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by LBN
Sat Dec 11, 2010 3:25 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Here We Discuss Brian Eno's Use of Vintage Synths
Replies: 34
Views: 22812

Re: Here We Discuss Brian Eno's Use of Vintage Synths

One of my favorite stories about Brian Eno comes from an interview with Warren Cann of Ultravox. I like it particularly because it illustrates Eno's abstract approach to the instruments and probably indicates a similar abstract approach to music. What we discovered was that Brian was - AT THAT TIME ...
by LBN
Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:03 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Open source / freeware PC sequencer that can run VSTs?
Replies: 15
Views: 4620

Re: Open source / freeware PC sequencer that can run VSTs?

For a sampler it's hard to beat Shortcircuit. It used to be commercial but is now free. http://vemberaudio.se/shortcircuit.php Tatapoum is a drum sampler modeled after Redrum from Reason. http://www.kvraudio.com/get.php?mode=show&id=1910 And if you need drum machine samples to go in it... http://www...
by LBN
Sun Oct 10, 2010 11:08 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Open source / freeware PC sequencer that can run VSTs?
Replies: 15
Views: 4620

Re: Open source / freeware PC sequencer that can run VSTs?

Macaw is one. Pretty full featured. http://code.google.com/p/macaw/ Reaper 0.999 is free to use. It's kind of old but is still pretty complete. http://reaper.fm/download-old.php?ver=0x Zynewave Podium has a free version. It has a few limitations but seems like the major features are intact. I haven'...
by LBN
Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:45 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Sequencer Free-ware
Replies: 20
Views: 3116

Re: Sequencer Free-ware

In Reaper, drop the JS:MIDI/sequencer_baby plugin on a track and have 707-style fun. :D
by LBN
Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:00 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Sequencer Free-ware
Replies: 20
Views: 3116

Re: Sequencer Free-ware

smoothcriminal wrote:Reaper is no fun whatsoever as an x0x-style pattern sequencer.
Unless you use its 707-style step sequencer. ;)
by LBN
Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:28 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: good VST drum machine?
Replies: 17
Views: 3867

Re: good VST drum machine?

Another vote for the AudioRealism Drum Machine (ADM). It has x0x-style programming, 606/808/909 generators, PCF, and the ability to load your own samples in place of the built-in generators.
by LBN
Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:36 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Your Arturia secrets please...
Replies: 44
Views: 9322

Re: Your Arturia secrets please...

Ashe37 wrote:Looks like someone at Arturia forgot to pay their domain registration... that doesn't bode well...
It happens to the best of them.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2003/11/06 ... w_hotmail/
by LBN
Sat Nov 21, 2009 4:31 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: The develoment of Reaper
Replies: 3
Views: 733

Re: The develoment of Reaper

One of the good things about Reaper is that it can be as complex or simple as you want it to be. It can seem a little overwhelming at first because of all the features that are available in the menus, but if you take a little time setting the preferences and customizing the menus to just the functio...
by LBN
Mon Oct 05, 2009 8:55 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Gary Numan - Cars
Replies: 11
Views: 4370

Re: Gary Numan - Cars

Excellent free Polymoog VoxHumana (and Strings) samples in tons of formats (including Motif) are available here:

http://www.vstream.be/PolymoogKeyboard.html
by LBN
Sat Aug 22, 2009 6:49 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: New U-He Modular
Replies: 11
Views: 1981

Re: New U-He Modular

I like VAZ Modular's solution to connections. It uses drop-down menus instead of virtual cables to specify the connections. It keeps the layout clean and uncluttered.

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by LBN
Thu Jul 16, 2009 9:18 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: $399 NI Komplete 5
Replies: 37
Views: 4531

Re: $399 NI Komplete 5

That's an incredible price for an incredible bundle. A few of those packages would be close to worth that price by themselves. You would be hard-pressed to find hardware equivalents of Kontakt, Reaktor, and Absynth. Even FM8 is a new take on FM synthesis that makes it worth it. If you want to break ...
by LBN
Sun May 31, 2009 7:48 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Which synthesizer(s) do you regret getting or selling
Replies: 120
Views: 22532

Re: Which synthesizer(s) do you regret getting or selling

I bought a Korg T3 because it was the hot thing at the time. Then I regretted getting it because all of the sounds in it had been heard in a thousand songs and advertisements. So I sold it. Now I wish I had it because it has all those sounds heard in a thousand songs and avertisements. :-) Plus, I l...
by LBN
Thu May 28, 2009 11:31 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Weirdest softsynth ever?
Replies: 18
Views: 3713

Re: Weirdest softsynth ever?

Here's one that reminds me of a larger version of Synplant. It's called microsia.

http://www.microsia.de/