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Fluid 1.5

2008 by TUBEOHM


Die Software ( Fluid 1.0 - Fluid 1.5 ) wird lizensiert, nicht verkauft. Der Benutzer erhlt durch den
Erwerb der Lizenz das Recht, die Software in kommerziellen und privaten Musikproduktionen auf
seinem Computer zu benutzen. Die Rechte an der Software ( Fluid ) verbleiben beim Hersteller
Tubeohm. Die Software FLUID 1.0-1.5 ist Urheber rechtlich geschtzt.
Die Software ( Fluid 1.0 -1.5) darf ausdrcklich nicht
vermietet werden
rekompiliert werden
in jeglicher Art verndert werden
Freischaltungdurch einen nicht dur Tubeohm zertifizierten Keygenerator
Unautorisiertes kopieren oder unautorisiertes verkaufen oder Freischalten der Gesamtsoftware
(Fluid 1.0 -1.5 oder Teilen von ihr wie Samples sind verboten.
Durch die Freischaltung mit einem Lizensschlssel welcher ausschlielich von Tubeohm geliefert
wird, werden diese Lizenbedingungen allgemein von dem Benutzer anerkannt.
Eine unautorisierte Verbreitung der Software ( Fluid 1.0 bis 1.5 ) durch Medien wie das Internet
,z.B. in Tauschbrsen, ist Diebstahl geistigen Eigentums und wird strafrechtlich verfolgt.
Erstellte Sounds sowie Musik, welche mit einer Lizenzversionvon oder Demoversion von
Fluid 1.0-1.5 erstellt wurden, unterliegen nicht diesen Bestimmungen.
Gerichtsstand ist Recklinghausen, BRD

You buy the license for FLUID to use it, not the software ! If you buy the software you can use it
on one computer in a private or professional way to make music.
All rights on the software FLUID 1.0-1.5 is by TubeOhm . The software is protected by
international law.

The software FLUID 1.0-1.5 may not :

change in any way
using a not legal Keygenerator
Copy, selling , or using a not legal keygenerator to unprotect or from FLUID 1-1.5 or parts from it,
like samples, is forbidden.
By using Fluid you acknowledge this rules.
Sounds or Musik made with a legal Version of FLUID or FLUID Demo are free to use.
Sharing in the Internet is forbidden .


TubeOhm Fluid 1.5 virtuell Synthesizer
About Fluid and Tubeohm.

Now Fluid 1.5 is ready. It take nearly 500 h time and 1000 of cigarettes ( include 2 crash with my
wife ) to programm it.
We must build a website, contact groups and websites for synthesizer user.
That cost mutch time and... money. Fluid is a instrument from musicans to musicans.
I know that specially musicians have not so mutch money so we have make a moderate price for

Thanks to all pople for buying Fluid 1.0. and support us. They get FLUID 1.5 for free !
Send to TubeOhm your Serial from FLUID 1.0-1.01 and you get a download link for Fluid 1.5.

We have seen that many people download it from EMULE and BITTORENT.
Also a russian website sell Fluid without license to do it.Very intresting, but not funny for us, to see
that people have crack our Software to make money with it.
Some sharing websites take also money to allows the download. Do you think it's ok ?
We think some of you support the wrong people. BITTORENT, EMULE or the NEMESIS cracker
only crack and destroy other peoples work. But they give no positive impulses or build new
innovative software.

We want to programm music software for people that like it, not a big dongle within a small

Tubeohm 01.04.2008
Next a student version is offerd. Ask us for that.

Welcome to TubeOhm Fluid 1.5.We hope you enjoy this new VSTi..
Fluid 1.5 has a few new features.

What you can expect from Fluid 1.5

Fluid is a 6 / 12* voice polyphonic Vst Synthesizer. Each voice can have a maximun from 3
oszillators or samplers.

*we offering a 12 voice polyphonic Fluid as Boxware for stronger CPU's with 2 Soundsets a 128
Sounds. First a basic soundset , second 128 new sounds.( coming soon )

You can mix oszillators and samplers together an route the outputs to the filter and DCA section.
Now Fluid 1.5 has new FM synthese.We have build in a 16 notes stepsequenzer.You can program
velocity, note lenght, and mutch more.
The Instrument has build in a new chorus and sync delay section.

It mutes while prog change.

You can programm a sequenz of 16 steps with the new step sequenzer.The step sequenzer can sync
to the host prog. The Seqenzer has 3 play modes. The seq mode- plays a monophon sequenz.
Playable with the keyboard. V-Control controls the Filter frequenz via Sequenzer.

Tgate- a transgate version mutes the VCA's and control the filters in the seq rhytmic.
You can adjust in the step sequenzer each single notes up to 4 okt and control the note lenght and
note velocity .The delay is synced by the temp of the Sequenzer or work with a free tempo. That is
very helpfull to get organic sounds.

The Manual from Fluid 1.0 explain only the functions of Fluid.
But knowing the functions does not mean that you can program the synti.
In this Manual we explain how to make sounds with the different synthesis forms.

It contains how to make sounds with the normal subtraktive Synthese.

Than- we add samples to mix subtraktive Synthese with samples in mixed mode.
Third- how to use FM synthese in its static basic form.
Fourth- dynamic FM synthese , using different envelopes and working with filters
Fifth- using oszillator sync and ring modulation.
Sixth- last the the function of the new step sequenzer.

System requirements

Fluid has a GUI that needs minimum a screen solution of 1280x 1024. Its the normal 19 ' Monitor
Single CPU op to 2.4 Ghz, AMD, Intel
FLUID takes on a Q6600 from 3-8% CPU Power.(6 voices ) and ca. 20-30% on a 4 Ghz single
Core AMD CPU. ( Windows task manager )
Asio Soundcard, 512 MB Ram, Midi Interface, Asio Host Programm

Fluid was tested with:

Host Prog Works Bugs*

Cubase 3/ 4.01/02/1 OK work
Samplitude OK work
Ableton Live 4..5.. OK work
Fruity loops OK work on Pianoroll
Vista 32 /64* OK/ 64 no test Vista 64 no test
Win XP Ok work

*Bugs: we have test FLUID with different systems . It works without chrash and all sounds work!
If you find something please mail to .

Attention, FLUID can produce very high output levels.Drop down the level on your
amplifier, watch to your ears!

Fluid was tested on different audio systems. For systemcrashes, loosing data or defect
hardware we take no liability.

If you buy FLUID you may install and use it only on your personal computer.
It is forbidden to crack it ,copy it or sell it on a softwaresampler CD/DVD .
Sounds made by FLUID are free to use comercial and private.
Tubeohm is the only legal adress to buy it !

In winter 2006 we start the FLUID projekt. We want to build a musik instrument with more
features than a normal subtraktive synthesizer.
So you can load also samples in 16/24 bit and modulate it over all parameters.
Fluid is not a sampler, but using sample wave forms enhanced the sound.


all in one page, no subpannels.

6-/12 polyphon
velocity for DCF and DCA
3 DCO-oscillatores/sampler per voice
2 DCF-Multimode Filter HP/LP/BP/Notch
5 ADBR envelopes with variable level and times
2 x ADBR for DCA
2 x ADBR for DCF
1 x ADBR for pitch DCO
2 DCA control with 2 ADBR
2 modulation LFOs polyphon / sync
1 master LFO monophon
16 step sequenzer with adjustable note lenght, host tempo sync , adjustable velocity
3 modes =
Sequenzer mode
Static and dynamic FM .

**DCO = digital controlled oscillator,**DCA= digital controlled amplifier,**LFO= low

frequenzy Oscillator,**DCF=digital controlled Filter,**ADBR=Attack,Decay,Breakpoint,
Release Generator.


1 ringmodulator / osz sync

1 stereo CHORUS
1 stereo REVERB
1 stereo DELAY- sync to hosttempo/ free run

complete midi automation in a vst hostprogramm.

Midi learn for the important parameters . For example you can control filtermodulation with
the pitchweel.

New in Fluid 1.5:

Sampler Modul streams now from ram , not from HDD.

Mute if prog change.
Multimode filter , TP,HP,BP1/2 and Notch
New chorus
Sync delay
Sync step sequenzer with adjustable note,veocity and note lenght
Free run, sync, start stop by key press, tempo div
FM synthese , dynamic and static
New filter in Tube-Amp, filterfrequenz modulation via LFO 2
Panic Button / note hang reset



Start FLUID Setup.exe. It will make a directory in: c:\Programme\ Tubeohm with the
subdirectories \Fluid 1-5 and \Bank 1-5.
In \Fluid 1-5 you find all factory samples, in \bank you find the facotry sound bank.

Be shure that you have this directories , dont move it, because FLUID looks for the factory-
samples only in this directory.

Then the installer asks for the path in with it install the FLUID 1-5.DLL.

For example c:\programme\VST-Host\vstplus

Choose the path.
Then you have installed FLUID.

After starting the VST-Host you get a registration window. With no registration you can use

FLUID 30 days . After 30 days it switches down.
If you want a registration code, please contact WWW.TUBEOHM.COM
EMail adress is :

After payment with PAYPAL we will send you the registration code within 24h.

And now , starting with Fluid


Knob: Move the mouse cursor on the button, press left mouse switch and hold it.
Move the MOUSE.

Switches: Move the mouse cursor on the switch an press the left mouse switch.

Text and symbol pannels: Move the mouse cursor on the symbol pannel

Press left mouse switch and hold it. Move the mouse up or down ( like a vertical slider ).
Some pannels work if you move left/right (delay dmp, Sequenzer note lenght )

The pannel change !

The red arrows shows, which pannels can change



For dynamic FM you can use the Pitch ADBR as an additional DCA Encelope for DCO 2
and DCO 3. Works for the filters

IF 'P-Env = DCA ', the Pitch ADBR works as a DCA for DCO 2 and DCO 3
If ' normal ' DCO 2 and 3 is route to the filters or direct to the DCA 1 or 2
With this parameter you have a dynamic FM . ( if FM is on )

DCO 2-3 have the same parameters. You can change the pitch for the oscillator and the
Sampler. Both can have the Pitch ADBR as an additional DCA
DCO 1 dont need this . Its DCA is DCA 1 or 2

P-ENV: how deep is the pitch modulation from the pitch envelope to the osc/sampler

PWM: moduates the square puse from the oscillator. You can switch from LFO1 to
LFO2. In the textpannel choose Oszillator and PULSE!

LFO: Modulates the oscillator / sampler pitch with the shown LFO in the text
pannel under the knob.

OVR: distortion for both audio signals. Sampler and oszillator; gives more
overtones to the signal.

Sample selection. Press with the left mouse switch on the Icon symbol.
Load your favorite *.wav file with double click.
Change the text pannel from oscillator to sampler.

Text Pannels: textswitch oscillator/sampler

waveforms only for oscillators.

Loop on /off Plays the sample in a loop

DIR: plays the loop forward or reverse it.

DCF1>DCA1 routes the audio signal to:
DCF 1>DCA 1 or
DCF 2>DCA 2 or
DCA1 (without filter ) or
DCA 2 (without filter )
DCF 1 and DCF 2 ( both filters and DCA's)
Routing off (the direct signal is off, but works to FM,
Ring mod and Sync )

OKT: choose the octave form -3 to +3

SEMI: choose semitones up from 1 to 11

FINE : fine-tuning
KEY-T key-t =1 , the blue LED is on, you have 12 tones pro oktave
normal for playing with the Keyboard.
key-t =less than 1 or 0, the blue LED is off;you change the
semitones pro Oktave. Key-t =0;no changing pitch over the
Important : if you will play in tune, move key-t to 1 and look that
the blue LED is on !

Vol: volume of the sampler / oscillator


DCF: Filterparameters

Velo: velocity, controls the cutoff-frequency . If you play harder , cuttoff is


FRQ: controls the cutoff frequenzy

Q: conrols the resonance of the filter

ENV: controls the intensity from the DCF ADBR to the cutoff frequency .
Knob on the middle =0, left = -1, right is +1

KEY-T If yo play a higher key on the keyboard, the cutofffrequency will be

higher .
Knob turn left = no changing, Knob turn right = the
cutofffrequency follows the pitch

LFO-Textpannel choose the LFO for modulate the DCF cutoff.

LFO intensity of the LFO-modulation

VOL: Volumen

Text switch choose low pass/ high pass/ band pass 1/ Band pass 2/notch
Filter Pole choose the filter poles 2 to 8






Is the DCF envelope and controls the cutoff-frequency. A for amplitude, S for time

AL: Attak Level

DL: Decay Level
BL: Breakpoint Level
AS: time from 0 to Attack Level

DS: time from Attack Level to Decay Level
BS: time from Decay Level to Breakpoint Level
RS: Release time ( s = sec )

DCA 1 / DCA 2





DCA 1 /2 digital controlled amplifier

FLUID has two DCA 's
It is similar to DCF 1 / ADBR with four functions more

Text Pannel LFO/Mod choose LFO1 or 2 or Tgate ( for sequenzer )

Knob MOD intensity of choosen LFO / T-Gate to DCA ( tremolo )

VELO if you play the keyboard harder the sound is louder

VOL Volumen

Attention, if all level are 0 (al,dl,bl,) Volumen is 0

T-Gate = if you use the Sequenzer in T-Gate mode you can modulate each DCA if T-Gate
is your choice on DCA

Ring Modulator/Sync
you can ringmodulate oscillator waves and samples.

Text Pannel DCO 1>2;DCO 1>3;DCO2>3

DCO 1 ringmodulation to DCO 2
DCO 1 ringmodulation to DCO 3
DCO 2 ringmodulation to DCO 3

Text Pannel DCF1; DCF 2 routes the signal from the ringmodulator to one of the

VOL output ringmodulator


You hear the sync effekt if you modulate on of the oszillators ( 1 or 2 )with a pitch env
Master is DCO 3
Sync off no sync

1 DCO 3 sync to DCO 1

2 DCO 3 sync to DCO 2
3 DCO 3 sync to DCO 2 and DCO 1

FM Synthese

FM-Synthese important !! carrier is DCO 2 and / or DCO 1


1 DCO 3 and 2 FM parallel to DCO 1 ( 3 and 2 can be a sampler or osz )

2 DCO 3 and 2 FM seriell to DCO 1 (3 can be a sampler or osz)
3 DCO 3 FM to DCO 2 FM to DCO 1,DCO 3 FM direct to DCO 1
( 3 can be a sampler or osz)
4 DCO 3 FM to DCO 2 and DCO 1 ( 3 can be a sampler )

Trick: The last modullator can be also a Sampler means you can make FM with
samples and / or osz- waveforms.
That works only if the carriers are oszillators.
If the carriers are samplers, no FM is possible !!


LFO 1 is polyphon

FRQ controls the frequency

PHASE 0 = oszillator works free, blue LED off. 0.1 to 1 = LED is on.Triggers by each
new tone. You can choose the beginning of the phase. Starts by 0 to 360

PW pulsewidth if you choose the square signal

LFO 2 intensity of the frequency modulation from LFO 2 to LFO 1

Symbol Pannel waveform menue. Sin,tri,square,saw, noise


similar to LFO 1 but has an F-Tube knob.

F-Tube controls the frequence from the Tube Amp filter - if it is on .

LFO M = Master LFO

LFO Master -monophon

Frequencymodulation for all DCO/sampler

AS: fade-in time for frequencymodulation

RS: release time for frequencymodulation
FRQ: LFO frequency
AMP: amplitude for pitch mod
Text Switch: select the waveforms

If you set the modulationweel per MIDI LEARN to AMP you have a pitchmodulation


Modulates the pitch of all DCO's ( with P-ENV in modul DCO )

AL: attack level

DL: decay level
BL: breakpoint level
AS: time from 0 to attack level
DS: time from attack level to decay level
BS: time from decay level to breakpoint level
RS: release-time
Can use as an additional DCA to DCO 2 and 3 if you switch the textpannel fron the
DCO2/3 from ' normal' to 'P-Env=DCA'
Need for dynamic FM


Vol: master-volume
Tune: master-tune for all DCO
Porta: portamento
Text switch MIDI : choose the MIDI channel send and receive
Text-switch P-B the semitones control by pitchweel
Panic Button sometimes, if you switch the step-sequenzer fron Seq-Mode to
T-Gate or V-Cont it can be that a note hang.
Press Panic Button, Switch Sequenzer off, press Panic
Button again. The note reset.



TUBE-distortion for the audio output. Works with a Multimode filter. With adjustable cutoff
and resonance.
Choose the MOD-WEEL to FRQ in MIDI LEARN . So you can adjust the frequency of the
distortion via MOD-WEEL . Nice effekt

Text Pannel LP,HP, BP1,BP2, Notch filter

Gain: 0 to max distortion
FRQ: cutoff frequency from the filter behind distortion
can modulate with F-Tube from LFO 2
Q: filter-resonanz


How it works:

Press the LRN switch. LED is flashing. Move the KNOP in FLUID you will control per
ext. hardware synth. For example move the MOD Weel on your hardware Synth.
LED off . Now you can move the knob in FLUID with the MOD-WEEL from you ext.

RST: reset for all MIDI LEARN

For using MIDI LEARN you have only the most importand parameters.
See the list in the end of the manual.

You can use an enhanced stereo chorus with two modulator frequency.
One for left, one for right.
It has also a LP filter for cutting the high signal.

TRI/Sin waveform mod osz

FRQ mod-frequency for the left channel
FB feedback
MIX mixed the orginal signal with the chorus signal
MIN 0= phasing, max is a short delay
DEP controls the deep of modulation from FRQ
PHS more stereo
2-4 2 Stage, 4 Stage chorus


Text switch on/off turns the reverb on/off

DMP: decrease the high frequency
WITH: makes a better stereo effekt
SIZE: makes a bigger reverb-room


FLUID has a build-in stereo delay.It can sync to host / or Seqenzer tempo

Sync off

1 / 2 note delay mouse cursor on pannel,drag and move up or down

1 / 4 note delay

3 / 16 note delay

For example : BPM =120 = 2s

1 / 2 delay = delay 1 s
1 / 4 delay = delay 0,5 s

Text switch on/off turns the delay on/off.LED on

DEL1: delay of the left channel

FEED1: feedback of the left channel
DMP Damping, mouse cursor on DMP , drag and left or right
DEL2: delay of the right channel
FEED2: feedback of the right channel
MIX: mix the orginal signal with the delay signal

Step Sequenzer

Was hard to program !

This is the basic pannel for the Sequenzer control.

Run start or stop the Sequenzer

Pannel Seq change the 3 modis
a:) sequenzer mode -is a normal step sequenzer mode
b:) V-Control (voltage control) controls only the 2 Filters
c:) T-Gate ( transgate ) controls the 2 DCA'S and the Filters

Sync/Frq-M Sync to host , if sync is off (black) you can adjust the tempo with the
knob manual. FRQ-M is manual tempo

Key track if Key-t is on (red) the sequenzer start by step 1 if a key on the
keyboard ( ext synth ) is play.
This is helpfull if you will start and sync the sequenz in a host prog .

Poly the second note don't cut the note before if it has a long release.

So maximum 6 notes can play with its release.
Attention , if switch to mono, Fluid is monofon also if the sequenzer
is off !!
If you will play polyfon switch to poly !!

Free Free run ( sync or no sync)

The sequenz can be transpose by playing the keyboard on an ext. Synth .

0 basic oktave for the Sequenz -1 = 1 oktave deeper , 1 is one okt


Smooth if you use V-Cont or T-Gate the control voltage can be smooth.
Drag mouse cursor on the Square, move up or down.
The picture change from square to sin. For example the filterfrequenz
or the DCA open not so hard.

1/2 div the basic synced or manual frequency from the sequenzer

Experimental its a kind of shuffle function. Drag mouse cursor on the picture, move
up or down.

input notes, velocity , note lenght - SEQ MODE

Step Sequenzer positions led

selected notes
note lenght
note off

The positions led shows the actual note

Select note , drag with the mouse cursor on the Note, press and move the mouse up or
down. Notes can be change from C, C#, D..... to C4.

Note lenght, drag with the mouse cursor on the note lenght picture, press/hold and move
the mouse right or left. Left is longer time, right is shorter time.
This works also in T-Gate modus.

Velocity, plays the note louder - or switch the note of if velocity is 0 and you see a small

Velocity controls the DCF 's and the DCA's . In Seq mode the velocity is controlled with the

VELO Knob in the filter and DCA section.

That means, first adjust the velo on the step sequenzer, than adjust the velo on the DCA
and Filters.

V-Clr Mode

Via V-Clr and velocity from the step sequenzer , only the filter frequenz is controlled.
Switch the filter Mod pannel to V-Clr. Start the Sequenzer in V-Clr Mode. The Mod Kob
adjust the deep of the modulation .
It is like an additional LFO. Works polyfon , no step notes !!

The T-Gate Mode

Works polyfon, no step notes.Switches the DCA on /off.
Filter control via V-Clr.
DCA 1/2 control via MOD T-Gate. ( must switch DCA's to T-Gate)The Mod Knob controls
the modulations deep.
Note lenght controls the DCA's. If velocity in step seqenter is 0, sound is for the note
lenght off.

Set to T-Gate
Controls the modulation deep


FLUID produces clicks

ADBR to short in D-B.

CPU too slow ?

Virusscanner or firewall in the background ?

Do you have the newest ASIO driver ?

FLUID dosn't find the preset samples

it has to be in C:\PROGRAMME\FLUID\SAMPLES >> only the preset samples

Fluid produce a bad sound

OVR in modul DCO maximum ? Turn to 0.

TUBE AMP Gain is maximum ?

Fluid not in tune

Attention. KEY-T must be 0. Then you can play the DCO's in tune.
BLUE LED must be on

If you have any questions please mail us


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MIDI LEARN PARAMETER uses with an external SYNTH

Modul Regler Midi Kanal

LFO 11
OVR 16
LFO 66
OVR 71

LFO 97
OVR 83

RingM Vol 102

LFO1 Frq 70
LFO2 Frq 29
LFO-M Frq 93
Amp 1
DCF 1 Frq 13
Q 91
LFO 115
DCF2 Frq 73
Q 9
Tube Amp Gain 30
Frq 85
DCA1 LFO 104
Vol 24
DCA2 LFO 110
Vol 25
Chorus Mix 76
Reverb Mix 10
Delay Mix 103
Master Portament 5
Master Vol 120

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Special thanksfor help

Mike Thyner from 25hmusic - Betatesting

Chris Kerry Moduls
OLLY BORN - Webdesign
Eule - Betatesting - knobs-sliders