Heat up 3 vs Gladiator 3

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ubailey
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61 posts since 4 Apr, 2017

Post Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:53 am

I have found these two vst to be the trap sounding instruments next to nexus and onnisphere 2. I’m trying to decide which one to buy. Which do you prefer?
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D.K Envelope
KVRist
64 posts since 28 Oct, 2018

Re: Heat up 3 vs Gladiator 3

Post Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:59 am

heat up 3 cost a lot with all those expansions
i woud say electra vst from tone 2 is the same company
you need
acoustic instruments a good bitcrusher and halftime plugin and you are done
but heat up 3 is a good plugin

starflakeprj
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885 posts since 28 Feb, 2015

Re: Heat up 3 vs Gladiator 3

Post Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:42 am

I don't understand these "trap sounding" discussions. You can make trap sounds with any synth plugin. Also Heat Up 3 is a rompler, Gladiator 3 is a synth, so this isn't even a comparison to make at any level.
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commodore
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288 posts since 19 Feb, 2013

Re: Heat up 3 vs Gladiator 3

Post Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:13 pm

starflakeprj wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:42 am
I don't understand these "trap sounding" discussions. You can make trap sounds with any synth plugin. Also Heat Up 3 is a rompler, Gladiator 3 is a synth, so this isn't even a comparison to make at any level.
I concur - I purchased electra 2 a while ago, and was looking for presets around online. Everything was trap this and trap that. I was legit confused. I've never seen a vst be so famous for a specific genre, let alone for trap. I don't see what makes is special for trap music. Massive or something like that seems more on par for trap music.

To answer the OP's question though, Gladiator is amazing. I'm constantly pulling it up in productions. But if you are all about trap stuff, I'd look at Massive by Native Instruments, or even Nexus. Really all you need is bass, good samples, and literally any simple vst synth for leads, etc.

elassi
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2143 posts since 8 Sep, 2009

Re: Heat up 3 vs Gladiator 3

Post Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:22 pm

starflakeprj wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:42 am
Also Heat Up 3 is a rompler, Gladiator 3 is a synth, so this isn't even a comparison to make at any level.
This.

Re. Gladiator: Had it for years because of its unique approach but eventually sold it because no matter what tweaks you make the results have their typical Tone2 character. To me, this sound is too polished for my taste and often felt that I can spot it among ten other synths due to this signature sound.

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W23
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294 posts since 22 Sep, 2016

Re: Heat up 3 vs Gladiator 3

Post Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:23 pm

They seem different. Gladiator is based in a unique form of synthesis, that is pretty cool. Heat up strikes me as being more of a sampler (or a ROMpler...nothing wrong with that) seeing how it comes with a 25GB library. I own Gladiator. It’s really fun but, I tend to tinker a lot with it and run with whatever sounds good to me at the moment. It sounds great! If you are looking to buy something in to work in Trap, Heat Up May get you there faster. It’s on sale right now too. I wouldn’t want to talk you out of Gladiator. I just think of it as a hardcore tweaker sound design kind of synth, as opposed to a sample library player made for trap music. Is Gladiator on sale right now? I would say to wait for the sale if it isn’t. It usually happens about twice a year

ubailey
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61 posts since 4 Apr, 2017

Re: Heat up 3 vs Gladiator 3

Post Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:05 pm

If you don’t like the discussion then why the hell did you click the link? They are comparable because both have a lot of trap sounds in them more so then other synths. Heat up from where I see has adsr, mm, arp, sfx, last time i checked, that’s all included in anything related to sound design
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LeVzi
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1877 posts since 8 Jul, 2008 from UK

Re: Heat up 3 vs Gladiator 3

Post Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:52 am

elassi wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:22 pm
starflakeprj wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:42 am
Also Heat Up 3 is a rompler, Gladiator 3 is a synth, so this isn't even a comparison to make at any level.
This.

Re. Gladiator: Had it for years because of its unique approach but eventually sold it because no matter what tweaks you make the results have their typical Tone2 character. To me, this sound is too polished for my taste and often felt that I can spot it among ten other synths due to this signature sound.
How can a sound be too polished ? With a synth like Gladiator , or any synth, nothing comes out polished unless you make it that way.
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230 posts since 8 May, 2018 from Sweden

Re: Heat up 3 vs Gladiator 3

Post Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:32 am

LeVzi wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:52 am
elassi wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:22 pm
starflakeprj wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:42 am
Also Heat Up 3 is a rompler, Gladiator 3 is a synth, so this isn't even a comparison to make at any level.
This.

Re. Gladiator: Had it for years because of its unique approach but eventually sold it because no matter what tweaks you make the results have their typical Tone2 character. To me, this sound is too polished for my taste and often felt that I can spot it among ten other synths due to this signature sound.
How can a sound be too polished ? With a synth like Gladiator , or any synth, nothing comes out polished unless you make it that way.
Tone2 synths do have some kind of psycho-acoustic "sheen" to them. I can't exactly put my finger on it, maybe some exciter or EQ that's always running even when you bypass the effects. Then the FX themselves of course also sound similar from one Tone2 synth to the next, even if the synthesis method differs between their different products.

Gladiator 3 is sort of a Wavetable synth, but you can mangle the wavetables in different ways and also combine two wavetables in interesting ways. It's a pretty flexible synth so you could use it for trap, trance, house or whatever else relies on electronic synthesized sounds.

With a ROMpler you'd be more limited to what's available in the sample packs.

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