Podolski
by u-he
4.3 / 5     (27 votes)
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VST AU
Podolski is a straightforward virtual analogue synthesizer featuring a flexible arpeggiator / step sequencer plus delay and chorus effects.

Originally a FilterscapeVA spin-off made for a major German music-tech magazine and now freeware, Podolski can sound exceptionally smooth for a synthesizer of its vintage – or exceptionally gritty !
  • Oscillator – the Warp and Invert functions can be used to create many different waveforms, including (of course) the classic sawtooth, triangle and pulse / PWM
  • Envelope – only one envelope here, but Gate can be used for the amplifier instead
  • 2 LFOs – one global (i.e. for all voices) and one per voice
  • Filter – classic Lowpass, Bandpass or Highpass with extra parameters Drive, Click (impulse at Note On) and AutoFM (bipolar frequency modulation from the oscillator)
  • Arpeggiator – combined arpeggiator, step sequencer and modulator, like in Zebra2
  • 2 effects – stereo delay and chorus / flanger with feedback
  • Resizable GUI – also 3 alternative skins
Downloads
Bob Angelo Aug 31 2020
(4 / 5)
Aug 31 2020
I personally don't find the arpegiator part user friendly... but the sound is excellent, and as with most U-HE synths, there is a ton of really excellent presets !
Volland Aug 24 2020
(5 / 5)
Aug 24 2020
Revelation!!
Сан Саныч Feb 24 2020
(1 / 5)
Feb 24 2020
Хрень, а не инструмент.
Digital Rules Dec 01 2019
(5 / 5)
Dec 01 2019
Awesome!
MrMomoto Sept 04 2019
(5 / 5)
Sept 04 2019
If this doesn't inspire you to create something amazing and put it out into the world - Nothing ever will. The presets are some of the best, it's layout is second-to-none easy to understand and interact with and it is useful for any genre from '70's rock synths to '20's club music. Just download it and follow the simple installation, pointing to wherever you hide your VSTi's; find a host and off you go. Thanks VST4FREE for hosting this!
ally Jul 28 2019
Jul 28 2019
I couldn't find the VST after installing in ableton live, but after a deep scan - you hold the ALT key and press 'rescan' - it worked. https://u-he.com/support/faq.html#troubleshooting:not-appearing. Thanks u-he!
superpija Jun 13 2019
(5 / 5)
Jun 13 2019
One of the greatest free vst's... awesome plug in.. TENGO UNA PIJA ENORME Y FUERA DE SERIE...
Mato Apr 08 2019
(5 / 5)
Apr 08 2019
High quality sound and low CPU consumption. Very nice for free.
someone_000211 Oct 28 2018
(5 / 5)
Oct 28 2018
Well it works on 2007 cpu and that tells everything
L@zarus Apr 17 2018
(5 / 5)
Apr 17 2018
Wow, right in ya face, dude! ;-D - This synth have a lot of HP under the hood, also it features a very nice arpeggiator and step sequencer for your creations. Works fine with Reason 9/10! Thx a lot
Huann Sept 05 2017
(5 / 5)
Sept 05 2017
Awesome plugin.
FFF May 24 2017
May 24 2017
Excellent plugin, works steady even on my old 2008 Macbook ,with Snow Leopard. Cheers
KatieDog Nov 17 2016
Nov 17 2016
I installed it and had the same problem as Kris (see above).It makes Me sad , and It Makes Me wonder.....
AppleSaft Jul 18 2016
Jul 18 2016
Works great on MacOSX 10.12 ElCapitan version AudioUnit. I tried simpliest hosted by GarageBand. Paralelly with venerably Cristal (also AU) stands to compare.
U-o Oct 10 2015
(5 / 5)
Oct 10 2015
Great free plugin!
kris May 21 2015
(5 / 5)
May 21 2015
Hello guys, when I install the .Pkg everything is good but after I can't find the vst in my finder, like the vs doesn't exist on my computer, I just can find the pdf and the pkg file.. Thks for the answer ;)
Anonymous Jan 17 2016
Jan 17 2016
I had the same problem, did you ever figure it out ?
HappyKafkaCrisis Jan 03 2015
(4 / 5)
Jan 03 2015
Unstable with Cubase32/Win7_32... What a pity, it is marvelous.
whitywhite Jul 20 2014
(4 / 5)
Jul 20 2014
REALY GOOD AUDIO UNIT, PERFECT :)
Sudarshan Kakoty Jun 01 2014
Jun 01 2014
I can't believe, this is free. Powerfull lead synth. I play melody with this one, so emotional.
superfirak Jan 23 2014
(3 / 5)
Jan 23 2014
Powerfull synthesizer, good sound.
Anonymous Jan 22 2014
(5 / 5)
Jan 22 2014
It's a really great machine! Give it a try ;)
IDX Nov 02 2013
(5 / 5)
Nov 02 2013
Una masa, de lo mejor.-
Georgi Oct 05 2013
(5 / 5)
Oct 05 2013
Wow !!! .. I found it by chance, this is one of the best VST plugs I ever had... Techno and Minimal producers !... this is a good one !
zsazsa45 Jun 05 2013
(5 / 5)
Jun 05 2013
this is a great, the best arpegiator EVER. It also has grand sound and some great presets. Absolutely one of the greatest VST's I have seen. Then to offer it free is purely orgasmic!!! GREAT WORK!!!
Ghekorg7 Mar 21 2013
(5 / 5)
Mar 21 2013
SUPERB sound. and 64bit and excellent arp. and.... FREE !! Any serious set-up must have a Podolski, a Zebralette and the Tripple Cheese from U-He.... ah, add Tyrell too !
arpeggiator Feb 19 2013
Feb 19 2013
How do you use the arp?
AndyB Feb 11 2013
(5 / 5)
Feb 11 2013
A VSTi that really delivers quality in sound and ease of use . Really recommend this as it covers so many genres of music composition from Trance to Ambient to Prog Rock ! Get it and enjoy yourself ... The presets speak for themselves ! 10/10
CD Jan 15 2013
(5 / 5)
Jan 15 2013
It's a really great machine! Give it a try ;)
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