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MusicRadar, eh... What's your top 10? (&5)

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

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c_voltage
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190 posts since 16 May, 2004, from Soviet Union

Postby c_voltage; Sat Apr 12, 2014 5:56 am Re: MusicRadar, eh... What's your top 10? (&5)

- Aalto
- PPG Wave 2V
- Ace
- Saurus
- DCAM
- TimewARP 2600
- Harmor
- Granulator II (for m4l)
- Synplant

FX

- Permut8
- Speakerphone
- Blackhole
- RP-Delay
- ValhallaUberMod
- E2Transienter
- Chipcrusher
- Thesys (as MIDI fx)
LBN
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2273 posts since 8 Apr, 2003, from Austin

Postby LBN; Sat Apr 12, 2014 1:05 pm Re: MusicRadar, eh... What's your top 10? (&5)

"Here's our Top 500 Plug-ins of All Time presented on 501 individual pages (one for an intro graphic)."
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1454 posts since 2 Apr, 2006, from Studio City, California

Postby C-note; Sat Apr 12, 2014 4:42 pm Re: MusicRadar, eh... What's your top 10? (&5)

My Top 15 - With only number One - Sylenth1 - being absolute, all others can be in any order of preference.
Sylenth1
Reaktor
Omnishpere
Nemesis
Electrax
Massive
Arturia Jupiter
ACE
Gladiator
Arturia ARP 2600
Alchemy
Saurus
TAL-U-NO-LX
Wolfgang Palm WaveGenerator
Zebra 2
Krishna Synth
zendorf
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129 posts since 21 Apr, 2012, from Sydney

Postby zendorf; Sat Apr 12, 2014 4:44 pm Re: MusicRadar, eh... What's your top 10? (&5)

Synths:

-Zebra2
-Diva
-Drumatic4
-Poise
-MUX

FX:

-Valhalla Room
-Timeless2
-TH2
-Ferric TDS
-Density MkIII

Aside from a few host fx in Reaper, this is literally all I use now. It covers all my needs nicely, and aside from TH2 (which will likely be replaced by something else in the future) they are all C/R bullshit free....which is a bonus in my book...
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zerocrossing
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7176 posts since 26 Jun, 2006, from San Francisco Bay Area

Postby zerocrossing; Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:08 am Re: MusicRadar, eh... What's your top 10? (&5)

LBN wrote:"Here's our Top 500 Plug-ins of All Time presented on 501 individual pages (one for an intro graphic)."

:lol:
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Costa Rica
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123 posts since 25 Mar, 2014, from Bitwig Box

Postby Costa Rica; Sun Apr 13, 2014 4:32 pm Re: MusicRadar, eh... What's your top 10? (&5)

I am a bit of a black sheep I guess; I 'own' one plug only: Tone2 Firebird. Erm.. it's free, by the way.
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mysticvibes
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1023 posts since 2 Oct, 2008

Postby mysticvibes; Mon Apr 14, 2014 1:53 am Re: MusicRadar, eh... What's your top 10? (&5)

surprised no one has halionsonic 2 on there list?
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3515 posts since 28 Apr, 2013

Postby BBFG#; Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:00 am Re: MusicRadar, eh... What's your top 10? (&5)

mysticvibes wrote:surprised no one has halionsonic 2 on there list?


Seems it fits more in the sample player category more than synthesizer category, at least in the mind set.
I tend to think of it that way along with Konakt; SampleTank2; SonicSynth2; SampleMoog/Tron.

However, in my mind, synthesizers can include those that import samples but are more known for their synthesizer functions like Alchemy; Synthmaster; the other Tone2 Synths.

I have to put WusikStation (and perhaps Nexus) somewhere in the middle of these two groups. But I do tend to the idea that how we perceive them has something to do with this list as well the timing for what is most recent.
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Postby BBFG#; Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:11 am Re: MusicRadar, eh... What's your top 10? (&5)

From their list I agree with somewhat:
Alchemy; Zebra2; Diva; Iris; Absynth5; Harmor; Blue II; Nemesis; Spectral; SynthMaster

From what I own and use:
Alchemy; ZebraHZ; Iris; Gladiator2; Absynth5; Nemesis; RayBlaster; ElectraX; SynthMaster; VA-2.

Those I don't own but think are worth the list:
Diva; Spectral; Pad Shop Pro; CrX4; Harmor; Blue II; Synplant; Trilian; Omnisphere

I left off sample players and modeler synths since it seems they weren't considered in this MR vote and feel that Reaktor needs its own category as well as the synths created for it.

Effects for me:
NectarPS; Alloy2; Supercharger GT; Overloud/ Revalver Amp-Sims.
SonarX3; Camel; Zebra2HZ; Iris
Lotuzia
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7460 posts since 19 Feb, 2004, from Paris

Postby Lotuzia; Mon Apr 14, 2014 1:30 pm Re: MusicRadar, eh... What's your top 10? (&5)

Interesting list. Lots of good synths. Glad there are 2 Xils-Lab synths in this list. I'm confident next year Xils 3, and Xils 4 will be on the list too.

And thanks to all those who mentioned Xils in this thread. :hug:
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c_voltage
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190 posts since 16 May, 2004, from Soviet Union

Postby c_voltage; Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:36 am Re: MusicRadar, eh... What's your top 10? (&5)

Lotuzia wrote:Interesting list. Lots of good synths. Glad there are 2 Xils-Lab synths in this list. I'm confident next year Xils 3, and Xils 4 will be on the list too.

And thanks to all those who mentioned Xils in this thread. :hug:


Xils3 really interesting synth, primarily due to his modulation possibilities (and imo his fx`s and reverb very good too), but, for my taste his sound overly lenient, velvet nature. i dont know why.

In other words, to force make sound aggressive and bright\pricking need to very endeavor. Maybe it's some kind of a plus for some situations, but i think it need more aggression.

Take the simplest example - square via square modulation, in my opinion it should have more ragged and prickly overtones (in extreme positions) - i compared with a same modulation in some max\msp synthi reincarnation "Le Synthe" - there is a terrible anger (maybe the presence of aliasing? do not know).
Same with filter (in any mode) work also feels like little bland\soft.

But again, Xils3 modulation capabilities are interesting beyond doubt.
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3515 posts since 28 Apr, 2013

Postby BBFG#; Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:40 pm Re: MusicRadar, eh... What's your top 10? (&5)

Yeah, but it's not the only one and you get to pick ten in this thread!
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Numanoid
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8621 posts since 20 Jan, 2008, from Down on the farm

Postby Numanoid; Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:03 am Re: MusicRadar, eh... What's your top 10? (&5)

Paul Oakenfold bigs up Sylenth1, who would have thought? :D

Trust you got a legit copy Oakie :wink:
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foosnark
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2633 posts since 9 Jan, 2003, from Saint Louis MO

Postby foosnark; Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:50 am Re: MusicRadar, eh... What's your top 10? (&5)

1. Squiddlyween
2. Kurzgrawth the Indomitable
3. Defenestrator II
4. Guatemalan Refrigerator Tax
5. The Little Green Ones
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8621 posts since 20 Jan, 2008, from Down on the farm

Postby Numanoid; Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:54 am Re: MusicRadar, eh... What's your top 10? (&5)

Costa Rica wrote:I am a bit of a black sheep I guess; I 'own' one plug only: Tone2 Firebird. Erm.. it's free, by the way.

That's just a plus, shows you got your own taste/style :tu:
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