Yo what’s good fam, back with some more goodies for ya
This time I’m checking out a synth…from a loop boutique?
Well, I suppose they don’t just do loops, I enjoyed their sfx product as well
I’m taking about Wave Alchemy’s new Pro II synth for Kontakt
let’s peep it!
So what is Pro II?
It’s a new analog synth library based off of the Sequential Circuits Pro One for Kontakt….and other products.
I’m looking at the Kontakt version of course, because it uses some super dope scripting stuff not available in other products.
It has a custom interface, and not only does it have a bunch of patches, but also a raw oscillator section for programming your own.
Has a sequencer too, and some nice FX. So all in all, it’s a synth, not just a sample library.
- content: 3.8GB
- format: Kontakt full version, will NOT work with free Kontakt player
- price: around $63 after currency conversion
How does it sound?
Ok, so first off, I’ve never used a real Pro One, I’ve never played with one, so I will not be comparing it to that.
My whole desire for checking this out was to see if it captured the analog sound I love from analog synths.
In that regard, it meets my expectations greatly, even moreso than I anticipated.
There is some really deep bass to be had here, and some pretty piercing leads as well.
Chords, pads, stabs, fx…all have that analog quality that makes analog synths so desireable.
Again, I expected it to sound decent, what I didn’t expect was that it would capture some of the subtle imperfections and extra “stuff” that sets analog apart from emulations and digital synths.
Really good sound all around and the fact that you can just load up a blank synth and program it with the two oscillators to make your own patches is awesome.
Don’t forget the two noise generators and two sub oscillators per patch as well!
What’s the bottom line?
This is a very solid synth instrument from Wave Alchemy, really it is a full synth, it’s not just a bunch of sampled patches.
The interface programming is amazing, I LOVE a great interface. Though it’s not just good looking, it’s functional.
I would love it if I could click on the wave windows and get a pop up or pop out menu instead of having to hold and move the waves up and down, but that’s a minor gripe.
Overall, I give Pro II 4.5 out of 5 subs, it really, and I mean really, has a nice and thick analog sound. Great interface, great fx, and even a nice analog step sequencer to go with it.
For the price they are charging I suggest anyone with Kontakt take a serious look at this if you prefer the thicker warmer sound of analog but do not have access to an analog synth.
I feel that sampled analog instruments capture the character a lot better than most emulated vst plugins, this is my own opinion and preference, but I just find it to be true for me.
When I compare an analog synth to software, it’s usually a sample based instrument that comes the closest. But that’s another post for another day.
Today we are talking about Pro II, and though I can’t tell you if it sounds anything like a Pro I, I don’t care! What I will tell you is that is sounds awesome, and that’s all I care about
Go check it out: http://www.wavealchemy.co.uk/pro_ii_synthesizer/pid88