Old 08-14-2019, 02:33 AM   #1
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i've been searching and searching for vst's that sound decent and will work with reaper. and the only ones i seem to come across is vst planet. but i really would like to find a chello, violin, guitar, and some warm synth sounds, and maybe something that sounds like like minimoog.

where are you people getting all your vst's ?

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Old 08-14-2019, 03:15 AM   #2
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Have a look at Spitfire Audio LABS, which I was pointed to myself a month or so ago.

It is "library" stuff so hard drive space could be an issue.

And the instruments are, in some ways, not exactly "stock" cello, violin or guitar, but I personally found them very usable for what I do.

And LABS is totally FREE.

https://www.spitfireaudio.com/labs/
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https://www.native-instruments.com/en/
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Old 08-14-2019, 04:17 AM   #4
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check out http://kvraudio.com and http://vst4free.com

Some very good free synths to pick up are Dexed (DX7 emu), PG8x (Roland JP8 emu), OB-Xd (Oberheim emu), Tyrell N6, Surge, Synth1, Viking VK1 (Moog Voyager emu) and all of the Full Bucket stuff (lots of old Korg emus). That'll get you sorted for a long time.

Everything I mentioned here can be found on the two sites I pointed to.

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Old 08-14-2019, 04:19 AM   #5
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it is an obnoxious synth, but I love kairatune. it's my sub bass and lead synth when I need something to cut through
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Old 08-14-2019, 04:24 AM   #6
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Have a look at Spitfire Audio LABS, which I was pointed to myself a month or so ago.

It is "library" stuff so hard drive space could be an issue.

And the instruments are, in some ways, not exactly "stock" cello, violin or guitar, but I personally found them very usable for what I do.

And LABS is totally FREE.

https://www.spitfireaudio.com/labs/
I have just looking at the labs stuff - it sounds great! dEFINITE DOWNLOAD WHEN i GET HOME!
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it is an obnoxious synth, but I love kairatune. it's my sub bass and lead synth when I need something to cut through
Not my kind of synth but definitely a great instrument in its own right, if you have use for that kind of sounds.
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If you are OK with a 32-bit vsti (and it works fine in reaper 64) then Mildon Strummer is quite nice for guitar stuff. And free.

32-bit as it's built with the old Synthedit stuff.

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Old 08-14-2019, 05:04 AM   #9
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Some starters:
https://www.fullbucket.de/music/vst.html
https://www.lesliesanford.com/vst/plugins/
https://asb2m10.github.io/dexed/
https://www.bluecataudio.com/Product..._FreewarePack/
https://daichilab.sakura.ne.jp/softsynth/index.html
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Yes, I can certainly recommend Cobalt, a subtractive synth from Leslie Sanford.
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Old 08-14-2019, 05:19 AM   #11
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i've been searching and searching for vst's that sound decent and will work with reaper.
I don't suppose that Reaper imposes any unusual requirements onto virtual instruments.

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Yes, I can certainly recommend Cobalt, a subtractive synth from Leslie Sanford.
I love how Cobalt sounds, but lately when I use it in big projects it tends to do strange things, ranging from not loading the correct sound to completely crashing reaper. Its unfortunate as it does have a very distinctive sound compared to other soft synths.
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some of them don't work when i load them into the fx track there .dll files and it say can't find instrument. especally those big cat ones

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have you installed them correctly?
are they the right type ( 32bit / 64 bit etc)
are they in the right folders?
are the right folders being scanned?
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Old 08-14-2019, 04:16 PM   #15
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have you installed them correctly?
are they the right type ( 32bit / 64 bit etc)
are they in the right folders?
are the right folders being scanned?

i put them in the same foler with the other ones that work, but for some reason some of them don't work. there are .dll files i believe i can use either 32 or 64 bits, because i downloaded the 64 bit version of reaper. i am using the piano roll to place the notes. i don't know if that could have anything to do with it. but i finally got a cello sound
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Have a look at Spitfire Audio LABS, which I was pointed to myself a month or so ago.

It is "library" stuff so hard drive space could be an issue.

And the instruments are, in some ways, not exactly "stock" cello, violin or guitar, but I personally found them very usable for what I do.

And LABS is totally FREE.

https://www.spitfireaudio.com/labs/
I don't understand how you use that or set it up with reaper. would you mind explaining.

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check out http://kvraudio.com and http://vst4free.com

Some very good free synths to pick up are Dexed (DX7 emu), PG8x (Roland JP8 emu), OB-Xd (Oberheim emu), Tyrell N6, Surge, Synth1, Viking VK1 (Moog Voyager emu) and all of the Full Bucket stuff (lots of old Korg emus). That'll get you sorted for a long time.

Everything I mentioned here can be found on the two sites I pointed to.
vst4free has a bit of everything and there can be some absolute belters in this. The Minimogue Luxus (minimoog copy) is superb - http://www.best-free-vst.com/plugins...e-synth-02.php - genuinely some of the best synth sounds, with a little tweaking.

this synth strings VST is also great (http://www.vst4free.com/free_vst.php...=Esline&id=792) - very pink floyd-esque.

for orchestral instruments I have had some joy with the Plogue Sforzando stuff (https://www.plogue.com/downloads.html). it's just fine, it won't fool anyone, but with some judicious programming it can sound ok for demos.
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some of them don't work when i load them into the fx track there .dll files and it say can't find instrument. especally those big cat ones
Firstly, what folder are you loading them into? Can you give us the path and wee might be able to help.
Secondly, you say you are loading the .dll files into the fx track? Is this a typo?
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I don't understand how you use that or set it up with reaper. would you mind explaining.
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Firstly, what folder are you loading them into? Can you give us the path and wee might be able to help.
Secondly, you say you are loading the .dll files into the fx track? Is this a typo?
it seems that some vst's come with their own installer which makes it own path. but my main folder is here C:\Program Files (x86)\Steinberg\VstPlugins;C:\Program Files\Steinberg\VstPlugins;C:\Program Files\Common Files\VST3;C:\Users\OneDrive\Desktop\vst


also does anyone know where i can find a copy of Ample Bass P Lite v2.3 becasue there link seems to be down on there official site. and that keyzoneclassic piano installs but it doesn't show up in reaper

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yes ,that explains it thanks.
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