Ummet Ozcan has announced the forthcoming release of Genesis Pro, a powerful synthesizer VST plugin that will only cost one euro.
February just became an exciting month to be an aspiring music producer – especially if you don’t have any money. Because for those of you in the know, the wait is finally over. After spending eight years making it and teasing it on social media, it looks like Ummet Ozcan is finally ready to release Genesis Pro – his long-awaited, ‘ultimate’ software synthesizer, for the price of 1 Euro! Which is great, because if the features list and first-look video are anything to go by, this thing could sell for 200 times that.See also: Top 10 FREE Synthesizer VST Plugins
Ummet Ozcan’s reasoning behind the synth and its price tag, whether you are a fan of his music or not, should be an inspiration to us all. As Ummet explains in the first-look video, he “did not spend too much time in making tutorials or helping out upcoming producers” because of his busy schedule, and he sees Genesis Pro as his opportunity to make up for this and contribute to the music industry. And in terms of its design, this certainly seems to be the case: it is intended to be useable by and satisfying for beginners but has real levels of depth and features that advanced sound designers crave. Refreshingly, it has features that appear to be there for the sole purpose of making things easier for newcomers and introduce them to the techniques and possibilities of sound design. The way Genesis Pro is designed and the fact that it is being put out there for a price anyone can afford is symbolic of what Ozcan is trying to do with it.
Which all sounds very nice, but is it any good? Well, it certainly seems to be a powerful synthesizer. These are some of the main features, and we are only scratching the surface. In fact, according to the developer, it will take you a year before you fully know what the synthesizer is capable of.
The Genesis Pro can do Subtractive, Phase Distortion, FM, and ROM synthesis. It boasts three oscillators that can generate sounds independently or simultaneously. You can morph seamlessly between them in real-time with a dedicated slider. Each oscillator can have a filter applied to it. There are eight filter types and five saturation modes to choose from. Genesis Pro also features a 32-step sequencer, an arpeggiator, and has the ability to load external custom MIDI sequences. It lets you split these sequences between the upper and lower keys of your keyboard, and even lets you split the keyboard so you can play one instrument with one hand and another with your other hand.
There’s a massive variety of modulation capabilities. You can modulate any knob on the interface, and every knob animates in real-time to show you what’s going on. There is a “connect everything to everything” feel to it, which is even more apparent in the modulation matrix function and the fact that the five ASDR envelopes can be connected to over 100 destinations.
Genesis Pro also has a mastering section (with a filter, limiter, more saturation, and a stereo widener) and an impressive array of fourteen built-in effects, including a whopping twelve types of distortion, an eight-stage phaser, delay, ‘hyperspace’ reverb and a vowel filter (accompanied by an amusing graphic on its central screen). To top it off, for ease of use, you can assign commands from CTRL+1 to CTRL+8, and there is a ‘Picasso mode’ with an extensive range of aesthetic customization options – though it already looks very slick.
Are you not entertained?
However, these weren’t the features that excited me or stuck out to me the most. The things I loved the most were the dynamic link, the alpha knob, intelligent chord mode, and the x-gen tone generator.
The dynamic link opens up the Genesis to the rest of your DAW – you can use it to apply any tool in your arsenal to what’s going on inside the synth – for modulation, or for using sound signals (including your voice) to trigger events in the Genesis. The alpha knob acts as a master knob for anything that you care to assign to it – click a few buttons, and all of a sudden, you can control lots of knobs at once using the alpha. The intelligent chord mode and x-gen tone generator are two of those features I mentioned earlier, that seems to only be there to make things easier for the less advanced. The intelligent chord mode is exactly what it sounds like – you can assign a complicated chord to be played using only one key.
Finally, the x-gen tone generator is what, most newcomers will probably be the most excited about. It is a screen where you can choose from either ‘soft tone,’ ‘hard tone’ or ‘plucked tone,’ and each time you click your preferred option, the tone generator will make your sound softer, harder, or more plucked. Then you can move to the effects and layering screen for further options. What’s not to love about that? When you click your preferred option, the relevant knobs and functions on the interface light up to show you what’s going on. So not only does Genesis Pro do the job for you via an algorithm, but it also shows you what’s it’s doing as it does it.
While there is no specific release date yet, the Genesis Pro is slated to be coming out this month. If this synthesizer does manage to fulfill what it sets out to achieve, then it will surely be worth both your time and your money. There is an argument to be made that it doesn’t do anything truly new or unique, as some people on the internet have been saying. And this is perhaps true – there may well be other synths out there that have the same or similar features. But does this truly matter, when the product in question is this packed with features, this thoughtfully designed, and this cheap?
Whatever sound you want to synthesize, there’s a good chance that it can be done with Genesis Pro. In fact, the synth itself seems designed specifically to help you create as many different sounds as possible. Do yourself a favor and give it a go, because if the previews are anything to go by, this is the first truly must-try piece of software of 2020.
More info: Genesis Pro (not yet released, expected in 2020)
Thanks for the info! Interesting, but I can’t shake the feeling that there’s some weird catch somewhere. There has to be. Why not 10 Euros? Or free? Well, I suppose for a euro I can find out for myself… :)
I’m pretty sure there will be no catch. The thing is, 1 EUR is a price that almost everyone can afford and they will probably earn more than if they sold this synth for 10 EUR. That aside, this project truly seems to be a labor of love and not something that was done purely to make money out of it.
Love, love love… seems to be the ONE thing a developer needs to make a GEM. So many laborers of love that deserve MEGA SUPPORT. They cannot compete with big company RnD yet their products replace ALL my big company plugins!
32bit? No sweat, As long as it offers a unique strength!
The catch is it’s 32-bit Windows only plug-in. I guess it’s made with a constructor like SynthEdit or SynthMaker.
It’s clear from the preview video. Synthedit.
Wasn’t the original Genesis freeware?
Yes, it is still available on the freebie sites.
Where is the link to purchase and download this synth???
It will be available on march 12 2020.
I don’t know is it possible to buy something with PayPal for 1 euro . is it possible ?
I think there is another version and 1 Euro version is simple one or monthly payment like slate products .
Depends on whether the seller accepts PP or not. If yes, then you should be able to
Seems Synthedit based, nothing bad but yea.
There’s no “seems” about it, my friend, it’s definitely Synthedit. However, if Genesis Pro is offered in both 32 and 64-bit, no worries at all. There are some fantastic Synthedit plugins that I still use frequently to this day. Bring on Genesis Pro! :)
Firend of my ownon
Ok. Her is some info about the project itself to brighten up some specullations about low price.
Synth was in build over six or seven years. On website and kvr forum it was each year announcement : “soon” , “this year”, “next year” and so on.
It’s finally gonna get released because mr.Ummet Ozcan finally had time to finish it. In meanwhile he added some new features and explored the market for vst sales and piracy.
That’s why price is so low – as mentioned above to make it afforable for everyone instead of few.
Look at that this way – if he will sell two million copies – that gets him two million euro – wich is always better than few tousand.
Yep, this is the info I’ve been hearing/reading lately too. Thanks for sharing for others who don’t frequent KVR and the like.
Gonna have to since its windows only and 32 bit
Maybe they plan to sell presets in the future. It’s hard to say no, when you see so low price : )
8 years just for Windows 32 bit vst .!!!!This guy is so funny 😂😂😂
Just a note on the release date, his site says it will come out March 12th. Will be waiting, very interested in seeing what this can do.
Ok, so less than a month left. Also interested to see and hear how the actual plugin will perform. Major bummer that it’s 32-bit only, though.
only 32-bit…? Really? in 2020?….hahaha must be a joke, this synth will be quickly forgotten and stuck in the amateur platform drawer, no serious professional today would work with a platform that lacks 64-bit, a good synth for 2010 …
You are mistaken AXL. Its clear you have not found the best 32bit only plugins yet.
Real professional will have tried and tested 32bit classics while newbie EDM producers believe they are pro’s because of the gear they use.
32bit or 64bit Gold stays gold. Especially if you are a “PROFESSIONAL”
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You can buy it now :)
598mb download HOLY CRAP!!!
HAHAHAHA Damon. Your so funny! You seem so (but my not actually be so) thick.If I’m right in assuming your a grown ass man.
There are tons of irreplaceable 32bit plugs that will be in demand for the next 8 years. WHAT does 64bit plugs have over their 32bit counterparts? Are you STILL straggling along without a wrapper?
Maybe YOU KNOW how easy it is to port complex 32bit software into 64bit? That would explain your condescending tone you funny bunny…. HAHAHAHAH
Purchased Genesis Pro and it does not work in Reaper at all, Sent a message to the developer but the mailbox is over quota. need to retry.