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    Intro to synths?

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    Ok just a quick question, ive been playing around with some synths but i alot of the stuff is alot more complex what would you guys recommand as a great starter synth VST? good way to learn the different sounds easily and stuff thankyou!

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    Massive. It has a truckload of very usable yet editable presets.
    I don't tend to use soft synths too often but always happy I have Massive.
    I'm all about that boombap.

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    What DAW are you on? Stock synths are pretty good in a lot of cases

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    Some daws have synthesizers that are very specific then some daws have stock synths that can cover most things.
    Studio one's getting there with maitai but eh, reason imo lol. mojito has a special purpose though.

    But since most daws synths vary I'll suggest vsts.

    Zebra/lette
    Tyrell
    Reaktor
    Tal synth
    Built in synths
    Harmor
    Csound
    Usine hollyhock
    Pure data
    Synthedit.
    Massive
    Omnisphere
    Z3ta
    Diva

    Examples. Learning the basics of each type of synthesis:

    Wavetable
    granular
    subtractive
    additive
    FM[confusing still stuck on how that works]
    Phase Mod[similar]
    Vector

    And then just using the preferred methods after learning each.

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    Most of the stock synths offered by whatever DAW you are using are simple enough to get into synthesis. For external VSTs, I'd recommend Massive, Sylenth1, Absynth, Razor (Reaktor) and perhaps Serum.

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    thanks for the suggestions! I am definitely trying to invest in a synth some time soon so I will keep all of this mind mind!

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    For free and very good results you could start Synth1. You could learn the basics in this free monster. It is subractive virtual synth which means that is pretty easy for begginers.It contains osc's, lfo's, some types of essential filters, unison and some effects. I suggest it without hesitation. It was my first virual instrument and learned a lot of things with that. Plus that there are a lot of free preset packs around the net. Hope I have helped...

    I'm really in love with Synth1........
    Last edited by Fiery Blazar; 10-13-2017 at 12:24 AM.

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    ANA is another good one

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    I suggest Sylenth1, great vst synth

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    If you are still wondering about feedback. I would recommend any beginner to learn one synthesizer and it's parts first before moving on. I know at least 10 people that use various plugin synths that don't know wtf theyre doing beyond presets, the numbers probably exponentially multiply when I listen on the internet. I personally think it's good to have a foundation of knowledge of "what does what" on a synth before checking out any others. The basic parts can be learned easily these days on youtube tutorials. There will be varying techniques and applications to different synth types, but if you research it a bit, most of the parts will become apparent to you with practice.

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