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M-theory is a hybrid synth that is built around the Karplus-Strong delay based physical modeling technique, and uses samples, VA oscillators, and noise to drive the delay based oscillator, resulting in a very wide range of high quality synthetic and hybrid acoustic modeled sounds.
M-theory is the successor to the highly popular String Theory and, in comparison to its predecessor, M-theory is far more flexible and delivers a much higher quality tone, with greater depth, clarity, and character.
Feature-wise, it has many more tone shaping options, expanded filtering, more effects, programmable arps (clock gate), a dedicated bow/sustain mode, multiple dampening settings for emulating muted plucked/struck sounds, and more. One of the biggest feature changes is the option to use samples as exciters for the delay oscillators...but this is most definitely not a rompler.
How it works
The best way to think about the two part oscillator section in M-theory, and how samples can work in it, is to consider a guitar string. The string is under tension, but it needs outside intervention to get it vibrating. You can pluck it with your fingers, use a plastic or metal pick, you can bow it, hit it with a drum stick, etc. In each case, the resulting sound is still very much one of a string but it will differ depending on how you chose to make the string vibrate, and with what material.
In M-theory, the delays can be thought of as the guitar string, and the exciters can be thought of as what you used to make that guitar string vibrate. So just as how different objects/materials will produce different tones on a guitar string, using different sources as exciters in M-theory will lend some of their tone to the delays, but the overall sound still is the sound of the delays and not so much the exciters. In fact, when you use samples you'll find that remarkably little of the original sound will actually be retained, but they can have a very large effect on the tone of the synth.
M-theory provides three options for exciters: 24 built-in samples, user loaded samples, or virtual analog oscillators (including noise) and you can have two of them feeding the delays at once, each imparting a bit of its tone to the overall sound.
Copy Protection: None!
I prefer to not annoy my customers with ineffective and intrusive copy protection methods that would still get cracked and that warez users never see anyway. Instead I'd rather that my customers enjoy a more comfortable and easy installation experience. Therefore I have chosen to not use any copy protection at all, making installation a breeze. All you have to do is open the zip and drag/drop the folder within it to your VST directory.
That doesn't mean this is freeware or shareware, though. Please do not distribute your copy. If your friend wants a copy, encourage them to buy their own. I try to keep my prices low so that my software is affordable to the majority of computer musicians.
Just open the zip, drag/drop the folder into your VST directory and you're done. That's it...no annoying installers, copy protection, or registration.
If you find that you are no longer getting much use out of your purchase, you can transfer your license to someone else. Just let me know the name and email address of who it is going to so that the new owner can receive updates and support.
Bugs - M-theory
Multi-core processors + Multiple Instances
In some hosts, the sequencer may not reset properly - resulting in inconsistent start times during playback or rendering. I apologize for this and a fix will be included in the next update. For best results, start playback at the beginning of a bar with a little bit of pre-roll.