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Best software synths right now?

PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:30 pm
by martinbaker2727
What do you consider to be the best software synths of our time right now?

I use regularly:

-Alchemy
-Omnisphere 2
-NI Komplete 10 synths incl. Reaktor
-Reason's synths

I also quite like the demo of Parsec (as Reason Rack extension).

Just these already offer a huge palette. I have some extra stuff around like a Kyma system and stuff, but use them less often (maybe I should steer my focus).

But I cannot pinpoint a single synth that's "best", because they all offer different workflows and are better suited for different sound categories.

From what I have I would probably say Absynth 5 to be the best synth I currently own. Obviously it doesn't do all the things like e.g. the Kyma, but it gets more use than the Kyma right now, so that's why I think it's the best synth out of what I have

Re: Best software synths right now?

PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:50 pm
by Music Bird
Synth1, Dexed, Apari Tenpan, PG8X, SQ8L, GTG/EFM/DSK/Krakli/B. Serrano/Full Bucket Music/Samsara Cycle Audio/etc.
Sometimes, the best things in life are free!

Re: Best software synths right now?

PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:05 am
by martinbaker2727
I also quite like the demo of Parsec

Re: Best software synths right now?

PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:57 pm
by Hardbass_44
I was going to say that I liked Parsec's demo but that I found the thing expensive, but I went to check online and it's on sale for $60! I was using Dexed so far, but I might jump the gun and get Parsec with that discount.

Re: Best software synths right now?

PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:38 pm
by Zamise
Xfer Serum

Re: Best software synths right now?

PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:44 am
by Kentronix
I have been getting into TALs free elek7ro VST synth recently, its deceptively powerful and routable and of course free.

https://tal-software.com/products/tal-elek7ro

Re: Best software synths right now?

PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:38 am
by vladimotor
U-he Zebra, Repro5, Bazille, Reaktor, FM8, Z3ta+, Serum.