Native Instruments Absynth 3 didn’t surprise me at first glance but after really digging in and using it for a while I got the hang of how it works and how to really change the sounds to the way that I want them to sound. Without needing any knowledge of sound creation or sound design I was able to really get in there and change the parameters of the sounds and make them my own (because I hate having to use presets over and over ) The layout of Absynth 3 isn’t confusing if you have some basic understand of vst’s.
Setting it up was really quick, I just inserted the disk and waited a few minutes I actuall think that it updated some online as well just to have the latest tech stuff. I also needed to create an account at NI website when I purchased this.
Overall, I was very happy to have a program that didn’t confuse me that I can used often and has some really good synths which is what I was looking for. As far as the synths go, I think they could be a little fuller sounding some of them are really thin and I had to fatten them up with some equine and some effects. But the program has worked for me perfectly and hasn’t froze or crashed at all and it doesn’t seem to look like it will. Also, I run multiple versions of it at the same time and it doesn’t take up to much cpu unless I use some of the presets that are very cpu heavy then you can start to tell. The price for Absynth 3 isn’t cheap at all , if you are looking for a cheap vst look around online and don’t just go buy this one. It will take a little time to understand and you don’t want to invest 300 or more dollars on something that will leave you confused at first.
Nothing missing except a drive knob, which I really wanted.
Price paid: 399$
VERY difficult to use and learn. This synth is a behemoth and I recommend it only for people willing to put in some long hours figuring it out. Again, this is the bucephalus of softsynths, it may be hard to ride but once you master it you can make it do ANYTHING.
Sound quality is supurb. Pretty much the finest DIGITAL sound you can get in a softsynth. The key here is the customization and freedom of design. Put those to use and you can make absynth sound like whatever you want.
Hasn't crashed yet.
I'm beginning to love it, but nothing passionate. This baby takes some time and TLC hehe
Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: I_watch_stars ( 6-, 2005)
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Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Well I had the opportunity to try Absynth 3 thanks a friend ...
And since there is no notice, I give mine:
On my implementation of APRS as I understand, it's super simple.
L is still great:
MAUDIO with a good sound is huge, but it is thundering, is that by unplug the card and playing with the sound card to the motherboard bin ...
the sound is extra (but need the push, can we operate with a squanceur background etc.. I doubt if even
- How long have you use it?
as I said, I just test in passing (and playing via midi keyboard)
- What is the particular feature you like best and least?
most: incredible sounds, trs further, we can refine the extreme To create endless tablecloths and modulation effects ...
the least: I look more complicated than the FM7 program ...
- Have you tried many other models before acqurir?
the FM7: diffrent objective of these two synths
- How do you report qualitprix?
Extra! frankly for that price, it was an incredible synth coterait more than 10 times more expensive hardware.
- With the exprience, you do again this choice? ...
I have no exprience ...
CONCLUSION: I am in love with this synth and I have to. But beware: this is a Premire impression. I believe fate CRER groundwater or loops (like the first records of Klaus Schultze, or accompanying trans etc.).
Important: the sounds seem pretty typs: it would be wise to cost a bit before buying ...
I put 9 / 10 but I RPET: I did not test this keyboard a lot.
If anything should happen to tarnish my Premire impression, I will soon know about this forum.
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charlototo's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Nickel super compatible install on my G5 .. Everything is moving. The manual Bof bof .. tiny, English only .. not very clear.
Everything is super stable stationde my work is based on a G5 OSX. No problem.
I use absynth since version 1 and version which speak naked (thus the 3) is not a revolution. While I love Absynth because it allows to do almost everything (except coffee) in the summary you just look at it a little.
on the other hand I hate the interface. Horrible uncomfortable to work yuck ... that's ugly so I put a 7 for overall use ...