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Tethys 2
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Tethys 2 - PAiA Proteus 1 based
Tethys 2 is  based around the architecture of the PAiA Proteus 1 (not the EMU's expander !).

The effects from right to left are Phaser, Chorus and Echo these are fairly standard but follow the Tethys ethos of keep it simple and therefore have the minimum number of controls needed. Then comes the X Mod the effect of which changes depending on Oscillator 2's waveform and the knobs setting (should maybe have been called Mod ?) and can sound depending on the settings anything from FM, AM, RM to badly soldered wires randomly distorting the sound. A great companion to the next effect the Drive, it started out as a recreation of an old Washburn SX3 pedal but as I tried to reduce the pedals three knobs to one it took on a character of its own. Its tone is also dependent on the amount of signal being fed to it by the volume knob, so to get the sound you want you may have to turn the volume down and boost it at your mixer.

To take advantage of the range of sounds and interplay these last three knobs had I thought they would be ideal for the Variable Attenuation Matrix or VAM, just click on the symbol for Velocity, After touch or Modulation wheel and use the knob to set the maximum amount and anything less than say full velocity etc will attenuate the control. This worked so well I applied it to several other controls to give a very organic playing experience.

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Oct 01 2019
  ?  / 5
Has anyone made it work in reaper? my reaper do not see it.

Aug 06 2018
  5  / 5
Oh, it's got big brass ones, and they clang together.

Nov 20 2017
  5  / 5
Nice synth, but I really need this in a 64-bit version
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Oct 23 2017
  5  / 5
Superb! Full Screen, StandAlone, nice design, vintage sound :)

Feb 09 2017
  Fatty Gutbucket Bellybusta
  5  / 5
Been using this one for ages now. One of my favourite free soft synths. In its low tones is where it excels. Sounds like an expensive hardware synth at times. Download it and have a play with it, really good soft emulator, and a fine synth in its own right.

Apr 01 2016
  Old Harm
  5  / 5
Lovely fat synth, makes all kinds of different sounds, has real character. Thanks TN Audio

Oct 08 2015
  4  / 5
Very cool for sound effects. Not very impressed, honestly. Good synth, none the less. 4 out of 5.

Jul 25 2015
  Synth Newb
  5  / 5
This program is intuitive and it sounds great. I'm having a lot of fun with it, thanks.

Feb 13 2015
  ?  / 5
Fantastic synth!

Feb 04 2015
  5  / 5
Nice sound.

Jul 19 2014
  5  / 5
It sounds great for making acid and Chicago house.

Jun 30 2014
  Emperor Joseph II
  5  / 5
Well, there it is.

Jun 29 2014
  5  / 5
I am impressed, haven't seen a EMU - emulator, and this sounds very close, with some working the track dynamics EQ in your DAW, this could be a pro level bread and butter.
wrong, buddy...
Mar 25 2018
This has nothing whatsoever to do with EMU. The developer even said so in the description... read it more carefully. This is a synth.
May 26 2020
Dev said "Not the EMUs expander." Therefore it IS an EMU. An EMU is an emulation, in this case, of a hardware synthesizer. YOU read it more carefully!