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by spr
Fri Aug 31, 2007 5:24 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: opinions on NI Absynth 4?
Replies: 6
Views: 2179

Any comparison of Absynth to hardware is useless. It's an immensely powerful synth, and a lot of what makes it sound unique are features that really don't really translate well into the hardware realm (it's envelopes, user waves, fx section, wave morphing etc.). It can sound like a bread and butter ...
by spr
Sun Mar 04, 2007 7:34 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Native Instruments "Battery" - Drum/Sample softwar
Replies: 4
Views: 3722

Any sequencer that supports Audio Units, VST, DXi, or RTAS under Pro Tools 7. I personally use it with Cubase. It really depends on your needs. Do you have a lot of outboard gear, work with loops etc. etc... It should be pretty straightforward to get it working with Acid Pro.

Good luck,
spr
by spr
Fri Mar 02, 2007 1:05 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Native Instruments "Battery" - Drum/Sample softwar
Replies: 4
Views: 3722

Battery 3 is a deep program, and can do quite a bit. You just need to do the sequencing. But it can be as simple as throwing samples into the cells, and playing the corresponding MIDI notes if you like. The library is probably worth the purchase price alone.

Good luck,
spr
by spr
Thu Jan 25, 2007 10:48 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Do people really pay this much
Replies: 2
Views: 853

Yeah, I'm a Powercore user, and I wouldn't pay that much either (and that's cheaper than the going rate at places like audioMIDI etc.). Of course I have a Virus C, but a 2nd hand Virus B or Classic would be a much better deal I think. The real issue is that to use more than one DSP, you need to pay ...
by spr
Sun Jan 07, 2007 6:09 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: rhodes and wurly emulations software altenatives
Replies: 6
Views: 1242

If you have a software sampler, check out the Scarbee stuff. I'm quite happy with them.

Good luck,
Shawn
by spr
Sat Dec 09, 2006 9:19 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: soundcard advice
Replies: 25
Views: 3930

If budget is a bit of a concern, then the Delta 1010LT is a real bargain. You should be able to achieve 10ms of latency or less with no problem at with a core 2 duo system. I had a Delta 1010 for years and it served me well enough. When playing in something live, I could achieve something like 5-6ms...
by spr
Fri Dec 08, 2006 7:07 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Reaktor 5 worth it?
Replies: 35
Views: 6813

There are many, many fantastic drum machines with built in sequencers. And you can attach sequencers to samplers if you like. Or just program MIDI into your sequencer with something like Memory Drum 2, like you would with Battery or Kontakt.
by spr
Thu Dec 07, 2006 8:56 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: soundcard advice
Replies: 25
Views: 3930

I would recommend RME. A little expensive, but well worth it. M-Audio is so-so (but inexpensive), and MOTU interfaces are notoriously unstable on PCs. I've personally owned a M-Audio 1010, and now I have an RME Multiface/PCI card bundle. If you have the extra cash, go for the RME.

Good luck,
Shawn
by spr
Wed Dec 06, 2006 9:15 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Reaktor 5 worth it?
Replies: 35
Views: 6813

You can record any audio Reaktor produces into your DAW, however, the issue I was referencing was the MIDI output using Reaktor as a plugin. For some reason, in VST mode, Reaktor won't output MIDI to another input. So if you wanted to use the output from an arpeggiator in Reaktor, and send it to the...
by spr
Wed Dec 06, 2006 7:11 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Reaktor 5 worth it?
Replies: 35
Views: 6813

Reaktor can send MIDI out, but only in standalone mode for some reason. If 16/44.1 is OK, you can record into Reaktor though. I sequence my synths with Reaktor, but I use my laptop and record into my RME card on my desktop, so I can get the bit rate I want. I wish I could do it in Cubase, but I don'...
by spr
Tue Dec 05, 2006 8:59 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Reaktor 5 worth it?
Replies: 35
Views: 6813

Thanks for the comments, they are much apprciated :) As far as getting your head around Oki, it's a fairly straightforward wavetable synth. I'd recommend picking a simple patch (if you're using 2.1, the patch called "Simple" is good!), and starting from scratch. It might be a good idea to take the t...
by spr
Tue Dec 05, 2006 7:19 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Reaktor 5 worth it?
Replies: 35
Views: 6813

Reaktor is far more deep and complex than Reason. Although I would agree with MarkM, that it's advantageous to have a sequencer (Ableton Live should do quite nicely), you could easily record into Reaktor live, with the variety of tools and sequencers available (all at the cost of CPU overhead of cou...
by spr
Wed Nov 29, 2006 5:45 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Reaktor 5 worth it?
Replies: 35
Views: 6813

Reaktor 5 is worth the asking price just for the factory ensembles that ship with it IMO. It's an amazing value. Some of those are a bit CPU hungry, but there are many users who have lower spec machines (there are plenty of low CPU ensembles that are amazing). And there are plenty of synths and fx t...