Good freeware synths?

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2005/02/20 10:25:10 (permalink)

Good freeware synths?

do you guys know of any? i alread have triangle II...and im not planning on buying z3ta for a while.
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    blipp
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    RE: Good freeware synths? 2005/02/20 10:34:40 (permalink)
    Hi syn ops. Welcome to the forum.
    You'll find quite a few here:
    http://userpage.fu-berlin.de/~thman/VST/vst-allinstr.htm
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    syn.ops
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    RE: Good freeware synths? 2005/02/20 10:36:04 (permalink)
    wow...lots
    thanks!
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    RE: Good freeware synths? 2005/02/20 11:38:48 (permalink)
    yeah ... thats a ton.

    But one I didnt see there that is a MUST have is SuperWave P8. I think they got it fixed now? It was glitchy when used with P5's Velocity...hope its fixed cuz it sounds great!

    SUPERWAVE P8
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    b rock
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    RE: Good freeware synths? 2005/02/20 12:10:14 (permalink)
    Great link, blipp. Good to see a compilation that includes the novaKILL, Land of Cockaigne, Eloxoga, TobyBear, and Krakli offerings all in one spot. Another must-have that I didn't see on the list (with a cursory glance, anyway) was Crystal. IMO that's the best free VSTi out there.

    The ConcreteFX digital distortion synth Rock is also MIA, and I feel that I must include those great & unique utility FX from DestroyFX [main page here & the extras page found here]. Have fun with these, syn.ops [great name, BTW; I wish that I had thought of using that!], and welcome to the forum.
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    blipp
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    RE: Good freeware synths? 2005/02/20 12:32:28 (permalink)
    Thanks for the DFX links b rock. I've never seen those before.

    ooh. Just noticed, my 500th post. Do i get a free T shirt or something for that?
    post edited by blipp - 2005/02/20 13:08:15
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    RE: Good freeware synths? 2005/02/20 12:53:05 (permalink)
    Any thoughts from you guys on the pluses / minuses of synths creating using SynthEdit?

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    blipp
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    RE: Good freeware synths? 2005/02/20 13:03:40 (permalink)
    Any thoughts from you guys on the pluses / minuses of synths creating using SynthEdit?


    I hav'nt used the program myself, but the main criticism i've heard is that they all seem to sound a bit similar. They are great though, considering they're free and i have to use them because i can't afford the super-synths.
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    RE: Good freeware synths? 2005/02/20 13:28:11 (permalink)
    Claw is a cool synth

    Beer is the cause and solution to all of life's problem's


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    RE: Good freeware synths? 2005/02/20 17:36:18 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: grandpa mojo

    Any thoughts from you guys on the pluses / minuses of synths creating using SynthEdit?

    - Grandpa Mojo
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    Thin sound, CPU hogs. At least that was my experience while in the inevitable "download every free VST there is" mode.


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    RE: Good freeware synths? 2005/02/20 19:23:38 (permalink)
    yeah..Im with Aggie.

    Once I had finished my d/l binge, I was pretty disappointed with most. Then I deleted them all except Triangle and SuperWave P8.

    Still have some wierd things in my registry too.... *sigh
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    RE: Good freeware synths? 2005/02/20 20:04:36 (permalink)

    that M42 Nebula is a synthedit construction
    that's about the best one i've heard -- it does that shifting waveform stuff
    but i think it's pretty cpu intensive
    and so not a great choice for P5

    otherwise a lot of them do sound similar
    that superwave is one of the richer, thicker ones


     


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    DelvarWorld
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    RE: Good freeware synths? 2005/02/20 21:56:33 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: b rock
    The ConcreteFX digital distortion synth Rock is also MIA, and I feel that I must include


    I agree with rock about "Rock," I just got it and it's more powerful than I thought it would be for a free VSTi. It's really sweet so far.
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    RE: Good freeware synths? 2005/02/21 02:47:00 (permalink)
    Some of the best synths I have used are:

    • Crystal,
    • Novakill synths,
    • Claw which is a free limited version of Beast which is a great base synth,
    • Triangle 2,
    • FM Heaven,
    • String Theory,
    • Texture In fact I just tried out Texture again it is a great synth for FREE, I woiuld admonish anyone here to try it out. It has alot of cool sounds and some gated sounds that are often found in purchased synths but seldom in free ones..
      Here is the link http://www.cortidesign.com/ugo/
    • Rezv1.3 has white and pink noise as well that many also have but the included sounds with these are nice.
      I will have to try out this distortion vsti. I agree that many of them take alot of processor power to run them...
      Do an on line search for FREE Vsti synths and judge for yourself.

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    DelvarWorld
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    RE: Good freeware synths? 2005/02/21 04:42:08 (permalink)
    I don't know, Claw seems pretty ordinary for a synth, and seems capable of generating only a limited number of sounds.

    ORIGINAL: whitefalcon
    I woiuld admonish anyone here to try it out.

    lol, I'd look up what "admonish" means.
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    RE: Good freeware synths? 2005/02/21 06:16:17 (permalink)
    www.jackdark.net


    This guy's site is full of free ware tips and goodies.
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    syn.ops
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    RE: Good freeware synths? 2005/02/21 11:56:04 (permalink)
    wow...thanks guys! (this topic grew fast, i just posted it yesterday)
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    RE: Good freeware synths? 2005/02/21 22:50:22 (permalink)
    lol, I'd look up what "admonish" means.

    lol you got that right...
    thanks
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    RE: Good freeware synths? 2005/02/22 12:07:08 (permalink)
    Well, what you ought to do is do some reasearch. 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. There are a whole host of them.....there are even websites that have nothing but links to different ones on them. Not going to tell you what I use because that would be too easy. If you're in this business FOR REAL.....you need to start doing your homework for yourself. Good Day.
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    RE: Good freeware synths? 2005/02/22 12:34:18 (permalink)
    That's a little harsh - Syn.Ops was looking for good freeware synths via personal recommendations, rather than the endless list of mostly sub-standard free synths that a quick Google session would throw up. Maybe if you're in a bad mood you should avoid posting?

    "When the going gets weird, the weird turn Pro" - Hunter S Thompson
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    RE: Good freeware synths? 2005/02/22 12:49:58 (permalink)

    i believe the original request could be construed as research
    and also a solicitaion of opinion, not just a search engine's list of links

    it's true a site like www.kvraudio.com holds this information in sortable form and includes in most cases ratings and reviews
    but let's not denigrate this forum as the most FOR REAL board on the whole of the www and an excellent place to post such questions.
    there is always work that needs to be done on one's own, but a simple request for good free synths doesn't justify this kind of push back

    "c'mon people now, smile on each other, everybody get together try to love one another right now"


     


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    galactica@fuse.net
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    RE: Good freeware synths? 2005/02/22 12:52:20 (permalink)
    No, not in a bad mood, it's just that the information is out there and readily available. Let your fingers do the walking. I've been reading key magazines on music production for the last 3-4 years so I know whats coming before it comes out. Any serious minded music producer does the same.......at least all the ones I know do.

    So, what do you do when you buy software....look at the fancy packaging and say hhhmmmm, this looks nice, i think I'll buy it? It's not that hard to do your homework first, see what the specs are, see whats available for it, then make an educated decision before you by stuff. It's not like the software will disappear off store shelves if nobody buys it by a certain time. Somebody always buys it.

    Not sure how people do things in your country, so maybe you're a bit behind the times eh?
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    RE: Good freeware synths? 2005/02/22 12:56:55 (permalink)
    mr. galactica,
    just out of idle curiosity
    may i ask what country you're from or or where you're currently residing?
    post edited by wrench45us - 2005/02/22 13:05:07


     


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    DelvarWorld
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    RE: Good freeware synths? 2005/02/22 12:57:24 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: galactica@fuse.net

    Well, what you ought to do is do some reasearch. 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. There are a whole host of them.....there are even websites that have nothing but links to different ones on them. Not going to tell you what I use because that would be too easy. If you're in this business FOR REAL.....you need to start doing your homework for yourself. Good Day.

    Er...no. If you're in the business FOR REAL then you aren't going to be putting hours of time sifting through literally thousands of FREE synths online. Free synths are for fooling around and making fun sounds, but if you want to get into it FOR REAL using random synths you downloaded off the internet, then that's fine.

    Our "research" is called "nice people" who say hey, this synth sounds good, you should try it out! Not miserly synth-mongers
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    galactica@fuse.net
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    RE: Good freeware synths? 2005/02/22 12:58:33 (permalink)
    Gee, somebody else suggested that he do a search on Google at the end of his message....so.....I'm wasn't out of line afterall. And actually, there are some pretty good ones out there that are shareware because I've been using them with FL Studio too, and then you can either keep using them as free, or upgrade and pay and get all the sounds. I don't need anybody telling me how to respond, Thankyou. Good day.
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    RE: Good freeware synths? 2005/02/22 12:59:10 (permalink)
    I don't know if you like the Juno synths but there was a great freebie that I downloaded from a link on www.kvraudio.com It is just like my old Juno 60. I wish I still had the link. Sorry. Also check www.sharewaremusicmachine.com

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    RE: Good freeware synths? 2005/02/22 13:00:35 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: galactica@fuse.net

    Gee, somebody else suggested that he do a search on Google at the end of his message....so.....I'm wasn't out of line afterall. And actually, there are some pretty good ones out there that are shareware because I've been using them with FL Studio too, and then you can either keep using them as free, or upgrade and pay and get all the sounds. I don't need anybody telling me how to respond, Thankyou. Good day.

    Please stop pointlessly trolling this thread. Read the original post. If you don't have any free synths to offer, then stop the willy waving.
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    galactica@fuse.net
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    RE: Good freeware synths? 2005/02/22 13:09:03 (permalink)
    Actually, I'm the chief information officer for a major label, and that is why i responded as such. Now, if you knew anything about online searches, you would know that the top products would pop up in the top 10-15 listing, so.....what's the problem? You're not going to be searchign ALL DAY as someone so unelequently put it. Am I the only one on this forum that does his homework before he buys his ****? It was merely a suggestion, not a pushback. 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?
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    RE: Good freeware synths? 2005/02/22 13:10:01 (permalink)
    hey Galactica, what's wrong with you?. Many friends? doubt it.
    like previously stated , must be nise to be able to sit around reading mags instead of actually doing it.

    we come here to discuss and share opinions, why would anyone want to sift through hundreds of freeware synths when its obvious from this site and others that there is only a small handful that rise to the top so to speak. so to repeat an old saying from "my country" "if you dont have anything worthwhile to say , simply say nothing" .

    back on track ... imo my faverate freeware synths as of today

    1-Triangle- awsome for bass good heavy sounds
    2-Texture - Rez and string theory by UGO great sounds and excellent user interface.
    3-Superwave / Free Alpha and Synth1

    all great , they dont tax my cpu and they work well .

    ps" yes Crystal is amazing but a huge cpu hog.


    thanks
    mt


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    RE: Good freeware synths? 2005/02/22 13:17:24 (permalink)
    Actually, I'm the chief information officer for a major label


    wow........ thats nice....i work in a stockroom.

    .......free synths: try plugsound free, it has a nice piano on it that i like.
    www.ultimatesoundbank.com

      
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