Monster vst synths?

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Post Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:12 am

zenophilix wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:15 pm
Is Reaktor cheating? :hihi:
Kind of! :hihi: The quality of the synths/effects is from the best though :tu:
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a_Scientist
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Re: Monster vst synths?

Post Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:26 am

Arturia Moog Modular emulation - Big monster.
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KVRAF
3150 posts since 27 Dec, 2002 from North East England

Re: Monster vst synths?

Post Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:31 am

Harmor here too. It's a ridiculously powerful synth once you start poking around in its innards. I still remember the "holy shit" moment when I realised just how much of it can be customised. I'm currently into the direct copy/paste functionality which makes editing your analysis data in an image editor quick and easy - no image files clogging your drive.

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Googly Smythe
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2285 posts since 12 May, 2011 from Not where I was just now.

Re: Monster vst synths?

Post Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:34 am

HALion.
I've got Diversion, Predator, Helix, the LinPlug stuff, Saurus, OP-X, Hybrid 3, Vacuum Pro, Absynth, Z3ta, MonoPoly, Largo... But I nearly always end up using HALion.
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SMH
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Re: Monster vst synths?

Post Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:03 pm

Another vote for PolyAna! Not just a monster of a synth but a monster FX too!! Processing electric guitar here......

https://soundcloud.com/smh2600/admiral- ... b-on-strat

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Deep Purple
KVRian
803 posts since 9 Jan, 2015 from NY, NY

Re: Monster vst synths?

Post Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:29 pm

Not really sure what you mean by "monster". Unless a synth is limited in some way, you should be able to get a good performance out of any synth - you just have to figure out what its strengths and weaknesses are and play to them.
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Dillinger
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211 posts since 2 Apr, 2016

Re: Monster vst synths?

Post Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:32 pm

Falcon
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SynthScaper

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KVRAF
5180 posts since 7 Oct, 2005

Re: Monster vst synths?

Post Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:21 pm

A "monster" synth that I don't have and I'm thinking of getting it is Cypher2. I have Strobe2 and love it, but for more complex sounds I think Cypher2 is great. d

Anyway, I don't have MPE keyboard to take advantage of such expressions, but maybe I don't need it that much! Below is an overview tutorial which I think highlights its strengths:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5_gXiCPPjI
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mrj1nx
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467 posts since 29 Nov, 2015

Re: Monster vst synths?

Post Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:34 am

Id say monster synths are the ones that does a wide variety of stuff. Such as Zebra 2, Falcon, Avenger. I dont know which one is considered the most fully featured out there, but I would guess Falcon would take the cake.

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1446 posts since 26 Feb, 2013 from Sweden

Re: Monster vst synths?

Post Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:42 am

Falcon.
Alchemy.

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nachenko
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163 posts since 13 Mar, 2018

Re: Monster vst synths?

Post Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:12 am

Googly Smythe wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:34 am
HALion.
Very few people talk about Halion or other Steinberg plugins here at KVR, but those who do always talk in a very positive way of them.

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dandezebra
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1060 posts since 21 Dec, 2013 from USA

Re: Monster vst synths?

Post Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:19 am

Halion is stunning. I admittedly have not explored it as much as I need to, but what I have used is quite fantastic. Simon S. has some amazing vids. I remember a granular one that blew my mind!

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Googly Smythe
KVRAF
2285 posts since 12 May, 2011 from Not where I was just now.

Re: Monster vst synths?

Post Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:53 am

nachenko wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:12 am
Googly Smythe wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:34 am
HALion.
Very few people talk about Halion or other Steinberg plugins here at KVR, but those who do always talk in a very positive way of them.
I think it suffers from being a Steinberg product. :shrug:
I have about 15 (can't remember the exact number) soft synths, including Largo, Predator, Diversion, LinPlug Spectral, Absynth... Every time I use one in a project, I end up replacing it with HALion. Take from that what you will.
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chk071
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18935 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: Monster vst synths?

Post Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:58 am

It's strange really. Retrologue and Padhshop aren't half bad either. Especially Retrologue is quite nice. The quasi poor man's Sylenth1. ;)

Of course, if you have Halion, both are obsolete, because they're both offsprings of the Halion engine, AFAIK.

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KVRAF
5180 posts since 7 Oct, 2005

Re: Monster vst synths?

Post Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:37 pm

Retrologue is a wonderful synth. I loved it, but I had to sell it when I sold my Steinberg USB (the dongle) because I don't use the soft e-licenser (due to several problems with my system).

But if you already have a dongle, then I highly recommend it. Now it is Retrologue 2 of course which add more features and also easier drag and drop modulations from sources to destinations (some not everything). Anyway, the sound is fantastic with low cpu usage. It sounds Retro (vintage) something like a Roland Jupiter.

The main negative point is the fixed small size. It was barely Ok though with my 27" and 32" monitors (with 1080p).
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