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Re: Good virtual Synths

PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 12:57 pm
by desmond
Zebra is wonderful *but*, it's oldish and Urs has spent a lot of time on better technologies and research into other products in recent years, so in many ways Z2 lags behind the more recent products, both in GUI front end which is not great by modern standards *and* DSP.

Z3, which is what Urs will be focusing on this year, will be the project to bring Zebra up to scratch in terms of interface, and to bring a lot of the technologies they now have into the Zebra platform, and it promises to be great if you want a powerful synth.

In the meantime, Diva is certainly *up there* in terms of good analog synth software modelling, despite being not as architecturally flexible as the semi-modular Zebra is.

(Note Zebra still sounds great and has a bazillion patches out there, but if you want to do analog modelling sounds, Diva is a better bet at this time).

Re: Good virtual Synths

PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 4:41 pm
by Mister Natural
so many great ones out there(including many suggested above^)

I'd also add that you might want to demo Z3ta+2 - it's very, very flexible and sounds huge

peace

Re: Good virtual Synths

PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 7:58 pm
by siderealxxx
Xfer Serum. More usable than any other synth I've tried. It got a lukewarm review in SOS but it's actually incredibly powerful and very quick/easy to use.

Re: Good virtual Synths

PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:58 pm
by desmond
siderealxxx wrote:Xfer Serum. More usable than any other synth I've tried. It got a lukewarm review in SOS but it's actually incredibly powerful and very quick/easy to use.

Kanye West seems to like it.

Re: Good virtual Synths

PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:26 pm
by Synthmorph
Martin Walker wrote:My vote would be for u-he's Diva, which sounds closer to a whole clutch of diverse hardware synths than almost anything else I've tried to date

I did not really like Diva for the first time due to its seemingly limited and clumsy modulation capabilities, but I have to admit: it is very a lively, breathing, instrument after all for nearly any kind of genres / sounds.

Re: Good virtual Synths

PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:24 am
by Zukan
Enjoying IK Multimedia's Syntronik.

TBH, it really doesn't matter what you go for so long as the feature sets are comprehensive. I am currently running a series of sound design tutorials and all of the percussive sounds are created with FXPansion's Strobe.