Softube's Parallels synth is out ($129)

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antic604
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2037 posts since 4 Jan, 2017 from Warsaw, Poland

Post Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:47 am

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In Stockholm, Sweden, there’s a synth emporium like no other – a store with such vibrancy, such range, such color, that you’d need a dozen eyes and ears to take it all in. And the guy who runs it is no ordinary guy. He’s special, in all the best ways. His imagination fizzes and crackles with delight at the sounds of a million billion sparkling circuit boards.

Out of this hot-bed, this toy-box, this fantasy-factory, Parallels was born; an instrument with not one but two sound sources, each running painstakingly recorded and exquisitely calibrated multi-waveforms from every dream-machine must-have synth you could ever want, and sculpting the resulting sounds with the highest-quality Softube filters, modulators, and effects. If you’re looking for inspiration and sheer sound-quality in your music, this is your golden ticket.


https://youtu.be/EirXJqDP9HE?list=PLWpa ... XyUp-1GzaO

https://www.softube.com/index.php?id=parallels
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Teksonik
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Re: Softube's Parallels synth is out ($129)

Post Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:17 am

Looks interesting but.....
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No. On to the next........ :wheee:
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Re: Softube's Parallels synth is out ($129)

Post Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:21 am

BTW, I don't know if they can use the brand "Parallels", just my 2 cents.
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antic604
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Re: Softube's Parallels synth is out ($129)

Post Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:26 am

Teksonik wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:17 am
Looks interesting but.....

Gobbler.png

No. On to the next........ :wheee:
Yeah, one of the few reasons I never bought anything from them :( :cry:
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newluc
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89 posts since 13 May, 2004 from Italy

Re: Softube's Parallels synth is out ($129)

Post Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:58 am

Alternatively is possible to download single installers

sacer
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499 posts since 8 Jan, 2012 from frankfurt, Germany

Re: Softube's Parallels synth is out ($129)

Post Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:13 am

if it has the sound quality of their modular system than it would be intresting.
The pictures looks like they have finaly a real preset browser

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Aloysius
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Re: Softube's Parallels synth is out ($129)

Post Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:39 am

sounds terrific
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1441 posts since 2 Oct, 2004

Re: Softube's Parallels synth is out ($129)

Post Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:09 am

Another sample based synth.



Apparently 15 second samples recorded complete with filter movements and pitch bends.
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masterhiggins
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1976 posts since 31 Dec, 2004 from People's Republic of Minnesota

Re: Softube's Parallels synth is out ($129)

Post Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:20 am

The guy in the video demos (on their website) is clearly creaming himself with joy. Not exactly sure why.

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sqigls
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3593 posts since 25 Dec, 2004 from Melbourne, Australia

Re: Softube's Parallels synth is out ($129)

Post Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:56 am

for the billionth f**king time - you don't need to install the Gobbler app to use Softube plugins, ok.

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Teksonik
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12190 posts since 16 Sep, 2001 from Las Vegas,USA

Re: Softube's Parallels synth is out ($129)

Post Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:10 am

newluc wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:58 am
Alternatively is possible to download single installers
Yes but it's no better........
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I have the iLok Manager on my studio computer but ehhh I'll pass. Too much trouble for YAVA (yet another virtual analog).
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Teksonik
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Re: Softube's Parallels synth is out ($129)

Post Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:11 am

sqigls wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:56 am
for the billionth f**king time - you don't need to install the Gobbler app to use Softube plugins, ok.
For the first time look at my post above and calm the f**k down. :roll:

It's also a 1.4gb download so obviously sample based. I'll stick with Diva and The Legend and luSH101 and.......... :tu:

"an instrument with not one but two sound sources, each running painstakingly recorded and exquisitely calibrated multi-waveforms from every dream-machine must-have synth you could ever want"

......and Syntronik and Kontakt and...... :shrug:
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BeeDog
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155 posts since 31 Jan, 2018

Re: Softube's Parallels synth is out ($129)

Post Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:15 am

Can't really watch the videos at work, but is this a sample-only synth? Possible to import wavetables? No synth sound sources?

SirKen
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315 posts since 19 Oct, 2012

Re: Softube's Parallels synth is out ($129)

Post Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:23 am

Looks quite easy and fun based on the tutorial videos. I am not sure if it is possible to reorder the effects chain. I think this could have really shined if it had 4 sound sources and flexible routing with the effects.

Raddler1
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102 posts since 17 Mar, 2012 from Montreal

Re: Softube's Parallels synth is out ($129)

Post Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:33 am

The GUI feels cluttered and fiddly to me. It's aimed at simplicity and getting "that sound" fast but I did not feel that way using it, obviously I need more time with it. Some presets sound nice, but I wouldn't say groundbreaking. Sonically, it kinda takes me into logic's alchemy territory, perhaps not as good though.

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