What is the strangest synth you've encountered?

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WasteLand
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2226 posts since 8 Jun, 2018

Post Sun Nov 28, 2021 11:02 am

it seems that the list, that grows here, are the synths i like, and have (not all) and/or know.. the ones i didn't really look closely to, i examining them now. but the end is here. no more budget...
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kobal
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510 posts since 5 Jul, 2004

Post Sun Nov 28, 2021 11:27 am

zerocrossing wrote:
Sun Nov 28, 2021 9:49 am
Anything from Sonic Lab.

https://www.sonic-lab.com/
can you recommend me one fo their plugin to try?

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dandezebra
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1376 posts since 21 Dec, 2013 from USA

Post Sun Nov 28, 2021 6:52 pm

Enzyme was weird as hell

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syntonica
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1259 posts since 25 Sep, 2014 from Specific Northwest

Post Sun Nov 28, 2021 8:56 pm

] Peter:H [ wrote:
Sun Nov 28, 2021 2:47 am
Seismic ... omg, it seems gone!? The website is no longer available? Here's a review https://rekkerd.org/seismic-free-modula ... -released/
Hey! I resemble that remark! But I thank you and the two other people that try to use it. :hug:

I ditched my website, but Seismic is still hosted here on KVR. Version 2.0 is currently in the works, but progress has been slow due to health issues. I've reworked the filters, I'm creating and tuning a new reverb, the FX features have been split off into their own plugin and there will be a third plugin as well for drum synthesis (3 osc VA with unusual features, of course!)

Also on my plate is getting a new website back up. I have my old GeoCities backup I found, so I want to use that to create a nice, static HTML-only site. So tired off futzing with PHP...

Anyway, I now return you too your regularly scheduled strangeness.

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syntonica
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1259 posts since 25 Sep, 2014 from Specific Northwest

Post Sun Nov 28, 2021 9:01 pm

dandezebra wrote:
Sun Nov 28, 2021 6:52 pm
Enzyme was weird as hell
I was sad when they (and Linplug) hung up their hats. Enzyme is a wild, wild beast and the only synth I've ever bought a set for. From Julian Ray. There was one patch in it I had to have and it would be nigh impossible to recreate it.

alexfalcao
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778 posts since 24 May, 2005 from PA, USA

Post Sun Nov 28, 2021 10:23 pm

Tassman.

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LeVzi
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4148 posts since 8 Jul, 2008 from UK

Post Sun Nov 28, 2021 10:52 pm

Scanned Synth Pro
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crickey13
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570 posts since 27 Aug, 2020

Post Mon Nov 29, 2021 12:31 am

Since this is a thread about left-field softsynths, Sinmad by NUSofting sounds weird and lovely.

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FAS122
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11 posts since 24 Oct, 2021 from Wellington, New Zealand

Post Mon Nov 29, 2021 2:08 am

GlitchMachines Palindrome. It's pretty weird/creative and seems extremely capable.

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gentleclockdivider
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4786 posts since 22 Mar, 2009 from gent

Post Mon Nov 29, 2021 2:33 am

For me it was humanoid sound systems ' scanned synth pro '
I purchased it around 2009 for the pay what you want offer , I could not get anything usefull out of it...
It all sounded pretty much the same .
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MrJubbly
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55 posts since 30 May, 2019

Post Mon Nov 29, 2021 2:33 am

I think Sonic Charge - Synplant is worth a mention. It might be an oldie, but still a goldie in my opinion.

It always struck me as a bit odd in its design, with it's unique user interface and way of developing sounds. But it's still a very nice and niche synth which is fun to use. :D

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Tj Shredder
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6568 posts since 6 Jan, 2017 from Outer Space

Post Mon Nov 29, 2021 5:48 am

Xhun Audios Resonheart for sure belongs to it.

Enzyme, Scan Synth Pro as well as ScanSynth GL seem to be abandoned a long time ago... Skanner XT from NI might fill the gap as maybe the only commercial scanned synthesis implementation…

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foosnark
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6033 posts since 9 Jan, 2003 from Saint Louis MO

Post Mon Nov 29, 2021 6:57 am

Synths aren't strange, people are strange.

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zerocrossing
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11557 posts since 26 Jun, 2006 from San Francisco Bay Area

Post Mon Nov 29, 2021 7:58 am

kobal wrote:
Sun Nov 28, 2021 11:27 am
zerocrossing wrote:
Sun Nov 28, 2021 9:49 am
Anything from Sonic Lab.

https://www.sonic-lab.com/
can you recommend me one fo their plugin to try?
I’ve only purchased Thermo so far, but really they’re all super interesting.
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vurt
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Post Mon Nov 29, 2021 7:59 am

foosnark wrote:
Mon Nov 29, 2021 6:57 am
Synths aren't strange, people are strange.
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