My First Synth
by nofish Productions
4.3 / 5     (9 votes)
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My First Synth is a simple monophonic synthesizer.

This is my first "practice project" for learning how to make plugins. I've made some mistakes while doing it (first of all, started out with a too small GUI size, so it's all a little 'stuffed'), but I wanted to finish and 'release' it at some point to do new projects, which means I likely won't revisit it and fix bugs (if any...).
  • Simple mono synth.
  • GUI handmade with love.
  • One osc. with sine, square, triangle, saw to choose from.
  • One filter with resonance (HP, LP, BP to choose from).
  • Osc. has quite a bit of aliasing, this synth is more on the harsh than the lovely side.
  • Modulation: ADSR -> vol., ADSR -> cutoff (positive and negative amount),
  •  LFO -> cutoff, LFO -> pitch (LFO's waveforms sine, square, triangle, saw to choose from).
  • Glide (portamento), working a little strange at higher amounts.
  • Output is hard-limited at -0.5db FS for safety, the filter can get a little loud at high resonance.
I'd still suggest using a limiter after it, just in case it explodes. ;) Use at your own risk...

Win: recommended to use VST2 version, VST3 version is experimental.
Mac: not sure if AU version works in Logic, can't test, only tested in Reaper.

silly gal Apr 01 2024
(5 / 5)
Apr 01 2024
This has such good vibes < 3 keep up the amazing work NoFish < 3
Anonymous Legion Aug 14 2021
(5 / 5)
Aug 14 2021
Ok this is a GREAT synth. Not too think, Not too thin. The GUI is funky and Quite different I really like it.
Charlie Oct 05 2016
(5 / 5)
Oct 05 2016
Just tested the AU version in Logic Pro 10.2.4. Works perfectly. I love the synth, especially the GUI and the Pitch section! Good job
gridsleep Jun 27 2016
(5 / 5)
Jun 27 2016
Sounds decent to me, and as Duke Ellington said, if it sounds good, it is good.
LoveTheGUI Jan 08 2016
Jan 08 2016
nofish - I haven't tried the VST yet, but I love that GUI, very playful, lots of fun, very eye-catching, and so different from the usual "normal" GUIs.. nice job :)
Anonymous Jan 09 2016
Jan 09 2016
Good to know I'm not the only one wih a strange taste. :D
Cajhmere Jan 06 2016
(5 / 5)
Jan 06 2016
As u said it's a practice project. For a first shot it's a more than ok synth. The GUI itself is funny and unusual, but the user has to guess too much, what's clickable and what is deco stuff. That's the only negative aspect of the GUI. ;)
nofish Jan 06 2016
Jan 06 2016
Thanks, appreciated. And you're right about the GUI, it was more about fun than ergonomics / best user experience. Promise I'll try better in my next projects.. ;)
Works, but... Jan 04 2016
(4 / 5)
Jan 04 2016
OK, you can get some useful sounds out of this, but the practical joke is a bit tough for eyes... :D
nofish Jan 04 2016
Jan 04 2016
Thanks. GUIs of future projects will be more 'normal' :D