Best freeware instruments of 2014?

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Best freeware instruments of 2014 (last 12 months)

Brainstormer
6
4%
Cedr
2
1%
Cyclone
3
2%
Dexed
45
28%
D-Wave
0
No votes
Enzyme Player
5
3%
Esfera
1
1%
Horus MK2
1
1%
M-Phasewave LE
5
3%
Nabla
4
2%
Nanologue
1
1%
OBxd
44
27%
Phenomen
1
1%
Ragnarök
17
10%
RedOsc
0
No votes
Vaccin
3
2%
XSRDO Patchwork Modular System
7
4%
Fish
17
10%
 
Total votes: 162

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KVRAF
25857 posts since 20 Jan, 2008 from a star near where you are

Post Sat Nov 22, 2014 7:58 am

Not counting things that was payware, and that was set freeware in 2014. I am not including stuff released via KVR DC14 either, because that has already been voted on.

Which synths did I forget? :oops:
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KVRAF
4966 posts since 23 Aug, 2014 from Boston/Cambridge

Post Sat Nov 22, 2014 8:20 am

Cheers, Numanoid, nice thread.

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Post Sat Nov 22, 2014 8:25 am

Haven't even heard of most of those 8) Must have been in a coma again...

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KVRAF

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25857 posts since 20 Jan, 2008 from a star near where you are

Post Sat Nov 22, 2014 8:27 am

These are also worthy of inclusion, sorry I missed them.

Brainstormer
D-Wave
Esfera
M-Phasewave LE
Nabla
RedOsc
XSRDO Patchwork Modular System

GigMate V2, SampleTank 3 Free, are excluded because it is not v1, the list would very long if updates are to be included too.

KVRist
440 posts since 22 Feb, 2014

Post Sat Nov 22, 2014 8:29 am

A proper poll. Good on you numinoid. I voted fish cuz I didn't like any.

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12897 posts since 5 Jun, 2012

Post Sat Nov 22, 2014 8:31 am

Numanoid wrote:These are also worthy of inclusion, sorry I missed them.

Brainstormer
D-Wave
Esfera
M-Phasewave LE
Nabla
RedOsc
XSRDO Patchwork Modular System

GigMate V2, SampleTank 3 Free, are excluded because it is not v1, the list would very long if updates are to be included too.
Yeah, first make the list, then the thread :hihi:
Can't you add them anymore? In advanced edit mode one can change most anything...

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KVRAF
33015 posts since 11 Aug, 2008 from another dimension

Post Sat Nov 22, 2014 8:33 am

Dexed
Hi-de-Hi!

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KVRAF

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25857 posts since 20 Jan, 2008 from a star near where you are

Post Sat Nov 22, 2014 8:34 am

fluffy_little_something wrote:Can't you add them anymore? In advanced edit mode one can change most anything...
Yup, I didn't think it was possible, but it is, but then the poll got set to zero ?

:scared:

Sorry about that

:oops:
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KVRAF
33015 posts since 11 Aug, 2008 from another dimension

Post Sat Nov 22, 2014 8:36 am

Dexed 1 100% :)
Hi-de-Hi!

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KVRAF
4524 posts since 17 Jun, 2013 from very close to Paris, France

Post Sat Nov 22, 2014 9:08 am

Yes. Dexed! 100,000,000 %!!!
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KVRAF
1500 posts since 13 Sep, 2012

Post Sat Nov 22, 2014 9:09 am

Brainstormer is far from finished - maybe pre alpha in its current state (quite a letdown, this one). Vaccin and PhenOmen, although nearly finished, are still in beta (kudos to the developer for updating PhenOmen so frequently - I just hope the same conduct will be applied to Vaccin). Fish is very buggy - sadly. Enzyme Player is a CPU hog (sure looks interesting though). Cylone...couldn't make it work on my machine for the life of me. And isn't Nanologue iOS?

Cedr seems very nice ;) Same for Raganrock, OBXD and Dexed - not my usual cup of tea, but they're solid synths.

However my vote goes to M-Phasewave: it's finished, functional, and interesting enough to keep you busy even in its mono form ;) Otherwise I would have voted for Dexed (still waiting for that complete preset list though, heh) or Vaccin (really, really good sound quality - very powerful, yet clean) or PhenOmen (alas, still a work in progress - but I'm sure it will rock when finished).
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KVRAF
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Post Sat Nov 22, 2014 9:40 am

I voted Dexed, it was an excellent FM synth with enough options to keep you busy forever.
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Post Sat Nov 22, 2014 9:43 am

RunBeerRun wrote:I voted Dexed, it was an excellent FM synth .
Discontinued already? :?

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Post Sat Nov 22, 2014 9:44 am

Fish

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Post Sat Nov 22, 2014 1:56 pm

Numanoid wrote:
RunBeerRun wrote:I voted Dexed, it was an excellent FM synth .
Discontinued already? :?

:clown:
Maybe it was dextered :hihi:

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