Guy: "For this album, the one we used a lot was Diva by u-he; I love it. We love any soft synth that sounds like a Roland Juno basically. With Diva, you can put a twist on it and do something different that a Juno can't, but it has that warmth and that nice choral sound, so we were sold."more
In his reddit AMA, Doctor P say he uses the following "instruments: massive kontakt battery nexus diva korg legacy collection minimoog processing: fabfilter pro q camel phat waves C1 waves SSL comp SPL tube tech izotope ozone wow i never realised how small the list of my plug ins would be"more
“Digital spent 15 to 20 years trying to compete with the warmth and sound of analogue, but only in the last five years with plug-ins like Diva, Dune, Monarch, Omnisphere and the Native Instruments ones, is there a real new way of competing with the analogue Moog, Memorymoog or ARP 2600.”more
Because production deadlines are so tight these days, we seem to spend a lot of our time trying to write songs on planes and in airports; Diva has become very useful in these situations because we know that we can access instantly useful sounds. Those sounds might get changed or even replaced completely as the production process goes on, but Diva will always give you some great ideas to start with.more
“The Diva thing, by u-he - that’s definitely my go-to synth. It feels very similar to the Jupiter and resembles synthesizers that I know quite well. It takes me less than a minute to create the sounds that I want and it sounds really wonderful. You can also have as many copies as you want open in a project."more
I own hardware synths, so I usually don't really care about software emulations. Diva is one of the few "analog" soft-synths that actually sounds like the real thing, and I love how you can mix-and-match different sources and filter sections.
I stumbled upon u-he products when I acquired the free Tyrell VST plug-in. For being free, the Tyrell has amazing sound and I found myself using it on most of my tracks. So I thought, if the free plug-in sounds this good, what would Diva - the analog flagship - be like? I had my eye on Diva for a while and found myself listening to the rich sound demos for about 2 months before purchasing. My apprehension was u-he's own warnings that it is so CPU intensive. After researching my hardware and then using the demo plug-in I found that performance was not an issue for my set up. It is by far the best sounding analog synth that I have ever had, and I have had many... better than the Memorymoog in my opinion. Furthermore, it is intuitive and easy to program. Great job u-he!
I will use this for almost anything! If you have the cpu, trust me it's a cpu monster, this is a great VST. While my favorite VST changes every week this one is constantly in my top 3
I am such a hardware guy... but damn they really nailed it with this one. I love the ms-20 and jupiter clones. The moog style ladder filter is really sweet. My favorite part of Diva is how I can build a modular style synth. Clarification: for example... I think... gee... i want to make a synth with a three oscillator configuration like a Mini Moog, but I want to give it an ms-20 style filter.... no problem. Or, vice versa. How about an ms-20 with a moog style ladder filter. It's just too much fun. And, it's really straightforward and sounds amazing.