u-he Triple Cheese
Triple Cheese, winner of the 2006 KVR Developer Challenge, is a truly unique freeware synthesizer. No traditional oscillators or wavetables, no fm or phase distortion and no analogue modelled filters here. A touch unusual and a little cheesy, Trip... read more
u-he Triple Cheese
Artists use this
great for what it is
This synth is completely free. Thus expectations should not be the highest but given the fact it's free and what you get is quite good in my opinion. The pluck preset I think is quite good if nothing else and I definitely recommend downloading this synth since it is free and fun to experiment with.
Triple Cheese, winner of the 2006 KVR Developer Challenge, is a truly unique freeware synthesizer. No traditional oscillators or wavetables, no fm or phase distortion and no analogue modelled filters here. A touch unusual and a little cheesy, Triple Cheese is quite capable of some surprising sounds.
- 3 comb filters for sound generation (Read more below)
- 8 different modes per comb filter module (11 modes total)
- Polyphonic (up to 16 voices), duophonic, monophonic (retriggered) or legato mode
- Adjustable portamento (glide) time
- 2 ADSR envelopes with falling, flat or rising sustain stage
- 2 host-syncable lfos: 1 regular and 1 “Vibrator” with delay and amplitude modulation
- VCA with amplitude modulation, pan
- 5 built-in effects (2x chorus, flanger, phaser, 3x delay, reverb)
- Modulation sources include wheels, velocity, pressure, breath, key follow, random
- MIDI learn / unlearn for hardware control
- Scalable UI from 70% to 200%
- Skinnable UI
- 170 factory presets
Triple Cheese avoids classic synthesis techniques—no subtractive, frequency modulation (fm) or additive synthesis. Rather, it employs various types of comb filter, often in series, to generate and modify sound. Think of the comb filters as very short chromatically tuned delays. Three modules are arranged in series and either generate their own sound, or process the output of the previous module.
The features for each module can result in sounds that might seem a little “cheesy” or retro (think early 1980s digital synths). But when pushed, you will find Triple Cheese creates some surprisingly lush sounds.
For extra flavour, Triple Cheese comes with a choice of delay-based effects. Although basic, the essentials are covered: chorus, flanger, phaser, delay, or reverb. A special lfo with speed and depth controls can be used to give your sound extra movement and warmth.
Another way to add flavour: parameter modulation. Many of the key parameters in Triple Cheese can be modulated from a variety of sources: Select one of the classic performance controls (modwheel, velocity, pressure, key follow etc.) or an automatic modulation source (envelope, lfo or Vibrator).