Presets for U-he Diva
Swan Audio presents a pack of 80 presets and 3 great looking GUI ‘skin’ variations to give an Oberheim style experience ‘in the box’ using u-he Diva. The presets were carefully selected and tirelessly modeled from my Oberheim OB8 creating what I believe is the most ‘analogue-like’ plugin polysynth experience to date. The 80 sounds are classic analogue style and intended to be playable, musical and inspiring – what analogue does best.
When first using Diva in truth I did not find the sound to be ‘that’ authentic analogue. It was only in tests with my analogue hardware that I realized it needs to be set carefully within certain parameters, then it can in fact sound very close to the real thing. This is what sets this soundpack apart – the sounds are modeled directly from an analogue synth by someone with a great deal of experience with them – not from a memory or idea of what one sounds like. Check out how close in this blind A/B test. Can you tell which is which?
But how does it stack up in a layered scenario in a track? You can listen to a blind A/B in a real world scenario ‘synth disco’ track… PS – the ‘top line’ the track starts with is is a Moog Source which is matched by the Diva Moog modules in the other example. I threw the Moog in there as I had it and so does Diva.
This attention to detail in translation of analogue sound has shocked and surprised my testers:
“I knew they would be good but to be honest I was amazed by your presets” – Cain
“Mate these presets are f***ing GREAT!” – Kemback
“Your presets have really changed my relationship with Diva and softsynths in general” A.A
In the blind tests above – Diva with ‘Classic OB’ presets was Synth A. On both Gearslutz producer forum and KVR plugin forum – more users picked Synth A to be the original OB8 or said they prefered it.
Get the soundpack ratified by two communities of music producers as sounding genuinely authentic or even better than the real thing!
‘Classic OB’ is priced at just £19.99 – checkout powered by Paypal.