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Drum Synth Plugin by Third Harmonic Studios

EXD-80 has an average user rating of 5.00 from 1 review

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User Reviews by KVR Members for EXD-80

Reviewed By S0210 [read all by] on 6th September 2020
Version reviewed: 1.02 on Windows
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Many years later it's still one of the best drum synths. It can be noisy, it can be smooth but is useful all the time.

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Comments & Discussion for Third Harmonic Studios EXD-80

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7 July 2013 at 12:45pm

Very Good Drum Synth !!.

I am able to get very tight and modern electro synth drums. It has a nice set of features which allows you to design an interesting and new timbres. Especially I love the snare drum variability and the character of hihat. Thank you, I appreciate your effort you put in development.

Some useful feedback:

- PLEASE make the knob behaviour in vertical mode, not circle. It drives me crazy to control the knobs in circular mode, it's very uncomfortable.

- Add the Master volume knob. I didn't find it.

-Route waveshaper directly to drum modules instead of applying waveshaper on audio outputs.

- Add Dry/Wet for waveshaper on individual drum sections. I want to have a control over the mix of waveshaped and dry signal - it's a very useful feature when it comes to sound design.

- Improve the GUI. Highlight the headings of drum sections. I need to see that labels (Kick, Snare,etc.) clearly. At present they're lost in bunch of other labels. It's not intuitive. And a very nice feature would be visual blinking of the label when drum is triggered.

My rating of this plug - 9/10.

25 January 2014 at 7:12pm

Excellent sounding instrument.

Like Synthblaster, I too feel that vertical knob mode is 100 times better.

The FX routing is confusing, but with some time, starts to make sense.

It's not easy enough to see what instruments are where.

Its not always clear what the envelopes are doing, and if the ranges are from 0 to 1 or -1 to +1 for example. (knob dials with a middle marker usually imply they are -1 to +1 in value, but i suspect in the case of this gui, they are used as a design feature, which isn't so great.)

I love this plugin, which is why I chimed in to praise and offer loving critique.

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