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Basic ROMpler / sampler for synth sounds

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Postby Tueq; Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:11 am Basic ROMpler / sampler for synth sounds

I seek a basic ROMpler / sampler that covers a range of synth sounds but w/o the masses of parameters! I love synths but I spend too long synthesizing sounds & not composing music! I don't need soundbanks because they tend to be messy...I prefer clean, minimal sound synthesis! Really I need a ROMpler that is single channel, no parameters (cutoff, res, env at most), no effects... Just loads of synth sounds ready to go! I have Nexus...too many parameters...too many effects...not needed! I thought I might have to look for some sample CDs for synth sounds then load them to a sampler but they tend to be one sample mapped across all keys... That's okay for long basses but not good for enveloped sounds! Any ideas?

If you look at the collapsed GUI for Tone 2 Gladiator...that's what I need!
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Postby AstralExistence; Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:59 am

maybe... padshop? its like a hybrid rompler.
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Postby ScottZ; Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:08 am

sonik synth 2 perhaps?
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Postby layzer; Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:07 am

Luxonic Ravity(s) might be what your after. not free but has a gui that switches to basic functions. good cpu usage and sounds great
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Postby Numanoid; Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:16 am

WusikStation surely is your best bet ;)
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Postby vata44; Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:04 pm

Cakewalk's Rapture
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Postby Sendy; Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:07 pm

What about one of the preset player versions for synths such as Polyana or ... the... other ones that I can't remember at the moment.
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Postby Xenobt; Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:16 pm

The UVI Workstation is a great rompler too. And with the release of their Vintage Synths library, it may be just what you need!

Also, I've really found some cool synths and arppegiator/arranger tools in Magix' Independence, so don't overlook it either.

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Postby D-Fusion; Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:23 pm

DFusion (On Esoundz)
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Postby digitalboytn; Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:26 pm

Dimension Pro...

One of the best sound engines out there and open architecture too...

It's a great rompler and a very reliable workhorse :wink:

I actally prefer Rapture,but that is more of a synth than a Rompler...
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Postby Karmacomposer; Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:09 pm

You will go crazy for PRIZM. It uses the wusik engine and has a 16 gb library with everything from synths, strings and brass to pianos, vocals, guitars and tons more. If you add the wusik library and 64 bit engine, you will get over 31gb of incredible content!!!

SuperCore v2 is another rompler with a nice 6gb library and can play off the shelf soundfonts. You can also use any of our sound expansions with both SuperCore v2 and PRIZM.

www.supersynths.com for demos and more information.

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Postby angelremington; Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:52 pm

If you look for free plugin, then Alchemy Player, if you look for a paid one, then Alchemy full version or Nexus 2.
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Postby AdmiralQuality; Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:55 am

Sendy wrote:What about one of the preset player versions for synths such as Polyana or ... the... other ones that I can't remember at the moment.

L'il Poly-Ana. Player for all the sounds without all the voice controls. (But still includes all the performance related controls so you can adjust polyphony settings, bend range, portamento, etc. As well as the cutoff and resonance control for the filters, which are the most commonly tweaked controls during performance-time).



By the way, ROMplers (and samplers) make very poor substitutes for synths as they always play from the exact same set of content, where virtual synths generate their audio on the fly and can, in theory, never produce the exact same output twice. They also provide far greater ability to modulate the sound from various controller inputs, where in the case of the sampler, the sound is pre-canned and pretty much all you can do is filter it.
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Postby Ingonator; Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:11 am

vaisnava wrote:Cakewalk's Rapture

He's asking for a basic ROMpler. I guess that Rapture is far from being "basic"...

Looks like he's searching for something like e.g. Ableton Sampler but Kontakt 4 without scripts and/or without opening the advanced settings could be quite basic too.

As a free sampler there is e.g. TX16Wx free:
Anyway it got no presets...

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Postby Tueq; Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:32 am

Thank you all for your ideas! Alchemy Player & Lil Poly-Ana look ideal! Preset player is just what I seek!

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