Fabfilter synth plugs, worth it?

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urlwolf
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564 posts since 23 Dec, 2002

Post Sun Apr 20, 2014 4:02 am

Those saying you can do better for the price, care to post their suggestions?

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sqigls
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4030 posts since 25 Dec, 2004 from Melbourne, Australia

Re: Fabfilter synth plugs, worth it?

Post Sun Apr 20, 2014 4:38 am

Twin 2 is great. It cuts through a mix, and is kind on the processor.

raymondwave
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249 posts since 2 May, 2014

Re: Fabfilter synth plugs, worth it?

Post Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:45 am

I just took a test on Fabfilter One and I'm pretty surprised on how great the synth sounds for a synth that has been around for almost 20 years. The filter is super. I own a good deal of synth plugins and I've been comparing filter resonance on many to Fabfilter One and One just sings even at full resonance. Seems very usable for trancy stuff, bass and leads etc.

I'm not a fan of flipping through many filter modes to find a suitable one (think of DUNE3, Spire etc), so I'm very much liking the fact that this has just one good filter.

What are your thoughts?

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gentleclockdivider
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2272 posts since 22 Mar, 2009 from gent

Re: Fabfilter synth plugs, worth it?

Post Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:57 am

I am not a fan of the current fabfilter line-up , it seems they are not interested anymore in developing synths .
That being said , I still have a copy of fabfilter one ( since 2005 :tu: ) ,, back in the day people were raving how much it sounded like an ms 10 ( which the original fabfilter's filter :) is based upon ) .
If you now compare the original fabfilter filter with an ms 10/20 filter ( cytomic , the drop ) the difference is night and day in favour of cytomic .
Considering it's over 15 years old , it still sounds good
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david.beholder
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1668 posts since 13 Sep, 2007

Re: Fabfilter synth plugs, worth it?

Post Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:58 pm

Fab Filter effects are the best.
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FarleyCZ
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833 posts since 26 Jun, 2008 from Czech Republic

Re: Fabfilter synth plugs, worth it?

Post Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:27 pm

Yeah, I'll have to second the popular opinion here. They really shifted focus to effects. Their EQs and Compressors are pretty much the best you can find. Period. But the synth? I mean ... coincidentally I am working on a track right now, that uses Twin 2 as a subbass generator, because their filter makes everything sound saturated and buttery smooth. But that's the only use I have for it. Twin 2 is seriously poor on features otherwise. Sylenth 1 has more of them. For the money, just look for any other popular synth with more knobs. ...or save it towards the EQ instead, because that one is surreal.
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dandezebra
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1281 posts since 21 Dec, 2013 from USA

Re: Fabfilter synth plugs, worth it?

Post Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:32 pm

Be pretty sweet if the dropped a new synth as a surprise sometime though, eh?

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Halonmusic
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3026 posts since 13 Nov, 2015 from Norway

Re: Fabfilter synth plugs, worth it?

Post Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:40 pm

tehlord wrote:
Mon Apr 14, 2014 3:41 am
I also can't stand the GUI. I usually adore the Fabfilter GUI, but Twin2 and Volcano just annoy me for being a little too abstract.
Yup. Its hideous.
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gentleclockdivider
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2272 posts since 22 Mar, 2009 from gent

Re: Fabfilter synth plugs, worth it?

Post Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:23 am

david.beholder wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:58 pm
Fab Filter effects are the best.
Far from it
Dmg audio is far superior to any of the fabfilter dynamics/eq plugins , so is cytomic etc..
Imho fabfilter is way overrated , but them guis are sexy as hell
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bharris22
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1622 posts since 3 Mar, 2010

Re: Fabfilter synth plugs, worth it?

Post Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:03 am

Are there any presets available for One or Twin?

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david.beholder
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Re: Fabfilter synth plugs, worth it?

Post Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:47 am

gentleclockdivider wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:23 am
Dmg audio is far superior to any of the fabfilter dynamics/eq plugins , so is cytomic etc..
Imho fabfilter is way overrated , but them guis are sexy as hell
Haters gonna hate :)
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e@rs
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4293 posts since 15 Dec, 2011 from Bucharest, Romania

Re: Fabfilter synth plugs, worth it?

Post Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:57 am

gentleclockdivider wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:23 am
Dmg audio is far superior to any of the fabfilter dynamics/eq plugins...
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hivkorn
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3171 posts since 6 Sep, 2007 from France

Re: Fabfilter synth plugs, worth it?

Post Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:17 pm

My first vst was One, i learn the basic stuff with One (adsr, lfo, ...) and i still use it these day beside thre fact i own avenger, falcon, spire, serum...

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