Verklagekasper has announced the updated version (1.3) of its Sonitarium, a free VST instrument for Windows.
The description of this plugin is as complicated as the name of developer: we find that “Sonitarium employs a variant of DSF synthesis with aliasing-free oscillators that generate a quadrature stereo signal”, and provides up to 200 oscillators per voice.
Namely Sonitarium, with its unusual engine, is most suitable for fat pads, drone sounds, and horror music – see the video below.
Sonitarium was made using Synthedit, but the sound engine isn’t based on native Synthedit modules, though, but newly coded in C++. As main features I would mention up to 200 oscillators per voice, freely selectable polyphony with up to 16 voices, MIDI control of all parameters (CC), and 92 presets.
The 1.3 update brings a new skin and adds 10 new presets. Also the plugin’s core was updated to Synthedit 1.1, and the maximum number of oscillators was increased from 100 to 200.
Sonitarium is a plugin for Windows 32-bit hosts; works on 64-bit DAW’s via jBridge. Download size is 2.6MB ZIP compressed.