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What sounds do you love most?

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 6:39 pm
by elmosexwhistle
well i thought the hating instuments thread was a little negative, so what sounds, instrumental or synth or otherwise, do you love most in the world? for me, it's:

- snares that go "pannnnng"
- the cutting aria pro 2 pickups on my guitar through a cranked up peavey bandit!
- anything fm that comes out of the sega megadrive, sonic 1 - greenhill zone!
- big evolving digital pads
- viola solos and string sections
- trombone
- anything played by rick wright
- crazy fecking atari 2600/sid/nes sounds
- the humble triangle waveform :)


Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 6:41 pm
by Pighood
Fings wot come out of this stack:



Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 6:45 pm
by elmosexwhistle
oh my god...that looks amazing, a subtractive synthesist's dream rig! x

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 7:05 pm
by antilles
A grand piano!

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 7:15 pm
by JSRockit
Drum Machine Boom Bap
Space type sounds from a Moog
One Acoustic Guitar, Great lyrics, and a decent but not great Voice.
Lo-Fi tape recordings
Bjork's voice
MF Doom's voice
Quasimoto's voice

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 7:29 pm
by Tek
Roland Strings.
Etherial noises in dance breaks.

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 7:37 pm
by MrHope
I like some of those heavily filtered and modulated basslines that sound like growling or talking. You hear them sometimes in DubStep and certain styles of Drum n Bass. I'm jealous cause I can't make them on my synth.

I also like sounds that are rich in overtones so that they almost sound like chords.

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 7:40 pm
by Andante
- Eminent 310 string ensemble played through a smallstone phaser
- Most things that come out of a Fender Rhodes
- Acoustic guitars
- Vangelis brasslead from his CS80
- Most things that come out of a Mellotron
- Korg MS20:s basses, leads and effects
- The quijada sound from Korg Minipops 7
- Bongos, hihats and the toms from EKO Computerhytm
- Philips Philicorda organ
- The bass sequence from Kraftwerks The Robots (Minimoog I guess?)
- A good bassplayer playing some licks on a fretless bass!
- Sitar (wich often has to involve a good player)
- guitars played backwards

...damn I have many favourite sounds! :D

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 7:55 pm
by Analogue Crazy
I also love Roland Strings.

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 8:38 pm
by Strangenono
-Every sounds from my good old sega megadrive (especially castlevania, batman, cool spot)
-Roland strings (especially jx10 ones)
-Oberheim strings and brasses (jump ...)
-Emulator II (all from depeche mode they led this keyboard to sound's heaven)
-Prophet 5 stabs ( Hall and oates)
-Yam Dx7 famous bass , its insolent brasses and of courses its romantic rhodes ( even if some of you can't stand it !!! )
-Korg poly 6 basses and strings

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 8:43 pm
by JSRockit
Andante wrote: - Most things that come out of a Mellotron
Oh yeah, that's for sure.

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 8:47 pm
by joerg721
The Kraftwerk Zapp

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 8:52 pm
by MitchK1989
fender rhodes, Virtual Analog leads utilizing FM, distorted bass (synth or electric...), and thin shimmery digital strings.

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 8:52 pm
by Psy_Free
- A big old Moog Modular strutting it's stuff.
- A MonoPoly arp in poly mode cycling through the oscillators with X-mod on & LFO on the filter
- A Hammond B3
- Mellotron choir & strings
- Anything put through a Ring Mod
- A sitar coupled with some frantic tabla pounding
- Anything that comes out of a CS30 :D

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 8:53 pm
by JackAstro
Stereo self oscillating filters, a la the Evolver. Especially with an inverted envelope.