KV331 Audio offers the SynthMaster 2 Player ($29 value) synthesizer plugin as a FREE download until November 1st, 2022.
SynthMaster 2 Player is a streamlined version of the flagship SynthMaster 2, and it’s currently free for a limited time. This entry-level version usually costs $29, which was already a good deal.
KV331 Audio’s popular SynthMaster plugin has been around for a long time, and despite picking up multiple awards over the years, I think it still flies a little under the radar.
When I say it flies under the radar a little, it’s not because people don’t know about it; I think some people don’t realize or forget how good it is. I’m guilty of not always including Synthmaster in my handful of go-to synths, and typically, when I use it, I think, why didn’t I go to SynthMaster sooner?
Despite being a streamlined version of the original, SynthMaster 2 Player has a lot to offer for $29, even better while it’s free.
It’s primarily aimed at users who prefer to use presets (or need a good preset synth for a project/performance), and it doesn’t provide the depth of sound design options you get from the full version.
SynthMaster 2 Player has 2,000 factory presets created by a diverse group of talented sound designers.
You can listen to preset demos on the product page, and there’s a lot to like, but Kevin Schroeder’s cinematic presets and Rob Lee’s euphoric and ethereal sounds stood out for me.
There’s a smart preset browser to help you navigate the many options quickly.
I know enough musicians who think preset is a swear word, and every sound has to be unique. So, any potential users who aren’t keen on sticking to presets will be glad to know that you do have some level of control.
Each preset features eight easy knobs and two XY pads that control parameters assigned by the sound designers. The easy knobs control things like Attack, Release, ModTone, and ChorusFX, enough to tweak the preset into something more personalized.
If you don’t have SynthMaster 2 Player yet, it’s a no-brainer; get it while it’s free.
Windows users should also check GreenWave from RepliCat for another synth freebie (still in the Beta stage).
SynthMaster 2 Player is available in AU, VST, and AAX formats for macOS/iOS (M1 supported) and Windows.
Download: SynthMaster 2 Player (FREE until November 1st, 2022)