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arrowReleased: 1998  arrowVersion: 1.05
arrowRated: 4.2/10arrow User reviews: (5)
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arrowSoftware: Win 95/98, Win NT, Win XP, OSX,
Matthew Porth writes:
TS-404 is up to 4 dual oscialltor synths - each has its own 16 step pattern generator with slide between notes an option on each beat. It has a LFO which can be attached to either osc1+2, filter cutoff or filter resonance. Filters are 12db/oct HPF, 12db/oct LPF, 24db/oct LPF with resonance and a band pass filter. the oscialltors have clipped tri, tri, sin and square incarnations plus any user loadable sound. the frequency of each oscillator is definable and the thing can be setup to do a 2 waveform FM synth or you can place a rong modulator between the oscillators (really nice). Only 1 ADSR is available per synth and the filter can be controlled by this to a varying degree (user selectable). Each synth has its own volume level and each has a step gate as well. Phase shifting between oscillators is also present as is oscillator syncing. Also included are backend FX for overdrive (2 algorithms) and a beat synced delay unit (variable feedback).

Good Points
The sounds are absolutley fantastic - rich, treacely, thick sounds it howls the 24db resonant LPF is superb. It can be extremely noisey and is basically just excellent fun just knob twiddling. You can even get some pretty good drum patterns out of it. The ring modulator really sings (I have an old korg with this effect and love it). The step gate works well too. Excellent stuff. Note slide is wonderful and the step gate works a treat
Bad Points
Still in development I guess - no MIDI syncing - no proper file support and occasional screw ups on slower machines. no beat synced LFOs either but hey! its still damn fine - if they can keep this sound and add a little more "sequencability" this will be a killer softsynth. I guess the user interface could be better but the sound is so good that it doesn't detract that much from the joy of letting this thing rip on a nice riff!!! Roll on version 2!!

 Sonic Syndicate TS-404 Specifications:

Digital IOs:

Max tracks: 4
Maximum Resolution:44.1Khz - uses floating point internally
Filetypes supported:
raw data export/import

 TS-404 Links

TS404 available in Fruity Pro

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