Synths that allow user waveforms?

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Synths that allow user waveforms?

Post by morgo » Mon Aug 01, 2011 3:05 pm

So im wondering if anyone could tell me of any VST synths that allow you to import .wav files into them as oscillators? The only ones that I know of that do this are Alchemy and Absynth, but i have tried them out and found that they can get way too complicated for my needs.

Ive had someluck so far using simplers and samplers, but I dont find the filters inside them particulalry inspiring.

Im really loving Zebra2 at the moment but it doesnt let you import user waveforms as far as i know.

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Re: Synths that allow user waveforms?

Post by toph » Mon Aug 01, 2011 3:31 pm

DiscoDSP Discovery Pro can do that. I like it, because I have a Nord Lead 2 for ages and concept/GUI of Discovery Pro is very similar to the NordLeads:

http://www.discodsp.com/discoverypro/

Edit: Btw I'm quite sure Urs will introduce the usage of samples in Zebra 3. But looking at all his new projects the question will be, when we will see the next major update of Zebra.

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Re: Synths that allow user waveforms?

Post by Tweaking Knobs » Mon Aug 01, 2011 3:54 pm

ZEBRA.2

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Re: Synths that allow user waveforms?

Post by Wunjo » Mon Aug 01, 2011 3:55 pm

Absynth.
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Re: Synths that allow user waveforms?

Post by morgo » Mon Aug 01, 2011 4:08 pm

thanks for totally reading the post and seeing that i dont want to use absynth and that zebra 2 doesnt allow IMPORT of waveforms.. I will check out that discodsp one tho..

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Re: Synths that allow user waveforms?

Post by MacGuffin » Mon Aug 01, 2011 4:09 pm

edit: nevermind, I read your question wrong.

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Re: Synths that allow user waveforms?

Post by UncleAge » Mon Aug 01, 2011 4:27 pm

Another synth that will do this natively is Rapture.

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Re: Synths that allow user waveforms?

Post by octopod » Mon Aug 01, 2011 4:43 pm

There's a wave2zebra convertor. I haven't used it myself though.

http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic ... 4db795dcd7

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Re: Synths that allow user waveforms?

Post by UncleAge » Mon Aug 01, 2011 4:54 pm

octopod wrote:There's a wave2zebra convertor. I haven't used it myself though.

http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic ... 4db795dcd7
I used it a while back and it worked just fine.

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Re: Synths that allow user waveforms?

Post by regretfullySaid » Mon Aug 01, 2011 5:05 pm

Alchemy, and probably TONS if you search the database at KvR
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Re: Synths that allow user waveforms?

Post by Nx1 » Mon Aug 01, 2011 5:15 pm

learn to use absynth. its a bit daunting at first but its worth the learning curve.

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Re: Synths that allow user waveforms?

Post by BlackMath » Mon Aug 01, 2011 5:28 pm

You could stop being a pussy and just get Alchemy..its not that complicated and camel audio has 10 videos on youtube that explain all the functionality

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Re: Synths that allow user waveforms?

Post by twisted-space » Mon Aug 01, 2011 5:40 pm

Cakewalk (RGC Audio) Z3TA+

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Re: Synths that allow user waveforms?

Post by Greeg » Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:44 pm

Well,

FAW Circle
Toxic Biohazard

can load wav files (single cycle waveforms) and are very user friendly.

It also depends what kind of waveforms are you talking about:
- short (single cycle waveforms) - Toxic Biohazard, Cakewalk Z3ta+, FAW Circle
- long (absynth, camel audio alchemy)
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Re: Synths that allow user waveforms?

Post by 3dot... » Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:31 am

Absynth. Kontakt.Simpler.Sampler. etc..
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