Synths for Minimal Acid.

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Re: Synths for Minimal Acid.

Post by monoman » Mon Jan 24, 2011 3:04 am

Just found some videos of the Micron on You Tube doing some very tasty ambient synth sounds. :mrgreen:

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Re: Synths for Minimal Acid.

Post by JayEm » Mon Jan 24, 2011 3:51 am

dnt?
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Re: Synths for Minimal Acid.

Post by monoman » Mon Jan 24, 2011 3:59 am

JayEm wrote:dnt?
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Re: Synths for Minimal Acid.

Post by Computer Controlled » Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:59 am

For $200, you're better off with software.
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Re: Synths for Minimal Acid.

Post by monoman » Mon Jan 24, 2011 5:08 am

Computer Controlled wrote:For $200, you're better off with software.
Like what? I have messed around with renoise/fruity loops/live and need to break away from that.

I'm thinking of just trying the DR-110/SYB-3 combination. :D

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Re: Synths for Minimal Acid.

Post by Stab Frenzy » Mon Jan 24, 2011 5:11 am

I recommend avoiding the Micron as a first synth if you want to actually learn about making your own sounds, it sounds good but is such a pain to program that you'll just end up using the presets and not making anything new. If you're just starting out it'll teach you some bad habits.

There isn't a heap of stuff for around $200, but if you were planning on spending $350 on a 606 and then $200 on something else I would recommend getting a second-hand Korg EMX-1. You can get them for around $300 and it would cover analogue sounding drums and synth parts. You could then spend the left-over $250 on something else to add to your setup like a Kaoss Pad 3. That would be a much more fun and hands-on setup than a 606 and a Micron, and you wouldn't have to worry about difficulty syncing them up.

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Re: Synths for Minimal Acid.

Post by aredj » Mon Jan 24, 2011 2:47 pm

+1 on the EMX.... You can do ALOT with that machine! And the interface is tits!

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Re: Synths for Minimal Acid.

Post by monoman » Mon Jan 24, 2011 5:32 pm

I already ordered a DR-110. I still have $200 for the synth. The cheap SYB-3 sold. Everyone seems to really like the Electribes.

I should also add that I don't need midi because I would have no way to use it.

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Re: Synths for Minimal Acid.

Post by th0mas » Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:09 pm

EMX or EM-1 are great buys as well. EM-1 is easily under $200.

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Re: Synths for Minimal Acid.

Post by monoman » Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:10 pm

Would it be worth it to save up a little more like $500?
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Re: Synths for Minimal Acid.

Post by StepLogik » Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:55 pm

I will also go on record supporting the Electribes. They will get the job done, have a perfect interface, and sound fantastic.

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Re: Synths for Minimal Acid.

Post by monoman » Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:00 am

I'm thinking of just getting a another drum machine and waiting to find the right synth. Is there anyway I could trigger a DR-110 with a TR-626?
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Re: Synths for Minimal Acid.

Post by cartesia » Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:43 pm

I think the issue you will have with just drum machines like those is unless you mod them they have completely fixed sounds.. minimal soundscapes rely alot upon evolving sounds.

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Re: Synths for Minimal Acid.

Post by monoman » Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:51 pm

cartesia wrote:I think the issue you will have with just drum machines like those is unless you mod them they have completely fixed sounds.. minimal soundscapes rely alot upon evolving sounds.
I play guitar along with it.

DR-110 has a trigger out jack, could I use that trigger out jack with the TR-626?

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Re: Synths for Minimal Acid.

Post by shaft9000 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:13 am

forget all that stuff and get the EMX.
For the budget you have, nothing else comes anywhere near what this thing can do. The synth filter is also very much modelled after a TB-303; Korg did even better than Roland's digital versions I might add.
I've used shitloads of gear over the years and nothing has the bang-per-buck of that box. Get it... it will put an enormous grin on your face and you will get a lot done quickly.
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