What is KVR Audio? | Submit News | Advertise | Developer Account

Options (Affects News & Product results only):

OS:
Format:
Include:
Quick Search KVR

"Quick Search" KVR Audio's Product Database, News Items, Developer Listings, Forum Topics and videos here. For advanced Product Database searching please use the full product search. For the forum you can use the phpBB forum search.

To utilize the power of Google you can use the integrated Google Site Search.

Products 0

Developers 0

News 0

Forum 0

Videos 0

Search  

Tone2 Saurus - Best of its price range?

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

Moderator: Moderators (Main)

cowby
KVRist
 
372 posts since 1 Feb, 2005

Postby cowby; Sun Jun 08, 2014 6:10 pm Tone2 Saurus - Best of its price range?

Hi, I am looking for a simliar price range ($119) synth like Saurus though one of my friends said - Not many that he can think of.

I know the members here have a lots of "hunting" experience of goodies. Mind to let me know if there are any similar synth so that I can do a comparsion before buying.

Cheers!
Cowby
xamido
KVRian
 
861 posts since 1 May, 2010

Postby xamido; Sun Jun 08, 2014 9:35 pm Re: Tone2 Saurus - Best of its price range?

If you mean classic VA emulation synth then Saurus is pretty good for that price. But, if you want value for money, nothing beat Synthmaster for me. With this coupon code you can get it for 84.15 $.

http://www.synthmaster.com/synthmaster. ... SOUNDCLOUD

They also occasionally have sales with more discount than that.

The downside is the GUI is not that user friendly (lots of tabbed menu). But it does sounds great.

Or if you want something like Saurus then Retrologue is your next best bet for 50$.
GAS
User avatar
V0RT3X
KVRAF
 
4243 posts since 3 Jul, 2012

Postby V0RT3X; Sun Jun 08, 2014 9:46 pm Re: Tone2 Saurus - Best of its price range?

Saurus is good!

Synthmaster can be really CPU heavy at least in my experience. I think for good vintage analog synth sounds Synthmaster sucks in comparison to Saurus.
Having the best tools and technical knowledge isn't gonna do much for you if you don't understand how to make good music.
xamido
KVRian
 
861 posts since 1 May, 2010

Postby xamido; Sun Jun 08, 2014 9:56 pm Re: Tone2 Saurus - Best of its price range?

Yes, i meant to say Synthmaster is a good value for an all round synth. I think the cheaper alternative for vintage VA is Retrologue and honestly for me it's not as good as saurus.

Or you can always put an ad on Market place and hope somebody is mad enough to sell Diva for that price. I've seen some people selling it for 120$ actually.

* Diva is a cpu killer, don't even think of getting it if u have a slow cpu.
GAS
User avatar
cryophonik
KVRAF
 
4043 posts since 6 Sep, 2006, from Elk Grove, CA

Postby cryophonik; Sun Jun 08, 2014 10:00 pm Re: Tone2 Saurus - Best of its price range?

V0RT3X wrote:Saurus is good!


Agreed. It's one of the nicest sounding synths around in that price range, not to mention a very intuitive layout and good range of features.
User avatar
fluffy_little_something
KVRAF
 
3591 posts since 5 Jun, 2012

Postby fluffy_little_something; Mon Jun 09, 2014 12:30 am Re: Tone2 Saurus - Best of its price range?

Where is Ingo aka Mr. Saurus when you need him :hihi:

Element is currently on sale for 99 dollars. Unfortunately it does not work properly in my DAW (they have a list of approved DAW's), but judging from the stand-alone version it has a pretty good bass, very solid. The envelopes also seem to be pretty snappy. It has a very effective equalizer, which really is a key sound-shaping tool with that synth.

Another alternative might be Kilohearts' One. It can sound very good, but somehow it never appealed enough to me, maybe it's the user interface, dunno.

Ultra Analog sounds very good, maybe you can get version 2 on the market place for 100 bucks. According to AAS there will be an update featuring a bigger user interface. Sound-wise it is excellent.

Poly-Ana also sounds very good, but its user interface is not to everyone's liking, to put it mildly.
Lotuzia
KVRAF
 
7474 posts since 19 Feb, 2004, from Paris

Postby Lotuzia; Mon Jun 09, 2014 12:57 am Re: Tone2 Saurus - Best of its price range?

Maybe Xils-lab Oxium ?

Affordable ( = similar price range ), only protected by serial, 3 skins (IceWhite, Orange and Grey), hundreds of presets, 3rd party support, capable of both vintage sounds and the most modern patches, easy to understand, easy to operate, some unique rythmic modulators, double analog filter structure, etc etc.

( And for those who are interested in the vintage vibe, check my 64 Oxium Vs Jupiter 8 comparison clips and make your own opinion )

LtZ
http://www.lelotusbleu.fr Soundbanks for Vsti

77 Exclusive Soundbanks for 23 synths, 8 Sound Designers, Hours of audio Demos. The Sound you miss might be there [Xils-Lab Team]
User avatar
V0RT3X
KVRAF
 
4243 posts since 3 Jul, 2012

Postby V0RT3X; Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:00 am Re: Tone2 Saurus - Best of its price range?

hmm
Having the best tools and technical knowledge isn't gonna do much for you if you don't understand how to make good music.
BDeep
KVRAF
 
1711 posts since 13 Feb, 2012, from Amsterdam

Postby BDeep; Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:56 am Re: Tone2 Saurus - Best of its price range?

If I were to shop around for a synth with a feature set similar to Saurus, kHs One would definitely be high on my list. Also check out FAW Circle. If it's 'analog' sound sound you're after, complement it with TAL Bassline-101 or U-NO-LX, oh and don't forget to add TyrellN6 (free :))
User avatar
Examigan
KVRAF
 
2713 posts since 15 Sep, 2005, from Connecticut, USA

Postby Examigan; Mon Jun 09, 2014 3:20 am Re: Tone2 Saurus - Best of its price range?

Saurus is great, I agree kHs ONE is nice as well, Synthmaster of course is great.
Also OP-X Pro II is in that range now (on sale).

For me Saurus and ONE are the easiest to use, but out of those 4, Synthmaster is the most flexible.
Nori Ubukata's vintage sounding presets for SM are very good, and inexpensive.
MillerSam
KVRian
 
546 posts since 21 Dec, 2012

Postby MillerSam; Mon Jun 09, 2014 3:33 am Re: Tone2 Saurus - Best of its price range?

JFI: You can buy Saurus from Jrr Shop with the GROUP Code for 99,96 Dollar ;)
User avatar
taoyoyo
KVRian
 
969 posts since 6 Jul, 2005

Postby taoyoyo; Mon Jun 09, 2014 4:37 am Re: Tone2 Saurus - Best of its price range?

I would recommend giving Aspect by Loomer a demo.
kbaccki
KVRAF
 
1888 posts since 12 Sep, 2004

Postby kbaccki; Mon Jun 09, 2014 4:54 am Re: Tone2 Saurus - Best of its price range?

Saurus is aiight...but it ain't no Diva... :lol:

But seriously folks...the more I use dune2 the more tempted I am to sell off some other synths... All of the recent batch of hybrids are really really solid...
You need to limit that rez, bro.
User avatar
osiris
KVRAF
 
7320 posts since 20 Nov, 2003, from Lost and Spaced

Postby osiris; Mon Jun 09, 2014 5:09 am Re: Tone2 Saurus - Best of its price range?

I'd say the Xils stuff is comparable to DIVA's lushness. All my Xils stuff has that thick cottony sound with major bottom.
Ultra Analog is also very good. v2 sounds even better.
I think Retrologue uses dongle, no?
AIR Structure Pro I hear has a very wonky install process
KhZ is good solid synth, but hardly any banks for it.
User avatar
fluffy_little_something
KVRAF
 
3591 posts since 5 Jun, 2012

Postby fluffy_little_something; Mon Jun 09, 2014 5:11 am Re: Tone2 Saurus - Best of its price range?

Used to have Retrologue, it doesn't require a hardware dongle, but some software mechanism, iLok if I remember correctly.
Next

Moderator: Moderators (Main)

Return to Instruments