which SOFT SYNTH should i get next?

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which SOFT SYNTH should i get next?

Purchase SONIK SYNTH 2.
1
2%
Purchase SYLENTH1.
27
47%
Stick with OPERATOR and create my own new sounds.
29
51%
 
Total votes: 57

PHY6
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Re: which SOFT SYNTH should i get next?

Post by PHY6 » Wed Jun 10, 2009 12:28 pm

Gladiator 2 would be my choice !

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Re: which SOFT SYNTH should i get next?

Post by teardove » Wed Jun 10, 2009 12:49 pm

the list of soft synths i mentioned i already have is MASSIVE,SAMPLTANK2.5XL,KORG LEGACY COLLECTION and OPERATOR.
the type of music i play, well, i do play in an 80's cover band (don't laugh).
we cover PRINCE,DURAN DURAN,INXS,ABC, and....and....ok, we do some WHAM (i said don't laugh).

but, i'm looking for a new soft synth for my personal recordings,which is similar to PETER GABRIEL,GO WEST, SEAL...that type of sounding music.

PHY6
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Re: which SOFT SYNTH should i get next?

Post by PHY6 » Wed Jun 10, 2009 12:51 pm

I guess gladiator will suit your needs.
Here's a demo .mp3 from the latest sound upgrade.

http://www.tone2.com/Tone2_Gladiator2_E ... ansion.mp3

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Re: which SOFT SYNTH should i get next?

Post by bosonHavoc » Wed Jun 10, 2009 1:59 pm

upgrade to live 8 suite and get a ton of new toys ;)

i love love love sampler..

collision is fun but i have not played with it as much as i should but i can see that as being a fun sound design tool
electric is pleasantly surprising..
of course operator
and then the rest are on my to do list.
edit- but i also have sylenth1, a mopho, a Triton, and a hammond

it was just a thought i had since you same to have a good selection of soft synths all ready

teardove
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Re: which SOFT SYNTH should i get next?

Post by teardove » Wed Jun 10, 2009 2:13 pm

bosonHavoc wrote:upgrade to live 8 suite and get a ton of new toys ;)

i love love love sampler..

collision is fun but i have not played with it as much as i should but i can see that as being a fun sound design tool
electric is pleasantly surprising..
of course operator
and then the rest are on my to do list.
edit- but i also have sylenth1, a mopho, a Triton, and a hammond

it was just a thought i had since you same to have a good selection of soft synths all ready
i should have mentioned that i already have LIVE 8 SUITE.

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Re: which SOFT SYNTH should i get next?

Post by squelcht » Wed Jun 10, 2009 5:23 pm

Synplant.

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Re: which SOFT SYNTH should i get next?

Post by ashtonron » Wed Jun 10, 2009 5:51 pm

CS-80V
Ableton Suite 8, Komplete 6, Macbook + IMac, Nuforce Icon HDP, Art tubefire 8, Korg MicroKontrol + wacKMK, Oxygen 8 +++
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Re: which SOFT SYNTH should i get next?

Post by db2 » Wed Jun 10, 2009 6:03 pm

I agree about the arturia. The CS-80V and the Arp2600 are my favorite go to synths when looking for real analogue sounding warmth or unusual sounds. Definitely not to be overlooked.

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Re: which SOFT SYNTH should i get next?

Post by glamourboy » Wed Jun 10, 2009 6:05 pm

i know albino in depth and it was my favourite until i learned how to tame the zebra. it's heavy! but not too heavy on the cpu load. i still don't get the fuzz about operator, i tried it and felt completely crippled. so, yeah zebra ftw.

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Re: which SOFT SYNTH should i get next?

Post by mholloway » Wed Jun 10, 2009 6:48 pm

man for your style (80's, peter gabriel, etc) you've already got your best secret weapon - the Korg Legacy Digital.

I bet this thread has only confused you more; rule out sonik synth but add on zebra and gladiator as options, haha.

i own gladiator, it's pretty sweat. wonderful big sound. wish I had zebra. but, you know, I wish I had everything.
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Re: which SOFT SYNTH should i get next?

Post by glitchrock-buddha » Wed Jun 10, 2009 6:54 pm

If you're into analog and 80's type sounds, and you like lots of presets,you should definitely not overlook Arturia's Analog Factory. You can find it on-line for 100 bucks. It includes thousands of presets from the Prophet V, Jupiter 8V, ARP2600 V, Minimoog V, Moog Modular V and CS-80V. Might be a great option for you. Do a search for some videos on it.
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Re: which SOFT SYNTH should i get next?

Post by McQ714 » Wed Jun 10, 2009 7:04 pm

haven't had a chance to use it yet but Image Line's Autogun is free and comes with some 4,294,967,296 presets. the sound you're looking for has to be in there somewhere, right?

I voted for Operator but had they been included, I would've said Blue or Predator.

teardove
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Re: which SOFT SYNTH should i get next?

Post by teardove » Wed Jun 10, 2009 7:22 pm

i'm glad i conducted this poll. because if not, i would have purchased SONIK SYNTH 2.but, now it sounds like no one voted for it.
now i have to go research FM8 GLADIATOR SYNPLANT CS80V ANALOG FACTORY, and the others you all mentioned.

this is great !

bodhi71
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Re: which SOFT SYNTH should i get next?

Post by bodhi71 » Wed Jun 10, 2009 7:56 pm

Not one mention of Omnisphere ?
I thought that thing could sound like anything...

and then some.

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Re: which SOFT SYNTH should i get next?

Post by importedearthman » Wed Jun 10, 2009 8:32 pm

Something I was never really aware of until I bought hardware to use is:

Operator rocks once you have physical knobs to turn and twist to make the different sounds. Until that happened for me I was a preset whore.

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