Studio Workhorse: the 2011 thread

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Studio Workhorse: the 2011 thread

Post by danbroad » Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:23 pm

A bump from the dead resurrected an oldie but a goodie; your studio workhorse. Now, times and technology have changed; but the need for a go-to inspiration or simple basics hasn't.

So, with the thread titled so as not to get bumped in 2013, what's yours?

Mine is the Motif XS6, which is bread'n'butter incarnate, but done well. ATM, however, with the XS6 in storage pending the house move, it's my trusty KX61 and Omnisphere, which I always drag out first on every DAW project.
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Re: Studio Workhorse: the 2011 thread

Post by stephen » Sun Apr 17, 2011 4:45 pm

Hmmm, I don't have a lot of gear to begin with :-) My an1x is my midi controller and general synthy. In software land I usually open up renoise first. Paul's timestretch is a useful tool too.
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Re: Studio Workhorse: the 2011 thread

Post by Mush » Sun Apr 17, 2011 5:19 pm

Still using my Nord Modular G2 lots and lots. More than 50% of the Fejld album is sounds made in the G2 ( ).

Last weeks I've used the NI Maschine a lot as the G2 is tied up in my live-setup and the Maschine is all I ever wanted the MPCs I've owned to be (500, 1000, 2000, 4000). Very straight-forward and I'm able to get tracks together faster than ever!

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Re: Studio Workhorse: the 2011 thread

Post by harness » Sun Apr 17, 2011 9:51 pm

Kurzweil PC361

love the os update. not just bread and butter, but butter churned by the hands of an Amish virgin on fresh out the oven homemade version of Red Lobster cheese biscuits.
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Re: Studio Workhorse: the 2011 thread

Post by JJQ » Sun Apr 17, 2011 11:55 pm

I guess its the Xpander.

I dont want it to be, but it is.
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Re: Studio Workhorse: the 2011 thread

Post by alfadawg01 » Mon Apr 18, 2011 12:01 am

My Ensoniq SD1 is the synth I always go to first.

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Re: Studio Workhorse: the 2011 thread

Post by th0mas » Mon Apr 18, 2011 1:24 am

ableton live.

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Re: Studio Workhorse: the 2011 thread

Post by Alex E » Mon Apr 18, 2011 1:51 am

ableton live.
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Re: Studio Workhorse: the 2011 thread

Post by glassofwater » Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:05 am

ableton live or mpc 1000.

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Re: Studio Workhorse: the 2011 thread

Post by GuyaGuy » Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:58 am

Poly Evolver KB for poly
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Re: Studio Workhorse: the 2011 thread

Post by tallowwaters » Mon Apr 18, 2011 3:35 am

Brains, hands, eyes, pen, paper, ESX.
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Re: Studio Workhorse: the 2011 thread

Post by computron » Mon Apr 18, 2011 5:33 am

Mpc 5000- for everything! As of late its internal synth has had alot of my work moving along very nice
Virus b Desktop- without it I would be lost does so much for me a joy to work with
Vintage synths? I find I am using both my jx8p and jx3p alot maybe due to theses are my newest oldies
Roalnd Svc350 -used very very very often and never lets me down
Korg Em1x- (just got out of order) and a true workhorse For me because so many ideas just start with it
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Re: Studio Workhorse: the 2011 thread

Post by Stab Frenzy » Mon Apr 18, 2011 5:46 am

Ableton Live Suite 8 covers my bread and butter, but inspiration comes from the Eurorack Modular, Eventide Eclipse, Nord Modular G2 and MPC2500.

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Re: Studio Workhorse: the 2011 thread

Post by Hybrid88 » Mon Apr 18, 2011 5:53 am

For software it's Logic at the moment, and for hardware it's got to be the V-Synth :)

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Re: Studio Workhorse: the 2011 thread

Post by THEODICY » Mon Apr 18, 2011 6:10 am

Machinedrum, Juno 106 (x2), polysix, DP/4, ableton, a turntable and vinyl. That's pretty much it! I wish the Octatrack was honestly, but I'm not finding it very quick right now... I'm still trying to figure out my workflow with it. I'm sure it will be the center of my setup once it's out of the beta stage.

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