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Schmidi
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126 posts since 22 Apr, 2011, from Seattle WA

Postby Schmidi; Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:48 pm Re: Best priced vst synth you own?

If you can snag the Air Music Tech complete collection, I personally think it's amazing value... But only if you're running 1080p or LOWER resolution.
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masterhiggins
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1671 posts since 30 Dec, 2004, from People's Republic of Minnesota

Postby masterhiggins; Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:16 pm Re: Best priced vst synth you own?

Probably for the price/sound quality/flexibility/stability/customer service...u-he ACE.
Schmidi
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126 posts since 22 Apr, 2011, from Seattle WA

Postby Schmidi; Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:16 pm Re: Best priced vst synth you own?

Synthmaster is great for the money as well.
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ATS
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5390 posts since 20 Dec, 2002, from MD USA

Postby ATS; Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:48 pm Re: Best priced vst synth you own?

I got the most value for my money from Omnipshere and Nexus
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e@rs
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3243 posts since 15 Dec, 2011, from Bucharest, Romania

Postby e@rs; Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:43 am Re: Best priced vst synth you own?

I paid $10 + $26 for SM 2 + SM One crossgrade. Nothing beats that.

Also paid 44 EUR for ACE. Fantastic value too.
sjm
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1037 posts since 17 Apr, 2004

Postby sjm; Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:15 am Re: Best priced vst synth you own?

Most of my pay synths are either best bought in bundles or are now discontinued. If I had to choose just one synth to take on a desert island, it would be Harmor. It's definitely not cheap, although IL do sales every now and then.

It does allow you to go incredibly deep into programming if you want to, but is also completely usable as a quick fire subtractive synth. It's also extremely versatile, so you can pull off most types of sounds. Steep learning curve though.

If you're looking for cheap and cheerful, just keep an eye out for deals that might be coming up with Black Friday. You might find the odd synth gets heavily discounted, and if you're not looking for anything specific, probably a good time to buy.
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Aloysius
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Postby Aloysius; Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:44 am Re: Best priced vst synth you own?

One Ping Only
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Jbravo
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1294 posts since 19 May, 2002, from Cambridge, UK

Postby Jbravo; Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:20 am Re: Best priced vst synth you own?

I have Reaktor but I really don't recommend it unless you need lots of avant-garde dissonant electronic sounds. I've spent many hours playing with it and the bundled synths but never really found anything very useful. I'd much rather spend that money on something like HIVE which has conventional music sounds (though that's not cheap either) - Synthmaster on the other hand is worth every penny, also synthmaster one
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Bodhisan
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325 posts since 7 Aug, 2015, from Fool's Gold

Postby Bodhisan; Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:47 pm Re: Best priced vst synth you own?

Schmidi wrote:Synthmaster is great for the money as well.


I don’t think anything comes close for the price - which eventually is always on sale. What a great synth.
machinesworking
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1105 posts since 15 Aug, 2003, from seattle

Postby machinesworking; Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:39 pm Re: Best priced vst synth you own?

ATN69 wrote:For me Zebra is the most bang for the buck. I know there is a learning curve for Zebra but once you learn how to tweak it the sky is the limit. I am right now working on a progressive trance track where I almost only use Zebra. I can get sweet sounding 80s EP sounds and organs as well. Can't wait for Zebra 3. I'm sure it will be even more interesting.

Total agreement. Once you start getting used to the workflow and layout there's nothing else that gets used as much for me. I like other synths for sure, but nothing pure synth wise is as versatile.
Sg1122
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65 posts since 1 Aug, 2017

Postby Sg1122; Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:54 pm Re: Best priced vst synth you own?

air music technology instrument expansion 3 technically more than one synth but i got it for $75 from plugin botique and have no complaints
JerGoertz
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1760 posts since 19 Feb, 2004

Postby JerGoertz; Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:01 pm Re: Best priced vst synth you own?

Arcsyn is on sale for $44.50 at ADSR. Pretty inexpensive and sounds good. Also, Xhun Audio's Little One has a strong analog sound and is very reasonably priced.
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borealfarmer
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53 posts since 4 Nov, 2017, from Canada

Postby borealfarmer; Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:50 am Re: Best priced vst synth you own?

arcsyn, synthmaster
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dandezebra
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139 posts since 21 Dec, 2013, from USA

Postby dandezebra; Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:28 am Re: Best priced vst synth you own?

Komplete and UVI Falcon (on sale)!
excessional
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131 posts since 20 Sep, 2014

Postby excessional; Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:44 pm Re: Best priced vst synth you own?

Another vote for Synthmaster.
Although Z3ta+2 and Air Music's Hybrid 3 are also in the sub $50 bracket often and have their uses (I like Z3ta+2 for grungy/dirty basses and Hybrid has a very light clean sound ...)

If you want a cheap drum vst the best value purchase for me ever was probably $25 for BFD Eco...
Sonar Platinum, Ignite and Ableton Live 9 DAWS
AIR Hybrid 3, Synthmaster, Z3ta+2, Addictive Drums 2, True Piano Amber, Rapture, Dim Pro, BFD Eco, AAS Strum, Addictive Keys, Synth 1 VSTs
Nektar LX61, Korg MicroKey and Akai Pro LPD8 Pad
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