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14th December 2013
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6 Synth Shootout (VST)

Ok so I own half of these and am currently demoing the other half. I know what I like but am curious to see what everyone else thinks. The line up includes ANA, Diva, Spire, Strobe, Sylenth1, & Zebra. The files are raw sound, no eq, compression, etc. Feel free to guess!
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Still no guesses as to what synth is what eh?
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i am horrible @ these.

my guess 1 is spire and 5 is diva?
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i am horrible @ these.

my guess 1 is spire and 5 is diva?
Any personal preferences to which one you think sounds the best? Got to get a couple posts on here before I post the answers
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ST5 sounds good round and ST4 and 1 too little more open maybe
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I think I posted this shootout in the wrong forum, not as many hits as i expected oh well I will post the answers in a week.
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I never worked with Spire and Strobe. So it's just my guess about this synth.

1 - I like it smooth sound. I think it's Zebra
2 - This is really bad unison and a lot of hiss. I guess it's ANA
3 - This is really creepy sound and unison pretty sylenthy. It's Sylenth.
4 - Strobe. Really don't like the unison, but I think Strobe sounds different.
5 - this really sounds like old Diva version. Cause in new Diva there's a digital oscillator which sounds more modern.
6 - Spire. I don't know why

That was fun Interesting look at the answer
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And the good answers are ... ?
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And the good answers are ... ?
Ah yes thank you for the reminder! The answers are in the next post, don't look below unless you want to know!
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***DrumRoll***
















1 = Zebra

2 = Spire

3 = Diva

4 = ANA

5 = Sylenth

6 = Strobe
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I like your comparison but isn't it a bit unfair that some have the osc detuned for stereo effect? Either all should be detuned or none of them meaning all mono or all detuned stereo.
Maybe you chose some "init" preset from all plugins? You should do it again with ALL parameters the same, then it's interesting :D
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I like your comparison but isn't it a bit unfair that some have the osc detuned for stereo effect? Either all should be detuned or none of them meaning all mono or all detuned stereo.
Maybe you chose some "init" preset from all plugins? You should do it again with ALL parameters the same, then it's interesting :D
You have a good point, but I wanted to show people that some synths are capable of handling more sounds than others. While Diva and strobe sound great for mono sounds that's about all those plug ins are good for IMO. And if that's all their good for, what's the point. YMMV
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