Synth Patches Video Demo Lessons Forum Community - Synthonia by SynthCloud - Synthonia by SynthCloud https://www.synthonia.com Wed, 21 Feb 2024 23:52:10 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb TAL-MOD Review + Tutorial https://www.synthonia.com/blog/item/211-tal-mod-review-tutorial https://www.synthonia.com/blog/item/211-tal-mod-review-tutorial TAL-MOD Review + Tutorial

Synthesizer plugins are a powerful tool for any home studio. If you want full customization of your patches, the MOD plugin by Togu Audio Line (TAL) is a wonderful option.

In this plugin review, we go over the features and presets of the TAL MOD as well as talk about how modular synthesis works. The TAL MOD is the perfect plugin for anyone who wants full control of their patches or who is looking for tons of great sounding presets.

You can read more about VST plugins - https://consordini.com/what-are-vst-plugins-guide/

The main draw of modular synthesis is the full customization of patches. The TAL MOD has a laundry list of great features to help you with this including: 

- 3 oscillators with optional saw, pulse, triangle and sine waveforms.

- 1 additional noise oscillator with adjustable color.

- 2 high quality analog sounding resonance filters with different modes (LP, HP, Notch, All Pass, BP).

- Different filter routing possibilities (parallel and serial). With the possibility to choose the oscillator sources.

- Full stereo signal path.

- FM / RingMode support.

- 2 oscillators support hard sync for saw, pulse, triangle waveforms.

- Create stereo sounds and rich harmonics with additional oscillators (up to 7 sound generators per oscillator for osc I and osc II).

- 2 lfo's with different waveforms, sync, trigger, unipolar modes and the possibility to modulate the rate.

- 3 adsr's.

- Modulation envelope with spline or optional step mode. Trigger and host sync mode.

- Almost unlimited modulation possibilities with patch cable routing.

- Optional sequencer or arpeggiator.

- Basic effects: high pass filter, chorus, eq, reverb and delay.

- Mono and polyphonic mode.

- Microtuning support.

- Resizable UI.

- You choose your favorite UI colors

 

TAL MOD is a full featured plugin that allows complete control over every step of creating patches. There are hundreds of presets that come with this TAL synth for those who want to run and gun. 

You can also change anything in the preset to fine tune it to what you are looking for. Whether you create your own patches or use the presets, TAL MOD fits in perfectly with any workflow and any skill level.

TAL MOD is a powerful modular synthesis plugin. Modular synthesis is a type of synthesis where instead of using one fully equipped unit that can do it all, you have different modules for each part of the process that you manually chain together. 

In the real world, you would use a Eurorack to mount each module and then use patch cables to connect them all together. TAL Mod is a similar concept but it is done through the plugin on your computer monitor.  

When you first open TAL Mod, it’s going to start out with an initialized patch that you can build on from there. Each oscillator can have up to seven different voices with up to twelve voices globally, which gives you tons of options to create unique sounds. 

A stereo width control fine tunes your sound even more. 

Modular synthesis can be intimidating at first, but TAL MOD makes the concept approachable and fun. 

With its full range of features, hundreds of presets, and unique patch cable design, TAL MOD will work with any skill level and is the perfect plugin for anyone who wants full control of their patches or who is looking for tons of great sounding presets. 

Special thanks to TAL Software for giving a digital license to their products so we can review them for you all to watch! Thanks TAL!

 

Learn more about TAL DAC and download your own copy here:

https://tal-software.com/products/tal...

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[email protected] (Synthonia) Tutorials Thu, 30 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +0000
TAL-BassLine-101 Review + Tutorial https://www.synthonia.com/blog/item/210-tal-bassline-101-review-tutorial https://www.synthonia.com/blog/item/210-tal-bassline-101-review-tutorial TAL-BassLine-101 Review + Tutorial

Plugin emulations are a fantastic way to get vintage sound without vintage gear. The TAL Bassline 101 is a fantastic emulation of the vintage Roland SH 101 analog synthesizer. 

With its amazing lineup of features, and bevy of quality presets, the TAL Bassline 101 is a great addition to any plugin library. 

More best vst plugins can be checked here - https://consordini.com/best-vst-plugins/

The TAL Bassline 101 is the best emulation of the legendary Roland SH 101 analogue synthesizer. Features include: 

- Self resonating zero feedback delay filter (24dB LP).

- Filter-FM modulation.

- Calibrated and tuned after our hardware device.

- Midi learn / automation for all controls.

- Alias free oscillators for an authentic sound also @ 44'100Hz sampling rate.

- Arpeggiator with different sync modes (host, midi clock, not on).

- Original (RC) and linear portamento mode.

- Built in arpeggiator with some additional modes.

- Powerful step sequencer with up to 96 steps and recording option.

- 6 voice poly mode.

- Sequencer MIDI export with drag and drop.

- Sequencer / arpeggiator MIDI out for VSTi version.

- De-Clicker mode for slower envelopes

- More than 300 presets.

- All sample rates supported.

 

The Bassline 101 synth is wonderful for basslines and arpeggiated sounds. TAL Audio did a wonderful job in recreating the warm aspect of an analogue synth. 

It also includes individual sliders for saw, pulse, noise, and sub oscillator waves. It has all of the options that the original Roland has which makes it a joy to use. 

Unlike the original Roland, the TAL Bassline 101 comes with a massive amount of presets. This makes it easy to start using right away with limited to no knowledge of how synthesizers work.

There are unique sounds such as; dusty vinyl pad, short circuit arp, smooth key arp, and deep wobble bass. Any great emulation comes with great presets, and the Bassline 101 does not disappoint in this category.

 

There are literally thousands of plugins on the market today. A lot of them are too complicated to use or don’t do enough to justify their download in the first place. The TAL Bassline 101 is neither of these.

With its impressive feature lineup and its vast library of presets, the TAL 101 is a work horse of a plugin that makes it easy to get vintage sound without vintage hardware.

Special thanks to TAL Software for giving us a digital license to their products so we can review them for you all to watch! Thanks TAL!

Learn more about the TAL Bassline 101 and to download your own copy here:

https://tal-software.com/products/tal...

 

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[email protected] (Synthonia) Tutorials Sun, 26 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +0000
TAL NoiseMaker Review [Extended Version + Tutorial] https://www.synthonia.com/blog/item/209-tal-noisemaker-review-with-tutorial https://www.synthonia.com/blog/item/209-tal-noisemaker-review-with-tutorial TAL NoiseMaker Review [Extended Version + Tutorial]
Have you ever wanted to get more into synthesizer plugins, but aren’t sure where to start? The FREE TAL Noisemaker is a great place to begin your journey into sound synthesis. In this plugin review we talk about the features that come with the TAL Noisemaker, why synthesizer plugins are great for beginners, as well as cover some sample presets that come included with the download. TAL Noisemaker’s simple and straightforward design makes it really approachable for those who are newer to sound synthesis. 
The features of TAL Noisemaker make it easy to get acquainted with and easy to use to get the sound you are looking for. Just because this noise generator vst is free doesn’t mean that it isn’t full of useful tools.

You can check other great vst plugins here - https://consordini.com/best-vst-plugins/ The features of TAL Noisemaker include: - 3 Oscillators - Osc 1, +- 24 semitones, fine tune, phase control (saw, pulse, noise). - Osc 2, +- 24 semitones, fine tune, phase control (saw, rectangle, triangle, sine). - Sub Osc (rectangle). - Osc 1 PM for pulse waveform. - Osc 2 FM controlled by Osc 1. - Osc 1 & Osc 2 sync to sub osc (saw, pulse, rectangle, triangle(bipolar sync)). - Adjustable master tune and transpose. - Up to 6 voices. - Portamento in mono and poly mode (off, auto, on). - Ringmod modulates Osc 1 with Osc 2 - Self resonating 4x oversampled filters (24 dB LP, 18 dB LP, 12 dB LP, 6 dB LP, 12 dB HP, 12 dB BP, Notch) - Filter ADSR (negative and positive) - Volume ADSR - Routable ADSR, modulates Filter, Osc 1, Osc 2, PW, FM (negative and positive) - 2 LFO's with different running modes: free, sync to host, triggered by note. - Modulates filter, osc 1, osc 2, fm, pw, lfo rate, panorama and volume. - Sine, triangle, saw square, s&h, noise. - Positive and negative modulation. - Phase control. - Adjustable Velocity dependent control over volume filter contour and cutoff. - Adjustable Pitch Wheel control over Cutoff and Pitch. - One pole HP filter. - Detune, detunes notes randomly. - Juno chorus with different modes. - A built in reverb. - A built in delay. - Adjustable filter drive. - Bitcrusher, affects osc 1 and osc 2. Its a pre the filter stage effect. - Midi learn for all knobs. - Panic button. - Easy to use, no hidden panels. - 256 great presets (Presets by Frank "Xenox" Neumann / Particular - Sound, The Unshushable Coktor, Alexandra Sendy, TAL, Patrick Kunz). - Even with all of these amazing features, TAL Noisemaker is approachable and straightforward thanks to a user friendly GUI. Synth plugins are a great option for beginners because they have presets built into them. There are a ton of wonderful sounding presets that are included in this plugin. This makes it easy for novice synth users to get some really great sounds right from the get go. Different sounds include: pads, leads, “keyboards”, FX, drums, bass, and arp (arpeggiator). The preset menu is well laid out and easy to navigate. It also has a ton of effects presets, so this will be a great synth if you do sound design. The TAL Noisemaker is the perfect place to begin your journey into sound synthesis. With its full range of features and great sounding presets, on top of the low price of FREE, it is a no brainer choice to add to your plugin library. Follow this link to learn more about TAL Noisemaker and to download your own copy for FREE! https://tal-software.com/products/tal... Be sure to like, comment, and subscribe for new content, reviews, and tutorials. We also have tons of great mixing, mastering and production tutorials on the channel. Click this link for even more studio gear reviews: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list... Be sure to check out our website and join our ever-growing community of music lovers at https://consordini.com

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[email protected] (Synthonia) Tutorials Sat, 25 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +0000
TAL-DAC Review[Extended Version + Demo] https://www.synthonia.com/blog/item/207-tal-dac-review-with-tutorial https://www.synthonia.com/blog/item/207-tal-dac-review-with-tutorial TAL-DAC Review[Extended Version + Demo]
Thanks for watching our TAL DAC plugin review. Vintage keyboard workstations are highly collectible among musicians and engineers. This means they are rather expensive to pick up used. This is where a quality emulation plugin can come in handy so you can get that same vintage feel without vintage prices. In this plugin review video, we talk about how vintage keyboard workstations store and recall their sounds. We explore how TAL Software has emulated those chip sets to be used in the modern day. We also go over the features that come with the plugin to understand what TAL DAC is doing to the sound. All of this combined makes the TAL DAC an excellent piece of software for those looking to add some lo-fi flair to their tracks. TAL DAC was part of a bigger plugin ecosystem called TAL Sampler (which we have a seperate video review for). TAL then pulled DAC out of Sampler and turned it into its own stand alone plugin. Sampler is an emulation of classic keyboard workstations that were popular in the 1980’s and 1990’s. These workstations had wave tables or sets of samples that were taken from other digital and analogue instruments and stored digitally. To play back the sound, the work stations sent the digital information through a DAC, or a Digital to Analogue Conversion chip. Now, one of the most interesting things about these keyboards was that digital audio was not all that advanced yet. Because of this, the workstations didn’t perform optimally 100% of the time, causing each of these DAC chip sets to have some very unique sound characteristics.

You can check other great vst plugins here - https://consordini.com/best-vst-plugins/ Back to TAL. TAL DAC is a plugin that allows you to emulate the characteristics of different vintage digital to analogue conversion chips. It also serves as a general catch all distortion and bit crushing unit as well. DAC gives an old school digital type of sound. The engineering and programing that TAL has put into this plugin is just fantastic. The features of the TAL DAC include: - Recording stage with input volume control and soft clipper (adds odd harmonics). - Variable recording sample rate (1000Hz-44100Hz). - Variable recording bit-depth (4bit-16bit) with different algorithms (mu-law, mu-law delta, - linear). - Reconstruction section with different reconstruction methods (hold, variable, linear, S1000/sinc). - Very steep reconstruction filters (optional). - AMP drive (add's even and odd harmonics to the signal). - A high- and low shelf filter (12dB). - All non-linear components are 8x oversampled to avoid aliasing. Special thanks to TAL Software for giving a digital license to their products so we can review them for you all to watch! Thanks TAL! Learn more about TAL DAC and download your own copy here: https://tal-software.com/products/tal... Be sure to like, comment, and subscribe for new content, reviews, and tutorials. We also have tons of great mixing, mastering and production tutorials on the channel. Click this link for even more studio gear reviews: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list... Be sure to check out our website and join our ever-growing community of music lovers at https://consordini.com Or check us out on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Consordini/ Or visit us on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/consordini/

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[email protected] (Synthonia) Tutorials Tue, 14 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +0000
TAL-Filter-II Review [Demo + Tutorial Included] https://www.synthonia.com/blog/item/206-tal-filter-review-with-tutorial https://www.synthonia.com/blog/item/206-tal-filter-review-with-tutorial TAL-Filter-II Review [Demo + Tutorial Included]

Thanks for watching our TAL Filter 2 review. Filter VST’s are a popular plugin for many musicians, engineers, and producers. Being able to carve out sections of high and low frequencies in a mix really helps get rid of “muddy” sounds in the track. An envelope filter VST can also be used creatively to add unexpected flair to your song or mix. The TAL Filter 2 is a fantastic FREE plugin that allows you to do both of these things with ease. The robust feature set of TAL Filter 2 is straightforward and easy to use while still providing a wide array of flexibility and customization. The feature of this free filter VST include: - Create host / beat synced modulations. - Easy to use graphical editor (double click deletes points, a click adds one). - 4x oversampled TAL-NoiseMaker filters. - Different filter types: LP 24 dB, LP 18dB, LP 12dB, LP 6dB, HP 12 dB, BP 12dB, N 12 dB. - It's possible to saturate / distort the input signal by raising the input volume (only for filters). - Panorama modulation. - Volume modulation. - Different modulation tempo (x1, x2, .. x32). - Depth control as a simple way to control the modulation intensity. - Free as always. TAL Filter 2 allows custom drawn envelopes with full control and customization. It really allows you to create your own unique sound. This is an exclusive feature not often found on other envelope filter plugins.

TAL Filter 2 is a wonderful creative tool, especially for EDM musicians and DJs. It allows you to draw your own unique envelopes and then automatically syncs with the tempo in your DAW. Then, choose your time factor and filter type. This makes it easy to use and get great sounds right away. With the low price of FREE, there is no reason to not download this nifty little envelope filter plugin and incorporate it into your own mixes. Learn more about TAL Filter 2 and download your own FREE copy here: https://tal-software.com/products/tal...

 

Be sure to like, comment, and subscribe for new content, reviews, and tutorials. We also have tons of great mixing, mastering and production tutorials on the channel. Click this link for even more studio gear reviews: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list... Be sure to check out our website and join our ever-growing community of music lovers at https://consordini.com

 

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[email protected] (Synthonia) Tutorials Sat, 11 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +0000
TAL-Sampler Review with Tutorial https://www.synthonia.com/blog/item/205-tal-sampler-review-with-tutorial https://www.synthonia.com/blog/item/205-tal-sampler-review-with-tutorial TAL-Sampler Review with Tutorial

Great, we can start with TAL-Sampler  

First of all, what is a synthesizer?
 
When you pluck a guitar string, it vibrates, and those oscillations travel through the air to the eardrum. Synthesizers mimic this process through its electrical components. Voltage-controlled oscillators produce a waveform which is then manipulated by the synth's controls like the LFO or Envelope Generator to change pitch, tone and timbre. The sound is amplified and sent through a speaker.

 

There are new digital synthesizers or samplers on the market today with new sounds and tones to feast your ears. Music is also cyclical and the major players like Moog, Roland and Korg are trying to recreate those nostalgic tones. We have previously reviewed some on the channel.
 
TAL has designed a fantastic modern plugin that emulates well known vintage wavetable synthesizers like the EMU and Ensoniq, for example. TAL hasn't just expertly pieced together a digital plugin using pre-existing wavetables they are actually emulating the sounds of the DAC chips from those old synthesizers which is unique.
 
TAL has included a decent sound library, but they admit that you shouldn't expect 40GB of piano sound samples. Instead, they are trying to recreate the quick to load, easy to play, the fun of the old days.
 
The time and detail TAL software has taken to emulate the different responses to the Digital Analogue Convertor chips is actually quite amazing. It is now entirely possible to replicate the vintage sounds of hardware synthesizers or samplers directly in your DAW.
 
If you talk to anyone who used early digital music gear, they will tell how the converters sounded unique. They all had their own texture. 
 
I don't know of any other plugin that can effectively offer those textures.
 
There are multiple functionality settings and features to feast your ears upon. Check them out:-
Vintage DAC modes (Emu II, AM6070, S1000, Sample Hold, Linear, Clean).
Steep 96dB low-pass reconstruction filter (Emu II and AM6070 F).
Variable sample rate.
Powerful MOD-Matrix. 
Four sample layers.
Three AHDSR envelopes with vintage Digital / RC mode.
Three LFO's (Triangle, Saw, Rectangle, Random, Noise).
High-Quality Effects (Reverb, EQ, Delay).
Self resonating zero feedback delay filter (24/12/6 dB LP, HP, BP, AP, Notch).
Wide range of audio formats supported (*.wav, *.aiff, *.aif, *.mp3, *.ogg, *.flac).
Scalable, high-resolution user interface.
The possibility to change font and background colour.
Fast sample and preset loading.
Load SFZ presets (mappings and samples up to 4 layers).
SF2 sample import (mappings and samples up to 4 layers).
More than 100 presets available in the sample library.
 
TAL-Sampler is available in the VST, Audio Unit and AAX plugin format. You can use your own samples in any format (*.wav, *.aiff, *.aif, *.mp3, *.ogg, *.flac).
 
This plugin is for those people who are into late 80's dance, classic trance, old school electronica, and classic EDM. If you're trying to emulate those timeless sounds, then this plugin will offer you something unique and cool because finally, you will be able to get some of those big sounds that everyone recognizes.
 
I think it's one of the best sampler plugins out there it offers something I haven't found anywhere else.
 

To purchase the TAL sampler go to: https://tal-software.com/products/tal-sampler
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[email protected] (Synthonia) Tutorials Thu, 09 Apr 2020 15:32:12 +0000