Friday, October 16, 2015

Freebie Fri.: The U-He TyrellN6

Don't be fooled by the term "freeware" when it comes to the u-he TyrellN6. It is a full fledged soft synth designed at the behest of, a German Online Magazine.

From u-he's website:
"A reader survey and follow-on forum posts provided a pool of ideas for a low-cost HARDWARE analogue synth, which Mic 'Moogulator' Irmer collected and used to develop quite a powerful concept. Based on a design similar to Roland's classic Juno 60, a few modules and novel features could be added without making the product too expensive...
However, it soon became obvious that developing the hardware would have taken years, so I (Urs) offered to turn the core design into a freeware softsynth. That was late 2010. Only a few weeks later, TyrellN6 was out for beta testing! After some serious bug-fixing and fine tuning, the final release version became available in April 2011. "

I downloaded and tried the TyrellN6 on a project and was impressed with the quality and quantity of infinitely tweakable patches that are included.

TyrellN6 features:

  • new skin designed for by Ryo Ishido
  • smooth overdrive in the oscillator mixer
  • filter output can be fed back into the mixer
  • unison mode, with voice index modulation source
  • envelopes can be looped or triggered via LFO
  • envelopes retrigger just like classic hardware

System Requirements:

  • Current PC or intel Mac
  • Multicore CPU with SSE2
  • (Sandy Bridge architecture or newer recommended)
  • Mac OSX 10.5 or newer
  • Windows XP/Vista/7/8
  • 1GB RAM, more recommended
  • 30MB free disc space
  • display 1200x800px and up
  • OSX: VST2 or AU compatible host software
  • Windows: VST2 compatible host software
  • Supports 32bit and 64bit in all formats
  • Pro Tools AAX in development

The TyrellN6 can be downloaded here (scroll down till you see the Mac and Windows versions links. Additional patches/soundsets are also available on the same page.)

Make sure to check out the other excellent products offered on u-he's website.