Ohmforce Symptohm:Melohman Performer Edition
Ohmforce are another great plugin company. Free stuff is good, but their paid products are good too and very reasonably priced.
his 'Performer Edition' is a simplified version of our Symptohm:Melohman powersynth, especially made for live use - but being also handy at the studio. The core of the synth, its oscillators and all the filters are there: it's the same audio engine of the 'normal' version. The only difference is that they're all already programmed/fixed for each one of the (up to 1200!) patches from Symptohm's sound library, the result being a simple and straight forward interface.
So you won't worry about tweaking knobs in the plug-in interface, being able instead to focus in live preset morphing using your midi keyboard controller and the Melohman feature. The midi mapping for each plug-in parameter is still there too, so map them all and please your crowd with bewildering sounds. Last, but not least, try setting your own samples instead of the default ones, and get an intuitive and fun experience! What are you waiting for? Download it right now and you'll be playing what maybe is one of the best freeware synths out there...
The standard version of the Symptohm:Melohman is one of the favorite Ohm Force plugins of Stuart Price, who has 2 Grammy awards in his shelf and remixed/produced Coldplay, Madonna, The Killers, among many others. Jordan Rudess, the keyboard wizard of worldwide acclaimed metal band Dream Theater, just said: "every time I turn a knob the coolest strangest things happen, thank you for making a synth that has me joyously bewildered!". And if you want to see the Symptohm:Melohman in action, just take a look at these three videos, you'll see what Stuart and Jordan were talking about. Symptohm:Melohman comprises three stages: the synthesis engine, the mixer, and the filter bank. In brief Symptohm:Melohman is a four- oscillator synth: 2 sample-based SyncGrain oscillators (SGOs), a sub, and a noise generator, plus a ring modulator based on the sub one. The sound sources can be processed in a variety of ways before feeding a mixer that supplies a 4 bus filter bank based on our Quad Frohmage plugin, so you know it's going to sound pretty good. Symptohm:Melohman's twin main oscillators are sample-based - additional sub and noise oscillators are also provided - so, as you would expect, the results from playing the patches are somewhat different than a synth based on standard waveforms. However, there's nothing stopping you using samples of sine, triangle, or whatever waveform you fancy, of course.
Symptohm:Melohman offers a range of sounds like you have never encountered before, giving you the scope to create your own unique sound. From spectacular pads to heavy bass, unreal drum kits and strange ambient textures, your playing style will define your sound.