Old soft synths - nostalgia thread

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KVRAF
28116 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:08 am

Well... we have one for DAW's, so I thought it would be time to make one for instruments as well. :)

Look at this beauty:
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With liquid analog filters™. ;)

Was actually the first payware synth I bought, I think. I think I paid 29.99 € at Thomann (although I think it was some other store... can't remember now) back then. I also got 2 licenses with my Novation gear, and one from a MusicTech DVD, so I have 4 licenses of it in total. :D

Nice synth, I still use it. Lots of (Novation) character. I thought about getting some cheap Novation synth a couple of times (Xiosynth, X-Station or K-Station), but always ended up with the decision that they're too pricey for what you get, and that I already have that sound with V-Station when I need it. :)

I also used to own a boxed version of Terratec Komplexer (don't think there even was a digital version), but, I sold that one here in the forum. Also a very nice synth. I'm sure I'd still use it now, if it was 64-bit, and if the copy protection wouldn't be such a PITA (I never got it to run under Win 7, Win 8 or Win 10 64-bit, because it required to cheat the installer into thinking you use a 32-bit Windows XP with a registry key change, IIRC... which made my antivirus stop working). Shame, because, it had that "vintage" Waldorf synth I also hear on the older Waldorf hardware synths. There's a lot of that which you can mimic with Largo though.
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KVRian
514 posts since 30 Apr, 2018

Post Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:14 am

Thanks for reminding me I had this! I’ll test drive tonight, after I smoke a fat one.

KVRAF

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28116 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:17 am

I played with it just yesterday. Seriously, it still has something, even in 2021. :) Some nice bang in the filters, which makes for some nice percussive sounds. Oscillators are a bit thin when you compare them with nowadays' synths, but, most importantly, it has character.
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KVRist
156 posts since 12 Sep, 2007

Post Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:32 am

I still use this a good bit.
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KVRian
1236 posts since 25 Sep, 2011 from Colombia

Post Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:08 pm

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KVRAF
3395 posts since 21 Mar, 2020 from Gothenburg, Sweden

Post Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:10 pm

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KVRAF
4409 posts since 22 Jul, 2006 from Tasmania, Australia

Post Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:16 pm

This one is a rocker==>
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KVRAF
3395 posts since 21 Mar, 2020 from Gothenburg, Sweden

Post Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:25 pm

nix808 wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:16 pm
This one is a rocker==>
Dream Station DXi.png
Oh yes, I loved that one.
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KVRAF
6533 posts since 7 Sep, 2006 from Roseville, CA

Post Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:44 pm

I think I have a few licenses for V-Station around, and the original CD and case as well. Unfortunately, I moved to Mac/Big Sur and it's not compatible....yet :pray:

Really miss this one....

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addled muppet weed
77682 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:49 pm

Erisian wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:10 pm
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some of those early cm freebies where great!
i had orion, and them!
was a good while before i invested any money in anything, reaktor sessions :D just to be able to get my hands on all the goodies everyone was building with reaktor!

KVRAF
3395 posts since 21 Mar, 2020 from Gothenburg, Sweden

Post Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:54 pm

vurt wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:49 pm
Erisian wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:10 pm
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some of those early cm freebies where great!
i had orion, and them!
was a good while before i invested any money in anything, reaktor sessions :D just to be able to get my hands on all the goodies everyone was building with reaktor!
I learned about vsts because I started buying CM whenever it came out. I liked the specials that had disks with hundreds of plugins on them. I became a big fan of Krakli overnight because of them.
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addled muppet weed
77682 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Fri Mar 05, 2021 1:03 pm

Erisian wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:54 pm
vurt wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:49 pm
Erisian wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:10 pm
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some of those early cm freebies where great!
i had orion, and them!
was a good while before i invested any money in anything, reaktor sessions :D just to be able to get my hands on all the goodies everyone was building with reaktor!
I learned about vsts because I started buying CM whenever it came out. I liked the specials that had disks with hundreds of plugins on them. I became a big fan of Krakli overnight because of them.
same!!
bought issue 3 because my missus had just brought a computer home from work, to do proper work apparently...
was getting a train, saw cm issue 3, thought id see what computer music was all about!
think it was that, that had the orion demo, and i was pretty much hooked!
and yup, ian (krakli) is a long time fave here too :tu:

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KVRAF
6843 posts since 18 Apr, 2004

Post Fri Mar 05, 2021 1:12 pm

Oаtmeal has the greatest random patch generator of all time
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and it sounds damn fine
and it's free

KVRAF
3395 posts since 21 Mar, 2020 from Gothenburg, Sweden

Post Fri Mar 05, 2021 1:15 pm

farlukar wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 1:12 pm
Oаtmeal has the greatest random patch generator of all time
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and it sounds damn fine
and it's free
I hated it because I hated the GUI. Wasn't it skinnable though? Maybe I could like it.
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KVRAF
6843 posts since 18 Apr, 2004

Post Fri Mar 05, 2021 1:31 pm

Erisian wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 1:15 pm
Wasn't it skinnable though?
iirc there was a pretty neat white/red skin.

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