4.6 / 5     (21 votes)
Win32 Win64
Odin is a 12 voice polyphonic, wavetable-based, subtractive, semi-modular synthesizer.

The oscillators include a wide variety of waveforms and are designed to prevent aliasing. The filters are virtual analog Moog-ladder emulations with Oberheim variations.
  • 3 oscillators (5 different algorithms, 35 waveforms).
  • 2 filters (8 different algorithms: LP, BP, HP and comb variations).
  • 2 LFOs (one global, one per voice).
  • Chorus.
  • Delay.
  • 5 slot mod-matrix.
  • XY-pad.
  • Flexible signal routing.
Odin does not run on WinXP (only Vista and higher).
Special thanks to Will Pirkle ( willpirkle.com ).
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MAK May 05 2022
(4 / 5)
May 05 2022
Odin is funny. There were no presets, so I thought it was boring at first, but as I was playing with the parameters, I realized that it was deep. This Odin can be fully enjoyed even with 1.
John Burns Jul 31 2021
(2 / 5)
Jul 31 2021
A bit complicated and confusing for me. Design isn't super easy to understand but looks clearer than some FM synths out there. Doesn't seem to work with my sustain pedal and doesn't have preloaded presets. GUI is ugly and gives me a headache. Tones seem ok.
Philippe Apr 19 2020
Apr 19 2020
Il ne fonctionne pas très bien sous Reaper. Est ce possible d'arranger ?
Digital Rules Feb 06 2020
(5 / 5)
Feb 06 2020
Sounds great!
ttsakonas Sept 26 2018
(5 / 5)
Sept 26 2018
This is 5/5 for me. Any chance we see midi learn functionality? (incl. for routing -graphic- buttons)
NETMANSKY808 Sept 11 2018
Sept 11 2018
Do you planing to make presets ? May be there is place to dowload them ?
Darko Aug 30 2018
(5 / 5)
Aug 30 2018
A synth with a great sound and good architecture.
AM May 25 2018
(5 / 5)
May 25 2018
Excellent sounding synth! Bravo! 5/5
Proteus May 19 2018
(5 / 5)
May 19 2018
This sounds amazing! I am impressed!
Martin May 04 2018
(4 / 5)
May 04 2018
I got clipping in the signal from the synth I use wavetable glass as osc1 and fm on osc2, I can't figure it out but I'm sure it come from the synth. I love the sound
anonymous Jan 21 2018
Jan 21 2018
I noticed the lfo's don't automatically initiate when they're assigned to the oscillator volume modules, they only initiate when you edit them or the mod matrix during playback but not when leaving them untouched while playing notes, so far this only happens to the volume modulations, the other modulations work fine. Otherwise great synth, very analog sounding, creamy and thick.
Frederik Siepe Feb 13 2018
Feb 13 2018
Added to buglist! Thanks!
nouser Dec 10 2017
(5 / 5)
Dec 10 2017
Very nice synth well suitable for thick analog basslines and leads, I think it's among the best free ones out there, it's almost impossible to make this one sound bad even with its extremely wide sound palette. The filters are always smooth and crunchy and never harsh at any setting.
eg571212 Oct 01 2017
(5 / 5)
Oct 01 2017
Good wavetable synth allowing a large palette of sounds. Internal routing and tweakability giving hours of fun (rare with free synths). Little drawback : only 5 mod slots of which 2 needed for VCF keyboard tracking (absent from filter panels).
Uzbazur Mar 17 2017
(5 / 5)
Mar 17 2017
Love it! :O)
Mato Mar 08 2017
(5 / 5)
Mar 08 2017
Quite a versatile synth and it sounds great! It should be released for Mac OS too.
Cajhmere Oct 14 2016
(3 / 5)
Oct 14 2016
I was searchin after a synth that meets the supremacy and behaviour of Synth1. Odin has a little advantage for deepest/lowest basses. It's really impressive when the last key on your keyboard don't give you back nonsense but rather what you was calling for: The sound you created played on the lowest key, precise and clean as the highest key. Here is the next plus: Odin acts like what I lick Synth1 for: You can't overexpect Odin while tweaking. Most synths tend to break the rules when you tweak a sound to the limit. The only lil problem I have is performance problems when I hold 6 keys and change the chord, my pc starts to stumble. Maybe it's a bit CPU hungry, but it's possible to arrange around it. ;)
Frederik Siepe Oct 30 2016
Oct 30 2016
Hi Cajhmere, when playing 6 notes with some release and 3 multi-oscs, you get to the point where you have 144 oscillators running in parallel. That might be a bit too much for some systems, given the aliasing-free implementation of the oscillators. I recommend bouncing to audio in that situation. Using any other type of oscillator should be fine however. Best, Frederik
truepiano Oct 05 2016
(5 / 5)
Oct 05 2016
Top synth !!
Amane:OG Sept 04 2016
(5 / 5)
Sept 04 2016
Sweetest FM Synth Ever<3
Sixtyfour Jul 22 2016
(5 / 5)
Jul 22 2016
Strange. I'm having trouble loading up the 64bit version in MuLab. 32bit via JBridge is working.
Rob Jul 17 2016
(5 / 5)
Jul 17 2016
This as a seriously neat and versatile synth. Results are almost instantaneous and a decent patch can be transferred from mind to synth in a few minutes. One of the best synths around that covers a large spectrum of sound creation but with ease. Absolute must have in ANY VST synth library.
Pierre Jun 29 2016
(5 / 5)
Jun 29 2016
Monster-synth alert! Endless possibilities for sound design, intuitive UI, looks nice. Well done!
Charles Jun 25 2016
(5 / 5)
Jun 25 2016
Seriously, one of the best free vst's I've ever tried; enjoying it now as I write this. As said above, a little beast.
Kevin Jun 23 2016
Jun 23 2016
I'm not a sound designer so it's hard to rate this synth. Even a handful of presets(even just for starting points) would help.
Tom Jul 10 2018
Jul 10 2018
That's where I'm at also. Presets would be very welcome. Does anyone have any?
Dagga man Jun 23 2016
(4 / 5)
Jun 23 2016
This is actually awesome, tonnes of features etc. good job
Anonymous Jun 24 2016
Jun 24 2016
I agree with you, maybe every sound you could imagine can be created with this little monster, but unfortunately there is a big Bug in the ADSR-Section, the synth doesn't stop the note and keep playin a noisy humm. I hope this Synth get updated soon, because it's a Beast !
Frederik Siepe Jun 25 2016
Jun 25 2016
Hi, could you please send bug-report, maybe with the buggy patch included to frederiksiepe@web.de ? Thanks a lot! Fred
Anonymous Jun 25 2016
Jun 25 2016
Hy Frederik, it's a Problem with the whole Synth, its not depented on a patch. Please fix it =).
Frederik Siepe Jun 25 2016
Jun 25 2016
Hi, I and some others have tested the synth thoroughly, and I haven't heard about this problem before. I'd love to fix the problem, however I need to know more about it. So please if anybody experiences this problem get in touch with me via email (frederiksiepe@web.de) and provide information regarding OS and DAW. Thanks, Fred