What synth do you actually USE the most in your own music????

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folderol
KVRAF
4862 posts since 5 Aug, 2006 from UK - Here!

Post Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:07 am

I've just had an idea. Why don't we start a thread about what synth we use (and presumably like) most of all? :help:
It wasn't me! (well, actually, it probably was)

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vurt
addled muppet weed
58938 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: What synth do you actually USE the most in your own music????

Post Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:17 am

folderol wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:07 am
I've just had an idea. Why don't we start a thread about what synth we use (and presumably like) most of all? :help:
i use the pantomime iv with blue shoe crab mods.

highkoo
KVRAF
4051 posts since 26 Jun, 2004

Re: What synth do you actually USE the most in your own music????

Post Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:20 am

Those Periwinkle filters really sparkle. :party:
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vurt
addled muppet weed
58938 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: What synth do you actually USE the most in your own music????

Post Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:35 am

highkoo wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:20 am
Those Periwinkle filters really sparkle. :party:
i like the unicorn mod section, the routing capabilities are beyond imagination.

the effects section could be better, but thats what outboard fx is for :)

Meffy
Skunk Mod
20866 posts since 10 Jun, 2004 from Pony Pasture

Re: What synth do you actually USE the most in your own music????

Post Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:29 pm

vurt wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:35 am
i like the unicorn mod
Thanks! That must have been back when I moderated discussions at a politics website. Different topic, different species: Equuleus monoceros sapiens.

Looking through a small part of my heap of half-finished projects and unimaginative works-for-hire, I'm seeing a lot of impOSCar 1 and 2, Predator, String Studio and Lounge Lizard, various Moog recreations, Aparillo, and LuSH-101 (which I haven't had all that long) managed to get in a surprising number of them too.

Had this been about sample-based instruments BFD3, Kontakt, and SampleTank would have been at or near the top of the list.

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KVRist
333 posts since 3 Oct, 2009

Re: What synth do you actually USE the most in your own music????

Post Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:34 am

SQ8L....by far

Kongru
KVRian
940 posts since 23 Feb, 2017

Re: What synth do you actually USE the most in your own music????

Post Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:39 am

Meffy wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:29 pm
vurt wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:35 am
i like the unicorn mod
That must have been back when I moderated discussions at a politics website.
That sounds horrific, I'm sorry. Can't stand political arguments.

To stay relatively on topic, I try to limit myself to Ableton synths and Falcon these days. Pigments is used for pretty much only granular.
Signatures are so early 2000s.

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KVRist
333 posts since 3 Oct, 2009

Re: What synth do you actually USE the most in your own music????

Post Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:29 am

ATS wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:01 pm
an-electric-heart wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:06 pm
I'm an FL guy, so Sytrus mostly, but also Diva and Rapture. I recently got Syntronik and it's been getting a fair bit of use. I don't understand synthesizers, I'm a preset guy, so Syntronik's been really good for me.

Syntronik is amazing. I don't understand why it doesn't seem to get much attention on here.
Because, for nearly every sampled synth in Syntronik...there's a virtual modeled plugin available that sounds as good/better with a exponentially smaller footprint and more CPU efficient engine.

sluggo
KVRian
637 posts since 31 May, 2002 from chez moi

Re: What synth do you actually USE the most in your own music????

Post Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:33 am

I use fxpansion Guru in pretty much every song I work on. Sytrus is also very common. Discovery a bit less.

mholloway
KVRian
1243 posts since 11 Jan, 2009 from Portland, OR, USA

Re: What synth do you actually USE the most in your own music????

Post Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:24 am

Bump1 wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:34 am
SQ8L....by far
Ughhhh I wish this project hadn't been abandoned. I'd kill to use this on a Mac, 64 bit. The workarounds are just too laborious and annoying.

I wish someone with the skills could take it over and update it so we could all use it. People love Ensoniq, people love the ESQ-1 / SQ80....this fantastic VST needs to be Out There....
https://tvhwy.bandcamp.com/releases - classic IDM by TV HWY
www.dwifh.com - old-school industrial music by DEAD WHEN I FOUND HER

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vurt
addled muppet weed
58938 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: What synth do you actually USE the most in your own music????

Post Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:09 am

bit more modular/reaktor/guitar(not a synth you say? depends what youre doing with it, namely triggering a guitar synth pedal :P )[the super ego, followed by various modulation and delays into the modular...]

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KVRist
333 posts since 3 Oct, 2009

Re: What synth do you actually USE the most in your own music????

Post Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:02 pm

mholloway wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:24 am
Bump1 wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:34 am
SQ8L....by far
Ughhhh I wish this project hadn't been abandoned. I'd kill to use this on a Mac, 64 bit. The workarounds are just too laborious and annoying.

I wish someone with the skills could take it over and update it so we could all use it. People love Ensoniq, people love the ESQ-1 / SQ80....this fantastic VST needs to be Out There....
It'd have to be done from scratch as the original developer will never part with the source code. But I agree, it should be brought up to date by someone.

It's a highly regarded synth so I'm puzzled why it's never been taken on.

darsho
KVRAF
1604 posts since 14 Sep, 2007 from www.koeln.de/en/

Re: What synth do you actually USE the most in your own music????

Post Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:32 am

Predator, which I bought in 2007.
And lots of Kontakt stuff.

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Forgotten
KVRAF
8592 posts since 15 Apr, 2019 from Nowhere

Re: What synth do you actually USE the most in your own music????

Post Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:37 am

I honestly don’t know what I use most as I change my mind a lot about what I want to use.

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vurt
addled muppet weed
58938 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: What synth do you actually USE the most in your own music????

Post Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:42 am

Forgotten wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:37 am
I honestly don’t know what I use most as I change my mind a lot about what I want to use.
the universe is my synthesiser!
mostly the bits in my room, but ill draw in some cosmic background radiation for an oscillator ocassionally.

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