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  • Anonymous

    Rob Papen PredatorPublished on 10/12/08 at 03:32
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    While normally rolls ... nothing to say on the installation.
    A + A LINK OPENS INTERNET PAGE WITH A SMALL BUT WELL DONE SUCCINS TUTORIAL USING A SIMPLE CLICK ON THE PANEL OF PREDATOR BOTTOM RIGHT .... good initiative

    ADQUATION / PERFORMANCE

    Nothing spcial ...

    NOTICE GLOBAL

    I use it for 5 months and I really like it a lot. We can do a lot. I think he has a slightly vintage style and has many cling. It possde also a very powerful arpgiator with which squences really amazing we just create (with possibility to increase by semitone any note of squence ... ) .dropoff window And icing on the cake the effect module can have up to three simultaneous effects including a vocoder that can…
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    While normally rolls ... nothing to say on the installation.
    A + A LINK OPENS INTERNET PAGE WITH A SMALL BUT WELL DONE SUCCINS TUTORIAL USING A SIMPLE CLICK ON THE PANEL OF PREDATOR BOTTOM RIGHT .... good initiative

    ADQUATION / PERFORMANCE

    Nothing spcial ...

    NOTICE GLOBAL

    I use it for 5 months and I really like it a lot. We can do a lot. I think he has a slightly vintage style and has many cling. It possde also a very powerful arpgiator with which squences really amazing we just create (with possibility to increase by semitone any note of squence ... ) .dropoff window And icing on the cake the effect module can have up to three simultaneous effects including a vocoder that can welcome sound samples which can then be tritur by the machine ... Really nice

    SOUNDS

    ELECTRO of very fat sound in the broad sense (tekno, dance, jar vangelis ...). Actually I just regret that it is not in hardware because it would place your product using my mind other major brand renowned virtual analog synth
    Very good report quality price
    I would do this choice without hesitation.
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  • lejamboncbonlejamboncbon

    Perfect, invincible

    Rob Papen PredatorPublished on 05/01/14 at 11:21
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    The sound is fantastic and we can do anything with

    ADQUATION / PERFORMANCE

    C standard

    NOTICE GLOBAL

    In short good buy her instead of mass because it's synth is magic
  • ToxikalienToxikalien

    good sound, very good sound

    Rob Papen PredatorPublished on 07/01/13 at 09:57
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    sounds are simply excellent, very good bass, very good lead, good for her lil to do good hardkore

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    THE BALL!!!!!

    OVERALL OPINION

    Did you encounter compatibility problems? Non filters and effects are
  • sonicsnapsonicsnap

    A synth with wide horizons ..

    Rob Papen PredatorPublished on 05/05/13 at 12:45
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    Easy installation and authorization and without problem.
    At first glance, Predator small gas plant air. This is only an impression partly due to the fact that there are many possible settings for each oscillator (glop!) and secondly, that the assignment of controllers is not a model rationality (not glop, though nothing serious.)
    So, for each of the three oscillators: 128 waveforms possible (no less), symmetry control, tuning (by "semi" and "cent"), "sub" (adding a square wave placed a octave below the tuning), "spread" (a kind of unison détunable per oscillator), Pulse Width Modulation (which affects all waveforms, not just the "square", the PWM is subject to a sinusoid whose can adjus…
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    Easy installation and authorization and without problem.
    At first glance, Predator small gas plant air. This is only an impression partly due to the fact that there are many possible settings for each oscillator (glop!) and secondly, that the assignment of controllers is not a model rationality (not glop, though nothing serious.)
    So, for each of the three oscillators: 128 waveforms possible (no less), symmetry control, tuning (by "semi" and "cent"), "sub" (adding a square wave placed a octave below the tuning), "spread" (a kind of unison détunable per oscillator), Pulse Width Modulation (which affects all waveforms, not just the "square", the PWM is subject to a sinusoid whose can adjust the speed) and finally level setting. Oscillators 2 and 3 only, you can assign an FM modulation or ring.
    This is followed by two filters with a variety of types. Only the first is resonant, has a saturation its own envelope and its own LFO and all possible settings (Keytrack, velocity sensitivity and modulation wheel.)
    To finish with the top of the interface, there is still the amplitude envelope, the master volume, the sensitivity of the velocity and panning.
    Downstairs we have a dedicated LFO to pitch, two ADSR envelopes and two LFOs assignable to any parameter (all that might have been simplified) more four-lane modulation to control any parameter via midi. Here you can also set the pitch bend wheel.
    Also, by clicking "> arp" will open a large window to set the arpeggiator (not 16).
    That's not all: We still have the effects (21 kinds of good quality) with their own assignment control midi (two channels, so it is not easy.)
    Still the choice of "play mode" (Poly, Mono 1 and 2, Legato, Arp and Unison 2-6 vote), portamento, access to many factory presets and "morphing" for mixing two presets to create others.
    Finally, by clicking on "> adv" will open a small window containing general order settings (oversampling, global tuning, analog drift - to derail the oscillators as an analog old -, etc.).

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    Predator has always worked flawlessly on my Mac Pro with Mac OS 10.6.8 and Digital Performer. It is very CPU intensive.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Predator I have for many years. Yet I long underused because I considered strictly oriented techno-danceflor. The fact is that the factory presets are mainly dedicated to this genre. So I took a long time to realize that with all the waveforms and settings available (some quite original) Predator has enormous potential that can be widely away of this vocation. In fact, I can now say: Yes, Predator is a versatile synth.
    On the other hand, even if the interface could be simplified regarding envelopes, LFOs and other controllers, it is not at all difficult to program instrument. All settings are very effective: as soon as you touch a knob, you can immediately hear what we do.
    Despite seven years of age, Predator is quite topical. It is effective in all types of lead sounds, pads, stabs and I think its particularly interesting bass.
    If I found out a little late, it's now a synth that I am very glad.
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  • sw80sw80

    Predator gives you full control over the parameters

    Rob Papen PredatorPublished on 12/17/12 at 01:54
    I have used many Rob Papen products over the last 3 years, the Predator is not my favorite one that they have come out with but it is very good. There are just a ton of options to use and tweak to get the sound you are looking for. You can edit any and all parameters of the sounds with the easy to use interface on the Predator. The synth sounds are very good and fit my style perfectly. I also have Rob Papen Punch VST as well, that is my favorite one out of the two because I feel like the sound sounds are a bit more light and ambient. The sounds of Predator are a little harsher and aggressive which is great for some of the records that I am working on.

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

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    I have used many Rob Papen products over the last 3 years, the Predator is not my favorite one that they have come out with but it is very good. There are just a ton of options to use and tweak to get the sound you are looking for. You can edit any and all parameters of the sounds with the easy to use interface on the Predator. The synth sounds are very good and fit my style perfectly. I also have Rob Papen Punch VST as well, that is my favorite one out of the two because I feel like the sound sounds are a bit more light and ambient. The sounds of Predator are a little harsher and aggressive which is great for some of the records that I am working on.

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    Installing it was pretty quick and easy. It is light on my CPU and does not take up much disk space. I have used this synth in FL Studio and in Cubase. It works great in both of those digital audio workstations and I can run many copies of it simultaneously without having to worry about it freezing or slowing down the productivity of my computer.

    OVERALL OPINION

    The sounds are awesome, it has 3 oscillators that you can tweak and get them how you want them along with a whole bunch of parameters to tweak. The filters are all manual and if you have a basic understand how of them you can get some cool sounds and effects going. Not all of the preset banks are good though, I am not a fan of the Gfunk banks, I just don’t think it feels “Gfunk-ish” at all.
    The new version of Predator is out (1.6) though I have not upgrade to it yet, but I have heard that there are more ambient sounding synths. That is why I have Rob Papen Punch though, so I don’t feel the need to upgrade just yet but maybe in the future I will upgrade to Predator 1.6.
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  • tommy.zai.1420tommy.zai.1420

    KILLER SYNTH!

    Rob Papen PredatorPublished on 12/11/12 at 08:44
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    No issues.
    Easy to install.
    Easy to use.

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    Runs smoothly.
    Good CPU performance.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Predator by Rob Papen is an amazingly simple, yet powerfully deep synth. The interface is well organized; knobs and controls are accessible and easy to use. Creating sounds from scratch is fun and rewarding, and for those who are less adventurous, the synth comes with a vast array of presets from the master himself, Rob Papen. One of the most enjoyable features are the randomize buttons, which allow the user to generate new sounds without much effort. This vicious beast has 128 waveforms, not just saw, square, sine, and triangle. There are also many ways…
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    No issues.
    Easy to install.
    Easy to use.

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    Runs smoothly.
    Good CPU performance.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Predator by Rob Papen is an amazingly simple, yet powerfully deep synth. The interface is well organized; knobs and controls are accessible and easy to use. Creating sounds from scratch is fun and rewarding, and for those who are less adventurous, the synth comes with a vast array of presets from the master himself, Rob Papen. One of the most enjoyable features are the randomize buttons, which allow the user to generate new sounds without much effort. This vicious beast has 128 waveforms, not just saw, square, sine, and triangle. There are also many ways to modulate and tons of high quality effects

    Predator suits any kind of electronic music, and can produce many kinds of sounds — cutting leads, meaty basses, soothing pads, atmospherics, rhythmic soundscapes, etc., but where it really shines is with leads and arpeggios. For this reason, Predator is an electronic dance music producer's dream synth. Tracks created with this synth usually sit well in the mix, standing out just enough, but not getting lost and buried. Grrrrr, a gentle roar. The only area whereby I would suggest improvement is the patch browser it could be more intuitive. Otherwise, it's all there and is an extremely stable plugin. It has never crashed on me, launching smoothly and performing well in Logic, Studio One, and Numerology. Considering the depth of the sound, CPU demand is not bad, and the sound quality of the most recent version is fantastic, without any noticeable aliasing.

    Customer/User support is excellent. Rob and Jon are active on the threads and respond to emails within a day or two. They are great people creating great plugins — a pleasure to deal with!

    I highly recommend Predator to any electronic musician or producer looking to add a powerful, killer VSTi to their plugin collection. This synth cannot do it all, but what it can do — it does REALLY well. It's a wonderful soft synth that successfully combines the sonic nuances of analog and digital to deliver a punchy modern sound that you may quickly become addicted and never be able to live without. That's what happened to me! I've been going to counseling and a recovery program for nearly a year, and it hasn't helped. I keep launching every chance I get! Thank you, RPCX, for creating such a ferociously addictive synth. Tommy Zai gives Predator three thumbs up. Love it!

    BTW, if you search online you will find many threads on electronic music forums comparing synths, i.e. this synth versus that synth. Don't be surprised if Predator is mentioned a lot!

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  • stompboxjonstompboxjon

    very good synths and sounds , love the bass

    Rob Papen PredatorPublished on 07/04/12 at 22:41
    The Rob Papen Predator is pretty easy to use and get use to. It really didn’t remind me of any other type of vst while I was using this last year. I really don’t use it much anymore because I have pretty much ran through all of the presets multiple times so I have kind of put this aside for now.


    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    Predator runs great, and it really ran good on my vista , mac and xp laptop. I had no compatibility issues no matter which system I chose to run this on. You can run it multipe times to without it causing any errors or crashing on you. I havent really created my own presets on it yet, that’s probably the reason that I don’t really use it much anymore. I think crea…
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    The Rob Papen Predator is pretty easy to use and get use to. It really didn’t remind me of any other type of vst while I was using this last year. I really don’t use it much anymore because I have pretty much ran through all of the presets multiple times so I have kind of put this aside for now.


    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    Predator runs great, and it really ran good on my vista , mac and xp laptop. I had no compatibility issues no matter which system I chose to run this on. You can run it multipe times to without it causing any errors or crashing on you. I havent really created my own presets on it yet, that’s probably the reason that I don’t really use it much anymore. I think creating your own presets is simple too, and the price of this vst is very respectable and affordable. Most vst that are of this caliber go for way more money than this does.


    OVERALL OPINION

    Sounds are awesome and I have no complaints about them, there is a lot of potential with your music and creativity when using the Rob Papen Predator vst plug in. I love all of the synths a basses, everything seems to sound really fat and rich. All of the basses are full and deep type of basses that can really expand your frequency ratio in your songs. It will really fill out your music when using the basslines in Rob Papen Predator. I am still curious to know if they plan on coming out with a part 2 or an upgrade to this vst. It would be great if they could add some more synths from the developers. I think the developers of Rob Papen Predator did a heck of a job when creating the preset sounds in this vst.
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  • yoTrakkzyoTrakkz

    very easy to use

    Rob Papen PredatorPublished on 10/11/11 at 14:36
    I have so many VST's from free ones to high priced ones to low priced ones, but when I want to sell a beat quick and get some money I turn to my Rob Papen Synths from the predator with its hip hop presets to the SubBoom and its immediately usable sub or bass presets I never miss. So if you are doing dirty south beats and you need a synth that will allow you to get it done quick with out having to do a lot of tweaks these plug-ins are what you need. At the price point they are at they are definitely a bang for your buck.

    The one negative for me is that they are e licenser plugs which I don’t particularly care for but so is my Arturia plugs and I use them a lot to, so I guess I can live wi…
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    I have so many VST's from free ones to high priced ones to low priced ones, but when I want to sell a beat quick and get some money I turn to my Rob Papen Synths from the predator with its hip hop presets to the SubBoom and its immediately usable sub or bass presets I never miss. So if you are doing dirty south beats and you need a synth that will allow you to get it done quick with out having to do a lot of tweaks these plug-ins are what you need. At the price point they are at they are definitely a bang for your buck.

    The one negative for me is that they are e licenser plugs which I don’t particularly care for but so is my Arturia plugs and I use them a lot to, so I guess I can live with it. But do yourself a favor and buy a Steinberg key it is the only way to move your licenses between various workstations like I do(there goes another USB slot).



    While Native Instruments makes some pretty amazing synths, the only problem I have with them is there are a lot of cheesy presets. Predator is simple to make synths with, whether you want a mellow, deep bass, or a beautiful pad, all the way to tweaked arp baselines and nasty effects. The filters are top notch as well, I have yet to find a synth that has such great filters. If you're into DnB and haven't heard of predator, download the demo, and you'll be back here quickly. This thing is a must, and I doubt I'm stretching the truth at all by saying this is one synth that you could use exclusively if you know how to program your own, even just a little bit. GET IT!
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  • artizanalprodartizanalprod

    Rob Papen PredatorPublished on 03/18/07 at 16:03
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    No Problem with installation - Quick Setup
    Intel Mac compatibility
    Config and grip available
    French manual on DVD

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    Core Duo / 2.66 / Am/250Go 4GB + MOTU 828 MKII's 500Go/Carte + 128 Midi Express
    The software works perfectly
    Very significant performance
    Config very stable - no crashes yet

    OVERALL OPINION

    Week 1 -> no way to get ahead!
    The quality and value for sound elektro + + possibility of different oscillators saving user presets
    The only drawback is not being the use of different filters and oscillators for a novice?
    J've touched more Vintage arturia and some Native Instrument
    Very good value for money
    Yes, I (re) this c…
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    No Problem with installation - Quick Setup
    Intel Mac compatibility
    Config and grip available
    French manual on DVD

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    Core Duo / 2.66 / Am/250Go 4GB + MOTU 828 MKII's 500Go/Carte + 128 Midi Express
    The software works perfectly
    Very significant performance
    Config very stable - no crashes yet

    OVERALL OPINION

    Week 1 -> no way to get ahead!
    The quality and value for sound elektro + + possibility of different oscillators saving user presets
    The only drawback is not being the use of different filters and oscillators for a novice?
    J've touched more Vintage arturia and some Native Instrument
    Very good value for money
    Yes, I (re) this choice would
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  • DJ HennyDJ Henny

    Good RNB ish vst, nice bass sounds.

    Rob Papen PredatorPublished on 01/29/11 at 17:41
    This VST is a good VST for anyone making RNB music. The leads and bass synths in this VST are quality. The GUI can be pretty confusing. Sounds are seperated through banks and then split into sections for different genres of sound. The actual layout on the GUI can be confusing, as there is a lot of un explained knobs and cogs that the new user will not know anything about and they will be intimidated. However this can be fun for the new user, they can play with the knobs themselves (pause) and find out what they do. This VST has worked fine with both Ableton Live and FL Studio.

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    Predator VST works flawlessly with no hitches for me, on both of my computers. Fro…
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    This VST is a good VST for anyone making RNB music. The leads and bass synths in this VST are quality. The GUI can be pretty confusing. Sounds are seperated through banks and then split into sections for different genres of sound. The actual layout on the GUI can be confusing, as there is a lot of un explained knobs and cogs that the new user will not know anything about and they will be intimidated. However this can be fun for the new user, they can play with the knobs themselves (pause) and find out what they do. This VST has worked fine with both Ableton Live and FL Studio.

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    Predator VST works flawlessly with no hitches for me, on both of my computers. From what I know it has never ever caused a crash in any of my DAW's. The load time of the presets is nigh on instant and very impressive. However it uses my despised menu system that pops up and floods your screen to find sounds. Many VST's do this and I do not like it in general. I prefer the traditional browser selection method in VST's. I have had this VST for a year or so now and it has never let me down when I am looking for a quick bass sound to fill a mix. The CPU load of this VST is seemingly light too as it has never pushed either of my computers (1.8ghz pentium & a 2.5ghz core 2 quad).

    OVERALL OPINION

    I'm in love with some of the bass and lead sounds in Predator VST. They really fill out any mix and sound nice in the process. This is one of my favourite VST's for RNB production and smooth sounds. They sound brilliant in any RNB or Hip Hop song. Some of the pads in this VST are seemingly thin and shoddy though. This is a weakness of Predator VST. These sounds are pretty much just filler for the stock library. To my knowledge there are other sound banks available to use in this VST, however I have not explored them yet. I do not like the way presets are selected though and the actual GUI. Knowing what I know now I would still get this VST as it is pretty much essential to any RNB production, expecially in the style of Ryan Leslie.
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