SONICALLY Best VST Synth

VST, AU, AAX, etc. plug-in Virtual Instruments discussion
nilhartman
KVRian
558 posts since 15 Feb, 2012 from France

Post Wed Dec 25, 2019 3:47 pm

pdxindy wrote:
Wed Dec 25, 2019 3:34 am
Bazille
Pretty much. Hive 2 is a close second.

perpetual3
KVRian
1399 posts since 28 Sep, 2012

Post Wed Dec 25, 2019 4:36 pm

EnGee wrote:
Wed Dec 25, 2019 3:36 pm
There are also some "old" synths that whenever I load them, they move me with their sound. Synths like Korg Mono/Poly, MS-20, Polysix, and some Reaktor synths like Prism and Razor. They can't do everything by themselves, but man! They are timeless! I still can use only those and feel on the edge of sound technology :D
Yeah, Razor must be one of the most under hyped synths of all time.

EnGee
KVRAF
6287 posts since 7 Oct, 2005

Post Wed Dec 25, 2019 4:57 pm

I believe Reaktor in general is under the radar these days, not only Razor. The synths that made with Reaktor and sold separately are masterpieces really.
I was playing with Form, Rounds and Super 8 yesterday and I was blown away by what I can achieve! Instant inspiration while editing the sounds. The GUI and its design are also so good and encourage you to tweak.
The blocks need some learning, but even if you only tweak the ensembles already there, you can feel how great the modules are!
Reaktor is dope! 8)

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layzer
KVRAF
6915 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Post Wed Dec 25, 2019 4:59 pm

vurt wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:16 am
NeoKortex88 wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:07 am
Hey,

i know there are many Synth vs. Synth and whos better type of threads. However if you ONLY hear for the pur capability/sound of a Synths Oscillator/Sound Quality without looking at features what would the top ten look like?
in that case, i would have to say, a cat.
and i only use the best, most expensive one...... my OMNI CAT
HW SYNTHS [KORG T2EX - AKAI AX80 - YAMAHA SY77 - ENSONIQ VFX]
HW MODULES [OBi M1000 - ROLAND MKS-50 - ROLAND JV880 - KURZ 1000PX]
SW [CHARLATAN - OBXD - OXE - ELEKTRO - MICROTERA - M1 - SURGE - RMiV]
DAW [ENERGY XT2/1U RACK WINXP / MAUDIO 1010LT PCI]

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BONES
GRRRRRRR!
10166 posts since 14 Jun, 2001 from Somewhere else, on principle

Post Thu Dec 26, 2019 3:55 pm

I downloaded and installed the Pigments 2 demo last night and it sounds very, very nice. Incredible sound quality and an amazing range of timbres from all of its' various oscillator types. I think it might be right up there with the best of the best (although I'm not yet sure it's anything we need, "best" can be over-rated).
NOVAkILL 4.0 : Dell G7 (Core i7, 32GB RAM, RTX2060, Win10), UR44C | Cubase | DUNE, Thorn, TRK-01, Union, bx_oberhausen, Vacuum Pro, Arcsyn, Phase Plant, Mono/Fury, Pigments, Aparillo | Uno, Analog Keys, Ultranova.

Ploki
KVRAF
2513 posts since 17 Dec, 2009

Post Thu Dec 26, 2019 4:29 pm

if anything i need less synths.
However that 25$ Thorn deal seems too good to pass up... just dont know what to do with it

FapFilter
KVRist
407 posts since 29 Oct, 2015 from Jupiter 8

Post Thu Dec 26, 2019 4:36 pm

it's still $25 wasted if you don't know what to do with it
For some it is Reaper, for others it is the shittiest looking DAW in the world

Ploki
KVRAF
2513 posts since 17 Dec, 2009

Post Thu Dec 26, 2019 4:43 pm

FapFilter wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 4:36 pm
it's still $25 wasted if you don't know what to do with it
ikr...
and i really don't, i recently got zebra and i barely scratched it (got through the manual last week), and there's still this bazille exploration journey i've been on that i put on hold.
not to even mention Strobe 2 that i wasn't able to sell and after 2.5 finally looks and feels usable.

I like how thorn looks and i like the additive idea, but i have a neglected additive alchemy already... :D

I didn't even mention all the drum nonsense i decided to start playing with. oof.
maybe i should gtfo and back to my DAW

EnGee
KVRAF
6287 posts since 7 Oct, 2005

Post Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:15 pm

Ploki wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 4:29 pm
However that 25$ Thorn deal ...
Please have mercy :cry:

Dillinger
KVRist
277 posts since 2 Apr, 2016

Post Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:35 pm

if
Sonically Best= end results
then

VA: Zebra
Resynth/WT: Icarus
FM: Aparillo
Hybrid: Falcon
Granular: Crusher-X

end opinion

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JoeCat
KVRian
1453 posts since 19 May, 2011 from North Carolina

Post Thu Dec 26, 2019 6:33 pm

Surprised not to see Xils here - all their synths have a really characterful sound; Oxium is highly underrated as a bread-butter synth (maybe because the GUI was a bit divisive, but certainly usable).

v1o
KVRAF
2300 posts since 2 Oct, 2004

Post Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:03 pm

DuX wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:02 pm
Roland cloud is rather interesting, but their synths are incredibly CPU consuming for what you get. I mean the sound is OK, but not 50% CPU OK. They should change the whole programming team. Same goes for the last couple of years NI synths... FM7 is still great. Old Kontakt and Battery, too. Their new plugins consume so much more resources without actually sounding any better. Arturia stuff, too. :( People should probably look a bit deeper than the biggest companies in this business, to find true gems. That's excluding u-he and newer Synapsis synths. Their synths sound great, and use resources, yes, but for a reason.

There are developers who think "if I make my synth use the CPU and RAM a lot, maybe they'll think it's better quality". You should be able to discern those things. I was very sceptical about u-he synths at first, and I still am a bit, thinking they could use less CPU. But hey... funk it. :hihi:
What cpu are you using?
Orion Platinum, Muzys 2

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layzer
KVRAF
6915 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Post Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:42 pm

layzer wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:03 am
this is like, whats the best paint to paint a picture...
answer: who cares as long as it looks good.
a year later, i still roll with this. :idea:

and remember, if you spend all your time looking
for the best sounding plugins instead of improving your
composition mix and mastering skills, your music will
still suck. :scared:
HW SYNTHS [KORG T2EX - AKAI AX80 - YAMAHA SY77 - ENSONIQ VFX]
HW MODULES [OBi M1000 - ROLAND MKS-50 - ROLAND JV880 - KURZ 1000PX]
SW [CHARLATAN - OBXD - OXE - ELEKTRO - MICROTERA - M1 - SURGE - RMiV]
DAW [ENERGY XT2/1U RACK WINXP / MAUDIO 1010LT PCI]

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layzer
KVRAF
6915 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Post Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:55 pm

v1o wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:03 pm
DuX wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:02 pm
Roland cloud is rather interesting, but their synths are incredibly CPU consuming for what you get.
What cpu are you using?
thats because the plugins are probably busy uploading the contents of your
entire HDD to "the cloud" :scared:
HW SYNTHS [KORG T2EX - AKAI AX80 - YAMAHA SY77 - ENSONIQ VFX]
HW MODULES [OBi M1000 - ROLAND MKS-50 - ROLAND JV880 - KURZ 1000PX]
SW [CHARLATAN - OBXD - OXE - ELEKTRO - MICROTERA - M1 - SURGE - RMiV]
DAW [ENERGY XT2/1U RACK WINXP / MAUDIO 1010LT PCI]

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djanthonyw
KVRAF
7233 posts since 20 Jul, 2004 from Clearwater

Post Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:13 pm

That Plugin.
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