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Ridan
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Postby Ridan; Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:13 pm Re: Synths you regret buying

mutantdog wrote:No doubt it's been mentioned already but I'd say TheMangle. Bought in good faith during its beta-phase only for it to become abandonware and the dev to go AWOL. I've never actually used it beyond tinkering around for the odd 10 minutes.


but what's wrong with it though? I bought it during the same time period and still use it for certain atmospheres and fx, haven't had any problems or glitches with its features. At least not as of yet. Thought it to be a pretty amazing tool for it being so dirt cheap.
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wagtunes
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Postby wagtunes; Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:27 pm Re: Synths you regret buying

Ridan wrote:
mutantdog wrote:No doubt it's been mentioned already but I'd say TheMangle. Bought in good faith during its beta-phase only for it to become abandonware and the dev to go AWOL. I've never actually used it beyond tinkering around for the odd 10 minutes.


but what's wrong with it though? I bought it during the same time period and still use it for certain atmospheres and fx, haven't had any problems or glitches with its features. At least not as of yet. Thought it to be a pretty amazing tool for it being so dirt cheap.


Yeah, while there's no support and it's basically been abandoned, I still use it and love it and have no problems with it. It's still one of the best granular synths out there. In fact, it has a more powerful engine than Padshop Pro by miles.
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Postby mutantdog; Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:35 pm Re: Synths you regret buying

Nothing wrong with it as such, for £20 (or whatever it cost) i can't really complain about the quality. It's more about the way it went from beta to abandoned that annoys me.
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Bodhisan
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Postby Bodhisan; Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:38 pm Re: Synths you regret buying

wagtunes wrote:
Ridan wrote:
mutantdog wrote:No doubt it's been mentioned already but I'd say TheMangle. Bought in good faith during its beta-phase only for it to become abandonware and the dev to go AWOL. I've never actually used it beyond tinkering around for the odd 10 minutes.


but what's wrong with it though? I bought it during the same time period and still use it for certain atmospheres and fx, haven't had any problems or glitches with its features. At least not as of yet. Thought it to be a pretty amazing tool for it being so dirt cheap.


Yeah, while there's no support and it's basically been abandoned, I still use it and love it and have no problems with it. It's still one of the best granular synths out there. In fact, it has a more powerful engine than Padshop Pro by miles.


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Postby HcDoom; Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:16 am Re: Synths you regret buying

Steinberg PadShop Pro...I never clicked with it! There are better alternatives out there sound and possibility wise. And considering its extremely complicated to sell the license, better avoid it overall.
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Postby Distorted Horizon; Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:46 am Re: Synths you regret buying

Zexila wrote:As title suggest. :tu:


With a little thinking, all of them actually. I've spent thousands on vst synths and you can add more if FX are counted too.

Though they've taught me ALOT, I've used some of them ALOT and they can do alot.. Sorry, ALOT.

Still, if I had the knowledge I have now, I wouldn't buy a single vsti (okay maybe synthmaster but nothing else).

I'd buy few carefully selected FX, analog polysynth and -monosynth and something digital, maybe Blofeld or Virus.

That'd be all I needed. If I could (i.e. if some weren't NFR), I'd sell all my vst synths and buy those hardware thingys I just mentioned.
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Postby chk071; Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:16 am Re: Synths you regret buying

HcDoom wrote:Steinberg PadShop Pro...I never clicked with it! There are better alternatives out there sound and possibility wise. And considering its extremely complicated to sell the license, better avoid it overall.

On the other hand, granular synths are pretty rare, and Padshop Pro really seems like the most intuitive option for me... i got the "normal" Padshop free in Cubase Artist, and upgrade to Pro for 10 €. I think i really can't complain about that. Haven't really used it much, but, seemed straight forward, and good sounding enough to me.
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Postby Romantique Tp; Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:36 am Re: Synths you regret buying

Padshop is excellent.
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Postby _al_; Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:15 pm Re: Synths you regret buying

Wusik workstation thingy.
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Postby vata44; Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:54 pm Re: Synths you regret buying

Sampletank 3
Dimension Pro
Rapture Pro

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Postby DrGonzo; Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:43 am Re: Synths you regret buying

werp wrote:elektron stuff. the analog drive which is a huge, noisy heap of crap plus the octatrack and rytm. The last two work in ways that my brain just can’t deal with. as for the pedal, the reviewers failed to mention how noisy the damn thing is with the gain turned up a bit. I still have all three... :-(


Didn't know the Analog Drive was that noisy.

Re the Elektron stuff. I'm having this really weird bipolar relationship with them. Sometimes I love them to bits and sometimes I'm just annoyed by them, so they never get traded out of my studio. Right now I am back in love with the Octatrack and started eyeing buying a second one :dog: :lol:

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Postby CrystalWizard; Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:49 am Re: Synths you regret buying

All of them, every single vsti. They all have So many problem (just watch KVR) i can't make anything (music or sound designs) with them. :hihi:
Kidding, i like them all, i only dumped one softsynth since 2002. Some have come and gone but not puposely.
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Postby voidhead23; Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:59 am Re: Synths you regret buying

Distorted Horizon wrote:
Zexila wrote:As title suggest. :tu:


With a little thinking, all of them actually. I've spent thousands on vst synths and you can add more if FX are counted too.

Though they've taught me ALOT, I've used some of them ALOT and they can do alot.. Sorry, ALOT.

Still, if I had the knowledge I have now, I wouldn't buy a single vsti (okay maybe synthmaster but nothing else).

I'd buy few carefully selected FX, analog polysynth and -monosynth and something digital, maybe Blofeld or Virus.

That'd be all I needed. If I could (i.e. if some weren't NFR), I'd sell all my vst synths and buy those hardware thingys I just mentioned.


This. Except i'd replace Synthmaster with Zebra and Dagger (and no hardware...at least for a while).

i've gotten plenty of use out of many of these, and, as far as i'm concerned, they're fantastic instruments (except the CS-80v), but seriously...don't need them and never really did. They are:

TAL Bassline
Arturia CS-80v
u-he Bazille
Madrona Labs Aalto
Gforce Oddity
XILS 3

i'm still on the fence about Hive, Repro and Massive...
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martinjuenke
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Postby martinjuenke; Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:05 am Re: Synths you regret buying

HIVE is far more versatile and multidimensional than recognized by most users. To play with it was really a positive surprise for me...
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Postby dandezebra; Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:07 am Re: Synths you regret buying

martinjuenke wrote:HIVE is far more versatile and multidimensional than recognized by most users. To play with it was really a positive surprise for me...


Yup!
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