Exakt Lite
by Sonicbits
3.8 / 5     (20 votes)
Win64 OSX
Exakt Lite is an inuitive and user friendly FM synthesizer plugin.

From the harsh digital and cold sounds known from the FM era to warm and organic sounds, Exakt Lite can create a wide range of sounds.

Exakt Lite has got 4 operators which can be arranged in the classic 8 FM algorithms with feedback on operator D. Each operator has got different waveforms such as the basic sine, saw, square and triangle. Additionally, the 8 classic waveforms from the Yamaha TX81Z are emulated.

ach operator has got a separate amplitude envelope generator supporting the classic 5 point TX envelopes. These envelopes have been modeled to mimic the TX characteristics.

The plugin UI has been created using vector graphics and supports blur free resizing.
  • 4 aliasing free Operators with classic TX waveforms.
  • 12 voices.
  • Drag-and-drop envelopes.
  • 8 classic FM algorithms with feedback on operator D.
  • Resonant filter with 24db/oct lowpass, highpass and bandpass.
  • Visualization of the resulting waveform for immediate editing response.
  • LFO syncable to host.
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Lash Feb 17 2024
(2 / 5)
Feb 17 2024
Would absolutely be perfect for me if you were able to upload sysex files. without that feature unfortunately this plugin feels kind of useless
loserboi Jul 25 2022
(5 / 5)
Jul 25 2022
The best alternative fot the operator synth of ableton. Sounds good
DrakuLaura Feb 16 2022
(5 / 5)
Feb 16 2022
Incredible sound quality for freeware synth! Presets are flawless as well. Reminds of Korg Opsix hardware synth. The only drawback is that Exakt is being distributed via installer, not archive with VSTs. Anyway, worth of installing. I am using Exakt with freeware Soundbridge DAW - it works flawlessly in this DAW!
John Burns Aug 03 2021
(3 / 5)
Aug 03 2021
Ok sounding FM synth. I like the fact that there's only a few algorithms to choose from. Limited options is a really good idea when it comes to something as complex and bewildering as FM synthesis. As with even the most stripped down and user friendly FM synths however, this is still quite a confusing synth to program. Doesn't support my sustain pedal which is a bummer.
Andy L Apr 07 2021
(5 / 5)
Apr 07 2021
Beautiful evolution of the Yamaha FM synths of the 1980s such as the DX7, DX100 (and the many derivatives such as DX27, DX21) and Yamaha TX81Z synths. I've owned a DX7II and a DX27, I love the sound of this plug, I found the sound of the actual DX27 a bit dirty and distorted, but in a fuzzy muddy way, not a good way. This app takes the classic sounds but is clean and modern, with a great user interface that blows the originals out of the water! A final note: FM synthesis is capable of simple and complex sounds, but the way it achieves this is relatively simple and computationally efficient. This is why FM was chosen in the first place to be the first mass-produced digital synth, the DX7 which was released in 1983 with 16 note polyphony (considered a lot at that time). What does this mean now? You can run many instances of these (or other well written) FM plugs without stressing your computers CPU too much. The timbres that FM can produce is also often a nice contrast to analog synths or virtual analog VST plugins. FM can may similar tones to analog, but also gritty, textured, aggressive, glassy and complex timbres that analog just can not do (as much as I love analog and virtual analog!)
Люк Dec 09 2020
(5 / 5)
Dec 09 2020
A very easy synthesizer to set up. To create chords for writing music in the style of Dub Techno! Recommend ! Thank you for this site!
Flarby Dec 03 2020
(1 / 5)
Dec 03 2020
Looked like a good alternative to a Yamaha TX81Z, but my DAW refused to "see" it. Frustrating.
Duckett May 30 2020
(4 / 5)
May 30 2020
Not bad for a modern-GUI 4-op FM synth. If you're really into FM and don't mind payware under $20, I recommend checking out Aurora by Audio Nebula. The GUI admittedly isn't for everyone, but the thing's a beast.
ambedo May 21 2020
(4 / 5)
May 21 2020
Only thing I wish, was that there was a way to copy env shapes to other oscillators or the filter env. oh and id like some adsr knobs instead of needing to adjust w/ that grid graph thingy. Overall this is a killer freebie, esp if you dont own ableton and therefor have operator.
Alberts May 18 2020
(2 / 5)
May 18 2020
I mean the interface is nice but everything else is pretty boring and there are not a lot of options to mess with.
morsik May 20 2020
May 20 2020
Just learn about FM synthesis.
Erisian May 17 2020
(1 / 5)
May 17 2020
The sounds I got out of this grated badly on the nerves. As some people like it, I can only assume I didn't give it a fair try but to me it sounded like badly aliased oscillators passed through a HP filter and the sound magnified to ear piercing levels.
Serpax Oct 20 2020
Oct 20 2020
Totally agree !
rek Oct 24 2020
Oct 24 2020
I think it is using waveforms from the old gear so you can probably get a convincing 'lately bass' from this.
Anonymous May 16 2020
(5 / 5)
May 16 2020
Now I can follow Dash Glitch's youtube psytrance tutorials where he uses Serum, which I can't afford.
Anonymous May 15 2020
(3 / 5)
May 15 2020
I like where this is going. I'm guessing the full version is coming soon?
Real word May 15 2020
(5 / 5)
May 15 2020
Incredible, extremely easy to configure, "please increase the bank to 128" the best FM synth to date.