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Vanguard

 My KVR
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive) Plugin by reFX
€70

Vanguard has an average user rating of 4.14 from 7 reviews

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User Reviews by KVR Members for Vanguard

Reviewed By bongodrums [read all by] on February 19th, 2006
Version reviewed: 1.5 on Windows
Can a GUI get any better than this? I think not!
This thing oozes quality all the way. An absolute gem.

Sounds: Big'n'fat are the order of the day here. With a simple twist of a knob, you can turn a mono sound into a big fat stereo sweep. Crank up the filter and get THAT 303 squelchy lead. IT has discreet control for overdrive and numerous (and quite odd) use of envelopes. There are quite a lot of base waveforms to use on the 3 oscs, but I find them too similar. However, it makes up for this in filter types, fx, arpeggiator, etc. The big filter sweeps reminds me a lot of the Korg Prophecy; it had that same huge sound.

GUI: Everything is laid out logically and for quick access, which is always a plus. Just click on an osc window to display a drop-down selection list. Quickly switch FX on and off for auditioning. As I've said earlier, the GUI is sexyness all the way.

Presets: There is quite a bit of diversity here, and there appears to be a bit of crossover to reFX's other synths, which is great in my opinion. This synth is very versatile.

This really is one of a handful of top-notch synths out there, free or otherwise. I place it in the same quality league as Novation's V-Station. Excellent stuff.

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Comments & Discussion for reFX Vanguard

Discussion
Discussion: Active
dustinbeyette
dustinbeyette
6 October 2015 at 4:32am

Has it been discontinued? I can't find it on sale anywhere...

layzer
layzer
6 February 2019 at 8:24am

i dont see anything at all on their website, only nexus and vengence stuff for sale.

so i guess its no longer supported, as expected because its only made it to 32-bit.

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KingBreezo
KingBreezo
4 January 2020 at 4:11am

Vanguard is discontinued.

Vidarhjal
Vidarhjal
21 September 2020 at 4:56pm

I asked today through a reFX support ticket wether it is somehow possible to purchase Vanguard legally. The response:

"Vanguard 2 will be releasing very soon. I don't have an exact ETA on its release though.
You'll receive an email once it's released since you're signed up for our newsletter. Shouldn't be much longer."

I even have a screenshot! Just can't attach it here.

ATS
ATS
22 September 2020 at 3:01am

That would be incredible.

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