Hey self-taught synth nut here.

If you are new here check this forum first, your question may have been answered.
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Synthack
KVRian
548 posts since 4 Dec, 2021 from Canada

Post Fri Dec 03, 2021 4:22 pm

Been dabbling in this stuff for a while, just thought i'd join instead of lurk.

I don't know very much music theory but that doesn't stop me from trying to make my own beats and stuff. Blackfriday2021 came and went and I got myself a whole bunch of new toys. So i figured id join here and learn more about stuff. I'm also a bitwig user so it makes sense to join the convo!
Do you have them all yet?

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cryophonik
KVRAF
7616 posts since 7 Sep, 2006 from Roseville, CA

Post Fri Dec 03, 2021 4:35 pm

Welcome!

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Synthack
KVRian

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548 posts since 4 Dec, 2021 from Canada

Post Fri Dec 03, 2021 5:24 pm

cryophonik wrote:
Fri Dec 03, 2021 4:35 pm
Welcome!
thx ! :)
Do you have them all yet?

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DJ Warmonger
KVRAF
4392 posts since 7 Jun, 2012 from Warsaw

Post Sat Dec 04, 2021 1:03 am

Hello Synthhack!

Don't be afraid, we won't hurt you. We are all perfectly normal :hihi:
Blog ------------- YouTube channel
Tricky-Loops wrote: (...)someone like Armin van Buuren who claims to make a track in half an hour and all his songs sound somewhat boring(...)

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Synthack
KVRian

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548 posts since 4 Dec, 2021 from Canada

Post Sat Dec 04, 2021 7:39 am

DJ Warmonger wrote:
Sat Dec 04, 2021 1:03 am
Hello Synthhack!

Don't be afraid, we won't hurt you. We are all perfectly normal :hihi:
Thank ye kindly.

I'm not afraid. I think i'll fit in here :hihi:
Do you have them all yet?

Winstontaneous
KVRAF
2165 posts since 15 Feb, 2006 from Berkeley, CA

Post Sat Dec 04, 2021 2:39 pm

Welcome! Be sure to check out the KVR Bitwig Forum if you haven't already.

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Synthack
KVRian

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548 posts since 4 Dec, 2021 from Canada

Post Sat Dec 04, 2021 7:12 pm

Winstontaneous wrote:
Sat Dec 04, 2021 2:39 pm
Welcome! Be sure to check out the KVR Bitwig Forum if you haven't already.
Thanks! Yes I'm definitely going to be going through all the posts there :tu:
lots of good info there.
Do you have them all yet?

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elxsound
KVRAF
7486 posts since 18 Aug, 2007 from NYC

Post Sat Dec 04, 2021 9:11 pm

DJ Warmonger wrote:
Sat Dec 04, 2021 1:03 am
Hello Synthhack!

Don't be afraid, we won't hurt you. We are all perfectly normal :hihi:
Speak for yourself… not the hurt part, just the normal part!

And welcome!

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Synthack
KVRian

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548 posts since 4 Dec, 2021 from Canada

Post Tue Dec 07, 2021 3:00 pm

elxsound wrote:
Sat Dec 04, 2021 9:11 pm
DJ Warmonger wrote:
Sat Dec 04, 2021 1:03 am
Hello Synthhack!

Don't be afraid, we won't hurt you. We are all perfectly normal :hihi:
Speak for yourself… not the hurt part, just the normal part!

And welcome!
Thanks! :D
Do you have them all yet?

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cryophonik
KVRAF
7616 posts since 7 Sep, 2006 from Roseville, CA

Post Tue Dec 07, 2021 3:06 pm

Just curious, what are your main styles? What instruments are you currently using?

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Synthack
KVRian

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548 posts since 4 Dec, 2021 from Canada

Post Tue Dec 07, 2021 3:10 pm

cryophonik wrote:
Tue Dec 07, 2021 3:06 pm
Just curious, what are your main styles? What instruments are you currently using?
Honestly I'm all over the place, but I'd love to write an album that sounds a little like Billie Eilish meets Aphex Twin meets Nine Inch Nails meets Massive Attack if that makes any sense.

So I'm not even sure yet, but that's sort of the direction I'm headed in. I want to write a bunch of vocals and record them and make the music.

As for instruments I've purchased quite a few over the years.

My Main DAW is Bitwig at the moment however I also use Logic Pro as well. I mostly sketch out my ideas In Bitwig.

Instruments & FX (What I have installed right now)
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MetaSynth CTX
Reason 12 with Suite 11 Rack Extensions
Acon Digital Acoustica Premium
Arturia V-Collection 8
DMG Audio TrackComp2, TrackControl, TrackDS, TrackGate, TrackLimit, TrackMeter
Izotope Iris2, BreakTweaker, Nectar3 Plus,Trash2, Neutron 3 Advanced, Ozone 9 Advanced, Stutter Edit2, Tonal balance Control 2, A few more I havn't installed yet.
Native Instruments Kontakt6, MassiveX, Raum, Reaktor6, Replika XT, Abbey Road Drummer Bundle,
Plogue ChipCrusher2, OPS7,
Plugin Alliance Byome, Triad
Synapse Audio Legend, Obsession
TAL TAL-J8, TAL-Sampler, TAL-DAC
U-he ACE, Bazille, Hive2, Repro

I only have a pretty basic Midi controller and my laptop so I'm 100% ITB. I am going to be buying a new electric guitar soon and learn how to play it better (Took lessons a long time ago)

How about you?
Do you have them all yet?

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cryophonik
KVRAF
7616 posts since 7 Sep, 2006 from Roseville, CA

Post Tue Dec 07, 2021 6:46 pm

Nice rig! I’ve been doing this for too long, have done a good deal of beta testing and demo songs for developers, so my software list is too long to mention, but I’m a Fabfilter, NI, U-he, Valhalla, and Soundtoys junkie. I grew up on hardware synths and synth-based music back in the late 70s/80, studied music theory, lived as a professional musician (bass and keys) for a period, now I work with local singers and do a variety of electronica styles. My studio is hybrid, I mostly use Logic, but also Studio One, Live, and occasionally Cubase and PT. My hardware rig includes a Prophet Rev2, Sub 37, Minitaur, Slim Phatty, Minilogue XD, Minibrute 2S, and Kurzweil PC3X.

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