Discussion in 'Keyboards' started by Maltese Fan, Nov 17, 2017.
Looking for suggestions for some good soft synths.
Massive is pretty powerful once you learn how to tweak it!
What kinds of sounds are you looking for???
Electronica: Massive and Omnisphere are both killers.
Vintage-y: Arturia Analog Lab includes a bunch of drop-dead emulations of a dozen or so synths: ARP 2600, Jupiter 8, MiniMoog, Prophet, Synclavier, and a lot more.
8-bit chip: Plogue Chipsounds is hilarious fun.
Sample playback: Kontakt is numero uno.
Looking for something for electronica. I'll look into Massive and Omnisphere. Thanks guys.
Though they’re super old, I’m still impressed by Korg’s Legacy Collection. The MS20 and MonoPoly plug-ins get a lot of use here.
All the plugins I have are freebies. But there are some really good free ones out there. Here are a few of my favorites in no particular order.
Novation Bass Station
Several HGFortune weird ambient type synths
Undisputed king of all soft synths - Omnisphere
Alchemy (available only with Logic Pro X)
I have and use:
IL Toxic Biohazard
I have several synths for Ableton that are made with Max/Max for Live
I plan to upgrade Komplete from 10 to 11, and Ableton 9 to 10 first.
then, Omnisphere is at the top of my list
edit: recently got U-HE Hive, sounds amazing. My current fav.
I'll nominate U-He Hive. This is my favourite, and I've got most of the top end ones (Serum, Dune, Nexus, all the NI and Arturia stuff)
Zebra 2 is all you need.
You also can’t go wrong with the NI stuff. Reaktor 6 is infinitely deep.
VB3. B3 organ . Not free but cheap.
Dexed. Awesome dx7. Free
Dirtbag. Monsterous distorted organ. Free
Red something. Maybe redtron i cant recall the name. Great mellotron. Free.
Mr Ray. Great EP. free.
You dont need nothin else.
i have really been inpressed with the u-He stuff - really top notch sounds!
I also like the Arturia line of softsynths too
That's everything you DON'T need for producing electronica. Or anything really, outside rockaroll.
Olga by Stillwell Audio sounds great for electronica, very underrated synth.
My favorites I've used are Atmosphere (the newer version is Omnisphere), a free SQ80 simulator called SQ8L, Native's FM7 (there's a wealth of patches online since DX7 patches can be imported), Arturia's stuff (I only have CS80V and MiniMoogV but those both are very nice), and the iPolysix for my iPad.
Omnisphere and Arturia Collection. All you would ever need.
I’m a big fan of Uhe as well. Repro-1 is an incredible monosynth and I think if you buy it now you get their new Repro-5 Prophet emulation for free later. It’s in beta right now, but it sounds stunning. Uhe stuff is processor intensive but feels and sounds amazing.
Electronica? I like Korg Gadget - available on Mac, Win, and IOS.
Omnisphere and Massive are both well-regarded but you have a higher risk of wasting hours going through thousands of presets. Gadget will get you making beats in a fraction of that time.