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    Hi. Any recommendations on good soft synths ? I was thinking about buying Z3ta+ but Sylenth1 sounds good too and I can't make up my mind. Which one is more powerful ? Is Sylenth worth the extra $ 100 or so ? Thanks.

  • #2
    Try this: http://www.audiomidi.com/Ultra-Analog-VA-1-BR-No-Brainer-Deal-P12692.aspx



    (I'm not affiliated. I bought this myself, it's well worth 15 bucks.)
    Hurrr. Derp, derp, derp.

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    • #3
      Thanks for the reply, Electric. It sounds like a hell of a deal, but I'm not sure how this one would fare against the other two.

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      • #4
        Don't they all have demo versions? Try them yourself and choose.
        IMHO, Ultra Analog is great. It's one of the very few softsynths that I like.

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        • #5
          audiomidi has another nobrainer deal from monday on.
          a superb sounding VCS3 emualtion for 20$
          the difference between theory and practice is that in theory there is no difference
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          • #6
            I'm all for z3ta+! Sounds amazing and it's VERY flexible!
            If you need a KSP script, e-mail me! Depending on amount of work, the price can be arranged!

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            • #7
              to be honest, i just bought sylenth1... I really liked the demo allot but after messing it with it for a few weeks, I think I should have just stuck with largo and alchemy. It does have a bright punchy timbre I like, but I'm not crazy about the filters or the filter control, which you can't seem to disengage.. I've been using ableton's auto filter instead of the built in ones and i've been having better luck.
              Give me my moog, but **** off you american techno rockstar! people in countries I've never been to do it better than you!

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              • #8
                +1 for Z3ta

                Ultra-Analog at $15 is a steal - very fat tone with tons of flexibility
                an expert on what it feels like to be me
                & you are who you google
                http://soundcloud.com/mrnatural-1

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                • #9
                  the best soft synth is that embedded in the hardware synth...

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                  • #10
                    I think a highly underated soft synth is Rob Papen's Albino. I think too many people wrote it off as solely a electronica type synth when it is capable of so much more.
                    It has a very tasty vintage Roland sound to me, very nice filters and the ability to combine analog waveforms w/ digital sampled waveforms can make for some very nice sounds.
                    Great for pads, leads and basses plus it has a nice sequencer as well.

                    I think it shines best when you roll your own sounds.

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                    • #11
                      The Ultra Analog deal ends tomorrow, so better snatch it up if you're thinking about it. It sounds really good, but is a bit more limited in programming options than some of the others.
                      z3ta+ - I like it, but have only used the demo. Don't know anything about Sylenth1.

                      There's a thread here about some real good deals from Native Instruments for the next few days. Four of their softies are on sale for $99 each. Reaktor for that price is a real good deal.

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                      • #12
                        audiomidi has another nobrainer deal from monday on.
                        a superb sounding VCS3 emualtion for 20$


                        You gotta link? I'd buy into that one myself!
                        Korg Kronos 61 :: Korg M3-73 Xpanded (w/Radias board) :: Behringer B212A Powered Speaker :: Variax 300 Sunburst :: PODx3 Live! :: Epiphone Acoustic Guitar :: Mandolin :: Steinberg Cubase 7.5 :: Omnisphere :: Trilian :: V-Collection :: Korg Legacy Collection :: SampleTank 2 XL :: Sonik Synth 2 :: Ravenscroft Piano :: Komplete 9 Ultimate :: VB3 :: Just Way Too Many VST's

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                        • #13
                          got Mellotron already? No?

                          Get Mtron

                          if, like me, you don't feel like maintaining dozens of banks of 40+ physical tape players crammed into a small piano... then it's perfect

                          most VST's have little reason to exist, but Mtron is a godsend
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                          • #14
                            got Mellotron already? No?

                            Get Mtron

                            if, like me, you don't feel like maintaining dozens of banks of 40+ physical tape players crammed into a small piano... then it's perfect

                            most VST's have little reason to exist, but Mtron is a godsend


                            Already have M-Tron. Love it. But about this VCS3 again? More info please. I didn't even know anyone had emulated it yet. I seem to remember a Reaktor Ensemble maybe some time ago...
                            Korg Kronos 61 :: Korg M3-73 Xpanded (w/Radias board) :: Behringer B212A Powered Speaker :: Variax 300 Sunburst :: PODx3 Live! :: Epiphone Acoustic Guitar :: Mandolin :: Steinberg Cubase 7.5 :: Omnisphere :: Trilian :: V-Collection :: Korg Legacy Collection :: SampleTank 2 XL :: Sonik Synth 2 :: Ravenscroft Piano :: Komplete 9 Ultimate :: VB3 :: Just Way Too Many VST's

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                            • #15
                              Already have M-Tron. Love it. But about this VCS3 again? More info please. I didn't even know anyone had emulated it yet. I seem to remember a Reaktor Ensemble maybe some time ago...



                              http://acapella.harmony-central.com/showthread.php?t=2498239


                              Not available to order till tomorrow. It'll be at:

                              http://www.audiomidi.com/Home.aspx

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