Phase Plant certainly can use a lot of CPU but if all you add is one oscillator, it hardly uses any at all. That's what's great about it - it only uses as much CPU as you need to get the job done. As for u-He synths, they're OK but I rarely find any use for them. I don't really know why but, even when I start out with Hive or one of the RePros, I usually end up using something else.
TribeOfHǫfuð wrote: ↑
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:29 pm
Though I was thinking of the one put forward somewhere a workshorse is like a swizz army knife that you do not need to replace for exactly that reason.
To me that is a jack of all trades. Like an adjustable wrench, as opposed to a set of open-end spanners. It's a tool I'll use if all else fails, never my first choice. The adjustable wrench is too big, too cumbersome so I reach for something more nimble most of the time. And why go through the process of adjusting it to fit the bolt head when I can see it's a 12mm bolt and go straight to my 12mm open-ender? Even a swiss army knife is a compromise. It's something you carry in your pocket because it's easier than carrying around a toolkit, not because it's the best way to cut down a tree or open a can of beans or trim your toenails or scale a fish.
We are not pros. No deadlines that require fast solutions.
Time is definitely a factor in my life. We already have a reputation for being slack when it comes to releases and that's something I would really like to fix. To that end we've set ourselves the goal of releasing an album every two years until I turn 70. So that's one next year, then 2024, 2026 and 2028, as opposed to 2003, 2005, 2009, 2016 and 2020. Hopefully I'll be retired at some point, which will give me a lot more time but, for now, I don't have the time or the energy to be dealing with complex synths or synths with hundreds of presets, or any of that stuff the market seems to demand of developers, unless I really need to. Mostly that stuff is a distraction more than anything.
We can allow ourselves to be irrational and be inspired from a nice GUI, workflow or whatever only. A lot of the proces is intuitive, we grap a synth from the collection and see if we can get it where we want. We usually do, because we know them well enough, but we are ready to replace them, if they fail.
Absolutely, that's a big part of my process - try out half-a-dozen different synths and see which works best. And it doesn't stop for me when the album is finished - a lot of the songs on last year's opus will have completely different instrumentation when we finally get to play them live.
Focused does not necessarily means "simple" if what you focus ain't that. However, Repro 5 is an emulation and focused as such,
That was certainly the developer's focus but it doesn't have to be ours. An electric piano is focused, a 2 osc polysynth like RePro 5 can do anything. I'd imagine more than half the presets that ship with Zebra are things you could do equally well in RePro 5 so it's just a matter of degree. To think of it in such black and white terms is really limiting yourself, don't you think?
Apparantly thia is the most shared view around too, so it can even be communicated and understood.
Flat Earth theory is also ridiculously popular these days, that doesn't make it right or helpful.
dune_rave wrote: ↑
Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:01 am
these are just tools of musicmaking. lets compare the music the user made with them!
Yeah, fat chance.
SLiC wrote: ↑
Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:04 am
I even had a flirtation with trying to make money from music (I owned a small studio) but it never made a profit and I very quickly realised I didn't like 'having' to do music full time (hell is other people, especially when they are 'the talent'!!)
Yeah, I always realised that what I do could never be commercially viable and having had the opportunity to gig with most of the big names in our genre has just reinforced that for me. Bands like KMFDM have achieved more than most in our genre but they have to tour constantly and release albums very regularly just to keep going. They'll never own a nice car like mine, they are basically slaves to a decision they made 30 years ago. I mostly feel a bit sorry for them because most of them have nothing to fall back on, whereas I've had three different careers outside music.
I am 55 now- wife
Just a boy!