Which 5 synths are you using the most nowadays?

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TritoneAddiction
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Post 15 May 2020

Let's take the last 6 months or so and forward to today. Which synths typically get the most use?
It's fine to pick both VSTs and REs. Pick 5.

Just interested to see what people are into right now. If it's still old Thor or if people have moved on to other things.

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Oquasec
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Post 15 May 2020

Stock & RE. Random.
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TritoneAddiction
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Post 15 May 2020

I tend to change synths around all the time. But looking back on my recent music these synths seems to have been used more than others.

Scenic
Legend
Expanse
Zero
FM4

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paulred67
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Post 15 May 2020

Roland Zenology
anything from Korg Legacy Collection
Arturia Pigments
Arturia Analog Lab (V collection)
The Legend (VST version)

I would like to use Reason Rack Plugin (with a lot of REs I own) more, if it's GUI wasn't so tiny, that I can hardly read it (in Studio One and Cantabile).

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Loque
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Post 15 May 2020

Dune3
Europa
Phase Plant
Grain
Random selection
:reason: 11, Win10 64Bit.

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BRIGGS
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Post 15 May 2020

subtractor

monotone

Europa

Grain

complex-1

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guitfnky
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Post 15 May 2020

which 5??

Grain, Grain, The Legend, Grain, The Legend

πŸ˜‚

DaveyG
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Post 15 May 2020

Korg Monotron Duo. It's the only synth I own.

Oh, unless you mean those soft synth things.

bx_oberhausen
Omnisphere
Padshop
Serum
Pianoteq

But Kontakt is probably my most use instrument VST - not really a synth

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Zac
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Post 15 May 2020

Europa
Monotone
Hive
Dune 3
Spire

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Kalm
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Post 15 May 2020

Europa
Grain

Everything else (Serum, Iris 2, The Legend, ReSpireetc.) are off and on.
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MrFigg
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Post 15 May 2020

TAL U-NO-LX
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danc
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Post 15 May 2020

PhasePlant

UVI Vintage Vault 3

Serum

Monotone

Vengeance Avenger

... I use a huge amount of other synths (both hardware and software - RE / VST), but I do keep returning to those above, so they must be doing something right for me. I think I cheated there because Vintage Vault is like 100+ synths. Oh well - it's stunning and should get much more love from the community.

Oh... and I'll secretly say ANA2 (just to stir up Loque - 'cus it's a pet hate synth of his, every time someone asks if it's any good he chirps in within 2 minutes and says it's not cus he listened to it for about 3 minutes and thought it sounded average... even though I like it and use it and keep repeating straight after him that the chord and arp are cool) and my Moog Sub37 (hardware) which can sound mental and raw and angry and moody and soulful and groovy and fun and spiky and angry (oh I said that already) - I'll stop there. I think I've had too much sun.
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Jackjackdaw
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Post 15 May 2020

CMI V
Halion 6
Grain
NNXT

I love to sample. I feed those four with the rest of V collection and Reason.

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gullum
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Post 15 May 2020

I'm more a Guitar player, so I don't even use 5 synths enough to factor in which 5 get most used but I use piano in a lot of my songs.

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zoidkirb
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Post 15 May 2020

Right at this moment:

Complex-1
Thorn
Europa
Lion
Viking Vk1

Special mention to RP Quad which I think I'll be playing a lot more with soon.

fretshot7
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Post 15 May 2020

VK-2
Grain
Antidote
Thor
Parsec2

sdst
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Post 15 May 2020

Expanse - I'm going to learn this in depth.

Grain - to invent with samples

the other synth are on vacation

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Loque
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Post 16 May 2020

danc wrote: ↑
15 May 2020
PhasePlant

UVI Vintage Vault 3

Serum

Monotone

Vengeance Avenger

... I use a huge amount of other synths (both hardware and software - RE / VST), but I do keep returning to those above, so they must be doing something right for me. I think I cheated there because Vintage Vault is like 100+ synths. Oh well - it's stunning and should get much more love from the community.

Oh... and I'll secretly say ANA2 (just to stir up Loque - 'cus it's a pet hate synth of his, every time someone asks if it's any good he chirps in within 2 minutes and says it's not cus he listened to it for about 3 minutes and thought it sounded average... even though I like it and use it and keep repeating straight after him that the chord and arp are cool) and my Moog Sub37 (hardware) which can sound mental and raw and angry and moody and soulful and groovy and fun and spiky and angry (oh I said that already) - I'll stop there. I think I've had too much sun.
Its not "hate", but since it's not in your top5, i think my decision is right πŸ˜πŸ‘
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BRIGGS
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Post 16 May 2020

guitfnky wrote: ↑
15 May 2020
which 5??

Grain, Grain, The Legend, Grain, The Legend

πŸ˜‚
You forgot to mention Grain! :puf_smile:

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Boombastix
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Post 16 May 2020

Arturia Analog Lab
ReSpire
eXpanse (after I did my CPU friendly ReFill)
Massive
Something else: Massive X, Zero, Parsec, Thorn, Harmor, Codex, Virtual Bassist, Diva, Addictive Keys, EzKeys, The Legend, Kontakt, Virtual CZ, FM8, SynthMaster Player, AutoSub
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guitfnky
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Post 16 May 2020

BRIGGS wrote: ↑
16 May 2020
guitfnky wrote: ↑
15 May 2020
which 5??

Grain, Grain, The Legend, Grain, The Legend

πŸ˜‚
You forgot to mention Grain! :puf_smile:
had to include a spot for The Legend! πŸ˜†

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BRIGGS
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Post 16 May 2020

guitfnky wrote: ↑
16 May 2020
BRIGGS wrote: ↑
16 May 2020


You forgot to mention Grain! :puf_smile:
had to include a spot for The Legend! πŸ˜†
:lol:

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Heigen5
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Post 16 May 2020

Eh...

Probably:
Antidote
Predator
Thor
MalstrΓΆm
Subtractor

But.. If we also would accept that Grain and Proton are synths too then these too as well then.

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plaamook
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Post 16 May 2020

Grain Grain Grain Grain Thor

I thought I was using a sampler but now I can chime in on the synth discussions!

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