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I have fired up plenty of software synths in the past and the battle to sculpt sounds an be a long and trying one. With the LUSH-101 almost any control you tinker with has an immediate and tangible effect on the sound. For beginners the LUSH-101 is an exercise in instant gratification. I lost a considerable amount of time just playing with the arpeggiator. Glorious time. [...] If you’re not sure where to start with the LUSH-101 then any one of the 1,600 factory presets would be a good starting point. In fact, much like the other D16 group plugin I love (the PunchBox) the LUSH-101 has been a starting point for several tracks I have created recently. In terms of recommendations it doesn’t get much stronger than that.
Der LuSH-101 erzeugt den typische Analog-Sound der Roland Synthesizer der 1980er. Für mich klingt er sehr überzeugend und zugleich eigenständig durch die vielen sinnvollen Erweiterungen im Vergleich zum SH-101. Auch mit voller Polyfonie, zusätzlichen Modulationen und Effekten behält er immer einen eigenen Charakter, der ihn von anderen Synth-Plug-ins unterscheidet. Besonderes Lob verdient auch der Arpeggiator/Gater mit seinen zahllosen Möglichkeiten und der cleveren Bedienung. Trotz der vielen Bedienelemente kann man die wichtigsten Funktionen des D16 LuSH-101 auch ohne Anleitung verstehen. Das Manual erklärt ausführlich und verständlich, was alles möglich ist. Das Original Roland SH-101 kam als preiswerter Einsteiger-Synth auf den Markt, D16 Group hat die Vorlage zu einer komfortablen Synthesizer-Workstation weiter entwickelt. D16 Group LuSH-101 ist keine Neuerscheinung, aber zumindest für mich eine Neuentdeckung, die mich begeistert hat und deshalb Redaktionstipp!
LuSH-101 is a proper monster synthesizer that is capable of producing high quality sounds. Beyond the SH-101 comparison, LuSH-101 offers so much more than the recreation of a classic. The layering system is really nice, especially for designing dynamic pads. I am also well impressed with D16 Group’s fast response to user requests/critique. If the first update and the list of upcoming improvements are anything to go by, it looks like LuSH-101 will only get better with time.
The sound quality is quite possibly the closest to analog I’ve ever heard. I might even boast that LuSH-101 is “more analog than analog”. The oscillators are crisp and clear, the filter has a special character I’m sure Roland SH-101 purists are looking for, and the unison engine is a savage beast.
You will see just how impressive LuSH-101 can be using just a single layer with no effects coloring the result [...] It's superb and is only going to get better. It's well worth your effort in giving it a try.
LuSH-101 truly is the spiritual successor to Roland's diminutive classic. Despite being vastly more powerful and complex, it takes inspiration from that timeless, faultless interface to present a synthesizer that's a joy for the experienced programmer and as easy for beginner to get into as any virtual instrument we've ever tried. [...] It sounds beautiful, and it confidently proves that even after 30 year of progress, some great ideas just don't go our of fashion. (Rated as 9 of 10)
LuSH-101 is stunning - sonically superlative, extremely versatile, inspiringly self-contained, and as easy to use as Roland's classic orginal, yet much more powerful. [...] With bite and aggression to spare, and plenty of low-end welly in the trunk, it excels at bass and lead lines.
Overall, LuSH-101 sounds fantastic. Although D16’s bold assertion that it’s “the only synthesiser you need” may be a slight exaggeration, it’s impossible to deny the huge sonic potential and versatility on offer here. Being so heavily inspired by the SH-101, it obviously caters well for all the classic 101 staples: rubbery techno basslines, acidic arps and mono leads, among others. [...] Perhaps most importantly, as well as sounding excellent, LuSH-101 really is a lot of fun to play with. [...] It’s great that we finally have a good SH-101 emulation on the market, and even better that it adds so many excellent features to make the sound even more versatile.
There are fat basses, multi-layered leads and some excellent tempo-based patches among the 1600 included. Tailoring sounds is simple, thanks to the layer system and building your own isn’t too arduous either. I’m willing to bet though that you’ll spend quite a while going through the presets and having fun: there is a lot here for anyone producing electronic music.
LuSH-101 truly is the spiritual successor to Roland's diminutive classic. Despite being vastly more powerful and complex, it takes inspiration from that timeless, faultless interface to present a synthesiser that's a joy for the experienced programmer and as easy for a beginner to get into as any virtual instrument we've ever tried [...] An absolute classic taken to dazzling new heights, LuSH-101 proves to be well worth the wait.
Den Titel „Beste SH-101-Nachbildung am Markt“ verdient das Plug-in mit seinem direkten, durchsetzungsfähigen Sound ohne Frage. Dank spannender Erweiterungen wie der hervorragenden Effekte und der Multilayer-Architektur ist es dabei weit mehr als nur eine erstklassige Emulation, nämlich ein leistungsfähiger Allrounder mit großem Kreativpotenzial und einem riesigen Fundus inspirierender Presets.
LuSH-101 not only captures the sound of the 101, but jettisons it into the present day and expands on the sound significantly without losing the original character that makes that simple synth such a classic. Three years of development may seem like a long time to some of us, but after working with LuSH-101, the painstaking detail and design work that went into this synth becomes obvious [..] Simply put, this synth is a beast. If you’re a fan of the classic Roland sound, this should be a no-brainer. They’ve nailed the sound and opened up whole new worlds of sound with the added features and immaculate-sounding effects.
All in all, D16 has provided a great synthesizer with LuSH-101. You 8 adetailed emulation of the famous Roland SH-101, aswell of the Roland JP-8000 supersaw at once, rounded with a highly usable mixer environment, which makes this synthesizer very versatile. Equipped with high quality internal effects and flexible modulation matrix, packed into an excellent GUI. The manual is very well documented, and answers every open question. The factory presets are top-notch, same as the sound quality of the synthesizer itself [..] rating: 98%