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What synths work with high resolution displays well?


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What synths work with high resolution displays well? i talk these 4k displays. i mean easily read. i think u-he diva going work and most u-he synths but what else. some have way too small text even 1920x1200 (24") and Vacuum Pro is cannot easily readed.


One day I'll fly away!
How big its gui is?
It can be big. Really big. And it's beautiful to boot! Oftentimes people underestimate the power of a good interface. Massive X makes me want to program the heck out of it! I think NI really nails it lately in the interface department! I make music differently in Reason than in Studio One simply because the interfaces trigger different parts of my creative brain.


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I bought a Surface Pro last year.

My DAW of choice at the time was Studio One.

Having installed Studio One on my Surface I then started to check to make sure all my VST effects and instruments were installed, would load and were licensed. When I came to NI Absynth the GUI was so small that I couldn't read the text.

Faffing with Windows display and scaling options didn't help at all.

Sandman Pro was a nightmare because the GUI buttons and widgets were in totally the wrong place.

I raised the issue on the PreSonus forum and it was totally ignored.

I also had a license for REAPER so I installed that on my Surface and everything scaled and worked correctly.

So, yes, it is great that some VST GUI are scale-able, but sometimes there are issues with the host.

Pier Bover

Anything by Uhe.

TAL synths are resizable and resolution independent. I slept on this dev but his synths sound great and are super cheap.

Strobe by FXPansion can also be resized via a menu.

Spire can be resized at 100%, 150%, and 200%.

Dune 3, Zone, are not resizable but look great in my 5K iMac so I imagine they check the monitor DPI.

I gotta say as much as I love D16 products they are probably some of the worst for hi res displays. Most of their products do not resize. Hopefully they will modernize their UI stack.
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