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Post Post #12587
Since most (?) of us are using VST plugins for producing I thought there should be a thread where you can share your experiences with plugins that you have found good for spacesynth.

I'd like to start the thread by recommending the plugins from TAL. They have been mentioned in the forum many times but if you haven't tried them go and grab them for free at http://kunz.corrupt.ch/?Products:VST_TAL-USE

Lot's of good FX plugins and also instruments. I'm mostly using DUB delay, Vocoder and Filter. Kudos to TAL for releasing all of these for free.
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Post Post #12588
Yup, the TAL series is of high quality considering it's free.

I'll concentrate on some payware recommendations:

The KORG Legacy collections are simply great; and mainly the analog edition is relevant for spacesynth. While not cheap at all, both MS-20 and Polysix became my instant favourites. It's very fast and easy to achieve a very good old-school sound with them, but you of course need to use external fx, because these are "emulations", so they feature no internal reverbs or delays.

http://www.korg.co.uk/products/software_controllers/legacyanalog/sc_legacyanalog2007.asp

Another already mentioned toy is the OPX-A, which is - you guessed it - a very accurate emulation of the famous Oberheim. It's surely worth trying out. For me however, the interface is a bit bitchy compared to the utterly comfortable synths a kid like me is used to. Nevertheless, nothing sounds like Oberheim and if you're looking for that sound, OPX is the way to go. Moreover, you get some famous presets with it (Axel F stuff, etc.)

http://www.sonicprojects.ch/obx/description.html

Another commercial synth that is very versatile is LennarDigital Sylenth 1. It's very easy to use, but don't expect to find any oldschool presets there, it's mainly a modern dance synth. But it has a lot of oscillators and built-in effects, so as I said, it's pretty intuitive. It's questionable however, if it's worth the price if spacesynth is the only thing you're after.

http://www.lennardigital.com/modules/sylenth1/


One more thing I would recommend is Image Line Vocodex, which is the only vocoder I've found has an easy to use interface to be usable for the less-technically potent:

http://www.image-line.com/documents/vocodex.html

For reverbs, there's nothing much better than ArtsAcoustic reverb, which has a horde of settings and sounds perfectly in seconds. Totally recommended, but again, it's questionable if it's worth its price when there's a big number of free reverbs all over the internet.

http://www.artsacoustic.com/artsacoustic_reverb.html
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Post Post #12590
I use hardware synths, but for all-other-things-coming-from-computer I use
that C3 compressor:

http://www.wavosaur.com/vst/multiband-compressor-plugins.php
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Post Post #12594
I find many free VST instruments "surprisingly" good. We all know Synth1, but I would like to mention a less known synth, Andreas Ersson's Iblit. It is a nice monophonic VST for example bass and lead sounds. Pretty analogic feel to the sound and easy to use.

About commercial ones I would like to pick Rob Papen's Predator. I used it a lot when working with my album tracks (bass and stabs were mostly done with it, for example). Easy to use, I like the GUI personally. Sounds can be really fat if needed.

About effects - Kjaerhus audio's classic chorus is great.
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Post Post #12596
Some great-sounding free synths are also a few from Angular Momentum:

http://www.amvst.com/node/20

I would recommend Unifyer 3, which is great for arpeggiated basslines, and WaveTable synth which has relly crystal-clear sound. Both are very easy to work with. Analog Warfare is also good, but needs a bit more skill to get your hands on it.
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Post Post #12610
I personally still like good old z3ta+, it's a nice softsynth that can produce a wide range of sounds. Right now (as I write this) you can buy z3ta+ for just $20 (the download version).
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Post Post #12748
Well, TAL did a lot of very good things and TAL and me were working on a new one, it's still announced and will be released this week... Mac & PC...

http://kunz.corrupt.ch/

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Post Post #13189
Hi,

I would like to introduce two plugins to you, which might be useful for spacesynth:
Free: "the bloo" http://www.fullbucket.de/music/vst.html

Commercial: "little one" http://www.xhun-audio.com/site/xhun.php?page=littleone

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Post Post #14310
My personal favorite, freeware:

Majken's Chimera
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Post Post #14314
by the way.. Have you seen that TAl - Noizemaker is available in Version 2.57?

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