I'm looking for VST-based synthesizers which are suited to making creepy or scary atmospheric sounds.
I'm looking for 32bit and OSX compatible plugins.
Any recommendation is welcome.
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I have Native Instruments Komplete 10. Out of those synths, the best suited for creepy/scary atmospheric sounds would be
This is a standard subtractive/additive synthesizer. It has filters, it has LFOs, and it has a great Envelope editor that can support a ton of nodes within the loop section. One of the bigger aspects of Absynth that makes it good for creepy/scary is the mutation function. You can mutate sounds over and over and get into some strange sounds.
This is a frequency modulation synth. FM is great for getting metallic sounds. Creepy atmospheric gongs are really easy with this.
I love reactor because you can make any kind of synth you want with it. If anything can make a sound, reactor can. It requires a lot of knowledge and setup time to get what you want though. In Reactor, I would recommend making a granular synthesizer and load a whole song in. Getting the almost a song, but not really sound could work really well atmospherically. Granular synthesis of any kind is highly recommended.
That's just NI though. There are soooo manyyy software synthesizers, not even including the ones that emulate hardware synthesizers.