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

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KVRer
6 posts since 2 Apr, 2021

Post Sat May 01, 2021 7:14 am

Phase Plant has not been mentioned yet and I would consider it one of the most modern synths out there:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GvapBwcUDI&t=307s

KVRAF

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2516 posts since 25 Feb, 2005

Post Sat May 01, 2021 5:47 pm

What about RAPID as a modern synth by Parawave Audio? Reminds me a but of Nexus from the demos Though 650 presets is nothing.
Never mind. Way too trancy for my taste like Tone2 but it is modern though.
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KVRist
116 posts since 24 Feb, 2004

Post Sat May 01, 2021 6:03 pm

I know why vintage is the way many developers want to roll. In order to sell anything at all that is not completely traditional you have to educate the public (they generally do not want education) and describe your technology so they can appreciate it. You'll have a raft of competitors (and freeware) undercutting you the next week. I hate this situation, but there are really creative developers out there. You just have to find and support them.

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KVRian
1072 posts since 11 Jan, 2006 from Pittsburgh

Post Sat May 01, 2021 6:23 pm

Fathom. It doesn't really imitate any vintage gear, and has some unique features.

I watched the videos other posters have linked to, and most of them made me realize that I'm a lot more normal than I knew. I'll have to work harder, I guess.
I wish I could sing as well as the voices inside my head...

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KVRAF
2755 posts since 15 Oct, 2017 from U.S.

Post Sat May 01, 2021 6:29 pm

Pasaje wrote:
Sat May 01, 2021 7:14 am
Phase Plant has not been mentioned yet and I would consider it one of the most modern synths out there:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GvapBwcUDI&t=307s
That am the big beast I'll get if and when I throw a big chunk of change at something new.
Til then I signed up on the Vital train & follow them Surge updates hoping Shortcircuit2 is not too far far off

KVRAF

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2516 posts since 25 Feb, 2005

Post Sat May 01, 2021 6:47 pm

Pasaje wrote:
Sat May 01, 2021 7:14 am
Phase Plant has not been mentioned yet and I would consider it one of the most modern synths out there:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GvapBwcUDI&t=307s
This was mentioned a couple times so now I'm curious enough to check it out.

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KVRAF
7599 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Post Sat May 01, 2021 9:22 pm

take any vsti, run it through distortion, presto...modern sounding :roll:
HW SYNTHS [KORG T2EX - AKAI AX80 - YAMAHA SY77 - ENSONIQ VFX]
HW MODULES [OBi M1000 - ROLAND MKS-50 - ROLAND JV880 - KURZ 1000PX]
SW [CHARLATAN - OBXD - OXE - ELEKTRO - MICROTERA - M1 - SURGE - RMiV]
DAW [ENERGY XT2/1U RACK WINXP / MAUDIO 1010LT PCI]

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KVRist
301 posts since 27 Aug, 2020

Post Sun May 02, 2021 3:36 am

People have mentioned ArcSyn in a couple of threads, how is it in terms of CPU usage and what's the copy protection, the kvr page doesn't say.

KVRAF
28116 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Sun May 02, 2021 3:40 am

Sounds like C/R / serial: https://www.spcplugins.com/arcsyn-manual#installation
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KVRist
301 posts since 27 Aug, 2020

Post Sun May 02, 2021 3:51 am

Thanks. If it's a basic serial CP, then I'm even more interested. Sounds nice.

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KVRAF
2755 posts since 15 Oct, 2017 from U.S.

Post Sun May 02, 2021 4:06 am

the only thing that made Absynth more modern than a Prophet was some distortion?

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

Post Sun May 02, 2021 8:45 am

melomood wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 4:06 am
the only thing that made Absynth more modern than a Prophet was some distortion?
i thought it was the "metallicish green gui" (tm)?
although, it's named after an old drink, so who knows?

KVRAF
4395 posts since 22 Nov, 2012

Post Sun May 02, 2021 9:02 am

there are probably few who have had absynth lately @vurt. actually, ..... (here comes the mansplaine part) the prophet X is pretty absynth like.

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

Post Sun May 02, 2021 9:05 am

yes, it did experience a resurgence, especially with the vamps.
still not a new drink.
older than kylie even, and le trec.

KVRAF
4395 posts since 22 Nov, 2012

Post Sun May 02, 2021 9:09 am

there is a biker bar down the road that will serve it (no lie).

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