Hey what’s good fam, back with another review for ya!
Today I’m checking out Twin2 from Fabfilter.
No it’s not a brand new synth but it’s new to me so I want to share my opinion on it!
Let’s check it out?
What is Twin2?
It’s a 3 oscillator synth plugins from Fabfilter, creators of many other great plugins like their Pro-Q equalizer, Pro-L limiter, or their Volcano filter plugin.
The concept is straight forward, a synth that sounds good and is easy to navigate or manipulate.
All of Fabfilter’s plugins follow a very similar layout in terms of gui design and modulation options.
This is something I think makes Twin2 a joy to work with
- content: 1600 presets
- format: AU, VST, VST3, AAX, RTAS
- price: $174
How does it sound?
I had always heard great things about Twin so I finally needed to check it out for myself, and I must say, I am impressed.
First off, it’s not a software trying to recreate a specific analog or va synthesizer, it’s just a great sounding instrument in it’s own right.
If I had to describe it, I would say it was a “full hi-fi” sound. Sure it sounds digital, but not in a boring way, this synth really has some nice character, not the harsher digital sound that can be found in various software synthesizers.
I would say it’s almost like it has a “liquid” quality to it.
The multiple filter types really let you change and alter your sounds and you can go from raw to smooth very quickly.
I liked the hard leads and heavy bass just as much as I loved the smooth ambient pads and fx. I really can’t speak enough on the sound quality, this was the main draw for me, it just really had a nice sound to it that though I can’t quite put my finger on exactly what it is, I can tell you it definitely separates Twin2 from many other synthesizers that begin to sound the same.
Of course someone will say “I can do that sound with such and such” all I’m saying is this, certain sounds and tones when you hear them, instantly spark creativity and well being in your brain
No seriously, when I first received this synth, I got lost in the default sound for at lest 20 to 45 minutes, it sounded that good.
What’s the bottom line?
I’m very picky when it comes to synth plugins, I still use hardware synthesizers as well and have a “go to” collection of synths that I use on a regular basis.
Twin2 made it into that list instantly, I fell in love with not only the sound, but the interface as well.
I give Twin2 4.5 out of 5 subs, this is really a great synthesizer with an intuitive interface that pretty much pushes you to be creative.
If you’ve been reading this site for any amount of time, you know I’m HUGE on having a good user interface. Fabfilter has to make some of the best user interfaces I’ve used personally.
I love how it works graphically, I love how the panels slide open and closed as needed, the modulation system is super simple to work with but allows you to go as deep as you wish.
I suggest you go try out the demo…while there are many synth plugins available on the market, this is definitely one you need to at least try out for yourself.
Check it out: http://www.fabfilter.com/products/twin.php
leave a comment below, let me know what you think