What's your favorite low CPU Synths? (not free)

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twal
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129 posts since 10 Feb, 2017

Post Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:02 am

Seems like every thread has been using this con to make points. So, generally speaking which low cpu synths are worth noting by you?

chk071
KVRAF
17031 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: What's your favorite low CPU Synths? (not free)

Post Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:04 am

Sylenth1. Just great CPU <-> sound quality ratio.

robotmonkey
KVRAF
1993 posts since 20 Jun, 2012

Re: What's your favorite low CPU Synths? (not free)

Post Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:07 am

u-he ACE
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chk071
KVRAF
17031 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: What's your favorite low CPU Synths? (not free)

Post Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:09 am

robotmonkey wrote:u-he ACE
:o

May not be the biggest CPU slayer of them all anymore, but, not exactly what i'd call "low on CPU".

robotmonkey
KVRAF
1993 posts since 20 Jun, 2012

Re: What's your favorite low CPU Synths? (not free)

Post Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:26 am

Well it does make my CPU go pretty low when it comes to free resources :hihi:
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Cinebient
KVRAF
3616 posts since 16 Nov, 2014

Re: What's your favorite low CPU Synths? (not free)

Post Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:30 am

Sunrizer (but not happy with the developer about support)
Dune 2 (can get also high on cpu if you go wild)
Otherwise everything within Logic Pro

mcbpete
KVRian
1222 posts since 24 Jun, 2006 from London, England

Re: What's your favorite low CPU Synths? (not free)

Post Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:38 am

Love TAL's stuff particulaly TAL-U-NO-LX ( https://tal-software.com/products/tal-u-no-lx ) and they don't ever seem to push my CPU.
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masterhiggins
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1824 posts since 31 Dec, 2004 from People's Republic of Minnesota

Re: What's your favorite low CPU Synths? (not free)

Post Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:39 am

+1 on Logic Pro's synths. I still use the shit out of ES2 and sculpture.

Third party for me would be Ultra Analog and Filterscape VA

xalama qo
KVRian
1113 posts since 7 Jun, 2007

Re: What's your favorite low CPU Synths? (not free)

Post Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:39 am

Sylenth1 rules, and Loomer Aspect is full of character.

Saukar30
KVRian
1017 posts since 2 Mar, 2005

Re: What's your favorite low CPU Synths? (not free)

Post Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:48 am

FM8, Rapture & Hydra

Cinebient
KVRAF
3616 posts since 16 Nov, 2014

Re: What's your favorite low CPU Synths? (not free)

Post Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:50 am

masterhiggins wrote:+1 on Logic Pro's synths. I still use the shit out of ES2 and sculpture.

Third party for me would be Ultra Analog and Filterscape VA
Indeed. Just yesterday i layered a "press one key" 30 arp, 40 synth, 50 FX multi patch and it is still below 30% cpu usage (al cores). Not sure if i could create such a "massive and complex" patch with less cpu with another tool.

Slaapstadseun
KVRist
144 posts since 9 Jan, 2011

Re: What's your favorite low CPU Synths? (not free)

Post Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:11 am

+1 for Sylenth.

TheCatBurglar
KVRist
100 posts since 8 Mar, 2017 from Kathmandu

Re: What's your favorite low CPU Synths? (not free)

Post Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:16 am

mcbpete wrote:Love TAL's stuff particulaly TAL-U-NO-LX ( https://tal-software.com/products/tal-u-no-lx ) and they don't ever seem to push my CPU.
+1 :)
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izonin
KVRian
1140 posts since 27 Oct, 2009

Re: What's your favorite low CPU Synths? (not free)

Post Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:18 am

Dune (original, not 2) has a good quality/CPU ratio. It's a payware synth but also has a free version (minus the effects section).

Korg M1 is another favorite low CPU synth/rompler.
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nicksohn
KVRist
463 posts since 6 Dec, 2014

Re: What's your favorite low CPU Synths? (not free)

Post Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:19 am

synthmaster, sylenth1.
Gforce synths (espcially imposcar) have very nice sound/cpu-hit ratio.

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