What are you rediscovering?

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tapper mike
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4800 posts since 20 Jan, 2008

Post Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:05 pm

I've been playing around with Luxonix Purity today. Haven't used it in months. That preset number one "First Impression" is sappy heaven.

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syntheticillusion
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264 posts since 9 Jan, 2011 from Welland, Ontario, Canada

Re: What are you rediscovering?

Post Mon Jun 09, 2014 2:04 pm

Lush101 and P8 are what I'm rediscovering, I've been using Vanguard and Firebird on a daily basis and decided that I should try P8 since I have tons of presets for them, Trance-Pro and minimoog v

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arkmabat
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3595 posts since 6 Nov, 2009

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Post Mon Jun 09, 2014 2:14 pm

Never overlook synth1 and your DAW plugs
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Turello
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3160 posts since 6 Jul, 2012 from Sick-cily

Re: What are you rediscovering?

Post Mon Jun 09, 2014 2:27 pm

All 70s Progressive Rock Synths... Yesterday I've try to recreate the Keith Emerson Sound of the EL&P song "Lucky Man" with MiniMonsta... Amazing! :-)
And also Mellotrons, Prophets, Taurus etc etc...

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Tricky-Loops
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9462 posts since 12 Mar, 2012 from South Bavaria - near the alps... :-)

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Post Mon Jun 09, 2014 2:33 pm

Turello wrote:All 70s Progressive Rock Synths... Yesterday I've try to recreate the Keith Emerson Sound of the EL&P song "Lucky Man" with MiniMonsta... Amazing! :-)
And also Mellotrons, Prophets, Taurus etc etc...
Don't forget Hammonds if you're back in the Seventies... (But aren't you born in the 80ies?)

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Numanoid
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25895 posts since 20 Jan, 2008 from a star near where you are

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Post Mon Jun 09, 2014 2:36 pm

Waldorf PPG 2.v

I only scratched on the surface of this synth previously :oops:

I've been using it again recetly, and it is deep, with a great arp :tu:

ghettosynth
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11246 posts since 13 Oct, 2009

Re: What are you rediscovering?

Post Mon Jun 09, 2014 2:36 pm

The Roland JX-10. I moved the digital piano out of the studio and needed a new master keyboard. Since I don't like 61 key boards as master I decided to use my JX-10. It still had presets from an old band, I haven't played that keyboard in a LONG time. It still feels good, as it always did and it definitely has a sound. I don't like the filters pushed, but they do sound good for more gentle sounds.

You gotta have the PG-800 though, it makes all the difference on this synth.

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Turello
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3160 posts since 6 Jul, 2012 from Sick-cily

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Post Mon Jun 09, 2014 2:49 pm

@Tricky: right words and i use organize trio! ;-)

Born in the 80 but inside I'm 67/77...

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Tricky-Loops
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9462 posts since 12 Mar, 2012 from South Bavaria - near the alps... :-)

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Post Mon Jun 09, 2014 2:54 pm

I'm rediscovering music theory. Man, I HATED it when I was in school in the 80ies - we didn't learn any practical examples, only dry theory. We didn't even use any music instruments... I really thought the subject "Music" were only there to torture us students... (The same I thought of Math!)

But now that I want to get more into composing, I see how much theory I still have to learn (chord progressions, harmonies, counterpoint etc.). I admire people (who studied music) like Michael Cretu how they're playing with harmonies, counterpoints and layering... :love:

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Turello
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3160 posts since 6 Jul, 2012 from Sick-cily

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Post Mon Jun 09, 2014 3:00 pm

@Tricky: Argomento strano ma interessante... I've start learn music theory at 12 old but in time i've learn to forget it because I'm feel closed\limited (can't find the right words)... Now I'm feel free...

LimboLoves
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440 posts since 22 Feb, 2014

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Post Mon Jun 09, 2014 4:18 pm

I rediscover Night Flight quite a bit. I barely used FG-X until last month, now it's on every project.

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Sendy
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5230 posts since 20 Jul, 2010

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Post Mon Jun 09, 2014 4:45 pm

Re-FX PlastiCZ. A lot of fond memories making tracks with this in the early noughties. Sometimes I go back to it for it's distinctive plastic chompin' goodness. It's old and flawed but just has a certain sound to it that more flawless, modern oscillators don't readily have. It cuts through a mix better than most VAs. It's one of those plugins you use for that one type of sound... even the pads you can make with it are chompy and plasticy.

Their "eat more plastiCZ" slogan really hit the nail on the head.
http://sendy.bandcamp.com/releases < My new album at Bandcamp! Now pay what you like!

tapper mike
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4800 posts since 20 Jan, 2008

Re: What are you rediscovering?

Post Mon Jun 09, 2014 5:44 pm

Turello wrote:@Tricky: right words and i use organize trio! ;-)

Born in the 80 but inside I'm 67/77...
I've got the limited edition VB3 that came with mixcraft pro and organized trio I keep on thinking about getting the full version of VB3 because it's a different (better) beast all together even though all three are B3 emulations by the same guy.

Maomoondog
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317 posts since 16 Mar, 2014

Re: What are you rediscovering?

Post Tue Jun 10, 2014 1:16 am

elektrostudio's synths and drum machines, all of easytoolz vst's, Waldorf PPG2v, Full bucket's Mono/Fury, Hahaha's CS33V2 synth. Also getting back into using Oatmeal synth.

all great kit and great fun to play with :)

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Ingonator
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12016 posts since 21 Mar, 2008 from Hannover, Germany

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Post Tue Jun 10, 2014 1:28 am

Re-discovered the Korg analog snyth plugins (again...). Used them to create some samples for use in Kontakt (with layering multiple detuned instances and using additional FXs).

With the new 64-bit versions i also used VB-3 and Synplant again.


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