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Author Topic: A couple of great sounding free softsynths - one comes in Linux also  (Read 1080 times)
MarioD
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« on: March 28, 2022, 08:12:35 PM »

Here are a couple of great free synths:

1- K1V : https://www.nilsschneider.de/wp/nils-k1v/

This one is a replica of the Kawai K1 series of hard synths. It comes with all of the ROM cards installed. It comes in Mac, PC, and Linux versions. I have the original K1M and this is a very good emulation. Note as in those early K1 8 bit synths there is no volume control. Also you can not add MIDI control to the joystick, you must use the mouse, which I think is unfortunate but it is free.

2- Serenity : https://quietmusic.eu/serenity

Serenity is an excellent ambient pad synth that you can use alone or with some nice included sound effects like bird, waves, rain, etc. I will be using this one a lot. This is for Mac and PC only.

I think you will enjoy both.

Note that both come in VST, VST3, and AU formats. Also both are clean for viruses and malware.
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elwoodblues91
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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2022, 04:30:35 AM »

Thanks for the links....definitely want to check them out at some point( but currently, I am up to my neck in navigating my way through my new Roland Fantom 06!!)
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