by Majken
4.5 / 5     (37 votes)
Chimera is an experimental synth that uses subtractive synthesis in a new way.

White noise is sent through a series of narrow bandpass filters which are controlled by pitch. The filtered noise is used as resonant sinewaves to create pads, atmospheres, organs and percussive sounds. In other words, everything you hear from Chimera is white noise being filtered into music - in realtime.
alienacidblood Nov 28 2020
(5 / 5)
Nov 28 2020
A very interesting synthesis, standing out among the many equally sounding. For me it is perfect for my atmospheric lines dark ambient themes.
Jon Jan 10 2020
(5 / 5)
Jan 10 2020
Not that different to any other synthesiser in results, but fun to play with
(5 / 5)
Mar 26 2019
GigitoEQ Dec 24 2018
(4 / 5)
Dec 24 2018
Extremely creative concept! It would be great if the attack time could be made shorter.
Andrija Oct 06 2018
Oct 06 2018
I wish there is 64-bit version. I so adore it. It gives totally different taste to my music. I love you Majken!
Zapidom Jan 29 2020
Jan 29 2020
Get jbridge
Darko Aug 28 2018
(5 / 5)
Aug 28 2018
Amazing synth for harsh and gentle noises. If you're looking for synths similar to Chimera, check out Noisetar by NUSofting it is for Windows and Mac OS in 32-/64-bit VST/AU.
Mato Aug 02 2018
(5 / 5)
Aug 02 2018
Brilliant ambient/atmospheric synth!
Polynik Jan 08 2017
(5 / 5)
Jan 08 2017
One of my fav go to synth for background atmos.
Emiliano Nov 07 2016
(5 / 5)
Nov 07 2016
It's amazing. Hope to have more synths like it. 5 stars
LiamCat Dec 27 2014
Dec 27 2014
I have been producing trip hop, with slower funk beats. This synth being dry works into tracks very well. The pink noise carries the ambiance very well, also after the track have been rendered to wav from midi, they cut and paste very good throughout the tracker. I have done some really trippy noise with this. And it's a sound not commonly heard in EDM or electronica.
Moon Mar 25 2012
Mar 25 2012
I'm new to the whole VST scene and I only have Darkwave to use. So far I've only found one VST that didn't come with the program that it will recognize. I am fucking anxious to try this Chimera program but it won't jive for whatever reason. Can SOMEONE please give me some ideas on how to successfully run this and maybe a few others using Darkwave? Thanks...
kolique Apr 18 2012
Apr 18 2012
My tip would be.. Download LMMS and use that for VST plugins - if you are a "beginner".
Greenwood Aug 11 2016
Aug 11 2016
Moon, I am using Darkwave and have no problems with it. How many plugins do you have in your VST folder? I have noticed that when you have a ton, sometimes only part of them load (from my experience, keep it under 200 MBs). I don't know if simply linking another folder within the program settings avoids this issue. I have my folder down to a select 50 plugins and am fine. P.S. Chimera is a fine VST.
Youno Nov 27 2011
(4 / 5)
Nov 27 2011
Very interesting VST. At first you might think it's a bit dry but when you realize it's only made using filtered noise you'll be amazed. It really is a pretty good synth if you can find a purpose for it. Definitely good for those "radiation-type-movie-soundtracks" and ambient tracks.
Jarek Jun 07 2011
(5 / 5)
Jun 07 2011
Awesome, addictive, extraordinary. One of the best free VSTi ever.
calicoade Feb 20 2011
(5 / 5)
Feb 20 2011
A superb synth. I have been looking for a synth that makes great ambient pads for ages but most that I have found tend towards new age cheesiness, this has a much darker feel. Excellent.
Jeri Is in yo face Dec 21 2010
(2 / 5)
Dec 21 2010
I don't like it much... it's not bad but it's like... dry, like someone else said. I have to add to much reverb and modulation just to make it sound worth something.
tubejockey Nov 29 2010
(5 / 5)
Nov 29 2010
My all-time favorite pad machine. Beautiful!
deepwatermusic Jun 22 2010
(4 / 5)
Jun 22 2010
Cool, because it is very different.
Ghekorg7 Apr 22 2010
(5 / 5)
Apr 22 2010
SUPER !! Now I can't go on without Chimera... It fits everywhere you want.
the arceologist Apr 12 2010
(5 / 5)
Apr 12 2010
Use it if you want to be different, and not just another analog groupie !
dark_angel Mar 25 2010
(5 / 5)
Mar 25 2010
This is uber cool, I wish this was a real world synth, i'd buy it instantly. Mind you I only use about 4 of its sounds, heheheheheh.
chemical mike Oct 07 2009
(3 / 5)
Oct 07 2009
This sucks up cpu power like a sponge, but otherwise a nice instrument.
ArpKnight Sept 16 2009
(5 / 5)
Sept 16 2009
Very compelling and dark pads, what a score! thanks :)
sedgwic Jun 16 2009
(5 / 5)
Jun 16 2009
I wrote some very sombre music with this. I made crusty ash covered horns and an organ with tear stained keys. An ethereal gothic workhorse.
Ben Lancini Jun 09 2009
(5 / 5)
Jun 09 2009
This is very useful and nuanced instrument. It succeeds at being very playable and programmable. Thanks to the authors for this excellent free tool.
Chorske Apr 16 2009
(5 / 5)
Apr 16 2009
Brilliantly easy to use. CLear interface, meshed effortlessly with Ableton. Nice work, I especially like its capacity to make ragged atmospherics without sounding soundtracky. Does that make sense? Anyway- very much like this, many thanks.
Emil Apr 12 2009
(5 / 5)
Apr 12 2009
Perfect for deep house & trance!
tygerbill Dec 29 2008
(4 / 5)
Dec 29 2008
One of the nicer VST instruments that I've tried in a long time. The white noise allows for sounds which blend into each other.