Lush-101

VST, AU, AAX, etc. plug-in Virtual Instruments discussion
User avatar
W23
KVRist
202 posts since 22 Sep, 2016

Post Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:16 pm

I have to admit Lush is a pretty solid synth. Very reasonable CPU (if you keep the layers and polyphony down). For the 50 dollar price it's worth it. I've seen it go on sale 4 times since last summer, so don't sweat missing the sale deadline. I'll tell you what is (in my opinion) a better synth in the same vein is Strobe 2. It doesn't use layers, and it definitely costs more (doesn't go on sale much either) but, I have the same "damn that sounds good" reaction that I get from say...Diva, or the PolyKBIII. But really, the Lush is a good synth.

recursive one
KVRAF
3766 posts since 7 Feb, 2013

Re: Lush-101

Post Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:43 am

How long the discount may last?
I hate incomplete sentences because they ...

ramseysounds
KVRist
162 posts since 9 Jul, 2014 from London

Re: Lush-101

Post Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:06 am

Jumped on this at the $49 sale price. Downloaded and authorized in minutes. Instant gratification. CPU hungry though...
Music rules - there are none

User avatar
W23
KVRist
202 posts since 22 Sep, 2016

Re: Lush-101

Post Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:41 am

ramseysounds wrote:Jumped on this at the $49 sale price. Downloaded and authorized in minutes. Instant gratification. CPU hungry though...
You need to go into the settings and select the Multicore CPU support option. It'll work MUCH better

pottering
KVRian
650 posts since 14 Dec, 2014

Re: Lush-101

Post Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:42 pm

W23 wrote:I have to admit Lush is a pretty solid synth. Very reasonable CPU (if you keep the layers and polyphony down). For the 50 dollar price it's worth it. I've seen it go on 4 times since last summer, so don't sweat missing the deadline. I'll tell you what is (in my opinion) a better synth in the same vein is Strobe 2. It doesn't use layers, and it definitely costs more (doesn't go on much either) but, I have the same "damn that sounds good" reaction that I get from say...Diva, or the PolyKBIII. But really, the Lush is a good synth.
C'mon, Strobe 2 costs $179, more than TRIPLE the current $49 for Lush.

You could have bought FAW Circle2 for $20 plus D16 Lush-101 $49 and have ONE HUNDRED AND TEN dollars left this month for other stuff (like Xpand+AIR upgrade, or 2 Vahalla reverbs, or ALL Klanghelm plugins, or...).

User avatar
Aleatoriac
KVRAF
1675 posts since 31 Dec, 2004 from betwixt

Re: Lush-101

Post Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:08 pm

Sounds like awesome.
If I didn't already have everything it does covered, I'd be all over it. Especially at that price. That's a damn good price for that much sonic power.

recursive one
KVRAF
3766 posts since 7 Feb, 2013

Re: Lush-101

Post Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:35 pm

recursive one wrote:How long the discount may last?
Well, glad that I didn't miss it
I hate incomplete sentences because they ...

User avatar
thecontrolcentre
KVRAF
23206 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Re: Lush-101

Post Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:52 pm

W23 wrote:
ramseysounds wrote:Jumped on this at the $49 sale price. Downloaded and authorized in minutes. Instant gratification. CPU hungry though...
You need to go into the settings and select the Multicore CPU support option. It'll work MUCH better
Good to know. I wasn't aware of the multicore thing. Cheers.

User avatar
W23
KVRist
202 posts since 22 Sep, 2016

Re: Lush-101

Post Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:13 pm

pottering wrote:
W23 wrote:I have to admit Lush is a pretty solid synth. Very reasonable CPU (if you keep the layers and polyphony down). For the 50 dollar price it's worth it. I've seen it go on 4 times since last summer, so don't sweat missing the deadline. I'll tell you what is (in my opinion) a better synth in the same vein is Strobe 2. It doesn't use layers, and it definitely costs more (doesn't go on much either) but, I have the same "damn that sounds good" reaction that I get from say...Diva, or the PolyKBIII. But really, the Lush is a good synth.
C'mon, Strobe 2 costs $179, more than TRIPLE the current $49 for Lush.

You could have bought FAW Circle2 for $20 plus D16 Lush-101 $49 and have ONE HUNDRED AND TEN dollars left this month for other stuff (like Xpand+AIR upgrade, or 2 Vahalla reverbs, or ALL Klanghelm plugins, or...).
I actually got Strobe 2 discounted from Fxpansion, having owned Geist 2 and Tremor. It was 125 bucks that way. And yes, even $125 IS expensive. You have to check out the demo and decide for yourself if it's worth it. You can wind up getting a few bucks knocked off going thru somewhere like plugin boutique and cashing in reward bucks too, if you don't own any Fxpansion. I already have Lush (50 bucks last summer). I also have Circle (20 bucks last week). I still think Strobe 2 sounds better....like A LOT better. Lol! I should've noted I got a discount. Again, it's just my personal opinion. I fooled around with the Strobe demo for a good long while side by side with Lush on another track, and yes...there really is a difference. The sound, the interface, the modulations, the effects...all better. Totally subjective, of course. I too was real skeptical, until I heard someone else rave about it, and checked out the demo for myself.

User avatar
Vortifex
KVRian
1024 posts since 1 Sep, 2016

Re: Lush-101

Post Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:48 am

70% off at Pluginboutique until April 1st.

Mushy Mushy
KVRAF
10224 posts since 7 Sep, 2008

Re: Lush-101

Post Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:46 am

This thing has immediately gone straight to the very top of my most frustrating purchases ever.

It sounds superb but the modulation limitations are ridiculous. Can I not assign the vowel position to an LFO or an envelope? I can't even assign it to velocity!

Surely a synth with "virtually limitless sound design possibilities" cannot be this limited. If it was hardware I would have thrown the f**cking thing out the window by now.

1 insert effect. 1. One. Uno. Ein!

"The only synthesizer you need" :lol: GTFO!



*ok, rant over. Please tell me I'm wrong.
"I was wondering if you'd like to try Magic Mushrooms"
"Oooh I dont know. Sounds a bit scary"
"It's not scary. You just lose a sense of who you are and all that sh!t"

chk071
KVRAF
17669 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: Lush-101

Post Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:02 am

Dunno. All i can say is that LuSH-101 never blew me out of the water either (especially takes way too much CPU for what it offers, in terms of sound quality). Ended up selling it (got it for free, so, non-issue). The vowel filter is absolutely great though, and the best thing i ever heard in that regard. So, might even be an idea to just keep it for that.

User avatar
DJ Warmonger
KVRAF
2891 posts since 7 Jun, 2012 from Warsaw

Re: Lush-101

Post Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:58 am

Well, LuSH-101 was supposed to be an emulation of SH-101, which is very simple hardware monosynth. It's not sound designer's dream for sure :shrug:

Image

I wanted it to create oldschool analog sounds and it makes them. Can't complain.

Also received LuSH-101 for free, though :hihi:
http://djwarmonger.wordpress.com/
Tricky-Loops wrote: (...)someone like Armin van Buuren who claims to make a track in half an hour and all his songs sound somewhat boring(...)

Mushy Mushy
KVRAF
10224 posts since 7 Sep, 2008

Re: Lush-101

Post Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:01 am

DJ Warmonger wrote:Well, LuSH-101 was supposed to be an emulation of SH-101, which is very simple hardware monosynth. It's not sound designer's dream for sure :shrug:

I wanted it to create oldschool analog sounds and it makes them. Can't complain.

Also received LuSH-101 for free, though :hihi:
I know what the 101 is, I have two of them.

The D16 website bills this as the only synth you'll ever need, not a basic mono synth. TAL101 is the same but I'm not complaining about that because they haven't made absurd claims.
"I was wondering if you'd like to try Magic Mushrooms"
"Oooh I dont know. Sounds a bit scary"
"It's not scary. You just lose a sense of who you are and all that sh!t"

chk071
KVRAF
17669 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: Lush-101

Post Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:37 am

LuSH-101 has a lot more features than TAL-101 though. The TAL one is rather a strict emulation, while LuSH-101 offers many things which go beyond that.

Return to “Instruments”