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Softsynth equivalents

Post by the_noodlemeister » Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:48 am

Has anybody got any recommendations for Softsynth equivalents of the Roland Jp8000, and the Access Virus B? Also, what other softsynths are ideal for trance / dance? Predator and Sylenth (Virus B) and Superwave 8 (JP8000) have already been recommended - any others? Thanks in advance.

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Re: Softsynth equivalents

Post by Ashe37 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:39 am

Predator and Superwave P8 are pretty much the ones i have been using for those exact purposes. Also look at V-Station and Bass Station.

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Re: Softsynth equivalents

Post by tekkentool » Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:58 am

have a look at reFX vanguard, it's my favourite trance synth ;)

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Re: Softsynth equivalents

Post by the_noodlemeister » Fri Mar 12, 2010 6:09 pm

Cheers guys, i'll check those out
Any others also welcome :roll:

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Re: Softsynth equivalents

Post by th0mas » Fri Mar 12, 2010 6:28 pm

u-he ACE sounds amazing. I got the demo and after an hour of stressing out every time it played the "static sound" that plays periodically through the demo I bought it, it's awesome.

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Re: Softsynth equivalents

Post by griffin avid » Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:42 pm

Access Virus B?

I think most people point towards the Rob Papen synths.
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Re: Softsynth equivalents

Post by the_noodlemeister » Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:19 pm

How / where do i obtain the U-he ACE, reFX Vanguard, V Station? Are they solely downloadable? Or can they be purchased in CD-rom form (like Predator)?

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Re: Softsynth equivalents

Post by tekkentool » Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:09 pm

the_noodlemeister wrote:How / where do i obtain the U-he ACE, reFX Vanguard, V Station? Are they solely downloadable? Or can they be purchased in CD-rom form (like Predator)?
They're all downloads.

Refx vanguard
http://refx.com/?page=products/vanguard/summary

V-station
http://us.novationmusic.com/products/v_station?option=6

u-he ACE.
http://www.acesynth.com/

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Re: Softsynth equivalents

Post by Hugo76 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:49 pm

In the online user library for Native Instruments Reaktor, there are numerous excellent synths that could compete with these any time.

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Re: Softsynth equivalents

Post by Ashe37 » Sat Mar 13, 2010 12:20 am

and conversely, you could buy Predator, Vanguard, V-station and ACE for the cost of Reaktor.

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Re: Softsynth equivalents

Post by stikygum » Sat Mar 13, 2010 7:43 am

Ace sounds good, but no mention of Zebra. I think that's one of the nicer softies out there.
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Re: Softsynth equivalents

Post by Hugo76 » Sat Mar 13, 2010 11:49 am

Ashe37 wrote:and conversely, you could buy Predator, Vanguard, V-station and ACE for the cost of Reaktor.
But then again, for the price of Reaktor you get over a thousand synths + countless effects, sequencers, samplers etc :D
Mind you, though, this can quickly get a bit overwhelming, so it just might be wiser to concentrate on one or two synths instead....

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Re: Softsynth equivalents

Post by metrosonus » Fri Mar 19, 2010 12:34 am

the few softsynths that I would use would be VStation, Largo and Absynth.

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Re: Softsynth equivalents

Post by the_noodlemeister » Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:14 pm

Are these RTAS or VST?
Also, do i need some kind of software to use softsynths in vst format?

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Re: Softsynth equivalents

Post by krushing » Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:28 am

the_noodlemeister wrote:Are these RTAS or VST?
Also, do i need some kind of software to use softsynths in vst format?
As a rule of thumb, the bigger commercial products tend to be in all the popular formats. Check the manufacturers' sites. And yes, while some plugins offer standalone operation, usually you need a VST host. It can be as simple as Hermann Seib's VSTHost, or as complex as a fully-fledged DAW...

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