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Fathom Synth [read all reviews]
Reviewed By levendis [read all by] on 20th December 2017
Version reviewed: v.1.0.18 on Windows.
Last edited by levendis on 20th December 2017.
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Uncapped modulation options and hybrid functions housed in simplicity. Some exotic interactions between components of its modular architecture too. The oscillators hybridise with other oscillators for AM/FM synthesis, with the phaser (spelled 'Phasor' in Fathom) for unison-like voice generation, and the wavetable oscillator offers a giant pool of possible timbres. Multi-stage envelopes with modifiers that impose gating of variable width and position adds another dimension to articulation. The delay unit is so good it can serve in the reverbs' stead.

For balance, drawbacks of note is its demand on CPU, due to its sample-accurate signal processing. Of course, the sonic potential is compensation. There's some room for improvement to its ergonomics too, but as development continues i have faith these will become more efficient.

Fathom is substantial despite appearances. A deceptively priced softsynth for the sound.

Sytrus [read all reviews]
Reviewed By levendis [read all by] on 22nd October 2017
Version reviewed: current on Windows
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i love this synthesizer so much that i automatically reach for it first.
Light on system resources, great modulation system, rich FX section, intuitive overall design, adaptable oscillators (operators)... by far my most treasured synthesizer plugin.

Podium [read all reviews]
Reviewed By levendis [read all by] on 23rd March 2014
Version reviewed: 8.1 on Windows
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Engrossing and fluid to work with, stable and light. Podium meets the user between limitless possibility and 4-tracker. Closer to the former, once its paradigm is inhabited. Its sole developer progresses its utility in humble increments, and always with stability as a prime, closely followed by user feedback.

It has classic tools for writing linear arrangements in MIDI or audio, looks gorgeous, and adapts to myriad studio setups. Including surround sound! Spline-based automation deliver parameter changes with dance-like gestures.