Keys Magazine released Sawrizor Lite, a freeware virtual instrument (VST, AAX, AU plugin) developed by Sugar Audio.

Sawrizor Lite is a freeware virtual synthesizer based on the premium Sawrizor plugin by Sugar Audio. The freeware edition of Sawrizor is available exclusively via Keys magazine.

The instrument features a saw oscillator with 11-voice stereo unison. The main oscillator is paired with a sub-generator which offers a choice between seven different waveforms (three sinewaves, drive, triangle, saw, and square).

The raw oscillator sound is then shaped with a low-cut filter and a volume envelope before reaching the rather busy FX section. There are four different effects you can use to spice up the sound, including a delay, a chorus, a simple reverb module, and a handy EQ for fine-tuning the frequency balance.

Sawrizor Lite also features a set of performance controls, a real-time waveform analyzer, a master volume knob, and a preset manager. Speaking of presents, Keys included an exclusive set of factory patches crafted by sound designer Carlzon. These patches cover a variety of classic EDM sounds, so you can simply fire up Sawrizor Lite in your favorite DAW and start making music right away.

Thanks to the combination of a fat unison oscillator and a sub-oscillator, Sawrizor Lite excels at electronic bass sounds and leads. It’s easy to generate supersaw-style lead sounds that will only sound bigger once you add a bit of chorusing and delay on top.

Sawrizor Lite is available in VST, AAX, and AU plugin formats for digital audio workstations on Windows and macOS. Unfortunately, the instrument is not compatible with macOS Big Sur or later.

You can download Sawrizor directly from the product page linked below, no signup required. It’s a ZIP archive that contains an EXE installer.

For a more advanced feature set, check out the full version of Sawrizer (24 EUR) which is available on Sugar Audio’s website.

More info: Sawrizor Lite (23.6 MB download size, ZIP archive containing EXE installer, 64-bit VST/AU/AAX plugin format for Windows & macOS)

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