7 posts since 15 Apr, 2004, from Minden, Germany
Yesterday I have tested the demo and today I purchased the full version. Thank you, Adam!
When I started my hobby productions in 1997, I just wanted to make music. The only hardware I bought was the Roland JP 8000 and JV 2080. I didn't want to program sounds, I just wanted to find cool presets and tweak them the way I could.
I'm working as a professional sound designer for many years now, and I have all the commercial software synths. Still prefer to tweak presets instead of programming them from init. The reason is: quick accessibility. Examples. Sylenth1 sounds great and is accessible, but doesn't has all the features. And Vengeance Avenger - I'm on my way to master it. It does have it all. But it is real science, dope to create something with it. But not good for quick results, when you - let's say, try to create a huge pad in the way of the sounds from the latest Tangerine Dream album.
And then I have discovered this thread about viper, weeks ago. The comparision with the Virus hardware sounded interesting. I have a musical friend who owns a Virus and says that no software will ever accomplish its depth. I can only tell: It's still all about good music. So much music made by synth nerds that know their synths - but not capable of making music with soul. Or just playing around all the time without any results in the end.
When I tested the Viper demo yesterday, I realized that I never had fun before like this when starting with "init". Accessibility is so easy with it, and the sound is insane. The arpeggiator seems to be great. The reverb IS great. And it has a ring modulator. I can tweak all these parameters to achieve a new fat and rich sound within few minutes. Wow. And the manual is so fine...
OK, guess I will fall in love with Viper, and start to program just the presets I need for a tune, with the help from NI Maschine.
And it is my pleasure to support an independent musician, who never wanted to program a plugin first. I think you did a great job!