Looking for atmospheric synth

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SparkySpark
KVRian
1305 posts since 30 Aug, 2004 from Skövde, Sweden

Post Tue May 01, 2018 10:32 am

Hi all,

Am looking for a VST synth (not samples) for atmospheric pads, basically a sound that is so beautiful the listener wants to cry (I am thinking of adding vocals via MMorph as well). Not my usual style so I am thinking freeware or low-cost for now. All ideas are highly welcome!

Thanks!
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thecontrolcentre
KVRAF
23095 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Re: Looking for atmospheric synth

Post Tue May 01, 2018 10:38 am


Anti-Logic
KVRist
156 posts since 4 Mar, 2014

Re: Looking for atmospheric synth

Post Tue May 01, 2018 12:35 pm

Adonis (very tweakable too)
http://www.vst4free.com/free_vst.php?id=384

Protoplasm (wave-table based though, but still great sounding)
http://www.vst4free.com/free_vst.php?id=1038

chk071
KVRAF
17290 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: Looking for atmospheric synth

Post Tue May 01, 2018 12:47 pm

SparkySpark wrote:Not my usual style so I am thinking freeware or low-cost for now. !
I would have proposed Waldorf Largo, but, doesn't quite fit the free/low cost requirement. You should consider it anyway though, if beautiful and atmospheric sound is your thing. :)

SparkySpark
KVRian
1305 posts since 30 Aug, 2004 from Skövde, Sweden

Re: Looking for atmospheric synth

Post Tue May 01, 2018 3:34 pm

Wow,

Thanks for the great replies. For anyone else finding this thread, be sure to check out those links. BTW, I also found another of Serrano's synths, the Orpheus string synth (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pEbry2lkBo). Even more astonishing perhaps: http://www.vst4free.com/free_vst.php?pl ... 17&id=2445 (STS-17 by HG Fortune).

Like someone else wrote, I can't believe ProtoPlasm is free. ...and the first one with the weird name :wink: thats quite an unusual synth, so thanks a lot for that one.

On a personal note: Serrano and the late HG Fortune have been a part of my KVR experience since years back. In fact, this is my post number 1000! :o ...and it's posted in the Getting Started forum! :D Like The Smiths (Morrisey) once sang: "that goes to show how little you know". :lol: :lol: :lol:
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SparkySpark
KVRian
1305 posts since 30 Aug, 2004 from Skövde, Sweden

Re: Looking for atmospheric synth

Post Tue May 01, 2018 4:22 pm

chk071 wrote:
SparkySpark wrote:Not my usual style so I am thinking freeware or low-cost for now. !
I would have proposed Waldorf Largo, but, doesn't quite fit the free/low cost requirement. You should consider it anyway though, if beautiful and atmospheric sound is your thing. :)
Thanks, yes it's beautiful, and much in line with the PPG. I love everything coming from these firms (like PPG Wavegenerator :love: )!
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mgw38
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1109 posts since 26 Jul, 2015 from Philadelphia

Re: Looking for atmospheric synth

Post Tue May 01, 2018 5:23 pm

"No samples" and "low cost" rules that out somewhat but imho the by far best atmospheric pads instrument is Luftrum Lunaris for the Kontakt Player.

twitewhite
KVRist
45 posts since 8 Mar, 2018

Re: Looking for atmospheric synth

Post Tue May 01, 2018 9:30 pm

Look up HG Fortune. You can find his synths at http://www.vst4free.com/index.php?dev=HG%20Fortune. Incredible moving atmospheres for free.

SparkySpark
KVRian
1305 posts since 30 Aug, 2004 from Skövde, Sweden

Re: Looking for atmospheric synth

Post Tue May 01, 2018 9:57 pm

Thanks for the Kontakt synth - hadn't heard of it.

The quality and ingenuity of the HG synths are remarkable! I wish someone had ported them to 64 bit, but I assume a bridge will do.

Thanks again!
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KVRAF
1735 posts since 9 Oct, 2008 from UK

Re: Looking for atmospheric synth

Post Thu May 03, 2018 3:12 pm

I thought all synths were meant to be atmospheric?
[W10-64, T5/6/7/W8/9, 32&64, Spike],[W7-32, T5/6/7/W8, Gina16] everything underused.

simon.a.billington
KVRian
1412 posts since 12 Nov, 2014

Re: Looking for atmospheric synth

Post Fri May 04, 2018 2:40 am

Reaktor has a few I believe, plus it gives the opportunity to design your own. Of course, this can get complex quite quickly.

You can also layer simpler pad sounds to get something more lush or to add more motion. The advantage here is the sparse layers can be panned independently or processed differently with eq, compression, reverb delay or whatever. This has scope to create some incredibly complex or detailed sounds that you couldn’t get for a standard plugin.

SparkySpark
KVRian
1305 posts since 30 Aug, 2004 from Skövde, Sweden

Re: Looking for atmospheric synth

Post Fri May 04, 2018 5:03 am

simon.a.billington wrote: You can also layer simpler pad sounds to get something more lush or to add more motion. The advantage here is the sparse layers can be panned independently or processed differently with eq, compression, reverb delay or whatever. This has scope to create some incredibly complex or detailed sounds that you couldn’t get for a standard plugin.
This is an interesting concept indeed. I have layered bass sounds, snare drum sounds etc in the past, but never pads. In addition to what you state above, they also have the advantage of the included pads being able to change over time via automation, such as going down in volume during verses.

Thanks for the brilliant idea!
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Try-Harder
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19 posts since 16 May, 2018

Re: Looking for atmospheric synth

Post Tue May 15, 2018 5:19 pm

Omnisphere 2... You won't stop crying after your wallet weeps..

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VELLTONE MUSIC
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477 posts since 19 Sep, 2017 from Planet Earth

Re: Looking for atmospheric synth

Post Wed May 16, 2018 12:14 am


SparkySpark
KVRian
1305 posts since 30 Aug, 2004 from Skövde, Sweden

Re: Looking for atmospheric synth

Post Wed May 16, 2018 2:57 pm

Thanks for letting me know about firebird and tone2. Actually their Electra and its new Atmospherica soundset would be awesome but it is out of my price range for this project.
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