Best fitting Synths for Trap Production?

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KVRer
3 posts since 6 Jan, 2021

Post Sun Jul 18, 2021 8:05 am

Hi,

Looking to upgrade Ableton stock synths but I haven't explored much softsynths outside of Live really.

Which synths are well suited and lend themselves well to Trap production? Any popular choices on this scene?

Thank you everyone.

KVRAF
29261 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Sun Jul 18, 2021 8:16 am

Probably the "usual suspects", Serum, Spire, Sylenth1 or Massive.

Some Trap soundsets for Spire can be found here.
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KVRAF
2739 posts since 5 Nov, 2014

Post Sun Jul 18, 2021 8:18 am

Nexus, Sublab

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KVRAF
15756 posts since 16 Sep, 2001 from Las Vegas,USA

Post Sun Jul 18, 2021 8:22 am

DUNE 3.....

Trap Glory for DUNE 3:
"75 of the latest eerie, futuristic, and modern trap style synths for your trap beats".

https://www.dnalabssoftware.com/vst-pre ... trapglory1

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KVRist
90 posts since 26 Jul, 2019

Post Sun Jul 18, 2021 9:35 am

Afaik Omnispehere is the synth of choice for trap producers. Nexus used to be a pretty popular one too, but seems to have been fallen out of vogue. Also Xpand2, ElectraX and Purity are pretty popular. From what I gather the popular ones are usually rompler type of vsti's with big preset libraries.

KVRist
65 posts since 5 Jul, 2011

Post Sun Jul 18, 2021 7:05 pm

itanever wrote:
Sun Jul 18, 2021 9:35 am
Afaik Omnispehere is the synth of choice for trap producers. Nexus used to be a pretty popular one too, but seems to have been fallen out of vogue. Also Xpand2, ElectraX and Purity are pretty popular. From what I gather the popular ones are usually rompler type of vsti's with big preset libraries.
This. Trap and generally speaking rap/hiphop derivates aren’t heavily based on synths so a rompler makes much more sense most of the times.

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KVRian
1278 posts since 26 Jun, 2005

Post Sun Jul 18, 2021 7:14 pm

Omnisphere and Keyscape where the main Trap Synth together with Nexus 3 or maybe ElectraX for a long time. Nowadays I feel that Serum or Kontakt libraries are used more often, but Omnisphere is still relevant. Trap producers rarely do a lot of Synth programming themselves, so anything with lots of presets is usually welcome. Soundwise bells and keys are still strong in the game together with pads and flutes. Emulationens of old classics like a Prophet 5 and such are used for that for example.
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KVRist
72 posts since 3 Jul, 2010 from the A

Post Sun Jul 18, 2021 8:52 pm

Kontakt and sample libraries are the main source. Omnisphere still used a bit, pigments is used as is v collection. It leans pretty heavily on Kontakt, though.

KVRist
80 posts since 4 Apr, 2021

Post Tue Jul 20, 2021 7:41 am

How about Vital? would it be good option?
I think I’ve seen some trap tutorials for Vital (all those crawl basses etc). That is trap right? Or dup step? I am so bad with genres now :D I know heavy, trance and opera :D
Isn’t that good enough?

KVRAF
2739 posts since 5 Nov, 2014

Post Tue Jul 20, 2021 8:26 am

Every synth you can take advantage of would be a good option, especially if you want to stand out a little from the crowd, find new interesting sounds, actually I would avoid everything that everyone uses right now, skip all trap/hip hop banks out there and work with other interesting tools there are on the market.

Most people have no personal taste or vision, they are just followers, some folks are trendsetters, they explore and experiment, leave their old sound behind to copycats and reinvent themselves again, most established artist's when looking for beats look for fresh, something out of ordinary, not many will buy (insert name) type beat for their next song, nobody that matters will hire you to copy someone else's sound, they will hire you for your own sound or will hire that other guy for his own sound.

Learning sound design and making your own sounds can give you edge and advantage, than if you get good at mixing and really bring your game up connecting all the dots from composing to mixing, you can make amazing sounding records that will stand out easily, best producers already have their own sound and they just hire mixing engineer to enhance that further, give it little personal twist here and there.

KVRian
898 posts since 8 Mar, 2009

Post Tue Jul 20, 2021 10:33 am

The one with the most presets
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KVRer
17 posts since 11 Jul, 2021

Post Tue Jul 27, 2021 3:19 am

dstep404 wrote:
Sun Jul 18, 2021 8:52 pm
Kontakt and sample libraries are the main source. Omnisphere still used a bit, pigments is used as is v collection. It leans pretty heavily on Kontakt, though.
Yeah i feel also, looking at Tutorials and Breakdown, lots of Kontakt Libraries (Session Horns, Embertone Flutes, Ethno World), Omnisphere still used by many, Xpand (no Synth, but "cheap Omnisphere Rompler"), and i think Serum is getting more and more love.

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KVRAF
3006 posts since 8 Jul, 2008 from UK

Post Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:31 am

Seriously wtf is trap?
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KVRian
1278 posts since 26 Jun, 2005

Post Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:52 am

LeVzi wrote:
Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:31 am
Seriously wtf is trap?
It's a specific style of HipHop / Rap.
Well known for those big sub basses, which now are used widely also in other genres. Trap music made those popular.
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KVRian
1018 posts since 2 Jul, 2018

Post Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:54 am

Tone2 Electra2 is very popular among Trap producers in the USA
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