Soft synths beyond Massive

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  1. neddez

    neddez Member

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    Sup dudes

    I reckon I've got my head around Massive fairly well. I recently heard it said that Massive is a good synth for beginners because it's quite basic.

    So now I'm wondering what other synths are capable of that Massive isn't, and which ones in particular I should have a look at next.

    I have some basic knowledge of Absynth, would that be a good place to go?
     
  2. greenflydnb

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    Sylenth man!! Makes some proper nice sounds.
     
  3. mr meh

    mr meh Well-Known Member

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    Absynth is cool, but seems to be mainly aimed more towards intro sounds like pads and soundscapes....etc



    Predator, Z3ta, Albino & FM8 seem to be popular too, and i hear Omnisphere is really sick, but pricey.
     
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  4. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    roland 808. supersaw, play an extended 7th chords, very relaxing. i heard about massive its supposed to be shit expensive.
     
  5. lostnthesound

    lostnthesound Burns Easily in the Sun

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    Predator, Reaktor (Razor, Skanner XT), Albino, FM8
     
  6. ApeCat

    ApeCat Human Dubplate

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    It's all about the 3xOsc!!
     
  7. spyre

    spyre sample all the things

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    Altodnb. AltoDnB

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    FM8 and Sylenth man!
     
  9. T:M

    T:M Dusty Techno Workout

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    Absynth is good, yes while it does seem to be geared more towards pads and soundscapes there is absolutely nothing stopping you from using it for basses and leads.

    I also really recommend Razor, it can produce a lot of really unique sounds.
     
  10. lostnthesound

    lostnthesound Burns Easily in the Sun

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    Razor is a fucking beast, as is Skanner.
     
  11. spyre

    spyre sample all the things

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    Anything with a customiseable wavetable feature (as opposed to the built in tables in massive) will give some very unique sounds
     
  12. bull3tpr00f

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    Predator, z3t4+, zebra2, TAL-NoiseMaker, etc etc
     
  13. JReilly

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    ApeCat Human Dubplate

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    TAL Noizemak3r or whatever is wicked. Chimera is really nice for haunting, airy pads and stuff.
     
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    T:M Dusty Techno Workout

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    Noizemaker is unbelievably sick for a free synth, I really really love the saw wave it has. The FM, Ring Mod, and effect section are sick too. Only gripe about it is that it needs more options in terms of modulation.

    EDIT: oh snap, look at that boys... 50 posts to go!
     
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  16. Binary_UK

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    Massive used to be my weapon of choice but Thor is all i use now
     
  17. spyre

    spyre sample all the things

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    For lead type sounds I've started using ableton's operator plug, massive's default saw sounds really unclean to me.
     
  18. B.unique

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    Altodnb knows...fm8 and sylenth are killer
     
  19. Elzerk

    Elzerk 00111100 00110011

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    I love alchemy in many ways, but when making some sick and twisted morphing sounds it has it's own sound to it which I don't like, basically what I'm saying I don't like it's pitch bend.

    I've used massive a lot, thanks for all the suggestions, gotta look into those synths y'all.
     
  20. mistasfx

    mistasfx MISTA SFX

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    blue is pretty good. predator is sick.

    never been a fan of massive