gentleclockdivider wrote: ↑
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:41 am
I genuinly wonder , if you presets guys don't find a patch to your liking ...what do you then ?
Do you stop making music , really ?
Depending on my mood, I’ll either roll my own, or browse through some presets.
The thing is, without exception, a preset never stays a preset It’s just inspiration, a point of departure.
But for many years, I avoided presets at all costs. I would never browse, and started all patches from INIT. If I didn’t know how to make a sound I read about it and later watched online. I also wouldn’t re-use presets either. I initialized every patch in every track or song. But my first synth was a Roland SH-101, so I guess that was just a habit.
I don’t know when, but one day relatively recently I just started browsing through the presets of my synths. Now, I can pick out the elements of the preset I like, change what I feel needs to be changed, tweak, etc. In the process I also learn more about sound design, which informs rolling my own patches.