LoftSoft VST Plugins
The following table lists the plugins which are in Development.
||VST2 model of an analogue synth
VST room ambience simulation
VST2 synth drawbar organ simulation
VST2 drum synth
VST2 6 operator FM instrument
The purchased versions of the plugins add sample accurate sync to the demo
downloads. What this basically means is that the timing of the demo versions is
limited by the block size of your DAW package (512 samples in Logic 4.0, for
example - around 10ms per block at 44.1Khz). With the demo version, notes will
be quantised to the nearest block start, meaning that notes will move around 5ms
in time on average. The purchased versions overcome this limitation, and will
trigger notes at exactly the sample you
Note: The demo of FMHeaven is only available with feature limitations. For
further information about the limitations, refer to the online
To check compatibility with your DAW, please download and try the demo
If you have any queries, or comments, I can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
|FMHeaven demos updated for version 1.5
|An FMHeaven demo for OSX has been
released. In addition the PC demo has been updated to version 1.5,
showing off the features of the latest version.
|FMHeaven 1.5 released
|Well, finally, after a couple of years,
an FMHeaven update has happened! Existing registered users should
have by now received a free update.
The new version of FMHeaven includes a pair of multimode filters.
Each filter has a separate cutoff envelope, and each of the 6
oscillators can be output directly to the output bus, or through the
filters. This allows the filters to be used on some oscillators, but
not on others, offering some interesting options.
The default sound bank now includes new sounds by Summa which
take advantage of the filters to great effect.
The latest release of FMHeaven is available for PC VSTi and OSX
VSTi. An OSX AU will be available shortly.
|FMHeaven Demos update
|The FMHeaven demos for PC and Mac have
been updated to the latest version. In addition, the online
documentation has been updated to include the new features.
|FMHeaven Version 1.4.9 released today
|FMHeaven version 1.4.9 was released today
to registered users. The new version includes various features
- An advanced oscillator design which includes eight additional
waveforms, bringing the total to 16. In addition waveforms can
be inverted, and set to 0Hz for waveshaping duties.
- Support for mono/poly operation, including a portamento effect
in both modes.
- Individual frequency envelopes for each oscillator. These are
idea for drum and brass sound attack transients, and also for
anyone wanting to create 70s style Sci-Fi sound effects!
- A powerful voice morphing facility which allows most synth
parameters to be modified for playing voices using the mod wheel
and aftertouch control.
The demo and online manual will be updated to reflect the new
|FMHeaven Mailing List Launched
|A new mailing list has been setup on
yahoo groups to discuss FMHeaven, and to swap patches and
programming tips. The group is open to all, so if you are new to FM
this is the place to get help. The group can be found at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/fmheaven
On another note, FMHeaven is in the process of being updated to
version 1.4. This release includes support for monophonic voice
allocation, and variable portamento which works in both mono and
poly modes. In addition the synth gains frequency envelopes for each
oscillator, and an interesting morph facility which allows mod wheel
and aftertouch to modify just about every synth parameter whilst
voices are sounding. The release is in alpha testing at the moment,
so expect the full release sometime in Feb.
|FMHeaven updated to version 1.3.7
|Version 1.3 of FMHeaven has been updated
to fix some known problems with Cubase, and to implement the High
Quality voice mode. The High Quality mode improves the sound quality
of the output from the synth, but at the cost of some additional CPU
overhead. In addition version 1.3.7 fixes some DX7 import problems.
|FMHeaven version 1.3 released
|Version 1.3 of FMHeaven is finally with
us. This release includes a completely revised GUI and an improved
feature set - the key addition being support for TX81z sound banks.
This release is free for registered users.
|Version 1.3 of FMHeaven is getting near.
This will be a significant release for the synth, as it will gain
many new features expanding its potential. Here are a few of the
features which are coming soon to an FMHeaven release near you:
- Eight complex oscillator waveforms available on each
oscillator. The waveforms are from the TX81z, and the FMHeaven
import feature will support importing TX81z sounds.
- Support for exponential and linear keyboard scaling bringing
more accurate import of DX7 and TX81z sounds.
- Ability to copy envelope settings across oscillators - this
saves alot of effort when building new sounds.
- A redesigned GUI - there is much room for improvement on the
GUI, and with any luck most concerns with the existing one will
be addressed with this release.
I will be looking for beta testers for this version of the synth
|FMHeaven updated to version 1.2
|Version 1.2 of FMHeaven is now complete. Many thanks to the beta
testers who spotted a few problems, and made further suggestions for
enhancing the synth. Version 1.2 adds the following features:
- Better mapping of DX-7 sounds to FMHeaven. This is
particularly noticeable with slow attack voices such as string
sounds. These are now much more useable when running with
- Support for keyboard rate scaling - this varies the envelope
rates across the keyboard, allowing higher notes to have faster
attacks, for example.
- Unison mode. This allows multiple voices to be triggered per
note, with control over detuning between the voices and
separation creating stereo effects.
- Oscillator sync control. Allows oscillators to run free,
giving slight tonal variation between successive notes.
|FMHeaven updated to version 1.1
|Had lots of feedback on release 1.0, and
many people have identified an embarrassing bug which caused the
synth to fail under Windows 98. This has been fixed in the update,
so you should now be able to get the demo to work.
Version 1.1 includes the following changes:
- Bug fix when running under Windows 98
- Support for sustain pedal
- Various multi-timbral fixes
- Improved performance, especially on notes with a long decay
- Support for additional DX7 file formats.