I have Avenger, Dune. What next?

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kevvvvv
vvvvvvv
2316 posts since 24 Oct, 2000 from skelmersdale, west lancs, uk

Post Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:00 am

These two cover a lot of bases.

But maybe I'm missing something new & good.

What do you suggest I look at?

I'm not genre-fixated, and like a lot of things.

Must be 4k GUI.

btw had a major disk crash last week. Wrecked my system. So am now looking at all things new :)
Member 12, Studio One 4, trialling Microtonic drums, Pigments, Arturia 6, Avenger (still unbelievable), Atom & Impact XT, Kontakt, Dune 3 (started with Dune CM), Izotope Neutron 3 advanced

rob_lee
KVRAF
7627 posts since 16 Oct, 2006 from North East UK

Re: I have Avenger, Dune. What next?

Post Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:19 am

TAL synths are all you need if you are in to software. No idea about Avenger, Dune 3 is good tho.

AnX
KVRAF
4903 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Re: I have Avenger, Dune. What next?

Post Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:24 am

you've got most stuff covered, after that it's really specialised emulations

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KVRian
1093 posts since 15 Apr, 2019 from Nowhere

Re: I have Avenger, Dune. What next?

Post Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:26 am

Hive 2 - it's incredible!

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kevvvvv
vvvvvvv
2316 posts since 24 Oct, 2000 from skelmersdale, west lancs, uk

Re: I have Avenger, Dune. What next?

Post Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:27 am

rob .... TAL are v niche.

Looking for more of a "general synth" that's new & good.

Thanks for kicking this off. Like your Dune 3 basses.
Member 12, Studio One 4, trialling Microtonic drums, Pigments, Arturia 6, Avenger (still unbelievable), Atom & Impact XT, Kontakt, Dune 3 (started with Dune CM), Izotope Neutron 3 advanced

rob_lee
KVRAF
7627 posts since 16 Oct, 2006 from North East UK

Re: I have Avenger, Dune. What next?

Post Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:27 am

AnX wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:24 am
you've got most stuff covered, after that it's really specialised emulations
You made nice sounds for the TAL gear Dave :tu:

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wagtunes
KVRAF
16141 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: I have Avenger, Dune. What next?

Post Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:27 am

Sounds like you want something that can cover a lot of basses.

For that, I'd recommend any one of these.

Omnisphere 2
Falcon
Absolute
Komplete

All are pricey but will cover just about anything. To that end, Komplete is probably your best bet. That alone and you will never need anything else, possibly for the rest of your life.

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kevvvvv
vvvvvvv
2316 posts since 24 Oct, 2000 from skelmersdale, west lancs, uk

Re: I have Avenger, Dune. What next?

Post Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:30 am

wag
Omnisphere 2
Falcon
Absolute
Komplete
These aren't new.
Member 12, Studio One 4, trialling Microtonic drums, Pigments, Arturia 6, Avenger (still unbelievable), Atom & Impact XT, Kontakt, Dune 3 (started with Dune CM), Izotope Neutron 3 advanced

rob_lee
KVRAF
7627 posts since 16 Oct, 2006 from North East UK

Re: I have Avenger, Dune. What next?

Post Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:31 am

kevvvvv wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:30 am
wag
Omnisphere 2
Falcon
Absolute
Komplete
These aren't new.
Ah, I see you said all things new, no idea then :lol:

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jeffb01
KVRian
876 posts since 18 Apr, 2006

Re: I have Avenger, Dune. What next?

Post Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:40 am

You're pretty set. You are missing a good FM synth.

Bazille (unique modular style - not a straight forward FM synth but an amazing synth that has lots of happy accidents)
Arturia DX7 (I would say the best UI for a straight forward FM synth)
Flow Motion (often cheap and I like the UI a lot - though some don't)

And another Wavetable and VA synth:
I also love Pigments. Pigments and Avenger are my favorite synths. though there is some redundancy with Dune and Avenger, it is such a pleasure to work in.

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wagtunes
KVRAF
16141 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: I have Avenger, Dune. What next?

Post Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:46 am

kevvvvv wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:30 am
wag
Omnisphere 2
Falcon
Absolute
Komplete
These aren't new.
Well, Komplete 12 is the newest version of Komplete. It contains Massive X which people are raving about.

But what's new? How old does something have to be before it's not new anymore? 6 months, 3 months? Gotta give us more than just new because new is a relative term.

But if you want to go absolute new, then there's not really anything. At least nothing that isn't niche.

I mean you've got Pigments and Phaseplant by Kiolohearts, which is very new, sounds really good, covers a wide variety, but can also get pretty expensive if you want the whole thing as they sell it in different levels from basic all the way up to the kitchen sink, which gets VERY expensive unless you already own some of their stuff as they give discounts.

But brandy new, outside of that, not much. It has not be the best time for synth development. The market is flooded and stuff doesn't come out as much as it used to.

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wagtunes
KVRAF
16141 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: I have Avenger, Dune. What next?

Post Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:47 am

jeffb01 wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:40 am
You're pretty set. You are missing a good FM synth.

Bazille (unique modular style - not a straight forward FM synth but an amazing synth that has lots of happy accidents)
Arturia DX7 (I would say the best UI for a straight forward FM synth)
Flow Motion (often cheap and I like the UI a lot - though some don't)

And another Wavetable and VA synth:
I also love Pigments. Pigments and Avenger are my favorite synths. though there is some redundancy with Dune and Avenger, it is such a pleasure to work in.
He wants new. None of that is new.

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wagtunes
KVRAF
16141 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: I have Avenger, Dune. What next?

Post Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:56 am

You know what Kev, this is going to sound like the stupidest suggestion in the whole world. I own over 100 synths. I use about a handful of them. How about making music with what you have? I bet you can do it and not even miss what you don't have.

Give it a try.

rob_lee
KVRAF
7627 posts since 16 Oct, 2006 from North East UK

Re: I have Avenger, Dune. What next?

Post Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:57 am

kevvvvv wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:00 am
These two cover a lot of bases.

But maybe I'm missing something new & good.

What do you suggest I look at?

I'm not genre-fixated, and like a lot of things.

Must be 4k GUI.

btw had a major disk crash last week. Wrecked my system. So am now looking at all things new :)
Why don't you just buy a nice hardware synth and an FX pedal? What kind of music you making, example? Otherwise your gonna get absolutely no joy here mate :tu:
Time you fork out for a few soft synths you could have yourself a new HW synth with some nice hands on control, just saying :-)

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kevvvvv
vvvvvvv
2316 posts since 24 Oct, 2000 from skelmersdale, west lancs, uk

Re: I have Avenger, Dune. What next?

Post Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:13 am

Thorn is on my shortlist
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