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Absynth 3 or Tassman 4?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 12:04 pm    Post subject: Absynth 3 or Tassman 4? Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I'm set to buy a new softsynth and these two are fighting it out with me. I've never used either version of either synth but from the research I've done I have come away equally impressed by both. Anyone care to chime in about the strengths and weaknesses of each? I love the modular layout and physical modelling of Tassman but don't know if it's gonna be too CPU-heavy for my system. Somebody help me.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

both sound excellent to me but are better at different things, in my opinion.
also, both are available in demo form, i believe, from the manufacturer's sites. you should check them out to find out if they will, indeed, be hard on your current CPU.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Yes, very good advice from Cebec. I think Tassman is one of the best sounding things around but it does indeed eat quite a bit of cpu time and you need to considder wether you think the sound is worth that. It also matters what you are after, aesthetically, Tassman realy starts shining where physical modeling is involved and so to make the most of it you´d need to be into that.

I´d just get the two demos and "have them duel".

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

How is the learning curve with Tassman? Pretty steep? I have a Nord Modular so the territory should seem at least a little familiar.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

It depends on what you are looking for. Absynth is incredible with its extensive envelopes. Great for odd ambient, organic sounds as well as more conventional. Tassman has the physical modeling thing going for it. Both are great products. I own Absynth and love it for the kind of music I do. It's not too bad on the CPU. Like the guys above say, try the demos.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Great advice. I think that Absynth might the way to go based on some further research. Thanks for helping out.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 3:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Can't speak for Tassman as I am a virgin to it, but one thing worth mentioning about Absynth is that it can be very capable and very unique in the rhythm-department, if you're willing to invest some time into it.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I've got Absynth 3 as well as a rake of other softsynths but I rate it as the best sounding among them. I have a 1.4ghz AMD processor and 1GB RAM and Absynth chews it up more than any other softsynth. You'll need a PC with a fair bit of poke in my opinion - I'm thinking of getting another more faster PC.
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