Zedd claims Sylenth is one of his favorite plugins. "I ... mainly use Sylenth1. I love this plugin above everything else and can work extremely well with it." He goes on to say "I mostly use Sylenth1 – even for some percussion. I am its greatest fan!" via [Beatport News](http://news.beatport.com/blog/2010/10/25/introducing-zedd/)more
Bingo Players on using Sylenth, yet keeping their sounds original: "...most of the time we like to tweak our own sounds. We don’t want to use sounds that you hear in someone else’s tracks. Sometimes you hear the same sound- 'ok the Sylenth plug-in with the preset 14, out of this bank. That’s what we hate, so we always try to disguise that, or to make it our own. I think it’s really important.'"more
"For live stuff I keep it pretty simple. Basically I use Ableton and a few third-party synths like Massive, FM8 and Sylenth. In the studio, I use Cubase, the Waves plug-ins. I'm a big fan of the iZotope plugins, Ozone and Alloy. Synth-wise: things like Massive, FM8 are sounding cool... and Sylenth for a lot of very cool analog sounds. It's kind of all the normal ones really!"more
It’s a standard: it sounds, it is fast and also you know you speak the same language with those who cooperate with you. I use it in almost every tracks I produce.
My most used synth.
Used by all the greats, another goto VST for me. Lots of LFO's and knobs to tweak your sounds. If your not to keen on sound design, you can also find a handful of sound banks available for Sylenth. Must have in the studio.
"Sylenth1 is probably our favourite since it is so easy to work with. We just wish it had a couple more waveforms. We love this one the most and that’s why we’d say our tracks are 50%, if not more Sylenth1. It has a clever way of letting you control everything and with FL's (our DAW) automation system, you can’t go wrong."more
At 22:17 in this "Studio Session with Orjan Nilsen" video, Orjan says "This is probably my favourite VST when it comes to synths, It is called Sylenth. It's sort of like the software version of this more or less" (referring to the [Access Virus TI 2](http://equipboard.com/items/access-virus-ti2-desktop-synthesizer) module) "in my opinion at least. It is really powerful. You can have really massive sound and warm sounds as well as dirty gritty sounds. I do not like to use presets that much, so I try to make my own stuff."more
Used this until we started using Logic X. Now waiting for the 64bit version.
With 32Lives this puppy works perfectly in Logic ProX
Smashing synth...still waiting for the mac 64bit version
during a Facebook Q&A Mike Bugout asked: That lead bass sound in "The Max" that wubs is dope! What plug is the sound from and is there any special processing on it that you can tell me about? to which Chocolate Puma replied: We use fm8 for that and doubled it with a sylenth square sub.more
Simple and Strong
“This is a plugin that’s been around for so long that people have got bored with it. I think that’s because they haven’t taken the time to make it their own. Experiment, get off the beaten track, and it will deliver. The bass in #Selfie came from Sylenth1, and for that, I will be eternally grateful!”more
> "What's your desert island synth?" > "I have a vintage Juno, but now I have this program called Sylenth that's just an amazing combination of synthesizer and sampler. On this record I would sing a note or a sound instead of trying to search for sound files that I wanted. I knew what I wanted, so I would literally just sing it, record myself singing it, and then put it into this program and play it on a keyboard as a synthesizer sound. Which was this really cool way to really create these hyper-personal sounds that nobody else had." -Michael Fitzpatrickmore
In a reddit ama, Goon Bags asks gLAdiator to "tell us the secret to the lead synth on your Muscle remix." gLAdiator replies, "The pre-fucked-with version of that lead is an Ummet Ozcam Sylenth preset with "wah" in the name." This indicates they use Sylenth1, as well as the [Ummet Ozcan TechTrance Essentials for Sylenth1 Soundset](http://equipboard.com/items/ummet-ozcan-techtrance-essentials-for-sylenth1-soundset). Original reddit post [here](http://www.reddit.com/r/trap/comments/2p0q8q/ian_and_i_are_in_the_stu_ama_about_making_beats/cmsbja1).more
In an interview, when asked what some of their favorite VST / FX Racks are, Odesza reply, "A lot of the synth plugins, like “silence” we use..." (original interview [here](http://lostinsound.org/odesza-interview/)). This appears to be a misquote, since there is no plugin named silence, but Sylenth1 is a very popular VST synth.more
Widely regarded as a jack of all trades soft-synth and winner of multiple ‘Best Synth of the Year’ awards, LennarDigital delivers an absolute treasure in their product Sylenth1. A number of big name artists have sworn by Sylenth for years and I would argue that Sylenth has acquired attention beyond any other synthesizer on the market. Whether you’re a beginning or a master, Sylenth has something in store for you and chances are you will be able to find at least a small modicum of success when tinkering around with it.
Sylenth1 itself is has a very well laid out design. While it may not be the most visually appealing plug-in, appearances are easily deceiving when it comes to Sylenth. At the top half of Sylenth you will find that you can have a Part A and Part B of any particular sound. Each part allows you to use 2 oscillators, connected with an amplifier and in conjunction with a filter. You can then further change your sound in each part using modulation envelopes and LFO, but unfortunately you have to click through a drop down menu to link source information to a destination as opposed to just dragging them. Last, but not least, Sylenth’s main menu appears right smack in the middle of the program and allows you to manipulate your sounds by adding a variety of effects. Personally, I think some of these effects could be improved in future releases, but the effects themselves aren’t inherently bad and I find myself using the native arpeggio and distortion effects most often.
I wouldn’t say that Sylenth really has any downsides to it overall. While it may not be as advanced as some of the wavetable synthesizers like Massive or Serum, Sylenth is probably the most solid synthesizer on the market. I’ve never had it crash and it’s very light on CPU. The best part is that it is so widely used that there is an enormous amount of user created material available to anyone with a large enough bank account, even sometimes for free. I’m not sure if LennarDigital has any plans in the future for upgrading Sylenth, but I don’t think people would be upset if they decided not to. It gets the job done and gives you reliable results time and time again. I use Sylenth primarily for lead synths and gritty electro basslines because I find that it has the ability to give you a very crisp and clear sound, but using LFO and envelope modulations aren’t as intuitive as they are on other synthesizers. Sylenth will be around for a long time to come and, if anything, the only change it needs is an overhaul to the appearance.
I'd give it a 4.5 out of 5 stars.
This plugin is simply great. It far exceeds most other softsynths in that it can actually nearly accurately reproduce a lot of the analog and virtual-analog hardware sounds almost indistringuishably... plus it allows you modulate pretty much parameter you want, so that's always a plus!
I haven't used Sylenth for much else besides lead and pad synth design, but it really shines in these areas. It is extremely tweakable and user friendly, and you can really create some strange and exciting leads and sequences with it. I love experimenting with the voicing and creating conflicting waves inside of it for some cool results.
Even though it lacks some of the features and such of newer, more powerful synths (cough dedicated PWM cough) and the developer has all but disappeared off the face of the earth, there are a lot of great patches for this synth out there and it's quick and inspirational to dial something in, which counts a lot more than bloaty features in my book.
Incredibly versatile VST. I love how rich the sound is, especially when it comes to my more progressive and trance leads. I would definitely put it as one of my favourite synths out there, you can't go far wrong with Sylenth, just look at some of the people who have said the same; 99% of the worlds biggest producers and Djs have listed it as one of their favourites, if not their favourite synth on the market. Fantastic item, a studio essential for the EDM producer in my opinion.
Another big synth for me.
Can never go wrong using this plugin synth. Sound powerful and always surprises me flicking through presets. Also a vast array of preset packs for this, you would get lost in trawling through them all.