Behringer Officially Introduces Free Software Synthesizer, Vintage

Behringer has officially introduced Vintage, a free software synthesizer for Mac + Windows.

Initially,  we thought it was available; then we were told that it wasn’tbut Behringer has now finally released Vintage, its free VST synth.

Vintage is a traditional subtractive synth, featuring two oscillators and dual multi-mode filters.

The software synth was created in collaboration with Stefano D’Angelo of Italian DSP company Orastron, who – according to his LinkedIn page – previously worked for Arturia. Behringer is making Vintage available as donation ware, with donations going to support the Playing For Change Foundation.   

To recap, some people managed to download Vintage this earlier this month, but then we were told that its short-lived availability was down to an “accidental leak”. In between, Tone2 Audiosoftware was forced to clarify that it had nothing to do with Vintage’s development (some had noted similarities between Vintage and Tone2’s Saurus synth).

Vintage does now have a proper page on the Behringer website. It’s “based on meticulous modelling of legendary analog vintage synthesizers” and is the first in a new series of software instruments.

Vintage offers two oscillators with hard sync and a choice of waveforms (sine, square, saw, noise and sub-oscillator), two 12/24 dB filters that can be switched between low-, high- and band-pass as well as notch and formant modes (plus filter envelopes), and a noise generator.

There are also two amp modules with an ADSR envelope, and dual LFOs. All of which is said to combine to produce a “legendary tone” that gives you the “soul of vintage synthesizers”.


  • Synthesizer engine based on meticulous modeling of legendary analog vintage synthesizers
  • Two high-quality oscillators with hard sync function and selectable waveforms including sine, square, saw, noise and sub-oscillator
  • Two versatile filters featuring 12/24 dB switchable low, high and band pass, notch and formant modes, plus selectable drive curves for lush harmonic saturation
  • Filter ADSR controls are easily accessible and a flexible routing scheme allows for serial or parallel filtering
  • Noise generator with color knob controlling low pass cut-off
  • Following the filters, two amplitude modules allows for panning and leveling with controllable ADSR envelope
  • Dual LFO to modulate oscillators, filters and amplifiers with separate controls for rate, attack, delay, retrig and waveform

Behringer says that Vintage is valued at $99. Vintage is available now as a free download.

Vintage is available for PC and Mac and runs in VST/AU/AAX formats. Find out more and download it via the Behringer website.


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