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In Need Of Vsti Instruments Oct. 14th, 2012 @ 01:43 PM Reply

Hey guys, I need some better sounding software instruments. Can anybody give me some suggestions? I just need something better than the ones logic pro provides


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Response to In Need Of Vsti Instruments Oct. 14th, 2012 @ 02:08 PM Reply

Native Instruments, player version (the free ones):
http://www.native-instruments.com/#/en/products/producer/kom plete-8-players/
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Windows 7 (latest Service Pack, 32/64 Bit), Intel Core Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2 GB RAM

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3 GB free disc space for full installation

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Response to In Need Of Vsti Instruments Oct. 14th, 2012 @ 02:08 PM Reply

VSL

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Response to In Need Of Vsti Instruments Oct. 14th, 2012 @ 02:18 PM Reply

At 10/14/12 02:08 PM, kintobor wrote: VSL

My bad typo


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Response to In Need Of Vsti Instruments Oct. 14th, 2012 @ 03:20 PM Reply

At 10/14/12 02:18 PM, stunkel wrote:
At 10/14/12 02:08 PM, kintobor wrote: VSL
My bad typo

That wasn't a typo.


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Response to In Need Of Vsti Instruments Oct. 14th, 2012 @ 03:23 PM Reply

At 10/14/12 03:20 PM, HyperTrough wrote:
At 10/14/12 02:18 PM, stunkel wrote:
At 10/14/12 02:08 PM, kintobor wrote: VSL
My bad typo
That wasn't a typo.

Someone has too much money?

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Response to In Need Of Vsti Instruments Oct. 14th, 2012 @ 04:07 PM Reply

At 10/14/12 01:43 PM, stunkel wrote: Hey guys, I need some better sounding software instruments. Can anybody give me some suggestions? I just need something better than the ones logic pro provides

Please be more specific: there are loads of VSTis out there, all with their own purpose.


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Response to In Need Of Vsti Instruments Oct. 14th, 2012 @ 04:10 PM Reply

I used DSK free VSTi a lot and they are pretty good!


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Response to In Need Of Vsti Instruments Oct. 14th, 2012 @ 07:14 PM Reply

Okay to be more clear, I just want some better sound quality software instruments. Does that help? Sorry, I have no idea what anything is called DX


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Response to In Need Of Vsti Instruments Oct. 14th, 2012 @ 07:26 PM Reply

At 10/14/12 07:14 PM, stunkel wrote: Okay to be more clear, I just want some better sound quality software instruments. Does that help? Sorry, I have no idea what anything is called DX

Are you willing to pay money* or do you want freeware?

*Nine times out of ten, software that costs money is of higher quality.

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Response to In Need Of Vsti Instruments Oct. 14th, 2012 @ 07:41 PM Reply

At 10/14/12 07:14 PM, stunkel wrote: Okay to be more clear, I just want some better sound quality software instruments. Does that help? Sorry, I have no idea what anything is called DX

Not very specific...

What's your budget? How much can your computer handle? Sampled acoustic instruments? Synthesizers? Drum sequencers, pattern editors, etc.

IMHO all you need is Komplete 7 (or 8, or whatever) until you think you've outgrown them, which will take a long time.

You get FM8, Reaktor and Absynth, which will teach you everything you need to know about frequency modulation, additive synthesis, subtractive synthesis, etc.

You get Battery 3 with a lot of kits, which will last you until you're tired of browsing through factory samples and decide to dig into Reaktor and FM8 to create your own electronic glitchy percussion sounds.

For acoustic instruments Kontakt is pretty good; I think the strings and woodwinds are really great for the money. IMO the strings are better than GPO. If you do enough articulation layering and ms processing the the strings can sound very convincing. And with Kontakt you get stuff like a horribly cliche sounding funk bass, decent pianos, Abby Roads drums, etc. It's well worth the $400 or whatever it is now. There's plenty of reviews online too.

If you really use piano a lot just bite the bullet and get Ivory II (or Alicia's Keys).

What Kontakt doesn't give you is good mastering plugins, which really sucks.

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Response to In Need Of Vsti Instruments Oct. 14th, 2012 @ 08:40 PM Reply

At 10/14/12 07:41 PM, kintobor wrote:
At 10/14/12 07:14 PM, stunkel wrote: Okay to be more clear, I just want some better sound quality software instruments. Does that help? Sorry, I have no idea what anything is called DX
Not very specific...

What's your budget? How much can your computer handle? Sampled acoustic instruments? Synthesizers? Drum sequencers, pattern editors, etc.

IMHO all you need is Komplete 7 (or 8, or whatever) until you think you've outgrown them, which will take a long time.

You get FM8, Reaktor and Absynth, which will teach you everything you need to know about frequency modulation, additive synthesis, subtractive synthesis, etc.

You get Battery 3 with a lot of kits, which will last you until you're tired of browsing through factory samples and decide to dig into Reaktor and FM8 to create your own electronic glitchy percussion sounds.

For acoustic instruments Kontakt is pretty good; I think the strings and woodwinds are really great for the money. IMO the strings are better than GPO. If you do enough articulation layering and ms processing the the strings can sound very convincing. And with Kontakt you get stuff like a horribly cliche sounding funk bass, decent pianos, Abby Roads drums, etc. It's well worth the $400 or whatever it is now. There's plenty of reviews online too.

If you really use piano a lot just bite the bullet and get Ivory II (or Alicia's Keys).

What Kontakt doesn't give you is good mastering plugins, which really sucks.

I guess a budget of $300-400? And I am mainly looking for acoustic instruments like piano, drum kit, strings, tuned percussion, brass, woodwinds. I figure it would be better for me to learn how to make my own synths... and it'd be better to do that at least I think. And I don't need any samples whatsoever. But yeah mainly just those instrument types i listed ^^ Is that a little better? Let me know if you need anything else


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Response to In Need Of Vsti Instruments Oct. 14th, 2012 @ 08:53 PM Reply

At 10/14/12 07:14 PM, stunkel wrote: Okay to be more clear, I just want some better sound quality software instruments. Does that help? Sorry, I have no idea what anything is called DX

Brootha! Hail to da Miroslav Philharmonik, whatever you want for orchestra then it has! Woodwinds, strings, brass, choirs, drums, guitars, harps, keys... to people sneezing and shits!

$149.99

Here is the demo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdrUL10gjWY or you can check out BFP stuff (Classical).

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Response to In Need Of Vsti Instruments Oct. 14th, 2012 @ 09:15 PM Reply

Anybody miss Steinberg Hypersonic? I was lucky to get one from someone who sold it on eBay 5 years ago, for like $260, version 2.

It's a Swiss army knife of VSTi world. All kind of instruments, literally. I am highly recommend it.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/sis.html?_nkw=Steinberg+Hypersonic+2 +Music+Software+NEW+B+Stock+

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Response to In Need Of Vsti Instruments Oct. 14th, 2012 @ 09:17 PM Reply

At 10/14/12 09:15 PM, Computer112 wrote:
http://www.ebay.com/sch/sis.html?_nkw=Steinberg+Hypersonic+2 +Music+Software+NEW+B+Stock+

Fucking ebay search!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_nkw=hypersonic+steinberg


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Response to In Need Of Vsti Instruments Oct. 14th, 2012 @ 10:40 PM Reply

At 10/14/12 08:40 PM, stunkel wrote: I guess a budget of $300-400? And I am mainly looking for acoustic instruments like piano, drum kit, strings, tuned percussion, brass, woodwinds.

Son, you best invest in Kontakt then! Even though you pay money for Kontakt Full, there are so many amazing FREE patches for it that it will be so worth it to you if you have the money and need the things that you do.


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Response to In Need Of Vsti Instruments Oct. 15th, 2012 @ 12:19 AM Reply

I spent about a month putting together this giant list of VSTs, DAWs, and AUs for MAC/PC. You should check it out here!

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Response to In Need Of Vsti Instruments Oct. 15th, 2012 @ 05:06 AM Reply

At 10/14/12 07:14 PM, stunkel wrote: Okay to be more clear, I just want some better sound quality software instruments. Does that help?

So, then why you ignored my previous post? there you had a link to:
- Kontakt, one of the most powerful samplers. The "player" version comes with a 650 MB library, conveniently arranged on categories (band, ethnic, synth...).
- Reaktor, a powerful modular synth.
- Guitar Rig, a guitar and bass amp simulator with several effects useful for sound processing more stuff than guitars.
All with minimum requirements and technical specifications.

Also, OP stated "better than the ones logic pro", so, that means he's using a Mac, so DSK instruments will not work. To my knowledge, those are built with Synth Edit which doesn't support any Mac format.

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Response to In Need Of Vsti Instruments Oct. 15th, 2012 @ 08:48 AM Reply

$400 -
Get komplete 8. It has everything you said you wanted and more, definitely worth the investment.


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Response to In Need Of Vsti Instruments Oct. 15th, 2012 @ 01:30 PM Reply

I'm sorry that I ignored your post, but I realized that what you did send is very helpful! Again I'm sorry

At 10/15/12 05:06 AM, sorohanro wrote:
At 10/14/12 07:14 PM, stunkel wrote:
So, then why you ignored my previous post? there you had a link to:
- Kontakt, one of the most powerful samplers. The "player" version comes with a 650 MB library, conveniently arranged on categories (band, ethnic, synth...).
- Reaktor, a powerful modular synth.
- Guitar Rig, a guitar and bass amp simulator with several effects useful for sound processing more stuff than guitars.
All with minimum requirements and technical specifications.

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Response to In Need Of Vsti Instruments Oct. 15th, 2012 @ 01:48 PM Reply

At 10/14/12 09:15 PM, Computer112 wrote: Anybody miss Steinberg Hypersonic? I was lucky to get one from someone who sold it on eBay 5 years ago, for like $260, version 2.

It's a Swiss army knife of VSTi world. All kind of instruments, literally. I am highly recommend it.

OMG yes I miss Hypersonic, I wish it was 64-bit compatible.


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Response to In Need Of Vsti Instruments Oct. 15th, 2012 @ 03:27 PM Reply

Here's another link to a cool instrument. Again, it's compatible with both, Mac and PC and has a free version:
http://pro.magix.com/en/independence/independence-free.1013.
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Comes with a 2 GB library. Careful, this one is a bit more CPU hungry.

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Response to In Need Of Vsti Instruments Oct. 15th, 2012 @ 04:27 PM Reply

At 10/15/12 03:27 PM, sorohanro wrote: Here's another link to a cool instrument. Again, it's compatible with both, Mac and PC and has a free version:
http://pro.magix.com/en/independence/independence-free.1013.
html
Comes with a 2 GB library. Careful, this one is a bit more CPU hungry.

Oh awesome!! Thanks! All of these are very helpful :D


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