DMS Ascension
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 1.0.1  -
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Windows 7 or higher. 8 GB RAM.
 1.0.1  -
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OS X 10.9.5 or higher. 8 GB RAM.
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Ascension

Ascension is a PC & Mac compatible 64-bit workstation synth. Reviewed 8/10 in Computer Music Magazine (issue CM259). Download the demo version here.

With 4 powerful, FM enabled oscillators you can choose any mixture of subtractive, wavetable synthesis and a huge 10.5 GB ROM sound library.

The synth also includes a multi-FX unit with 'Drag n Drop' signal processing chain, an arpeggiator with MIDI loop player (with 'Drag and Drop' support straight in to your DAW) along with a collection of over 1700 dancefloor ready royalty-free MIDI loops and much more.

Features:

  • Over 800 Presets Included.
  • ​ Four multi-select oscillators.
  • High shelf and low shelf filters for each oscillator.
  • Frequency modulation controls for each oscillator type.
  • Pitch detune for each oscillator, with control over unison voices & width.
  • Three oscillator types (subtractive, waveform, ROM).
  • Waveform generator and editor for oscillators and LFOs.
  • Waveform import.
  • Two arpeggiator types: MIDI Player mode, and internally controlled.
  • Preset, oscillator & MIDI library browsers.
  • Nine filter types including lowpass, highpass and bandpass.
  • ASDR amplitude and filter envelopes.
  • Four auxiliary modulation envelopes.
  • Eight modulation matrix destinations.
  • 2 LFOs with a choice of 4 waveforms & custom waveform mode.
  • 6 FX units with configurable signal chain.
  • Light and dark skin options.
  • Windows & Mac VST/ Audio Unit and stand alone versions.

Update - Version 1.0.1 out now.

Changes:

  • Super-fast preset loading times.
  • Unison detune controls added to main oscillator panels.
  • Free sound expansion.
User Reviews Average user rating of 4.43 from 5 reviewsAdd A Review

Reviewed By adagio
February 13, 2019

I own synths costing three times the price ascension, and they no better; In fact, this synth offers full control and a selection of presents that satisfy all tastes and expectation. Rick Holden, Vancouver, WA.

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Reviewed By Griso12
February 12, 2019

Hi Folks, .

here my short review;-)).

First I have to say that this VST is a marvelous Synth.

Great sound, easy to work with and great to work/ experiment in the world of Wavetables and FM enabled subtractive oscillator.

Really great sounding piece of Software.

BUT.........!.

I have not noticed before I bought that VST that it does not support MIDI CC / MIDI Learn !! it's a shame in the present time.

Sorry but I do not know any current VST that does not support these very important features.

I hope that the DMS Team will work on this item fast.

Bye.

Clemens.

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Reviewed By IveyWhite101
February 3, 2019

I have run up this amazing soft synth with many other similar concepts and competitors instruments and it just can go toe to toe and holds it's own with all the big players.....In fact it is a big player :-).......10/10 to this company for their efforts and giving us an incredibly versatile and go to instrument that's easy to use but complex and massive sounding with ease. Love IT.....an absolute winner and at an incredible price to;-).

M.White.

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Reviewed By Triscelion
January 29, 2019

A deceptively simple and powerful synth in your toolbox. Easy to use and amazingly versatile. It has a multitude of presets and being a soundsmith on your own is thoroughly enjoyable. I really appreciated the richness and adaptability in the tools it offers. Also, it will not cripple any budget.

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Reviewed By michaeljasz
November 7, 2018

My first review here so i wll try my best. Very Good synth, high quality of presets and especially very nice collection of MIDI in the browser. Suits very well with my style, hope to use it more in the future recordings! The other features are very nice - drag n drop support, waveform import and generation works really well, four oscillators is a big plus i must say, everything is very flexible and easy to control. Did not test it on my mac, windows version works really well and stable. The presets are indeed very fast and professional, hope to get more extensions in the future. The price range and its tweakability adds a lot to the competitiveness.

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