Free Performance Synth For Windows

Full Bucket Music's Kern VSTi is designed to work with modern MIDI keyboard controllers      15/05/15

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Kern is a VST 2.4 polyphonic software synthesizer plug-in for Microsoft Windows (both 32 and 64 bit) designed to run with and to be fully controlled by modern MIDI keyboard controllers like the Novation  Impulse. It is written in native C++ code for high performance and extremely low CPU consumption.


  • Streamlined to be used with MIDI keyboard controllers; all parameters can be controlled by MIDI CC
  • MIDI Learn
  • Two alternative user panels
  • 32 voices polyphony including portamento
  • Two band-limited oscillators including Hard Sync
  • 4-pole zero-delay feedback lowpass filter (two types)
  • Two envelopes, one LFO
  • Chorus effect
  • Double precision audio processing
  • Plug-in comes in 32 bit and 64 bit versions
  • Fully compatible with SM Pro Audio's V-Machine™

A spokesperson told us, "This simple thingy is designed to work with modern hardware MIDI controllers, for example the Novation Impulse. (Almost) each parameter has a dedicated hardware control - thus the parameter set is quite limited (but the sound is not). It can run on the V-Machine, so together with the Impulse one gets a nice stand-alone (i.e. no PC needed) synth."

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