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Reviewed By Trader One [read all by] on November 28th, 2021
Version reviewed: 1.0 on Windows

This synth and others from same author are specialized on EDM music. It's sounds good, not average bad sounding free VST.
Main advantage I see is that you can make your sounds faster then in more general synth like Surge. I recommend it to people doing EDM and designing own sounds.

Reviewed By Trader One [read all by] on November 28th, 2021
Version reviewed: 1.0 on Windows

I do not like idea to combine spring reverb with bit crusher. It's best to keep them in separate plugins. Spring reverb is just very basic one - use it if you do not have anything better but bit crusher is actually quite usable for current lo fi music craze.

There are better free spring reverb plugins, and yes there are better bit crushers too. Both parts of plugin do something but not much while crusher doing more then spring reverb. I think crusher is included to encourage people to distort not very good spring reverb.

If you are not perfectionist you will use it, everything fits into current EDM and if mix quality is bad you can call it lo fi. Overall it's just average quality we see in free plugins, nothing you have to download.

Reviewed By Trader One [read all by] on November 26th, 2021
Version reviewed: 1.0 on Windows

Plugin does not sounds bad but it is nothing extra that you can't get from another free plugin.

Requires iLok and should avoid these plugins. In current competitive audio environment there is no reason to annoy customers with iLoK rootkit.

Reviewed By Trader One [read all by] on November 23rd, 2021
Version reviewed: 2.5.5 on Windows

While synth itself has lot of modulation sources and especially envelopes are very well made working with banks and presets is pain if synth can't write to its VST directory. I found that best works to use patch/bank load save from DAW (if your DAW supports this function).

While modulation sources are excellent sound is just average and because of constant problems with loading / saving banks and patches I moved to another synth. Its not actively maintained, last version is from 2016. I recommend other Crystal users to do the same. We have much better free synths now.

Reviewed By Trader One [read all by] on November 23rd, 2021
Version reviewed: 1.9.0 on Windows

Very good synth, its similar to KV331 Synthmaster1 and its free. It means that there is a lot of patches available. Sound is very good - it has 2 layers. FM is bit limited but with envelope modulation you can still do interesting FM sounds.

Its must have synth.