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BLEASS Monolit is a free monophonic synthesizer full of creative potential for macOS, Windows and iOS devices to celebrate World Music Day.
Finding yourself stuck staring at oscillators in search of inspiration can be time-consuming. Well BLEASS Monolit is here to help you find inspiration with its abundance of sound design tools…
BLEASS Monolit: a free creative tool for professional sound
To see what this tool can do straight out of the box simply play with its randomizer. By clicking on the dice, the engine randomizes every parameter on the synths and really shows you what it can do. Though you won’t get a musical result every time, you will find inspiration for musical ideas.
Though Monolit is a monophonic software synthesizer, you can have up to 7 voices for a more stereo sound.
The synth offers two oscillators, where the first features a square wave with PWM, in addition to a triangle and a sawtooth wave. Alternative, you can use oscillator 1 as a noise oscillator. In contrast, the second oscillator has a totally morphable waveform!
You’ll find octave and fine-tuning controls on both oscillators too. And you can apply frequency modulation via a dedicated oscillator to OSC 1, OSC 2, or both with sine, tri, saw, and square waves.
To add some movement, character and warmth your signal; a multimode filter is available with slope & drive controls. And two ADSR envelopes enable you to apply modulation, in addition to an LFO with multiple waveforms that you can sync to your host DAW’s tempo.
Slide and pressure controls feature two slots each on the General tab. Here you’ll also find a modulation wheel. In my opinion, there is a lot of modulation potential for a free synthesizer!
Moreover, adjustable vibrato, glide tools, and a range of re-trigger options allow you to maximise movement in your sound.
The synth even features an onboard arpeggiator too! If you’re stuck for melody ideas, don’t fear. You can play around with the arpeggiator settings and find the right rhythm for your track.
And, of course, a very clear and colourful user interface houses all of these awesome tools in true BLEASS fashion. The look is far from intimidating and new users will have no trouble finding their way around.
Finally, BLEASS Monolit comes with high-quality presets from both independent sound designers and YouTubers such as Red Sky, The Sound Test Room, and more!
You can get Monolit now as a free download. It’s available in VST3, AU, and AAX plugin formats for macOS and Windows devices. And iOS-based producers can get their hands on it too with its AUv3 support.