nusound mind wrote:I don't find the cpu hit bad at all if you adjust things. Anti-aliasing really helps, or turn down sound quality to 192, oversampling, polyphony, etc. Not as high quality obvs., but still sounds decent enough imo even then.
Honestly I think the 3 new gui's are fine, esp. compared to that original one. That first one looks brutal. jmo
Put preset 048 "Solo Brass" on at 192 khz. Play some high notes. Not even that high. Wince at the aliasing. Turn "anti-alasing on." Say, "WTF?" Turn anti-aliasing off. Boost quality up to 768. Note it's better, but still noticably aliasing. Load up XILS 4. Never use Poly-Ana again.
I don't know the policy on linking to other forums (GS) but i found a thread in my software synth researches, and I assume this is you, same avatar pic, same name, and you say quote;"Here's one that rarely seems to get mentioned, but is really good IMO.
and one that used to get a lot of chatter, but hasn't been updated in a while. Still good though (and he's mentioned a possible v2)
Those are two of my go-to VAs."
Granted it's a thread from 2012. Just thought i'd point out that at one time you did recommend this synth (aliasing aside). This from a thread titled "Top Software Synths".
Btw on further use with this my initial impression still holds. It can be unruly on cpu though if you tweak settings the wrong way, that's true enough.
I really need to chill now on on buying up software synths left & right, but i digress. Lot of good sounding synths out there though so what am i supposed to do, not buy them? Stop putting them on sale and maybe i'd consider it.