by Matt Tytel
3.0 / 5     (2 votes)
Win32 Win64 OSX Linux
Helm is a polyphonic semi-modular synthesizer with a flexible modulation system.
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John Burns Aug 09 2021
(2 / 5)
Aug 09 2021
Is it just me or does every preset sound HORRIBLE!? I find it really odd that the menu has a section for "harsh" presets when literally every other preset in all the other sections could accurately be described as "Also really harsh".
Bob Angelo Jun 28 2021
(4 / 5)
Jun 28 2021
The good : excellent user interface !!! Even for a pretty complex synth with a lot of modules, it is quick to understand how to easly do some very complex modulations. Hats off to the UI designer ! The bad : the sound bank... most of everything sounds bad or is uninteresting, and is unusable in any genres + don't showcase the synth potential... WHY ?!? The synth makes it easy to create good stuff, so why is the sound bank so bad ? The ugly : The 64 bit installation process asks me where to install the program and where to put the vst... but without asking anything it installs also the 32 bit dll, and the vst3. Pretty messy ! SMALL BUG : in FL Studio 20 the thumbnail of Helm doesn't work. The workaround : 1) open helm if FL Studio, do a print screen 2) In the browser on plugin database, right clic the folder where helm is, clic open3) in the folder where "helm.fst" is there is also "helm.png" (a hidden file) 4) use an image editor to paste the print sreen on the empty "helm.png" , save it and put is as a hidden file 5) on FL Studio next startup it will work.