Yo what’s good fam, back today with another library from Soniccouture, definitely one of my new favorite companies, they have some cool stuff.
Today I’m checking out a synth library of theirs, called Synthi
It’s based on the EMS Synthi AKS synthesizer…no I am not familiar with the actual synth, but reading the description I had to check this out.
So what is the Synthi AKS?
It is a kontakt library dedicated to capturing the raw, organic, analog sound of the EMS Synthi synthesizer.
They capture instruments, hits, ambiences, and even some cv sequenced loops.
The whole purpose was to really capture the character and unique tone of this synthesizer to make it available to the masses.
I love a good analog synth, and always get excited when there is a software library that aims to capture that sound.
- content: 148 patches
- format: kontakt (full version)
- price: $59
How does it sound?
Insane! Loud, raw, nasty, filthy, dirty, off balance, organic…man…this thing really has a great unique tone to it.
There is something to be said for a raw analog synth sound, some of them just have a really sick tone to them. Not all, and many sound close to VA synths, but this one right here is a beast!
Man the leads and basses are just plain thick and offensive. Very aggreisve and I’m impressed that they were able to truly capture that analog sound that makes these types of synths so desirable.
I literally felt no difference playing this and playing my own analog synthesizer, that character and extra “something” that many enjoy…is faithfully captured here.
Man the hits and ambiences are awesome and the cv sequenced loops really take it to another level. It’s so fun to play these sounds and just “vibe out”.
They really did capture everything in a way that truly gives you the analog experience in sound and character. I never used the original one, but I’m no stranger to analog synths, and I know when something sounds good.
To me, this right here…is one of the best libraries for capturing that full analog tone.
What’s the bottom line?
The bottom line is why do you not have this yet? If you own Kontakt, you should own this, period.
At $59 this library is a steal in the truest sense of the word…it sounds that good.
I give Synthi AKS 5 out of 5 stars, the tone and character is just undeniable.
I honestly expected it to be good, but not this good, I did not expect to be able to hear all those qualities I love about analog synths in such detail and to be so indistinguishable from the “real thing”.
There are a lot of companies capturing and reproducing analog and other types of hardware synths, but as with any other sound, some companies just simply do a better job at it.
Soniccouture is one such company, I hope they decide to do more analog synths….and not just the “usual” ones, but stuff like this…as I really enjoy the “new” and unique sound it brings to my setup.
Checkout their demos: http://www.soniccouture.com/en/products/27-electronica/g12-synthi-aks/
…man matter of fact, just go get it, serioiusly
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