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by CS_TBL
Fri Dec 08, 2006 8:54 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Your opinion on softsynth workflow
Replies: 15
Views: 2250

Sure, it's not a poll to see what should be made, but simply to find out what ppl prefer use. See it like this: lotsa ppl have vintage synths that aren't very modular, and yet ppl use 'em. The advantage of fixed synths is that in the end you'll know 'em like your own pocket. Limitation of features *...
by CS_TBL
Fri Dec 08, 2006 4:32 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Your opinion on softsynth workflow
Replies: 15
Views: 2250

Your opinion on softsynth workflow

I'm developing some interesting software with a company. Large scale, something that could radically change things. But as it's large scale and development takes a while, don't remind me of it (when is it done? what can it do? etc.). Naturally this SW would feature a built-in softsynth for typical u...
by CS_TBL
Thu Dec 07, 2006 3:08 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What's the worst synth ever made?
Replies: 219
Views: 25526

It's hard to tell which synth is the worst, I rather focus on a more wider scale and vote for *any* synth which is only a mere primitive Soundcanvas, like the JV30. The Soundcanvas/GM standard was quite c**p if you ask me. In the 80's you really had reason to choose synth A above synth B, but ever s...
by CS_TBL
Sun Dec 03, 2006 1:16 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: What's your system?
Replies: 20
Views: 2486

Dual intel 3.4GHz 64bit, 4GB memory, 640GB RAID0 SATA 16MB, Terratec 7.1. Custom built in the local computershop, all (computercase + kVM switch, no keyb/mouse/mon/terratec) for less than E1000 ex VAT. Runs like a charm while there's hardly any noise!
by CS_TBL
Wed Nov 29, 2006 2:32 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: In the year 2006, why MONO ?
Replies: 26
Views: 3246

I was referring to samples in a samplelib or ROMpler, not so much to a live recording. 8) But.. if the discussion wasn't about those, then my remark is just another one for the book..
by CS_TBL
Wed Nov 29, 2006 11:36 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: In the year 2006, why MONO ?
Replies: 26
Views: 3246

It depends on the sound, in case of solo instruments, the eventual stereo'ness would mainly be the acoustics of the recording room. In case of ensemble sounds tho, like a string section or horn section, one would prefer true stereo, since there are multiple players in a stereo image. If you'd have a...
by CS_TBL
Sat Nov 25, 2006 1:12 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: WHAT U GUYS MAKE??
Replies: 41
Views: 4786

Orchestral, casual pop. All with synth influences here and there, but only the practical sounds like pads, FM bells, rhodes stuff, basses. No ringmod screams and other dated effects.
by CS_TBL
Sat Nov 25, 2006 12:49 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: What are Trackers good for ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1548

oh, ok, back to earth. those questions of yours :P * What are Trackers good for ? Anything, but its forte is in the more complex and layered tunes, such as orchestral or otherwise intensely layered tunes. The overview of the whole, is great. * How long does it take to learn a Tracker ? If you come f...
by CS_TBL
Sat Nov 25, 2006 12:39 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: What are Trackers good for ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1548

I use a tracker for my clients. I've been using Impulse Tracker from, say, '97 - early '06, now I'm using reViSiT, a VSTi that looks/behaves like Impulse Tracker. While it has its own samplelist/instrumentlist, I only use the instrumentlist to send out midi signals. The instruments I use are pure VS...
by CS_TBL
Tue Nov 14, 2006 12:01 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: industrial drums
Replies: 6
Views: 913

hi-hat'ish attack?

You mean: reverse a snaredrum, add reverb, reverse again?
by CS_TBL
Thu Nov 09, 2006 3:00 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Favorite synth sounds
Replies: 197
Views: 21587

Oh, and I like the VP330 strings! :lol:

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oh, a side note: Basil Poledouris (Hunt for Red October, Conan, Starship Troupers etc.) died @ 61..
by CS_TBL
Thu Nov 09, 2006 2:58 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Favorite synth sounds
Replies: 197
Views: 21587

I like that breathy pad aXL refers to, it came from the Fairlight iirc, used by Jan Hammer quite some times, it's also available as "SynVox" (patch 3-5) in the U20, and ofcourse in all the major important JV/XV's. I use it regulary for my TV work, even tho it's a highly retro sound, somehow it's sti...
by CS_TBL
Sun Nov 05, 2006 12:26 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: whats your favorite software?
Replies: 57
Views: 8791

- favorite synth? Supernova2, FS1r, SY77. VSTi: FM Heaven - sequencer? reViSiT (tho it's a tracker really, it's a VSTi, and currenly cubase sx3 is the host, tho I don't give a hoot for cubase.. it's just that I need a host) - sampler? VSampler 3 (VSTi), tho not as practical as Halion (streaming), it...
by CS_TBL
Tue Sep 12, 2006 12:36 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How much gear did you have in high school?
Replies: 252
Views: 24469

We used to have a musicshop in my highschoolyears (mid 90's). Every now and then when something interesting came out, I took it for the weekend and sampled it like a madman. If it was something like a Roland'ish ROMpler I didn't in fact sample the patches but the ROM voices, free of envelopes, filte...
by CS_TBL
Tue Aug 29, 2006 5:05 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Most overpriced synths of all-time?
Replies: 152
Views: 16180

Roland's VP9000

The machine was an expensive joke..