your top 2 FREE VSTi synths with personality/unique sound

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wwjd
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221 posts since 18 Nov, 2010

Post Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:58 am

___loser wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:17 pm
boris k intro
vs-1 oscillioscope
WOW! I remember those! Really, really cool stuff! Agreed

ahanysz
KVRer
19 posts since 14 Jun, 2020

Re: your top 2 FREE VSTi synths with personality/unique sound

Post Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:54 pm

PTV wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:25 am
Aalto Solo (The free monophonic version of Aalto)
https://www.studiodrive.de/?t=plugin_details&pid=4
Thanks, I didn't even know this existed! It looks like you can't find it from the search page at studiodrive, and it doesn't seem to rate a mention on the Madrona Labs web site, so the direct link is the only way to get to it.

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Ranoka
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361 posts since 4 Jun, 2018 from The UK

Re: your top 2 FREE VSTi synths with personality/unique sound

Post Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:34 am

After using a bunch of free synths in the One Synth Challenge, 2 that stand out for me as having unique sound would be Triple Cheese (probably already mentioned), and Waverazor LE - we used the full version during the challenge, each patch is like a new synth, so using the main screen on the LE version you can get a lot of sounds - the editor is a lot of work to program these synth patches, but the front panel is simple to use so you can make a lot of sounds without programming your own in the editor. It's tricky using Waverazor for every element in a track, but for some crazy hard/sharp/bright lead sounds and rhythmic patterns - it's great for those.

One Synth Challenge is also a good place to find many free synths and hear examples of what they sound like - check the list on the left:
https://sites.google.com/site/kvrosc/

Kwurqx
KVRian
577 posts since 15 Jun, 2017

Re: your top 2 FREE VSTi synths with personality/unique sound

Post Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:08 am

Unique and free synth?

Sure, all synths are unique. Some are more specialized, some more versatile. But this is not about the most used, most appreciated or most versatile.

Adding some synthesizers that offer unique features and sounds to the free VSTi synth world...

U-He - Zebralette (unique DSP functions)
https://www.kvraudio.com/product/zebralette-by-u-he
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4HCHQteJlk

Stone Voices - PolyGAS (granular synthesis based)
https://www.kvraudio.com/product/polyga ... one-voices
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvVyRHPGgPo

Honorable mentions (there are many more):

Plogue - Alter Ego (singing synth)
https://www.kvraudio.com/product/alter-ego-by-plogue
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWZUZBWm0CE

NuSofting - Noisetar (exploring the often underestimated noise spectrum).
https://www.kvraudio.com/product/noisetar-by-nusofting

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3w_SpeREbMo

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Halonmusic
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3766 posts since 13 Nov, 2015 from Norway

Re: your top 2 FREE VSTi synths with personality/unique sound

Post Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:37 am

Fury 800 and u-he Podolski
EnergyXT3 - Reaper | Roland SH201 - Waldorf Rocket

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fmr
KVRAF
9688 posts since 16 Mar, 2003 from Porto - Portugal

Re: your top 2 FREE VSTi synths with personality/unique sound

Post Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:06 pm

Commenting just to follow thread
Fernando (FMR)

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Maykie
KVRist
111 posts since 14 Dec, 2013

Re: your top 2 FREE VSTi synths with personality/unique sound

Post Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:09 pm

Tyrelln6 - best u can get for free imho

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foosnark
KVRAF
5246 posts since 9 Jan, 2003 from Saint Louis MO

Re: your top 2 FREE VSTi synths with personality/unique sound

Post Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:22 pm

Felt Instruments Wolno.

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Dirtgrain
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1039 posts since 12 Jan, 2019

Re: your top 2 FREE VSTi synths with personality/unique sound

Post Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:59 pm

foosnark wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:22 pm
Felt Instruments Wolno.
Yes, I just used it today, playing with Nimbus reverb.
"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro" - Hunter S. Thompson

jbuonacc
KVRian
581 posts since 8 May, 2006

Re: your top 2 FREE VSTi synths with personality/unique sound

Post Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:30 pm

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Iu Gob
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145 posts since 25 Sep, 2013 from Zaragoza (España)

Re: your top 2 FREE VSTi synths with personality/unique sound

Post Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:06 am

ZynAddSubFX
Surge
La Selección "Definitiva" de Software Musical Gratuito
https://selecciondefinitiva.com/
Angel Cubero Bielsa

wwjd
KVRist
221 posts since 18 Nov, 2010

Re: your top 2 FREE VSTi synths with personality/unique sound

Post Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:51 am

I love Tyrell dearly, but I don't put it nor Fury800 in the UNIQUE sound catagory. They seem like well done, basic types. But, all opinions are correct here. :)

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