Silk is a virtual analogue synthesizer plugin dedicated to a single waveform:
The sawtooth, which is among the most used and common waveforms to create sounds with subtractive analog and virtual analog synthesis.
Silk has got two sawtooth oscillators which each generate an unison sound of 7 combined voices.
These parts in this "multisaw" can be detuned and blended in, leading to a very rich airy and bright sound with lots of interesting harmonics.
An additional noise oscillator can add some dirt.
These oscillators build the sonic heart of Silk. This sound is then shaped by the filter. In addition to the classic low, high and bandpass filters often used in subtractive synthesis, Silk has also got a formant filter which produces voice-like sounds.
Combined with a flexible modulation matrix, a creamy chorus, stereo delay and reverb effect, Silk has got sounds that can be used in all types of electronic music.
Silk is available as a 64 bit instrument plugin for Windows and Mac.
- 2 aliasing free multisaw oscillators
- 1 noise oscillator
- Resonant filter with 6, 12, 18 and 24db/oct lowpass, 12 dB/oct highpass and bandpass
- Formant filter with predefined settings for vowels
- 2 modulation ADSR envelopes
- 2 LFOs syncable to host
- Flexible mod matrix with 8 slots
- Effect section with 2-stage chorus, stereo delay and reverb
- 16 voice polyphony
- Over 70 ready to play presets organized in categories
- Resizable vector-based UI
- Runs on Windows (VST2 and VST3) and Mac (AU, VST 2 and VST3), 64 bit only
Sound & Video Demos
This short track is a demo of a few selected presets.
All parts in the demo have been made using only Silk, the sound has been recorded directly, no additional effects or processing was used.
This video shows some of the basic editing capabilities of Silk.
For illustration purposes the editing has been automated in a DAW. All sounds except the drum loop are recorded directly from Silk, no additional effects or processing was used.
Boing Poum Tchak! has made a demo video playing selected presets.
In order to run Silk on your computer you need to have the following in place. Silk is availble for Windows and Mac.
64 bit DAW or host with support for VST2 and/or VST3
OSX 10.11 (El Capitan) or higher
OSX 10.15 (Catalina) and OSX 11 (Big Sur on Intel or M1) is supported
64 bit DAW or host with support for VST2, VST3 and/or AU
You can download the demo version for PC or Mac.
The unregistered version of Silk can be used for an unlimited time. However, presets can't be saved and every 60 seconds the audio signal is muted for a short moment.
You will be asked for a serial number each time when you open Silk in a new DAW session.
Current version: v1.0.3 - Changelog
You will receive all future updates for free.
Please try the demo version on your system before you buy Silk.
You will receive your serial number via email. Please make sure you enter a valid email address.
If you are not satisfied with your purchase, you can get a full refund, no questions asked.
You can return a product for up to 30 days from the date you purchased it.
If you own multiple computers, you may use the serial number on all of them, as long as you only use Silk on one computer at a time.