Help me find good free synthesizers

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Nena2
KVRer
23 posts since 18 Mar, 2019

Post Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:54 am

I'm sorry. I might have used the wrong word. With replica I mean emulation. I'm looking for free software emulations of real instruments. Like Dexed is a replica / emulation of the DX 7.

I gave up trying to get the library for Dexed. It doesn't work.

Somebody suggested synths from TAL. I found one that is an emulation of a real instrument from Roland.

Srping sounded interesting. But I did not find this instrument. Is Spring a replica/emulation of a real instrument ?

v1o
KVRian
1493 posts since 2 Oct, 2004

Re: Help me find good free synthesizers

Post Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:59 am

Nena2 wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:49 pm
I am looking for free instruments that replicates real instruments.

So far I've downloaded something called Dexed. It is a replica of the Yamaha DX 7 that we used to have in the house.

But I miss the sounds from the real instrument. I found no extra sounds for Dexed.

Is there a list of free software replica of real instruments ?

Only 64bit please.

I also want drums and acoustic instruments.

Thank you
Search Google for free soundfonts or sfz's to play in your daws sampler.
Orion Platinum, Muzys 2

Nena2
KVRer
23 posts since 18 Mar, 2019

Re: Help me find good free synthesizers

Post Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:31 pm

But a soundfont means just one sound from one instrument. Better then to have the instrument.

Raksha
KVRer
2 posts since 30 Oct, 2018

Re: Help me find good free synthesizers

Post Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:16 pm

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Nena2 wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:54 am
I'm sorry. I might have used the wrong word. With replica I mean emulation. I'm looking for free software emulations of real instruments. Like Dexed is a replica / emulation of the DX 7.

I gave up trying to get the library for Dexed. It doesn't work.

Somebody suggested synths from TAL. I found one that is an emulation of a real instrument from Roland.

Srping sounded interesting. But I did not find this instrument. Is Spring a replica/emulation of a real instrument ?
Do you mean real instruments like guitar, bass, drums, organs? Or real synths, like roland, moog, oberheim, etc? Or both? (Sorry if I miss the obvious...)
Anyway, I'll try some of both:
DRUMS: Sennheiser Drummica, link is to native forum: https://www.native-instruments.com/foru ... ee.198219/ (https://www.native-instruments.com/forum/threads/sennheiser-drumica-free.198219/)
Also: Powerdrumkit 2: https://www.powerdrumkit.com/ (https://www.powerdrumkit.com/)
ORGANS: I repeat the link to the Martinic organs, very good Vox continental and Farfisa emulations: http://www.vst4free.com/index.php?dev=Martinic (http://www.vst4free.com/index.php?dev=Martinic)
For hammond organs check these out; https://blog.wavosaur.com/7-free-vsts-f ... emulation/ - I don't think they are all 64 bit, but 32 bit plugins can be bridged to 64 bit.
SYNTHS: Roland JP8000 has been emulated in superwave P8, a great free synth: http://www.superwavesynths.com/p8 (http://www.superwavesynths.com/p8)
Minimoog: https://www.pluginboutique.com/products/151 (https://www.pluginboutique.com/products/151) - this may be only 32 bit, but nothing is cooler than a minimoog, so bridge it.
And here is a great free mellotron: http://www.vst4free.com/free_vst.php?pl ... SE&id=2452 (http://www.vst4free.com/free_vst.php?plugin=Redtron_SE&id=2452) - I think this is 32 bit too.
Also, try https://bedroomproducersblog.com/ (https://bedroomproducersblog.com/) - it's a great resource for free vst and vsti - and as always: Google is your best friend, lots of great things to find. The search, reviews and ratings here at kvr are great too...

Nena2
KVRer
23 posts since 18 Mar, 2019

Re: Help me find good free synthesizers

Post Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:42 pm

Thank you so much Raksha.
I'm sorry. I of course mean both acoustic instruments and synthesizers (they are real instruments too, right?)
Your suggestions are great. Have you got some more ?

x
Nina

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layzer
KVRAF
6519 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Re: Help me find good free synthesizers

Post Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:55 pm

the must have free 64bit synths, emulations or not:

synth1
charlatan
pg8x
obxd
surge
cobalt
oxefm
tunefish
kairatune
TAL synths
full bucket synths
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]

Nena2
KVRer
23 posts since 18 Mar, 2019

Re: Help me find good free synthesizers

Post Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:06 pm

Can you please tell me what real synthesizers each of those emulates?

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layzer
KVRAF
6519 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Re: Help me find good free synthesizers

Post Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:33 pm

synth1 - Nord lead
pg8x - roland Jx8p
obxd - oberheim obx
cobalt - korg dw8000

the others are just good synths.
i dont know what your deal is with it having to be
an emulation of hardware...if it sounds good, use it... i say.
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]

Nena2
KVRer
23 posts since 18 Mar, 2019

Re: Help me find good free synthesizers

Post Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:21 pm

Thank you for the info layzer.

x
Nina

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