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 5 Razormore
A lot of VST synths are trying to recreate and preserve the past. This made a lot of sense until the big analogue synth revival started about eight years or so ago. Now, in 2018, we're practically tripping over new, affordable analogue synths from Korg, Arturia, the modular manufacturers and so on. Part of me has always thought that really, computers should be used to do things that are still impossible in the physical domain.
Razor is such a synth. Because it uses hundreds of partials to craft its whole sound - from the oscillators to the filters to the reverbs - it's a synth that simply couldn't have existed in the 80s or 90s.
What does it sound like? Brutal, crystalline, precise, clean, robotic, powerful. I like it. When it came out it seemed to be marketed as a 'dubstep' synth, which is a shame, as dubstep isn't the 'latest thing' any more. However, this synth can do glacial pads, futuristic leads and tinkling bells with ease, too. I sometimes use the vocoder function, and because the carrier signal is so mathematically 'pure', consisting of stacks and stacks of sine waves, it sounds really special.
Great sounding, affordable, additive synth that is intuitive to use. Just twist some knobs and you'll be amazed of the great, raw and unique sounds this little gem can produce... Worth every penny!
I don't really use this synth all that much compared to Hive. I wasn't actually planning on using it at all. However, it absolutely shines on Dubstep and styles that demand a more digital style that simply is impossible on a subtractive synth. Plus, the keys and bells are crystal clear and layer wonderfully on top of a fuller, analog bottom :).
Not to mention a lesser(?) known use of Razor is that it makes for AWESOME vocoders! :D
It can only cover so much, but it has it's place!
This thing makes some wild additive sounds from cutting leads to strange atmospheres. Intuitive interface and mesmerizing harmonics display.... I like this over massive because hardly anyone uses it and its not played out. I'ms till delving into what this thing does.