Native Instruments - Absynth 5
This software synthesizer when used as a plugin gives you access to hundreds of virtual instrument sounds which can be combined and mixed in an infinite number of ways to create truly unique instrument sounds.
Camel Audio - Alchemy
With huge sound banks Alchemy combines otherworldly instruments as well as very realistic pianos, guitar and others.
Image Line - Slayer 2
The Slayer 2 synth has the most realistic guitar sounds I have come across, that combined with it's very user friendly interface makes this one totally rock!
ReFX - Nexus2
Nexus2 is for that raver inside all of us, combines the bulky synths of days gone by into one simple synth on your computer.
Native Instruments - Massive
Massive is not only the name of the synth but describes the sounds and sound banks completely as well. Prepare for thundering sounding instrumentation of massive proportions.
Spectrasonics - Omnisphere
I have this one on my computer now and recommend it to anyone who has the room for it. As it comes with 50 gigabytes of soundfiles.
u-he - Zebra 2
Very good synth, very simple to use.
Native Instruments - Guitar Rig
This rig is huge with hundreds of different guitar sounds. Allows you to combine different amp sounds to make your sound just what you want it to be as well.
FXpansion - DCAM Synth Squad
Vast expansion of synth sounds, incredible check the video for more info.
Cakewalk - Z3ta+
Superb array of sounds.
Spectrasonics - Trilian
Acoustic and Bass guitar synthesis could not get better than in this synth, very natural sounding with unreal effects mixed in as well.
IK Multimedia - Amplitude 3
Like the Guitar Rig & Vandal, contains a huge amount of different guitar sounds distorted and otherwise, a must have for any guitarist.
GForce - Minimonsta
Great GForce Synth.
Yellow Tools - Independence Free
A free synth a little older but excellent sounds and extreme sampling capabilities.
Native Instruments - Reaktor 5
Use Reaktor as a synth creator, vast potential.
Rob Papen - Albino 3
Beautiful atmospheric and ethereal sounding virtual instruments.
Sonic Charge - Synplant
Interesting user interface placing the seeds around the tree in the circle allows for branches which when grown in different directions modifies the instruments sound.
Native Instruments - FM8
Another Native Instruments huge synths with gigantic sound banks and a tremendous potential to combine and create your own unique sounding instruments.
GForce - Oddity
A gem from GForce Oddity is much like the name with very spacey sounds.
u-he - Ace
GReat free synth
NUSofting - daHornet
Great Synth now also free.
Magix - Vandal
Incredible guitar amp can be used with guitar connected to computer or as a plugin on your computer.
Applied Acoustic Systems - Ultra Analog
Simple sounds, complex uses. Many many to choose from.
Image Line - Sytrus
Sytrus very cool rave instrumentation
Ichiro Toda Synth1
The original synth from the early days, still finds usability and is free.
Candle Hour (author) from North America on September 19, 2015:
Alex on July 23, 2014:
Very good references. Go see this one too:
Candle Hour (author) from North America on April 06, 2014:
I will check those out, thanks.
sravani on April 04, 2014:
very nice work add steinberg hypersonic and virtual guitarist to the list
mrs sravani raj
Candle Hour (author) from North America on May 16, 2013:
rishi - thanks
rishi on May 07, 2013:
very nice work... keep going
Candle Hour (author) from North America on December 16, 2012:
Harsha - thanks.
Harsha on December 12, 2012:
nice collection dude .....
Candle Hour (author) from North America on February 07, 2012:
sligobay - I think anyone can make music now as long as they have the ambition to do it, good luck to you!
sligobay from east of the equator on November 22, 2011:
I'm new to music but have downloaded the free software from your other hub. I'm excited about the possibilities.