Budget synth

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  1. jack2290

    jack2290 Member

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    Can anyone recommend a good versatile synth, not too expensive? I literally want to just get one synth and learn it inside out, keep hearing that's the best way. Use logic but don't find their's very user friendly
     
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    Dark Lizardro The Lizard that has a hammer Staff Member

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    Massive is a good one, not too expensive too.
     
  3. RUSSLA

    RUSSLA DNBF Monarch

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    Mate Razor is half price atm - £41!!

    It's fooking sick!!

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    Btw when you get deeper into sythesis everyone becomes easy to use :)
     
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  4. mugatu

    mugatu Verva Music

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    Backing up razor, been making darker stuff than on massive.
     
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  5. wesStyle

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    U-he Zebra 2 will be a good choice if you want only one synth with the broadest set of features.
     
  6. Sulihin

    Sulihin Active Member

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    Dark Zebra is pretty dark... plus free upgrade to Zebra 3 last I looked.
     
  7. Dugg Funnie

    Dugg Funnie Well-Known Member

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    Definitely snag razor if it's on sale. That's how I got it for $9.50, like a boss.
     
  8. MisterApe

    MisterApe 8bit junkie

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    Don't you need to own reaktor for razor though?
     
  9. smoothassilk

    smoothassilk Active Member

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    I was in exactly the same positon as you a few months back.
    I brought synthmaster, as I'm a student and I qualify for academic version £37.
    So far, I've only found a very few obscure things that I can't do with it (FM/AM with more than 2 operators and partial shifting). Also has a fair few FX in there too, not amazing quality but as good as you're gonna get for a synth.
    If you aren't a student, it's £61.

    I haven't got anything to compare it with though. Zebra looks like a good bet, but it's twice the price, £120.
     
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  10. lostnthesound

    lostnthesound Burns Easily in the Sun

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    I believe you can use Razor in the free Reaktor Player.

    And yes, it's fookin' awesome. The 1.5 update is big time.
     
  11. jack2290

    jack2290 Member

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    Cheers for help guys, gotta say its looking like razor based on what you've said. That price is hard to resist! so i wont need to buy anything additional to run it???
     
  12. Dugg Funnie

    Dugg Funnie Well-Known Member

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    You'll need to download Reaktor Player, it's free and you can still run razor with it
     
  13. jack2290

    jack2290 Member

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    sweet nice one

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    Curios aswell if anyone has an idea how long stuff is usually on sale for? Very reasonable price but still can't afford it this second haha
     
  14. lostnthesound

    lostnthesound Burns Easily in the Sun

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    With Native Instruments, if they don't list an expiration date of the sale I would jump on that shit as soon as you can or e-mail them to ask when the deal expires.

    If all else fails, N.I. is notorious (as are many other soft synth companies) for having 50% off black Friday/Cyber Monday deals.
     
  15. subprime

    subprime Dysjoint

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    Offer until December 9, according to the website. Don't need another synth really but am going to grab this too.
     
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    wingz everyones fav austrian

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    synth1 - free and awesome
     
  17. Mania

    Mania i fukin wot m8

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    So i saw Razor was on sale and dont know much about it. Some kind of formant synth thingy?
    Anyway i've been planning to save up for christmas specials, and just wondering if razor can do anything different to evrything else? I've been learning abstract sound design pretty much since i started producing, so would Razor be something different and new (i.e worth it)?
     
  18. Dugg Funnie

    Dugg Funnie Well-Known Member

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    It's a pretty nice quality additive synthesizer
     
  19. subprime

    subprime Dysjoint

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    I bought it, glad I did too. Not sure I'd want it for my main bass synth, but for pads leads fx etc it will be awesome I reckon. Had a play around, tweaked a few presets and came up with this loop fairly quickly. Can't wait to dig deeper. Everything apart from drums is Razor with no extra processing.
     
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  20. wreckd

    wreckd Old Skool Junglist

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    Does Razor work properly with the free Reaktor play? I read the controls are not assignable to midi so you cant control it in a DAW?