Soft synths

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Roddus
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Soft synths

Post by Roddus » Sat Aug 13, 2005 11:59 pm

Whats good?

I've got Reason 3.0 but would like to see what else is on offer.

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Post by Sales Dude McBoob » Sun Aug 14, 2005 12:12 am

Reaktor 5 rules

GForce stuff is cool, impOscar, Oddity, Minimonsta

NI's Pro 53 + FM7

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Post by Roddus » Sun Aug 14, 2005 2:00 am

Sales Dude McBoob wrote:Reaktor 5 rules

GForce stuff is cool, impOscar, Oddity, Minimonsta

NI's Pro 53 + FM7
Cool, I'll give those a go.

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Post by CWoodOne » Sun Aug 14, 2005 3:29 am

Arturia MiniMoog V !
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Post by ewik » Sun Aug 14, 2005 4:52 am

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Post by MarkH » Sun Aug 14, 2005 6:24 am

I'd take a serious look at Minimonsta and impOSCar just to get your feet wet. They are both great. The Arturia plugins are cool but use a lot of CPU. Depending on your style I think the reFX synths are really good (Vanguard, PlastiCZ, and Slayer 2).
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Post by rasputin7 » Sun Aug 14, 2005 6:25 am

I'm a fan of the Native Instruments line. The Arturia stuff is also quite good, but CPU hungry in a way that requires a pretty massive system to use fully.

NI is a great place to look, particularly FM7 and Pro53.
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Post by sweetjesus » Sun Aug 14, 2005 7:34 am

I'm a recent Operator convert if that helps...

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Post by hacktheplanet » Sun Aug 14, 2005 12:43 pm

If you're using a Mac, Automat is where it's at.
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Post by hoffman2k » Sun Aug 14, 2005 12:59 pm

Yeah Automat + operator is a sweet combo.

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Re: Soft synths

Post by 3phase » Sun Aug 14, 2005 1:39 pm

Roddus wrote:Whats good?

I've got Reason 3.0 but would like to see what else is on offer.
U-he podolsky rocks

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Post by polyslax » Sun Aug 14, 2005 2:03 pm

the_planet wrote:If you're using a Mac, Automat is where it's at.
Oh indeed, the guilty pleasures of that randomize function!
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Post by 12micsn1 » Sun Aug 14, 2005 3:32 pm

Soft synths that are good without alterating presets IMHO:
Ni pro 53, Fm7, absynth 3
Gmedia Imposcar, minimonsta
Refx Vanguard
Korg legacy
motu mx4 2
U & I metasynth
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Post by Steve Christian » Sun Aug 14, 2005 5:03 pm

I love my Reaktor. Any sound you can conceive, you can create with Reaktor. The know how to do it will take you some time, but once you understand it, there are no limits. I'm a big fan of Logic's ES2 as well. Great for screaming leads.

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