Whats your studio workhorse?

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Whats your studio workhorse?

Post by Analogue Crazy » Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:16 pm

Mine is my trusty old Roland W-30. I use it more than any other instrument and sample everything into it, mosty my JP-4 and A6, to create my songs. This one synth/sampler brings my ideas to life, and i love it to death.
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Re: Whats your studio workhorse?

Post by kuroichi » Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:28 pm

I guess mine would be my 909 at the moment or even my 828 if it counts, Ive been using the 828 to record everything so....
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Re: Whats your studio workhorse?

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Post by Johnny Lenin » Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:52 pm

Fantom X6 - sequencer, drum machine, sampler, piano...

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Re: Whats your studio workhorse?

Post by griffin avid » Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:55 pm

Roland Juno-G.
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Re: Whats your studio workhorse?

Post by Diametro » Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:02 pm

FANTOM X7 ... in fact, I'm thinking of of going back and creating my songs again in the Fan-X ... I was so much more productive and in the moment regarding output when Fan-X was recording centerpiece even if there are some "limitations" compared to Logic ... (I just hate using a mouse to create music among other soft DAW issues ... )

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Re: Whats your studio workhorse?

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Re: Whats your studio workhorse?

Post by nathanscribe » Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:17 pm

Hmm. I don't think I have a 'workhorse'. If you're talking about recording, or something that acts as the hub, it's my Mackie 1604 through a Firepod into the Mac running Cubase, with an Alesis Microverb IV and Lexicon MPX1 for effects. But I use my synths themselves in varying degrees for different things... I'll test out some arrangements just on the Nord 2X rack, as it's an easy 4-part synth; I'll mess about on the Rogue and Juno-60 for mono noodling and pads respectively; for something more digital I'll go to the DW8000, or the U-110/Proteus for rompler stuff. But when it comes to writing parts, I often pick an instrument with a kind of sound in mind, and then write a part that springs from that sound. Sometimes I'll transfer it, but mostly it stays. I'll tend to use a few different synths on each piece.

So no, I don't have a workhorse synth. But if I had to choose one that could probably do the job for me as much as anything, it'd be the Juno-60. If that was my only synth (though I'm very glad it's not), I could still write music of the kind I wanted, in a way I enjoyed, and with a sound I take great pleasure in.

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Re: Whats your studio workhorse?

Post by Mush » Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:31 pm

Nord Modular G2 // Logic Studio

I usually get patch ideas at work. Sketch them down on paper and when I get home I spend a few hours with it. And my archieve of patches is quite big so I have no problems finding the sounds I need when I write and record music which is a much more fast-forward task for me. The G2 is just wonderful once you get out of the mainstream-patching!

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Re: Whats your studio workhorse?

Post by Joey » Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:39 pm

My main piece is the Virus Ti. Not a song goes by that doesn't feature it... it is just the synth I connect with the most.


It feels like an extension of my body and mind sometimes when I am playing.

Outside of that, the waldorf pulse gets the second most use.

Obviously Logic Studio is the most used, simply because I record eveyrthing into it...
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Re: Whats your studio workhorse?

Post by schmidtc » Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:50 pm

no workhorse. shared equally ala martin luther king day.

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Re: Whats your studio workhorse?

Post by Yoozer » Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:54 pm

NI Massive with Synth1 as a good second. You can get your idea to reality really quickly.
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Re: Whats your studio workhorse?

Post by Jack Spider » Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:50 am

Jupiter 6 - it's the easiest to operate for rattling something out quickly.
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Re: Whats your studio workhorse?

Post by carbon111 » Tue Jan 20, 2009 1:12 am

The two Nords are ruling the roost right now. The Wave for synths the Stage for pianos...

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Re: Whats your studio workhorse?

Post by hfinn » Tue Jan 20, 2009 1:18 am

IN my new set up it will be spread out amongst four mainly. Memorymoog, Prophet 5, VCS3 and Synthi A.

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