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well for a free plug you cant go wrong with this one..
this thing sounds nice and organic, it fits electronic music in the trance/psytrance/techno very very nice.
the oscillators are sharp and clean with a fat and playful character. although there is a small aliasing in the very high registers but nothing that will hold you back.
it fits easy in the mix and this is very important.
envelopes could be a tad better for fast attack short release trance basslines, dont get me wrong they are tight but could be a bit tighter/faster specially when used in 16th sequences with fast attack short decay/release.
well it has some weird modulation slots specially in the lfo domain.. its not the usual stuff but very creative.
could do with some more straightforward approach but it works nonetheless.
i could do with more filter options but the ones provided work very good, sound nice and there isnt any noticeable stepping for that smooth filtering action.
resonance could be better for some self oscillating pads and atmos.
its nice and easy on the eyes but the unconventional approach could scare some since it doesn't have the usual analog style.
personally i like it since it makes me to get out of my comfort zone and produce some excellent sounds.
i wish this thing was polyphonic.. i can imagine that those nice and fat oscillators would produce some great and super fat polyphonic sounds.
its fairly light on the CPU overall but i have seen some odd performance in studio one v2 (but this maybe is a host issue cos it works very smooth in flstudio 10)
all in all this is excellent i dont give it a 10 just cos i feel this thing needs a polyphonic version.. and i would pay for it.
its a lead workhorse for me.. for the standart lead sounds but mainly for the organic psychedelic sounds and fx.
I must add that the CPU usage can actually be pretty brutal (depending on the machine of course). We just did Kairatune in the KVR One Synth Challenge and many of us were having problems. I could get about four instances on my old P4 before it was time to render to save CPU. Folks with beefy i7 machines were having fewer problems. It was an enjoyable synth to work with in the end, oh and did anyone mention... its Freee!
I really love this synth. I had it in my inventory since it's first version, but only recently really discovered it (blame goes to a buggy synth with a similar name), Now I'm using it all the time. It's a great synth to play around with and not lose any creative flow you're in. It can make unique and great sounds with only a handful of parameters. Quality wise it looks, sounds and feels like it's a lite version of a big commercial synth. It's amazing for leads.