Sylenth1 in 2019

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Spencer Maddox
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461 posts since 19 Oct, 2017 from a state of anxiety

Post Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:34 pm

SoundPorn wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:05 pm
If we're being honest Sylenth1 is only considered an EDM synth because it's been around forever and comes packaged with the most pirated DAW of all time which also happen to be one of the most popular DAW for electronic music production.
Sylenth1 comes Packaged with FL...?
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canaden
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11 posts since 23 Feb, 2016

Re: Sylenth1 in 2019

Post Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:56 pm

I guess I was a little unclear with my post. My current set up is: serum for digital wavetable/basic fm synthesis, operator for more complex fm, and DIVA for when I want something that sounds more analog since I don't use any hardware synths. I've always liked sylenth1 but have never been able to justify the cost due to the fact that I already own serum which I use for chords and leads. If serums CPU becomes an issue. I never compared Diva to Sylenth1 I was just looking for peoples opinions of how it would fit in my current vst setup, especially with Serum being so popular in today's market. From what I got out of this, I think sylenth1 would be a good synth to have for CPU intense situations such as big chord stacks with lots of unison, or for when I want its flavour. I am still a big fan of sylenth1's filters, especially on chords, but I still cant talk myself into paying the full price especially as a student who owns serum. I think in the meantime I'll try to take advantage of fabfilters student discounts before I graduate and then pick up sylenth1 either second hand or whenever it goes on Sale just to get it out of my system. I think we all have that guilty pleasure lol

Elektronisch
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2987 posts since 3 Feb, 2010

Re: Sylenth1 in 2019

Post Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:16 pm

If your main concern is CPU use and a driving force to get Sylenth1 is that just for chords then there are less expensive alternatives like Synth1, Dune 3 (its more expensive but it gives you much more then low cpu use), Viper (virus emu) and so on.

Also you can just use jp8080 oscillator on medium quality setting in Diva its not that cpu intensive. Oroyou can use Draft quality mode in Serum. Actually this is what i would do + maybe check Synth1.

Elektronisch
KVRAF
2987 posts since 3 Feb, 2010

Re: Sylenth1 in 2019

Post Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:46 pm

Spencer Maddox wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:34 pm
SoundPorn wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:05 pm
If we're being honest Sylenth1 is only considered an EDM synth because it's been around forever and comes packaged with the most pirated DAW of all time which also happen to be one of the most popular DAW for electronic music production.
Sylenth1 comes Packaged with FL...?
im also wtf here :) my copy of FL signature bundle never came with sylenth1 :)

samsam
KVRAF
2244 posts since 9 Dec, 2008

Re: Sylenth1 in 2019

Post Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:56 pm

Apple should bundle it with Logic.

Joking.

Got Sylenth when it first came out on Mac, still love it today. Today's price is maybe a bit high, but I don't think so, Lennard is still developing it and frankly it's a classic :wink:

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Spencer Maddox
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461 posts since 19 Oct, 2017 from a state of anxiety

Re: Sylenth1 in 2019

Post Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:18 pm

Elektronisch wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:46 pm
Spencer Maddox wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:34 pm
SoundPorn wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:05 pm
If we're being honest Sylenth1 is only considered an EDM synth because it's been around forever and comes packaged with the most pirated DAW of all time which also happen to be one of the most popular DAW for electronic music production.
Sylenth1 comes Packaged with FL...?
im also wtf here :) my copy of FL signature bundle never came with sylenth1 :)
Reminds me of when I was just starting and I was like 15 or 16 and got FL and all the videos on the ol YouTube acedemy had Sylenth and I’m like scrolling through all the menus getting mad because I have no idea where this synth was 😂

But no, as far as I know FL dosent have sylenth.

If it does someone has some explaining to do because that means I wasted a ton of money when I bought it.

That’s money I could of spent on food...Or clothes...Or...oh who am I kidding I’d just spend the money on a different plugin 😂😂
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Elektronisch
KVRAF
2987 posts since 3 Feb, 2010

Re: Sylenth1 in 2019

Post Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:26 pm

Spencer Maddox wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:18 pm
Elektronisch wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:46 pm
Spencer Maddox wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:34 pm
SoundPorn wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:05 pm
If we're being honest Sylenth1 is only considered an EDM synth because it's been around forever and comes packaged with the most pirated DAW of all time which also happen to be one of the most popular DAW for electronic music production.
Sylenth1 comes Packaged with FL...?
im also wtf here :) my copy of FL signature bundle never came with sylenth1 :)
Reminds me of when I was just starting and I was like 15 or 16 and got FL and all the videos on the ol YouTube acedemy had Sylenth and I’m like scrolling through all the menus getting mad because I have no idea where this synth was 😂

But no, as far as I know FL dosent have sylenth.

If it does someone has some explaining to do because that means I wasted a ton of money when I bought it.

That’s money I could of spent on food...Or clothes...Or...oh who am I kidding I’d just spend the money on a different plugin 😂😂
Ofcourse we know S1 doesnt come with any Daws :) But i am still puzzled, how Soundporn even come up with such nonsense, it blows my mind :lol:

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Distorted Horizon
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1722 posts since 17 Jan, 2017 from Planet of cats

Re: Sylenth1 in 2019

Post Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:55 pm

Spencer Maddox wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:34 pm
SoundPorn wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:05 pm
If we're being honest Sylenth1 is only considered an EDM synth because it's been around forever and comes packaged with the most pirated DAW of all time which also happen to be one of the most popular DAW for electronic music production.
Sylenth1 comes Packaged with FL...?
LOL WTF?! :lol:

Maybe with pirated version.. Soundporn you should try the legit version from the IL site :lol:

don_sook
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2 posts since 4 Feb, 2019

Re: Sylenth1 in 2019

Post Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:20 pm

canaden wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:56 pm
I've always liked sylenth1 but have never been able to justify the cost
I think this is your primary worry here. If you like Sylenth1 then go for it! Stop spending time worrying and start spending time using Sylenth1 to make music.

Don't worry about overlap. You'd be surprised on how many musical tools you have deemed 'necessary' that overlap with other 'necessary' tools.

If using Sylenth1 makes you happy, then use it! Your rapport with a musical tool (whether a certain guitar, piano, VST, DAW etc) is priceless.

goldenanalog
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1843 posts since 7 Dec, 2005 from somewhere between analog and digital

Re: Sylenth1 in 2019

Post Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:13 am

canaden: Are you aware of this?

From the LennarDigital website:

Q: Do you offer educational discount?

A: We offer 30% educational discount for students and teachers. To receive the discount coupon, just send a copy/scan of your academic ID card or any other proof of college/school admission here.

Please note that the educational license may not be used for commercial activities other than education (for example selling the music create with it). At Any time you can upgrade to the standard commercial license, simply by paying the remaining 30%. There are no further differences.

Examigan
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4729 posts since 15 Sep, 2005 from East Coast of the USA

Re: Sylenth1 in 2019

Post Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:18 am

pdxindy wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:48 pm
Examigan wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:00 am
Demo Sylenth1 and see if you like it or not. If you think it’s too expensive, there is a monthly pricing plan too.
you don't get it cheaper that way... it is still too expensive
I just meant if you want to use it for a month or two to make a few songs or design presets, it is possible. When I bought it many years ago it was on a group buy they had making it much less $$, and a few years ago there was a sale for 40% off. Sometimes you may see it 2nd hand in the marketplace too.

Actually, I see it one sale there now:

viewtopic.php?f=43&t=520618&p=7346376&h ... 1#p7346376

viewtopic.php?f=43&t=521185&p=7345219&h ... 1#p7345219

chk071
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19356 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: Sylenth1 in 2019

Post Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:08 am

pdxindy wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:48 pm
Examigan wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:00 am
Demo Sylenth1 and see if you like it or not. If you think it’s too expensive, there is a monthly pricing plan too.
you don't get it cheaper that way... it is still too expensive
It is. I always wonder how many more licenses Lennard could sell if he chose to offer Sylenth1 for 99 €. It is in general a thing i don't quite get. Why not make a 10 year plus old plugin cheaper? Why never develop a version 2? Total waste when you developed the most popular soft synth in history.

It's something i noticed with other soft synth developers as well. They don't seem to be very competent on the business side.

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Distorted Horizon
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1722 posts since 17 Jan, 2017 from Planet of cats

Re: Sylenth1 in 2019

Post Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:35 am

My PC died and now it's being fixed. When I get it back, I must install everything again...................
I checked the stuff I have and I think I'll just sell my every vsti I have, except sylenth and synthmaster.

Examigan
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4729 posts since 15 Sep, 2005 from East Coast of the USA

Re: Sylenth1 in 2019

Post Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:55 am

chk071 wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:08 am
pdxindy wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:48 pm
Examigan wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:00 am
Demo Sylenth1 and see if you like it or not. If you think it’s too expensive, there is a monthly pricing plan too.
you don't get it cheaper that way... it is still too expensive
It is. I always wonder how many more licenses Lennard could sell if he chose to offer Sylenth1 for 99 €. It is in general a thing i don't quite get. Why not make a 10 year plus old plugin cheaper? Why never develop a version 2? Total waste when you developed the most popular soft synth in history.

It's something i noticed with other soft synth developers as well. They don't seem to be very competent on the business side.
I mentioned that I see it 2nd hand right now for about $100. Anyway if someone really wants it, they can give up a Starbucks drink every other week, or a pizza once a month etc. and then they'll have the money to buy it with their monthly plan. If you think this software is too expensive, check out hardware synths instead and try buying a Moog One. Might need a to sell a kidney to buy it though. :hihi:

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aMUSEd
KVRAF
30715 posts since 14 Sep, 2002 from In teh net

Re: Sylenth1 in 2019

Post Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:00 am

chk071 wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:08 am
pdxindy wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:48 pm
Examigan wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:00 am
Demo Sylenth1 and see if you like it or not. If you think it’s too expensive, there is a monthly pricing plan too.
you don't get it cheaper that way... it is still too expensive
It is. I always wonder how many more licenses Lennard could sell if he chose to offer Sylenth1 for 99 €. It is in general a thing i don't quite get. Why not make a 10 year plus old plugin cheaper? Why never develop a version 2? Total waste when you developed the most popular soft synth in history.
It's confusing because although the name is Sylenth1 it is actually on version 3

https://www.kvraudio.com/news/lennardig ... -040-41370

Also there is a rent-to-own plan which is very reasonable.

Never really understod the 'most popular' thing tbh - it always seemed to me a pretty mediocre synth - so it's one I don't have.

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