Barbieri wrote:burns46824 wrote:wow...pathetic that he's using reason. he made some great sounds back in the day
I like to think I still am. After 25 years I felt like a change and a challenge, so I embraced digital technology and software synths in particular. That's not to say I don't still use all the analogues, I just find some of these new soft synths quite interesting.
Reason is actually an amazing program if you are prepared to put in the work.
Nice Forum by the way, I've been checking it for a while.
japan wrote:Wow...if you are Richard Barbieri, really, i have to say that i'm a BIG-BIG-BIG fan of your work...because of you i've been following an OB-X for months, and because of you, among other artists, i love synths to death...if you aren't Richard Barbieri, i'm a fool who believed too much...anyway, rich, wherever you are, i'm a huge fan of your work...thank you.
kuniklo wrote:It's fascinating that people like Richard and Paul Humphries of OMD are so much less particular about their gear than forum amateurs. Maybe it's not a coincidence that they write great music while the rest of us argue about graphs of saw waves.
kuniklo wrote:Richard - one question I'd really like to hear you answer:
As someone that's spent a career playing hardware instruments and recently also a big fan of the V-Synth for all it's hands-on realtime control, how are you adjusting to editing sounds on a small screen with a mouse? I ask because I love the convenience and flexibility of software but I much prefer the experience of playing and programming a real synth with a good interface, like a V-Synth or a Nord Lead, and I'm very curious to know how someone like you views the tradeoffs.
Barbieri wrote:Like you I much prefer playing and programming hardware but it's sometimes very handy to have the flexibility and stability that a good software program offers , especially for live work. It got to the point where I was taking 2 Prophet 5's (one as a spare) around the world on long tours.
burns46824 wrote:So you think Pro-53 is pretty accurate then? Do you ever use the VS side...seems like THAT synth, if any, would suit you: dirty, percussive digitalia.
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