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Examigan
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Postby Examigan; Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:53 am Re: What's your favorite low CPU Synths? (not free)

robotmonkey wrote:u-he ACE


:hihi:

ACE sounds great, but it is one of the highest in the CPU dept.
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Postby Examigan; Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:55 am Re: What's your favorite low CPU Synths? (not free)

robotmonkey wrote:Well it does make my CPU go pretty low when it comes to free resources :hihi:


:hihi:
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Postby chk071; Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:57 am Re: What's your favorite low CPU Synths? (not free)

robotmonkey wrote:Well it does make my CPU go pretty low when it comes to free resources :hihi:

:D
Good synths don't have a sweet spot. They ARE the sweet spot.
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W23
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Postby W23; Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:59 am Re: What's your favorite low CPU Synths? (not free)

Audio Damage's Basic and Phosphor are about as low as it gets in CPU usage, and they aren't bad either....especially Phosphor. Another one that is super reasonable is Loomer Aspect. It never runs above 10 percent even with a high voice count. Air Hybrid 3 is pretty solid, AND is on sale. U-he's Hive, and Zebra 2 are both pretty efficient for what they can do.

One cool thing I've discovered is DiscoDsp Bliss: it's a sampler that hosts and samples VST plugins, so if you like a certain VST synth patch that pushes your CPU, you can just make multisamples of the patch. It sounds great, and never runs above 3 percent on my laptop
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sinemotor
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Postby sinemotor; Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:02 am Re: What's your favorite low CPU Synths? (not free)

My short list :

U-he Hive
Korg Legacy Collection
Synplant
TAL Bassline 101 / Uno LX
Dexed
AndreasH
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Postby AndreasH; Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:27 am Re: What's your favorite low CPU Synths? (not free)

Tested couple of synth on my Netbook (Celeron N2840)

- Sylenth1
- Dune 1
- Sytrus

To my surprise, Sylenth1 beats them all and Sytrus can be very low on CPU. Imho Dune 1 got the best price/quality of those.
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Postby fluffy_little_something; Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:38 am Re: What's your favorite low CPU Synths? (not free)

One more vote for Sylenth1 here, it's way ahead in terms of efficiency and I am grateful for that.

Tal's U-NO-LX is not nearly as efficient, at least on my AMD computer. With pads with longer release times the CPU load builds up considerably.

I assume no synth with 0df filters will make that list :)
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Postby Dasheesh; Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:46 am Re: What's your favorite low CPU Synths? (not free)

LOL 50-60 % of the peaces listed on this thread are higher CPU. Your best bet is probably a rompler.
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waltercruz
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Postby waltercruz; Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:52 am Re: What's your favorite low CPU Synths? (not free)

mcbpete wrote:Love TAL's stuff particulaly TAL-U-NO-LX ( https://tal-software.com/products/tal-u-no-lx ) and they don't ever seem to push my CPU.


TAL is not THAT low on CPU. Not high too. Medium cpu usage :)
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waltercruz
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Postby waltercruz; Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:53 am Re: What's your favorite low CPU Synths? (not free)

Not always low cpu, but good: Synthmaster.
low cpu: AAS Ultra Analog.
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Postby Examigan; Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:56 am Re: What's your favorite low CPU Synths? (not free)

Sylenth1
Dune (original version)
HIVE
Helix is also not bad on the CPU, if I remember correctly.
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Postby recursive one; Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:03 am Re: What's your favorite low CPU Synths? (not free)

Rapid is surprisingly CPU friendly and sounds great.
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Postby Zexila; Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:53 am Re: What's your favorite low CPU Synths? (not free)

ES2
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e@rs
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Postby e@rs; Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:58 am Re: What's your favorite low CPU Synths? (not free)

Alpha 3.
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Apratim
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Postby Apratim; Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:18 am Re: What's your favorite low CPU Synths? (not free)

for me sytrus,mpowersynth,wusik station are the only piece of my soft synths those are light on my AMD cpu
P.S. i had massive and sold it because that shit only used a single core for processing thus my cpu meter sky rockets so dont buy that "massive" shit rather go for FM8 or serum if you want to use all of your cpu cores
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