Enough vintage already. How about some "Modern" synth suggestions?

VST, AU, AAX, etc. plug-in Virtual Instruments discussion
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KVRian
1283 posts since 10 Oct, 2018

Post Fri Apr 30, 2021 10:38 am


KVRAF

Topic Starter

2512 posts since 25 Feb, 2005

Post Fri Apr 30, 2021 10:41 am

revvy wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:58 am
I think there's a good chance you've already got all the synths you could ever need.

Failing that, Vital.
I probably had all the synths I'll ever need 5 years ago but who's counting? :hihi:

KVRist
181 posts since 30 Dec, 2008

Post Fri Apr 30, 2021 12:34 pm

+1 For Vital.
If hardware: Novation Summit, Waldorf Blofeld.
Also check:
Parawave Rapid
Falcon 2
If modular: Alpha Forever

KVRAF

Topic Starter

2512 posts since 25 Feb, 2005

Post Fri Apr 30, 2021 12:52 pm

A few of you guys mentioned Vital which I had never heard of but this thing sounds pretty damned good.

KVRAF
12693 posts since 13 Oct, 2009

Post Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:00 pm

dblock wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 10:41 am
revvy wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:58 am
I think there's a good chance you've already got all the synths you could ever need.

Failing that, Vital.
I probably had all the synths I'll ever need 5 years ago but who's counting? :hihi:
Does anyone really "need" a synth?

KVRAF

Topic Starter

2512 posts since 25 Feb, 2005

Post Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:26 pm

ghettosynth wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:00 pm
dblock wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 10:41 am
revvy wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:58 am
I think there's a good chance you've already got all the synths you could ever need.

Failing that, Vital.
I probably had all the synths I'll ever need 5 years ago but who's counting? :hihi:
Does anyone really "need" a synth?
Well, we don't really "need" toilet paper but we may be getting into semantics at this point.

KVRAF
12693 posts since 13 Oct, 2009

Post Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:45 pm

dblock wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:26 pm
ghettosynth wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:00 pm
dblock wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 10:41 am
revvy wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:58 am
I think there's a good chance you've already got all the synths you could ever need.

Failing that, Vital.
I probably had all the synths I'll ever need 5 years ago but who's counting? :hihi:
Does anyone really "need" a synth?
Well, we don't really "need" toilet paper but we may be getting into semantics at this point.
That sounds like a new thread. You will be stranded in a tiny hut in the arctic circle for a year. Almost all of your provisions are provided for. Your hut comes fully equipped with a modern computer with an operating system of your choice, a high quality audio interface, a 61 key controller, and a single pair of high quality monitors.

There is one problem.

You have no internet, and no ability to download anything. All you can do is use the tools that are on the computer or that you bring with you to make music.

There is one more problem.

"Almost" means this, there is no toilet paper nor any reasonable approximation.

You have been granted a budget for a year's supply of high quality toilet paper. The average person uses 50 pounds per year, or, approximately 410 rolls. You have been granted $2.44 cents per roll for a budget of $1000.

Before you leave, you must purchase, in advance, all of your toilet paper and all of the software to produce music. You may not use any communistic open source software or free tools. Real musicians pay for their software. They want everything professional, everything high grade.

Upon return, you must bring with you a fresh track to please KVR or you will be sent back for another year with no additional budget.

What do you buy?

KVRer
16 posts since 25 Apr, 2021

Post Fri Apr 30, 2021 2:02 pm

ghettosynth wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 9:11 am
vurt wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 9:03 am
zerocrossing wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 9:01 am
I’d suggest...

Massive X
Dune 3
Blade 2
MPowersynth
Falcon
ArcSyn
Vital

That should keep you busy.
that's a lot of bands named after soft synths :o
Yeah, some people just can't follow directions.

PIKOTARO for the win. Truly modern synth music.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ct6BUPvE2sM
No way it didn't get Grammy! Coz this shit is their new level.

KVRAF

Topic Starter

2512 posts since 25 Feb, 2005

Post Fri Apr 30, 2021 2:41 pm

ghettosynth wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:45 pm
dblock wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:26 pm
ghettosynth wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:00 pm
dblock wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 10:41 am
revvy wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:58 am
I think there's a good chance you've already got all the synths you could ever need.

Failing that, Vital.
I probably had all the synths I'll ever need 5 years ago but who's counting? :hihi:
Does anyone really "need" a synth?
Well, we don't really "need" toilet paper but we may be getting into semantics at this point.
That sounds like a new thread. You will be stranded in a tiny hut in the arctic circle for a year. Almost all of your provisions are provided for. Your hut comes fully equipped with a modern computer with an operating system of your choice, a high quality audio interface, a 61 key controller, and a single pair of high quality monitors.

There is one problem.

You have no internet, and no ability to download anything. All you can do is use the tools that are on the computer or that you bring with you to make music.

There is one more problem.

"Almost" means this, there is no toilet paper nor any reasonable approximation.

You have been granted a budget for a year's supply of high quality toilet paper. The average person uses 50 pounds per year, or, approximately 410 rolls. You have been granted $2.44 cents per roll for a budget of $1000.

Before you leave, you must purchase, in advance, all of your toilet paper and all of the software to produce music. You may not use any communistic open source software or free tools. Real musicians pay for their software. They want everything professional, everything high grade.

Upon return, you must bring with you a fresh track to please KVR or you will be sent back for another year with no additional budget.

What do you buy?
If you mean the software has to come out of my toilet paper budget that would require some serious professional consideration right there.

KVRAF
12693 posts since 13 Oct, 2009

Post Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:01 pm

dblock wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 2:41 pm
ghettosynth wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:45 pm
dblock wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:26 pm
ghettosynth wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:00 pm
dblock wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 10:41 am
revvy wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:58 am
I think there's a good chance you've already got all the synths you could ever need.

Failing that, Vital.
I probably had all the synths I'll ever need 5 years ago but who's counting? :hihi:
Does anyone really "need" a synth?
Well, we don't really "need" toilet paper but we may be getting into semantics at this point.
That sounds like a new thread. You will be stranded in a tiny hut in the arctic circle for a year. Almost all of your provisions are provided for. Your hut comes fully equipped with a modern computer with an operating system of your choice, a high quality audio interface, a 61 key controller, and a single pair of high quality monitors.

There is one problem.

You have no internet, and no ability to download anything. All you can do is use the tools that are on the computer or that you bring with you to make music.

There is one more problem.

"Almost" means this, there is no toilet paper nor any reasonable approximation.

You have been granted a budget for a year's supply of high quality toilet paper. The average person uses 50 pounds per year, or, approximately 410 rolls. You have been granted $2.44 cents per roll for a budget of $1000.

Before you leave, you must purchase, in advance, all of your toilet paper and all of the software to produce music. You may not use any communistic open source software or free tools. Real musicians pay for their software. They want everything professional, everything high grade.

Upon return, you must bring with you a fresh track to please KVR or you will be sent back for another year with no additional budget.

What do you buy?
If you mean the software has to come out of my toilet paper budget that would require some serious professional consideration right there.
That is exactly it. You have $1000, one year, synths or toilet paper, what will your needs be?

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KVRAF
21318 posts since 20 Oct, 2007 from not here

Post Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:11 pm

Reaktor Kontour is probably not going to sound vintage analog unless you really want it
Two-operator [weird implementation of] PM type of FM with interdynamic filters... gets pretty gnarly into inharmonics if you like, FX in it are pretty much 'modern'... gets way into _resonant_, a rather sensitive beast
also, too, Reaktor Spark


wait for it




Absynth

KVRist
384 posts since 30 Oct, 2003 from Pacific NW, USA

Post Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:17 pm

For a modern sound recently I've been turning to Rhizomatic Software's Plasmonic and the aforementioned Vital and Newfangled Audio Generate. Those along with some specialized effects can open you up to a world of sound possibilities that would keep anybody busy for years to come.

KVRAF

Topic Starter

2512 posts since 25 Feb, 2005

Post Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:19 pm

ghettosynth wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:01 pm
dblock wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 2:41 pm
ghettosynth wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:45 pm
dblock wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:26 pm
ghettosynth wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:00 pm
dblock wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 10:41 am


I probably had all the synths I'll ever need 5 years ago but who's counting? :hihi:
Does anyone really "need" a synth?
Well, we don't really "need" toilet paper but we may be getting into semantics at this point.
That sounds like a new thread. You will be stranded in a tiny hut in the arctic circle for a year. Almost all of your provisions are provided for. Your hut comes fully equipped with a modern computer with an operating system of your choice, a high quality audio interface, a 61 key controller, and a single pair of high quality monitors.

There is one problem.

You have no internet, and no ability to download anything. All you can do is use the tools that are on the computer or that you bring with you to make music.

There is one more problem.

"Almost" means this, there is no toilet paper nor any reasonable approximation.

You have been granted a budget for a year's supply of high quality toilet paper. The average person uses 50 pounds per year, or, approximately 410 rolls. You have been granted $2.44 cents per roll for a budget of $1000.

Before you leave, you must purchase, in advance, all of your toilet paper and all of the software to produce music. You may not use any communistic open source software or free tools. Real musicians pay for their software. They want everything professional, everything high grade.

Upon return, you must bring with you a fresh track to please KVR or you will be sent back for another year with no additional budget.

What do you buy?
If you mean the software has to come out of my toilet paper budget that would require some serious professional consideration right there.
That is exactly it. You have $1000, one year, synths or toilet paper, what will your needs be?
Omnisphere, $230, Battery $200 and $570 worth of toilet paper.

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KVRAF
18728 posts since 3 Feb, 2005 from in the wilds

Post Sat May 01, 2021 5:35 am

ghettosynth wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:01 pm
That is exactly it. You have $1000, one year, synths or toilet paper, what will your needs be?
Synths of course...

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addled muppet weed
77599 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Sat May 01, 2021 5:42 am

ghettosynth wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:01 pm
dblock wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 2:41 pm
ghettosynth wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:45 pm
dblock wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:26 pm
ghettosynth wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:00 pm
dblock wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 10:41 am


I probably had all the synths I'll ever need 5 years ago but who's counting? :hihi:
Does anyone really "need" a synth?
Well, we don't really "need" toilet paper but we may be getting into semantics at this point.
That sounds like a new thread. You will be stranded in a tiny hut in the arctic circle for a year. Almost all of your provisions are provided for. Your hut comes fully equipped with a modern computer with an operating system of your choice, a high quality audio interface, a 61 key controller, and a single pair of high quality monitors.

There is one problem.

You have no internet, and no ability to download anything. All you can do is use the tools that are on the computer or that you bring with you to make music.

There is one more problem.

"Almost" means this, there is no toilet paper nor any reasonable approximation.

You have been granted a budget for a year's supply of high quality toilet paper. The average person uses 50 pounds per year, or, approximately 410 rolls. You have been granted $2.44 cents per roll for a budget of $1000.

Before you leave, you must purchase, in advance, all of your toilet paper and all of the software to produce music. You may not use any communistic open source software or free tools. Real musicians pay for their software. They want everything professional, everything high grade.

Upon return, you must bring with you a fresh track to please KVR or you will be sent back for another year with no additional budget.

What do you buy?
If you mean the software has to come out of my toilet paper budget that would require some serious professional consideration right there.
That is exactly it. You have $1000, one year, synths or toilet paper, what will your needs be?
arctic? easy, snow geese.
good enough for rabelais good enough for my bunghole.

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