Favorite Synth to Program

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djmino02
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652 posts since 24 Nov, 2011

Post Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:35 pm

I'm curious what some faves are to program?

I just recently started playing around with Massive after watching a few tutorials online.

If you have a favorite and there's a tutorial that you saw online that helped you understand the nuts and bolts of how to program feel free to share.

Thanks!

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zerocrossing
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9293 posts since 26 Jun, 2006 from San Francisco Bay Area

Re: Favorite Synth to Program

Post Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:44 pm

This might sound crazy, but time and time again I always end up in Omnisphere 2. It's not the best at everything it does, but the combination of features, overall quality and ease of use make it a dream to work with.
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Re: Favorite Synth to Program

Post Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:50 pm

zerocrossing wrote:This might sound crazy, but time and time again I always end up in Omnisphere 2. It's not the best at everything it does, but the combination of features, overall quality and ease of use make it a dream to work with.
I think Omni 2 is a joy to work with overall despite a few fiddly bits.

I think Serum is great to work with and so is Thorn, Repro, Icarus, Nemesis.
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wagtunes
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13257 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: Favorite Synth to Program

Post Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:01 pm

For the longest time I really couldn't answer this question, but now that it looks like development is starting to pick up, it's hands down Softube Modular. I'm coming close to 1,000 patches programmed on this thing and am not even close to running out of ideas.

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Niowiad
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196 posts since 25 Jan, 2017

Re: Favorite Synth to Program

Post Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:31 pm

Not my "main synth" so to speak. But everytime I try to come up with something in Curve2 (Cableguys) I have a great time :party:

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sqigls
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3043 posts since 25 Dec, 2004 from Melbourne, Australia

Re: Favorite Synth to Program

Post Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:35 pm

Thorn
by far

Spencer Maddox
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220 posts since 19 Oct, 2017

Re: Favorite Synth to Program

Post Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:46 pm

Serum. Ive always been in love with the Wavetable creator and the very user friendly and Visual interface

Falcon also is one of my favorites. I use that one a TON. Especially with sound design.

And I know it's brand new so its a bit early but tonight and thorough the beta phase over the past 20 days I am having an absolute ball with ANA 2.

Just three for me personally that are worth noting. I can't really pick one of the three that I like more actually. I use all of em :hihi:
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Richard deHove
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329 posts since 23 Mar, 2016

Re: Favorite Synth to Program

Post Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:50 pm

SPC ArcSyn because the patches I make in that are always weird effects rather than standard sounds.

EnGee
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4765 posts since 7 Oct, 2005 from New Zealand

Re: Favorite Synth to Program

Post Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:11 pm

djmino02 wrote:
I just recently started playing around with Massive after watching a few tutorials online.
This what came to my mind when I read the title! Massive! It still has the most inviting environment to play around. The modulators, colours, routing ..etc. All that make it a very pleasant feeling :)

Razor comes second as it is has this wonderful visual feedback, but also the great and unique effects :tu:
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braj
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9090 posts since 5 Feb, 2004

Re: Favorite Synth to Program

Post Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:41 pm

Right now it is Repro-1 for me. It just feels so right. You can almost smell the circuits warming up. I am also liking Synthmaster One, it has a lot of capacity with all the waveforms and filter types and I enjoy the effects, it is just easy to get where I'm going with it.
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ZaBong69
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122 posts since 5 Oct, 2015

Re: Favorite Synth to Program

Post Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:21 am

sqigls wrote:Thorn
by far
+1

I do love several synths for different reasons, but Thorn's GUI is a marvel of efficiency. Just enough "more" without being "too much".

Second place would be Avenger. When I need "much more" or even "too much", there it is.

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Scrubbing Monkeys
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565 posts since 21 Apr, 2017 from Bahia, Brazil

Re: Favorite Synth to Program

Post Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:17 am

The Waldorf PPG V2 is always so much fun for me. Never gets old.

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42 posts since 31 Oct, 2017

Re: Favorite Synth to Program

Post Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:19 am

Omnisphere 2 and Zebra 2.

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nilhartman
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402 posts since 15 Feb, 2012 from France

Re: Favorite Synth to Program

Post Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:23 am

Bazille and Diva. Fun, intuitive to operate, so inspiring and fantastic souding.

egbert101
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Re: Favorite Synth to Program

Post Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:25 am

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