Good freeware synths?

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RE: Good freeware synths? 2005/02/22 13:18:34 (permalink)

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THIS IS AMERICA, AND I AM ENTITLED TO SAY WHATEVER I WANT TO WHOMEVER. NOW, IF YOU CAN'T TAKE CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM.....WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU IN THIS BUSINESS FOR?


I love how people act tuff on internet forums.


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RE: Good freeware synths? 2005/02/22 13:37:42 (permalink)

ORIGINAL: galactica@fuse.net
Not sure how people do things in your country, so maybe you're a bit behind the times eh?

Sadly, you are pretentious and arrogant, and extremely rude nonetheless. How could anyone actually seriously consider your opinions when you make statements like that? I really hope a mod comes in here and cleans up this thread. I don't want to see it locked.
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RE: Good freeware synths? 2005/02/22 16:40:40 (permalink)
Go to Google and type in "Freeware Synths" and search it and see what comes up. Or, do a Google search on VSTi/DXI instruments and plugins...


Would someone mind telling me what this "google" thing is?



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RE: Good freeware synths? 2005/02/22 16:51:13 (permalink)

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Would someone mind telling me what this "google" thing is?



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A "google", actually spelled Googol, is a one followed by a hundred zeros, or ten to the tenth power. It's a concept popularized by being mentioned on TV by Carl Sagan. There's also the Googolplex, which is ten to the power of googol, or 1 followed by 10 to the googol zeros.

http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/0%2C%2Csid9_gci213798%2C00.html


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RE: Good freeware synths? 2005/02/22 17:07:22 (permalink)
That's correct, Aggie, but I would be remiss if I didn't mention that the term was originally coined by and named after its foremost proponent. I'm sure that he was known as "Barney" in mathematical circles, and he co-authored the reseach with his longtime partner "Snuffy" Smith. Here's a link. [He's the guy with the goo-goo-googly eyes ...]
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RE: Good freeware synths? 2005/02/22 19:04:41 (permalink)
Yup...i missed all the fun....dont ask why I stopped monitoring this thread.

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Actually, perhaps its because I am rather sick of all these threads and gave up on having heard it a million times now.
I can't say I disagree with Galactica.
Fact is, if he had been a little nicer about it....I would have agreed completely! But for new members who actually post a question, I hate to give them a stiff, discourteous answer...its just not civilized and pretty rude. Simply ignore it then...as I ignored the whole thread and missed the antics!

And for everybodys information... THIS IS NOT AMERICA. Im sick of that...really. Americans like you are the reason most of the world can't stand USA. Actually, this forum is is Canadian, UK, MEXICAN, PORTUGUESE,( and wherever Jardim is from!)

This is a public community where no one has a right over anyone else based on their nationality. I was proud of this group when I saw a thread-starter with very poor English post a question and everyone politely answered him and encouraged him! Thats my P5 Community.

We all love sarcasm. We all love wit and good humour. Lets not ruin this environment like EVERY other forum I've seen. We have something good here.

DONT DISCOURAGE ANYONE FROM POSTING!!!

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RE: Good freeware synths? 2005/02/22 19:08:48 (permalink)
Aaaaahhh, you post TOO much DA!
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RE: Good freeware synths? 2005/02/22 19:18:47 (permalink)
ORIGINAL: TheOrphan

Aaaaahhh, you post TOO much DA!


me knows!
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RE: Good freeware synths? 2005/02/22 23:00:59 (permalink)
ORIGINAL: galactica@fuse.net

...CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM.....

oxymoron
no such thing
maybe we could have some cruel kindness :-)

"people need to learn if you take the high horse you can not take the low road" gwb sometime in the 21st century <g>
post edited by rabeach - 2005/02/23 00:43:45
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RE: Good freeware synths? 2005/02/24 16:17:05 (permalink)
this forum is is Canadian, UK, MEXICAN, PORTUGUESE


sorry DA,

but you forgot Texan.

have a good one
3Eo
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RE: Good freeware synths? 2005/02/26 03:09:01 (permalink)
I second the NovaKill ones. Definately CPU hogs though.
Synth1 is good, as is Superwave P8 (but spneding a few bucks for SuperTrance is even better), Asynth, Frequatic, Drumatic, Crystal, Delay Lama (everyone should have this in their line-up ), and STS Transition Synthesizer and ASET-2121 - MythoSpheric Space Synthesize (the free versions) almost made me regret buying morphology...Osiris-6 isn't bad. Retro-gs01 and 02 are great...but cost $30. All of these can be found at www.kvr-vst.com with links to download.

Maybe I am not as picky as most people...but there are a lot of great freebies out there that sound great and are unique and no commercial synth can do what some of the innovation of these synths can do.

I like freebies and use them side by side with the expensive ones. I like them. Also, there are a lot of quircky thinks out there like Knork that you may only use once in your life...but you wil be happy you gave it a shot and used it that one time.

Anyway, freebies are definately worth exploring. If you got the ones I listed...you will pretty much have them all though...except for the occasional iamthelordthygod (a real freebie synth) or some such gimmicky synth that does something totally original. Which you have to look for in all the freebies... Check them out I say.
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RE: Good freeware synths? 2005/02/26 08:55:36 (permalink)
ZynAddSubFx is quite interesting freebie.

http://zynaddsubfx.sourceforge.net/

I have to manually reload patch everytime I open song, but it has nice sound and some good presets.

ASynth is also good, its not really free, but donationware. So if you like it enough, donate. You can download fully working version, but there is nagscreen if you havent donated.

http://antti.smartelectronix.com/
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RE: Good freeware synths? 2005/02/26 11:25:30 (permalink)
As I look around various forums, one thing I'm struck by is how friendly these Cakewalk forums are - always willing to offer up help and advice, with no juvenile attitude (usually).
If someone asks for help, then either give it or don't reply. I agree totally with previous (and helpful members) comments.
Anyway, I like Wasp, which I think is still a free download from http://www.liqihsynth.com/catalogue.htm#soundset.

Computer Music Mag recently gave away a free version of EVE (also available at cost from above). I suppose it's not really free as you have to buy the mag, but I like it and there is a free download of sounds from above.

Apologies if the above 2 have been mentioned (a few days since I read page 1)
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RE: Good freeware synths? 2005/02/26 11:51:58 (permalink)
with no juvenile attitude
We'll have to work on that one. <g> Good to see you, Dave. Correct me if I'm wrong, but it was you who brought the Hollow Sun site to our attention in the first place, wasn't it? I can't tell you how much this has come up since then. Thanks, and don't be a stranger!
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RE: Good freeware synths? 2005/02/26 13:16:37 (permalink)
Thanks b rock
Yes, I did mention Hollow Sun awhile back, and they have regular updates. They have some very nice sounds.
I don't post much here but I check almost every day.
I don't class myself as a "musician" as I don't play an instrument (although I have taken up some guitar lessons and started software keyboard lessons) so my P5 time is mostly spent working out riffs and sounds I like, rather than completing whole songs - it's just so damn addictive!
Looking forward to version 2.
Take care all....
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RE: Good freeware synths? 2005/02/26 13:40:04 (permalink)
Hmm...you know PSYN is a pretty good free synth, actually when I first got P5 I didn't really like PSYN, I didn't think I'd be able to do much with it other than create some odd bass sounds, but after some nice tutorials provided by these forums I've been able to make really "phat" sounds with it. Hook it up to my keyboard and assign the pitch wheel to the cutoff of the filter and you can really play around!
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RE: Good freeware synths? 2005/02/26 13:43:25 (permalink)
We don't have to worry about CPU usage with freeze synth in Sonar 4, so to me, that seems like a mute point. The array of good free stuff is a definate boon especially for people on a budget, and starting out. but we have to be careful not to heap too heavy an expectation on something that's free. It also raises the bar for commercial developers to give us better products, after all, if we drop some coin on something, it's got to be extrodinary. I am especially impressed with Crystal, but like a lot of other ones. I am getting to the point where I'm thinking getting a lot of free stuff isn't the best way to spend my time. I need to get some projects finished, but I had the bug, too. There are some amazing ones.
post edited by harmony gardens - 2005/02/26 13:51:46
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RE: Good freeware synths? 2005/03/05 23:14:07 (permalink)
thanks everybody!
i have one more question...nine inch nails (aka industrial/dark) -esque (whatevery)
synths
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RE: Good freeware synths? 2005/03/06 05:48:36 (permalink)
If you go to this page...

http://www.nin.com/current/index.html

...and click small pic on the top you can see their studio. Expencive looking hardware. I dont know what they are, but somebody here probably knows.
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RE: Good freeware synths? 2005/03/06 10:46:47 (permalink)
I dont know what they are, but somebody here probably knows.


I don't recognize all of them but there's a SidStation, a Buchla modular (the new 200e, maybe?), a rack of DigiDesign ProTools interfaces, a rack of what looks like Doepfer sequencers, a Sherman Filterbank, and another couple of modulars.

http://facproductions.net

Lots of gear. Not enough time.
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RE: Good freeware synths? 2005/03/06 11:03:24 (permalink)
In another pic I can see a Moog Voyager, Line-6 POD Pro and Bass-POD Pro (probably the XT versions), a Korg Kaoss Pad above some 88-key synth I don't recognize.

In another pic there's an Alesis Andromeda with another Kaoss Pad, an Elektron MachineDrum, and Roland Space Echo.

In the last ones there's a ton of modular stuff, another Voyager, a Nord Lead, lots of Line-6 effects, and an EMS Synthi A (which might be the same that's in the first picture). Is that a real cat?

Jesus, how much stuff does Trent have?


http://facproductions.net

Lots of gear. Not enough time.
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RE: Good freeware synths? 2005/03/06 11:22:35 (permalink)
you can say that again

lol even if i did have all that stuff it wouldnt fit in my room
post edited by syn.ops - 2005/03/06 11:31:29
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RE: Good freeware synths? 2005/03/06 13:42:12 (permalink)

a good question would be
what did the NiN boys have when the got started
not what they have now

i mentioned it another thread but AFAIK almost all the free synths and fx are gathered (> 100) on the coverdisc DVD for 'Computer Music' February 2005 issue
along with 2 some gig of samples
at my local mega bookstore chain it goes for about $15.00 usd


 


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RE: Good freeware synths? 2005/03/06 14:30:47 (permalink)
Yeah, it's amazing how much great stuff you can get for free. I have chosen to keep only a very few free synths, not because the rest are bad, but because I just can't use them all. I would end up spending hours playing a new synth instead of making music.

I'm finishing a tune made using rgc:audio Triangle II only. I use 13 instances of T2 in Kinetic, plus reverb, compression, and limiting at the output. I'm not even using any track effects. I'll do a similar thing with VAZ Plus 2. It's a good way to get to know a synth thoroughly.

http://facproductions.net

Lots of gear. Not enough time.
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RE: Good freeware synths? 2005/03/07 15:22:15 (permalink)
Ok, I've posted a hurried mix of the Triangle II song at www.project5.com (it's called "Triangulo Dos"). The mix can probably be improved a lot but I need to be at home with my monitors to do that.

http://facproductions.net

Lots of gear. Not enough time.
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