ARTURIA minimoog v or modular v??

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Postby CS_TBL » Mon Jun 23, 2008 12:07 pm

With modulars I usually end up making standard models again.. :lol:
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Postby Bitexion » Tue Jun 24, 2008 6:24 pm

Yeah, same here. I tend to just want to string up standard monosynth patches because that's what I'm used to doing. I had that problem when I bought my hardware modular, I couldn't think of those "crazy" modulations, would just string up 2VCO leads or snappy bass sounds..same things you can make on any other synth..it took me months to be able to "go wild" and make those horribly complex self-playing weird modulation sounds on my modular.
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Postby meatballfulton » Tue Jun 24, 2008 7:23 pm

It's not a crime to use a modular for basic synth sounds. After all, that's how the basic sounds got developed in the first place. Crazy modulations are easy, making useful musical sounds is a lot harder.

If I was choosing between Arturia's Mini and Modular I would take the Modular, it comes with plenty of useful presets you can use as is or as a starting point for your own tweaks but down the road if/when you're ready to dig in there's much more potential for sound design than the Mini.

Be forewarned that Arturia's synths tend to be real CPU hogs, when they state minimum requirements those are bare minimums!
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Postby Bitexion » Wed Jun 25, 2008 12:34 am

Yeah sure, but I was feeling "guilty" for not using my $3000 modular for anything but remake patches from my other synths, if you know what I mean :)
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Postby CS_TBL » Wed Jun 25, 2008 2:21 pm

For the moment I think FM8 is a good balance between a fixed-routing synth and vast features and tiny details one can change.
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Postby Bitexion » Wed Jun 25, 2008 6:54 pm

Gah, I can't stand the interface of the FM7/8's. I much rather prefer the menus on my DX7S to be honest. I don't like have "infinite" algorithms available, it just makes everything confusing. Better to have 32 preset alg's and work from them. I'm deep enough into FM synthesis that I can build my own sounds from scratch instead of minor tweaks to presets.

I just never got anywhere with the NI FM synths..and I've tried. The DX7S interface is more logical and I know where all my parameters are.
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Postby MitchK1989 » Fri Jul 11, 2008 6:22 pm

+ on minimonsta.
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Postby deb76 » Wed Jul 23, 2008 2:41 am

For me; it's the Moog Modular V2...
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Postby crystalmsc » Wed Jul 23, 2008 9:41 am

desmond wrote:However, I *love* Minimonsta, and with the modulation and patch morphing you can be incredibly expressive.

viva the melohman, it's the most musical vst that I'm comfortable with.
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Re: ARTURIA minimoog v or modular v??

Postby Eddie » Fri Aug 08, 2008 10:01 am

+1 Minimonsta.....it's way better than Minimoog V...and cheaper :)
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Re: ARTURIA minimoog v or modular v??

Postby WhinyLittleRunt » Mon Aug 25, 2008 3:11 pm

Eddie wrote:+1 Minimonsta.....it's way better than Minimoog V...and cheaper :)


Do you think it's way better than the V because it has more capabilities or cuz it's less expensive? Too bad though either way - Arturia has a promotion going on that allows you to buy one softsynth, get a second free... :( How many of us paid full price for two and are now going WTF....
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