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Spire Synthesizer

VST, AU, etc. plug-in Virtual Instruments discussion

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KVRer
 
6 posts since 13 Jan, 2012, from Norway

Postby bjokib; Tue Dec 17, 2013 2:01 pm

Love this little plugin. A bit too heavy on the CPU though, and I have some issues when bouncing from Logic Pro X. Pops, crackles and distortion :/

Lets hope things get better when I get my 2010 MBP upgraded to the latest retina, should arrive any day now! :D
KVRist
 
98 posts since 10 May, 2009

Postby vega555; Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:10 pm

Aiyn Zahev sounds is back with a new bank, this time for Spire!
An incredible synth with punchy envelopes, rich filters and an extensive modulation system.
This 70 preset bank takes the great feature set and delivers the very best Aiyn Zahev quality.
http://www.aiynzahev-sounds.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQVzfp2SfB4
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KVRAF
 
4078 posts since 16 Feb, 2005, from Kingston, Jamaica

Postby zvenx; Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:41 pm

Any word on when the preset browser will be ready?
I have been holding off buying any more preset banks till then...
thanks
rsp
KVRist
 
46 posts since 26 Apr, 2012

Postby vastarray; Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:47 pm

vega555 wrote:Aiyn Zahev sounds is back with a new bank, this time for Spire!
An incredible synth with punchy envelopes, rich filters and an extensive modulation system.
This 70 preset bank takes the great feature set and delivers the very best Aiyn Zahev quality.
http://www.aiynzahev-sounds.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQVzfp2SfB4


Very nice work! I'm also enjoying Joseph Hollo's set:
http://sound.artenuovo.com/emotion.html

I too look forward to the patch browser update with great anticipation.
KVRist
 
493 posts since 28 Aug, 2004, from Charlotte, NC USA
 

Postby elipsis1; Sun Dec 22, 2013 1:53 pm

Anyone know if they will have a Christmas sale for Spire?

I did email Reveal Sound, haven't heard anything yet.

Great synth for sure...
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KVRAF
 
5904 posts since 20 Jan, 2008, from Down on the farm

Postby Numanoid; Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:07 am Re: Spire Synthesizer

SPIRE gets 100% rating in latest issue of Beat :tu:

They say: Ein beeindruckendes debüt, das direkt in der liga von Massive und Diva mitspeilt. Absolut empfehlenswert!"

I guess they mean that Spire already is playing on level with Massive and Diva ?
'Beware of people who dislike cats' [Irish proverb]
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KVRAF
 
2328 posts since 10 Apr, 2010, from Germany

Postby chk071; Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:11 am Re: Spire Synthesizer

"A remarkable debut, which immediately plays in Massive's and Diva's league. Highly recommended!" :)
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KVRAF
 
7237 posts since 20 Nov, 2003, from Lost and Spaced
  

Postby osiris; Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:12 am Re: Spire Synthesizer

Spire sounds lovely, but I've been doing a sound to sound comparison with Massive and there are things you can do with Massive you just can't do in Spire. Also, I still get 99% CPU with some Spire presets, mostly chorded pads .
I am wondering if the LFO's would benefit from an on/off switch like the oscillators? (I know this helped CPU when I was making SE synths, but I know this is totally different, but possibly worth exploring.
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KVRAF
 
6670 posts since 20 Jul, 2004, from Boston
 

Postby djanthonyw; Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:18 am Re: Spire Synthesizer

At first, Spire sounds attractive. After the initial hyped "wow" you realize it sounds thin compared to others, even just listen to Aiyn Zahev's Spire demo compared to his Sylenth demos and it should be easy to spot. I think Aiyn should do a z3ta and BassLine-101 bank.
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KVRian
 
893 posts since 9 Dec, 2011

Postby billcarroll; Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:53 am Re: Spire Synthesizer

I think Spire sounds better than Sylenth overall. Not that Sylenth doesn't do some things better, but the same can be said for Spire. However I certainly wouldn't describe Spire as sounding thin.
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KVRian
 
917 posts since 6 Aug, 2009

Postby fisherKing; Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:54 am Re: Spire Synthesizer

i understand our need to compare things...we DO live in a competitive world. but for me, spire has become essential, ALONG WITH massive, zebra, etc. no one synth does it all, and it's great to have options. just my 2cents...
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KVRAF
 
2744 posts since 29 Jun, 2011
   

Postby Aiynzahev; Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:59 am Re: Spire Synthesizer

djanthonyw wrote:At first, Spire sounds attractive. After the initial hyped "wow" you realize it sounds thin compared to others, even just listen to Aiyn Zahev's Spire demo compared to his Sylenth demos and it should be easy to spot. I think Aiyn should do a z3ta and BassLine-101 bank.


I don't know if I'd say it sounds thin, but I'd use the term clean. I can understand what you're saying. Sylenth1 is actually quite "warm" sounding in comparison. I find Spire to be quite modern sounding. I am happy it was released anyway, I feel it dominates it's own particular niche in the soft synth world.
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Sound Designer - Soundsets for Spire, Zebra2, Massive, DIVA, Sylenth and others
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KVRAF
 
7237 posts since 20 Nov, 2003, from Lost and Spaced
  

Postby osiris; Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:13 am Re: Spire Synthesizer

That's a very good description.
KVRAF
 
2357 posts since 13 Jul, 2005, from Australia

Postby soundpalace; Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:52 pm Re: Spire Synthesizer

fisherKing wrote:i understand our need to compare things...we DO live in a competitive world. but for me, spire has become essential, ALONG WITH massive, zebra, etc. no one synth does it all, and it's great to have options. just my 2cents...


+1 for me too. Spire is now one of my go-to's along with Massive. I also love having Sylenth1 around for more specific tasks which it excels at and naturally Zebra2 rocks as well.

I could easily live with only Spire and Massive for all my tasks, especially if Spire gets lower CPU usage in future (as per the video posted previously).
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KVRian
 
893 posts since 9 Dec, 2011

Postby billcarroll; Thu Jan 09, 2014 4:19 pm Re: Spire Synthesizer

Definitely excited for CPU optimization and the new patch browser :)
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