Icarus VST AU plugin - Technical details

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  • Computer music magazine"it's one of the most versatile and impressive sounding synths we've heard"
  • KEYS magazine"a really special synth for an absolutely fair price"
  • SynthesisThe most powerful wavetable synth on the market
  • High-end filtersOver 60(!) filter types
  • Programmable arpeggiatorpowerful and easy to use
  • Patch browsereasy access to over 1000 professional sounds
  • Wavetable Editorcreate your own wavetables
  • Drag & Drop modulationmodulate parameters with audio-rate speed
  • Animated displaysmake tweaking accessible to everyone
  • Producer Spot magazine"this great synth is a game changer"
  • Customizable user interfaceselect your favourite color
  • Efficient workflowquick and easy production of professional tracks
  • High-end sound with low CPU requirement
  • Resynthesisrebuild any sound with a mouse-click
  • 3D wavetable synthesiscreate sounds impossible with other synths
  • Vocodercreate your own phrases with a mouse-click
Computer music magazine4 KEYS magazine11 Synthesis5 High-end filters6 Programmable arpeggiator7 Patch browser8 Wavetable Editor9 Drag & Drop modulation10 Animated displays12 Producer Spot magazine13 Customizable user interface14 Efficient workflow15 High-end sound with low CPU requirement16 Resynthesis1 3D wavetable synthesis2 Vocoder3

  • Icarus is the most powerful wavetable synth on the market
  • The audio engine is able to produce all important synth sounds in high-end quality
  • The award-winning '3D wavetable synthesis' creates sounds impossible with other synths and reveals a new level of dynamic expression
  • The re-synthesis allows you to rebuild any sound with a mouse click
  • Low CPU requirement
  • Easy to use interface with animated displays and drag&drop modulation
  • Huge sonic range
  • Over 1000 presets by pro-designers
  • Patch browser
  • Powerful wavetable and spectrum editor
  • 3 x 53 effects, vocoder
  • Powerful Arpeggiator
  • 10x stereo Hypersaw, unison, stacks, chords, mono, poly, legato...
  • 54 synthesis modes (FM, PWM, formant, phase distort, sync, ...)
  • Dual multi-mode filter section with 62 filter types and 8 distortion types
  • Customizable user interface
  • Expandability, modular


  • Sound engine with true stereo architecture
  • 3D wavetable synthesis: Waves can be morphed in 3 dimensions
  • Exclusive sounds, impossible with other synths
  • High-end sound quality with low CPU requirement
  • Multicore processor support
  • Huge sonic range
  • High flexibility
  • Patch browser
  • Wavetable editor
  • Spectrum editor
  • Re-synthesis
  • Over 1000 sounds by professional designers
  • 54 different, combinable synthesis modes
  • Dual multi-mode filters with 2 x 62 filter types
  • 2 x 8 distortion types
  • 3 x 53 effects, vocoder
  • 10x stereo Hypersaw, unison, stacks
  • Polyphonic, monophonic, legato
  • Up to 256 waveforms per wavetable
  • Unlimited number of wavetables and waveforms
  • Random generator for wavetables
  • Midi learn
  • Easy to use
  • Animated displays
  • Context sensitive help
  • Drag & drop modulation
  • Very fast envelopes and LFOs
  • Programmable arpeggiator
  • Expandability
  • Customizable user interface
  • Can import and export samples, waveforms or wavetables in wav format
  • Standalone version for PC
  • Flexible preset management
  • Free support and updates

Modulators (all can be used simunaniously)

  • 4 AHDSR envelopes
  • 14 Decay envelopes
  • 2 Hold envelopes
  • 16 LFOs with sine waveform
  • 3 LFOs with 40 morphable waveforms
  • Step LFO / Gate with custom waveform
  • Arpeggiator
  • Various Midi CCs
  • 4 Noise sources
  • Key split

Synthesis methods (can be combined)

  • 3D Wavetables / Classic Wavetables
  • Resynthesis of samples
  • Vocoder
  • Hypersaw / Stereo Hypersaw / Supersaw / Unison
  • Stacks / Chords / Autochord
  • Additive
  • Substractive / Analog
  • FM
  • Speech synthesis
  • Formant synthesis
  • Waveshaping
  • PWM
  • Sync
  • Ringmod, AM
  • Noise
  • Physical modeling
  • Phase distortion
  • Granular
  • Time stretching
  • Pitch shifting
  • Import of waveforms and wavetables
  • Various other new modes, exclusive to Icarus

Effect types (can be combined for new effects)

  • Reverb Medium, Reverb Big, Reverb Plate, Reverb Glass, Reverb Dark, Reverb Infinite, Reverb Feedback, Reverb Spring, Reverb Trance, Reverb Cheap, Reflections
  • Delay, Pingpong, Multitap, Delay Fat, Delay Dual, Delay Diffuse, Delay Band, Tape Delay, Echo / Slapback
  • Chorus, Smart Unison, Ensemble
  • Phaser, Phaser Stereo
  • Flanger, Flanger Stereo
  • Vibrato, Vibrato stereo
  • Autopan, Surround Pan, Rotary, Tremolo
  • EQ High Cut, EQ Low Cut, EQ Param
  • Saturate, Soft Clip, Hard Clip, Rectify, Bitcrush, Warp, Waveshape, Amp Sim, Multiband Distortion, Degrader, Multiband Degrader, Noise
  • Compressor, Limiter
  • Surround Encode
  • Trancegate
  • Feedback
  • Microtuning
  • Psychoacoustic processing
  • Bass boost

Filter types (can be combined)

  • Low-pass: Digital 12dB, Digital 24dB, Butter 24dB, Curtis 12dB, Curtis Analog, Tone2 24dB, Tone2 Analog, Tone2 Scream, 303 18dB, 303 Analog, Chain 6-48dB, Elliptic, Octave, Shaped, AM, HighQ
  • High-pass: Digital 12dB, Analog 12dB, Analog 24dB, Chain 6-48dB
  • Band-pass: Digital 12dB, Digital 24dB, Analog 12dB, Analog 24dB, Boobs
  • Equalizer: Notch, Peak Tight, Peak Medium, Peak Wide, Shelf Tight, Shelf Wide, Bandlimit
  • Vocalic: A, U, I, IEA, AOU, IYU, IEAOU
  • Comb-filters: Phaser 2x, Phaser 2x FB, Phaser 3x, Phaser 3x FB, Comb+, Comb-
  • Fractal-filters: LP 1, LP 2, LP 3, LP 4, FO 1, FO 2
  • Ring-modulation: Ringmod, LP, LP2, FM Lowpass, AM
  • Pysical-modeling resonators: Guitar, Flute, Odd, Even
  • LoFi: Resampling, Sample & Hold

System requirements

PC: Windows XP / 7 / 8 / 10 / Vista  (32 bit or 64 bit)
PC formats: 32-bit VSTi, 64-bit VSTi, standalone
Mac: Mac OSX 10.5 or higher
Mac formats: 32-bit VSTi, 64-bit VSTi, 32-bit Audiounit, 64-bit Audiounit
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