list of dirt cheap synths with some/little good quality

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Apratim
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691 posts since 29 Dec, 2016 from India

Post Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:57 am

after buying iris 2 for 8 bucks and surprised by the amount of experimentation it is capable of i am thinking of collecting all these synths ... just for the lols and and my new love for experimental music(like Ryoji Ikeda) and old love of dark syhtwave.
conditions :
can be limited versions- having limitation of 4 voices instead of 32 or something like that
around 10 bucks
must be 64-bit(wish i could avoid this condition but cant)
can be seasonal price-like black friday or cyber monday
ryzen 5,16gb ddr4,1TB SSHD,Win 10 x64
Behringer UMC 202 HD,Behringer C-1,brainwavz HM5.
REAPER,some U-he synths,some IL synths,MTotalbundle,some TAL synths,etc

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Kumi_27
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318 posts since 26 Aug, 2011 from somewhere under the rainbow

Re: list of dirt cheap synths with some/little good quality

Post Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:10 am

XILS 3 LE is currently on sale at 9,90 €

Examigan
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5240 posts since 15 Sep, 2005 from East Coast of the USA

Re: list of dirt cheap synths with some/little good quality

Post Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:10 am

Hybrid 3 goes on sale once in a while as low as $1.

Babylon (haven't used it myself) is $13.80 at the moment.
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BBFG#
KVRAF
5977 posts since 28 Apr, 2013

Re: list of dirt cheap synths with some/little good quality

Post Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:13 am

You can pick up cheap unregistered synths in the KVR market often. Anywhere from $10-$20 for Padshop Pro and Retrologue. (IBBoth are soft license now?) But if you like Iris, PSP2 is a definite must.
[AnalogLab Lite can be had around those same prices that will give about 500 presets from multiple synths, although they've increased their upgrade price to the full AL4 now.]
Sign up an account at AAS and download Swatches for some great free sounds. But be wary of the price gouging some are trying to sell the actual Sessions plugins and soundsets right now. The Session plugins shouldn't run you more than $10 for all 3 IMO. The last ones I had I even gave away.
For their soundsets I wouldn't pay more than $1-3 currently.
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Examigan
KVRAF
5240 posts since 15 Sep, 2005 from East Coast of the USA

Re: list of dirt cheap synths with some/little good quality

Post Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:18 am


BBFG#
KVRAF
5977 posts since 28 Apr, 2013

Re: list of dirt cheap synths with some/little good quality

Post Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:23 am

And be wary of anything requiring iLok or eLicense dongles, as that will increase your cost another $25.-$40.

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Etienne1973
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660 posts since 8 Feb, 2013 from Switzerland

Re: list of dirt cheap synths with some/little good quality

Post Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:10 am

Apratim wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:57 am
can be limited versions- having limitation of 4 voices instead of 32 or something like that
Buy CM magazine issues: https://www.musicradar.com/computermusic

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Apratim
KVRian
691 posts since 29 Dec, 2016 from India

Re: list of dirt cheap synths with some/little good quality

Post Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:44 am

Etienne1973 wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:10 am
Apratim wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:57 am
can be limited versions- having limitation of 4 voices instead of 32 or something like that
Buy CM magazine issues: https://www.musicradar.com/computermusic
damm that didnt strike me at all thanks

edit. do i still get to keep the software after i end my 3 month subscription
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ryzen 5,16gb ddr4,1TB SSHD,Win 10 x64
Behringer UMC 202 HD,Behringer C-1,brainwavz HM5.
REAPER,some U-he synths,some IL synths,MTotalbundle,some TAL synths,etc

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Apratim
KVRian
691 posts since 29 Dec, 2016 from India

Re: list of dirt cheap synths with some/little good quality

Post Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:44 am

Kumi_27 wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:10 am
XILS 3 LE is currently on sale at 9,90 €
ok nice i am listening
ryzen 5,16gb ddr4,1TB SSHD,Win 10 x64
Behringer UMC 202 HD,Behringer C-1,brainwavz HM5.
REAPER,some U-he synths,some IL synths,MTotalbundle,some TAL synths,etc

MikeCallon
KVRist
401 posts since 2 Jan, 2004

Re: list of dirt cheap synths with some/little good quality

Post Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:58 am

+1 for Computer Music magazine. Often overlooked, but there are some absolute gems for the price of one issue of the mag :D

u-he Bazille CM & Zebra CM, Cableguys Curve 2 CM, Dune CM are amazing...fantastic synths in their own right. More capable than many 'paid' synths. Loads more in there too - a no brainer if ever there was one :hihi:

SparkySpark
KVRAF
1864 posts since 30 Aug, 2004 from Lancaster, UK

Re: list of dirt cheap synths with some/little good quality

Post Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:14 pm

Agreeing with everyone else here. Want to add Lynx - seriously overlooked, free, and with over a thousand presets. Also the stuff by 2getheraudio - everything is ten bucks I think. Personally I like their G8tor synth.
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SampleScience
KVRAF
4054 posts since 31 Oct, 2004 from Mtl, Canada

Re: list of dirt cheap synths with some/little good quality

Post Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:48 pm

Soundspot Union is pretty good, I got it for 9$, it's currently at 49$: https://www.pluginboutique.com/product/ ... 5824-Union

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thecontrolcentre
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27425 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Re: list of dirt cheap synths with some/little good quality

Post Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:57 pm

Vember Audio Surge is awesome and free ... so are Cherry Audio Voltage Modular Nucleus and VCV Rack if you wanna get real experimental :)

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resistent
KVRian
587 posts since 14 Apr, 2008 from Berlin

Re: list of dirt cheap synths with some/little good quality

Post Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:32 am

BBFG# wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:13 am
You can pick up cheap unregistered synths in the KVR market often. Anywhere from $10-$20 for Padshop Pro and Retrologue.
10-20$ for PadshopPro? Damn! I missed that. How often does that happen? And where to find? Really on the Kvr marketplace?
And while we are talking about: where are the places for cheap vst?
I know kvr marketplace, vstbuzz, plug-in boutique. Which else?

P.s. the corona situation leads to gas :P
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Danilo Villanova
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353 posts since 30 Apr, 2018

Re: list of dirt cheap synths with some/little good quality

Post Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:57 am

CM! Phonec CM is a must have, besides from the ones already mentioned. What an insane collection of synths for only 5 bucks !

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