I really have many VST-synths (from Hive2, Diva, Zebra to all of Native Instruments, VPS-Avenger, Serum, Synthmaster...). All of them have there strength and weaknesses. I have tried to use them, but it was always too hard to find into the synths.
Not so into Sylenth1! This is really an amazing synth which is able to produce so many different colors of sound in an easy way! After checking out the factory and many free presets I was suddenly able to produce e-pianos, guitars, brasses, strings, organs which are sounding convincing and unique.
The interface is clean and easy to understand. The sound is brilliant, full of pressure and gives a real analog feeling. And the fun factor is high.
Sure, there are some things which should be offered: maybe some more possible destinations for modulation. Maybe some better reverb. Maybe some more slots for modulating positions. Maybe some more waveforms for the oscillators. But it won't hurt that much when you have found your way how to use the existing settings. You will be able to get most times better results than with many other synths.
In my studio setup Sylenth1 has a fixed place. I only can recommand it.
bought it 2 years ago. the sound has completely knocked me out every day to this day. the graphical user interface and the various skins are also delightful and make working with them a lot fun. it's one of the best.Read Review
Still surprisingly good, still irreplaceable.
Every time i decide it's obsolete and had to retire it, i create something new and original, other synth do not inspire me to do.
Legends live forever...Read Review
Great sound. Although its beena while since its updated, the sounds are still very useable in today's context:).Read Review
I keep seeing reviews about this synth being outdated compared to newer synths. So far, imo the presets o here are better than most vst's i have used.Read Review
best and most easy to use VST synthesiser, with this many/wide sound options. i make Basedrums, Hoover, ARP's Atmospheres/pads for 10 years now with sylenth, no sound was to hard for sylenth, always working even with a pentium 3 processor with 512 MB RAM.Read Review
It doesn't get any easier than this... If you don't have Sylenth1 in your collection, you're not a producer. Coming from hardware, Lennar Digital was the first to make me realise what we could do inside a PC. Even back then when cores were low, this thing would make our speakers sing. I never liked it's look but it's look is perfect, everything's where it needs to be. If you don't understand synthesis, a few hours with Syleth1 and all will be revealed.Read Review
I have bought the previous version of Sylenth1 years ago here at the KVR Marketplace - it was a great second-hand buy. Sylenth1 is a unique and fantastic synth, with many inspiring sounds. I'm sure Lennardigital was among the first developers who realized how important is the quality of the factory presets. And if you want more presets there are plenty of free and commercial on the net. About the GUI: even the previous version was OK, but this new version (v2) with the scalable GUI is awesome (+ new skins are planed and coming soon). You don't need a multicore CPU to run this, Sylenth1 uses VERY LITTLE CPU.
V2 uses a new authorization, so it's not simple serial anymore - but it's ok for me. It's interesting, that other developers create "similar" synths, like U-he Hive, or Synthmaster One, but Sylenth1 one remains an alltime classic. I just call these kind of synths v2 synths, that become even better with the new version, so I only can compare Sylenth1 to synths like ImpOSCar 2, FM8, Z3ta+ 2, Blue II, Predator2 ...
And what about a future v3 - who knows?Read Review