Computer Maschine is a Semi-modular Vintage
Lead Synthesizer + Pattern Sequencer,
firstly modelled after two legendary synths
and a custom analogue sequencer from Germany.
"Retro fetishists will be over the moon
with this one-two punch of vintage
Special magazine (UK)
recognition for classic synths lovers. A great plug-in
where you spend hours with sweet!"
proposal has captivated
Review - Professional
Audio magazine (Germany)
just a great-sounding alternative
to commercial products such as
TimewARP 2600 or ARP2600V. Due to
the step sequencer real-time
capabilities, a retest is strongly
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- 3 Multi-Oscillators
with Sawtooth, Triangle,
Saw-Triangle and variable Pulse
- Colour adjustable Noise Generator.
- 3 mode Ring Modulator.
- Advanced Sample/Hold section.
- Selectable 2/3/4-pole resonant LP
Filter with auto-oscillation.
- HP Filter with bus selection.
- 2 exponential Envelope Generators
offering 3 operation modes.
- Unique Sequencer features like
'skip' and 'set' can be played live
from MIDI keyboard.
- Inter-patch Sequencer pattern
- Fully MIDI controllable.
- Fully VST automatable.
- Added Oscillators MIDI input 'RESET'.
- Added Sequencer 'Clock' indicator in 'Synth Ch.' display for 'Gate' mode.
- Added Sequencer internal gating options for 'Pitch' and 'Ctrls' outputs.
- Added Sequencer start step setting (Synth Ch. Reset menu).
- Added un-synced 'LFO' frequency memory.
- Changed 'inverted Envelopes' behaviour to unipolar negative.
- Fixed CPU overload and Sequencer jitter while switching patches.
- Fixed Envelopes not loading set mode after loading host project.
- Fixed 'LFO' triggering noise click after changing patch.
- Fixed occasional 'LFO' resetting at wrong times.
- Fixed Sequencer 'Pulse Width' showing slightly offset values.
- Fixed Sequencer reset shift in 'Pendulum' modes.
- Fixed signal flow display messed up after loading host project.
- Fixed some switches not responding to full MIDI range.
- Improved 'Filter' modulation indicators.
- Improved filtering link, now featuring bandwidth control.
- Improved GUI, disabling filters on inactive 'Audio Mixer' buses.
- Improved Sequencer external/human triggering and gating.
- Improved Sequencer 'Random' mode algorithm.
- Improved Sequencer 'Skip' and 'ON' buttons interaction.
- Improved value displays, discarding decimals for very large numbers.
- Removed Patch selection GUI controls (was added in previous beta).
v2.40 (non-public beta)
- Added double triggered 'Seq Gate' to Envelopes gate sources.
- Added 'KBD Gate' to Envelopes auto-enabled when sequencer is not started.
- Added 'LFO' activity indicator.
- Added 'Lower' range extender to Oscillators frequency modulation sources.
- Added Oscillators patch change 'KBD Memory' enabler/disabler.
- Added Patch selection GUI controls.
- Added selection displays for expanded 'Filter' modulation destinations.
- Added Sequencer 'Multi-Skip' controls.
- Fixed at last un-synced 'LFO' frequency messed up after patch change.
- Fixed Oscillators 'Low F' switches not working with 'Seq In' enabled.
- Fixed Sequencer active 'LED' shift after it was stopped.
- Fixed Sequencer buttons 'toggling' not responding to first MIDI messages.
- Fixed Sequencer rows 'presets' lost after loading or copying to patch 1.
- Fixed Sequencer 'Set' buttons shift when gating via Synth Channel.
- Fixed Sequencer 'Sync' altering 'Tempo' setting after patch change.
- Fixed typed input validation not working when last value was set to 0.
- Fixed/changed S/H Mixer behaviour for 'Expand' sources.
- Improved (further) 'LFO' phase-alignment with sequencer stepping.
- Improved modulation at audio rates.
- Improved 'Noise Colour' modulation and added S/H signal source.
- Improved Sequencer 'Sync' for varying tempo use.
- Improved stepped response for 'Interval' and 'Transpose' Sequencer knobs.
- Renamed some parameters and updated GUI.
- Replaced Sequencer 'Transpose' octave values with semitone ranges.
- Revised and optimized code.
- Added Preset selection control by MIDI
- Added 'Drift' control for subtle analogue
- Added 'HP Filter' bypass mode.
- Added many modulation sources and removed
superfluous ones accordingly.
- Added MIDI CC1 enabler switch for 'Filter
Mod 1 Level'.
- Added 'Noise Colour' modulation from
- Added 'OSC1' to S/H trigger sources.
- Added routing to use 'S/H Mixer' as OSC3
- Carried out small changes in GUI.
- Corrected internal gain on Noise sources,
Ring Modulator and others.
- Corrected Oscillators 'Pulse Width' range
and modulations, following legacy
- Corrected Sample/Hold input gains and
expanded sources gamut.
- Enabled 'Seq Sync' status saving/loading
with preset (fixes a bug).
- Extended Envelopes 'Attack' range to 200µs
(hidden, type-input only).
- Fixed/added Oscillators self-modulation
via 'S/H Mixer'.
- Improved Amplifier featuring light
distortion with clipping indicator.
- Improved 'LFO' retriggering, including
sine shape initial phase fix.
- Offset many pulse-based modulations for
- Remodelled Low Pass Filter feat. 3 modes
with resonance 'Bass Recover'.
- Remodelled Oscillators feat. accurate
upper harmonics and isolated phase.
- Remodelled Ring Modulator featuring true
- Renamed 'LFO InvSaw' shape to 'LFO SawUp'.
LFO 'Seq Sync' switch with 'Off'
option in selection display.
- Replaced 'OSC2
SawTri' shape with 'SawUp', allowing any
- Added randomization feature for Sequencer
interval and control rows.
- Added randomization feature for Synth
audio sources plus filter slope.
- Added 'Envelopes' gate input indicators.
- Added 'Filter Cutoff Link' switch for
- Added 'Filter' modulation indicators.
- Added 'inverted Seq Cnt' modulation
- Added labels to Sequencer 'Skip' buttons.
- Added middle position 'Preset' for
Sequencer interval row.
- Added 'MIDI Ch. Router'. input indicators.
- Added mixer 'Oscillators Waveform'
selection from GUI images.
- Changed some unsuitable MIDI CC#
- Fixed ARP legacy 'Amp Gain' routing shown
inverted in GUI.
- Fixed 'MIDI Ch. Router' sending CC data to
Synth in any mode.
- Fixed Sequencer rows automation errors.
- Fixed Sequencer 'Tempo' and 'Pulse Width'
MIDI CC# assignments.
- Fixed synced 'LFO' frequency not
blocked from user input.
- Fixed un-synced 'LFO' frequency setting
messed up after changing patch.
- Fixed wrong automation parameters names.
- Improved backward compatibility (check
section below for details).
- Improved GUI featuring many changes for
switches, selectors and buttons.
- Improved GUI showing active 'Audio Mixer'
buses routing and waveforms.
- Improved Sequencer transport section
featuring status display.
- Renamed 'S/H Mix 2' modulation source to
'S/H Mix Clip'.
- Replaced 'MIDI Ch. Router' selection knobs
with click-sensitive displays
- Swapped sawtooth 'LFO'
modulation sources names.
v1.20 (distributed with issue 58 of Computer
Music Special magazine)
- Added 'HP Filter' modulation.
- Added 'Output Lag' for Sequencer control
- Added 'Synth Ch. to Seq' router for step
- Added 'inverted Envelopes' modulation
- Added 'OSC3' to S/H trigger sources.
- Added 'Seq Cnt' sources for pulse width
- Added Sequencer 'Stop' status label
- Added 'Synthi' lead mode.
- Improved compatibility for Linux/Wine and
platforms missing Windows native
- Improved GUI showing 'Filter' routing.
- Improved phase-aligned LFO 'Seq Sync'.
- Improved 'S/H' & 'S/H Mixer' filter
- Smoothed amplitude modulation for 'LFO
- Added multiple 'OSC3' sources for audio
- Added 'Noise' to Oscillator 3 modulation
- New smaller GUI ('case' looking removed).
- Rewritten 'P.Bend' code for improved MIDI
- Fixed high mixer levels causing internal
- Fixed Oscillators 'Triangle' and 'SawTri'
waves making 'clicks' on note
- Fixed 'P.Bend' stepped MIDI response.
- First non-beta release.
- Fixed Sequencer erroneous negative values
after changing patch.
- Fixed Envelopes not loading set mode as
shown after changing patch.
- Fixed 'LFO Square' wave causing legato at
- Fixed 'P.Bend' control reset to -64 after
- Fixed 'Tempo' setting from loaded preset
- Fixed Envelopes decay stages non
functional after saving and reloading presets.
- Fixed misspelled 'Oscillators' in GUI.
- Fixed 'slope LP Filter' button lower left
- Fixed Sequencer rows settings messed up
after preset reload.
- Sequencer 'Sync' button moved close to
'Tempo' to avoid confusing user.
- Fixed Sequencer not responding to MIDI
- First release on Nov 05 2012.