Studio Workhorse: the 2011 thread

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Re: Studio Workhorse: the 2011 thread

Post by Gregor Samsa » Mon Apr 18, 2011 6:58 am

Definitely my ESX.
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Re: Studio Workhorse: the 2011 thread

Post by madtheory » Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:03 am

Pro Tools, Kontakt, Kontakt, Kontakt, Lexicon, V Synth. I find myself using XPand for a lot of things too...

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Re: Studio Workhorse: the 2011 thread

Post by el pr0n » Mon Apr 18, 2011 12:08 pm

If I need to beat out an arrangement or sort out what's going on with a whole track, Impulse an Analog in Ableton. If I'm trying to sort out one synth part, Roland SH-32.
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Re: Studio Workhorse: the 2011 thread

Post by silikon » Mon Apr 18, 2011 1:06 pm

Depends on the task...

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Mono/Bass/Noise: Moog Voyager
Pads/Atmosphere/Chords: Andromeda and Kontakt

...but that's right now... I find that definition changes with whatever I'm working on at the moment. A bit of ADD I have, perhaps. Choices for effects are largely plugin (for now) and extremely random.
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Re: Studio Workhorse: the 2011 thread

Post by meatballfulton » Mon Apr 18, 2011 1:21 pm

Motif XF6...gigging keyboard, master keyboard, DAW controller.
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Re: Studio Workhorse: the 2011 thread

Post by Desecrated » Mon Apr 18, 2011 1:49 pm

As I said in the other thread. I'm using my roland xp50 as my head synth, just because I like the sequencer.
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Re: Studio Workhorse: the 2011 thread

Post by Phollop Willing PA » Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:04 pm

My KORG PROPHECY is the master controller coupled with a ROLAND MC 505 GROOVEBOX into a ROLAND MC 50 sequencer which spreads out to a KORG MS2000R, an EMU ULTRA PROTEUS, a MOOG VOYAGER and a ROLAND JP8000 which acts a submaster controller going into a YAMAHA QX7 sequencer, KORG SDD DIGITAL DELAY SD 40000, KENTON PRO MK 2 MIDI to CV parrallel to a FUTURE RETRO ORB sequencer which are connected to a MACBETH M5 and the ORB MIDI thru goes to an ALESIS SR 18 drum machine.

It's basically two setups that interconnect.

My studio recorder is a KORG D3200 with a KAOS PAD2 and a ROLAND RE 20 space echo.

I used to have a KORG KARMA which acted as master controller but I got rid of it because it sounded too good. In other words, the presets were distracting and no matter what I did, I couldn't really avoid feeling that I was manipulating someone else's work. I needed to get back to some sort of basics.
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Re: Studio Workhorse: the 2011 thread

Post by zoomtheline » Mon Apr 18, 2011 3:00 pm

Writing new stuff I take 1 of 3 regulars to start something off

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Re: Studio Workhorse: the 2011 thread

Post by Neonlights84 » Mon Apr 18, 2011 3:01 pm

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Re: Studio Workhorse: the 2011 thread

Post by garranimal » Mon Apr 18, 2011 3:26 pm

I'm going more and more to Andi. It's just so good at everything analog: bass, pads, weird sounds, arpeggios.

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Re: Studio Workhorse: the 2011 thread

Post by Zamise » Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:43 pm

Still a Yamaha RS7000 for me and don't see that changing any time soon.
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Re: Studio Workhorse: the 2011 thread

Post by antilles » Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:56 pm

Mine is Roland JD-990 and Access Virus C. They are the first synths I turn on, when I'm in my studio.

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Re: Studio Workhorse: the 2011 thread

Post by StepLogik » Mon Apr 18, 2011 11:47 pm

Roland MV-8800 - despite several annoying quirks and some expensive diversions (Fantom-G, I'm looking at you...), this thing gets the job done when it comes to MIDI sequencing. rock solid timing. feels like using an old version of cubase on an atari - no slop, no crashes.

Yamaha AN-200 - more fun than any groovebox should be. i bought this to use mainly as a sound module since i'm big fan of the AN-1x VA engine. even after all these years, it sounds so good to my ears. but the groovebox functions of this box are a hoot and the drum samples are very good. its a great tool when inspiration is needed. if only it had more tracks...

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Re: Studio Workhorse: the 2011 thread

Post by Hugo76 » Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:53 am

Renoise, Reaktor, Ableton Live & Korg M3.
I have a feeling I'll be spending a lot og time with my incoming iPad, though.
And hopefully I'll have some time for my other gear that's currently gathering dust. I definately should spend more time with the V-Synth & RS7000, those are both excellent machines.

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Re: Studio Workhorse: the 2011 thread

Post by bluedad » Tue Apr 19, 2011 1:16 am

Have quit gigging, so have brought the Motif ES rack home and put it in the mix for the first time so it's getting a lot of use..

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