But the best part of excellent pre-made patches (built from simple and layer-able sound sources) is to deconstruct and learn from them.
Good perspective to have Mike.....one can learn a great deal from master programmers like those over at spectrasonics. On the other side it does inspires me to be a better programmer and start to think out side the box more, especially when I realized that quite often the source used for the samples are synths that one may actually own, or take your field recorder out for a walk and get creative.
first of all I have to say I´m not a fan of this fashion synths (Omnisphere, Alchemy) as there is a huge risk of sounding similar to others. Remember, if you like a Patch, 100xxx others may like it as well, especially if it is a workstation like Omnisphere :-) ( I remember this issue with Atmosphere - cannot count the releases using almost the same Sounds or Presets....terrible).
Thanks for joining in Tomas......this has always been a concern about presets and great presets like those in omnisphere..... sameness. listeners who generally are not musicians probably can not identify a sound as an omnisphere patch, however there is still a risk of music having a homogenous feel to it. Historically this was true with hardware synths like the Korg Wavestation & the Roland D50 who's sound was everywhere in film scores etc.....did the general public know this?
I will check out the Linplug synth.....I have heard of Rob Papins Albino synth.