nirm123 wrote: ↑
Thu Jun 17, 2021 6:45 am
usually I'm going with the minimalism approach, I have only 2-3 compressors/eq/delays/tape emulations/saturations and I'm making sure to keep it at the number (if I'm buying something new, I'll sell something else, no matter how great it is).
but with synths which I have about 10 of (this is going extreme for me), I don't buy them since I need to...or since my music needs it, I buy/download free ones it for my soul since:
1. I find it to have almost an healing effect on me, sometimes I'm doing something else, not related to music and just banging a keyboard in the background, just in order to hear the sound.
2. I find it fascinating to learn and to under how synths work, for example u-he synths have been a great inspiration and a learning experience, just being able to fully understand an advanced synth (other good example is Massive X), brings you to another level with your musical understanding, I find it then easier to handle some other musical related tasks, it just helps to further develop me as a musician.
So yes, there is some experimental time, playing around with sounds, learning new synths, which doesn't end up in a direct contribution to tracks I'm working on, but it ends up with me feeling better, inspired, and learning much more about music (even figuring stuff like all the effects in Uhbik, where did they draw their inspiration from...was a great learning experience).
so EQ, and Compressors ? I just buy what the songs need, and make sure not to buy additional stuff which I don't need.
Synths ? I see them as part of both as my personal development as a musician, and as a relaxing, healing instruments which are giving me a great pleasure.
so free ones, paid ones, as long as it "does it" to me, yes, I'll go with it.
Vital and Pendulate are amazing new free synths from 2020, I greatly enjoy them but then again, I enjoy also my paid ones and I'm even proud that part of my hard earned money, went to buy such valuable and enjoyable stuff, couldn't think about many other things which I could have purchased and would give me such pleasure.