SONICALLY Best VST Synth

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BONES
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10409 posts since 14 Jun, 2001 from Somewhere else, on principle

Post Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:31 pm

buzz1 wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:41 am
By the way Bones do you still have that trinity? I have a "fully loaded" still, and though it is dated there are some great sounds that I just can't quite replicate elsewhere.
Dog, no. I got rid of it 18 years or more ago. Once we moved to software, all my hardware was gone in 12 months or so, except the CS1x, which I kept to play on stage until I eventually replaced it with an Alesis Micron in about 2004. (I got rid of that, too.)

I've never worried too much about exactly replicating sounds. New gear is an opportunity to freshen up old songs, to try and find even better sounds than I was using before.
NOVAkILL 4.0 : Dell G7 (Core i7, 32GB RAM, RTX2060, Win10), UR44C | Studio One | Thorn, bx_oberhausen, Vacuum Pro, Equator, Arcsyn, Pigments, Phase Plant, Union, Substance, TRK-01 | Uno, Analog Keys, Ultranova.

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KVRian
546 posts since 8 Jan, 2005 from Germany

Post Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:55 am

BONES wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:27 pm
Good Dog! How on Earth did anyone manage to make Richard Butler sound so dog-damned awful?
I knew that would come :hihi: You wouldn't even like a colab of all your favorite artists, playing your own songs :hihi:

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10409 posts since 14 Jun, 2001 from Somewhere else, on principle

Post Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:09 pm

No, I'm in the same camp as Andy Partridge from XTC when it comes to versions of a song - the one we preset to the world should be the best possible version we can do. I can't think of a single remix I have ever heard that was better than the original. As in, ever. I'm not a huge fan of covers, either, although I am currently working on one of my own. But, honestly, it is a bit of a cynical marketing exercise in an attempt to broaden our fanbase. That said, I am having an absolute blast doing it - other people write way better songs than I ever could. It's also a good way to pay a bit of homage/respect to your influences, assuming you do a good job, which makes it a big responsibility, too.
NOVAkILL 4.0 : Dell G7 (Core i7, 32GB RAM, RTX2060, Win10), UR44C | Studio One | Thorn, bx_oberhausen, Vacuum Pro, Equator, Arcsyn, Pigments, Phase Plant, Union, Substance, TRK-01 | Uno, Analog Keys, Ultranova.

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KVRist
191 posts since 26 Jun, 2016 from London, UK / Hanover, Germany

Post Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:49 am

BONES wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:09 pm
No, I'm in the same camp as Andy Partridge from XTC when it comes to versions of a song - the one we preset to the world should be the best possible version we can do. I can't think of a single remix I have ever heard that was better than the original. As in, ever. I'm not a huge fan of covers, either, although I am currently working on one of my own. But, honestly, it is a bit of a cynical marketing exercise in an attempt to broaden our fanbase. That said, I am having an absolute blast doing it - other people write way better songs than I ever could. It's also a good way to pay a bit of homage/respect to your influences, assuming you do a good job, which makes it a big responsibility, too.
Still working on The Cure cover?

There are def a lot of remixes that smoke the originals for fun. I know it is probably not your cup of tea but latest and greatest example is that young kid Imanbek's remix on Roses from saint jhn(a horrible trap track, I am not biggest fan of that style at all). Talking about covers remixes there are a lot of remakes from 80s 90s 00s from the EDM scene during the last year. Mostly done by Sony catalogue or artists, but more are following now. They are ok.

In the goth/ebm/aggro scene there are also dozens of great remixes that are far better to the originals. Grendel's remix on can you feel the beat from Nachtmahr for example. Or vnv nation's remix on Das Ich's destillat.


To the main topic now.... sonically best vst synth! RePro for me. Massive X really close. Also big love for dune3 and serum.

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10409 posts since 14 Jun, 2001 from Somewhere else, on principle

Post Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:42 pm

The Cure cover has been done for ages. It was the second one I worked on but I've done another dozen since then. The latest one is Planet Claire, which is coming along nicely and also features the default preset from ANA very prominently (most of them do). I think we'll have a good batch to choose an album's worth from but my favourites are Are Friends Electric? and Underpass, which were the two I did straight after All Cats Are Grey (before it turned into a sausage factory).
NOVAkILL 4.0 : Dell G7 (Core i7, 32GB RAM, RTX2060, Win10), UR44C | Studio One | Thorn, bx_oberhausen, Vacuum Pro, Equator, Arcsyn, Pigments, Phase Plant, Union, Substance, TRK-01 | Uno, Analog Keys, Ultranova.

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KVRAF
3783 posts since 22 Nov, 2012

Post Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:07 pm

you have good taste bones. i'll give you that.

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KVRian
1422 posts since 28 Sep, 2012

Post Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:04 am

Hmmm....probably MX for me, with all the UHE coming very close. TAL MOD also sounds amazing to me.

chagzuki
KVRAF
2083 posts since 26 Mar, 2002 from london

Post Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:33 am

I don't really have a considered view on whether there's a difference in audio fidelity amongst the competing crop of synths at the moment. There are so many variables that come into play in real world use-cases. However, I've somewhat distrusted my impression that Serum sounds more pristine than Pigments when it comes to basic wavetable playback, particularly as I don't have a proper monitoring environment at the moment... but I often have that impression. On that subject, this video was interesting to me:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XLjGDk_5YY
Every day takes figuring out all over again how to f#ckin’ live.

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KVRist
162 posts since 11 Nov, 2010 from ny

Post Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:40 am

Anything from U-He imo. I think Repro is such an achievement.

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