WHAT IS TUNEFISH
Tunefish is a very tiny virtual analog synthesizer. It is developed to fit into about 10kb of compressed machine code while still producing an audio quality that can compete with commercial synthesizers. This site was created to make the VST/AU version of it available to the public. This plugin, unlike the version of TF which is used in 64k intros of our group Brain Control is of course larger, mainly because it has a UI and uses the excellent Juce framework for C++. (This is true for TF4 and TF3. TF2 uses the VSTGUI library.) The synth is free but comes without any warranties. It is tested on Renoise but if you want to use it with different DAWs, please do so and let us know about your experience. Tunefish is an ongoing project under active development so if you have any comments or wishes, please let us know. Also, if you make some music with it or create soundbanks you’re more than welcome to share them with us or on the Tunefish page at KVR Audio.
Tunefish v4 was developed as a smaller replacement of Tunefish v3 with roughly the same power. It was developed for our intro Turtles all the way down which forced us to rethink how to most effectively produce music in very tight machine code. Read more about it here. The result was totally worth it and some might argue it is even more powerful. To open it up to a broader range of people, it was also ported over to Linux and MacOS and it was given a new polished UI.
Available on Windows and Linux as VST (32 and 64 bit) and on Mac as Audio Unit or VST
Improved UI compared to TF3 which will visualize all modulations
Uses an additive synthesis based wavetable generator
The Noise generator can produce any frequency of noise with any bandwidth
Lowpass, Highpass, Bandpass and an improved Notch filter are available
2 ADSRs and 2 LFOs that can be linked to pretty much any important knob using a modulation matrix
Supported effects are Flanger, Chorus, Distortion, Delay, Reverb, EQ and Formant
The effects stack allows for any permutation of up to 10 effects