What is Tunefish
Tunefish is a very tiny virtual analog synthesizer. It is developed to fit into about 10kb of compressed machine code while still producing an audio quality that can compete with commercial synthesizers. This site was created to make the VST/AU version of it available to the public. This plugin, unlike the version of TF which is used in 64k intros of our group Brain Control is of course larger, mainly because it has a UI and uses the excellent Juce framework for C++. (This is true for v4. v3 uses Qt and v2 uses the VSTGUI library.)
The synth is free but comes without any warranties. It is tested on Renoise but if you want to use it with different DAWs, please do so and let us know about your experience. Tunefish is an ongoing project under active development so if you have any comments or wishes, please let us know. Also, if you make some music with it or create soundbanks you're more than welcome to share them with us or on the Tunefish page at KVR Audio.
Tunefish v4 final for Mac/Windows and beta for Linux is here!Jan 18, 2014
Thanks to many bugreports from people I could now finalize the Windows and Mac versions of Tunefish4. I can only assume it is stable by now since I do not get anymore mails ;) If you find more problems, don't hesitate to let me know. In the meantime here's now also the Linux version which is so far only tested by me on Ubuntu 13.10 where I also built it. Let me know if it works and especially test it on other distributions or Ubuntu versions if you can. Thanks for trying out Tunefish and I hope you will have fun using it!
- Fixed crash in Mac version caused by validation
- Fixed updating of instrument dropdown when instrument changes in host
- Fixed Mac version so it runs on older processors
- Added new presets (courtesy of J.Ruegg)
Tunefish v4 beta is out!Jan 7, 2014
The new version of Tunefish is finally out as beta for Windows and Mac as VST and Audio Unit. Please try it out and report errors and problems if you find them. Otherwise I hope you'll have much fun using it.
UPDATE: The Mac download was just updated because of some changes/fixes in the build process.
KVR One Synth Challenge - Tunefish v3.2 out! - v4 out soonDec 22, 2013
A big thank you goes to the One Synth Challenge organizers who in November held one of their monthly competitions with Tunefish v3. With the help of the many contributors to this competition, I could fix many bugs and add many community-created patches to the factory soundbank. I hope you will have fun playing around with that synth and stay tuned for the Tunefish v4 beta which will start in January.
Old Tunefish v2 version released, Tunefish v4 in productionDec 20, 2012
The previously unreleased version 2 was now released to the public. Additionally to that, I am currently working on the new TF4 and some last fixes to TF3 to make it final at last.
v3.1 RC releasedOct 15, 2011
The release candidate for TF3.1 was just released. There are quite a number of changes:
- Fixed bug in spline oscillator when using spline mode and 3 waypoints.
- Implemented Spline control.
- Implemented auto-offset for spline oscillator. manual offset parameter removed. it's no longer possible to create an un-balanced signal.
- vastly improved unisono hit on CPU.
- Got rid of many drop down boxes in favor of buttons.
- Got rid of old knobs in favor of new ring scale buttons with value display.
- Implemented manage dialog for easy managing of instruments.
- Added pulse and noise waveforms to LFO
v3.1 Beta3 releasedSep 23, 2011
Since it was requested, I brought back the colored buttons and I also rearranged the UI to fit completely on smaller screens.
v3.1 Beta2 releasedSep 18, 2011
A new beta version was released today. It fixes a crash bug in the unisono code and adds a new UI style that looks a bit more fancy now.
Site launchedAug 23, 2011
Today the new site was launched to release Tunefish v3 to the public.