Synths (Granular) that import user samples?

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KVRAF
6446 posts since 28 Apr, 2013

Post Sat Sep 21, 2013 8:59 am

This seems to be my biggest requirement in considering softsynths.
They absolutely must import samples! But be more than just a SFZ player.

*Alchemy *Ambitron *Absynth *Atlantis *Circle *Corona *Crystal *Cube
*Dimension Pro *Discovery Pro *Diversion *ElectraX *Harmless *Harmor *Helix *HGF STS *KarmaFX *Linplug CRX4 *Kinisis *Mach5 *Morphine *MUX *Nitroflex *Toxic Biohazard *Octopus *Padshop Pro *Poseidon *PPG Wave V3 *PsyBox *PsyGen *Rapture *Rayblaster *Reaktor/SkannerXT *Rhino
*Sonic Assault Wave *Sonigen Modular *SonikSynth2 *Straightliner *Surge *Symptohm *SynthMaster *Sytrus *Vaz Modular *Vertigo *WNAdditive *Wusik *Z3ta+2 *Zebra 2/HZ

(A plus to the ones with granular, those that have additional forms of synthesis and two oscillators or more.)

So what are others with this criteria I might consider?

(Caveat: if you say Omnisphere, you're only telling everyone you have a reading disability).
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KVRAF
5573 posts since 13 Jan, 2005 from the bottom of my heart

Post Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:04 am

Padshop Pro
Discovery Pro
Whoever wants music instead of noise, joy instead of pleasure, soul instead of gold, creative work instead of business, passion instead of foolery, finds no home in this trivial world of ours.

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6446 posts since 28 Apr, 2013

Post Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:17 am

murnau wrote:Padshop Pro
Discovery Pro
Added. And I will keep adding to the list as informed.

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KVRian
972 posts since 28 Aug, 2005

Post Sat Sep 21, 2013 3:00 pm

I know that many of the HG Fortune Synths allow .wav and SF2 import.
STS-21 & STS-26 off the top of my head.

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KVRAF
11119 posts since 24 Jun, 2008 from Europe

Post Sat Sep 21, 2013 3:02 pm


KVRAF
2077 posts since 25 Dec, 2005

Post Sat Sep 21, 2013 3:06 pm

disco DSP Corona.

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KVRian
1051 posts since 31 Mar, 2012

Post Sat Sep 21, 2013 3:10 pm

I think you must include MachFive here. Although it's billed as a sampler, with its synth engine at 12 oscillators, it is equally a synth that loads samples.

KVRAF
6019 posts since 15 Sep, 2005 from East Coast of the USA

Post Sat Sep 21, 2013 3:22 pm

Rayblaster and ... can import them up to a certain amount of cycles

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KVRist
296 posts since 3 Mar, 2011

Post Sat Sep 21, 2013 3:33 pm

ElectraX
PPG Wave V3

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Banned
10240 posts since 12 Mar, 2012 from the Bavarian Alps to my feet and the globe around my head

Post Sat Sep 21, 2013 3:43 pm

You wrote "samples" in the title and then "more than SFZ"...

What do you mean exactly? WAV import, SF2 import or SFZ import?

For example, most of the HGFortune's synths have SF2 (Soundfont) import (which is great because here you can still use your old soundfonts to create new sounds!)

- some of them even import WAV, but none of them supports SFZ, as far as I know...

KVRAF

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6446 posts since 28 Apr, 2013

Post Sat Sep 21, 2013 3:59 pm

Tricky-Loops wrote:You wrote "samples" in the title and then "more than SFZ"...

What do you mean exactly? WAV import, SF2 import or SFZ import?

For example, most of the HGFortune's synths have SF2 (Soundfont) import (which is great because here you can still use your old soundfonts to create new sounds!)

- some of them even import WAV, but none of them supports SFZ, as far as I know...
Samples, wavetables as oscilator sources for synthesis. Just not straight sample players that load any format with minor control. Kontakt; SampleTank are more of players along those lines or Rolands SFZ player for example. No real hard and fast rule here. But by the list, you can get the general idea.

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Banned
10240 posts since 12 Mar, 2012 from the Bavarian Alps to my feet and the globe around my head

Post Sat Sep 21, 2013 4:11 pm

Okay, then let's mention Rhino by Big Tick Audio, too, a nearly forgotten great synth which can import WAV as oscillator...

(But all I read at KVR is Zebra, Zebra, Zebra... :x)

EDIT: I've read Rhino can import SFZ?? I've never imported SFZ into Rhino, is it really possible? :o
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KVRAF
2831 posts since 11 Jun, 2003

Post Sat Sep 21, 2013 4:17 pm

Toxic Biohazard
Harmor
Play it by ear

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KVRAF
2703 posts since 19 Apr, 2005 from The City Beneath the Sea

Post Sat Sep 21, 2013 4:19 pm

Rhino can use SFZ files now...

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Banned
10240 posts since 12 Mar, 2012 from the Bavarian Alps to my feet and the globe around my head

Post Sat Sep 21, 2013 4:20 pm

dnekm wrote:Rhino can use SFZ files now...
Since when, did I miss something? :o

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