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Synth (Analogue / Subtractive) Plugin by G-Sonique

Renegade has an average user rating of 4.33 from 3 reviews

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User Reviews by KVR Members for Renegade


Reviewed By Herakhless [all]
July 11th, 2012
Version reviewed: 1.3 on Windows

I remember times (7-10 years ago) when it was very difficult to get realistic, organic, precise synth sound from VST synths. Only one chance was to get real analog or virtual analog synth - hardware. During that time I produced psytrance, trance and dnb music. Sound of VSTs vas crispy, digital, thin, digital dirty. Psytrance music requires precisely clean filters, organic and fat sound. I remember that during that time it was almost unpossible to get this precise sound from high-pass filter - when you turned cuttof right instead of clean razor sharp organic sound you get digital crippling. Same with low pass filters - VSTs sounded very thin, digital, while analogs or virtual analog hardware (with DSP chips) sounded organic, full, sound of their filters was magicall and liquid and sounf of oscillators was fat and massive. So I started to saving money for my first analog hardware synth.

But than, later in 2006-2007 first VST synths with powerfull sound were finally released, one of them was Renegade.

What I really like about it is sound quality and originality of sound. Unfortunately Renegade has not so many features, so you can create standard synth sound for classic styles like psytrance, trance, drum and bass, electro, house, etc... But as my friend told me in past, every good hardware synth has its own original sound charasteristics, while most of VST synths sound the same - thin and digital. Also these days most of VST sound the same digital and thin. My friend also told me: if you apply any settings to hardware synth it always sound good, but with VSTs you always trying to find good sound, and you must do lot of compromises.

Renegade is something other, its sound is really analog styled. Fat massive, organic and liquid and also original. If you apply any setings it sound always good. Im using many hardware synths but Renegade is used in my everyday production because of his original sound described by G-Sonique as combination of both worlds digital and analog. In combination with analog/hardware synths Renegade is never lost in mix, it is one of most "visible" synth in my mixes.

OSC - there i 15 shapes, basic, they sound precise, sharp, fat and massive, but I hope in version 2 there will be more interesting shapes, you have 3 oscs available also with spread function so you can create original leads sound. Interesting feature is also phase knob.

Filters - one of best in digital world of VSTs, also G-Sonique own G-Low pass or G-High pass remember me original organic while german sharp sound of Wald*rf hardware synths Q, Q+ or XT
Combination of two serial filters digital and analog create perfect and original sound. Filters are strongest part of this synth.

Presets: renegade do not have tons of knobs and features, it is one of easier synths, but presets show you wide range of useability in modern music styles also. From trance to drum and bass...

Final result: Renegade is one of best sounding synth on the market. With original sound combining best of digital and analog emulations. More features/functions are welcomed, so I beleive Renegade ver. 2 will be released in future.

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Comments & Discussion for G-Sonique Renegade

Discussion: Active
George the Third
George the Third
24 August 2014 at 2:42pm

I have this synth and I'm wondering if anyone else has this annoying pulse from renegade when every thing in the DAW is idle. It's fine in playback and recording but when you have multiple versions open and the same time it generates a hell of a racket. Any help on this much appreciated. :-) thanks.

27 May 2015 at 6:17am

I know I'm quite late to respond, but in case you or anyone else runs into this problem it might help someone. I had the same pulsating noise after I purchased it. You need to put in the email you used when you purchased it at the top left of the synth (very small space to enter it) and also the same with the serial number on the top right. Hope this helps someone.

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