Formant Classic
by F tec - Audio
4.1 / 5     (23 votes)
The Formant Classic Freeware softsynth is a tribute to the legendary Elektor Formant DIY (Do It Your self) synthesizer of 1977/78.
  • Replica+ of the Legendary Elektor Formant
  • Semi Modular Subtracktive Synthesis concept
  • 3xVCO, 2xVCF, 2xADSR, 1xVCA, 1xRFM, 3xLFO, 1xNOISE, 1xCOM(scope) modules
  • Keyboard interface with Flexible Midi controller assignment
  • Mono, Poly and Unison voice sellection
  • Velocity sensetive ADSR's
  • Suitable for educational purposes
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Roberto Oliveira May 15 2020
(5 / 5)
May 15 2020
One of my favorites.
John Jan 10 2020
(4 / 5)
Jan 10 2020
Nice useful synth!
hdom23 Mar 22 2019
Mar 22 2019
Wish there was a Mac VST 64 bit version! I remember this from my old Windows system, loved it loads.
functionform Jan 27 2019
(5 / 5)
Jan 27 2019
Where is dev? Absolutely love formant advanced, but it badly needs an update. Can barely read the letters on my monitor.
Francis COUSAERT Nov 22 2017
(5 / 5)
Nov 22 2017
GOOOOOOD !!!
g.m.kenny Nov 09 2017
(5 / 5)
Nov 09 2017
Grand Master Sound.....
Boxx.dk Sept 23 2016
(4 / 5)
Sept 23 2016
Quite complicated electronics project back then. Never had the money or courage to start building it ;-) Exciting to hear this baby as a VST !!
Liu Feb 16 2016
(3 / 5)
Feb 16 2016
Nice sounds. Clear GUI. Too CPU intensive.
Anonymous May 17 2015
May 17 2015
Having trouble saving??
FAKE Edition (producer) Apr 05 2014
Apr 05 2014
I think it's better than using Ni massive, this has more freedom and is smooth. I use it on FL studio 11. Best part it's free and easy to use. I make various types of music tracks and I mainly use it for progressive dubstep synths. Get it now bruh!
Anonymous Dec 17 2012
(5 / 5)
Dec 17 2012
I absolutely love this synth! Modular fun for days and days! Very easy to navigate with huge sounds and can create brilliant sound effects. Best free synth I've used.
JX75 Aug 25 2012
(5 / 5)
Aug 25 2012
Just great! Needs a fast CPU though.
6string Jul 04 2012
Jul 04 2012
I can confirm, this is a fantastic synth emu! Probably one of the best out there. Sounds very analog to me. Performs also well on my machine regarding the high quality of sound.
Anonymous Jun 10 2012
(5 / 5)
Jun 10 2012
ONE OF THE SMOOTHEST SOUNDS IVE PLAYED IN TRYING MANY PAYWARE SYNTHS-GET IT WHILE ITS FREE, SOME PRESETS NEED GOOD CPU BUT ITS SOUNDS ARE WORTH IT
Anonymous May 10 2012
May 10 2012
I like the sound. I have to put the Zoom 75% to see the entire window into my screen (1366 x 768, widescreen), but some controls look very small. Try to design a window more wider than high.
music@home Oct 16 2011
(5 / 5)
Oct 16 2011
Works perfect in Ableton on XP32bit!!!! 10% usage at most
tintin Oct 01 2011
Oct 01 2011
40% cpu-usage on a single-core atom netbook for only one voice. not very useful.
perhonen Oct 18 2012
Oct 18 2012
well you have a single core atom ffs..
Keyboardjeff May 10 2011
(4 / 5)
May 10 2011
This synth is great, I'm going to use it in my new compositions.
Anonymous Mar 14 2011
Mar 14 2011
keeps freezing on me... useless
Anonymous May 08 2012
May 08 2012
doesn't help anyone saying it is freezing on you. Are u trying to use it in cubase on an atari St 1040fm? Freezing in what OS, on what host ?
Anonymous Jun 25 2012
Jun 25 2012
Probably the BEST softward synth I have heard, and I started with an Atari 1040st!!!
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