SyS Audio Research has announced its Ton-Geraet 1 (SyS TG1) virtual synth is available as freeware.
SyS TG1 is a multi mixture synthesizer with 2 individual voices and a wavetable sequencer.
Coming from the C64 and 8-bit sound world, Wertstahl always wanted to have a Synthesizer, that acted like a SID Soundchip in a 16-bit context.
So he went and analyzed the methods of how the complex C64 sounds were created: although the SID sound chip is extremely limited, sequentially switching waveforms or using arpeggio-lists to create pseudo-chords do the magic. Inspired by that, the heart of the SyS TG1 was born: the wave-morph-sequencer.
Additionally, manipulation of sounds should be as simple and intuitive as possible, so we added a double FM-Unit and an Akai S-1000 inspired 12-bit low-pass Filter. It is very non-resonant and soft – just the way we like it.
SyS Ton-Geraet 1 is available as VST 2.4 (32 and 64 bit) plugin for Windows.
More information: SyS Audio Research