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    Arturia OB-Xa V

    Software Synthesizer

    Arturia's latest instrument is a software recreation of Oberheim's pinstriped polysynth.

    Reviews . Aug 2020
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    XILS Lab X505

    Software Synthesizer

    XILS Lab have recreated a classic Roland string synth, and made a few improvements to boot.

    Reviews . Aug 2020
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    Rhythmic Robot Audio Dark Machine

    Kontakt Instrument

    Rating: **** 4/5 Stars. From a damaged, poorly-maintained Soviet-era monosynth that suffers from crackles, frequency drift and other problems, RR saw an opportunity to create an unusual polysynth...

    Reviews Jun 2020
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    Rob Papen Vecto

    Vector Synthesizer Plug-in

    Rob Papen's versatile Rack Extension vector synth has been reborn as a plug-in.

    Reviews Jun 2019
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    Arturia Pigments

    Software Synthesizer

    Arturia built their reputation on software recreations of classic synths, now they're back with one of their own.

    Reviews May 2019
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    FXpansion Cypher2

    Software Synthesizer

    FXpansion's new soft synth boasts sensational sound and an almost unhealthy level of modulation.

    Reviews May 2019
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    Softube Modular

    Virtual Modular Synth

    If you're Eurorack curious but short on space or cash — or simply allergic to 3.5mm patch cables — Softube's Modular might be for you.

    Reviews Feb 2019
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    Audio Damage Quanta

    Software Instrument

    Audio Damage’s latest plug-in instrument gives an accessible but versatile take on granular synthesis.

    Reviews Dec 2018
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    Tracktion Waverazor

    Virtual Instrument

    Waverazor offers an aggressive take on waveshaping synthesis and some seriously deep editing.

    Reviews Nov 2018
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    Spitfire Audio BT Phobos

    Polyconvolution Synthesizer Plug-in [Mac/Win]

    A collaboration with a renowned composer and electronic music pioneer launches Spitfire Audio into outer space.

    Reviews Jul 2018
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    AudioRealism Bassline 3

    Software Synthesizer

    The humble TB303 has proved notoriously difficult to recreate in software, but ABL3 comes far closer than most.

    Reviews Jan 2017
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    Output Exhale

    Kontakt Instrument

    All of Output’s products so far have been an attempt to break new ground in the world of sample processing. Their first...

    Reviews Mar 2016
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    Arturia Matrix 12 V

    Software Synthesizer

    Never afraid of a challenge, Arturia have undertaken the first software emulation of the celebrated Oberheim Matrix 12.

    Reviews Aug 2015
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    Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2

    Software Synthesizer

    As it reaches its second incarnation, we ask: is Spectrasonics’ Omnisphere the world’s best soft synth?

    Reviews Aug 2015
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    Xfer Records Serum

    Software Synthesizer

    Serum’s slick interface belies an extremely flexible wavetable synthesizer.

    Reviews Jul 2015
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    PPG WaveGenerator

    Software Wavetable Synthesizer

    Apps based on existing software are far from unusual, but Wolfgang Palm has chosen to go the other way.

    Reviews Mar 2014
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    Muse Research Receptor VIP.

    Muse Research Receptor VIP

    Virtual Instrument & Plug-in Host

    Muse Research continue to refine their Receptor virtual instrument player.

    Reviews Apr 2013
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    XILS Lab XILS 3

    Software Synthesizer

    XILS Labs XILS 3 is a recreation of the EMS VCS3, but there's more to it than that — much, much more.

    Reviews Aug 2010
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    Muse Research Receptor 2 Pro Max

    Virtual Instrument & Plug-in Hosting System

    The Receptor lets you use VST plug-ins without a computer. How does V2 improve on the original?

    Reviews Jun 2010
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    Arturia Jupiter 8V

    Software Synthesizer

    There was always something quite special about Roland's classic Jupiter 8 analogue megasynth, but can Arturia capture that magic with their emulation?

    Reviews Jul 2007
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    Rollosonic

    Mouse-controlled Soft Synth [Windows]

    When it comes to hands-on control, we're used to being told that the mouse is a poor substitute for knobs and faders. This unique soft synth might just change all that...

    Reviews May 2007

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