Rez is a seemingly basic synth, but it’s capable of a very wide range of sounds. While Rez has a bunch of cool features, the beating heart of Rez is its filter. It’s made from multiple chained filters acting as a single powerful filter and it’s highly resonant, providing Rez with its distinctive character. Top that off with distortion, a phaser, various oscillator modulations, delay, and a killer programmable arp and step sequencer, and you’ve got a powerhouse of a synth in a very small package.
From funky squishes, beastly basses, and screaming leads, to tight arpeggiations, swirling rhythms, atmospheres, bells, and interesting effects, you’ll find it all here. Additionally, it comes with two skins - Yellow & Black, or Black & Yellow.
Free Synth - Commercial Presets
While Rez is free, three commercial banks are available for it - each with 128 presets: Clockwork - Arpeggios & Grooves / Foundation - Basses & Leads / Aurora - Pads, Percussion, & SFX.
Just open the zip, drag/drop the folder into your VST directory and you're done. That's it...no annoying installers or registration process.
Bugs - Rez
Arp Sequencer Resets
The arp sequencer resets with MIDI note-on, as well as when you press play in your host sequencer. However, there can unfortunately still be a lag before the arp starts. To ensure your arp will play back in time, start your host playback a bit before the start of the bar. If this is not possible at the time, the arp will snap back into sync when it receives the next MIDI note. Alternatively, you can also press the manual reset button.
Only One DLL Appears In Plug-in List
The yellow and black versions of Rez need to use the same VST ID so that they can load the same presets. The problem is that some hosts do not allow plug-ins with the same VST ID to all be shown at the same time, instead the host will only show one. If only the black (or yellow) version is showing in your host, and you want to use the other one, try putting it in a sub-folder. For some hosts, this solves the problem. Other hosts may allow you to optionally activate plug-ins that they ignored during the scan. Regrettably though, some hosts simply refuse to show both at the same time no matter what you do.
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