and higher
Instrument
Formats
Copy Protection
None
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30-Day: 18; 7-Day: 24; Yesterday: 39

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.

Learn how to use Vital... in KVR Learn

Latest User Reviews

Average user rating of 4.71 from 14 reviews

Vital
Reviewed By Qshunt Music
November 27th, 2021

What can I say, that 99 percent of these other excellent reviews haven't said?

I absolutely LOVE this synthesizer.

It is a staple in my studio and will be for an indefinite amount of time.

I was so impressed, I bought the Pro version for a mere $80.

Matt Tytel has programmed an absolute beast of a synthesizer that you should definitely have in your studio.

It's not just "Good-because-it's-free", it's more like "How-can-this-astounding-synth-possibly-be-free?"
I say that Matt deserves your money. I reckon you would probably be more than happy to support him too, about five minutes after installing it.
Tons of modulation options and some awesome morph stuff with the wavetables.
Text-to-wavetable is a really cool and useful feature for sound creation.
The Spectral Morph feature is clever.

10/5 stars. I cannot recommend this highly enough.
Look up my username on Soundcloud to hear it in action, as I use it for 90 percent of my synth parts.

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Vital
Reviewed By street spirit
August 19th, 2021

Its cool, like a knock of of Serum. BUT. Whats with the no support for free virgin, you cant even post a topic in their forum....

I'll keep my 25$. edit: Also the osc phase is totally unusable for a psytrance style bassline. Its all over the place, like it doesnt recognize) phase position at all. The wave text editor is pretty neat though, and the effects arent to shabby.

Filter isnt that great either. I really just dont like all the loopholes for a pro version, i really dont.

Not sure what the hype is all about TBH.

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Vital
Reviewed By Eine Alte Oma
August 5th, 2021

a synth at this scale as a free plugin. holy fuck. ofc i give it 5 stars. and honestly, well deserved as well. i have a really hard time actually finding aspects that i find worse than in serum without being pedantic. an example would be that is suffers from the typical sensitive mode mouse-event issues of juce plugins. but as i said: pedantic af. here the thigns that i love most about this synth:

1. the fact that it has a speech synthesizer for wavetable creation. how sick is that?

2. the parameters next to each oscillator which are used to really smash the wavetable into whole other directions. it's a bit like serum's warp modes, but 2 of them and with way fancier options.

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Vital
Reviewed By binbasteni
August 5th, 2021

Amazing and powerful synth, lots of features (modulation and sound fx) and beautiful and inspiring user interface.

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Vital
Reviewed By PebbleInAStream
July 6th, 2021

Lots of functionality and modulation capabilities, smooth GUI. Only downside is it sounds rather thin. Mad props to Matt Tytel for releasing it for free. All in all, it may not be able to stand toe to toe with the "big boy" synths, but for it's great features it's a superb beginner/learner's softsynth.

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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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