Sampleson Things Synthesizer plugin (PC/Mac) simplifies the sound design process and makes it accessible to anyone, even to non-synthesizer experts
Sampleson has today released Things, a new synthesizer plugin that does not require any synthesizer skills. Things is based on “Descriptors” which are objects and ideas that will help you understand the effect of a knob and the kind of sound it will produce. Simply said, the musicians build sounds visually.
The descriptors feature 32 different oscillator types (arcade, alien talk, crystal, clouds…), each equipped with different parameters like the softness, color… These are supported by 30 different FX processors and filters. All of the parameters can be assigned to a CC controller (right-click over the desired slider/knob) and automatable via DAW.
Things Synthesizer also features an easy-to-use arpeggiator with up to 32 steps that includes automation lines for note shift, velocity, and length. Further, a shuffle function, an ignore key-down option and sync are onboard.
The concept reminds me a lot of the Einklang Synthesizer from Eisenberg Audio, where they have implemented a different concept than a subtractive design.
Sampleson Things supports VST/AU plugin format and Win/Mac standalone. The plugin is available now at an introductory price of $19 USD (regular $39 USD).
More information here: Sampleson Things Synthesizer