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reFX Vanguard

Discussion in 'Music Creation' started by wilmot, Feb 13, 2010.

  1. wilmot

    wilmot Member

    Looking at reFX Vanguard. Seems nice and versatile.
    Simple an straightforward gui - Enjoyed playing with the trancegate and arp sections in the demo.

    Anyone have any opinions on this synth?
    Or comparable ones (within approx. price-range) to recommend as alternatives?
  3. I like Vanguard a lot. As you say, the UI is nice and simple, and the great timed stuff still separates it from other synths. The only two downsides are that it seems to clip/pop easily and the built-in reverb is harsh. Not too difficult to work around.

    Also check out Sylenth1 from Lennar Digital if you are on an Intel Mac. I tend to "get along" with the UI and it sounds great. GForce Minimonsta, and u-he ACE and Zebra are also worth a look and listen.
  4. wilmot

    wilmot Member

    Thanks a lot for your input!
    I wound up buying the Vanguard. Now I'm struggling a bit with myself in applying it to a song - I wanted to have bit of fun with the step seq / arp, but keep leaning annoyingly much to much too conservative choices (a have a kind of gritty guitar part that I'm trying fit it with, which turns out to more difficult than I expected).

    I liked the other synths you suggested as well, particularly the Sylenth1 which I think I might buy as well - It had a nice feel to it.
  5. charlie

    charlie Senior member

    Check out the DiscoDSP "Discovery Pro."
    It is a robust synth similar to the Vanguard but has the ability to have more partials than the Vanguard.
    I own both. :)
  6. headspawn

    headspawn New Member

    how to setup plugin?

    can anyone help n tell me how to setup the plug in?
    when i downloaded the vanguard 7 Air 2, it had only 3 files,

    is this right? i was expecting a DLL file or something.

    thank you!
  7. wilmot

    wilmot Member

    Don't know about a dll, but there should be a vst or rtas file in there somewhere. Running on a mac myself, but I seem to remember just getting the plugins to install. Perhaps the the exe does that for you, but shouldn't the be some resource as well then?

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