Chorg DS-600 from K Brown available for free!
The Chorg DS-600 is a simplified FM instrument – based on the pretty obscure Korg DS-8, which was built around the voice of the Yamaha FB-01 4-op FM module.
In place of the then-bewildering Ratio Tuning and Modulation Index way of producing waveforms, it had a set of pre-formed FM waves that one could shape ‘up’ from sine – a bit like the way the Casio CZ instruments worked but with FM instead of Phase Distortion.
It also had only two algorithms – a pair of Modulator/Carriers (like DX100 algo 5) and a 4-op stack.
With this Chorg DS-600 VST, the author (K Brown) has pushed it to a more conventional Ratio-tuned FM instrument and expanded it to six operators; also two algos – three 2-op pairs or a 4-op stack (X-Mod) plus one 2-op pair.
K Brown has retained much of DS-8’s more conventional analog synth nomenclature and the Coarse/Fine tuning of the operator pairs (Oscillators). Also a second LFO has been provided.
A much friendlier way to FM, but less limited than DS-8.
Built with Synthmaker, so the actual sound does not match that of the DS-8 – but was inspired by major elements of it’s architecture.
It’s a 32-bit VST, so it will require jBridge, etc., (or a DAW that will bridge) for use on 64-bit systems.
No presets are included in the package.
The VST in action
…and the original synth
SOURCE : KVR Page