Softsynths Thread


very interesting stuff about plugin development


Big +1 for this! Honestly, I feel like MAX is one of the greatest tools available to any artist be it visual or audio. I know it was discussed earlier but I’ve barely scratched the surface of it developmental qualities, But armed with the right knowledge and patience, Being able to design a software gnerator/FX specific to an individuals needs is pretty damn awesome at the end of the day.


I’m going to randomly sing the praises of U-he Repro again-- you get both the monophonic and polyphonic versions which behave differently. You can get under the hood and change circuit/chip options. It has on old school onboard sequencer and a wonderful CPU hungry fx chain. It has old school vibe all day long.


Pretty soon we’re going to have a trickle down effect where most musicians _now _ rise up and start making VST’s for the bottomfeeder ‘musician’ scum who aren’t making any money anymore (literally) and nobody in the VST circuit is really making much except for the few guys at the top.

I’m in line for “VST Maker 10.1”, take my money now


So right now in the NI sale I was looking into Massive X and Super 8 synths. But is there any point? Does anyone have any idea when Komplete 13 will be dropping? I suspect both synths will be included.


I bought the Upgrade to Komplete12 and Massive X doesnt work on my computer. Make sure its compatible with your system before pulling the trigger.



Just how old is your computer?


ive got 2 primary computers.

my 2016 Macbook pro wont run it and my 2010 MacPro tower wont either.

You have to ensure that your processor is AVX compatible. Neither of mine are.


What cpu does your 2016 have? I thought the Pros all shipped with Core Skylakes, which were definitely AVX compatible.


Aye, I think those chips emerged around 2011.


In case anybody here is shopping for a new softsynth: I have mentioned Tone2 Icarus v2 already since I had the pleasure of working with the beta and it finally has been released last week. I’m extremely honoured and proud to have contributed a bit to the v2 factory soundbank in the form of a few synth, trackstarter and drum machine presets (everything labeled “MTS”). IMHO it really is one of the best softsynths out there, especially in terms of resynthesis - many different resynthesis options, all wavetable-based and sounding great. So make sure to check out the demo. Hope you enjoy some of my presets if you do so ^^

Edit: also, here is a one-synth track I made with Icarus V2 (exclusively with my own presets, but not all of these are included in the factory soundbank) and additional processing (it’s a temporary private upload since it’s still a WIP, just posted the link at KVR a few days ago to show a different side of the synth):


Ive just upgraded Audio Damage Phosphor to Phosphor 2 for $10, thats me happy.

Also bought a plugin a few days ago called “Riffer 2” 49 euro, which generates melodies at the throw of a dice, very simple interface, easy to use and i can see its going to be very good at seeding ideas for tracks.