If You Could Only Master One Soft Synth - Which Would It Be?

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chk071
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17604 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:43 pm

I agree that you get better with everything, when you figure out how it works generally. Not sure if there are people who can do magic with anything though, that's a tad too much confidence in human ability. Unless you want to work, and work, and work, to get something to do what you want it to do. E.g., i never could get free VSTi's to do what i want them to do. With specific payware, i just hit a note, and it does what i want it to do immediately, without working my "magic" or anything. Many hardware synths seem to do that too.

I often read in other threads "well... i had to put an EQ to get that low end". That's not really the point, is it? Never heard of someone saying that he had to EQ his Moog to get the beef. :P

egbert101
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2122 posts since 13 Jun, 2014

Re: If You Could Only Master One Soft Synth - Which Would It Be?

Post Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:52 pm

I've focused down my collection into five synths that I aim to learn more about. So if I disappear for a few months, you'll know what I'll be up to. :hihi:
No rest for the wicked.

mrcleats
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239 posts since 5 Nov, 2007 from Liverpool, UK

Re: If You Could Only Master One Soft Synth - Which Would It Be?

Post Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:57 pm

Researching a sixth synth?

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Bodhisan
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474 posts since 7 Aug, 2015 from H2O

Re: If You Could Only Master One Soft Synth - Which Would It Be?

Post Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:03 pm

chk071 wrote:Unless you want to work, and work, and work, to get something to do what you want it to do. :P
Bingo. You want to learn something? You work/practice. Most people would rather buy another synth to put off the hard work. If it were easy, everyone would be a Simon Stockhousen. How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice...

chk071
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Post Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:07 pm

But what's the point in getting bad sound, just for the work and effort to try and make it good sound? Don't we all want to sound good with the least amount of work involved? Why do we use DAW's? We could just use tape machine, and work like in the 70ies, if it was for the work involved to get a good result.

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Bodhisan
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Re: If You Could Only Master One Soft Synth - Which Would It Be?

Post Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:15 pm

chk071 wrote:But what's the point in getting bad sound, just for the work and effort to try and make it good sound? Don't we all want to sound good with the least amount of work involved? Why do we use DAW's? We could just use tape machine, and work like in the 70ies, if it was for the work involved to get a good result.
To each his own, brother.

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pdxindy
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14186 posts since 3 Feb, 2005 from in the wilds

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Post Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:45 pm

egbert101 wrote:I've focused down my collection into five synths that I aim to learn more about. So if I disappear for a few months, you'll know what I'll be up to. :hihi:
which 5?

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Fleer
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3903 posts since 23 Aug, 2014 from Boston/Cambridge

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Post Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:07 pm

SynthMaster

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Michael L
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2433 posts since 25 Jan, 2014 from the End of the World as we Knowit

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Post Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:08 pm

Bodhisan wrote:For me, it’s not a matter of mastering a synth - it’s mastering how synths work.
It depends on the synth. I use Alchemy to layer field recordings, so it's 'a matter of mastering' the frequencies and harmonics in those recordings. Being a slow learner, I make discoveries every bloody day!

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jancivil
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16105 posts since 20 Oct, 2007 from No Location

Re: If You Could Only Master One Soft Synth - Which Would It Be?

Post Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:17 pm

chk071 wrote:But what's the point in getting bad sound, just for the work and effort to try and make it good sound? Don't we all want to sound good with the least amount of work involved? Why do we use DAW's? We could just use tape machine, and work like in the 70ies, if it was for the work involved to get a good result.
I love working with sound. "to sound good"; well I have ideas that are beyond what any preset will give me, and that's because I really get involved with sound design, the work generate further ideas. People that orchestrate do not have something which is going to sound good 'out of the box'. There is no box. We have to make it happen by craft and art. You're totally missing it.

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jancivil
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Post Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:21 pm

Bodhisan wrote:For me, it’s not a matter of mastering a synth - it’s mastering how synths work. If you take note of the members here who know their crap, you won’t see them post on this thread.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDXuoWXCw38

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billcarroll
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Post Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:25 pm

Diva

Greenstorm33
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405 posts since 27 Apr, 2012

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Post Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:26 pm

Currently trying to get to know that synth with the stripes :D The sounds people can get out of that thing (or heck, even out of Zebralette) are amazing. Synthmaster is a close second.

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Ed A.
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Post Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:35 pm

Either Sculpture or Alchemy.

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djanthonyw
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Post Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:06 pm

One Ping Only.
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