What is it about Sylenth1 ?

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Chris-S
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2619 posts since 10 Nov, 2013 from Germany

Post Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:06 am

You mean this thread I guess.
viewtopic.php?f=257&t=510168
So I tried to emulate it in Sylenth1, and it seems possible
At the end the minimoog is just a simple 3 osc subtractive synth. Of course it's possible to recreate many patches on other synths.

fluffy_little_something
KVRAF
12923 posts since 5 Jun, 2012

Re: What is it about Sylenth1 ?

Post Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:46 am

Yes, that thread :)

Sure, the Minimoog is not the most complex synth, but still, some people on KVR keep saying that only Monark and maybe Legend can make certain Minimoog patches due to its particular envelope and resonance behavior.

mitchiemasha
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167 posts since 15 Aug, 2011 from teesside

Re: What is it about Sylenth1 ?

Post Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:54 am

For many things it's the envelope style and resonance behavior.
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Julien Unison
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Re: What is it about Sylenth1 ?

Post Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:28 am

:dog:

The sound you copied isn't specially a typical moogy sound.

This one for example is really more typical.

https://soundcloud.com/vintage-synth-pa ... the-legend
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Dasheesh
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3011 posts since 22 Nov, 2012

Re: What is it about Sylenth1 ?

Post Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:31 am

like any nice instrument, it’s well built. you won’t do anything new with any classic. it’s a quality instrument. if it sounds good, works well, and you can play it, what’s the problem? you should be buying things because you have an appreciation for them, at least we used to.

plus all the young people who grew up checking out edm on youtube were told it would make them popular.

fluffy_little_something
KVRAF
12923 posts since 5 Jun, 2012

Re: What is it about Sylenth1 ?

Post Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:40 am

Julien Unison wrote::dog:

The sound you copied isn't specially a typical moogy sound.

This one for example is really more typical.

https://soundcloud.com/vintage-synth-pa ... the-legend
That's probably much easier to recreate...
What are the key parameters and modulations for that sound?

fluffy_little_something
KVRAF
12923 posts since 5 Jun, 2012

Re: What is it about Sylenth1 ?

Post Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:50 am

It is surprisingly versatile.
Rhodes for the poor :D

https://app.box.com/s/bmbuga7kte4nd8b9pv9f218wp0tiu0km

Unfortunately, the nice bright bell attack is missing below and above certain notes, i.e. there is only a two-octave sweet spot 8) I wonder why that is...

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Synthman2000
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566 posts since 27 Apr, 2016

Re: What is it about Sylenth1 ?

Post Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:48 am

In simplest of terms..sound quality, and the way it sits in a mix. It is still a powerhouse that covers huge ranges of VA sounds. Personally the sound quality is as good as anything that has come out the last few years and in fact often better, synthesis is never blurry sounding with Sylenth1.

Very happy user here, it never gets old.

It is a rare synth that endures like Sylenth1. It hangs with NI MASSIVE and the Virus.

fluffy_little_something
KVRAF
12923 posts since 5 Jun, 2012

Re: What is it about Sylenth1 ?

Post Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:54 am

Programmed a new, more digital synth bass today, S1 really is surprisingly versatile :)

https://app.box.com/s/e1tkk8vn4l8wdfj5i54ioev0zgndv7un

chk071
KVRAF
18531 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: What is it about Sylenth1 ?

Post Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:01 am

Sounds really good. :tu:

fluffy_little_something
KVRAF
12923 posts since 5 Jun, 2012

Re: What is it about Sylenth1 ?

Post Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:12 am

Accidentally stumbled upon a trick to make it sound that way :hihi:

fluffy_little_something
KVRAF
12923 posts since 5 Jun, 2012

Re: What is it about Sylenth1 ?

Post Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:34 pm

There is a Diva brass pad I like, HS Big Old Prolly.
Funny how close one can get with S1 while the CPU load is just about 1/6th:

https://app.box.com/s/563n23l9v9fo1n8gqevs1ybqqzklkw0v

But I had to pick S1's 24db filter because its 12db filter sounds much brighter and "fluffier" (the perfect German adjective would be pelziger) than Diva's 12db filter. I guess that is one of the reasons why S1's sound often considered less analog, it sounds too bright and fluffy.
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V0RT3X
KVRAF
7405 posts since 4 Jul, 2012 from Canada

Re: What is it about Sylenth1 ?

Post Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:29 pm

The aliasing makes it sound good

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Urs
u-he
23231 posts since 8 Aug, 2002 from Berlin

Re: What is it about Sylenth1 ?

Post Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:51 am

low_low wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:13 pm
Sylenth1 is mentioned everywhere
Has anyone posted search results in the Instrument forum?
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Quite a few hits indeed... but maybe half as much as what other popular synths get (can't really compare to Massive though as it's also a common adjective)
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chk071
KVRAF
18531 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: What is it about Sylenth1 ?

Post Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:54 am

Another reason not to trust KVR as a popular meter.

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