Which synthesizer is most suitable for ambient music?

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sonic999
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19 posts since 30 Apr, 2022

Post Mon Nov 28, 2022 12:58 am

I have been looking for the most suitable synthesizer for ambient music. I already have omnisphere. Do I need any other synthesizer? Dune3 sounds really amazing. What do you think?

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aMUSEd
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Post Mon Nov 28, 2022 1:03 am

Pigments is outstanding - if you have a Mac then Alchemy for Logic is too

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whyterabbyt
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Post Mon Nov 28, 2022 2:30 am

sonic999 wrote: Mon Nov 28, 2022 12:58 am I have been looking for the most suitable synthesizer for ambient music. I already have omnisphere. Do I need any other synthesizer?
Need? Nope.

Any synthesiser could be someone's 'most suitablefor ambient', that's the actual nature of synthesisers.
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tehlord
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Post Mon Nov 28, 2022 2:32 am

If you have Omnisphere already, you 100% don't need anything else.

SLiC
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Post Mon Nov 28, 2022 2:35 am

tehlord wrote: Mon Nov 28, 2022 2:32 am If you have Omnisphere already, you 100% don't need anything else.
This

But if it's just gearlust and you want something cool and otherworldly sounding, try ABYSS its on sale...https://www.pluginboutique.com/product/ ... some-Abyss
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chk071
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33355 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Mon Nov 28, 2022 3:04 am

I guess it depends on the kind of sounds you're after. Some people can do Ambient music with a one oscillator monophonic analog synth.

As I figure you DO want to have more versatility, I would recommend Waldorf Largo, which is perfectly suited for most of the sounds typically associated with Ambient music IMO.

If you're quick you can still get Largo for half price on Waldorf Music's online shop with this coupon code: 50SPAREN

Rod Staples
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368 posts since 3 May, 2004 from UK

Post Mon Nov 28, 2022 5:49 am

I find it's more important to have a decent reverb than which synth. With Vallhalla SuperMAssive / Eventide Blackhole, you can turn almost any sound into an ambient soundscape, but it depends on exactly what type of sound you're after.
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chk071
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33355 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Mon Nov 28, 2022 5:54 am

I agree. A suitable reverb is very important, and, Blackhole and Supermassive should both be well suited.

Lazarus451
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258 posts since 15 Dec, 2019

Post Mon Nov 28, 2022 6:32 am

Just get Vital for free. Then you have Omnisphere for complicated sample based pads etc plus Vital for faster stuff (still capable for a lot). And get those reverbs too. I'm not saying that Omnisphere cant't do basic stuff, but Vital is also top quality synth and fast to work with.

NikkiA
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Post Mon Nov 28, 2022 6:39 am

Rod Staples wrote: Mon Nov 28, 2022 5:49 am I find it's more important to have a decent reverb than which synth. With Vallhalla SuperMAssive / Eventide Blackhole, you can turn almost any sound into an ambient soundscape, but it depends on exactly what type of sound you're after.
The new (this week) version of SuperMassive even has a gorgeous bloom simulation.

Samiver
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178 posts since 11 May, 2020

Post Mon Nov 28, 2022 6:43 am

You probably don't need anything else but if it is a want I would suggest looking at novum by dawesome.

ghettosynth
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Post Mon Nov 28, 2022 7:10 am

What is best for ambient is more about how you want to work than any particular tools.

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Post Mon Nov 28, 2022 7:15 am

Samiver wrote: Mon Nov 28, 2022 6:43 am You probably don't need anything else but if it is a want I would suggest looking at novum by dawesome.
I suggested ABYSS by Dawsomne :wink:
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Kaboom75
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Post Mon Nov 28, 2022 8:32 am

Zebra layered with Softube Modular.

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thecontrolcentre
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33534 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Post Mon Nov 28, 2022 9:08 am

The Jellyfish (on sale atm)

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