Helm synthesizer reaches Beta

Helm, a polyphonic synthesizer with realtime modulation feedback, has just reached beta stage. Helm is available in a number of forms, including a standalone client as well as being able to run as an LV2 plugin.

Helm has a subtractive synthesizer engine with three oscillators with 15 anti-aliased waveforms, cross modulation, 32 voice polyphony, a low-pass, high-pass, band-pass, notch, low-shelf, high shelf and all-pass filter.

There is also a formant filter, stutter, delay and reverb effects, patch browsing, MIDI learn and more.

You can check out the project over at tytel.org with the projects source code available on Github.

Comments

I visited the website. The first thing presented to the user that should be on a synth or sampler website is sound emos. There are none here. Lost interest immediately. Hopefully the author reads this.

Sound/video requires a lot more data transfer. Actually surprised the software is being dl'd from the site and not Sourceforge or whatever, which is common with much of Linux free software. reply

So you didn't make any and sent them there, still sitting around waiting for anyone else paying you off?

Such an expectation stems from proprietary software where you may have to buy it before downloading. This synth comes with good presets. Just download and install it if you want to hear it. It won't cost you much. Sound demos /are/ good but by no means a requirement for my interest.

Author here. Sound demos are definitely on my to do! Thanks for the input :)

Thanks for pointing this out. I'd make some demos but I never used this synth, so I first would need to learn it. Or maybe there's someone who already made some cool patches? Maybe there are stock ones that rock? The page displays e-mail address of the developer, so it's easy enough to contribute. Let's fix this ourselves!

Sound/video requires a lot more data transfer. Actually surprised the software is being dl'd from the site and not Sourceforge or whatever, which is common with much of Linux free software.

The author wants feedback/contributions. Please fill out bug reports or feature requests at github. The author has also requested demo songs and preset contributions. Lets go, community! :) This synth is awesome already.

This looks like a pretty unique and very powerful synth, because of the extensive modulation capabilities, also the GUI looks extra-slick, the design reminds me a bit of NI Massive. Gotta try it out and make some patches :)

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