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Majken's Chimera

Chimera is a noise driven synth focusing on pads and haunting leads. Three noisegenerators are connected through pitchcontrolled resonant bandpass filters. The result is an angelic and smooth synth.

NEW MULTICORE VERSION:
Chimera v1.1-SE1.160 (PC / VST 3.0 MB)

OLDER VERSIONS:
Chimera v1.1-beta1 (PC / VST 2.3 MB)
Chimera v1.0 (PC / VST 2.4 MB)

COMMENTS:
"Now here's a little cracker and it's freeware too. It uses white noise to generate sounds, passing it through bandpass filters to create pads, atmospheres, organs and percussive sounds. Novel, cool and a kind of 'sci-fi synth' if you like. It's getting some great feedback and, best of all, it's free as a bird."
Future Music - June 2006

VERSION INFO:
Version 1.0 Fix2: Samplerate controls pitch to fix tuning errors, pitchbend is one seminote by default.
Version 1.0 Fix1: Pitch was adjusted soon after the first release (Thanks Spuddle!)
Version 1.0: First release

PRESETS:
[mjk] Majken - [d66] Dazza66 - [snk] Sinkmusic - [ejr] John Robinson - [drl] DrLoop

THANKS!
BeatMax, Elv, Sink, Mokita, Ejr, DrLoop, Dazza66, Michat, Soma, Jobro, Yossarian, MitchK1989, Spuddle, Starla & Everyone else!

Comments  

 
# 2009-03-11 03:22
This has been a favourite synth of mine for quite a while ... I love its unique synthesis and sound!
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# Majken 2009-03-11 09:09
I'm happy to hear that you like it! It's a synthesis method I had been playing around with for a couple of years before creating Chimera. The new version should be alot more stable and perform better than the older versions.
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# 2009-09-05 18:00
I'm happy waiting the new version, is one of my favorites, always a choice. Congratulations on the work
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# ASTRUBAL 2011-11-11 10:01
thanks for the support frorm the souncloud!
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# 2009-03-19 01:38
Much luv for Chimera here. It has a character that is vastly lacking in the bazillion VA clones out there. I used it pretty heavily on our last album, and it's pretty blatant in the song Her:

http://www.thesixtyone.com/endlessblue/

Yep, that would be The Era of Chimes patch...

Cheers, glad you're updating for multicore!
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# Majken 2009-03-20 23:24
Thanks for the kind words! Those are some really good songs. I feel honored that you use Chimera in them.
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# 2009-04-17 04:39
this is cheer me up!
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# 2009-04-24 15:58
thanks for that! I'll use it in my FL lab
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# 2009-04-29 02:13
Hey is it me or does the latest version play the wrong note when used at 96khz? (and I don't mean an octave higher or lower, it plays a completely different note)
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# 2009-04-29 02:33
48khz sounds wrong too. Only 44.2khz and 88.4khz sound correct and can be played along other synths.

I'm guessing samplerate control got messed up during development at some point.

1.1-beta1 sounded correct (the pitch was fine for all samplerates)
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# Majken 2009-04-29 09:18
Thank you for reporting this! I never use anything else than 44.1kHz myself, but a couple of users reported this problem when Chimera was first released. I published a fix back then that solved the problem. It's likely that the fix doesn't work in SynthEdit v1.1. I'll look into it!
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# 2009-04-30 03:04
Glad to be of assistance, Chimera is my favourite synth after all
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# Majken 2009-05-03 23:15
Just wanted to say that I solved the problem with 48/96 kHz samplerates today. But I ran into another little issue. Will upload a new version once I've solved it.
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# 2009-06-08 18:52
Will this still be fixed? I badly need to be able to change the samplerate of one of my projects which uses this synth.
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# 2009-08-15 16:54
Any news on the 48/96 kHz fix? Btw, thanks for a such a simple and wonderful sounding synth.
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# Majken 2009-08-30 15:56
All newer versions of SynthEdit that I've tried have had a problem with voice allocation. It's gotten better but Chimera still suffers from clicks and pops now and then. I'll see if I can find an older beta and compile using that. There are also a couple of new betas that have not yet had time to test. Sorry about the delay to the samplerate fix!
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# 2009-04-29 10:18
truly one of the best vst instruments i've encountered. the sounds i've been able to create using this are unreal.
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# 2009-05-06 04:12
Simply the best ! Well done great job. I love it.
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# 2009-05-07 19:50
great
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# 2009-06-08 14:14
great pads, thanks for sharing!!!
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# 2009-07-05 23:09
This synth is one of the greatest things that's ever happened to the computer music scene. The presets just by themselves are inspiring and you can easily have a song grow out of your head just by looking over them. When put into music they add an atmosphere you would never achieve with any other VST, free or commercial. The sound of Chimera has become a staple of my music to such a degree that it would be hard for me to record music without a VST host nearby. Thank you for this marvelous digital creation.
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# Majken 2009-08-30 15:57
Thank you for the kind comment!
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# 2009-07-24 02:22
I love this synth. BUT, since my old computer is gone and I now have a MAC, would there happen to be a MAC version out there?
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# Majken 2009-08-30 15:58
I'm sorry, but as this plug-in was made using SynthEdit it's not possible for me to make a Mac version.
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# 2010-01-08 23:02
I updated an old blog of mine to include a link to this in the "Recommended" section. http://dizzykitty.blogspot.com/2009/01/vst-plug-ins.html

Take care and thank you so much for making this!
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# 2010-02-16 21:20
Hello,
I have been loving Chimera for several years, and I just saw the new version here !
So I downloaded it (SE1.16)... and... no sounds, nada, nothing.... I use Reaper 3, 44.1Khz / 24bits...
fortunately you still have the old version !!!!
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# 2010-02-16 21:24
ok, problem solved ! I simply deleted the old .SEP files created by the previous versions.
Thanks for creating such an inspiring synth !!!
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# moflin 2010-03-09 00:09
Hi and thanx for a beatifull synth. Do you have any info about how to install on Receptor ?
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# Majken 2010-03-09 17:23
I'm sorry but I'm completely unfamiliar with how the Receptor works. If you're able to run SynthEdit plug-ins on a Receptor you should be able to look up a guide on how to do it. I'm guessing it's just a case of copying the dll-file onto the Receptor.
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# moflin 2010-03-09 21:35
Ok - im totally unfamiliar with other SynthEdit plug-ins...

I have tried to copy the dll file, but it seem that some files are missing...
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# 2010-03-12 00:22
Hello all.. I would really love to use this synth but cant seem to get any sound out of it.. the program loads and i can see it but no sound? im using fl studio 9 and all other plugins work? any suggestions are appreciated thanks!
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# 2010-03-29 17:59
I'm a Logic user and I'd love to check out Chimera. Are you planning on porting Chimera to AU?
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# Janne Hanhisuanto 2011-01-19 03:31
Hello.

Thank you for fabulous Chimera. Truly, unique synth
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# Sean 2011-04-22 20:51
Hi...I finally managed to download Chimera and pan o rama...
However i CANNOT seem to open them in my system ??
Cubase 5, Win 7 64bit...???
What do I have to do ??? Help Please...will most make donation once up and running My e mail is .uk
Thanks and so looking forward to using your stuff. sean from Scotland
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# Eugenio 2013-12-07 12:55
Hi infinite thanks for your awesome plugins, i want to make a donation how can i do?
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