IK Multimedia Sonik Synth 2
IK Multimedia Sonik Synth 2

Sonik Synth 2, Campionatore Virtuale from IK Multimedia.

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DJ Henny 30/01/2011

IK Multimedia Sonik Synth 2 : Recensione di DJ Henny (content in English)

"Not a bad synth."

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This VST installed nicely and quickly and has worked nicely on both of my computers. I have used it on a low end computer (1.8GHZ pentium and 1gb ram) as well as my current (2.5GHZ Core2Quad & 4GB ram) and it runs decently on both. On the low end PC it does suffer some delay and latency in the sound, similar to Sampletank. Maybe this is because it uses the same engine. But other than that it is pretty fine. The library of sounds is shown on the GUI nicely, in the same way as Sampletank. It is nicely organised into instrument types and then the actual instruments. It works nicely in both of the DAW's that I use, Ableton and FL Studio.


This software works well in FL Studio with no hiccups, however I have to run Ableton Live in administrator mode to get it to work similar to as I have to do with sampletank. If not ran in administrator mode, Ableton displays an error saying that it is not a supported VST. The synth sounds that come with this VST are pretty decent and can be used in all sorts of types of production, however they really do need layering to get any professional use. The memory usage is also low for a VST of the nature that it is, it has hundreds upon hundreds of preset sounds in the library. There seems to be a problem with stability though, as this VST has crashed FL multiple times upon loading. Most of the problems are exactly the same as Sampletank, probably because of the same engine being used.


I'm not really a fan of many of the sounds on offer in this VST, as I prefer the synth sounds in other vsts to this. The sounds on this are pretty dry and flat, there is nothing that really stands out with any of the patches in this VST. These sounds are designed for layering. I would probably not buy this VST if I knew what I do know now as I was expecting a studio ready vst straight out of the box filled with hyper presets that can be used in any production.