SoundModeler has released GalactiX 2.0, a free virtual synthesizer based on the old GalactiX plugin by Smartelectronix.
GalactiX 2.0 is available in VST plugin format for 32-bit and 64-bit digital audio workstations on Windows (there is no support for macOS at the moment). The free version of GalactiX 2.0 is fully functional, except for DAW automation support (not available) and the inability to save user banks. These two features are unlocked by purchasing GalactiX 2.0 Pro, which is available at a 50% OFF discount until June 15th, 2020.
The latest version of the synthesizer features a new bandlimited sound engine that was designed to provide improved sound quality. It also includes fourteen new oscillator types (25 now available in total), higher precision tuning for the oscillators, Access Virus oscillator waveforms, a randomization button for the entire oscillator section, microtuning and improved MIDI input handling. There are now additional controls available for the filter section and the chorus effect. As already mentioned, parameter automation is only available in the premium version of the plugin.
Unfortunately, the plugin’s user interface is quite small by today’s standards. It is barely large enough for use on an HD screen, but there’s definitely no way to use it on a higher-resolution monitor. Hopefully, a future update will include a larger GUI or an option to freely resize the interface.
GalactiX 2.0 can be downloaded completely free of charge from SoundModeler’s website. There’s no need to sign up or activate the plugin – simply download the ZIP archive and extract the plugin files to the VST plugin directory on your hard drive. The Pro version of the software can be purchased separately to unlock additional features.
More info: GalactiX 2.0 (1.26 MB download size, ZIP archive, 32-bit & 64-bit VST plugin format for Windows)