Vintage 'portable' FM synthesizer

The first in our new chipsynth line is a unique two operator FM synth with a very quirky feature set.
The late 80's 'PSS' series was cheesy and made of plastic but had a very unique sound which was lost to time. Some of the most well known examples of synthesizers in this series include the PSS-140, PSS-270 mini keyboards and the SHS-10 keytar.

Not willing to just copy the past, we designed a NEW synthesizer that features the same sound generation found in these synthesizers, but this time with much more processing power to control and modulate its features, all in a convenient virtual instrument form.

Chipsynth PORTAFM

PortaFM uses a pair of cycle-accurately emulated OPLL (YM2413) FM chip cores for its main synth engine, and another core dedicated to the the drum sounds, all of which can be layered creatively.

The unique 'lofi' quality of the OPLL was never recreated this accurately before. Plogue's experience of more than 15 years studying vintage digital sound generators was pushed to its limit. Brand new mathematical models were built using our custom Hardware-assisted systematic testing procedures by our in house reverse engineering team in Montreal.

Oh, and of course, it does not use ANY samples!

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System Compatibility

PortaFM can run either as:
Win32
Win64
OSX32
OSX64
Standalone
Application
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VST® Plug-In
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Audio Units™ Plug-In
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ProTools AAX® Plug-In
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Requirements

  • PC: Windows 7 (x64) or higher
  • macOS: 10.9 or higher
  • CPU: Intel/AMD dual core or more
  • RAM: 1GB or more
  • Disk space : about 32 MB
This plug-in supports Native Instruments’ NKS format. It is compatible with Maschine and Kontrol S-Series keyboards.

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