Few days ago, one the VST Cafe users sent me an email with some recommended plugins. I decided to test them and the result is this post 🙂
It took 2 years of research and development to release Audioxygen Gemini virtual synthesizer plugin. According to official website, this synth “combines a huge fat analogue sound with unique step sequencers and radical distortion. It excels in Raging Techno baselines, Psy/Goa FX, Hardstyle screams, Shimmering pads, Massive Trance leads and much more”.
What do I think ? I admit, I was a bit sceptical. On the paper Gemini doesn’t look great – 2 Oscillators, 2 Filters, Delay, Reverb and LFOs. The new features are dual step sequencers working in add / multiply modes. But if you spend a while and listen to the demos, you’ll quickly realise that Gemini produces quite unique sound. I believe that’s because of somehow processed (distorted quite heavily ?) oscillator waveforms. The dual sequencers can modulate each other – that’s pretty neat idea. Also two filters with pretty much unique Resonance and Distortion are doing good job.
Full version offers 180 presets aimed at all kind of electronica genres (techno, industrial, hardstyle, goa etc.)
Is it worth ? One thing I was worrying about is CPU usage. Synthmaker plugins are known to be rather high CPU consuming. So, is it high ? I think it’s acceptable 🙂
Well, check the demo which is fully functional (and no installing – just simple dll file) with randomly played noise sound and listen to the mp3 previews (there are plenty of them at Audioxygen website) – below few presets (no additional processing):
and nice video with most features introduced:
PRICE: 19 EUR / 25 $ / 17 pounds
More info: Audioxygen Gemini