In my opinion, all VST developers are heroes because if it was not for these people of deep technical knowledge and hard work, all of us music producers would not have certian tools to do our smithing with, one of the heroes i am highlighting here is Björn of Full Bucket Music and one of his great designs - WhispAir, i cannot beleive that this is free! 3 hard syncable Oscillators with multiple waveforms to choose from (And you can load your own wavetables), 24db (Especially high pass) filtering for the sub bass addict (Like myself) all coded in C++ making the tiniest footprint on my cpu, this is one tight synth!, it gave me great pleasure to give a donation to Full Bucket Music because i don't want these sort of vst's to stop coming forth from a gifted, natural talent.If the KVR rating system went up to 10 stars WhispAir would be the full 10 stars from me.
I tried this one recently and was surprised of the many unusual features and the great chorus effect. Sounds very good and I like the own character of it. Loading wavetables is very easy and especially the easy-to-find tables for the Waldorf Blofeld are perfect matching with the WhispAir and make it very versatile. Good one.
I played yesterday with WhispAir, and it is a very capable synth, mainly because all functions are on screen. So it is very intuitive and straightforward, recommended for a newcomer to wavetable synthesis. Although it ships with a limited number of wavetables, the ability to load custom ones takes it to the next level, almost in par with Pro synths (or even better, as f.ex. some commercial wavetable synths do not import custom wavetables). To my impression, the synth could have benefitted significantly by the existence of a second filter and/or a richer collection of filters (e.g. notch), but I understand that the developer aimed to keep things simple, closely resembling to what a hardware wavetable synth of $300-$400 would have offered. In general, WhispAir is a very decent synth, covering an area which had no similar ones (that of a hands-on wavetable synth, without blows and whistles), from the user perspective seen as kind of a hybrid between Odin2 and Vital, keeping good features from each of them, thus addressing the new user (who would likely opt for a freebie, but wouldn't feel comfortable with all the details in Vital, but looking for more than what Odin2 offers), while being much easier to learn (and focused for that reason) than equivalent commercial ones. The chorus fx that it comes with is very powerful, and in my testing I tried the synth with my preferred delay and reverb inserts, which complete, to my taste, adding character to the synth patches. An EQ before the rest effects was also added, which is another feature I'd like to see as a built-in fx in this synth, in a future version (the first feature being a bigger filter section). Overall, I would like to see it going well in the competition of the KVR, so as the developer gets compensated for their effort on this great synth idea. For me, it is a quick-and-easy sound setup synth, so it is definitely a keeper.