SONICALLY Best VST Synth

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CrystalWizard
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1244 posts since 10 Jul, 2008 from Orbit Sol III

Post Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:18 pm

Reaktor
U-he, AAS, Virsyn
And so much new stuff. We are starting to hit the ‘dimishing returns’ stage with current dsp tech (imo).
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Spring Goose
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977 posts since 31 Jan, 2020

Post Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:53 am

I've noticed that Absynth and Audiaire Zone have superior sound.

Spring Goose
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Post Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:04 pm

Just got Sylenth and Serum today on subscription. Immediately apparent they both have this superior sound i mentioned.

chk071
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24918 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:06 pm

Serum is excellent. Not sure why it gets a beating sometimes here.
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TheSynthScientist
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255 posts since 29 Nov, 2018

Post Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:38 pm

Dive and Dune 3 come to mind quickly.
Many synths sound good for some things.

recursive one
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4970 posts since 7 Feb, 2013

Post Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:44 pm

Massive X, Repro, Rapid, Spire, Sylenth, Tal Mod, Lush101, Serum (with the right wavetables and after some conscious tweaking)

Honorable mention - Virus Control VSTi
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567 posts since 11 Jun, 2019

Post Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:40 pm

Some of the mentioned would be on my Blacklist :/ So subjective... +1 for DUNE. Simply brilliant.
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zvenx
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8383 posts since 16 Feb, 2005 from Kingston, Jamaica

Post Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:46 pm

zvenx wrote:
Wed Dec 25, 2019 3:47 am
Repro 1/5.
rsp
Same answer for me 7 months later.
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chk071
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24918 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:13 pm

I wasn't aware the thread as so old and that I also already posted in it...

Anyway, in 2020, I'd say Massive X and Largo from the "flagship" type synths, and Reaktor and breed (Monark, Super 8, the Blocks stuff). In general, NI is top notch in regards of sound quality, their more current FX's are all excellent as well.
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dasen
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163 posts since 15 May, 2012

Post Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:36 am

Dune 1:) Still love it more than Dune 2 and Dune 3 due to its simplicity and fewer buttons, etc.

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fmr
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9711 posts since 16 Mar, 2003 from Porto - Portugal

Post Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:48 am

dasen wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:36 am
Dune 1:) Still love it more than Dune 2 and Dune 3 due to its simplicity and fewer buttons, etc.
Subject is "SONICALLY" Best VST Synth. It has nothing to do with how many buttons you can handle :roll:

So, do you stand by your statement that DUNE 1 is SONICALLY superior to DUNE 2 and/or DUNE 3?
Fernando (FMR)

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Gamma-UT
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5736 posts since 8 Jun, 2009 from UK

Post Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:51 am

They've spammed the same reply to three different threads, including one on Obsession. I'm not sure anyone's home.

audiot
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477 posts since 8 Jan, 2005 from Germany

Post Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:30 am

I think there is no "sonically best" synth.

Let's take Diva, TAL Bassline 101 and Unfiltered Audio Lion for example. Which is the best, soundwise? I have no clue :shrug:

BTW: Lion rocks ... if it goes on sale again, i'll definitly get it.

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fmr
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9711 posts since 16 Mar, 2003 from Porto - Portugal

Post Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:32 am

audiot wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:30 am
I think there is no "sonically best" synth.
I totally agree. This is a typical "silly season" thread :roll:
Fernando (FMR)

chk071
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24918 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:57 am

audiot wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:30 am
I think there is no "sonically best" synth.
Of course there is. The one which sounds best to me. :ud:
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