Most undiscussed vst synths

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martinjuenke
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2356 posts since 28 Dec, 2015 from Germany

Post Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:09 am

Tj Shredder wrote:Even in the most undiscussed synth thread there had been after 6 pages no mention of Halion, which is much more a synth than a sampler. Even on Steinberg forums its not very present.
Probably too powerful, complex and scary. The most likely reason is, that Steinberg is not capable of writing an non technocrat version of a manual, and none of the specialists either...
But hey, it is worth to look at. I am happy to not have missed their recent sale which probably was the only one since a decade...
No, the reason is that buggy, unreliable e-licencer thing...

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chk071
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17277 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: Most undiscussed vst synths

Post Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:15 am

martinjuenke wrote:
Tj Shredder wrote:Even in the most undiscussed synth thread there had been after 6 pages no mention of Halion, which is much more a synth than a sampler. Even on Steinberg forums its not very present.
Probably too powerful, complex and scary. The most likely reason is, that Steinberg is not capable of writing an non technocrat version of a manual, and none of the specialists either...
But hey, it is worth to look at. I am happy to not have missed their recent sale which probably was the only one since a decade...
No, the reason is that buggy, unreliable e-licencer thing...
Dunno about that. Halion always appeared to me as aimed at a pretty special audience. Just like Falcon. Just not for your every day customer.

If the eLicenser really was the problem, it would be a problem for Cubase as well.

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inkwarp
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643 posts since 16 Jan, 2012 from UK

Re: Most undiscussed vst synths

Post Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:12 pm

All those mentioned are very good. There are always several interesting synths floating Around from NI, like Razor, Skanner, Form ( amazing imho), Even older ones like Photone and Carbon. You really could make music with Reaktor stuff alone. The interfaces sometimes can look overly complicated but they are mainly very easy to get on with.
unfortunately i am undisciplined and suffer terribly from GAS. :)

liquidsound
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2933 posts since 30 May, 2006 from Hollow Earth

Re: Most undiscussed vst synths

Post Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:49 pm

Helix
Rapture
Olga
MuLab.Ableton.Diva.Zebra.Repro-1.Dune2.The Legend.ArcSyn.Spire.TAL

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dandezebra
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721 posts since 21 Dec, 2013 from USA

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Post Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:02 pm

Rapture is a great synth.

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ATS
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5969 posts since 21 Dec, 2002 from MD USA

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Post Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:36 pm

martinjuenke wrote:
Tj Shredder wrote:Even in the most undiscussed synth thread there had been after 6 pages no mention of Halion, which is much more a synth than a sampler. Even on Steinberg forums its not very present.
Probably too powerful, complex and scary. The most likely reason is, that Steinberg is not capable of writing an non technocrat version of a manual, and none of the specialists either...
But hey, it is worth to look at. I am happy to not have missed their recent sale which probably was the only one since a decade...
No, the reason is that buggy, unreliable e-licencer thing...

nothing wrong with e-licencer here, had mine for probably 10 years or so
my music: http://www.alexcooperusa.com
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Tj Shredder
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1395 posts since 6 Jan, 2017 from Outer Space

Re: Most undiscussed vst synths

Post Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:13 pm

ATS wrote:
martinjuenke wrote:
Tj Shredder wrote:Even in the most undiscussed synth thread there had been after 6 pages no mention of Halion, which is much more a synth than a sampler. Even on Steinberg forums its not very present...
No, the reason is that buggy, unreliable e-licencer thing...
nothing wrong with e-licencer here, had mine for probably 10 years or so
@martin
I don‘t have a single dongle in my machine. As I reject Avid, there is no need to. Maybe you point to problems of the past...

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Russell Grand
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Post Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:08 am

zzz00m wrote:
Russell Grand wrote:
twitewhite wrote:Synth1 isn't that great, even compared to other free synths. It's not bad by any means, but let's be honest. It's only is popular because it's free, there are many tutorials on it, and many soundbanks for it (and free and small file size, of course).
I have to disagree with you 100%. Synth1 (IMO) is an excellent plug, free or not. :D
Take a test drive with the Synth1 Librarian from Neutrino Sky, and you will recognize the amazing breadth of sounds possible with this synth. Using the librarian, you can browse your entire collection of Synth1 soundbank zip files for sounds that match your search criteria based on tags. You might just discover something you have overlooked! It's free too! :tu:
Awesome, thanks zzz00m! I'm going to search for it and check it out this coming weekend! :hyper:

zzz00m
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1334 posts since 17 Sep, 2016

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Post Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:08 pm

Russell Grand wrote:
zzz00m wrote:
Russell Grand wrote:
twitewhite wrote:Synth1 isn't that great, even compared to other free synths. It's not bad by any means, but let's be honest. It's only is popular because it's free, there are many tutorials on it, and many soundbanks for it (and free and small file size, of course).
I have to disagree with you 100%. Synth1 (IMO) is an excellent plug, free or not. :D
Take a test drive with the Synth1 Librarian from Neutrino Sky, and you will recognize the amazing breadth of sounds possible with this synth. Using the librarian, you can browse your entire collection of Synth1 soundbank zip files for sounds that match your search criteria based on tags. You might just discover something you have overlooked! It's free too! :tu:
Awesome, thanks zzz00m! I'm going to search for it and check it out this coming weekend! :hyper:
You can find it here: https://neutrinosky.com/

He is planning to also do a similar librarian for Dexed, a free emulation of the Yamaha DX-7 synth, which has a bazillion free patches available online. The challenge is that a good database engine will be required to sort the bazillion patches. I'm sure it will be awesome!

Meanwhile, the Synth1 librarian will give you a whole new way to explore the sounds that have been created for it by many talented users. :tu:
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martinjuenke
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Post Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:36 am

How about the AIR stuff:
Hybrid / Vacuum / Xpand?
Seems to be used (and sold) by many and discussed by few... :hihi:

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dandezebra
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Post Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:39 pm

Fantastic stuff... That I don't even bother loading because of no resizable GUI.

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VariKusBrainZ
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inkwarp
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643 posts since 16 Jan, 2012 from UK

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Post Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:29 pm

You can find it here: https://neutrinosky.com/

He is planning to also do a similar librarian for Dexed, a free emulation of the Yamaha DX-7 synth, which has a bazillion free patches available online. The challenge is that a good database engine will be required to sort the bazillion patches. I'm sure it will be awesome!

Meanwhile, the Synth1 librarian will give you a whole new way to explore the sounds that have been created for it by many talented users. :tu:[/quote]

this never worked for me, on windows 7 or 10 - it crashes every time i try.
i love synth1 and have made a lot of my own sounds, so i was interested in such a program. it's just riddled with bugs ime.

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PatchAdamz
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4305 posts since 13 Nov, 2012

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Post Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:20 am

V-Station
Great for bass and other things.

Saw it for $10 in the deals forum new...

zzz00m
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1334 posts since 17 Sep, 2016

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Post Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:47 am

inkwarp wrote:
Meanwhile, the Synth1 librarian will give you a whole new way to explore the sounds that have been created for it by many talented users. :tu:
this never worked for me, on windows 7 or 10 - it crashes every time i try.
i love synth1 and have made a lot of my own sounds, so i was interested in such a program. it's just riddled with bugs ime.
You have to run the installer .exe that installs the Windows dependencies for C++ and .net. If you are missing those, you will get a crash.
Windows 10; with instruments from AIR, Ample Sound, AAS, Cakewalk, IK Multimedia, iZotope, KV331, NI, Seaweed Audio, SONiVOX, TAL, Tracktion, u-he, Way Out Ware, XLN, others...

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