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by georgemarauder
Thu May 08, 2014 4:21 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Out There - spacey, retroish track
Replies: 2
Views: 1106

Re: Out There - spacey, retroish track

Definitely sounds like the 80s, so you nailed that.

I dig it. I like the lead synth sound and that breakdown to a more mellow section in the first minute is really nice.

This is some quality work here. Well done.
by georgemarauder
Mon May 05, 2014 7:27 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: SOFTWARE REVOLUTION
Replies: 68
Views: 14503

Re: SOFTWARE REVOLUTION

I mostly use software now, but I'm not against owning a few vintage synths to toy around with. I just feel I can accomplish pretty much anything I want with software, and it sounds good enough to my ears that I really don't feel like hardware or analog stuff really has much to offer me these days (o...
by georgemarauder
Sun May 04, 2014 2:34 am
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Electronic Groove
Replies: 2
Views: 922

Re: Electronic Groove

Here's another groove I mastered and posted today. Feedback is definitely appreciated.

by georgemarauder
Thu May 01, 2014 1:07 am
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Some sound cloud offerings
Replies: 3
Views: 826

Re: Some sound cloud offerings

Welcome! Nice to see another person on here into production music. Your Production Library Cues 2013 is phenomenal. That first track is insane! Really well done. Do you have any advice for a fellow composer trying to get into production music? Share your secrets :) hey George thanks so much for lis...
by georgemarauder
Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:56 am
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Some sound cloud offerings
Replies: 3
Views: 826

Re: Some sound cloud offerings

Welcome!

Nice to see another person on here into production music. Your Production Library Cues 2013 is phenomenal. That first track is insane! Really well done.

Do you have any advice for a fellow composer trying to get into production music? Share your secrets :)
by georgemarauder
Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:00 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Recording the Korg Ms-20 Mini
Replies: 8
Views: 8624

Re: Recording the Korg Ms-20 Mini

^ What he said :). For software, Audacity is fine but you can also look into the absolutely stunning program, Reaper. It's not free but you can actually use the evaluation copy for 60 days I believe, and even after 60 days you can still use it without buying it if you want, and you get access to all...
by georgemarauder
Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:36 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Electronic Groove
Replies: 2
Views: 922

Electronic Groove

Hello! This track was made using all free plugins and Reaper. Some of the plugins used are Synth1, OBX-D, TS-808, Astralis Orgone and the WaSY Jazzboy. I also "mastered" it with some free tools as well. Please let me know what you think of the mix and bedroom mastering job if you have a chance. I kn...
by georgemarauder
Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:11 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Advice on a new synth???
Replies: 8
Views: 1781

Re: Advice on a new synth???

If the Nord Lead 2 is anything like the VSTi based on it's architecture (Ichiro Toda's Synth1), then it's got to be a very versatile and great synth. That's all I've really got to add, though.
by georgemarauder
Sat Apr 26, 2014 3:26 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Completed album --In the absence of expression--
Replies: 8
Views: 1662

Re: Completed album --In the absence of expression--

The title track is lovely. Nice sound choices and good production overall.

Listening to track 2 and it's also very nice. Well done.
by georgemarauder
Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What got you started into synthesizers?
Replies: 49
Views: 10741

Re: What got you started into synthesizers?

My influences aren't the typical 80s synth bands and stuff, but more of the obscure jazz-funk, soul-jazz, etc. of the 70s that used synthesizers. Manzel, Roy Ayers, Lonnie Liston Smith, Kool and the Gang, etc.

Also, Pink Floyd, Sun Ra, Giorgio Moroder.
by georgemarauder
Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:17 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Poly Sample & Hold
Replies: 11
Views: 1680

Re: Poly Sample & Hold

On another note, when I first read the thread title, I thought you meant an actual poly s/h, i.e. one for every voice. The A6 for example has this, so you can e.g. keytrack the clock speed on the s/h and have different speeds on your voices when playing chords. This applies to "poly" LFOs as well. ...
by georgemarauder
Fri Apr 25, 2014 5:20 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: DX7-II, SQ-80, or Nord Lead 3?
Replies: 17
Views: 6508

Re: DX7-II, SQ-80, or Nord Lead 3?

I don't have much to add except to say that the SQ-80 is a wonderful synthesizer. Very versatile and sounds great. I had cartridges (I think they were cartridges, it was awhile ago and I don't remember fully) that had sounds on them that recreated classic analog sounds, and the sounds were so spot o...
by georgemarauder
Fri Apr 25, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Poly Sample & Hold
Replies: 11
Views: 1680

Re: Poly Sample & Hold

Not a hardware piece but you can pull off a nice S&H with the free VSTi, Synth1. It sounds really nice.

For hardware, the AX-73 has it as well, and that is one great sounding synthesizer all around. Recommended.
by georgemarauder
Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:14 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: hello forum = Old school heads looking for gear, advice.
Replies: 25
Views: 6348

Re: hello forum = Old school heads looking for gear, advice.

Why spend so much for what have become collector's toys when you can get far much more with other alternatives. This. Although I'll go in a completely different route and suggest...*gasp*...software. For a few hundred bucks you can have the ultimate software setup that does everything an 808 and ju...