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Posted: 21 Apr 08, 08:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi there

I've been looking for a couple of vsts that emulate the sound of classic 80's synths, like the Yahama DX7 for example. Any ideas?




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Posted: 21 Apr 08, 09:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There are great VSTs available for the ARP2600, various Moogs, but I don't think I've ever seen one for the DX7.

I haven't looked since my brother went and bought an actual DX7, see :)


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Posted: 21 Apr 08, 09:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Build your own.

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Posted: 21 Apr 08, 13:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I thought Roland's VST technology was pretty good, and it is to a point, but when I bought my Nord Electro, it made me wonder why no one else can get the B-3 or Fender Rhodes to sound THAT good.

And I've got 3 top of the line Rolands, the Fantom, XV88, and an RD-700.

Now Roland's got this new Fantom G out that has something even better...

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Posted: 22 Apr 08, 11:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

you can download Dx7 patches for the Fm7 (or Fm8) plug in. They sound the same as the original, of course


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Posted: 23 Apr 08, 01:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You can also try to download Vsampler, BUT ONLY 2,75 it can load soundfonts and all the sysex files from the dx keyboards and the sound the same.


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Posted: 23 Apr 08, 17:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

cheers dudes


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Posted: 23 Apr 08, 17:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I too have FM7/8 and can definitely vouch for the DX7 sounds. It's all there! Very nice. Especially for WWTLF which I made last year for our WWRY show.

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Posted: 23 Apr 08, 17:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Adam, can you recommend any VSTs that are knocking about at the moment? I have Garritan orchestra and Addictive drums but am looking for more synth based vsts


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Posted: 27 Apr 08, 17:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What kind of synth based stuff do you want? Something where you can build your own sound from scratch? Or do you want to choose from presets


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Posted: 28 Apr 08, 00:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Henry V wrote:

Adam, can you recommend any VSTs that are knocking about at the moment? I have Garritan orchestra and Addictive drums but am looking for more synth based vsts


I strongly strongly recommend EZDrummer. Absolutely chincy title, and the interface makes it look slightly like a toy,
but the drum samples are excellent (and not too repetitive). There's a good deal of control over each drum sound (and the room mics too) so you can get heaps of sounds, if you know what you're after.
Depending on what sort of song you're writing, most rhythms are covered in the MIDI library anyhow.
No joke, it's fantastic. I love the thing.

Aside from that, I've got some of the VST synths that have been mentioned in this thread, and I use Guitar Rig 2 for guitar effects. (Some people tell me to ditch it and go with Amplitube, haven't tried it yet).
Also, this wanders away from VSTs and towards instrument libraries, but I absolutely love the Orchestral JamPack from Apple. Great sounds.

Ganbatte!

***EDIT*** Of course, I just read that you have Garritan. You won't need that last orchestral thing.
Do have a look at EZDrummer though!


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Posted: 30 Apr 08, 10:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If it's orchestral things you want. Buy the Vienna Symphonic Library. It's just amazing! Especially in combination with the performance tool.

Check out the audio demo's on their website.


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Posted: 01 May 08, 01:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Good call with Vienna
True enough, the Apple one is okay - but it has NO PORTAMENTO >:(

How am I supposed to make people cry without that swooning, portamento effect!?


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