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IC Bass Patches, Sytrus Preset Pack 1

IC Sytrus Bass Preset Pack pictureNew Sytrus preset pack: It’s Clipping proudly presents the super-excitingly named Sytrus Bass patches 1.0 bank of preset patches for Image-Line’s Sytrus softsynth.

10 Modern style, fresh bass sounds for Sytrus. Suitable for dubstep, electro,glitch etc.

Extra control is available for all patches via the X/Y modulation pad or controls. Program simple automations using slide notes in the FL Studio pianoroll.

Learn to use Sytrus (The Image-Line Synthesizer plugin)

Learn to use Sytrus.

Sytrus main screen image.

So you want to learn to use Sytrus… (by Image-Line.) It can be a daunting synthesizer to learn, especially for people who are completely new to sound synthesis. It is a very powerful synth with seemingly endless features and capabilities.


  • 6 independent oscillators/operators, with standard waveforms (saw, sine, square, etc.) and the ability to import waveforms or create custom ones internally.
  • FM, RM, additive, subtractive, and ‘plucked string’ synthesis.
  • Multi-point automatable envelopes
  • Fully controllable & automatable unison
  • FX: 13 filter types, 3 band Parametric EQ, Phaser, Chorus, Wave-shaping, Delay, Reverb.
  • X/Y modulation control.
  • Up to 64x oversampling, HQ envelopes, band-limiting, center waveform, remove Gibbs, and other sound quality features.

Well firstly, the obligatory link to the official Image-Line manual can be found here: http://www.image-line.com/support/FLHelp/html/plugins/Sytrus.htm

And an official tutorial here: http://www.image-line.com/support/FLHelp/html/plugins/Sytrus_tutorial.htm (By Eric Mitchell)

There is a brilliant ‘un-official’ Sytrus manual available here in .PDF format: http://www.jens.malmgren.nl/Sytrus.pdf

That was converted into .pdf format by Jens Malmgren, the information is from the original series of tutorial info-graphics by Erik McClure (Blackhole12) here: http://blackhole12.deviantart.com/art/Sytrus-Synth-Creation-Part-1-75704794 )
(A huge thanks to both of you if you ever happen to read this!)

Some YouTube links:

Sytrus introduction

Deeper into Sytrus

FL Studio – FM Synthesis (Sytrus) Explained Visually – Justin Brown

And the user I recommend to check-out the most would have to be Seamless: (His username on YouTube is SeamlessR)

Last thing I will add is a link to a Sytrus Skin I created specifically to help learn to use Sytrus; Get it here: IC Sytrus Skin Mod.

Once you are beginning to create your own presets from scratch there is some ways to optimize the patch for lowest CPU use. some great tips can be found here: Recommendations for patch authoring.

Sytrus can have a steep learning curve but is one of the most capable soft-synths on the market, very little out there surpasses it’s capabilities actually. Master it and you’ll never be stuck for new sounds again.

Sytrus Skin Mod 1.2 – Easier to read, Color-coded.

Sytrus Skin Mod 1.2 – Easier to read, Color-coded.

A new skin for Image-Line’s Sytrus synthesizer plugin. Color coded panels and labels for better visual clarity and more definition. The text has been given higher contrast. The colors have been modified. There is a greater range of colors too: overall it’s much. more colorful.

Each different section and tab in the synthesizer plugin has been given a different and related color. This should make it easier to learn for beginners, and clearer in general even if you’ve used Sytrus for years.

Pictures of each screen are as follows, so that you can see if you want to download it or not:

IC Sytrus skin - Main Panel

Sytrus skin - Operator Panel

Sytrus skin - FX Panel, Reverb

Sytrus skin - Filter Panel

Sytrus skin - FX Panel, Delay

Download it here: IC_SytrusSkinModv1.2

To use this skin-mod you will have to replace your original Sytrus artwork so be sure to backup the folder first before you overwrite it with the new ones, in case you want to replace the old skin later on.

Here is the location for the files:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Image-Line\FL Studio 11\Plugins\Fruity\Generators\Sytrus\Artwork\
for 64 bit windows versions, or:
C:\Program Files\Image-Line\FL Studio 11\Plugins\Fruity\Generators\Sytrus\Artwork\
for 32 bit versions.

To install this skin just unzip the files somewhere, then copy them over the originals in the above location.