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14th April 2011
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you can ONLY have THREE (3) VSTI's!

ONLY THREE!! The rest MUST GO!

In this thread you can only have/keep THREE (3) soft synths to make your amazing music, but which three? Spare us from the usual blurb about "subjective" and "depends on what genre" etc. Also, don't beat someone up if they list Kontakt as a soft synth or Reason. As they say in Chinese, "Mei Guan Xie," which means "It doesn't matter!" Base your selection on whatever you want to base it upon. Some might argue for balance, i.e. FM, Analog, additive, subtractive, hybrid, whilst others might pull for 64bit, 32bit, etc. Yet, others might be influenced by Arps and FX. Regardless, if you could only keep three, which three would it be?
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1. v-station
2. korg legacy cell
3. omnisphere
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Thankfully I use Audio Units so I am not limited by this thread.
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Cygnus.... free
M42 Nebula...
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Ha! This is easy. I'll choose the TWO I usually use:

1. Battery 3
2. Sylenth1

If I really had to choose a third one, it would be M-Tron Pro.
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Kontakt
Omnisphere
Zebra
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Don't need 3.

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i would get a sampler like Kontakt or Reason and some sound libraries for that
and maybe modeled analog synth like Minmonsta/Minimoog V/TimewARP2600/Nexus
and Omnisphere
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i would get a sampler like Kontakt or Reason and some sound libraries for that
and maybe modeled analog synth like Minmonsta/Minimoog V/TimewARP2600/Nexus/Trillian
and Omnisphere
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Quote:
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Thankfully I use Audio Units so I am not limited by this thread.
I was kind of using VSTI's as the generic Acro for Soft Synth/plugins . . . but didn't want to leave out samplers and such.
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1. Sampler! Probably Kontakt for the large library of real stuff, or Alchemy if I'm feeling wild. Hmmmmm.
2. Zebra2 over Omnisphere.
3. Synplant! Yes! Why not? It's either that or an old standby analog from Gforce or Arturia. I'm feeling inspired by the freaky right now.
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Not possible . . .

to self limit to only 3 instruments . . . I think.
Or is it?
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to self limit to only 3 instruments . . . I think.
Or is it?
Of course it is. Countless songs were recorded with only a sampler.
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not sure, maybe absynth
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For FX its gotta be
-ReaComp
-ApEQ
-SIR2
As they are all very versatile

Or if its synths:
-Operator
-Simpler
Song done

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- Omnisphere
- iDrum
- Kontakt
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1) OmniSphere
2) EastWest PLAY (because then i can run everything of theirs :D)
3) Maybe Kontakt?
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battery
arturia moog modular
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- kontakt
- alchemy
- nostalgia



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too many Kontakt users here

mine:

Amplitube 3
Superior Drummer 2
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Hard to choose but I'd say :

-Omnisphere
-Kontakt with additional sample libs
-Superior Drummer 2
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1. Gmedia Oddity
2. Disco DSP Discovery
3. Logic's ES2
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well, im noy sure so many people would say kontakt if it was limited number of libraries.
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1) korg legacy collection
2)komplete 7
3)halion sonic
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Do you ever . . .

Do you ever feel like it would be best to use all of one companies stuff . . . almost like you are sponsored? I am torn between declaring myself a "X" guy and having a little from each company. Any thoughts? For Example, Use only Rob P's stuff or only N.I.'s stuff.
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