VST Synthesizer Plugins for dance music

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2010/08/11 14:45:33 (permalink)

VST Synthesizer Plugins for dance music

I am wanting some advice from you people as to what are the best VST Synthesizer Plugins around today for dance music production. Your advice would be greatly appreciated

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    Re:VST Synthesizer Plugins for dance music 2010/08/11 15:49:59 (permalink)
    There are some good VST's here at the KVR website....and a lot of them are FREE ones!!


    I don't have this yet, but I've read good reviews (at the KVR website)on it http://www.acesynth.com/index.php?item=download

    You can demo it and see for yourself.... :)

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    Re:VST Synthesizer Plugins for dance music 2010/08/11 16:14:21 (permalink)
    Komplete 7 from Native instruments.




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    Re:VST Synthesizer Plugins for dance music 2010/08/11 18:46:43 (permalink)
    Cool I have never heard of that ACE before I will have to try the demo & buy if it's any good, at £57 I mite as well... Yes Komplete 7sounds the daddy as well, one thing I like about NI you always get your moneys worth

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    Re:VST Synthesizer Plugins for dance music 2010/08/11 19:18:47 (permalink)
    A good  one for having lots of  quality presets(500!)  V.S.  price at the moment is Image line  Styrus , It's been under development quite some time and is very good .... normally $179   $50 until september. All the  IL  instruments are on sale there now !!
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    Re:VST Synthesizer Plugins for dance music 2010/08/11 22:28:46 (permalink)
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    Cool I have never heard of that ACE before I will have to try the demo & buy if it's any good, at £57 I mite as well... Yes Komplete 7sounds the daddy as well, one thing I like about NI you always get your moneys worth

    Core2 quad? That should be enough for ACE. Hint: ACE takes a lot of CPU. But it's worth it, IMO.
     
    In replt to your general question, there are sooooo many good synths out there today from cheap to not so cheap... You should really go over to KVR and search the forums with relevent queries... "synth recommend"... "best synth"... etc. There is at least one such thread per month, so the recommendations are already there if you can use the search... I'll see if I can dig up a couple of specific links to get you started.
     
    Definately check out the Image Line synths on sale... great stuff there for $50 apiece. Sytrus, Sawer, Toxic/Toxic Biohazard, etc. etc.
     
    U-he ACE is a nice modular type, and I've always had my eye on his Zebra hybrid (but it never seems to get to the top of the list).
     
    Audjoo Helix... big sound, nice features, not as well known and/or used as some others...
     
    SuperWave's P80, Tarkus, etc.
     
    GForce Minimonsta, Sylenth1, AAS Ultra Analog, Alchemy, DCAM: Synth Squad, NI synths, Linplug synths, Arturia synths, ... it's a huge list.
     
    Oh... and lets not forget Cakewalk's Rapture and Z3ta+...
     
    You need to figure out what types of synths you're looking for (FM, VA, modular, hybrid, etc.), and what your overall budget is. You can actually cover a lot of ground on the cheap (e.g., with the current $50 Image Line sale) and free (e.g., Ugo Rez, TAL NoiseMaker,Synth1,etc.) end, and target one must-have non-cheap option like DCAM or whatever.
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    Re:VST Synthesizer Plugins for dance music 2010/08/12 00:46:16 (permalink)
    There is no "must have" synth for dance - any number will do nicely.  I'm partial to Rapture and Alchmey.  Z3Ta was like $20 and you can't go wrong w/ it, esp. for electro dancey stuff (ballroom is another matter ;-)

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    Re:VST Synthesizer Plugins for dance music 2010/08/12 01:07:29 (permalink)
    Here are a few KVR threads to get you started..
    http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=4091923
    http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=4079866#4079866
    http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=278764
    http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=271661

    You're just going to have to start downloading demos and sifting through them yourself, like the rest of us...
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    Re:VST Synthesizer Plugins for dance music 2010/08/12 04:31:01 (permalink)
    Sylenth is close to a must have. It's certainly a must try, as it nails just about every part of that genre. It's the synth actually used on more recent records.

    Here's a recent list of top synths and some dance ones are in it:

    1. Sylenth
    2. Massive
    3. Nexus 2
    4. Alchemy
    5. Omnisphere
    6. Zebra
    7. DCAM
    8. Z3ta
    9. Minimonsta
    10.Trilian
    11. Reaktor
    12. Albino
    13. Absynth
    14. Synplant
    15. FM8
    16. Oddity
    17. Ace
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    Re:VST Synthesizer Plugins for dance music 2010/08/12 07:45:28 (permalink)
    Seems to be the same list at MusicRadar: http://www.musicradar.com...the-world-today-262145

    Computer Music also has a great top 10 synths video on youtube:
    Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UNn2AxxaEY
    Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/wa...9E&feature=related

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    Re:VST Synthesizer Plugins for dance music 2010/08/12 08:11:12 (permalink)
    Dimension pro and Rapture pro are both very good for dance instruments, and they're really easy to use for Sonar 8.

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    Re:VST Synthesizer Plugins for dance music 2010/08/12 11:10:32 (permalink)
    Ugo's Ironhead is nice for electronic drums.  Real synth, not samples.  Also good for any electro style.

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    Re:VST Synthesizer Plugins for dance music 2010/08/12 12:13:53 (permalink)
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    Sylenth is close to a must have. It's certainly a must try, as it nails just about every part of that genre. It's the synth actually used on more recent records.

    So in other words... don't use Sylenth unless you know how to program your own patches?
     


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    Re:VST Synthesizer Plugins for dance music 2010/08/12 13:31:50 (permalink)
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    There is no "must have" synth for dance - any number will do nicely.  I'm partial to Rapture and Alchmey.  Z3Ta was like $20 and you can't go wrong w/ it, esp. for electro dancey stuff (ballroom is another matter ;-)

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    Yes, at $20, z3ta is definitely a can't-lose deal.  Here's my advice.  Start with two or three from the recommendations you're getting here.  But stay tuned to this forum and sigh up for the KVR news letter (email).  Some first-rate synths occassionally go on sale for significant discounts or are placed in a group buy offer.  Not all will ... I don't expect to ever see a group buy on Omnishpere, for example.  But if you're patient, some incredible bargains come along from time to time.
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    Re:VST Synthesizer Plugins for dance music 2010/08/13 04:03:02 (permalink)
    But if you're patient, some incredible bargains come along from time to time.


    So true! I got AAS Ultra Analogue VA-1 for 20$ and just love it. Can't understand I forgot to mention it as it sounds really amazing. The VA-1 is probably one of the synths I use the most right now and I have Z3ta, Moog Modular, Absynth, Massive, FM8, Reaktor, ZebraCM etc as well.

    Oh, some great freeware to try are MinimogueVA, Arppe2600va, Oddy Free, ASynth, Synth1, Iblit/Polyiblit, Crystal (hybrid/modular) Oxe (FM), Superwave P8.

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    Re:VST Synthesizer Plugins for dance music 2010/08/24 10:57:09 (permalink)
    http://www.refx.com/

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    Re:VST Synthesizer Plugins for dance music 2010/09/02 12:37:40 (permalink)
    Don't forget refx Claw (seriously it has a kinda cool sound actually and easy to get grips with)

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    Re:VST Synthesizer Plugins for dance music 2010/09/02 12:49:37 (permalink)
    Well, while I heartily reccomend Omnisphere, and most all the synths from Native Instruments, I think you couldn't go wrong taking a look at the Group Buy over a www.wusik.com good until the 15th of this month.  You'll get the latest versions of both EVE and WusikStation...both full featured synth/samplers and next years complete rewrites of both also.  All for only $60 bucks.  Check out the demos.

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