In the beginning of Propellerhead’s Extensions, the young company Blamsoft released an excellent virtual analog Synthesizer with the name Viking VK-1. In the meantime, the developer already released an advanced version for the RE format with new features and a new design. So that the first version of this amazing virtual instrument is not forgotten, the developer ported the synth to the VST platform and released today a PC and Mac version of it.
Please make attention that macOS users require at least 10.12. During my tests, I see that plugin doesn’t work properly with 10.11, so please use it only with 10.12 or higher.
VK-1 Viking Synthesizer is an authentic emulation of a classic monophonic analog synthesizer. It has three continuously variable wave oscillators, two ladder filters with a Dual Lowpass or Highpass/Lowpass configuration, a multi-wave LFO, and two modulation busses. VK-1 uses state of the art DSP technology to accurately reproduce the sound of the hardware.
At the heart of VK-1 are three adjustable wave oscillators. The continuously variable waveform knob gives the oscillators a unique sound that can’t be achieved with the fixed waveforms found in most synths. A noise oscillator provides three types of noise.
VK-1 has cutting edge DSP technology:
- VK-1’s oscillator waveforms were measured from hardware
- VK-1’s oscillators have instability like analog oscillators
- VK-1’s oscillators feature advanced techniques to avoid aliasing
The filter is a classic transistor ladder filter modeled meticulously. Different drive modes are available for adding grit. The number of poles is adjustable for a wider range of filter sounds.
- VK-1’s nonlinear filter algorithm uses circuit modeling
- VK-1’s nonlinear filter algorithm features 4x oversampling
Two modulation busses and an LFO provide flexible modulation capabilities.
VK-1 comes with 228 presets in the categories Bass, Bright Lead, Electro Bass, FX, Percussive Lead, Soft Lead, and Synthwave. The 50 Electro Bass and 50 Synthwave presets were created by experienced sound designer eXode. The synth excels at thick bass and rich lead sounds.
New for VST
The graphics of VK-1 have been completely redone with Retina support. Using experience gained over the past several years, the sound quality has been enhanced to sound more rich, smooth, and creamy.
Blamsoft VK-1 Synthesizer is now available for PC & Mac with a pay what you want price model and with no hassles, dongles or license key. You are requested to make a payment using Paypal. Keep in mind that software development takes a lot of time and resources. The suggested price is $59/€59.
More information here: Blamsoft VK-1 Synthesizer