Best modern hardware for trance style leads?

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superstardj02
KVRer
27 posts since 20 Apr, 2021

Post Thu Nov 25, 2021 3:02 pm

As the title says - Best modern hardware for trance style leads?

chk071
KVRAF
30615 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Thu Nov 25, 2021 3:04 pm

Still the Access Virus, I would guess.

Not sure how many of the big names still use hardware though. It seems to me that 99% of them use software only these days.
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cryophonik
KVRAF
7576 posts since 7 Sep, 2006 from Roseville, CA

Post Thu Nov 25, 2021 3:15 pm

Yeah, the Virus is still as viable soundwise for modern trance as anything, although Access has pretty much stopped development.

Notation Peak seems to be a good option, too, although I’ve never used one myself.

Lbdunequest
KVRist
50 posts since 24 Sep, 2021

Post Sat Nov 27, 2021 11:24 am

Virus, Novation Peak, Waldorf Kyra, Hydrasynth, Korg Minilogue XD (with custom supersaw waveform), Deep Mind 12 is also a good contender (12 poly/unison).

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pdxindy
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20866 posts since 3 Feb, 2005 from in the wilds

Post Sat Nov 27, 2021 11:37 am

Korg Modwave should work well...

acid alex
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290 posts since 23 Feb, 2017

Post Thu Dec 02, 2021 7:27 am

I use Peak or A4 in poly mode for supersaws
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cryophonik
KVRAF
7576 posts since 7 Sep, 2006 from Roseville, CA

Post Fri Dec 03, 2021 8:24 am

acid alex wrote:
Thu Dec 02, 2021 7:27 am
I use Peak or A4 in poly mode for supersaws
Funny, I've actually found myself GAS'ing for a Peak ever since I replied to this thread and started watching some YouTube vids. I have a Korg Minilogue XD and agree with Lbdunequest that it would be a decent option as well. The digital waveforms can get into supersaw territory, but the biggest problem is probably the 4-note polyphony. I think a Prologue would probably be a better choice, but I've never used one.

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Constructed Identity
KVRist
232 posts since 29 Sep, 2012 from Minneapolis, MN

Post Sat Dec 04, 2021 2:20 pm

cryophonik wrote:
Fri Dec 03, 2021 8:24 am
Funny, I've actually found myself GAS'ing for a Peak ever since I replied to this thread and started watching some YouTube vids. I have a Korg Minilogue XD and agree with Lbdunequest that it would be a decent option as well. The digital waveforms can get into supersaw territory, but the biggest problem is probably the 4-note polyphony. I think a Prologue would probably be a better choice, but I've never used one.
Here's a snippet of a preset of the Prologue I edited slightly to add functionality for the expression pedal I recently got. Added NI Raum and a little compression and that's it.
https://youtu.be/2-HTZNOPAw8

AnX
KVRAF
10362 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Post Tue Dec 07, 2021 11:01 pm

superstardj02 wrote:
Thu Nov 25, 2021 3:02 pm
As the title says - Best modern hardware for trance style leads?
What have you tried?

recursive one
KVRAF
5637 posts since 7 Feb, 2013

Post Wed Dec 08, 2021 7:47 am

chk071 wrote:
Thu Nov 25, 2021 3:04 pm
Still the Access Virus
Very true.
chk071 wrote:
Thu Nov 25, 2021 3:04 pm
Not sure how many of the big names still use hardware though. It seems to me that 99% of them use software only these days.
Very true as well.

As much as I love the Virus, I wouldn't consider choosing it over software these days, especially for trance leads, unless the OP doesn't want to use software synths at all on principle
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superstardj02
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27 posts since 20 Apr, 2021

Post Wed Dec 08, 2021 6:56 pm

AnX wrote:
Tue Dec 07, 2021 11:01 pm
superstardj02 wrote:
Thu Nov 25, 2021 3:02 pm
As the title says - Best modern hardware for trance style leads?
What have you tried?
Nothing yet, I just fancy playing with some knobs lol

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