All time favorite

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Robert Randolph
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2163 posts since 25 May, 2003 from Saint Petersburg, Florida

Post Tue Jun 27, 2017 4:20 pm

For me it has to be Ace/Bazille.

I can do anything I want and much, much more. The GUI is so easy to navigate given the exceptional complexity as well.

A second place probably goes to Fabfilter Twin. Its not super amazing, but I am constantly grabbing it to implement ideas quickly. The usability and immediacy of use makes it valuable to me.
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EnGee
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5021 posts since 7 Oct, 2005

Re: All time favorite

Post Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:15 pm

chk071 wrote:
EnGee wrote: Personally, I think Diva has the nearest to the original. But to be honest, I listened to it for a short time in the shop (MS-20 Mini) and it is gorgeous ;) The Korg software isn't near to the real thing.
TBH, after listening to many sound demos, that was also my verdict. Not even close. The software sounds flat and dry like a fart, while the filter of the real thing is very creamy, and the oscillator quite fat. I'm not a fan of the KLC MS-20, and that's also why i bought and sold it 2 times now. Anyone who's after that kind of sound should really buy the hardware IMO.
In the case of MS-20, there are no many choices in the software! It would be great if Synapse Audio or u-he make an emulation for it like the Legend or RePro~1. But I don't know how tolerant is Korg about it. Anyway, I'm buying 'any' analogue emulation from those two companies blindly (well all I need is my ears anyway :hihi: )
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VELLISLAV
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186 posts since 11 May, 2016 from Bulgaria

Re: All time favorite

Post Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:46 pm

Filthy MS-20 bass,very inspirational :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A84DcUim2yw

ENVIRON
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11 posts since 5 Feb, 2017

Re: All time favorite

Post Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:56 am

wagtunes wrote: And the differences between synths is EXACTLY WHY I don't have a favorite. There is no synth yet made that does everything. Reaktor probably could but I don't have the patience to design my ultimate synth, nor the skill required.
Just out of curiosity, if you could design this ultimate synth, what would it be like?

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Ingonator
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12041 posts since 21 Mar, 2008 from Hannover, Germany

Re: All time favorite

Post Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:03 am

ENVIRON wrote:
wagtunes wrote: And the differences between synths is EXACTLY WHY I don't have a favorite. There is no synth yet made that does everything. Reaktor probably could but I don't have the patience to design my ultimate synth, nor the skill required.
Just out of curiosity, if you could design this ultimate synth, what would it be like?
Other question is why does your favorite synth have to be one that could do everything?

The fact that you have a favorite synth does not mean you are not allowed to also use other ones besides it.
The question was not which synth you choose if you could only use one while FWIW my Blofeld would still be a good option in that case.
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c_voltage
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1231 posts since 16 May, 2004 from Soviet Union

Re: All time favorite

Post Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:25 am

Waldorf PPG Wave 2.2V (from Edition 2)
An amazing thing with great sound abilities that does not consume cpu at all.

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wagtunes
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13935 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: All time favorite

Post Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:37 am

ENVIRON wrote:
wagtunes wrote: And the differences between synths is EXACTLY WHY I don't have a favorite. There is no synth yet made that does everything. Reaktor probably could but I don't have the patience to design my ultimate synth, nor the skill required.
Just out of curiosity, if you could design this ultimate synth, what would it be like?
My ultimate synth would be totally modular like Eurorack. Have virtually every module imaginable. Have every form of synthesis including VA, FM, Wavetable, Additive, Granular, Acoustic Modeling and whatever else I've missed above. It would not have a "static" color like traditional synths so if you wanted to, it could sound like Serum and then turn around and sound like Diva or any synth you can think of.

With that kind of synth, you COULD literally throw away everything else you owned because this synth would have the capability of sounding like any synth you've heard of any synth you've yet to hear, limited only by your imagination.

AnX
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3349 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Re: All time favorite

Post Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:41 am

So your ultimate synth would have no patch memory :lol:

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wagtunes
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13935 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: All time favorite

Post Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:57 am

AnX wrote:So your ultimate synth would have no patch memory :lol:
No, it would have that too.

ENVIRON
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11 posts since 5 Feb, 2017

Re: All time favorite

Post Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:36 am

Interesting. See, I prefer synths that focus on a few things and excel at them. They feel better-designed and more inspiring to me. So, for basically the opposite reason as you, I can't really pick a favorite either :P

Melkor
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943 posts since 25 Feb, 2008 from Sydney, Australia

Re: All time favorite

Post Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:05 am

I'm primarily a guitar player, so I tend to gravitate towards cheesy romplers.

Syxg50.
Allows me to play old midi files in reaper without too much fuss.

Sonic Charge Cyclone.
Tons of 80s/90s sounds in an instant.

Dexed
I think I now get FM ... Sort of :)

PPg wave sim by the VSTHost dev.
This thing is an animal... Once I learn how to jack the lfo into the wave selector thing. :) :)

Synth1.
If I really need to get freaky, I always turn to the Mr Wobble patches.

TX16WX
let's me actually use my motley collection of one shot drum kits and various other multi sample instruments that I've thrown together over the years.
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Aloysius
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22438 posts since 11 Aug, 2008 from a computer

Re: All time favorite

Post Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:20 am

6 = 1 ???????

No.

Six is not the same as ONE. It does not equal one. You are mistaken.
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pdxindy
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14158 posts since 3 Feb, 2005 from in the wilds

Re: All time favorite

Post Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:22 am

Robert Randolph wrote:For me it has to be Ace/Bazille.

I can do anything I want and much, much more. The GUI is so easy to navigate given the exceptional complexity as well.
Bazille with the gearporn skin - how often does one get such a powerful and diverse synth in a 1 page layout?? It's freakin awesome!

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martinjuenke
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2491 posts since 28 Dec, 2015 from Germany

Re: All time favorite

Post Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:14 pm

One Ping Only

Flowing atmospheric music
http://www.sonoryth.bandcamp.com/music

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thecontrolcentre
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23170 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Re: All time favorite

Post Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:26 pm

wagtunes wrote:
AnX wrote:So your ultimate synth would have no patch memory :lol:
No, it would have that too.
Did you check out VeeSeeVST? The vst version of VCV Rack. It comes with a ton of free modules.

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