Ronan Fed releases Pneuma Pro, a freeware polyphonic synthesizer plugin for Windows.
Happy New Year to you and yours, dear readers! Hopefully, you’re recovering from the festivities with minimal issues.
We’re back in the fray today with a new synthesizer from developer Ronan Fed. Pneuma Pro is a fully-featured polyphonic synthesizer for Windows computers.
So, what sets this apart from the scads of other polyphonic subtractive synthesizers available to download?
Pneuma Pro comes with a great deal of flexibility. You’ve got a quartet of standard oscillators, each with multiple waveform options, sync, FM, and unison controls.
These are versatile, capable of coaxing out a good variety of sounds that range from bread and butter to absolute filth, thanks to the FM.
You’ve also got controls for panning and detuning, which are crucial when making your trance and dance leads and plucks.
There are a pair of noise oscillators and sample oscillators as well, which are a wonderful inclusion. I’m always happy to see a sample oscillator for any synth because using atypical sound sources as synthesis fodder is just a joy.
You can route the output of the oscillators to one of the two main filters in the signal path. These are multi-mode and resonant, as you might expect.
You’ve got four modulation envelopes and four LFOs as well, meaning you’ve got plenty of options when it comes to adding some movement and changes to a sound.
This is rounded off with seven effects, including chorus, phaser, reverb, compressor, and an additional filter and EQ. You’ve got full wavetable support on the oscillators along with a step sequencer and arpeggiator.
Pneuma Pro reminds me heavily of the likes of Spire, especially when looking at the overall layout. I do miss the inclusion of a delay, but I’m more than sorted when it comes to my own delays.
As a whole, Pneuma Pro is a great little synth that is well worth the hard drive space for any Windows user. Mac and Linux are sadly left out of the fray.
Supported plugin formats for Pneuma Pro are VST and VST3. If you aren’t much of a sound designer, you’ve got over 700 presets included for use.
Download: Pneuma Pro (FREE)