Crystal VST – Bank 1
Togeo Studios releases the first of a set of preset banks for the free software synth Crystal by Greenoaks. Even though this VST instrument is a few years old now, it remains high on the list as one of the best freeware synths available.
This set of 128 presets consists primarily of atmospheric textures and evolving pads, basses and leads from GeoSuPhat. He uses the Crystal VST to create a lot of the ambient effects and soundscapes for his own music.
Crystal is a great synth for experimenting with. Once you get used to the interface its quite easy and quick to find that inspirational sound. I especially like to play them back in the lower octaves where they evolve and build atmosphere. I really like working with Crystal, its got quite a lot of power for a free synth. Greenoaks put a lot of nice touches into it.
(Some patches require the Crystal VST 20mb sample rom.)
Togeo Studios will be releasing more banks for Crystal VST soon.