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

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Examigan
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4283 posts since 15 Sep, 2005 from East Coast of the USA

Post Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:53 am

robotmonkey wrote:u-he ACE
:hihi:

ACE sounds great, but it is one of the highest in the CPU dept.

Examigan
KVRAF
4283 posts since 15 Sep, 2005 from East Coast of the USA

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

Post Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:55 am

robotmonkey wrote:Well it does make my CPU go pretty low when it comes to free resources :hihi:
:hihi:

chk071
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17016 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

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

Post Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:57 am

robotmonkey wrote:Well it does make my CPU go pretty low when it comes to free resources :hihi:
:D

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W23
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185 posts since 22 Sep, 2016

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

Post Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:59 am

Audio Damage's Basic and Phosphor are about as low as it gets in CPU usage, and they aren't bad either....especially Phosphor. Another one that is super reasonable is Loomer Aspect. It never runs above 10 percent even with a high voice count. Air Hybrid 3 is pretty solid, AND is on sale. U-he's Hive, and Zebra 2 are both pretty efficient for what they can do.

One cool thing I've discovered is DiscoDsp Bliss: it's a sampler that hosts and samples VST plugins, so if you like a certain VST synth patch that pushes your CPU, you can just make multisamples of the patch. It sounds great, and never runs above 3 percent on my laptop
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sinemotor
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124 posts since 24 Dec, 2015

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

Post Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:02 am

My short list :

U-he Hive
Korg Legacy Collection
Synplant
TAL Bassline 101 / Uno LX
Dexed

AndreasH
KVRist
78 posts since 28 Dec, 2006 from Germany

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

Post Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:27 am

Tested couple of synth on my Netbook (Celeron N2840)

- Sylenth1
- Dune 1
- Sytrus

To my surprise, Sylenth1 beats them all and Sytrus can be very low on CPU. Imho Dune 1 got the best price/quality of those.

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fluffy_little_something
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12001 posts since 5 Jun, 2012 from Portugal

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

Post Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:38 am

One more vote for Sylenth1 here, it's way ahead in terms of efficiency and I am grateful for that.

Tal's U-NO-LX is not nearly as efficient, at least on my AMD computer. With pads with longer release times the CPU load builds up considerably.

I assume no synth with 0df filters will make that list :)

Dasheesh
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2642 posts since 22 Nov, 2012

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

Post Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:46 am

LOL 50-60 % of the peaces listed on this thread are higher CPU. Your best bet is probably a rompler.

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waltercruz
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1594 posts since 4 Dec, 2011 from Brasília, Brazil

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

Post Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:52 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.
TAL is not THAT low on CPU. Not high too. Medium cpu usage :)

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

Post Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:53 am

Not always low cpu, but good: Synthmaster.
low cpu: AAS Ultra Analog.

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

Post Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:56 am

Sylenth1
Dune (original version)
HIVE
Helix is also not bad on the CPU, if I remember correctly.

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

Post Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:03 am

Rapid is surprisingly CPU friendly and sounds great.
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Zexila
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Re: What's your favorite low CPU Synths? (not free)

Post Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:53 am

ES2
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e@rs
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3602 posts since 15 Dec, 2011 from Bucharest, Romania

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

Post Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:58 am

Alpha 3.

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Apratim
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554 posts since 29 Dec, 2016 from India

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

Post Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:18 am

for me sytrus,mpowersynth,wusik station are the only piece of my soft synths those are light on my AMD cpu
P.S. i had massive and sold it because that shit only used a single core for processing thus my cpu meter sky rockets so dont buy that "massive" shit rather go for FM8 or serum if you want to use all of your cpu cores
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REAPER,DS thorn, IL sytrus,Mpowersynth,Tal sampler,AAS string studio,MTotalfx bundle

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