Types of instrument plugins for LMMS fl studio Logic Pro X Ableton and Pro tools

Types of instrument plugins for LMMS fl studio Logic Pro X Ableton and Pro tools
Written by: Dexxter Clark
What kind of instrument plugins for your DAW, like LMMS, fl studio, Logic Pro X, Ableton and Pro tools are there?
First of all: instrument plugins produce sound in different pitches, so you can make a melody.
There a multiple types of instrument plugins.

Sampled instruments

The sampled instruments are pieces of software that play notes of recorded instruments.

So they recorded a C note on a piano, then a D note, then a E note.

Of course that can also be a piano, organ, a wind pipe, a trumpet etc.

Kontakt by Native Instument is really famous and good plugin.

Because these instruments need to have loaded in the whole spectrum of notes into the memory, they tend to need a lot of memory, but not a lot of processor power.

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Samplers

Samplers are pieces of software that pitch up or down a sample (recorded piece of sound).

In stead of having recorded a separate C, D and E note (as with sampled instruments), you only have 1 sample.

The quality of the sound degrades more if you pitch it more higher or more lower.

Samplers tend to ask more of processor, but not need a lot of memory.

Most DAWs have stock samplers in them, but they are also out ‘in the wild’.

Synthesizers


Synthesizers solely rely on the processor to make the sound.

They do very complicated mathematical calculations many times a second to produce your sound.
Multiple voices (which is another term for more synthesizers in one synthesizer) is even more demanding.

There is virtually no limit in how much power they can drain from your processor, so they can be very heavy on the processor.

But they do not tend to ask a lot of memory.

Serum is a very well known synthesizer, besides that it can produce a slew of great sounds it is very demanding in terms of processing power.

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