Nettle
by Fellusive
3.8 / 5     (5 votes)
Win64 OSX
   
VST AU
Nettle explores the unique and relatively under-explored world of scanned synthesis.

The timbre of the sounds you create constantly evolve, as the waveform produced is made by tracing (scanning) the positions of masses that are always in motion. These masses are set into motion when you press a key on your MIDI controller - this simulates the action of a hammer striking the connection of masses.

Through the user's manipulation of the masses, the springs that connect them, and the hammer that excites them, a wide range of dynamic, almost sentient, sounds are possible.
  • 32-voice polyphony.
  • Fully automatable knobs.
  • Filter (low-pass, high-pass) and reverb available for signal processing.
  • Four LFOs and ADSRs available for modulation, along with two sources for modulation via your MIDI controller.
  • Built-in presets, as well as the ability for users to save and modify their own presets.
  • A randomize button.
Downloads
Rippley Aug 21 2021
(5 / 5)
Aug 21 2021
I think some people like myself will be very happy to get their hands on this. It produces a lot of great grainy textures. If used properly it can sound amazing.
Jacob Aug 08 2021
(3 / 5)
Aug 08 2021
It's capable of some cool sounds, but majority of everything between those sounds is an awful crackling mess that had me convinced my DAW was broken. That's the last thing I need from a synth. It's very unfortunate since it's genuinely quite neat and it's finally something other than a subtractive, additive, or FM synth. Also the randomizer button is useless since, as mentioned earlier, the good sounds are few and far between, and there's no limit on the randomized ranges for things like the ADSR envelope so most of the results are going to have attack lengths exceeding one whole second. Also seems to have knob fine tuning that scales the changes you make based on how quickly you move your cursor, which is absolutely hellish when you're actually just to zero out a modulator but as you near the number and naturally slow down your cursor to not pass it, the thing scales down your inputs so much that you'll never reach it and instead get to play an irritating game of moving the cursor just a little bit faster to make it just zero out a knob only to overshoot and have to go the other direction 5 or 10 times.
Faydit Jul 20 2021
(5 / 5)
Jul 20 2021
Interesting concept, good sounds
Petit stérilet mignon Jul 19 2021
(1 / 5)
Jul 19 2021
Don't really understand what the guy was trying to do. Everything sounds like weird lo-fi noises. Experimental synth. Could have been a lot improved, way too limited.
TA-AT Jul 19 2021
(5 / 5)
Jul 19 2021
All of it sounds amazing with a randomozer button.....A resounding THANK YOU.