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jbe
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45 posts since 2 Jun, 2012

Postby jbe; Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:55 pm

bailees7irish wrote:
jbe wrote:Perhaps MinimogueVA from Glen Stegnar.

Classic synth, clear GUI with big knobs. Start out with one oscillator and add more as needed.

It is what I started out learning with.

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:smack:


:wink: too many knobs perhaps?
schnapsglas
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996 posts since 14 Jun, 2012, from Toronto, Canada

Postby schnapsglas; Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:04 pm

jbe wrote:
bailees7irish wrote:
jbe wrote:Perhaps MinimogueVA from Glen Stegnar.

Classic synth, clear GUI with big knobs. Start out with one oscillator and add more as needed.

It is what I started out learning with.

Image


:smack:


:wink: too many knobs perhaps?


I knew that was a joke :lol:
It's all about the wavelets. I dream of the perfect additive synthesis.
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layzer
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5344 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Postby layzer; Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:35 pm

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freealpha is good, but i think charlatan is better :wink:

http://www.blaukraut.info/
HW SYNTHS [KORG T2EX - AKAI AX80 - YAMAHA SY77 - ENSONIQ VFX]
HW MODULES [OBi M1000 - ROLAND MKS-50 - ROLAND JV880 - KURZ 1000PX]
SW [CHARLATAN - OBXD - OXE - ELEKTRO - MICROTERA - M1 - SURGE - RMiV]
DAW [ENERGY XT2/1U RACK WINXP / MAUDIO 1010LT PCI]
schnapsglas
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996 posts since 14 Jun, 2012, from Toronto, Canada

Postby schnapsglas; Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:04 pm

layzer wrote:Image

freealpha is good, but i think charlatan is better :wink:

http://www.blaukraut.info/


Yeah, that would have been my first choice. But it doesn't have few things I would really like it to have. It's just for tutorial purposes, I like modulation matrix shown separately and all the classical waveforms available.
It's all about the wavelets. I dream of the perfect additive synthesis.
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layzer
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5344 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Postby layzer; Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:10 pm

schnapsglas wrote:
layzer wrote:Image

freealpha is good, but i think charlatan is better :wink:

http://www.blaukraut.info/


I like modulation matrix shown separately and all the classical waveforms available.


yup, people been requesting mod matrix and more waveforms for it!

just thought it deserved honorable mention!
HW SYNTHS [KORG T2EX - AKAI AX80 - YAMAHA SY77 - ENSONIQ VFX]
HW MODULES [OBi M1000 - ROLAND MKS-50 - ROLAND JV880 - KURZ 1000PX]
SW [CHARLATAN - OBXD - OXE - ELEKTRO - MICROTERA - M1 - SURGE - RMiV]
DAW [ENERGY XT2/1U RACK WINXP / MAUDIO 1010LT PCI]
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tomtoo
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753 posts since 19 Mar, 2011

Postby tomtoo; Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:13 pm

Edit says: Sry i only readed the headline not to entrypost.
But still apha ray is maybe not bad couse it makes the modulatians viewable ?

For a german beginner, i would recomend tubeohm alpha-ray.

Why ?

Couse its absolutly straight and has a very good manual.

http://www.tubeohm.com/TubeOhm/ALPHA-RAY-D.html

And no iam not related in any way to tubeohm, but as a german, i realy like to recommend for beginners to read the manual. A synth and a intro to subtractive synthesizers.
Who should complain ?

Thx tubeohm !

Edit says: Uhps, the manual is also in other languages available.
Last edited by tomtoo on Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:05 pm, edited 2 times in total.
No_Use
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2298 posts since 13 Mar, 2004

Postby No_Use; Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:19 pm

Just because it hasn't been mentioned yet (unless I overlooked it), there's also a free learning Synth from NI.

http://www.native-instruments.com/index ... analog&L=1

(haven't checked if it fullfills all the criteria in the opening post though)
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tomtoo
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753 posts since 19 Mar, 2011

Postby tomtoo; Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:52 pm

layzer wrote:
freealpha is good, but i think charlatan is better :wink:

http://www.blaukraut.info/


THX this little think sounds not bad !


:love:
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V0RT3X
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6917 posts since 3 Jul, 2012, from Canada

Postby V0RT3X; Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:03 pm

No_Use wrote:Just because it hasn't been mentioned yet (unless I overlooked it), there's also a free learning Synth from NI.

http://www.native-instruments.com/index ... analog&L=1

(haven't checked if it fullfills all the criteria in the opening post though)



Wow I never knew you could get this as a standalone plugin! This is pretty cool!
maschinelf
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749 posts since 3 Sep, 2011

Postby maschinelf; Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:39 pm

Nord Modular G2 demo?

It's as simple or complex as you want it to be. But it does not work as a plugin, and I don't know if you can save patches.
maschinelf
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749 posts since 3 Sep, 2011

Postby maschinelf; Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:24 pm

Thinking about it some more, the G2 demo is not a good suggestion. Sonigen modular seems like a better option, works standalone or as a plugin, and it's free. Basically, any free modular should do the job and is imho a great way to learn.
manducator
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1843 posts since 10 Feb, 2007

Postby manducator; Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:47 am

schnapsglas wrote:I actually found the one closest to what I was looking for. Works on PC and MAC, 32 bit and 64bit support, free, from a respectable company... it is...

drum roll...



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LinPlug Free Alpha


Of course, once we take the training wheels off, we should have a go at TyrellN6 or Podolski, and Crystal hopefully.


Wow, this looks like a great synth!
soundonly
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16 posts since 9 Nov, 2012

Postby soundonly; Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:08 am

Somehow I'm liking the interface of kamiooka, being a beginner myself.

http://www.kvraudio.com/product/kamioooka-by-g200kg

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chk071
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16436 posts since 10 Apr, 2010, from Germany

Postby chk071; Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:43 am

Alpha is a good choice i think. I actually neglected it kinda since i installed it, i remember it had a pretty good sound...
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IrionDaRonin
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2500 posts since 17 Mar, 2011, from Spain

Postby IrionDaRonin; Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:50 am

It is this the post for synth beginners? :P

I set up a little list of best free synths which you can learn.
Level 1 are easy ones. The ones you are looking for right now.
Level 2 are average ones. Try them in a couple of months, when you are accustomed to "level 1" synthesis and want a little more difficult synths.
Level 3 are advanced ones. In another couple of months (4 months from now) you could start with these too.

Level 1

GTG K1.3
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Logana
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Square 1
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CS33
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Level 2

Daedalus
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Tyrell N6
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Triangle 2
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Level 3

Oatmeal
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Atlantis
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KX Synth X16
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I hope you will find useful.
Just wanted to help you a bit.

Anyway Free Alpha is a good one to start with.
Be patient and never give up.

Have a nice day and good luck :)
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