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 Absynth by Native Instruments is a Virtual Instrument Audio Plugin for Windows and Mac OS X. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin, an RTAS Plugin and an AAX Plugin.
Product Absynth
Developer Native Instruments
Price (MSRP) $199 / €179
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 5.3.1  Downloads Released
 5.3.1  Downloads Released
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Absynth is a synthesizer with unique sonic potential. Its specialty is a limitless spectrum of unusual, evolving sounds created using the powerful, hybrid synthesis architecture and sophisticated modulation and effect system - resulting in sounds far removed from the everyday. What's more Absynth is not just a synthesizer, but a powerful effect plug-in for treating audio tracks using the unique Absynth effects bank.

Top Features:

  • Forward-looking semi-modular synthesizer with unique sonic characteristics.
  • Innovative and unique sound generation from multiple synthesis and sampling methods.
  • Powerful filters and effects section with new tools such as special Aetherizer, Cloud Filter and Supercomb.
  • Sound Mutator for creating fresh sounds through the mutation of the qualities of several Absynth sounds.
  • KoreSound Browser for intuitive finding and organizing of the 1,800 sounds and effects settings.
  • Fully compatible with Kore (sounds for the browser preconfigured as KoreSounds for seamless integration with Kore 2.
  • Flexible 68-stage envelopes with presets, envelope-step mode and Tempo sync.
  • Sophisticated surround sound panning to animate three-dimensional sounds or even individual sound components.
  • Live-input for each channel and new audio modulator section for using Absynth as a fully functional effects unit.
  • Pro Sound individually assigned macro controls for quick changing of several sound settings with a single knob.
Discussion: Active


3 May 2012 at 8:24amtadiasmi

4 numbers after the point in absynth.(osc)

That is why more imaginable.

26 October 2013 at 1:20amHcDoom

rosko12 didn't completely understand the Absynth, so he wrote a lot of non sense.

26 October 2013 at 6:04amariston


26 October 2013 at 7:58amsnigelx

Re: 25th October 2013 review.

I nearly stopped reading at, "arbitrary set of parameters"...And I suggest any potential buyer/demo-er synthesist possessing the slightest amount of patience to -learn- a software do the same. Absynth's interface is the only issue I've personally ever had with the synth, however be aware that with a proper understanding of this instrument there are sounds and performance features to be had that young lad Massive can presently only dream to achieve.

I say these things being a owner of the nice Massive synthesizer myself. One must have a massive amount of respect for the Deep programming potential and complex modular synthesis that Absynth can provide the right user. I would even go so far as to say that Absynth is more than likely one of the most complex software synthesizers ever developed and requires a good measure of patience/study (versus a need for instant gratification) in order to understand that statement.

26 October 2013 at 4:53pmjobi7

Well stated.

28 October 2013 at 5:25pmArrested Developer

I don't think it's reasonable to write such a review.

If you would write, "I didn't feel comfortable with the UI of Absynth so i had no motivation to explore it", that would be okay.

But don't adjudicate something you obviousley don't understand...

28 October 2013 at 10:43pmSampleconstruct

Mess around with this and mess around with that, what a silly "review".

29 October 2013 at 12:29amKingofBeers

What nonsense this review is, Absynth is a very deep and capable piece of software indeed.

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