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Castleview

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Good VST synths that are also affordable.
« on: December 27, 2013, 09:57:21 PM »
I'm looking for some quality VST synths that I can use to make some great soundscapes. I'm looking for something that's great but cheap, particularly below $100 and even better if it's $50 or lower.

BTW, this is just supposed to be about soft synths. I'm saying that only because the converter topic got so carried away into other things.  ;D
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Re: Good VST synths that are also affordable.
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2013, 10:25:05 AM »
Any other suggestions? I'll definitely look into Alchemy.
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Re: Good VST synths that are also affordable.
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2013, 10:29:06 AM »

http://www.cakewalk.com/products/rapture/

Excellent sound quality and very flexible + great arppegiator

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Re: Good VST synths that are also affordable.
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2013, 11:01:31 AM »
Both Alchemy and Rapture are very good recommendations.

I used Rapture until buying Alchemy and never went back as I prefer the interface - but I was just talking to Jamie about spending some time with Rapture again.

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Re: Good VST synths that are also affordable.
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2013, 04:28:50 PM »
Thanks.
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Re: Good VST synths that are also affordable.
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2013, 08:52:00 AM »
Check these out, highly recommended
http://www.hgf-synthesizer.com/
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Re: Good VST synths that are also affordable.
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2013, 10:34:27 AM »
Synplant - you never know what you might get !
Brilliant interface, limited sound scope, but I think that's actually in it's favour.

http://soniccharge.com/synplant

Our Brian digs it as well !

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« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2013, 12:23:28 PM »
I bought it as I saw a documentary about Eno and he was extolling the virtues of the synth.
Whatever you may think of his music, Eno knows a great deal about sound and production, so his recommendation made me try it out.

It's far from a toy or 'silly', it's a perfectly valid alternative to any other kind of standard interface.