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Softsynths for OS9?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 10:14 am    Post subject: Softsynths for OS9? Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I was just wondering if anyone out there knew of any softsynths that would work for Macintosh OS9. It seems that everything today is OSX.....and a lot for Windows XP. What about freeware......were there any rogue programmers presenting free downloadables for Macintosh?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Gothboy
Check out propellerheads rebirth free full version it does OS 9
http://www.rebirthmuseum.com

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I recommend SoundApp FAT. Although not a synth of any sort- it is invaluable for playing any kind of audio file. It's quite hard to find on the net now- because its developer seems to have dissapeared- but I did find a place to download it here;

http://www.mp3-mac.com/AppsDload/SoundApp.html


Second- Although it's a bit of a headfuck at first- but it really is worth it if you have the time and energy and funnily enough, a lot easier to program than Reaktor (well imo anyway Shocked ), Supercollider.

It needs minimum CPU- so if you have a really old PowerPC Mac I will work fine (well anything that runs OS 8.5+ (?- Well I think it's 8.5- it could be just 8! I used to know the exact figure- but it's one of those things that has 'died' in my memory in order to make space for more pressing things hehe!! Wink

It's a good way of learning who code works (but a lot more easier than C+ etc!!)

It was Cylob and Aphex Twin's fave app (amongst hundreds more- including universities etc) for extremely wierd noise whether synthesised or using the Mac as an audio processor

http://www.audiosynth.com/
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2006 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Thanks for the recomendations. I can't use rebirth unfortunately....I don't have reason and rebirth is only available as a refill for registered reason users. Sad bummer. At some point I'll be using reason but I just can't afford it right now. I'll try using that sound app. I guess....writing code isn't really my thing, though.
It's really suprising how there are all these free VSTs for PC users but , well, let's count 'em.....none for Mac users in OS 9! It's really frustrating!

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2006 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

You could also download CellSynth. Although it's Payware, you can use it fairly restriction free- apart from the occasional nag screen when you save. Cellsynth although monophonic, is really wild and has built in record to aiff file features and you can build panels etc.

http://www.cellsynth.co.uk/


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2006 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Cellsynth is good.....but it's 'save' disabled, which bites because building up synth cells means creating a patch...and that means you'll need to save them to make your work worthwhile. Plus, the automation sequencer is locked until you pay and get the code to unlock it. I might try using it a little. So still.....I haven't found one free synth.....except Crystal...but I can't run it on my Mac. It doesn't have the CPU speed to run it! Aaaargh! Mad
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2006 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Actually it's not 'save' disabled. I was wrong about that and I was able to come up with a really cool patch by taking the tutorial. However the program crashed about 8 times during the whole process.....don't know what to make of that, but it's a cool program that let's you come up with sounds that a standard synth couldn't by re-sampling a patch and then processing it. It gets a little CPU hungry, especially on a 233mhz. G3!
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PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2006 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

It's not free, and it's technically a soft synth, but if you are stuck on OS9 (or there by choice) I'd recommend picking up a second hand OasysPCI. I've seen them sell for as low as $200-250, and for what you get that's a bargain--it doubles as a pretty nice soundcard. Just remember it won't move to OSX, so you have to keep a running OS9 machine forever.

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