4.5 / 5     (4 votes)
Crio is a virtual analog/FM synthesizer to make arpeggios, bass, solos, leads, FX-style sounds.

The aim was to make an instrument with minimal controls and maximum functionality, to be used at studio or live, with facilities to drastically modify the sounds on the fly, while playing.

The LFO has special functions for rhythmic uses, such as quantization of waveforms synchronized with tempo. If the user applies tone modulation from the LFO with quantization, the resulting tones are forced to a scale, like an autotuner. An interesting result occurs when the noise wave is selected in the LFO.

The modulation wheel can be linked to the overall function of the LFO. Therefore, the user must use that wheel to check the importance of the sound modifications that can be done. For example, when applied quantized tone modulation from LFO, the player can use the modulation wheel to add automatic variations when playing a solo.
  • 1 monophonic oscillator with noise generator and 3 voices, including sub oscillator.
  • 1 LFO with functions of wave quantization and tempo synchronization.
  • 2 filters: typical state variable filter and comb filter.
  • 1 envelope generator.
  • 1 amplifier with booster and saturation.
  • slide tone control that applies to keyboard and tone modulation from LFO.
  • MIDI learn in most of the controls.
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Tom Goldschmidt Jan 30 2022
(4 / 5)
Jan 30 2022
Just discovering it. I'm having lots of fun, but it would be very nice if you published a kind of little manual. I find it rather disorienting.
Solcito Musica Jan 31 2022
Jan 31 2022
Thanks by your words. It's a good idea but I can't promise it by now...
Sly Jul 07 2021
(4 / 5)
Jul 07 2021
Il est quand même pas mal du tout.
TTR Oct 12 2018
Oct 12 2018
Reminds me of Polivoks. I love it!
Martin Dec 13 2017
(5 / 5)
Dec 13 2017
Fantastic basses, not really too psyched about the arp's. Kinda wonky but the bass sounds and simple layout of this one has been a gift to my arsonal!
le attol Feb 01 2017
Feb 01 2017
I used to use this, it's hot.
James Mar 18 2015
Mar 18 2015
This synth is awesome for a freeware. One of the best vst i tried. Thanks, Solcito.
Digitizer Aug 08 2014
(5 / 5)
Aug 08 2014
A really neat and flexible sounding synth with great modulating capabilities, switching off the LFO or any other section can give you some interesting sounds too. Solcito gives us another top VST.