hi again. has everyone gone a little soft

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hi again. has everyone gone a little soft

Post by technomonster » Mon Sep 27, 2010 6:39 pm

Hi, :D :D :thumbsup:

Been away for about 2 years.
Have not kept up with trends here.

Has there been a big surge towards software synths by members here, in the last 2 years.
Or are members still firmly hardware orientated.

Wonder if Mr Rich is still around

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Re: hi again. has everyone gone a little soft

Post by Solderman » Mon Sep 27, 2010 6:49 pm

I do NI, Arturia, GForce and some Synthedit stuff like Sonic Projects and Elektrostudio. A few free vst VA's are nice like Antti and MDA. But it all gets mixed outboard and I still have the gear listed at right. If I get the bug to play some vintage, I go hang with Z.

I haven't seen Mr. Rich in a while. Still lurking, I suspect.
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Re: hi again. has everyone gone a little soft

Post by RD9 » Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:23 pm

I'm relatively new here, but just wanted to say I'm 100% hardware and 0% software. :)

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Re: hi again. has everyone gone a little soft

Post by garranimal » Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:49 pm

Welcome back!
If anything the angst has been progressing nicely here.
The interest in hardware is xpanding.
The Andromeda was discontinued. It is worth more than retail now. :shock:
Availability of rare vintage hardware seems to be spiraling.
Prices of good vintage gear is increasing still even during these trying times.

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Re: hi again. has everyone gone a little soft

Post by stillearning » Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:16 pm

Welcome back, Techno.
As always, kindly allow for the possibility I have no idea what I'm talking about.

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Re: hi again. has everyone gone a little soft

Post by Esus » Tue Sep 28, 2010 6:52 pm

garranimal wrote: Availability of rare vintage hardware seems to be spiraling.
Up or down? :)

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Re: hi again. has everyone gone a little soft

Post by hogberto » Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:23 pm

i am happy to announce that my collection of both hardware and software synths has been burgeoning nicely.

why choose one or the other when you can have both. 8-)
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Re: hi again. has everyone gone a little soft

Post by Mr Knesh » Wed Sep 29, 2010 2:13 am

I remember technomonster! holy cow!

Anywho. I use hardware for sound generation and software for audio and midi sequencing. I am currently looking at a EMU XL7 to do midi and drum sequences with, but I'm on the fence about the purchase.

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Re: hi again. has everyone gone a little soft

Post by clusterchord » Wed Sep 29, 2010 2:28 am

hi and welcome back ;)

with me nothing much has changed, i still use VSTi only for samples i.e. orchestra, ethnic, acoustic drums and percussion. everything synthesis is hardware, and/or real instruments recorded like guitar, rhodes, bass etc.

i still mix ITB as deadlines are always short, and total recall is much needed. also, as someone said "trying times" don't allow me to venture into buying a small console that i am thinking of for last 2 yrs. hopefully that will change. i still very much dislike the ITB mixing results, but what can you do..
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Re: hi again. has everyone gone a little soft

Post by technomonster » Wed Sep 29, 2010 3:42 pm

I havent extracted sound from my hardware setup for almost 1 year.

Not even the famed JUNO-D which (while I turn around) is not even in my studio. Someone jealous has obviously pinched it

Software synths are now so complicated.

Sylenth softsynth seems a good one to attempt a hardware sound.

I'm now up to trying to get a swirling swoooooosh.
The tumble dry tunnel effect, you hear before the the the big tune kicks in.

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Re: hi again. has everyone gone a little soft

Post by druzz » Wed Sep 29, 2010 5:00 pm

in the last years i did the opposite . i started out in systhesis with software like most people in my generation i suppose . but moved quickly to hardawre because a physical synthesizer feels like a musical instrument under my hands . its all about the relationship you have with youre soundsource .
the other thing is when i get smoked out , i just cant handle the computer but find my way pretty well on a keyboard instrument .

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Re: hi again. has everyone gone a little soft

Post by Rooftree » Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:44 pm

My setup is around 50/50 hardware and software. It's great to turn the computer off and just jam with the hardware keyboards. This doesn't get recorded, but it's fun and relaxing. For time-critical short projects, I'm 100% software.
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Re: hi again. has everyone gone a little soft

Post by Zamise » Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:02 pm

Where ya been dude? Have you made another dance music song in the two years you've been away, or still perfecting the same one? I'm about the same from a couple years ago, maybe a little more software and a little more hardware, but not much has changed on either side of the fence for me.
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Re: hi again. has everyone gone a little soft

Post by sqweebking » Thu Sep 30, 2010 2:20 am

druzz wrote:when i get smoked out , i just cant handle the computer..
+1

Hardware only until I want to make it digital.

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Re: hi again. has everyone gone a little soft

Post by tunedLow » Fri Oct 01, 2010 3:19 am

Hey Techno. I sold a bunch of gear and am only recently looking to put things back together, but apart from Ableton Live sequencing no softsynths per say. Hope all your music is going well!

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