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by ThinkTanx
Thu May 17, 2007 3:42 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: I'm thinking about saving up for an Elektron Machinedrum
Replies: 68
Views: 10263

Just got my MM SFX-6 a couple of weeks ago. Have had my MD for a couple of years. I'm still digging into new ish on the MD everyday. That thing kills. Same goes for MM. I am a little overwhelmed by it right now. Luckily I already know the sequencer, but there are so many different synths with diiffe...
by ThinkTanx
Sun Dec 24, 2006 9:31 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: I just got Operator...
Replies: 4
Views: 945

It's a nice 4-op FM synth. But very few algorithms compared to the DX7's 32 alg's :) There is a good in-built Operator tutorial in Live 3. AFAIK you cannot create your own algorithms in Operator, have to use to preset configurations. Whereas the FM7/FM8 you can configure your carrier/modulators as ...
by ThinkTanx
Sat Dec 23, 2006 12:11 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: I just got Operator...
Replies: 4
Views: 945

I just got Operator...

yesterday. I have been using Ableton Live for over a year now, but hadn't even tried the demo for Operator before. I am out of town for a few weeks, away from my main home setup. So I slapped Live, Reaktor, and Operator on my laptop for the trip. I previously owned Live and Reaktor. Anyways, I am ab...
by ThinkTanx
Fri Dec 08, 2006 8:27 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Reaktor 5 worth it?
Replies: 35
Views: 4927

How are the drum machines with built in sequencers? I really like the drum machines, particularly, Sinebeats and Massive. Massive is half sample-based, half drum-synth, so you can really get whatever you want out of it (ie. what you put in, is what you get out...). It's also got grain resynthesis, ...
by ThinkTanx
Thu Dec 07, 2006 1:33 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Reaktor 5 worth it?
Replies: 35
Views: 4927

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 ...
by ThinkTanx
Tue Dec 05, 2006 7:51 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Reaktor 5 worth it?
Replies: 35
Views: 4927

Yeah, spr, some pretty cool stuff there. Inspired me to whip up Oki to lay down some pads on a new beat we programmed a couple of nights ago. I haven't used Oki a lot. It is pretty cool, although I haven't quite wrapped my head around it yet. Got any tips?
by ThinkTanx
Mon Dec 04, 2006 8:25 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Reaktor 5 worth it?
Replies: 35
Views: 4927

I wouldn't totally disagree with the many synths in Reaktor having a typical 'timbre', but I wouldn't say it is a deal-breaker at all. In fact, I have never even thought about it much until you mentioned it, HrBak. I would, however, totally agree about the praise for the FX. It is the main reason I ...
by ThinkTanx
Mon Dec 04, 2006 5:59 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Reaktor 5 worth it?
Replies: 35
Views: 4927

I've been a Reaktor user since Reaktor V3. Version 5 is great. And yes, those ensembles that ship with it are outstanding. I think Reaktor is the king of soft synths. There were some great V4 instruments that were great too. 5 ships with a bunch of those too. I think Reaktor is a good example of ju...
by ThinkTanx
Wed Nov 29, 2006 8:07 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Reaktor 5 worth it?
Replies: 35
Views: 4927

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 ...