Minky Starshine

Category Audio Production / Virtual Instruments
Version 1.0.12
Format AU
Compatibility Minky StarshineMacOS X UB
Licence Commercial Software
Price $29  /  22€
Rating
Updated On Aug 23, 2010
Total Downloads 2,140
Mac Downloads 2,051
Category Audio Production / Virtual Instruments
Version 1.0.11
Format VST
Compatibility Minky StarshineWindows
Licence Commercial Software
Price $29  /  22€
Rating
Updated On Feb 25, 2010
Total Downloads 2,140
PC Downloads 89

Synthesizer

Minky Starshine is at heart an additive synthesiser, augmented with possibilities for subtractive synthesis (i.e. filtering) and pulse width modulation.

A waveform is created by summing 16 independently controllable 'partials'. By setting the relative levels of the partials appropriately you can create familiar waveforms such as sawtooth and squarewave, but you can also create an infinite range of timbres in between.

As well as simply setting the levels of the partials, you can flexibly assign them to three 'groups'. Each group has a very flexible envelope generator and an LFO, so you can change the balance of the partials (and therefore the timbre of the sound) over time.

The LFOs have a wide frequency range and can also be used as ring modulators.

The waveform as a whole...
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Minky Starshine is at heart an additive synthesiser, augmented with possibilities for subtractive synthesis (i.e. filtering) and pulse width modulation.

A waveform is created by summing 16 independently controllable 'partials'. By setting the relative levels of the partials appropriately you can create familiar waveforms such as sawtooth and squarewave, but you can also create an infinite range of timbres in between.

As well as simply setting the levels of the partials, you can flexibly assign them to three 'groups'. Each group has a very flexible envelope generator and an LFO, so you can change the balance of the partials (and therefore the timbre of the sound) over time.

The LFOs have a wide frequency range and can also be used as ring modulators.

The waveform as a whole can have its pulsewidth controlled. An envelope and LFO is provided, as well as control by note velocity.

A resonant filter is available, capable of lowpass, bandpass and highpass and a continuous range in between. Again, control by envelope, LFO and note velocity are possible.

A flexible modulation section is provided, capable of chorus, flange and delay effects.
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Minky Starshine Minky Starshine v 1.0.12 Aug 23, 2010 MacOS X UB
This release fixes a problem where the plug-in would not respond to MIDI CC messages.
Expert Sleepers Minky Starshine Minky Starshine v 1.0.11 Feb 25, 2010 MacOS X UB
This release fixes an issue where Ableton Live 8 would not recognise parameter adjustments, resulting in an inability to add Minky Starshine's parameters to Live's automated parameter list.
Expert Sleepers Minky Starshine v 1.0.9 Oct 9, 2009 MacOS X UB
This is a minor update to the AU version only, and addresses an issue where the plug-in would fail Digital Performer's Audio Unit validation.
envelope Minky Starshine v 1.0.8 Oct 7, 2009 MacOS X UB
Compatibility with Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"
range Minky Starshine v 1.0.5 Nov 3, 2006 MacOS X UB
First Universal Binary VST version.
Based on VST SDK 2.4.
VST version now supports resizing.
waveform Minky Starshine v 1.0.4 Apr 24, 2006 MacOS X UB
Universal Binary
capable Minky Starshine v 1.0.3 Oct 26, 2005 MacOS X PPC
Added keyboard tracking of filter and LFO speeds.
Improved GUI control over LFO speeds.
Added support for MIDI sustain messages.
Fixed a possible audio drop-out problem with extreme filter settings.
download Minky Starshine v 1.0.2 Jul 31, 2005 MacOS X PPC
Fixed a bug that would cause the GUI to appear as a blank white window.
Fixed a bug that would cause audio to drop out completely with certain filter settings.
mac Minky Starshine v 1.0.1 Jan 10, 2005 MacOS X PPC
First VST version.
Added more presets.
Minky Starshine Minky Starshine v 1.0.11 Feb 25, 2010 Windows
This release fixes an issue where Ableton Live 8 would not recognise parameter adjustments, resulting in an inability to add Minky Starshine's parameters to Live's automated parameter list.
Expert Sleepers Minky Starshine Minky Starshine v 1.0.10 Jan 13, 2010 Windows
This release fixes a possible crash when opening the plug-in GUI on some low end graphics hardware.
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