Here on K-v-R posters constantly praise products as "sick" and "twisted," yet this--the sickest and most twisted synth of all--has (until now) yet to be reviewed! Come on guys and gals, put your money where your mouth is! Russell Borogove has created the most interesting VSTi out there, and at 25 bucks it's a total steal. The original presets are pretty good, and the new presets by Ben Crosland are extremely inventive (more by Ben are promised). The synth's interface is a little cluttered, but it gets the job done. And the flexibility is amazing. This thing is capable of an amazing array of sounds. The coolest thing is the randomize and morph features, which allow the user to create utterly original sounds at the click of a mouse. This isn't just a VSTi--it's almost a work of art unto itself.
Reviewing Dynamo now is a little like reviewing a Mac Performa: it's so out of date as to be almost irrelevant. When it came out, Dynamo was a nice entree into the Reaktor thang for a reasonable price. Unfortunately the promised updates and additional downloadable synths essentially never materialized. Frankly, NI left Dynamo purchasers out in the cold; the long awaited Reaktor Sessions is supposed to be the (first significant) update for Dynamo, and we've been waiting for ages. The way NI has treated Dynamo users is shameful.