SoundModeler Releases Free GalactiX 2.0 Virtual Synthesizer

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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)

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5 Comments

  1. Unfortunately I see two problems with this ‘FREE’ edition. First, but it’s probably my system, I can’t get any sound out of it (I suspect it doesn’t support 24bit/48kHz).
    The other is, it’s not only ‘automation’ it doesn’t support, but saving of ANY VST parameters, that is you can’t reload a project with the preset loaded, and if you changed even one parameter it won’t stick either. Basically unusable as it is as an instrument, just as a DEMO. Oh, and the nagscreen popped a buttload of times even when trying to save a project, which is… durr.
    I hope the author will find a way to make a real ‘FREE Edition’ someday.
    On paper, this looks interesting tho, so I wouldn’t discourage anyone to try it even as it is and I’ll be keeping an eye on it.

      • In my view, yes. I’m sure someone will disagree (them people, heh). While I would of course accept a limited feature-set from a ‘lite’ or ‘free’ edition, I consider not supporting the normal operation of a VST/VSTi more a demo. Preset and parameter recall is standard operations.
        I’ve been able to get some sound out of it in a very unstable manner, unfortunately. But my interest is even more piqued now. Don’t give up too fast. :-)

  2. I remember using the original of this 10-15 years ago

    It is interesting to see a V2 update, but with so much top of the line freeware synth VST around at this time, my life is too short to give it a go

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