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absolute softest and warmest synth in existence?

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Ingonator
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7866 posts since 21 Mar, 2008, from Hannover, Germany

Postby Ingonator; Wed Apr 02, 2014 3:04 am Re: absolute softest and warmest synth in existence?

chk071 wrote:
AstralExistence wrote:
chk071 wrote:Give Waldorf Largo a go. You can demo it for 30 days without limitations, only have to install the eLicenser software. Sounds soft and warm to my ears, at least for the VA part. :)



this is out now. no x64.

If you want to give it some time, 64-bit versions of the Waldorf plugins are announced to be released this summer i think. But doesn't your host have a bridge?


Currently in Beta with good progresses:
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ghettosynth
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3865 posts since 13 Oct, 2009

Postby ghettosynth; Wed Apr 02, 2014 3:05 am Re: absolute softest and warmest synth in existence?

chk071 wrote:

Now these, contrary to the videos you posted before, sound pretty modern. I'd rather go for a decent softsynths with a lot of unison then... Sylenth, Massive, Dune, whatever.


Yep, if this is what you want you will be disappointed with Diva. Dune CM is cheap/free. Personally, I think that Komplete is the answer because you'll get Massive, FM8, and Monark which pretty much hit all the bases, plus, you get a whole bunch of other stuff. However, sylenth is damn cheap and really popular with guys doing those kinds of sounds. I really have no idea why it's so popular, but it is.
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Ingonator
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7866 posts since 21 Mar, 2008, from Hannover, Germany

Postby Ingonator; Wed Apr 02, 2014 3:17 am Re: absolute softest and warmest synth in existence?

In terms of "warm2 and "soft" there are indeed many choices. Best seems to be a real analog synth.

The warmest synth i ever experienced was maybe a real Jupiter 8.
The Jupiter modules in Diva and also Arturia jupiter 8V are quite good to recreate that sound while they are maybe not perfect.

One of my favorite softsynths is Saurus and it could quite easily do some really "warm" and soft sounds too.

Also the free OBXD synth could do some extremely warm and soft sounds, especially pads.


Speaking about "digital warmth" i mostly get a "warm2 and "cosy" feeling with some of the pads from my Wavestation EX (comparable with the plugin but not exactly the same for me...). :hug: :love:

Of course like also some wavtetable synths it could also sound "glassy" and "typical" digital.


Finally the impression of a "warm" or "soft" sound also depends mostly on the sounds you create. Even a real analog synth could sound very harsh and/or "metallic" if you are able to program it that way (e.g. by cranking up Cutoff and/or Resonance or using FM and/or a Ring Mod). In a multimode filter it could also dpend on which filter mode (e.g. LPF, BPF, HPF, Notch) you use.
With a Comb filter like in e.g. Largo it seems to be more difficult to get a "warm" or "soft" result but i do not think it is it's intended use in that case. In fact in the Comb filter the Cutoff is more for getting different timbres, much more than with e.g. a LPF.


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SeePlusPlus
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106 posts since 5 Mar, 2010

Postby SeePlusPlus; Wed Apr 02, 2014 3:40 am Re: absolute softest and warmest synth in existence?

definitely something from Ensoniq can overheat and burn you to the touch
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Kaboom75
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1324 posts since 4 Sep, 2011, from England

Postby Kaboom75; Wed Apr 02, 2014 6:49 am Re: absolute softest and warmest synth in existence?

DIVA & Zebra I think you get more softness out of Zebra.
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fluffy_little_something
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3223 posts since 5 Jun, 2012

Postby fluffy_little_something; Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:10 am Re: absolute softest and warmest synth in existence?

Polyphonic unison or multiple waves per voice, as well as true stereo might be good as the spacey quality automatically adds softness in my view. Since you got a new computer, you probably want to use only 64-bit stuff. But for my slower computer I found the old 32-bit Superwave P80 a surprisingly good and cheap solution :)
AstralExistence
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1919 posts since 19 Sep, 2011

Postby AstralExistence; Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:55 am Re: absolute softest and warmest synth in existence?

just bought omnisphere through american music supply 3 easy payment plan. and that's the game! what do i win?
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el-bo (formerly ebow)
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4002 posts since 24 May, 2009, from A galaxy, far far away

Postby el-bo (formerly ebow); Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:59 am Re: absolute softest and warmest synth in existence?

AstralExistence wrote:just bought omnisphere through american music supply 3 easy payment plan. and that's the game! what do i win?


:o
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chk071
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2827 posts since 10 Apr, 2010, from Germany

Postby chk071; Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:02 am Re: absolute softest and warmest synth in existence?

Ingonator wrote:The warmest synth i ever experienced was maybe a real Jupiter 8.

I really do realize that people have quite a contrary perception of what is warm and what not. :) I read more than once that the Jupiter is considered to be on the colder side of analog. But then, no idea, because i never played one, but it's funny how different the opinions are. Warm for me is a nice bottom end supersaw pad, low pass filtered with some resonance. The kind of thing which gets you a warm feeling in the stomach. :) No idea if that's the general definition of warmness though.
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fluffy_little_something
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Postby fluffy_little_something; Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:06 am Re: absolute softest and warmest synth in existence?

chk071 wrote:
Ingonator wrote:The warmest synth i ever experienced was maybe a real Jupiter 8.

I really do realize that people have quite a contrary perception of what is warm and what not. :) I read more than once that the Jupiter is considered to be on the colder side of analog. But then, no idea, because i never played one, but it's funny how different the opinions are. Warm for me is a nice bottom end supersaw pad, low pass filtered with some resonance. The kind of thing which gets you a warm feeling in the stomach. :) No idea if that's the general definition of warmness though.


I agree with that notion. The Jupiter 8 does not exactly stand for warmth, it had a more edgy European-Japanese sound. It sounded very good and interesting, though.
AstralExistence
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Postby AstralExistence; Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:08 am Re: absolute softest and warmest synth in existence?

el-bo (formerly ebow) wrote:
AstralExistence wrote:just bought omnisphere through american music supply 3 easy payment plan. and that's the game! what do i win?


:o


i think i know what i win. escape from a 6 year creativity drought. if i cant make and complete a song with omnisphere, then i give up the ship!
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ariston
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2831 posts since 28 Jun, 2009, from Wherever I lay my hat

Postby ariston; Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:10 am Re: absolute softest and warmest synth in existence?

The softest synth in existence is obviously the wonderful Chimera by Majiken. What do you expect from a synth based on filtered white noise? Its pads are like goose-feather pillows.
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el-bo (formerly ebow)
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Postby el-bo (formerly ebow); Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:11 am Re: absolute softest and warmest synth in existence?

AstralExistence wrote:
el-bo (formerly ebow) wrote:
AstralExistence wrote:just bought omnisphere through american music supply 3 easy payment plan. and that's the game! what do i win?


:o


i think i know what i win. escape from a 6 year creativity drought. if i cant make and complete a song with omnisphere, then i give up the ship!


ok, have fun
AstralExistence
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1919 posts since 19 Sep, 2011

Postby AstralExistence; Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:33 am Re: absolute softest and warmest synth in existence?

el-bo (formerly ebow) wrote:
AstralExistence wrote:
el-bo (formerly ebow) wrote:
AstralExistence wrote:just bought omnisphere through american music supply 3 easy payment plan. and that's the game! what do i win?


:o


i think i know what i win. escape from a 6 year creativity drought. if i cant make and complete a song with omnisphere, then i give up the ship!


ok, have fun


im drooling over it.
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Numanoid
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7926 posts since 20 Jan, 2008, from Down on the farm

Postby Numanoid; Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:34 am Re: absolute softest and warmest synth in existence?

AstralExistence wrote:i think i know what i win. escape from a 6 year creativity drought. if i cant make and complete a song with omnisphere, then i give up the ship!

Save your time and pack it in.
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