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In search of a new synth

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

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Autobot
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101 posts since 27 Mar, 2013

Postby Autobot; Sat Jun 28, 2014 4:47 pm In search of a new synth

When I ask you to name ONE Vst synth, with a fresh digital sound and a unique approach e.g. workflow, gui, features which one would you pick?
Background: I own a couple of synth with a more or less normal approaches.
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blackflag
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143 posts since 21 Sep, 2008

Postby blackflag; Sat Jun 28, 2014 4:55 pm Re: In search of a new synth

IL Harmor
ouroboros
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7852 posts since 16 Apr, 2003, from -on the outside looking in

Postby ouroboros; Sat Jun 28, 2014 4:57 pm Re: In search of a new synth

Harmor by IL
Additive, but with VA like features and a whole bunch of other stuff.


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Integratron
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3359 posts since 17 Sep, 2006, from Fredericksburg, VA USA

Postby Integratron; Sat Jun 28, 2014 5:01 pm Re: In search of a new synth

I just bought Steinbergs Retrologue... unlikely you will find a better vsynth for $49.00 IMHO.

You can download and try the demo for free fr 30 days. :phones:
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blackflag
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143 posts since 21 Sep, 2008

Postby blackflag; Sat Jun 28, 2014 5:06 pm Re: In search of a new synth

He wants a fresh digital sound, Retrologue doesn't exactly come to mind.
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SODDI
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2683 posts since 2 Jul, 2007, from Oxycontin Acres, Georgia, USA

Postby SODDI; Sat Jun 28, 2014 5:07 pm Re: In search of a new synth

Reaktor/Razor.
goldenanalog
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812 posts since 7 Dec, 2005, from somewhere between analog and digital

Postby goldenanalog; Sat Jun 28, 2014 5:08 pm Re: In search of a new synth

Camel Audio's Alchemy - great, great, great! :tu:
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chk071
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2989 posts since 10 Apr, 2010, from Germany

Postby chk071; Sat Jun 28, 2014 5:13 pm Re: In search of a new synth

One of the Tone2 synths maybe?
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xh3rv
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1589 posts since 10 Dec, 2008, from Minneapolis

Postby xh3rv; Sat Jun 28, 2014 6:03 pm Re: In search of a new synth

Autobot wrote:When I ask you to name ONE Vst synth, with a fresh digital sound and a unique approach e.g. workflow, gui, features which one would you pick?


I have to rave about Bazille. Synthetic techniques from digital ancestors (e.g. CZ-, DX-series) are featured (more or less, the oscillators), but embedded in a structure and interface like analog modular systems. This general combination is not often seen, and I'm not sure anything does it with the same conceptual purity and quality of DSP.

It's also very sensible. Cabling can be profuse but never quite profligate. Digitally flavored modules are seamless with the analog-oriented. There's a sequencer and lots of other variety in the modules outside of the core osc/filt/env stuff.

It's sort of obviously capable of digital FM, PD, analog subtractive, and some software-domain styles of synthesis but it's a joy to have it all going on at once, often in unexpected but intuitive ways.
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cryophonik
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4037 posts since 6 Sep, 2006, from Elk Grove, CA

Postby cryophonik; Sat Jun 28, 2014 6:17 pm Re: In search of a new synth

Alchemy comes immediately to mind. Additive, granular, and spectral all in one synth - it's a digital wet dream.
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Kaboom75
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1436 posts since 4 Sep, 2011, from England

Postby Kaboom75; Sat Jun 28, 2014 6:22 pm Re: In search of a new synth

u-he Bazille
Oscillators 4 digital oscillators with simultaneous FM, PD (phase distortion) and FR (fractal resonance)
Filters 4 multimode analogue type filters, 2 of which have 6 parallel outputs

It's high on CPU but you can set it to run each voice on it's own CPU core so no core will be overused.

It's virtual modular so like the real thing you decide how the modules are wired up, adding an extra layer of sound design . I wouldn't say it's a synth to cover everything but its sound makes it a great synth to sit with other synths. The patch cords and layout make it great fun. It's still in public beta so it's selling at intro price.

It's still in beta so no presets yet Demo here viewforum.php?f=31
User presets here http://www.u-he.com/PatchLib/bazille.html
pdxindy
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8732 posts since 2 Feb, 2005, from in the wilds

Postby pdxindy; Sat Jun 28, 2014 7:24 pm Re: In search of a new synth

+1 on Bazille...

A fresh unique synth... quite different features, quite different gui... fantastic sound quality... exceptional filters
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Sampleconstruct
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6582 posts since 12 Oct, 2008, from Here and there

Postby Sampleconstruct; Sat Jun 28, 2014 7:34 pm Re: In search of a new synth

Spectral by LinPlug is definitely fresh and digital.
BBFG#
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3536 posts since 28 Apr, 2013

Postby BBFG#; Sat Jun 28, 2014 7:59 pm Re: In search of a new synth

Autobot wrote:When I ask you to name ONE Vst synth, with a fresh digital sound and a unique approach e.g. workflow, gui, features which one would you pick?
Background: I own a couple of synth with a more or less normal approaches.

What 'features' would you consider as 'unique' ?
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ATS
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4387 posts since 20 Dec, 2002, from MD USA

Postby ATS; Sat Jun 28, 2014 8:31 pm Re: In search of a new synth

Sampleconstruct wrote:Spectral by LinPlug is definitely fresh and digital.



Yeah I think this fits the bill perfectly.
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