19 Sep 2017

SoundBytes on Syntronik: "An absolute delight, so much to like!"

"The sounds are great and musically useful"

"It’s unimaginable to me that anyone would not find at least 50 absolutely go-to presets amid the over-2000 presets. A little creative tweaking could increase that number threefold. All this and a short learning curve on top it. So very much to like."


SoundBytes Magazine's expert reviewer, David Baer, has dealt deeply into Syntronik, IK's new powerhouse of legendary synths. You can gain a lot insight into the ins and outs of Syntronik by reading his extensive review which makes recommended reading for anyone wanting to know more.

You can read some of David's key comments here.

"Syntronik from IK Multimedia is a monster of synthesizer sound creation – a monster in a very good way, that is, with its rich, analog character and multitude of presets."

"Any list of 'Things That Make Syntronik Splendid' absolutely must begin with the sounds."

"The samples, 24-bit where necessary and 16-bit where not, are superbly captured (samples that consistently stay above -30 dB will derive no benefit from an extra 8 bits and just waste disk space, so 16-bit is not de facto second-rate)."

"Here’s where things get really fun. 38 excellent plug-in effects are available that offer a wide range of audio possibilities."

"The sample-based approach does make sound design very much more accessible to the novice."

"Significantly, all filter types are available for all sounds. If you wish to put an Oberheim filter on a sample originally coming from a Moog or vice versa, nothing’s stopping you. Have it all!"

"I find Syntronik to be an absolute delight. The sounds are great, but more importantly, there are so very many sounds that are musically useful (somebody on a forum used the term “song-ready”, which is spot-on here). If you use synths in any capacity (and in any genre) this instrument will probably have something for you, and we’re talking a lot of something. It’s unimaginable to me that anyone would not find at least 50 absolutely go-to presets amid the over-2000 present. A little creative tweaking could increase that number threefold. All this and a short learning curve on top it. So very much to like."

Read the full review here
Learn more about Syntronik here

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