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Bansaw
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Postby Bansaw; Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:02 am Any free/low cost VSTs that do good sound FX, like "laser" shots ?

I've got Avenger and thats good for some sound FX, but is there some freeware / cheap synth vst that does good laser shots etc?
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Postby DJ Warmonger; Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:45 pm Re: Any free/low cost VSTs that do good sound FX, like "laser" shots ?

Any that has resonanace :shrug: It's more of a sound design question I guess?
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Postby Mundano; Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:33 pm Re: Any free/low cost VSTs that do good sound FX, like "laser" shots ?

(little) spiral generator
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Postby chk071; Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:37 pm Re: Any free/low cost VSTs that do good sound FX, like "laser" shots ?

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AsPeeXXXVIII
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Postby AsPeeXXXVIII; Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:02 am Re: Any free/low cost VSTs that do good sound FX, like "laser" shots ?

I'd say either the Lokomotiv or Lucid, both free VST synths. I haven't fiddled much with either, though.
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Postby PurpleSunray; Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:16 am Re: Any free/low cost VSTs that do good sound FX, like "laser" shots ?

Pretty much every synth can do laser shots, all you need is an envelope generator.
Use the envelope to pull pitch of osc from high to low. Will give you 'pew pew' sound.
If you want to make it even more laser, add a filter with resonance and modulate it in reverese to the pitch.
i.e. if pitch goes down, HP filter goes up. Gives a strong hit at start (HP filter cut is low, pitch is high => filter has no effect) and then fade out (pitch goes low, HP filter cutoff goes high => filter reduces signal).
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Postby Mister Natural; Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:49 pm Re: Any free/low cost VSTs that do good sound FX, like "laser" shots ?

sorry but "good" and "lazer shots" are mutually exclusive - an oxymoron
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Postby PurpleSunray; Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:19 am Re: Any free/low cost VSTs that do good sound FX, like "laser" shots ?

Mister Natural wrote:sorry but "good" and "lazer shots" are mutually exclusive - an oxymoron

lol what kind of comment is this?
Watch Starwars or any other multi-mio-$$$ sci-fy blockbuster. You tell me that their space fights (including lasers) do not sound good?
I disagree, the cheap saw-with-pitch-envelope used on the homebrew dubstep track does not sound good, right... but the main weapon sound of an asgard mothership, carefully designed by a professional with big budget.. sounds awesome.

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