absolute tweak-free 80s synth sounds?

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WeLoveYouToo
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Post 06 Jul 2021

hi all.
i have a few vst synths, and can make great sounds with thor and europa, but i really need a set of patches or a vst with presets that have "iconic" 80s sounds i can just load up and use.
i have enough dx7and jupiter80 vst's and samples ro shake a stick at, but what i want is presets/vst/rack extention with compression, reverb, etc already in place to "load up an 80's song" so to speak to use in quick turn around youtube vids where i don't have time to edit and sculpt a sound.
it doesnt have to be editable, a basic "my first synth" with just gain and adsr would be great if the sound was already processed like a 80's synth on master tape from an album.

reason layers looks appealing, but maybe thats because they made a brilliant retro commercial.

only qualifier is i dont have or want to deal with kontakt player or anything with crazy drm or costs too much.
edit: oh and i am mac OS

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Post 06 Jul 2021

Both layers and Algoritm are marketed as great 80s style synths.

Algoritm can go a lot further though.
Layers might have more presets

I say demo them both

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Post 06 Jul 2021

deeplink wrote:
06 Jul 2021
Both layers and Algoritm are marketed as great 80s style synths.

Algoritm can go a lot further though.
Layers might have more presets

I say demo them both
yeah, i could demo lots of synths, but i don't want to spend hours going through presets in different synths, hoping someone here just knows off the top of their head

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Post 06 Jul 2021

Layers is pretty much just a Rompler with some samples and a few extra controls which you can do easily with other stuff. (Feel free friends to correct me if I’m wrong. )
What “iconic synths” do you want to mimic? There’s masses of free VSTs out there which do the sounds of the classics. The majority of them have masses of presets too.
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Post 06 Jul 2021

MrFigg wrote:
06 Jul 2021
Layers is pretty much just a Rompler with some samples and a few extra controls which you can do easily with other stuff. (Feel free friends to correct me if I’m wrong. )
What “iconic synths” do you want to mimic? There’s masses of free VSTs out there which do the sounds of the classics. The majority of them have masses of presets too.
specifically sounds iconized in pop songs of the 80s that
and not just the raw sound, but processed with appropriate fx.

i guess to try and explain it better, i want the ultimate easy list of nothing but super-popular presets.
i know alot of song's iconic sounds were literally synth factory presets, and i am hoping to find a curated list of presets of just iconic 80s sounds. but been having a VERY hard time finding this.
at this rate, i might just make my own presets and post them here in a month
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Post 06 Jul 2021

WeLoveYouToo wrote:
06 Jul 2021
MrFigg wrote:
06 Jul 2021
Layers is pretty much just a Rompler with some samples and a few extra controls which you can do easily with other stuff. (Feel free friends to correct me if I’m wrong. )
What “iconic synths” do you want to mimic? There’s masses of free VSTs out there which do the sounds of the classics. The majority of them have masses of presets too.
specifically sounds iconized in pop songs of the 80s that
and not just the raw sound, but processed with appropriate fx.
Ok. What’s songs for example? I think there was quite a lot of them.
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Post 06 Jul 2021

Bitley’s Way Betond Fairlight refill is great. It’s pretty expensive but it goes on sale from time to time. It’s very iconic 80s. Loads of combis.

Nice avatar you’ve got there by the way.
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Post 06 Jul 2021

WBF is a great source for that kind of iconic 80s sounds and worth its price (esp. when on sale).

https://www.kvraudio.com/product/way-be ... nd-refills

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Post 06 Jul 2021

My browser is playing up so i can't be sure they are still for sale, but EditEd4TV did several 80s refills from what I recall.

https://www.baumanproductions.com/edited4tv

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Post 06 Jul 2021

There is a ahop here. Look for the 88mph refills.
https://edited4tv.sellfy.store/p/xhqH/

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Post 07 Jul 2021

It's clunky, but the sounds are okay, and it's very cheap.



https://www.beatskillz.com/shop/synthwave-keys/

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Post 07 Jul 2021

You could also subscribe to R+ for your free month and look thru the different packs. Plenty of stuff in there, with more added every week. I recall seeing some 80s specific packs.
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Post 07 Jul 2021

You can get 90 days trial for plus at the moment via the GPC code, I've posted it in he forum.

But edit ed tv is your best choice as he likes to recreate the sound including processing
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Post 08 Jul 2021

UVI Digital synsations does exactly what you describe.

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Post 11 Jul 2021

Jackjackdaw wrote:
08 Jul 2021
UVI Digital synsations does exactly what you describe.
Cosign.

UVI Digital Sensations, BitleyTM's WBF, and maybe just going straight to the source (Korg Collection and Roland Cloud).
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Post 12 Jul 2021

MrFigg wrote:
06 Jul 2021
Bitley’s Way Betond Fairlight refill is great. It’s pretty expensive but it goes on sale from time to time. It’s very iconic 80s. Loads of combis.
Came here to suggest this. It's an amazing refill. Almost too huge, but full of useful ready-to-go 80s synth sounds

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Post 19 Jul 2021

MrFigg wrote:
06 Jul 2021
Bitley’s Way Betond Fairlight refill is great. It’s pretty expensive but it goes on sale from time to time. It’s very iconic 80s. Loads of combis.

Nice avatar you’ve got there by the way.
thanks, it's an extreme crop of some paper/string art i made for my album cover:
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Post 19 Jul 2021

wow thanks for all the
suggestions, i'll go through these for sure tonight

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Post 19 Jul 2021

WeLoveYouToo wrote:
19 Jul 2021
MrFigg wrote:
06 Jul 2021
Bitley’s Way Betond Fairlight refill is great. It’s pretty expensive but it goes on sale from time to time. It’s very iconic 80s. Loads of combis.

Nice avatar you’ve got there by the way.
thanks, it's an extreme crop of some paper/string art i made for my album cover:
[/img]greatest hits front.jpg[/img]
Very, very nice.
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Post 19 Jul 2021

JorgeM wrote:
07 Jul 2021
It's clunky, but the sounds are okay, and it's very cheap.



https://www.beatskillz.com/shop/synthwave-keys/
Just Bought this.
it's 99% exactly what i wanted
never heard of Beatskillz but this is excellent.
and it has the micehal jackson beat it intro sound which i know is a prest, but it saves me doing an internet search for what keyboard its a preset on, which is all i really wanted. curation of sounds. THANKS

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Post 19 Jul 2021

Great :) Happy that I could help.

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