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Markus Krause

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FireBird - end of product livecycle
« on: November 13, 2017, 01:48:31 PM »
FireBird was developed in the year 2005 and has reached the end of the product lifecycle.
Because FireBird does not longer meet our quality standards and has many compatibility problems we do not longer advertize it on our website.

We replaced it with Warlock, a drastically better and more powerful synthesizer. All existing FireBird patches and soundsets have been ported to it and sound a lot better now.


Here is a copy of the old website text from FireBird:

Unique & innovative

Firebird is not just another subtractive synthesizer, it uses an innovative synthesis architecture to deliver unique sounds. The interface is very easy to use and allows you to create interesting patches with minimal effort. FireBird comes with 437 build-in sounds.

Harmonic Content Morphing (HCM) synthesis

Harmonic Content Morphing synthesis is also used in FireBird's much more powerful successor Gladiator. It is based on a large range of standard waves, such as saw, pulse, as well as more complex wave material, like multi-waves, trumpets, organs, pads, pianos and voice samples.
These waves are modified by special algorithms, which can alter the harmonic structure. FireBird allows 84 different morphable oscillator types. Also 23 spectral manipulations or "modifiers" can be applied to the oscillators. A fat knob doubles or quadruples the number of oscillators giving up to 8 oscillators per voice.
FireBird comes with 38 different sounding filter types, such as Lowpass (6-40dB), Analog, Vocal, Phaser, Comb, EQ, FM, AM, Resample, Elliptic and so on.
The synthesizer offers 13 different effect types. The effects section has several reverb and tab-delay variations, chorus, ensemble, flanger, and rotary effects as well as combinations. A simple arpeggiator is also included.


Very easy to program and easy to use
Uses an innovative synthesis: Harmonic content morphing (HCM)
437 presets included
84 morphable oscillator types
38 filter types
True stereo mode, 4x unison mode
23 spectral manipulations "modifiers" can be applied to the oscillators
13 effect types
Skinable user interface

System requirements

Windows XP; 32 bit compatible VST host

Please note:
- FireBird is two decades old and really outdated
- It is not available for Mac
- FireBird is 32bit PC only (VST 2.3). It is not a 64bit plugin and does not work with modern DAWs. You will require a bit-bridge to run it.
- It was designed for Windows XP 32bit. The interface is not 100% compatible with Windows 7,8,10,11.

Dowload link (PC 32Bit VST) - v2.1 final
« Last Edit: August 25, 2023, 12:18:47 PM by Markus Krause »