I give Loom 2 five stars because I don't want this synth to be dismissed without serious consideration. I'm not a sound engineer or soft synth developer but I have enough experience in fidgeting with VST synths (as well as engaging in pretty exhaustive pre-purchase research) to give a worthwhile recommendation of the synths I buy. I haven't the knowledge to get deeply technical but I can say this:
If you want a synth that rewards experimentation then get Loom 2. The rewards for messing about with this strange & beautiful little beast are too significant to be ignored... and you don't have to experiment for long to get useful and interesting sounds. The breadth of sonic possibilities is surprising and will be worthy of your respect. If you lament the discontinuation of NI's absynth I highly encourage giving Loom 2 a try. Getting results can be more immediate if you wish, but no less satisfying.
It should be noted though, that Loom 2 is not for someone who just wants a saw wave, some unison detune and a low pass filter. You should want to push the envelope some if you wish to be happy with it. When you "sit down" with Loom 2 you should be ready to give it a reasonable amount of your undivided attention and time. Explore its diverse sonic landscape. I believe Loom 2 capable of rewarding both shorter and longer sound shaping excursions, depending on the richness and/or complexity you are looking for. I recommend Loom 2 as a synth that will be useful and inspiring for a long time.Read Review
I tried downloading the trial version and it wouldn't install, despite the website saying Loom 2 was compatible with Mac OS Big Sur.... looks like a great product, but I won't spend $100 then find I can't install it !!! I tried downloading the trial version and it wouldn't install, despite the website saying Loom 2 was compatible with Mac OS Big Sur.... looks like a great product, but I won't spend $100 then find I can't install it !!!I tried downloading the trial version and it wouldn't install, despite the website saying Loom 2 was compatible with Mac OS Big Sur.... looks like a great product, but I won't spend $100 then find I can't install it !!.Read Review
only joined kvr to promote this product. in a world of the same old synths / samplers, loom 2 is a work of art. sounds a mazing. the guy who says it sounds thin doesnt know how to work it.Read Review
Ok, here is the deal. This synth is blowing my mind! Finally I found a synth that reproduces the sounds in my head, (I might have a very strange head). Anyway Loom II is amazingly deep, while getting up and running is simple. They have given us a whole lot of presets, the better to play with, while allowing us to learn all the possibilities. This is not the easiest synth to make a patch form scratch, yet the presets make being creative a breeze. If you like moving pads, or morphing rhythms, this is for you.
I spent 3 hours, just walking through the presets, observing, and learning what makes this synth tick. I could spend another 8 hours doing the same. Did I say this is deep? Please put this in your arsenal of sound creation. You will be happy. From big moving pads, to small complex harmonic hits, this has it all. Like overtones? This is the baby. Like to tweek exactly how a sound moves. This synth makes it easy. This has replaced all my other soft synths as my goto starting point.Read Review
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