Last updated on December 15th, 2015 at 11:32 pm
Eclipsis is a free hybrid wavetable synthesizer in VST plugin format for Windows, developed by VST Zone. It is one of the coolest freeware synthesizer releases in quite a while and it’s definitely worthy of your attention if you want to add some variety to your arsenal of virtual instruments.
The instrument features three wavetable oscillators with 118 available waveshapes which can be further modified by using three different tools. Although the included waveshapes offer a rather broad palette of timbres, it is worth noting that it is not possible to load external wavetables. Also, the instrument doesn’t support wavetable scanning, which is a feature that we’re used to seeing in modern wavetable synthesizers such as Serum.
On the other hand, Eclipsis has quite a few bonus features to help you forget about the aforementioned limitations. You can get some truly amazing sounds out of this instrument once you start experimenting with frequency modulation (you can use any of 118 different waveshapes as the frequency modulation source) and by randomizing different elements of the sound engine.
The plugin also features a powerful modulation matrix with nine different modulation sources and 39 modulation targets, an arpeggiator and two FX racks with reverb, delay and chorus effects. Eclipsis is a sound designer’s dream come true, capable of generating an incredible amount of different sound types and becoming an endless source of inspiration with its cleverly implemented randomization features.
I’ve been a rather big fan of this developer’s work thus far (their amazing Amplio 2 multi-effects unit has been included in BPB’s list of the best freebies from 2014) and I’m really glad to see such a huge release from them. I honestly can’t wait to see what they will come up next. Fingers crossed from getting more tools from VST Zone this year!
Check out the Eclipsis demo video:
Eclipsis is available for free download via VST Zone (2.3 MB download size, ZIP archive, 32-bit VSTi plugin format for Windows, made with SynthEdit).