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Average rating: 4.7 out of 5
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RealSynth a professional user from canada writes:
I've been using Reality for 6 years now and I still find new ways to use, with the new 256 voice drivers the patchworks (64 osc. mono monsters :) is awesome, especially with all the synth types combined.

posted Wednesday-Dec-03-2003 at 01:03
Steve Raymar a hobbyist user from USA writes:
Reality has a new web site and is in the process of being upgraded this year with alot of new features. Check out the forum for more info at:

I'm still amazed at 1.56 and use it extensively with my PIII 856 w/256M RAM. Its modulation possiblities are endless, its no toy.

Hear it on 'Illusions #1 - 5 at:


Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Thursday-Jan-30-2003 at 20:38
Rabi a hobbyist user from California USA writes:
I love Reality. I think its runs amazing...barely putting a dent in my PIII 450 and has never crashed once. Sounds great and extremely easy to use. Dont believe what you read. Try this one out.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Jan-09-2001 at 10:17
Praveen a part-time user from Washington, DC writes:
I'm using Reality 1.56...

Reality is good, but it's not the dream machine some of these reviews imply. You need a way juicy CPU, and you'd better set the polyphony and CPU load pretty low if you don't want to start dropping voices. (Reality purports to go up to 128 voices - what a joke.) No latency? Maybe not when you're doing pads and strings, but try using this "sampler"/synthesizer for complex drum parts and you'll hear a perceptible lack of tightness. (Interestingly, if you're looking for a serious software sampler, Nemesys' Gigasampler doesn't suffer from this problem - plus Gigasampler and Gigastudio offer 20-bit output or better.) Like I said, Reality sounds good, it's definitely useful, and it offers a lot of advantages over hardware synths costing 5 times as much. But, sorry, Reality's latency, dropped voices, 16-bit output, and blue screens of death won't make synths like the Z1 obsolete. You need much more than Reality to make serious music.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Thursday-Dec-07-2000 at 15:11
Steve Raymar a hobbyist user from USA writes:
Reality 1.56 is great, check it out on my CD Inside Perspective at:, but it really needs a serious upgrade! I'd like to see it have a scratch bank to make it easier to shuffle sounds around. It has a nice feature that lets you see sounds in a variety of orders but they're not really in those orders by program number. Its too easy to program, the effects are numerous and great(I'm hooked on the stereo echo), and when you incorporate a foot pedal it gets much more expressive and brings it alive.

posted Sunday-Oct-29-2000 at 08:38
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