In all fairness Subtractor came out around when 2001? At that time not much was comparable. None of the other virtual synths from that era is even still usable - the quality is so bad. VSTi’s like Steinberg Model-E, Neon etc.davidvilla wrote: ↑25 Sep 2017Hope so, but your track record isn't exactly inspiring.
So Subtractor didn't exactly set the world afire sonically.
Malstrom was ok, but again - meh. Yeah it has loads of stuff you can tweak onboard, but again, sonically??? No.
Then Thor comes out and is immediately better than any Reason synth. But outside of the Reason bubble so many here seem to be at home in, Thor was mediocre (compared to some high profile VST plugins). And again, I am speaking sonically....sure Thor has loads of "stuff" onboard. But the sound...it's all about the sound.
Then I don't even remember - PX7? Which again , didn't do much for elevating FM synthesis to the next level, functionally or sonically.
And then....Parsec? The "king of thin", as I like to call it. Again, yes it is feature rich, but sonically?? No. Unless you are limited to the Reason bubble, then you'd probably think it's amazing. Those of us not limited to the Reason bubble - it's mediocre.
So now these 2 new synths which you are about to release, you say we're going to be surprised. But what are you comparing them to? Reason's internal synths??? What about compared to Omnisphere or Alchemy?? I really don't care if it has a bunch of options, and modules, and parameters, and CV this CV that. I just want it to sound as hi-fi, as expensive, as glossy, rich, thick , wide, as a really high quality synth plugin.
So we'll see, but I doubt it.
The only Propellerhead synth I don’t like is Parsec. It just doesn’t sit very well in a mix. The other synths have a nice sound IMHO the early Prodigy albums were made in Reason. And a lot of early Drum and Bass was made in Reason. Their synths are not super clinical and HIFI sounding like Serum but they are good for aggressive sounding genres.