Native Instruments PRO-53
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PRO-53, Sinte sustractivo virtual from Native Instruments in the PRO-5 series.

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songboy 04/02/2010

Native Instruments PRO-53 : la opinión de songboy (content in English)

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I primarily run this unit in Logic 9 and Ableton 8. It does have a stand alone feature but I rarely use it. In all modes there were no compatibility issues. Due to the fact that this plugin is physically modeled after a real analog synth, I had no need for a manual. The general configuration and setup is not very simple if you are not familiar with analog synth setups. If you are, than this is nothing new. It has a LFO, Oscillator, effects (filter/delay) and mixer sections. It also has a "Poly/Mod" section that is some what different. So all in all its a basic analog synth setup. Yes, all the functions are easily accessible as they are all laid out in front of you.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

Yes, in both Logic 9 and Ableton 8 the software works great. It responds well to midi signals and is very customizable. So far, the plugin has never crashed or lost and presets or custom banks. I really dig this unit, I give it a 10 out of 10. It functions well and it has some real powerful synth tone. I have been using this unit for around a year.

OVERALL OPINION

What I like most about this unit is two main things. One, it really sounds great. I have not had the privilege to use a real Prophet, but I imagine that this thing is not to far away in overall sound quality. Of course the true analog sound can't be beat by a computer, but this unit exudes some very convincing warmth. The other thing I really like about the Pro 53 is the 8 push button patch selector on the unit itself. This is really nice in a live situation and can save you tons of time (and cpu) if you need to switch to another sound mid song. Its fully customizable so you can put the 8 patches you use most in the selector for extremely easy access. All synth units should have this, its brilliant. I can't say there is anything I don't like about this unit. I guess some of the presets are not to my liking, but there are plenty of knobs to fool with to change that awful abrasive "techno" sounding synth into a creamy tasteful layering tool, or whatever you are into. Again, I have never used the real deal, but I give this a 10 out of 10. Everyone who has heard me play this is impressed with the sound. I have lots of other synths in my arsenal. I like to use this one when I want a ripping lead, a nice fat bass or some interesting sound effects. Yes, I would definitely buy this guy again.