Trans Computer Maschine
by Cescato
3.9 / 5     (14 votes)
Trans Computer Maschine is a semi-modular vintage lead synthesizer with a pattern sequencer.

It is modeled after 2 legendary mono synths and a custom analog sequencer from Germany.
  • 3 Multi-Oscillators with Sawtooth, Triangle, Saw-Triangle and variable Pulse shapes.
  • Color adjustable Noise Generator.
  • 3 mode Ring Modulator.
  • Advanced Sample/Hold.
  • Selectable 2/4-pole resonant LP Filter with auto-oscillation.
  • HP Filter with bus selection.
  • 2 exponential Envelope Generators offering 3 operation modes.
  • Unique Sequencer features like 'skip' and 'set' can be played live from MIDI keyboard.
  • Inter-patch Sequencer pattern 'Copy/Paste' feature.
  • Fully MIDI controllable.
  • Fully VST automatable.
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Digital Rules Dec 15 2019
(5 / 5)
Dec 15 2019
Very nice sound!
Erisian Oct 04 2019
Oct 04 2019
I have an old version of this and I love it but don't you think it's a bit tiny minded expecting us to like you on facebook before we can download updates?
Andrei Jul 15 2019
(3 / 5)
Jul 15 2019
Tried 2.6 – nothing extraordinary. It sounds much better with built-in sequencer. Presets are a bit mediocre. Sync issues in LMMS (Windows): for example, a sequence plays without a pause as soon as you press Play. It works fine without any support file which can be found in the archive – I just extract dll, put it in my VST folder and everything was OK.
wallace Jul 16 2019
Jul 16 2019
Of course "a sequence plays without a pause as soon as you press Play", this happens unless you enable the sync button, and if you are in LMMS, you should know that a special configuration must be set in order to send internal VST sync to a plugin. About presets, I think they are a well chosen assortment to show all the instrument capabilities and IMO they are intended as starting points to make your own. Remember, this is an analog intrument emulation from the times when patches were write down in paper sheets and users must master their instruments to change the sounds on the fly. Obviously, this wonderful instrument is not for people like you.
Cescato Musiktechnologie Jul 02 2019
Jul 02 2019
Hello everybody! For all those asking for a 64-bit version, I'm sorry to say it is not possible as there are several third party internal building blocks called "modules" whose code is no longer available or simply their authors do not wish to share. However T-C-M will be improved and updated from time to time for our loyal 32-bit users. Version 2.6 was just released, if you said T-C-M sounded analogue before, you won't believe how it sounds now, you can patch extreme modulations and have similar sounds as in their hardware counterparts. We included also a crazy "Synthanorma" feature that was missing. Do not miss trying it!
Digital Rules Dec 15 2019
Dec 15 2019
Oh man, that is terrible news. Really a horrible bummer that there will not be a 64-bit version of the wonderful T-C-M. Is there really nothing you can do about it?? Is there really no way around it, no workaround?? =(
Proteus Dec 25 2019
Dec 25 2019
That is very sad news indeed. I would love to see a 64-bit Trans Computer Maschine. Could You try and make Your own modules Sir Cescato??
Darko Aug 17 2018
(5 / 5)
Aug 17 2018
This sounds like analogue hardware synthesizer to my ears. Very cool and believable sound engine. Oh and yes I agree with the others it would be very nice if there was a 64-bit version of Trans Computer Maschine.
Mato May 05 2019
May 05 2019
The newest version of SynthEdit exports 64-bit VST2.4 and VST3 so it would be awesome if Cescato would release a 64-bit version of Trans Computer Maschine. Fingers crossed.
AM Aug 03 2018
(5 / 5)
Aug 03 2018
This one is already a Classic! It sounds beautiful! It truly should get a 64-bit version upgrade. And then it will be perfect.
Mato Jul 01 2018
(5 / 5)
Jul 01 2018
This plugin has a very good, convincing analogue sound! I agree that it should be updated to 64-bit!
Proteus Jun 14 2018
(5 / 5)
Jun 14 2018
Damn! This is a very organic analogue sounding instrument! I am quite positively surprised! The sound is amazing! I really truly hope that in the future there will be a 64-bit version of this goldie because the latest SynthEdit does allow making 64-bit plugins. Maybe in TCM 3/III?? That would be brilliant!!
jennyblack Apr 28 2018
(5 / 5)
Apr 28 2018
Great sounding machine! One of the best freeware synths out there!
Max Mar 21 2017
Mar 21 2017
On my system, Trans Computer Machine V2.30.b7 crashes FL Studio 12.4.1 running WIN10. Is there a fix? The standalone works fine.
Florian S Nov 07 2017
Nov 07 2017
Latest v2.5 loads fine in my FL (Win 7)...
Paul DeBrione Jul 17 2014
(5 / 5)
Jul 17 2014
Wow! That's it really. Want an old school sound with a very capable old school sequencer? This is it. I love the inclusion of the 'Drift' control. You could easily spend a month playing with this and just treat it as your go-to synth. runs perfect with Reaper and is nice and simple to use. No hidden panels or other silliness, just traditional user interface and a really good 'analog' sound. Thank you Cescato for your hard work and generosity.
Duckett Apr 04 2014
(5 / 5)
Apr 04 2014
The sound quality is great; the oscillators, filters, etc. Show care and attention, this is obviously made by people who really love and respect the actual hardware. Very rewarding to create patches on; the sequencer has some unique features as well. Does what it was designed to do very well!
Anon Jul 05 2013
Jul 05 2013
Crashes Fl Studio whenever I start it.
Developer Dec 31 2013
Dec 31 2013
You're probably using old version as comment's from July 2013. Try latest version which had lot of fixes and works fine in most system-host combos.