Serenity
by HG Fortune
4.2 / 5     (40 votes)
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Win32
   
VST
Serenity is a synthesizer aimed at creating various choir and string pad sounds.

It is not meant to emulate a specific vintage string or choir machine, although you might find sounds resembling the flavours of the old machines.

Serenity is a fully fledged synthesizer with filters, LFO, various effects and the "Twin Etherify" effect. In addition the internal waveset has been carefully selected to provide you with a wide range of string, choir and vocal waves plus some more complex pad sounds. Most of these waves have been processed widely from prior versions and several new waves have been added.

  • 2 x PCM wave oscillators with 128 waves in 2 banks as primary sound sources.
  • 1 x Filter - 3 types (LoPass, HiPass, BandPass) ADSR EG with Vel control on Attack & Decay, and 3 Response Modes.
  • 1 x 4 channel adaptive mixer for cutoff modulation.
  • 1 x VCA EG (ADSR) Vel control on Attack & Decay, and 3 Response Modes.
  • 1 x Pan.
  • 3 x LFO.
  • 1 x S&H.
  • 1 x DLFO (Double LFO with two outputs and phase-shifting).
  • 1 x special Pitch LFO with Speed Up/Down options.
  • 1 x Twin Etherify (2 Formant filter) with various modulation options.
  • 1 x Gator not only on Level but optional for Filter and delay Pan too.
  • 1 x Delay with several options for panning delayed signal.
  • 1 x Stereo Flanger.
  • 1 x Stereo Reverb.
  • 1 x Bass Enhance.
  • 1 x XY-Joypad with 6 controls for 12 destinations and optional display for LFO & Aftertouch motion.
  • 3 x Lazy Buttons.
  • 12 voices, over 760 patches (6 banks).

Free version limitations: 3 voices, no internal patch management, no MIDI Learn, no velocity control on Attack / Decay of VCF / VCA EG, no SF2 Load, less patches (4 banks), but a hidden easter egg gimmick.

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Oda Apr 13 2020
(5 / 5)
Apr 13 2020
I love it so much, but I can't find the pro version! Does anybody know where I can get it?
Daniel Aug 30 2019
(4 / 5)
Aug 30 2019
The best pad synth I've ever seen, maybe the best by H.G.F.
Joe Jul 10 2019
(5 / 5)
Jul 10 2019
Awesome pads!!!
Sheikh May 14 2019
(5 / 5)
May 14 2019
Wonderful
Andrei Jan 24 2019
(5 / 5)
Jan 24 2019
Amazing pad synth. You just can draw and drag a looooooong note in your DAW's piano roll and relax – the presets are production-ready and can be used for meditation or relaxation.
26e4u Feb 05 2018
(5 / 5)
Feb 05 2018
Definitely a must have.
Victor Jan 25 2016
(5 / 5)
Jan 25 2016
Very cool and useful! Thanks.
NippleTwister May 12 2015
(5 / 5)
May 12 2015
Awsome! Dammn!!
scott Mar 07 2015
(3 / 5)
Mar 07 2015
Really amazing. The sounds produced bring a sense of real peace. Thanks.
ChuckB Jan 17 2015
(5 / 5)
Jan 17 2015
I can't understand what anyone would rate this poorly! This is really good stuff! Thank You so much for you work on this!
Bryce the Musician Apr 02 2014
(5 / 5)
Apr 02 2014
So much more than I could have possibly asked for. This is just amazing, thank you!
Dunnie Genus Dec 15 2013
(5 / 5)
Dec 15 2013
TOTALLY AWESOME! Great for any type of ambient artist! Thumbs up!
charlie itchyarse May 01 2013
(0 / 5)
May 01 2013
Hmmm tried it, not impressed at all, every patch is just a mixture of the others, most are very pale and lack depth with way too much reso. Nice interface but even that is too pale in color so that you're guessing what to tweak and what to leave alone. The very best string/organ vst I've spotted this week is the "night flight" vst which walks all over this thing...
STVRSZ Apr 12 2013
(5 / 5)
Apr 12 2013
Oh My God!! I bought the pro version the instant I heard it. Esline and Krakli S3 used to be my faves, but this is the most awesome sounding string machine I have ever used and I have used most of the VST's and quite a few real ones.
RetroToneZ Mar 29 2019
Mar 29 2019
Same here. Needed full polyphony so I purchased Pro version right away - my only HG Fortune purchase. Glad I did since it looks to be NA now.
anon Mar 20 2013
(5 / 5)
Mar 20 2013
For a free synth, awesome features and sounds. Also there are some amazing realistic choirs, rare. :)
Jay Feb 28 2013
(5 / 5)
Feb 28 2013
Awesome! thanks loads!
Emid Sept 07 2012
(5 / 5)
Sept 07 2012
Best free, amazing soundscapes, can't recommend enough, try yourself!
matt heize Aug 17 2012
(5 / 5)
Aug 17 2012
amazing synth!
stubby face fool May 05 2012
(5 / 5)
May 05 2012
Wow!! Using this I'll sound like Skrillex in no time
Morsmordre Feb 13 2012
(5 / 5)
Feb 13 2012
A good pad sounds
nibo63 Dec 04 2011
(5 / 5)
Dec 04 2011
Just great sounds. One of the most "easiest" synths from H.G.F