whats your favorite software?

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Postby burns46824 » Thu Sep 21, 2006 12:31 am

Soft synths, to me, are NOT fun to use. I use them for presets (so, in other words, I don't use them much).
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Postby musicus » Tue Oct 24, 2006 4:33 am

Synths for pads http://www.hgf-synthesizer.de/ for f.g.Fortune
for Bass and Leads Arturia Minimoog V
Sampler halion 3.1
Sequencer Cubase 4
Drums Jamstix
Effects differents
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Postby Thefumigator » Tue Oct 24, 2006 4:38 am

musicus wrote:Synths for pads http://www.hgf-synthesizer.de/ for f.g.Fortune
for Bass and Leads Arturia Minimoog V
Sampler halion 3.1
Sequencer Cubase 4
Drums Jamstix
Effects differents
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LOL welcome musicus to VSE!!! You are somewhat late, this discussion is 1 month old. But Probably better to join the newer ones and also have fun at the offtopic section! :D :D :D
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Postby Stab Frenzy » Tue Oct 24, 2006 4:43 am

burns46824 wrote:I didn't buy Waves Diamond...in fact, the only software I think is worthy of a purchase is software that is based around sampling (b/c you can't illegally download a software sampler successfully).

Software is WAY OVERPRICED!!! I did buy SX3 tho...

I wouldn't be a bitch and steal software if it were cheaper...I think that goes for everyone!

Can somebody ban him please? Or at least erase his posts if he's going to continue to talk about stealing software and encourage it. :roll:
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Postby burns46824 » Tue Oct 24, 2006 4:52 am

Wow why do you hate me so much stab frenzy? I'm just being honest.
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Postby Stab Frenzy » Tue Oct 24, 2006 4:58 am

Well your 'honesty' could get this forum shut down.
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Postby burns46824 » Tue Oct 24, 2006 6:11 am

Sorry
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Postby diezdiazgiant » Tue Oct 24, 2006 7:20 am

i dont really think software is overpriced, any of the plug-ins that are worth a damn require a large amount of development and attention to detail. rewarding good results usually prmoises that more developments will come.

a prime example i think would be something like linplugs albino which sounds great and draws very little resources from my old computer and only costs 150. if roland or korg developed a dsp that detailed and put it into hardware form they would probably charge maybe a grand or more. like, i enjoy my ms2000r for its immediacy and being able to relieve some strain from my computer; but really in terms of sound quality abl bassline pro blows it away (especially when you start stacking it). but which costs more? which takes up more of my very limited space?


complaining about the price of software seems to me equal to people who complain about having to pay taxes and then bitching about how about how the government should do more for cheaper. peoples time is pricey
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Postby burns46824 » Tue Oct 24, 2006 7:48 am

i would agree except for the fact that plug ins aren't permanent. Guess what, you change operating systems, and your plug ins are history.

You're lucky if you own a vintage synth from the 70s or 80s. Can you imagine a plug-in you use now still being operational in 20 or 30 years?
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Postby diezdiazgiant » Tue Oct 24, 2006 8:12 am

burns46824 wrote:i would agree except for the fact that plug ins aren't permanent. Guess what, you change operating systems, and your plug ins are history.

You're lucky if you own a vintage synth from the 70s or 80s. Can you imagine a plug-in you use now still being operational in 20 or 30 years?




sure i can imagine that, i usually never update my OS since it usually just gives me more bullshit i dont even want. why change when ive already got what i want? hell, there are people who still use old atari's for sequencing and other obsolete crap so its not hard to believe that in this culture whatever insane tech there will be in 20-30 years there are going to be hobbyists who use what will be dead tech then, such as old pc's found at thrift stores and software like ableton. plus even if you do get a new OS there will always be those who do homebrew programs, stuff meant to allow them to run the programs they are accustomed to.

plus if i kept on opening up a synth and modifying it the same way people modify thier computer i wouldnt expect that hardware to last long either.

i trust my vst's to last longer then my midi controller or anything else i own... its not like it susceptible to wear and tear. if a component in my computer fucks up i jsut replace it, a new hard drive or processor is probably cheaper then getting something like an arp2600 serviced...
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Postby burns46824 » Tue Oct 24, 2006 9:12 am

haha ok i hope you enjoy your current computer 20 years from now...but that is a good arguement in a way i suppose.

i wish i could just use xp for like the next 5 years. you're thinking like nasa...they use 15 year old technology in their space ships to make sure there are no bugs
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Re: whats your favorite software?

Postby justinjbrown » Tue Oct 24, 2006 1:48 pm

im bored as hell, hopefully this will result in some interesting responses;
so whats your...
- favorite synth?
- sequencer?
- sampler?
- audio effects?
- mastering plugins?
- filters?
- plugins/audio software that might not fit perfectly into the above categorys?


Synth: Absynth or Meta synth for their novelty, otherwise for straight up synthesis I would go with the "Synth 1" vst.

Sequencer: Reason/Live

Sampler: reason's nnxt or morpheus(fm vocoder like sample player)

F/X: Orange Vocoder, LIVE!

Mastering: I leave that to the pro's

Filter: Reason's Maelstrom, Legacy Collection MS-20, LIVE

Extra programs: Audiomulch
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Re: whats your favorite software?

Postby elmosexwhistle » Tue Oct 24, 2006 3:25 pm

justinjbrown wrote:
im bored as hell, hopefully this will result in some interesting responses;
so whats your...
- favorite synth?
- sequencer?
- sampler?
- audio effects?
- mastering plugins?
- filters?
- plugins/audio software that might not fit perfectly into the above categorys?



- Synths: VOPM or FM7 (For FM) Minimonsta (For VA) AAS String Studio (Physically Modelled Shiz)
- Sequencer: Cubase SX (I've been using it for years so if it ain't broke...)
- Sampler: Halion (For Playing Soundfonts) Intakt (For Slicing Beats) Dr Fusion (Amazing Sample Based Drum Machine)
- Effects: Dual Trashers, Blockfish, Classic Phaser, Monstra Chorus, Supertrigga, Ixox Delay, Many More!
- Mastering: Waves L1 Limiter, Maxxbass
- Filters: Virtual MS20
- Other: Groove Agent
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Postby Shleed » Fri Nov 03, 2006 12:50 pm

- favorite synth? Moog Modular V2, uTonic 2, Reaktor 5 and Z3ta+, all equally good :)
- sequencer? Protools
- sampler? Kontakt
- audio effects? Any bitcrusher
- mastering plugins? Those lovely Bomb factory plugins that came with Protools :P
- filters? Fabfilter's Lava
- plugins/audio software that might not fit perfectly into the above categorys? Sound forge, nice 'n cheap but comes with some powerful editing tools.
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Postby ex_action_figure » Fri Nov 03, 2006 6:36 pm

my current favorites are
ableton live (of course)
korg legacy minimoog V battery 2 and discoDSP
I’m still looking for a virus-like softsynth but to no avail :cry:
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