Dune 3 vs Sylenth 1 vs Seum for techno/trance

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KVRist
249 posts since 7 Aug, 2018

Post Sun Jun 20, 2021 4:17 pm

Need your advice.

For techno / trance. Which vst would be your choice.

Sylenth 1 is no longer very young, but is it obsolete compared to Dune 3 where Dune 3 is more interesting than Sylenth 1?

Serum is perhaps apart for the example?

Thank you for your opinion.

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KVRist
205 posts since 2 Nov, 2017

Post Sun Jun 20, 2021 4:30 pm

I'm assuming this is a trick question since both are heavily used in EDM. Demo and find out for yourself.

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KVRAF
16432 posts since 16 Sep, 2001 from Las Vegas,USA

Post Sun Jun 20, 2021 5:05 pm

Trancer wrote:
Sun Jun 20, 2021 4:17 pm
Need your advice.
No you don't. They've all got demo versions. Try them out and find out which one is best for you.
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KVRAF
20440 posts since 3 Feb, 2005 from in the wilds

Post Sun Jun 20, 2021 6:00 pm

Teksonik wrote:
Sun Jun 20, 2021 5:05 pm
Trancer wrote:
Sun Jun 20, 2021 4:17 pm
Need your advice.
No you don't. They've all got demo versions. Try them out and find out which one is best for you.
You're experienced enough to just demo a synth and you don't need advice. Various people give this reply as if it is a duh, just demo it and you will know. But lots of inexperienced people wont just know by demoing it. Some people do need advice and it is okay they ask for it.

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KVRAF
4755 posts since 25 Dec, 2004

Post Sun Jun 20, 2021 6:18 pm

it does come down to personal taste though.
any of these synths are more than capable of making tarnce parnce.


buy Dune :D

KVRAF
3485 posts since 30 May, 2006 from Hollow Earth

Post Sun Jun 20, 2021 6:29 pm

I think you should demo for the simple reason that the workflow on equally capable synth is going to be the key to success and enjoyment of your tool and music making.
Diva - Dune - Omnisphere - Serum - Spire

KVRAF
2428 posts since 30 Dec, 2014

Post Sun Jun 20, 2021 6:41 pm

Hive 2 is the more modern replacement of Sylenth. Hive has a greater number of free patches available than Dune 3. I've over 10 thousand myself for Hive. Dune 3 is more suited to filmscore productions I find.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5R4ZIDM7EM
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KVRist

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249 posts since 7 Aug, 2018

Post Sun Jun 20, 2021 6:51 pm

Thanks a lot for your answers. Hive 2, I hadn t thought about it, thanks for the information. Regarding the 10,000 patches, where can we find the download link for them?

KVRAF
2428 posts since 30 Dec, 2014

Post Sun Jun 20, 2021 7:11 pm

Trancer wrote:
Sun Jun 20, 2021 6:51 pm
Thanks a lot for your answers. Hive 2, I hadn t thought about it, thanks for the information. Regarding the 10,000 patches, where can we find the download link for them?
I've never actually made them publicly available, they were just put up on my dropbox account to share privately with a friend some years back. Around 8700 odd as I believe I omitted the factory patches... which totalled around 55 megabytes (zipped) 170MB uncompressed. All patches were free at the time of acquiring them online...

It's not going to benefit me by just giving a link for everyone to download them all... :D
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KVRist

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249 posts since 7 Aug, 2018

Post Sun Jun 20, 2021 7:17 pm

Thank you for your feedback and explanation.

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KVRAF
3651 posts since 8 Jul, 2008 from UK

Post Sun Jun 20, 2021 9:49 pm

They are all great synths tbh, but Sylenth literally has hundreds of preset packs more than the others i'd think, and it's sound is still awesome.
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KVRAF
1699 posts since 25 Apr, 2009 from France

Post Sun Jun 20, 2021 9:54 pm

Have you considered Rapid and Avenger ? Imo they are both better choices.
If you have already, then I'd answer Dune 3, my favourite of the 3.
This post is supposed to be non-agressive. Now please give me a broad smile. :ud:

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KVRAF
10163 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Post Sun Jun 20, 2021 9:57 pm

the amount of presets can be misleading, and doesn't equal quality

many are exactly the same, and going thru 10k presets would be a chore...

demo the synths, it's only way to find what you are after..... all of them are more than capable, it's down to what workflow and sound suits you

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KVRAF
4755 posts since 25 Dec, 2004

Post Sun Jun 20, 2021 10:53 pm

Rapid looks amazing, but the only thing is - you'd really need to demo it for ages cos it's NFR software.
Hive is kind on the CPU which is always a bonus.
Dune has really blown me away recently though.
I knew it was good, but i owned Sylenth and Spire already, so i always shrugged it into the never gonna happen bin.

KVRist
246 posts since 11 May, 2006 from Warszawa

Post Sun Jun 20, 2021 11:11 pm

Dune 3 and Vital.

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