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Old 5th March 2014
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Synths with MIDI editors

Wondered if we could create a list of synths which have a corresponding MIDI editor available. I'm not knob shy but I find I can get much deeper into the synth when I have everything laid out in an editor, much quicker as well.

I'm trying to get working:

Ensoniq Fizmo with Sound Diver 3.0

I can't get the Korg DSS 1 editor working on Win 7 64 bit but there is a program called OmniFlop which will hopefully let me upload my own samples.

I have working Elka EM 22 with Elka EM 22 Editor

I'm very interested in the Yamaha FS1R and editor

Any others to consider?
Old 5th March 2014
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Midi Quest has a massive list of synths it can edit, but it's not cheap.
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Alpha Base for Alpha Juno/MKS-50
ChangeIt! for Roland JV and XP series
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Haven't tried it yet, but someone mentioned ctrlr here recently, which is free. Its software you customise to control any midi synth, and can be plugged in as a VST. Looks good to me.

Ctrlr - Control your MIDI life (MIDI editor for all your hardware)
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The Shruthi has a really great one or two. (actually makes it really usable)
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Roland D50/D550 has the "D50 Librarian"

Korg Microkorg has its own editor
Korg MS2000 has its own sound designer
Korg M3 has its own software + there is Karma software
Korg RADIAS has its own software

Yamaha has CS1X editor, XGEdit etc etc

there are literally heaps ... you could probably just search through the depths of this forum and discover them all
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are you talking 3rd party librarians? or strictly librarians made by the manufacturer?
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Moog Sub Phatty: Moog built VST/standalone editor
Walford Pulse 2: Third party M4L, VST and standalone editors
Elektron Analog Four: Third party M4L and standalone editor
Oberheim Matrix 6/6r/1000: Third party VST and standalone editors

That's what i've got and use. (Although not the standalone versions)

Plus of course the many in MidiQuest for older synths, v11 of which is actually very good either in standalone or VST usage. (I use it for my Matrix 1000)

DAW editors are a must when i'm considering a synth.
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DSI Evolver - SoundTower Editor
DSI PolyEvolver - SoundTower Editor
Pro 08/Pro 12 - SoundTower Editor
Tetra - SoundTower Editor
Mopho / Mopho - SoundTower Editor

i only own the Desktop Evolver and like the SoundTower Editor for better sequencing & easier modulation routing.

Soundtower Software
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I have a Kiwi Patch Editor and absolutely love it. It is a Sysex / midi editor with a very smooth parameter response. It allows you to buy great sounding synths that are unloved because of poor programming interfaces, and turns them into fully tweakable powerhouses.

KiwiTechnics Patch Editor
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