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by rickyd
Sat Oct 31, 2009 7:51 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Why buy hardware synths?
Replies: 392
Views: 18138

Re: Why buy hardware synths?

software synths needs hardware to run on !!(a computer). if you have a dedicated and powerfull machine,"software" can be reliable and usefull i guess. but you have to buy expensive HARDWARE and go trough tedious optimisation of your system (in windows at least) to get something serious going on . W...
by rickyd
Fri Oct 30, 2009 12:42 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Any basic modern ROMplers available?
Replies: 24
Views: 1535

Re: Any basic modern ROMplers available?

Well, just received my Motif Rack yesterday, and I'm lovin' it :)! Admittedly, a lot of the voices are not ones that I can see myself lusting over, but it was the "Natural" acoustic sounds that I was going for and I got it. Fortunately the rack can be expanded. One at a time, I am going to TRY to ge...
by rickyd
Wed Oct 28, 2009 4:56 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Why buy hardware synths?
Replies: 392
Views: 18138

Re: Why buy hardware synths?

These posts are just a matter of personal preference. There is no right or wrong here, it's just the closed-minded snobbiness approach to it all that bugs me #-o .....................Instead of arguing over which one is best, just use the best of both worlds if you need to; that's what it's there fo...
by rickyd
Wed Oct 28, 2009 2:51 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: MIDI help, first time studio setup
Replies: 2
Views: 263

Re: MIDI help, first time studio setup

Ok, thanks Stab Frenzy. That site helped me find a solution :D
by rickyd
Tue Oct 27, 2009 6:13 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: MIDI help, first time studio setup
Replies: 2
Views: 263

MIDI help, first time studio setup

Hey, Please bear with me as I am new to this. After a year of shopping around on this site looking for the perfect synth I want, I finally got one. I just won....well, purchased a used Yamaha Motif Rack on Ebay last night, and it was shipped out today. Prior to this I only had soft synths (Korg Lega...
by rickyd
Tue Oct 27, 2009 4:36 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Any basic modern ROMplers available?
Replies: 24
Views: 1535

Re: Any basic modern ROMplers available?

The older Motif Rack (not the ES) usually goes for under $500. The sound quality is the same. The big difference is the older unit has some MIDI timing issues when you're using it in multi-timbral mode... at least, that's what I remember. I could be wrong. I just won, well.........purchased a used ...
by rickyd
Sat Oct 24, 2009 10:14 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Any basic modern ROMplers available?
Replies: 24
Views: 1535

Re: Any basic modern ROMplers available?

Used Motif racks are around in the $500 range, as well as Korg TR-Rack and some older Roland Fantom racks. Thanks everyone for the recommendations, but if I can find a used Motif Rack on ebay for that much then I'm good to go. I was checking ebay before, but they were priced pretty high and with al...
by rickyd
Thu Oct 22, 2009 4:01 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Any basic modern ROMplers available?
Replies: 24
Views: 1535

Re: Any basic modern ROMplers available?

"Realistic" is a matter of taste and it's subjective. It's basically my word vs. someone else's. For $500, it's going to be difficult to find a rompler with completely crystal clear, totally "realistic" sounds. Have you considered an older sampler? Akai and Emu samplers are going for the price rang...
by rickyd
Thu Oct 22, 2009 1:43 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Any basic modern ROMplers available?
Replies: 24
Views: 1535

Re: Any basic modern ROMplers available?

Thanks for the recommendations guys. How realistic are the acoustic type sounds on the modules you guys mentioned I wonder? For pads and stuff that real synths call for, I got my wavestation and FM8, so I'm not really focused on pads for now.
by rickyd
Thu Oct 22, 2009 12:47 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Any basic modern ROMplers available?
Replies: 24
Views: 1535

Any basic modern ROMplers available?

Looking for a basic modern rack-mount ROMpler with your avergae bread-and-butter sounds - Think of Roland's U-110 in this regard - that's realistic like a Yamaha Motif ES8 or so. I don't need a lot of extra features like effects, sequencer, appregiator, sampler, etc. I was going for the Yamaha Motif...
by rickyd
Sat Sep 26, 2009 3:32 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Small digital studios
Replies: 6
Views: 589

Re: Small digital studios

I totally agree with all of these replies. It goes back to wat I said in my initial post, it's all about the end result that matters. Everything else is just a matter of preference. h**l, my studio isn't even fully setup yet and I still get professional sound. All I have is my PC, the software DAW, ...
by rickyd
Thu Sep 24, 2009 4:24 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: The Official 'Secrets of the Studio' Thread!
Replies: 131
Views: 63333

Re: The Official 'Secrets of the Studio' Thread!

1. Try to plan ahead of what you want your content to sound like. If you have trouble setting a standard, listen to some content from your favorite producer, artist, or song, and try to emulate how all of the instruments are mixed. This is especially useful if you use the same instruments! 2. Each i...
by rickyd
Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:05 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Small digital studios
Replies: 6
Views: 589

Small digital studios

To whom this may conern, I have a few questions...... * How many of you have had success with only a small digital studio? What I mean is like everything totally revolving around your software, except for needed hardware such as your monitors, headphones, mixing board, vocal tools, MIDI tools, and ...
by rickyd
Tue Sep 15, 2009 9:40 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: What are some good soft samplers?
Replies: 10
Views: 1091

Re: What are some good soft samplers?

Yoozer wrote:http://www.vemberaudio.se/shortcircuit.php

Get version 1.1.2, don't look back. Great filters. UI isn't as arcane as it looks.

All I got to say is WOW! Thanks so much for the recommendation! :D
by rickyd
Tue Sep 15, 2009 3:14 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: What are some good soft samplers?
Replies: 10
Views: 1091

Re: What are some good soft samplers?

Wish I could spare that amount of cash for that bad boy. lol. Actually, I really don't need a large library of sounds or any library for that matter. I have been using the software DAW "Acoustica Mixcraft" for splicing my samples and it works pretty good, but it's not a "sampler" of course. Basicall...