What's Crystal?

Crystal is a semi-modular software synthesizer featuring both subtractive synthesis and frequency modulation (FM) synthesis. It offers abundant modulation control with over 90 parameters which may be modulated, multi-stage envelopes with graphical editors, extensive tempo sync of envelopes/lforates/delay times, built-in effects for chorus/flanging/comb filtering/echoes, and a band splitter for effects processing by frequency band. Not only that, Crystal has wave sequencing, granular synthesis, program morphing, MIDI learn, and imports soundfonts. The musical applications for Crystal are literally boundless.

Crystal is a plugin, which means it runs within a host, such as Cubase, Orion, Logic, Fruity Loops, etc.

Listen to examples of what kinds of music people are making with Crystal by visiting the Demos page using the link at the top of this page.


Graphics for version 2.4.9b courtesy of Joshua Maruska.

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Use the links at the top of the page to download Crystal, find patches for Crystal, to read the user manual, to listen to demo tracks about Crystal, or to return to this page.


Your comments, questions, and suggestions about Crystal are always welcome. Contact the author, Glenn Olander, at the Crystal Facebook page.


If you'd like to hear music from Glenn Olander, visit this Rodrigo Spacecraft Vimeo page


...to Scott Harris, Keith Rutter, Gringo Zero, and Glenn Gutierrez for all their help.