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15 interesting synths

Virtual synths that somehow went under the radar Read article

NI Kontakt instruments

Free and affordable NI Kontakt libraries Read more

Sylenth EDM Soundset

165 modern presets, created by me, for Lennar Digital Sylenth synth. Visit

400 Modern presets for V-Station

Tons of presets that will bring a new life to the Novation V-Station synth Visit

Cakewalk Z3ta+ 2 presets

155 Synth / lead and bass presets inspired by many modern electronica genres. Visit

Free Organ synths / samples

Best, free organ synths / multisamples Read more

Soft Synths released in 2011

Interesting soft synths released in 2011 Read more

Free String Machine vsts

Freeware String Machine plugins Read more

Big Tick Rhino - No-Brainer Deal 20 $

If hyped, expensive software synths are way beyond your budget range then this deal should make you happy. Big Tick Rhino synth is offered for 20 $ via AudioMidi.com No-Brainer deal, instead of normal 99 $ price.
Ok, Rhino's GUI seem old (well, it's not the newest synth), but the features guarantee plenty of sonic possibilities. It is 6 Oscillator Hybrid FM Synthesizer which can act as classic 6 Operators FM Synth or as typical subtractive synth. It offers plenty of waveforms (additional waveforms can be created via simple additive generator). Also you can import SFZ files.

Big Tick Rhino Audio Midi edition not only contains factory 1082 presets, but also three additional soundbanks which translate into another 384 presets. Seriously, even if you use Rhino as a pure rompler, then almost 1500 sounds are worth 20 $. Especially if you're on the budget or you use mostly some free, cheap synths. If you're still not sure, there is a demo version (btw Rhino works both on PC and Mac). Ahh, and as far as I remember, it's not another Trance, Progressive House synth :)

ps. Sorry for lack of updates on Vst Cafe. It looks like October 2011 owns my real life a little bit too much ;) And thank you for over 500 likes on Facebook. This won't be forgotten :)

More info: Official Website | AudioMidi No-Brainer Deal

Orchestra stadium gig

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Sampleism is a community based sample library outlet which offers sound designers a possibility to upload and sell their latest samples. What's the big deal ? Well, there is huge variety of sounds offered. For example: Traditional Croatian double-reed instrument, North Indian Drum Instrument, Atari Falcon Collection DSP 56001, Resonator - Unique 1950's electronic sound. Sounds are offered mostly as NI Kontakt libraries or Wav files but the database is growing fast so there some other formats offered too (ie. SF2, EXS24, NI Battery). It's worth mentioning that most products are affordable - usually cost few $. Seems like a pretty nice resource for interesting, unusual sounds.

More info: Sampleism

Nucleus SoundLab Viral Outbreak Promotion

Nucleus SoundLab offers their Viral Outbreak library (as VST instrument or Refill) at 55 % discount which means 40 $. VST instrument version is based on Wusik V5 engine. Overall, Viral Outbreak contains 3.5 GB of multisamples which means 180 soundsets (multi layered sounds) and over 1000 presets.
For 40 $, I would say that it's a pretty nice "sound module".

Viral Outbreak VST Demos by Nucleus-SoundLab

More info: Nucleus SoundLab