Looking for an alternative to Synthmaster One

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KVRAF
5658 posts since 15 Sep, 2005 from East Coast of the USA

Post Thu Apr 29, 2021 1:31 pm

chk071 wrote:
Thu Apr 29, 2021 9:20 am
Hive would be the obvious alternative. Just lacking in the "relatively cheap" requirement.

But then, there's nothing as cheap as Synthmaster.
Yep, I was going to mention Hive 2 (it’s great!) but not close to the price of SM One.

KVRAF
2409 posts since 17 Sep, 2016

Post Thu Apr 29, 2021 2:59 pm

Teksonik wrote:
Thu Apr 29, 2021 12:28 pm
zzz00m wrote:
Thu Apr 29, 2021 10:29 am
Then I demoed Hive2, and decided it was too much like SynthMaster One to justify the price tag.
It's more correct to say Synthmaster One is too much like Hive 2.
Urs wrote:
Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:35 pm
4damind wrote:Btw. for people where Hive has not awoken the interest, there is also the new Synthmaster One available since some days.
I take its layout as a compliment. Might show that Hive's UI concept is "just right" :clown:
So I presume Bulent must be waiting patiently for Urs to release Zebra 3. That would explain the long wait for SynthMaster 3... :lol:
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KVRian

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1128 posts since 12 Oct, 2012

Post Thu Apr 29, 2021 3:17 pm

What do you guys think of ArcSyn? I will try the demo tomorrow.

KVRAF
2409 posts since 17 Sep, 2016

Post Thu Apr 29, 2021 3:55 pm

Well are you really looking for a pure Virtual Analog (VA) synth or a Wavetable synth?

Based in the topic title a pure VA synth is not really an alternative for your synth (SM One), which uses both types of synthesis.
Alternatives for SM One implies that the use of Waveables is a requirement.
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KVRian

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1128 posts since 12 Oct, 2012

Post Thu Apr 29, 2021 4:02 pm

zzz00m wrote:
Thu Apr 29, 2021 3:55 pm
Well are you really looking for a pure Virtual Analog (VA) synth or a Wavetable synth?

Based in the topic title a pure VA synth is not really an alternative for your synth (SM One), which uses both types of synthesis.
Alternatives for SM One implies that the use of Waveables is a requirement.
Well, I'm not looking for a VA, a digital sounding synth is good since i produce EDM.
I'm actually new to using wavetables, that's why i put it as optional, though having the option would be a very nice extra, but i saw ArcSyn has an option for wavetable osc, though I'm not sure how exactly it works in this particular synth.

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KVRian
1044 posts since 21 Apr, 2017 from Bahia, Brazil

Post Thu Apr 29, 2021 4:10 pm

I highly recommend ANA 2. Around $60.00 on sale. Va, wavetable, fm and samples. Really good Arp and chord generator. 2 filters. Solid fx. The GUI is for the most part one page. Right click modulation to just about everything. The sound is in the ballpark of Hive and SM.
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KVRian

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Post Thu Apr 29, 2021 4:15 pm

Scrubbing Monkeys wrote:
Thu Apr 29, 2021 4:10 pm
I highly recommend ANA 2. Around $60.00 on sale. Va, wavetable, fm and samples. Really good Arp and chord generator. 2 filters. Solid fx. The GUI is for the most part one page. Right click modulation to just about everything. The sound is in the ballpark of Hive and SM.
Thanks. How's the CPU hit?

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KVRAF
15209 posts since 16 Sep, 2001 from Las Vegas,USA

Post Thu Apr 29, 2021 4:44 pm

zzz00m wrote:
Thu Apr 29, 2021 2:59 pm
So I presume Bulent must be waiting patiently for Urs to release Zebra 3. That would explain the long wait for SynthMaster 3... :lol:
Yes you might be right..... :lol:
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KVRAF
29660 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Post Thu Apr 29, 2021 4:51 pm

Surge is definitely worth checking out. they don't come any cheaper than free. :wink:

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GRRRRRRR!
11392 posts since 14 Jun, 2001 from Somewhere else, on principle

Post Thu Apr 29, 2021 7:02 pm

ferez21 wrote:
Thu Apr 29, 2021 3:17 pm
What do you guys think of ArcSyn? I will try the demo tomorrow.
I really like ArcSyn. It takes a bit of getting used to but it is a very capable synths with a really nice sound.
ferez21 wrote:
Thu Apr 29, 2021 4:15 pm
Scrubbing Monkeys wrote:
Thu Apr 29, 2021 4:10 pm
I highly recommend ANA 2. Around $60.00 on sale. Va, wavetable, fm and samples. Really good Arp and chord generator. 2 filters. Solid fx. The GUI is for the most part one page. Right click modulation to just about everything. The sound is in the ballpark of Hive and SM.
Thanks. How's the CPU hit?
I also have and like ANA 2. It's CPU use is quite good for everything it has to offer. Probably less than half what Thorn would use for a similar patch.

I've also got Hive 2, HY-Poly, Vital and SM One. As well as that, I've tried a few of the other synths recommended here but if it was my money, I'd be going for ANA 2. It looks great, the workflow is good and it's sound is a cut above the others. If it's on sale at the moment, then all the more reason to grab it now. ArcSyn would be my second choice, although I think it is less versatile than the others.
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KVRian
1044 posts since 21 Apr, 2017 from Bahia, Brazil

Post Fri Apr 30, 2021 2:17 am

ferez21 wrote:
Thu Apr 29, 2021 4:15 pm
Scrubbing Monkeys wrote:
Thu Apr 29, 2021 4:10 pm
I highly recommend ANA 2. Around $60.00 on sale. Va, wavetable, fm and samples. Really good Arp and chord generator. 2 filters. Solid fx. The GUI is for the most part one page. Right click modulation to just about everything. The sound is in the ballpark of Hive and SM.
Thanks. How's the CPU hit?
Similar to SM and Hive. As BONES said. Really reasonable for what it does.
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KVRist
464 posts since 17 Dec, 2013 from The Netherlands

Post Fri Apr 30, 2021 4:16 am

I do not know the sound of ANA2 but it IS om sale right now. Demo it for 7 days and who knows, maybe you’ll find what you are looking for

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KVRAF
18733 posts since 3 Feb, 2005 from in the wilds

Post Fri Apr 30, 2021 5:41 am

ThePresent wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 4:16 am
I do not know the sound of ANA2 but it IS om sale right now. Demo it for 7 days and who knows, maybe you’ll find what you are looking for
I've never tried Ana2 so I went to look at it. All I found was a monthly subscription. Is subscription the only possibility?

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KVRAF
10091 posts since 16 Feb, 2005 from Kingston, Jamaica

Post Fri Apr 30, 2021 5:46 am

No (although I already bought it) it shows me $68 US.


https://www.sonicacademy.com/products/ana-2


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KVRAF
18733 posts since 3 Feb, 2005 from in the wilds

Post Fri Apr 30, 2021 5:51 am

zvenx wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 5:46 am
No (although I already bought it) it shows me $68 US.

https://www.sonicacademy.com/products/ana-2

rsp
Ahhh... my first search brought up Slate Digital selling Ana 2 as part of their subscription.

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