Klevgrand Hillman: A simple, great-sounding vintage combo synth
Lush sounding old combo-organ synth
Klevgrand has released Hillman and says it’s a “synthlike instrument inspired by old combo-organs, string machines and similar vintage gear”.
Judging from the demo video it sounds really nice. For each note you have 4 oscillators and you can choose the type of waveform for each from a panel of 4. You can select from transistor, tube, sine or special plasma (whatever that may mean). Then for each you have a level control and octave selection. All the sounds are virtual analogue and not based on any samples or wavetables.
Next, you have a nicely displayed 4-stage envelope to shape the sound. And then you can fatten it all up and move it about with the Chorus, Phaser and Reverb controls.
As with all Klevgrand plug-ins the interface is beautifully clear and understated and exudes quality. It’s simple, sounds great and for the introductory price of $24.99 on MacOS or Windows and $6.99 on iPad it’s really good value for money.