LinPlug Albino 3 : johnrae's user review
« This Synth ROCKS!!! »
If I was asked to make a list of my top 10 software synths, this would be in the top 5. I have never opened this synth up and got a bad sound. It is feature packed, but compact, not taking up too much screen space or cpu. It features 4 oscillators, 2 Filters, envelopes for all of these, a modulation matrix, 4 LFO's, an arpeggiator, and 4 Effects slots, plus 4 layers! The oscillators have multiple modes, one for White, Pink and Brown noise, A digital mode that allows you to effectively "warp" two waveforms together and an analog FM, AM and PW Modulation module. There are four different filter models, each capable of different types of filtering, and each with a unique sound. Another awesome feature is it comes with 2100 presets designed by master sound designer Rob Papen. These are easily tweaked and a great way to learn your way around the synth and get a good feel for it. The built in effects are of the highest quality, and my personal favorite is the "Gator" Trance gate effect. I really love this synth because I can always get it to do EXACTLY what I want without long programming times and having to compromise in the end result. I also love the ultra fat spread, it definitely makes for some sweet, wonky sounds. There are all kinds of innovative ways to squeeze sweet sounds outta this guy, and I love how the appearance is feature packed, while being condensed but not cluttered. The performance is absolutely FLAWLESS, had it for 5 months, never a single hitch in Ableton Live 8. Always performs to the highest expectations. The price is a little high, but in my opinion worth it 100%! I have no regrets in buying this product and would recommend it to anyone making any kind of music EVER.