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Re: best softsynths for ableton

Post by mehta » Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:20 am

Tyrell and Synth1 are two of my favourite freebies. Sonically useful and great for learning synthesis as well.

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Re: best softsynths for ableton

Post by skept » Mon Sep 16, 2013 6:46 pm

steevio wrote:i'm teaching my son Ableton, but we need a couple of decent analogue style synths and a decent drumkit.
i can't help but think your taste in gear would lead you to liking aalto by madrona labs.

"Aalto is a semi-modular software synthesizer with an innovative, patchable UI, distinctive sounds, and a charming personality."

"The heart of Aalto is a Buchla-inspired complex oscillator..."

http://www.madronalabs.com/products/aalto

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Re: best softsynths for ableton

Post by sorgenkind » Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:40 pm

freeware all the way
TAL:
Bassline
U-NO 62
(possibly give a listen to the payware TAL Bassline 101.. i seem to recall you have the real one,so do I, and I can tell you is a serious emulation of the HW)

Synth 1 vst (if you are on windows) based on the nordlead 2



good luck

i am looking forward to teach ableton (or what will be the case in the future) to my daughter. but she's only 2 now...

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Re: best softsynths for ableton

Post by Dal-Tech » Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:05 am

Why is Ableton popular? I don't understand. It's another one of those sheep things.
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Re: best softsynths for ableton

Post by dirddey_iddler » Fri Sep 20, 2013 11:10 am

Dal-Tech wrote:Why is Ableton popular? I don't understand. It's another one of those sheep things.
because ableton is made for a more creative way. non time linear, with flexibility. Cubase and Logic are more professional as Live but Live wins for the easy to use way.

With a little bit of taste and a higher aspiration of sound you can make what you want.

But Ableton seduced to throw out the badest sh!t (see romanians young producer generations) or to overload the projects. When Ableton arised you could notice producers and their sound made by ableton. Luckily not bad at all.

Btw. i prefer Cubase SX3 all the time. Now i think about to switch back to an Atari :D

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Re: best softsynths for ableton

Post by steevio » Sat Sep 21, 2013 11:58 am

thanks for all the help guys

i prefer cubase SX3 too, and ive been threatening to get my Atari back out for a while now, i miss it so much !

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Re: best softsynths for ableton

Post by dirddey_iddler » Sun Sep 22, 2013 1:42 am

Atari is simple and ready to go like a hardware sequencer (MPCs, MMT8, MC50, MC80s (i need one!), QY700, RS7000, RM1x so many more)

And Timing is tight !!

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Re: best softsynths for ableton

Post by NoAffiliation » Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:50 am

AK wrote:Bro, what about buying an issue of CM ( Computer Music Magazine ) ???

I buy the odd issue here and there, and juggle between that, FM and Music Tech mag, depending on what samples are advertised on the cover DVD. Thing is, the CM mag has a huge array of free ( well sort of free - in that they are exclusive to CM ) plugins, virtual synths, drum machines, samplers, efx etc included on every disk.

There's a whole heap of useful stuff ( for anyone really )

Highlights for me are:

U-he - Zebra CM
Audiorealism ADM CM
CM Dominator ( Juno-esque type softsynth with nice chord function )
Cableguys Curve 2 CM
CM 505

Some good bundled efx plugs too:

ExpertSleepers XFade Looper CM
KR -Reverb CM
Liquidsoniq Reverberate
KR Delay
VPS Philta CM

As for some other decent freeware:

TAL-U-No - Juno inspired softsynth http://kunz.corrupt.ch/products/tal-u-no-lx
Synth 1 - seems to be inspired by the Nord Lead http://www.geocities.jp/daichi1969/softsynth/
Fav of mine : U-he TyrellN6 http://www.u-he.com/cms/tyrelln6

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100% AGREE!!

Computer music is a gold mine. the plugins accumulate so if you buy a new issue you get all of their CM software. I use the stuff all the time and it was on my last remix.

the samples are hit and miss but i've heard a few of the vox and synths in newer dirtybird releases.

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