Introducing DDX10...

The DDX10 is a digital FM synthesizer plugin in VST 2.4 format for Windows 32-bit and 64-bit hosts.



It is based on the mda DX10 synth and features a simple FM-synthesis programming model where the main signal (the carrier) is modulated by a second signal (the modulator). The DDX10 supports polyphonic playback with up to 32-voices.

The following sections describe the synthesizer controls available in the DDX10.

Vibrato

Rate

Vibrato frequency. This is an aditional level of frequency modulation outside of the main FM synthesis operation and can be used to add more gentle pitch modulation effects.

Amount

Vibrato depth (note that heavy vibrato may also cause additional tone modulation effects).

Mod Ratio

Coarse

Modulator frequency as a multiple of the carrier frequency.

Fine

Fine control of modulator frequency for detuning and inharmonic effects.

Mod Envelope

Initial

Initial modulator level.

Decay

Time for modulator level to reach the sustain level.

Sustain

Final modulator level.

Release

Time for modulator level to reach zero.

Modulator

Vel

Veclocity control of modulator level (brightness).

Wave

The 'richness' of the modulator waveform (adds extra harmonics).

Thru

The amount of the modulator added to the output signal.

Amp Envelope

Attack, Decay and Release for the amplitude envelope.

Master

Octave

The master tuning in octaves.

Tuning

Fine tuning in cents.

Volume

The master volume.

Presets

The DDX10 comes with a range of built-in presets, click the left/right arrows in the central display or click the menu-icon to see the full list. To rename a preset click it's name in the display. Preset names can be up to 24 characters. Use the preset menu to save and load individual presets or the entire bank.

Credits

The DDX10 is based on code developed by mda (maxim digital audio) and released under the MIT license, copyright © 1999-2008 by Paul Kellett. See the licensing files included in the Instrument Bundle for more details.