Old 01-07-2019, 09:45 AM   #1
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Hi all,
I'm searching for a affordable vsti-synth. It should be have different of sounds.
I have tried a lot of free ones. But most of them are only fancy edm, fx and not really useful sounds for me.
I need the synth for my songwriting (rock, metal, nu metal, etc.) with some parts of synth.

NI (https://tinyurl.com/y9bxywyb) have a lot of them. But unfortunately every plugin is only for one special sound. And the are not really affordable for me :-)
I'm searching for one vst with different sounds and characters.

Any recommendations?

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Old 01-07-2019, 02:18 PM   #2
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1. DEXED is a free Yamaha DX7 emulation, which can be really nice when you're into that sort of thing.
Here's a link to a video where this guy explains where and how to download/install/opperate (check the video description): https://youtu.be/okB0g5EdJSo

2. SYNTH1 is also a freebie. I like this one a lot.
You do have to figure out how to install sound banks though. Not terribly tricky, but it's best to do some searching on how to do it.
These banks are really nice:

3. TAL Software has some nice freebie synths too, one of which is a Juno 60 emulation.

4. These are very cool: https://www.fullbucket.de/music/vst.html

5. U-he has some nice free vst's: https://u-he.com/products/
Personally I like the Podolski and the TyrellN6 (this one can be a bit CPU-hungry though).

I listed as many free ones that came to mind so you can try out a lot of different ones without committing to them financially. Just experiment and see what works best for your songwriting!

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Old 01-07-2019, 03:29 PM   #3
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I went through a similar search, looking for a broad range of sounds. What I wound up with, and like a LOT, is Arturia's Analog Lab 3. It's not on sale at the moment, so $149 might be a bit steep for you. Even a full price, I think it's worth the money.

You get patches from every Arturia synth, and each one has a few well-chosen parameters that are modifiable and mappable.

If you're wanting to MAKE sounds and not design sounds, Analog Lab is really hard to beat.



The standalone version is good for songwriting. Also comes as VST2 and VST3.

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Old 01-08-2019, 03:45 PM   #4
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Synthmaster is currently $59. I'm of the opinion that it's complex, so I haven't spent much time with it, but it certainly does have a lot of flexibility and presets.
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Old 01-11-2019, 02:51 PM   #5
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The Arturia V Collection 6 can be bought as as download at a very affordable price considering all the synths you get in that bundle

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Old 01-12-2019, 03:58 AM   #6
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Get these, all free:
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Old 01-12-2019, 04:08 AM   #7
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more free toys http://www.vst4free.com/
I'm having a blast with their percussion bongos, congas and glockenspiels
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