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 WhiteLightning by Uncut Plugins is a Virtual Instrument Audio Plugin for Windows. It functions as a VST Plugin.
Product WhiteLightning
Developer Uncut Plugins
Price (MSRP)
Free (Donationware)
Type / Tags Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)Uncut PluginsWhiteLightning
Plug-in, App & Soundware Format(s)
Operating System Availability
Download Released
Downloads Released
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  • 2 Unison Oscillators, 16 Voices, 7 Waveforms.
  • Sine, Saw, Ramp, Triangle, Pulse, (PWM) White Noise, Pink Noise.
  • 2 ADSR Oscillator Envelopes.
  • 1 Harmonic Oscillator 1-8 Harmonics ADSR.
  • ON/OFF Level Adj Tuning Octave +1+2+3 -1-2 Course 1-11 Semitones Fine ± 1/2 Semitone. Detune Unison Osc 3 Modes Classic, Central A, Central B, Note Hold (Mono, Poly).
  • Poly Decreases with Number of Unison Voices (32 Note Poly @ 1 Voice) (2 Note @ 16 Voice).
  • Portamento, Retrigger, Keyboard Tracking (Cut, Res, Pan) Oscillator A B C Level Adj.
  • Arpeggiator, 6 Modes Arp Hold 4 Octave Range.
  • 3 SV Filters 12-24db Low Pass, Hi Pass, Band Pass, Band Reject (Notch).
  • 2 HAHDSR VCF Envelopes 13 Envelope Contours Time(Ratio) (Restart or Pickup) Modes of Operation.
  • 2 LFOs Sync to Host BPM 1/8-64 Straight, Dotted, Triplet.
  • 6 Waveforms, Retrigger Sine, Ramp Up, Ramp Down, Triangle, Pulse, S & H.
  • 2 Random Generators (2-64 Cycles), Pitch Track, Smooth.
  • 2 HAHDSR Modulation Envelopes, 13 Envelope Contours Time (Ratio).
  • 4 Mod Sources LFO 1&2 RND 1&2 , 15 Mod Destinations.
  • Effects: Distortion, Chorus/Flanger, Delay 2 Modes, Reverb, Auto Pan, Stereo Width.
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Latest User Reviews Average user rating of 3.00 from 1 review

Reviewed By ccDuckett
February 11, 2015

Don't let the looks and age of this one fool you- there's a lot more to WhiteLightning than one might think at first glance. The large number of well-organized presets is one clue that the developer didn't just cobble this together in an hour and call it a day, and while tweaking the controls to roll your own might be a bit painful on the eyes after a while, it's still nice to see something slightly different from, and a bit more subtle than, the bog-standard ADSR/LFO arrangement in a VA synth.

Not relying on a gazillion waveforms or filter types to come up with interesting sounds, WhiteLightning proves that sometimes taking a slightly different approach to an old idea can yield satisfactory results.. now if only a talented GUI specialist could give it a badly needed makeover, it might end up a bit higher on people's radar. If you don't have a problem with Win x86-only, and you're willing to explore an older but well-made and creative take on the bread-and-butter VA, I strongly suggest giving WhiteLightning a try. The very dated GUI and 32-bit limitation kept my score from being higher.

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Average user rating of 3.00 from 1 review

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