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Overview

Not your average subtractive synthesizer plug-in.

Harmless is an additive synthesizer that does subtractive synthesis. Or if you prefer, a subtractive synthesizer powered by an additive synthesis engine. Harmless is more than a proof of concept, it allows fine control that wouldn't be possible through classic subtractive synthesis. Filtering and phasing can be assigned unusual shapes & slopes, something normally only possible through offline digital filters. Filter slopes can even be defined in Hz instead of octaves. Finally, you get control on each partial's frequency, creating timbres definitely impossible using common synthesis methods.

Harmless, for fewer harmonics
Again, Harmless is additive doing subtractive. Harmonics are not produced to be filtered, the timbre is filtered before being generated. This may sound like a detail, but generating sounds this way offers a lot more advantages than drawbacks.

Not necessarily less efficient
Powered by a highly optimized, multithreaded additive engine, CPU usage is comparable to the one of traditional subtractive synthesizers, especially for low-passed timbres. Voices may be generating hundreds of harmonics in parallel and still not overload the CPU.

Because less is more
Harmless was limited by design. Image-Line has no problem with complex synthesizers (they've made several), but they're not for everyone. Here, no tabs, no hidden controls, no multipoint envelopes, all features are visible at once, and color-grouped. Over 100 parameters, most of which being automatable, are laid over a clear GUI.

Harmless, only in appearance
Simpler to program, yet packed with evil features. Under the hood, you will find unique options, like linking the phaser's output to partials frequencies. The LFO section can act as a special modulation source, linking the phaser's width to the velocity, or the pitch to the filter's envelope.

Of course, Harmless also offers features typically unique to additive synthesis, like its automatable harmonic mask.

Harmless is also packed with effects, the usual chorus, delay & reverb, but also a multiband compressor/limiter powered by Maximus itself. It also inherited the powerful unison from Sytrus.


In conclusion, our goal was to create a subtractive synthesizer with a unique twist, that also was easy to program, and we believe it succeeded.

Features

  • Assign unconventional shapes and slopes to filtering and phasing
  • Define filter slopes in Hz instead of octaves
  • Create timbres that are impossible using common synthesis methods
  • Powered by a highly optimized, multithreaded additive engine
  • No tabs, no hidden controls, all features are visible at once, and color-grouped

If you want powerful synthesis without all the confusion, then download Harmless today.

Specs

Harmless Software Download Specifications:

  • Windows 7 & 8, Vista, XP (SP2) - (32 & 64 Bit OS)
  • 2Ghz AMD or Intel Pentium 3 compatible CPU with full SSE1 support
  • 512Mb RAM.
  • 30Mb free disc space.
  • DirectSound or ASIO compatible soundcard.
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