Lord of the Springs
by Taron
4.6 / 5     (12 votes)
Win32 Win64
Lord of the Springs features 128 voices in form of constantly active spring systems, which a key hit stimulates as well as modwheel scrubbing.

As one might imagine, springs will generally create rather metallic sounds, which makes it ideal for complex glockenspiel sounds, xylophones, marimbas and so on, but the freedom granted by the features allows for a much greater variety of sounds from soft, dreamy pads to harsh percussion and other percussive sounds.

Beware, though, because it truly is procedural sound creation, potentially creating spikes when you line up the spring frequencies. I advice the use of a limiter to avoid possible heart-attacks or damage to equipment.

It also features a unique pitchbend implementation that allows only held down keys to be pitched, while sustained keys (via sustain pedal) won't be affected by it. Once a key is released, a pitch relax value controls how quickly it will return to the original pitch of the key. Once the bend key is struck again without any pitch bending, it will be tuned back to normal instantly.

The probably most outlandish feature is the BODY or ONE SPRING TO RULE THEM ALL, which is kind of why it is called Lord of the Springs. This one spring sits underneath all springs and stimulates all of them by what ever sound they produce. It creates an almost plate reverb like effect, which can be modified in a variety of ways, including its own tuning, decay, diffusion and sharpness. On top of that it has its own phaser effect with a tremolo that can go stereo and can have its rate synced not just to BPM but to actual song position for a perfect lineup with a beat, if so desired.

Subtle use of the phaser can create compelling room impressions as well, which is the original reason for why I implemented it to begin with. The BODY also features a blendable SOLO mode, again increasing the amount of sound creation possibilities somewhat substantially, though, mostly in the realm of special effects.
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Florian Mrugalla Nov 17 2022
(5 / 5)
Nov 17 2022
What's up with the people who claim that you can only use this Synthesizer with presets? Just go through the knobs one-by-one. You won't understand them all, but it's easy to get a feel for them if you just try for half an hour. And the sounds that come out of this thing are mostly pristine and atmospheric, yet wild and raw. Definitely not a Preset-Synth!
mnrv-ovrf-year-c Jul 15 2022
Jul 15 2022
This is hard to use in some places, and even on Windows x64 might require redistributable libraries installed. Most people would download it only to use the presets. It comes with a few but many of them are quite good and useable. Better with organs and plucks than bass and drums.
michel Oct 16 2022
Oct 16 2022
Quelles bibliothèques faut t'il installer pour que ça fonctionne ?
John Burns Aug 01 2021
(3 / 5)
Aug 01 2021
So cool I wish I had a reason to use it. Sadly however this synth has a very specific sound to it and I'm recording indie music, I'm not doing soundtracks to computer games set in damp caves. Really interesting and atmospheric but I have no idea what the controls do. If this didn't come with presets it would be almost entirely useless. It works perfectly anyway.
FilliD Dec 03 2020
(4 / 5)
Dec 03 2020
Impressive sounds. Need it for mac.
Sean Oct 25 2018
Oct 25 2018
Good for IDM.
GigitoEQ Oct 18 2018
Oct 18 2018
Pure awesome creativity!
Gigitoe Dec 10 2017
(5 / 5)
Dec 10 2017
This is absolutely exotic! Great job Taron!
eg571212 Oct 01 2017
(5 / 5)
Oct 01 2017
Excellent and very unique free synth. Thanks !
(5 / 5)
Jul 08 2017
Here is what I call a very good ORIGINAL SYNTH, more than 5 stars definetly
Baio Jul 07 2017
Jul 07 2017
Hi, thanks for LOTS! The new 2.0.2_x64 doesn't appear in the Reaper VST list... (what can I do?) thanks again...
Codesound Jul 06 2017
Jul 06 2017
Simply beautiful! (add presets for explain his great sonic capatibility)... Many Thanks for this beautiful toy!!!
marcos May 28 2017
May 28 2017
Magnifico, farei varias musicas.
LiamCat Dec 10 2016
Dec 10 2016
This sound incredible on youtube! Sounds like would be great for spook or future beat
Chellenger Dec 09 2016
(5 / 5)
Dec 09 2016
Amazing sound!
Mark (FlyingScooter) Dec 08 2016
(3 / 5)
Dec 08 2016
Like wondering into a village of massive potential, this one is good, albeit totally different than what I expected. Note: If you ever saw Apocalypse Now, there is a patch that will remind of you this movie the moment you hit it! sweet.
58muffles Jul 20 2020
Jul 20 2020
Outstanding creative and haunting fantasy sounds... Recommend this plug in absolutely... Good job to the creator!!