Your favourite synth vst...

Discussion in 'General Production Forum' started by Supercreative, May 19, 2014.

  1. Tooshka

    Tooshka NI Product Owner

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    Actually the reply was much smarter than the original remark, agreed it is a very blurred line and Kontakt is definitely on the Synth side of the blur, while i do agree to some extent that 'electronically' generates sound is somewhat true, the fact that you can mangle stuff beyond anything close to its original form in Kontakt puts it heavily into the S+S world, Maschines sample engine, now that is what i would term a sampler (Which i actually prefer to Kontakt too, to most extents, simply because of its sample it/loop it/f*ck it/eat it approach)
     
  2. sowari

    sowari Moderator Moderator

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    don't forget the Drum Synths in Maschine.

    sowari
     
  3. sowari

    sowari Moderator Moderator

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    anyway, back to the subject.

    i really like U-he's Ace - not only because of its flexibility but also because it does come with a great library. sometimes you need to find a great sound quickly and not spend a lot of time hunting through uninspiring presets, and Ace has some great sounds demanding to be used.

    sowari
     
  4. Tooshka

    Tooshka NI Product Owner

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    Yeah thats why i said sample engine, not synth engine ;)
    Basically they are different plug ins
     
  5. Tooshka

    Tooshka NI Product Owner

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    Massive for me personally, extremely foul sounding, brilliant
     
  6. jpeg

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    massive does sound good im just more of a sample head but far as having a clean cut interface and versatile sound massive is great
     
  7. JokeY1993

    JokeY1993 NI Product Owner

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    My favorites: Razor & Massive

    I just love the semi-modular concept. Makes me able to assign almost everything to almost everywhere and create the hell of a sound :)
    Like Razor a little more, I think it's easier to understand and to work with because of the immense visual feedback you get. (LFO/ENV adjustmens)
     
  8. Supercreative

    Supercreative NI Product Owner

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    Thank`s for your "little secrets". :p
    Got it all... :cool:
    I like MASSIVE... for me its easy to figure out how to work with it.
    Now I will try to get some cool results with the "magical 8-bit plugin".
    EXTRA-FUNNY!!! :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

    Go ahed with your favourites!
     
  9. forestcaver

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    I love Absynth and Razor. The reason shows my newbieness and is simply that I love the preset sounds and find them inspiring to twiddle with and use....
     
  10. mezzurias

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    I don't consider Kontakt a synth. Being able to mangle samples is what a sampler is supposed to do. That's nothing new for a sampler regardless of how rudimentary or complex you want to get with it. i can mangle samples in ESX24 and Sampler in Live, or even Maschine, it still requires a sample. There are synths that use samples to synthesize sounds, like grain synthesizers or wavetable synthesizers (like Massive) but imo Kontakt is not a synth as it doesn't have a synth engine all it does is playback samples at it's core.
     
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  11. nightlightscruize

    nightlightscruize Active Member

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    I like Razor because it just sounds crisp n modern

    TyrellN6 ,Oddity n Imposcar for their warmth. with the right processing they sound almost analogue.
     
  12. Joca

    Joca NI Product Owner

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    What criteria should we use to determine whether something sounds analogue?
     
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  13. nightlightscruize

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    Depth, warmth and 'rawness'. analogue is not the best word choice i guess. but its just how I felt with these plug-ins when comparing them with hardware analog synths
     
  14. rudynicoletti

    rudynicoletti NI Product Owner

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    Anyone experienced "Monark"? What's it like? and its sound?
     
  15. sowari

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    it is my favourite Moog Model D emulation and sounds like a Moog Model D mono synth.

    sowari
     
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  16. jiggle

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    I like monark, although I tend to use it to make the same baseline sound every time :)

    It's an easy synth to get to grips with, I don't know it inside out but you can quickly get roughly the sound you where after (as long as it's that thumping bass sound I like )

    Also razor, sounds very electronic, it's a monster synth

    Some ipad synths are my favourite, best bang for the buck by a mile. Knave, thor, artic pro synth
    All very capable usable nice sounding synths. The ios synths are quicker / easier to play with
     
  17. mezzurias

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    I know this is about VSTs but I just bought a Microbrute and its pretty cool.
     
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  18. SCARYMAN

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    Razor for basses, well tweakable and easy to use, Alchemy for synths and strings/pads...... Korg Legacy for organs/pianos......
     
  19. LowPass

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    zebra 2 is my all time fave. Its easy and fun to program and is very versatile. The osc FX that it has, means it can make some very diverse sounds.

    alchemy is my 2nd favourite, but I use it more as a sampler then as synth really.
     
  20. Joca

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    You need to bear in mind that, like the original, Monark is not velocity sensitive. You may, or may not, find this annoying.