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Mantis307 is described as "a fat, mean, and rubbery VST synth influenced by the raucous sonic stylings of classic synths like the TB-303, MC-202, Nord 3, OSCar and Juno 60".
It features "killer" unison and distortion, as well as constant time-slide ("portamento done right"). In addition, sync, mono and polyphonic modes, keyboard tracking, and 3 envelope curve types, and much more. All with a low CPU footprint that lets you layer many mantis sounds without breaking a sweat.
It'a actually a one-trick pony...or not to be so harsh...a two or three-trick pony;-).
This VSTi is definetly no all-rounder but if you're after really "in the face" basslines and leads like one could create with Access Virus or similar synths, you should give this one a try.
The UI is a bit old school and could be improved regarding usability (missing auto-center, some knobs too sensitive) and I'm missing stuff like portamento (glide), but all in all it's a good value for money.
The current version seems to suffer from stability issues when run in Reaper, maybe there will be an update fixing this some day.Read Review