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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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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Old 01-17-2019, 04:45 PM   #8
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I would definitely spend time going over more free ones that come onto your radar, and when you've heard enough decent ones you'll have a better Idea of which way to go for spending on a not-free one or two.

Like Couchz, I check vst4free once in a while and it's very worth it, if only to find a good one occasionally and get an idea of where to set your expectations for freebies. The venerable www.kvraudio.com not only posts new free plugins but has maybe the best searchable database for VSTIs. https://www.kvraudio.com/plugins/instruments/newest You can search for free ones and then paid VSTIs under $20 or any amount to avoid the ones out of budget range.

I get a lot of use out of Synthmaster. The Player version is only a handful of bucks when on sale, and has a small set of editable functions. The full version has a full range of features. But it sounds good, especially for the $10 or $15. Many presets, editable, many useful. http://www.synthmaster.com

One thing to consider is to download all of the free versions of plugins like UVIWorkstation, which, in their full version may be a few hundred dollars and have loads of sounds. But their free teaser versions often have a few excellent sounds among the limited handful given. I have the free UVIWorkstation, and there's a free extra bank of the Roland AP-09 "piano" that I love and use all the time for that '70s Todd Rundgen vibe that I haven't found elsewhere.
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To make the most out of synth1 : synth1 librarian https://neutrinosky.com/

It will give you a browser ala NI to browse through the endless patches.

14000 here:https://veryrandomstreams.blogspot.c...-free.html?m=1

And +1 for Synthmaster probably the most bang for the bucks also I suggest checking out Fathom sounds awsome flexible and cheap (25$) also the mono version is free: https://www.fathomsynth.com/
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Xpand from Air,often on sale around 1$,sometimes free,https://www.pluginboutique.com/produ...t/1560-Xpand-2
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