WRLD took to Twitter, asking, "VSTs to make nice sounding atmospheric pads? I suck at pads and wanna step up my atmosphere game". When fellow Monstercat artist Grant Bowtie recommended Absynth, WRLD replied "dude I need to get into Absynth more!!", implying he had owned the VSTi. He then threw in "next week: Absynth week".more
Here's a list of most of the additional plugins and things that I generally use in my production: Waves Gold bundle (an awesome set of mixing plugins) Waves TransX (my favorite transient shaper plugin) EWQL Symphonic Orchestra Gold EWQL Stormdrum 2 Olympus Symphonic Choir (Kontakt 5 library) Addictive Drums Serum Massive Absynth 5more
Icicle is asked in this *Music Radar* article what he thinks about [Omnisphere](https://equipboard.com/items/spectrasonics-omnisphere-virtual-synth) to which he responds "I used it a bit, but I've got this feeling that between Absynth and [FM8](https://equipboard.com/items/native-instruments-fm8-software-synth), I could almost make anything." - [Source](http://www.musicradar.com/news/tech/icicle-talks-dnb-production-the-universe-and-everything-618402).more
ABSYNTH 5 is a synthesizer with exceptional sonic potential. Its specialty is unusual, evolving sounds created using a powerful, hybrid synthesis architecture and sophisticated modulation and effects. Dig in to more than 2,100 presets or start building your very own sound worlds. ABSYNTH 5 is also a powerful effect plug-in for treating audio using its unique effects bank.more
Native Instruments is a German technology company that develops software and hardware for music production and DJing. The company was originally known for their software instruments, but has also expanded its product line to include various other music equipment segments in recent years. Current products of Native Instruments include software synthesizers, samplers and effect processors, sound libraries and emulations of acoustic instruments, groove production systems and audio interfaces, as well as various products for computer-based DJing that include DJ software, Digital Vinyl Systems, hardware controllers and specific DJ audio interfaces. Native Instruments was founded in 1996 in the Kreuzberg district of Berlin, Germany, where its headquarters are still located. It also has branches in Los Angeles, Tokyo, Shenzhen and London. The company also holds a partnership with the online music store Beatport.