I forgot to mention Xils Lab Syn'X 2 which is one of my all time favorite analog polysynth softsynths and one of the plugin i own for the longest time now.Ingonator wrote:While i own tons of softsynths and also some hardware synths currently my Top 5 "go-to" synths are those:
- Tone2 Icarus
- VPS Avenger
- Roland Cloud Jupiter-8
- Roland Cloud SRX Keyboards (includes all features and samples of the JV-1080 plugin)
- U-He Repro-5 (the installer and license also includes the Repro-1 plugin)
Wavetables created with Icarus could be imported into Avenger.
The combination of Icarus and Avenger is really powerful in terms of synthesis options and doing sound design.
Bought it when it it was originally released as "Synthix" back in 2011 so i own it since more than 7 years now. Since the first version it was improved quite a lot both sound and feature wise. Features go far beyond what was püpossible with a real Synthex on which this is based on while the plugin "MiniSyn'X" seems to just use the original feature set.
While i really love the sound of both the Jupiter-8 and Repro-5 plugins i mentioned earlier here if i had to choose a single analog polysynth emulation at the moment i am quite sure it would be Syn'X 2. IMO the combination of the sound and features of that plugin is amazing. FWIW with some tewaking i could also come quite close to some of my favorite Jupiter-8 patches with it.
With Syn'X 2 you have an option to program up to 8 voices individually comparable to what is possible with the "Differential Unison Engine" in Synapse Audio DUNE and DUNE 2.
I admit that due to being distracted by many other synths that i like too so far i had just scratched the surface of what is possible with Syn'X 2 and same is also true about the amazing Xils Lab PolyKB III.
A lot of the features in Syn'X 2 also seem to be included in Xils Lab Oxium (besides others not included in Syn'X 2) which is a great synth on it's own.