NI Voucher Free Synth which to choose

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NI Voucher Free Synth which to choose

Post by jonesonyou » Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:18 pm

I have the Free Voucher, The options are

Absynth 5

Massive

FM8

Guitar Rig 4

I currently own Live 8 Suite, and a few free vsts.

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Re: NI Voucher Free Synth which to choose

Post by doghouse » Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:49 pm

Massive will make you very happy

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Re: NI Voucher Free Synth which to choose

Post by jonesonyou » Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:59 pm

doghouse wrote:Massive will make you very happy

Thanks, 1 vote for massive !

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Re: NI Voucher Free Synth which to choose

Post by leedsquietman » Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:03 pm

They all have downloadable demos - why not try before buy first, this is the common sense option.

They are all great vsts, so it depends on what you already have and what sounds you're looking for.
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Re: NI Voucher Free Synth which to choose

Post by jonesonyou » Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:36 pm

leedsquietman wrote:They all have downloadable demos - why not try before buy first, this is the common sense option.

They are all great vsts, so it depends on what you already have and what sounds you're looking for.

ok leads, i will demo.

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Re: NI Voucher Free Synth which to choose

Post by sweetjesus » Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:02 am

Massive is an amazing synth. I use it in every single track I make.

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Re: NI Voucher Free Synth which to choose

Post by !STiTCH! » Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:21 am

Massive is awesome, but for some reason I am an Absynth nut hugger

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Re: NI Voucher Free Synth which to choose

Post by leedsquietman » Tue Dec 07, 2010 2:20 am

I also love Absynth
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Re: NI Voucher Free Synth which to choose

Post by antarktika » Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:09 am

I love both Absynth and Massive, do you want evolving pad sounds with a rather complicated interface, or thick lead and bass sounds with a more straightforward synthesis approach? because those are the respective strengths of the two.

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Re: NI Voucher Free Synth which to choose

Post by Ben_Binary » Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:27 am

antarktika wrote:I love both Absynth and Massive, do you want evolving pad sounds with a rather complicated interface, or thick lead and bass sounds with a more straightforward synthesis approach? because those are the respective strengths of the two.
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Re: NI Voucher Free Synth which to choose

Post by freshdrumma » Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:20 am

i'm in my fm synthesis days, i vote for fm8, guitar rig is my number 2 and i hate absynth, sorry

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Re: NI Voucher Free Synth which to choose

Post by jonesonyou » Tue Dec 07, 2010 2:00 pm

freshdrumma wrote:i'm in my fm synthesis days, i vote for fm8, guitar rig is my number 2 and i hate absynth, sorry

I have Operator, Do you get something from fm8 you can not get with operator?

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Re: NI Voucher Free Synth which to choose

Post by ShelLuser » Tue Dec 07, 2010 2:26 pm

It depends on what you're aiming for...

Personally I think Absynth 5 is the better deal since it can present you with a bit of everything. FM8 is nice, but Absynth is perfectly capable of fm synthesis on its own (even manages to extend on that a little). Massive could be fun as well, but when listening to the stuff I have available in one of its soundpacks ("Best of Massive") I can't help think that much of that stuff is relatively easily produced with Absynth as well.

And well, Guitar rig... Depends; are you looking for instruments or effects?

Personally I think Absynth makes a good expansion on Suite. An extra "multi purpose" instrument which can very well take your sounds to another level.
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Re: NI Voucher Free Synth which to choose

Post by 33tetragammon » Tue Dec 07, 2010 2:28 pm

jonesonyou wrote:
freshdrumma wrote:i'm in my fm synthesis days, i vote for fm8, guitar rig is my number 2 and i hate absynth, sorry

I have Operator, Do you get something from fm8 you can not get with operator?
yes indeed,a lot of complexity like you can have in Absynth also.
basically you have more operators(8 osc,1 filter,1 noise,1 external in)more different FM algorithms(you can also create your own and save those),morphing,multi segment envelope generators.plus any operator can also modulate itself(which Live's Operator can only do when it's not being modulated by another or modulating another,sorry i forgot which one of those two it was...).with the external in operator you can use any input source as a modulator for other operators,and basically use it as an fx unit.

Live's Operator might not have all those options,it doesn't mean it's less powerful.

like Shelluser said,Absynth 5 can do fm synthesis as well,plus wavetable,sample/granular and has endless modulation possibilities.....it's just insane(ly powerful).
i vote Absynth for being THE best allround plugin i EVER used,still amazes me after 4 years of heavy use on a daily basis.this would be my desert island plugin.
having said that,it's also the plugin that made me scratch my head numerous times :"um,how the hell does THIS work?!?!?!"

like Leeds said,try the demos,see what you like best,then use what's the most fun and fuels your creativity like nothing else,and get to know that inside out.....

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Re: NI Voucher Free Synth which to choose

Post by 3dot... » Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:38 pm

Absynth
or GuitarRig4...
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