I am about to purchase Sylenth1, any other synths to check before buying it?

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Aloysius
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Post Thu May 17, 2018 7:12 am

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generaldiomedes
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Re: I am about to purchase Sylenth1, any other synths to check before buying it?

Post Thu May 17, 2018 6:08 pm

Sylenth1 and serum are a classic combo! Sylenth is just enough analog sounding to complement Serums more clinical sound.

Halonmusic
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Re: I am about to purchase Sylenth1, any other synths to check before buying it?

Post Fri May 18, 2018 1:13 am

Synth1 or Charlatan. Sylenth1 doesn't even have PWM or osc sync.

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Re: I am about to purchase Sylenth1, any other synths to check before buying it?

Post Fri May 18, 2018 1:19 am

DJ Warmonger wrote:if you want presets, Dune 2 for instance has better.
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4damind
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Re: I am about to purchase Sylenth1, any other synths to check before buying it?

Post Fri May 18, 2018 1:44 am

I would check:
Spire, for a typical digital "virtual analog" sound (soundwise a bit in the "Access Virus" direction)
Dune 2, for stacked/unison sounds (soundwise a bit in the "Roland" direction)
Both synth are IMO better than Sylenth.

Examigan
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Re: I am about to purchase Sylenth1, any other synths to check before buying it?

Post Fri May 18, 2018 2:28 am

Halonmusic wrote:Synth1 or Charlatan. Sylenth1 doesn't even have PWM or osc sync.
It would be nice if they added PWM, but you can fake it by inverting one of the oscillators and modulating the phase.

Obicere
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Re: I am about to purchase Sylenth1, any other synths to check before buying it?

Post Fri May 18, 2018 2:58 am

Something else you might want to bear in mind, (Sylenth1, Serum, Synthmaster (all versions) here) is the CPU use, especially on high quality, some softsynths are really greedy.

chk071
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Re: I am about to purchase Sylenth1, any other synths to check before buying it?

Post Fri May 18, 2018 3:00 am

Examigan wrote:
Halonmusic wrote:Synth1 or Charlatan. Sylenth1 doesn't even have PWM or osc sync.
It would be nice if they added PWM, but you can fake it by inverting one of the oscillators and modulating the phase.
I never found that it sounds the same as real PWM though. Neither in Sylenth1 nor in Monark, which also can do that "trick".

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Re: I am about to purchase Sylenth1, any other synths to check before buying it?

Post Fri May 18, 2018 3:20 am

Check out Lethal, it's rompler, but it might be just the ticket.
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Halonmusic
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Re: I am about to purchase Sylenth1, any other synths to check before buying it?

Post Fri May 18, 2018 3:50 am

Examigan wrote:
Halonmusic wrote:Synth1 or Charlatan. Sylenth1 doesn't even have PWM or osc sync.
It would be nice if they added PWM, but you can fake it by inverting one of the oscillators and modulating the phase.
True, but would rather have real PWM :D
chk071 wrote:
Examigan wrote:
Halonmusic wrote:Synth1 or Charlatan. Sylenth1 doesn't even have PWM or osc sync.


It would be nice if they added PWM, but you can fake it by inverting one of the oscillators and modulating the phase.
I never found that it sounds the same as real PWM though. Neither in Sylenth1 nor in Monark, which also can do that "trick".
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Re: I am about to purchase Sylenth1, any other synths to check before buying it?

Post Fri May 18, 2018 3:54 am

I was playing around today with Sylenth1 and although I wouldn't buy it for the full price (I bought it when in discount for $99), still it is really a great synth. Some other advantages for having Sylenth1 are:
1. The presets can be incremented or decremented from the midi controller (Program Change). Not all synths have that, and actually few have this very handy feature.
2. GUI resize. No need to restart the plugin. This is also means that Sylenth1 is 'Size' proof if buying 4k monitor!
3. It is almost perfect in stability! It is damn stable and there are always updates when they are needed. The last update was free with very nice skins ;)

I bought it after I bought Massive, Largo, Dune 2, (my previous Waldorf blofeld) and other wavetable synths! So, it wasn't for its VA sound and the lovely clear design.
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Re: I am about to purchase Sylenth1, any other synths to check before buying it?

Post Fri May 18, 2018 7:24 am

Examigan wrote:
Halonmusic wrote:Synth1 or Charlatan. Sylenth1 doesn't even have PWM or osc sync.
It would be nice if they added PWM, but you can fake it by inverting one of the oscillators and modulating the phase.
Is it so difficult to implement those two things? Or does he just not want to change his synth anymore beyond maintenance updates?

Halonmusic
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Re: I am about to purchase Sylenth1, any other synths to check before buying it?

Post Fri May 18, 2018 7:38 am

Probably not.

Examigan
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Re: I am about to purchase Sylenth1, any other synths to check before buying it?

Post Fri May 18, 2018 9:04 am

PWM has been requested for a long time now, along with many other ideas:

viewtopic.php?f=94&t=411112

chk071
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Re: I am about to purchase Sylenth1, any other synths to check before buying it?

Post Fri May 18, 2018 9:07 am

Examigan wrote:PWM has been requested for a long time now, along with many other ideas:

viewtopic.php?f=94&t=411112
Had to giggle a bit about that thread, TBH. Has Lennard EVER implemented anything suggested in that thread? :lol:

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