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Sampleson’s Push is a free one-button VST/AU synth plugin

There’s a definite desire among music software developers to make their products easier to use, but even in that context, Sampleson’s free Push synth plugin is an extreme example. Its main interface comprises just a single button: simply press it to generate a new sound.

Behind the scenes, this is a subtractive synth; pressing the button randomises the parameters, giving you a different patch. You can either use this sound as it comes, or tweak it by clicking the Edit Current button, which gives you access to some hidden controls. Patches that you like can be saved and shared.

Push can be downloaded for free from the Sampleson website. It runs on PC and Mac in VST/AU formats, and can also be used standalone.

I’m the Group Content Manager for MusicRadar, specialising in all things tech. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 20 of which I’ve also spent writing about music technology. 

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