So we know that everyone is trying to coop a deal these days, But have you wondered if you really put your cash up what would it get you?
With this thought in mind, I thought I would try and find the answer, This list is a compilation of the most expensive VST plugins and sample packs in 2018 So If you’ve got a few hundred bills spare that you feel like investing into yourself. Then these sounds and plugins will be a perfect match to add to your studio.
(With such a long period of time left of 2018! keep coming back for updates!)
(This list was last updated 19th April 2018)
Also See: The 5 Best VST Plugins of 2017
Synthmaster ‘Everything’ Bundle
SynthMaster is an ‘all-around’ semi-modular software synthesizer and effect plug-in that features many different synthesis methods including:
- Phase Modulation
- Frequency Modulation
- Pulse Width Modulation
- Ring Modulation
- Amplitude Modulation
- Physical Modeling
- SFZ Sample Playback synthesis.
With its multi-synthesis oscillators, analogue modelled/digital filters, flexible effects routing with 11 types of high-quality effects and a massive modulation architecture with 95 separate modulation sources and 650+ modulation targets; SynthMaster is a ‘must-have’ for all synthesizer enthusiasts!
Weighing in at $405.83 this synth is a burn on your wallet but a wise investment for any committed any synth head. So if you need a great synth VST I’d consider looking at the SynthMaster Everything Bundle.
Buy It Here – SynthMaster ‘Everything’ Bundle
The Piano V now brings to the V Collection the king of all instruments, including a studio full of faithful models of various pianos, plus the ability to shape your piano sounds for a whole new level of control.
The Piano V delivers, not one, but twelve different world-class pianos that we’ve meticulously crafted using our critically acclaimed modelling technology. Because they’re models, you not only get a wide range of truepianos, we’ve been able to give you controls over different components and characteristics that have never been accessible before. You can play piano’s that are the pinnacle of realism or get as radical as you want with unconventional sounds. The versatile Piano V is an indispensable foundational instrument for any keyboardist, writer or producer in any style of music.
Costing $306.44 this piano is an all-around choice for any music producer or musician with enough versatility to keep you going for years because with Piano V there is no need for any other piano library.
Buy It Here – Piano V2
Zebra is our wireless modular synthesizer. It combines many different types of synthesis with a powerful modulation engine. Imagine – you can create any additive, freehand or spline-based waveform you like, apply a vast selection of spectral effects, morph between those waves and send them through classic synth filters. Perhaps use that entire sound as a modulator for an FM oscillator, or route it through a comb filter – the building block of physical modelling synthesis. All generator modules, all signal paths, all effects are stereo.
Although the possibilities are practically infinite, you will never be overwhelmed by needless complexity – Zebra’s adaptive interface only shows the modules you are actually using. It’s a fascinating playground for sound designers! That’s what Zebra is all about, that’s why it has become so popular. That’s why thousands of free presets are available online.
Costing $249.28, I’ve had plenty of years of experience using the Zebra line and I can personally vouch for this synth having used it for over 400 beats!
Buy It Here – Zebra2
The B-3 V delivers the most authentic tonewheel organ and rotary speaker experience you’ll find anywhere, plus customizations that open up new creative opportunities.
Monarch of electronic organs, the rich sounding B3 has been a staple of jazz, gospel, rock, reggae and R&B—not to mention pro studios everywhere—for over a half-century. Its electromagnetic tonewheel design gave it a beefy quality not found on later transistor organs. Our faithful homage includes an authentic rotary speaker and an array of stomp boxes, plus inspiring updates like analogue circuit mods and drawbar modulation for new animated and syncopated effects.
Costing $244.89, If you need a reliable Organ to use in your productions then the B-3 V is a perfect choice for music producer or musician making Hip-Hop- R&B, Soul, Anything Urban and Gospel.
Buy It Here – B-3 V
Buchla Easel V
The Buchla Easel V is the first recreation of Don Buchla’s iconic instrument that helped define experimental West Coast modular synthesis in the early ‘70s. Our enhancements translate to vastly expanded possibilities for sound design and avant-garde music.
You’ve always wanted to paint with sound. Now you can with the Buchla Easel V.
One look at the Buchla Easel V and you know this is a different beast. In fact, it makes you think differently about sound right from the start—and the soundscapes you can design with it are as unique as the front panel array. To put that experience at your fingertips, we meticulously recreated the rare 1973 Buchla Music Easel right down to the component level. As you’ve come to expect from our other V-series instruments, we’ve gone the extra mile by designing in an enhanced feature set including polyphony, innovative new modulation/control sources, step sequencer, effects, and more.
Costing $244.89, If you like to paint outside the lines, Buchla Easel V is the perfect artistic tool for you.
Buy It Here – The Buchla Easel V
Matrix 12 V
The massively powerful Oberheim Matrix-12 has been resurrected at last. Using our TAE™ modeling technology, we are able to recapture this beast of a synthesizer and bring it to you.
The Matrix 12 was the first programmable analog synthesizer that took the best features of a preset voice path and modular flexibility. This bold combination made it a force of nature and something that had not been seen before. It also had a 15 mode filter system that enabled it to have sounds that had never been heard before.
Costing $245.49 if classic synth emulation is what you need in your productions, I wouldn’t give this one a miss.
Buy It Here – Matrix 12 V
The DX7 V accurately models the FM digital synthesizer that became synonymous with the sound of the ‘80s. Our enhancements add more of everything to make the new DX7 V a sound for all time.
In 1983, the DX7 changed the world of music. Today, the DX7 V gives you the power to change it again.
Nothing says ‘80s like the sound of the DX7. Our authentic recreation gives you all the same FM digital technology and sounds that earned the instrument a revered place in the history of both keyboards and contemporary music. We didn’t stop at just replicating it, though —we re-imagined it. New operator waves, extensive modulation additions, arpeggiator and onboard FX chains enhance your sonic possibilities exponentially. For bonus points, an intuitive graphic interface makes what was once a daunting programming task a creative joy today.
We put booster rockets on the instrument that created innumerable ‘80s hits. Now you can create the definitive sounds of today and tomorrow.
Costing $244.83 the DX7 V is perfect for any synthesis maniac.
Buy It Here – DX7 V
The oscillators, filters and envelopes closely model components found in some of the great monophonic and polyphonic synthesizers of yesteryear. Modules can be mixed and matched so you can build hybrids, but what sets DIVA apart is the sheer authenticity of the analogue sound. This comes at the cost of quite a high CPU-hit, but we think it was worth it: Diva is the first native software synth that applies methods from industrial circuit simulators (e.g. PSpice) in real-time. The behaviour of zero-delay-feedback filters when pushed to the limit clearly demonstrates the advantages of this groundbreaking approach.
Costing $227 Diva is a complicated synth for truly seasoned Sound Designers, If you need a synth that packs a punch and is rich in features then Diva is for you!
Buy It Here – Diva
Spire is a software polyphonic synthesizer that combines powerful sound engine modulation and flexible architecture, a graphical interface provides unparalleled usability. Spire is the embodiment of the best opportunities, within software and hardware synthesizers.
Costing $207.93 is essential for any music producer looking for a powerful synth that can do it all!
Buy It Here – Spire
The dream synthesizer did not seem to exist: a wavetable synthesizer with a truly high-quality sound, visual and creative workflow-oriented interface to make creating and altering sounds fun instead of tedious, and the ability to “go deep” when desired – to create / import / edit / morph wavetables, and manipulate these on playback in real-time.
Serum has a Wavetable editor built right in- you can create your own wavetables in a variety of ways. Import audio directly from audio files – Serum has a variety of methods and options for analyzing audio for breaking it apart into individual waveforms. You can import single-cycle wavetables of course, as well as many at once (with in-built sorting options, or manual re-ordering). Morph between various wavetables using standard linear interpolation (crossfading) or via harmonic/spectral morphing. Draw directly on the waveform, with optional grid-size snapping and a variety of shape tools. Generate or modify waveforms using FFT (additive). Create or process waveforms using formula functions. Processing menu options allow you to do the other tasks you would want, such as apply fades, crossfades, normalize, export, and much more.
Costing $198.64 and arguably one of the most popular wavetable synthesisers around, Serum is the cloest you can come to perfectection.
Buy It Here – Serum