These pages contain information about the FlowStone synth Saguaro.one
A polyphonic synth in it's simplest form. Like an example template synth with a raw (lo-fi) digital sound and a slight oldschool 90's visual touch.
Using mainly the saw waveform (hence the name saguaro) it simply mixes and combines this with sine, triangle, square and noise in selectable Osc modules. It features no analog emulation, no special unison, no stereo FX, no delays nor reverb built in. Just pure harsh-digital-mono mayhem.
So... no "special" internal workings? Well. FlowStone's DSP audio engine itself and a few custom modules as part of the schematics.
I am not in any way shape or form an audio/DSP-engineer.
Saguaro.one is a highly experimental synth and as such it has some sound issues including clicks and aliasing etc. So beware.
Use it at your own risk and with caution.
As creator of Saguaro.one I take no responsibility for damages, personal, psychological :-) or otherwise, caused by use or misuse of this software.
Now that that's out of the way...
Big thanks to MV
His contributions to the FlowStone community made this plugin possible.
MV deals in more advanced audio/image processing than any of the modules of his implemented in Saguaro.one
MV's website can be found here
Saguaro.one is a free VSTi / Standalone synth... just download!
If you enjoy Saguaro.one you can show appreciation and support me as a creator by making a Paypal donation. Takes a bit of time putting larger Flowstone schematics together, even technically simple ones. Contributions will encourage future updates and exports as FlowStone is updated.
This synth will appeal mostly to those looking to make some harsh electronic style of sounds, but aren't that concerned about fidelity.
Maybe you just want to make some wierd sounds using a few presets.
There is no regular oscillator section exposed on this synth, only three main parameter knobs and the fundamental saw adjustment.
This is intentional. Very ROMpler'y indeed...
To understand the idea of the synth choose a default (blank) patch and try the different Osc modules. Tweaking P1, P2 and P3.
Adjusting these parameter knobs on an already made preset won't yield a satisfactory change since they are likely already modulated.
Parameter knobs P1, P2 and P3 adjusts one or more predefined parameter inside the oscillator module at the same time. These knobs functionality vary for every oscillator module. As such the knobs can also be segmented/stepped in their function depending on selected module.
They usually adjust predefined phases and tuning, internal modulation frequencies, amounts or mix between already level adjusted oscillators and configurations.
In a non scientific way. For better or worse. I just created some modules I felt like. Some of the oscillator modules (multisaw) do typical oldschool rave or techno pad-like sounds, but can be used for other stuff... I guess... ;-)
Saguaro.one is a pasttime dabble... so there will likely be more osc modules. When and how many depends ultimately on any public interest for the plugin.
Recommended for running Saguaro.one
Both standalone / vsti version:
- You can emulate ASIO device by using ASIO4ALL driver
which can be found here: https://www.asio4all.org/
Specific to vsti version:
March 2023 fourth update
Note: These are possible updates if interest for the plugin is great enough and it's CPU usage doesn't hit critical levels even on fast systems
Proudly presenting my idea emphasizing the G:
I'll make a synth plugin and call it... uhmm... Saguaro.one
Spanish speaking person next to me:
- You know it's pronounced Sa-w-uaro... Right?
A plugin based on saw it is then...
As the FlowStone export of the synth is free... Charging money for Saguaro.one or bundling it with other software and selling it without permission is not permitted. Modifying Saguaro.one or any part of it's code without permission from it's creator is also not allowed.
If you have any thoughts, ideas or suggestions surrounding this little Saguaro.one VSTi / Standalone synth project. Let me know...
There is no official support for the Saguaro.one synth since it is both free and at the mercy of my ignorance and any behaviour inherent to FlowStone itself.
But you are welcome to report any bugs or incompatibility issues with different DAWs and/or Windows versions.
Be aware that messages regarding bugreports and suggestions might not always be answered. But I will read all and take them into consideration...