Alphatron SE
by HG Fortune
4.0 / 5     (14 votes)
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Alphatron is a hybrid analog / digital oscillators synthesizer.

Alphatron is not just a simple VA synthesizer instead in using a 3rd oscillator with digital waves (quite similar to an Ensoniq ESQ-1 / SQ 80 from the late 1980ies) it does offer a lot more sonic potential. Also this 3 rd oscillator serves as sync master for oscillator 2 thus creating a lot more sonic flavours. Amplitude Modulation has got it's dedicated adjustable output and uses oscillator 2 as main source being modulated either by osc. 1 or 3. Oscillator 1 is a polywave oscillator with up to 5 additional waves, so you might have something like Super Saw(tm), Super Pulse, Super Ramp etc.
  • 1 VA Oscillator with up to 6 poly waves for Saw, Ramp, Sine, Tri, and Pulse.
  • 1 VA Oscillator with single waves as above plus white and pink noise, Sync slave.
  • 1 Sample Oscillator with fairly typical digital waves with different hamonic content, Sync master.
  • 1 Amplitude Modulation with dedicated output.
  • 1 24 dB resonant Low Pass filter with dedicated ADSR EG, 4 mixable mod sources.
  • 1 VCA EG.
  • Both EG have 3 modes: exponential, reverse exponential, and linear; and optional control for Attack and Decay by velocity.
  • 1 Booster or Enciter selectable.
  • 1 Mystify with three selctable types (Brite, Soft, Dark).
  • 1 bpm synced Delay with adjustable Offset controlley manually or by modsource, Pan.
  • 1 Bass Boost.
  • 1 Pan for undelayed signal.
  • 1 small Reverb for adding some nice flavour.
  • 1 Saturator.
  • 1 main Volume.
  • 3 x LFO, 1 x Duo LFO (with two waves and phase control for 2nd wave), 1 x S&H.
  • 1 Pitch LFO with option to speed up or down the LFO speed controlled by Modwheel or Aftertouch.
  • 3 Lazy buttons.
Joe (another) Dec 06 2023
(5 / 5)
Dec 06 2023
I love this synth just like H.G.'s other stuff. Great sound and enough controls to tweak without being bogged down. Thanks for the gift!
mnrv-ovrf-year-c Jul 25 2022
Jul 25 2022
Became very sad to discover, a few months after my hiatus from Internet (until a few months ago), and soon after his nation's team won FIFA World Cup, the author passed away. I felt he was my friend. My first plug-in by HGF was Protoplasm21 Free which I got from MusicTech Magazine, have the full version and still use it in my music. I bought a few things from him including this synthesizer. The step sequencer is the weakest point for sure. Sometimes doesn't trigger correctly and cannot save to FXP nor FXB anything the user changes. The "NFG" version is the same thing but without that sequencer. Sometimes when changing patches at least one menu shows with blank option, must be an issue with Synthedit. This is great for granular lo-fidelity noisy stuff especially percussion. Less impressive for bass and leads as the built-in presets demonstrate.
Phil Oct 12 2021
(4 / 5)
Oct 12 2021
Crashed Cakewalk a few times, some good useable sounds, better than Standard Alphatron for my uses.
Thabo Aug 05 2021
(5 / 5)
Aug 05 2021
klimperei Dec 14 2020
(5 / 5)
Dec 14 2020
Just great. With the random of NanoHost produces incredible sounds. I don't understand the commentby Joe.
Мыкола Feb 03 2020
(5 / 5)
Feb 03 2020
Хороший струмент!
Joe Aug 17 2019
(0 / 5)
Aug 17 2019
Total scam. Wasted storage downloading this.
klimperei Dec 14 2020
Dec 14 2020
what happened ?
Joe (another) Dec 06 2023
Dec 06 2023
What do you mean by scam?! This guy was a generous legend who put out unique, beautiful stuff including this one. People who leave non-descriptive negative comments like this usually don't know how to use it.
Thor Jan 25 2019
(5 / 5)
Jan 25 2019
Amazing, powerful synth. A masterwork for free, a must-have. Inspiring!Under Magix Samplitude Studio 16 (2012 lol) x86 on Windows 7 64 bits. THANK YOU MISTER HG FORTUNE!
jimmy Dec 25 2018
(5 / 5)
Dec 25 2018
No brainer, the best on this site
Intrinsic Jul 20 2016
(5 / 5)
Jul 20 2016
Lovely possibilities with this synth.