My first impression is excellent. The whole sound is fat and unique, it fills a niche that I have been searching for in software synthesizers. It has quickly become a must have in my studio set-up. I especially appreciate the Granular and Glitch modes in LION, Unfiltered Audio is way ahead of the game.
It’s very exciting that Unfiltered Audio took their open modular approach to synthesis with their latest creation LION. This synth will be a permanent tool in my audio arsenal.
I really like LION. It makes total sense that Unfiltered Audio made a synth. Very fresh and modern!
BT (Brian Wayne Transeau)
Lion is a remarkable achievement in soft synths. A truly new paradigm. There are familiar tools with an exotic and inspiring workflow. Less software and much more like having patch cables around your neck and a couple of hundred modules. LION is a fresh and inspiring new instrument with a remarkably intuitive interface and best in class DSP. A must-have.
LION deserves its name because it's truly the Lion of Synthesizers. When I got the chance to test it, I was instantly impressed by just clicking thru the Presets. Right after that I started making my own sounds and ended up with the craziest modular noises and synthlines I ever did with a software synthesizer. The possibilities are endless and the routing is very intuitive, as the GUI is very simple and attracting at the same time. What a powerhouse!
Jam El Mar
LION is my secret weapon when I want to discover the unheard sound that could not be realized by any other synth.
I'm usually kind of skeptical with new soft synths and mostly use external sources for synth sounds. But I gave LION a try and I have to say that this thing is a monster. Don´t expect any “normal” or common sound creations, it's rich of textures, modulations possibilities and weird, sick stuff. It doesn´t sound like "another plugin" synthesizer. Also, the presets are great, I am not a preset guy but there are lots of really good sounds already. Diving into it and creating your own sounds makes it even more exciting. I easily managed to come up with lots of new sounds after a short time.
Lots of possibilities and such a powerful sound. Impressive!