triplecheese - Luscious and cheesy

Luscious and cheesy

Free  
Please be aware the Linux versions of our plug-ins are still considered beta. While the plug-ins are stable, we are not able to provide the same level of support for these products as we do for the macOS and Windows versions. Support is provided via the Linux and u-he communities on our forum.


Triple Cheese: Luscious and cheesy

Triple Cheese, winner of the 2006 KVR Developer Challenge, is a truly unique freeware synthesizer. No traditional oscillators or wavetables, no FM or phase distortion and no analogue modelled filters here. A touch unusual and a little cheesy, Triple Cheese is quite capable of some surprising sounds.

Triple Cheese UI

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  • 3 comb filters for sound generation (Read more below)
  • 8 different modes per comb filter module (11 modes total)
  • Polyphonic (up to 16 voices), duophonic, monophonic (retriggered) or legato mode
  • Adjustable portamento (glide) time
  • 2 ADSR envelopes with falling, flat or rising sustain stage
  • 2 host-syncable LFOs: 1 regular and 1 “Vibrator” with delay and amplitude modulation
  • VCA with amplitude modulation, pan
  • 5 built-in effects (2x chorus, flanger, phaser, 3x delay, reverb)
  • Modulation sources include wheels, velocity, pressure, breath, key follow, random
  • MIDI learn / unlearn for hardware control
  • Scalable UI from 70% to 200%
  • Skinnable UI
  • 254 factory presets
  • NEW in v1.3: Support for Oddsound MTS-ESP

The current version of Avid's toolkit for building AAX plug-ins is not compatible with the Apple SDK needed to build plug-ins for Apple's new ARM/M1 processors. We are therefore not able to provide updated AAX versions on macOS, neither for Intel CPUs, nor for Apple M1. If you're a Pro Tools user on macOS, please continue using the previous version of Triple Cheese for the time being. Once the AAX toolkit supports Apple's M1 processor architecture, we will provide new AAX versions for macOS, with support for Big Sur and both Intel and Apple M1 CPUs.

Sights and sounds

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Sound generation

Triple Cheese avoids classic synthesis techniques—no subtractive, frequency modulation (FM) or additive synthesis. Rather, it employs various types of comb filter, often in series, to generate and modify sound. Think of the comb filters as very short chromatically tuned delays. Three modules are arranged in series and either generate their own sound, or process the output of the previous module.

The features for each module can result in sounds that might seem a little “cheesy” or retro (think early 1980s digital synths). But when pushed, you will find Triple Cheese creates some surprisingly lush sounds.


Triple Cheese's sound generating comb filter modules

Sound generating comb filter modules


Extra cheese

For extra flavour, Triple Cheese comes with a choice of delay-based effects. Although basic, the essentials are covered: chorus, flanger, phaser, delay, or reverb. A special LFO with speed and depth controls can be used to give your sound extra movement and warmth.

Another way to add flavour: parameter modulation. Many of the key parameters in Triple Cheese can be modulated from a variety of sources: Select one of the classic performance controls (modwheel, velocity, pressure, key follow etc.) or an automatic modulation source (envelope, LFO or Vibrator).

Free

 

Triple Cheese 1.3 (revision 12092)
Released August 10, 2021
Release notes

This product is a free download and does not require a serial number to unlock it.

* About Linux: Please be aware the Linux versions of our plug-ins are still considered beta. While the plug-ins are stable, we are not able to provide the same level of support for these products as we do for the macOS and Windows versions. Support is provided via the Linux and u-he communities on our forum Link.  

Requirements

Apple logo Mac OS X 10.9 or newer
or
Windows logo Windows 7 or newer
or
Linux logo Linux


  • Host software / DAW
  • 1GB RAM, more recommended
  • 50MB free disk space
  • 1000 × 600 or larger display
  • Modern CPU required:
    Windows/Linux: Intel Nehalem or newer, AMD Bulldozer or newer
    Mac: Intel Nehalem or newer, Apple M1
  • Linux: glibc version 2.28 or newer

Formats

Triple Cheese is not a standalone product, it requires host software. Triple Cheese is compatible with nearly all DAWs.

macOS:
AUv2, VST2, VST3, 64-bit only
temporarily no AAX (read more)

Windows:
VST2, VST3, AAX*
32-/64-bit

* AAX requires Pro Tools 10.3.7 or later

User Guides


Triple Cheese user guide

Downloads for Triple Cheese

Try the latest builds of Triple Cheese, which include improvements and bug fixes. Note: these are stable, but still beta versions.

Older Triple Cheese installers are in our release archive (for legacy systems).

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