Absynth presets from earlier versions available?

bill5 Member Posts: 24 Newcomer
edited August 2022 in Massive X & Synths

Years ago someone had Absynth and I was fortunate to be introduced to it then, and spent many hours testing and documenting the presets. Fast forward this year and I found it on sale for an insane price and snapped it up. But some of the presets I found and liked then aren't in this version. ?? Odd because it appears to have presets from earlier versions (and I'm 99% sure the older version was 5.X). Anyone know how I can get them?



  • Kaiwan_NI
    Kaiwan_NI Administrator Posts: 2,437 admin

    Is this by any chance what you're looking for? Does anyone still have an Absynth 2 sound bank?

  • bill5
    bill5 Member Posts: 24 Newcomer
    edited September 2022

    Appreciate it, but that link doesn't work. The page it takes me to says "you must log in," but I'm already logged in, and when I click the "Log in" button, nothing happens.

  • Paule
    Paule Member Posts: 1,328 Expert

    I got them all from the Blindeddie Link. Thanks Kaiwan.

  • Paule
    Paule Member Posts: 1,328 Expert
    edited December 2022

    An info only!

    Erm, after converting the .glo from Absynth 2, the instrument can't convert anymore folders from both: .ksd or .glo but the single converting from .ksd to .nabs is possible. .glo is dead for discontinued Absynth.

    The message from .glo is: This isn't an Absynth file.

    Starting a ksd folder and followed to a different destination folder, Absynth crashes without message.


    The installer send all .glo files to C:\program files (X86)

    The message don't shows up if I change the path and copy all .glo files to D:\

    All is fine!

  • bill5
    bill5 Member Posts: 24 Newcomer

    A last hopeful bump on this -

  • Kymeia
    Kymeia Member Posts: 2,731 Expert
    edited May 14

    Have a dig around in here - I uploaded everything I had (apart from commercial banks) converted .nabs and added previews plus tidied up bank names so they all work in Komplete Kontrol


    Note the commercial banks (such as Biolabs) I still uploaded the previews for but not the actual presets so as not to breach copyright - so the .nabs are just for factory banks and this from the old user library but I have had Absynth since v3 so have all the original banks despite changes

    Also you should have an Absynth Legacy folder that might have some of them

  • bill5
    bill5 Member Posts: 24 Newcomer

    Appreciate it - the presets I'm looking for aren't in any of the older/legacy folders but good to call that out. It's weird that they would not include the presets from a just slightly older version.

    I doubt this helps, but here are a few of the presets I'm talking about that are missing:

    A scanner darkly 
    Accompany Piano 
    Acid Fiddler
    Acid Machine Saw
  • Kymeia
    Kymeia Member Posts: 2,731 Expert
    edited May 15

    A Scanner Darkly is from the Biolabs addons by CamelAudio, it wasn't a factory patch in any version, there is also one with that name in Absynth Twilights which was also created by CamelAudio but released by NI as an add-on

    There's an Abyss in the Factory 2 Absynth patches - not sure if it's the same one

    Accents is definitely still in Absynth 5 factory sounds and I see another copy in Absynth Legacy

    Accompany Piano is in the Best of Absynth soundset and also found in Absynth Legacy

    Acid Fiddler and Acid Machine Saw are Absynth 1 factory sounds

  • Paule
    Paule Member Posts: 1,328 Expert

    A Scanner Darkly

    Is a bank from @arachnaut for Skanner XT and Skanner Holiday Gift 2008.

  • bill5
    bill5 Member Posts: 24 Newcomer

    Hey I found some of these in the Factory 1 and 2 presets (I don't recall installing them before but I won't argue with results) and others when I did a reinstall.

    Again appreciate the replies!

  • arachnaut
    arachnaut Member Posts: 80 Advisor

    I did indeed make the presets for Skanner called 'A Scanner Darkly' a very long time ago...

    The name was taken from a sci-fi story.

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