Tethys 2
by TN Audio
4.6 / 5     (17 votes)
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Tethys 2 is  based around the architecture of the PAiA Proteus 1 (not the EMU's expander !).

The effects from right to left are Phaser, Chorus and Echo these are fairly standard but follow the Tethys ethos of keep it simple and therefore have the minimum number of controls needed. Then comes the X Mod the effect of which changes depending on Oscillator 2's waveform and the knobs setting (should maybe have been called Mod ?) and can sound depending on the settings anything from FM, AM, RM to badly soldered wires randomly distorting the sound. A great companion to the next effect the Drive, it started out as a recreation of an old Washburn SX3 pedal but as I tried to reduce the pedals three knobs to one it took on a character of its own. Its tone is also dependent on the amount of signal being fed to it by the volume knob, so to get the sound you want you may have to turn the volume down and boost it at your mixer.

To take advantage of the range of sounds and interplay these last three knobs had I thought they would be ideal for the Variable Attenuation Matrix or VAM, just click on the symbol for Velocity, After touch or Modulation wheel and use the knob to set the maximum amount and anything less than say full velocity etc will attenuate the control. This worked so well I applied it to several other controls to give a very organic playing experience.
Force Majeure Aug 22 2023
(1 / 5)
Aug 22 2023
Is trash
Midland Synthetics May 14 2022
(5 / 5)
May 14 2022
Awesome sound.
VST Dec 27 2021
(5 / 5)
Dec 27 2021
Ja! Ja! Gut ! Das ist Fantastisch !
Andewprod Oct 17 2021
(5 / 5)
Oct 17 2021
It is a synth with lots of caracter and for being a free vst a nice, warm-ish sound!
the EARL of SWIRL Jul 19 2020
(4 / 5)
Jul 19 2020
Really nice sounds, well done!
Sophie Oct 01 2019
Oct 01 2019
Has anyone made it work in reaper? my reaper do not see it.
gridsleep Aug 06 2018
(5 / 5)
Aug 06 2018
Oh, it's got big brass ones, and they clang together.
meccy Nov 20 2017
(5 / 5)
Nov 20 2017
Nice synth, but I really need this in a 64-bit version
doblecedé Oct 23 2017
(5 / 5)
Oct 23 2017
Superb! Full Screen, StandAlone, nice design, vintage sound :)
Fatty Gutbucket Bellybusta Feb 09 2017
(5 / 5)
Feb 09 2017
Been using this one for ages now. One of my favourite free soft synths. In its low tones is where it excels. Sounds like an expensive hardware synth at times. Download it and have a play with it, really good soft emulator, and a fine synth in its own right.
Old Harm Apr 01 2016
(5 / 5)
Apr 01 2016
Lovely fat synth, makes all kinds of different sounds, has real character. Thanks TN Audio
TJ Oct 08 2015
(4 / 5)
Oct 08 2015
Very cool for sound effects. Not very impressed, honestly. Good synth, none the less. 4 out of 5.
Synth Newb Jul 25 2015
(5 / 5)
Jul 25 2015
This program is intuitive and it sounds great. I'm having a lot of fun with it, thanks.
molotov Feb 13 2015
Feb 13 2015
Fantastic synth!
Good Feb 04 2015
(5 / 5)
Feb 04 2015
Nice sound.
Boxcars Jul 19 2014
(5 / 5)
Jul 19 2014
It sounds great for making acid and Chicago house.
Emperor Joseph II Jun 30 2014
(5 / 5)
Jun 30 2014
Well, there it is.
LiamCat Jun 29 2014
(5 / 5)
Jun 29 2014
I am impressed, haven't seen a EMU - emulator, and this sounds very close, with some working the track dynamics EQ in your DAW, this could be a pro level bread and butter.
wrong, buddy... Mar 25 2018
Mar 25 2018
This has nothing whatsoever to do with EMU. The developer even said so in the description... read it more carefully. This is a synth.
Erisian May 26 2020
May 26 2020
Dev said "Not the EMUs expander." Therefore it IS an EMU. An EMU is an emulation, in this case, of a hardware synthesizer. YOU read it more carefully!
some guy from the internet Jul 15 2023
Jul 15 2023
You do realize Emu Expander is a Synthesizer by EMU, right?