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Minibrute+Blofeld for ambient sounds. Would that work?

Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 3:14 pm
by Ambiente Inóspito
So this is my first post here and I'm also new in the world of synths. I'd like to make ambient sounds just for fun. I don't even intend to show these to other people.

From my research, I discovered that I need a synth with post-processing capabilities (is that right?) and got recommendations of a Minibrute + Waldorf Blofeld or an Access Virus.

What do you guys think about this? I plan to spend some good time to learn and dedicate to these things and my budget, ideally, is 800 to USD 900.

Thanks for all your help and for reading this.

Re: Minibrute+Blofeld for ambient sounds. Would that work?

Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 4:35 pm
by meatballfulton
With either a Blofeld or a Virus you don't need a Minibrute at all to create ambient sounds.

If you were thinking of using those synths just to process the miniBrute with their effects you'd be better off just buying a good effects processor.

Re: Minibrute+Blofeld for ambient sounds. Would that work?

Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 8:58 pm
by Ambiente Inóspito
Thanks for your answer.

Which one would you recommend given my conditions?

Re: Minibrute+Blofeld for ambient sounds. Would that work?

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 10:27 pm
by Rick N Boogie
Either a Blofeld or a Virus would work well. Generally, an older Virus, B or C, are more affordable, but either one will provide all the sounds you seek, and then some.

Re: Minibrute+Blofeld for ambient sounds. Would that work?

Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2015 5:14 pm
by ryryoftokyo
The Blofeld is an ambient machine. As for the Minibrute, it seems like unless you're going to run it through heavy effects, it seems a little silly. For the same money, you could buy another Blofeld and have two ambient machines.

Re: Minibrute+Blofeld for ambient sounds. Would that work?

Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2015 7:45 pm
by Psy_Free
For ambient I would recommend the Blofeld & forget about the Minibrute. You will need some outboard effects though as the Blofeld's are pretty awful (IMO).

Given your budget you might want to check out a Boss VF-1 (2nd hand) as a decent all round multi-effect processor. Can be had pretty cheaply & cover many bases effect-wise.