Hardware or Software?

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Hardware or Software?

Post by Alert_XIII » Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:50 pm

Hello,

I am new on the forum so welcome everyone!
I wonder if I should change my Korg M3-M to some software like Omnisphere?

Why? M3 is aged instruments, I use it in home studio so software will be also OK. It is easier to create songs by using DAW. Also VST may have better sound, especially acoustics sounds.

From the other hand M3 is still good instrument, it has some cool features - sliders, XY mode, vocoder etc.

I need mentioned hardware/software mainly for making music but recently I've also become interesting in playing like here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o40d33tc1rE but I do not know yet how to start :)

Please share with me your opinions.

Thank you and regards,
A

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Re: Hardware or Software?

Post by meatballfulton » Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:44 pm

Software is the way to go for a home studio if you are not a professional. It's more flexible and much cheaper. It's more than capable of doing what you heard in that video. The only downside is you are stuck using a computer ;)

Are you using a DAW already? If so, which one and Windows or Mac computer?

Is this the synth you are using now?
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Re: Hardware or Software?

Post by Hyde » Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:32 pm

Making great music comes from inspiration. Many people find that in the box. Some don't. You really have to go with what inspires you. The M3 is a pretty awesome machine. I have really tight quarters. I still prefer to fire up the old keyboards & wrestle with their character. If you haven't worked in DAW, give it a go. It sure has its advantages & it's a great learning experience, at the very least.

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Re: Hardware or Software?

Post by Alert_XIII » Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:50 pm

meatballfulton wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:44 pm

Are you using a DAW already? If so, which one and Windows or Mac computer?

Is this the synth you are using now?

KorgM3-Header-2Kw0InC4HYSDxXYp7c2kmz5mpZkg1Fi5.jpg
Yes, this is my synth.
I use Reaper and Windows and I am not proffessional. I prefere recording on computer.

M3 has no step sequencer, that is why I was wondering if I can play like in above video.

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Re: Hardware or Software?

Post by Ashe37 » Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:19 pm

The M3 has the ability for you to map MIDI clips onto keys and trigger them by playing the keys. You can even set the midi clips to be mapped across a range of keys and thus walk a sequence up and down the keyboard.

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