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Joe Albano on Sun, January 8th 4 comments
There's no doubting the joy of using a real hardware synthesizer. The tactile controls are difficult to beat. But when it comes to sound these 7 virtual synths more than hold their own.

1. Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2

Fig 1 Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2 

2. NI Massive 

Fig 2 NI Massive 

3. NI Reaktor 

Fig 3 A couple of NI Reaktor patches (top, middle) and a finished ensemble front panel (bottom)

4. Rob Papen Blue II

Fig 4 Rob Papen Blue II 

5. LennarDigital Sylenth

Fig 5 LennarDigital Sylenth 

6. U-he Diva & Zebra 2 & Repro 1

Fig 6 U-he Zebra (main window and Perform panel) and Diva 

7. AAS Modeling Collection 

Fig 7 AAS Modeling Collection 


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  • Jay Asher
    I trust these are not in order of how good you think they are, Joe?
    • 4 years ago
    • By: Jay Asher
  • dpcoffin
    It'd be great to finally see a Tassman tutorial, here or ANYwhere.
    • 4 years ago
    • By: dpcoffin
  • Ratefeu
    An incredibly powerful synth that should've been included = Propellerhead's THOR...
    • 4 years ago
    • By: Ratefeu
  • LMT
    Hey Joe (or anyone else who might know)rl, It seems like Chromaphone is a little bit like Sculpture synth in Logic Pro. How would you say they compare?
    • 2 years ago
    • By: LMT
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