Hey stillearning (or anyone) maybe you can help me.
1. What is you budget?
Currently $0 but I'm willing to save up for a Virus TI Kb or a Waldorf Q+
2. What are you into? (music, sounds, etc)
I make a type of Industrial Dance Orchestral Electronica. I want to have clean vocals with a little bit of distorted vocals, well placed audio clips from movies, soulful pads and strings, dirty trance-ish arpeggios... analog and very melodic, heavy distorted kicks, delayed hats, abrasive snares and gritty sound effects. True Industrial music sounds awful to me, just a bunch of irritating noise. I try to make a prettier package with my tracks.
3. Live, studio, or personal home use?
4. Level of synth expertise? (beginner, intermediate, etc)
I've been playing keys for about 3 years but still I'm sadly a beginner. I've have definitely improved over time with my playing and programming, but I still see myself as a newbie. I'm much better at programming sounds.
5. List what gear you already have.
I have an Alesis Ion and a QS 6.1, A microkorg and an N5-EX, A Roland R8 mkII and SP 404, A digitech Vocal 300, A self built XP box running FL Studio 7 with a Soundblaster Audigy ZS2 Platinum sound card. Plus a digitech digidelay and a boss rv-5 reverb pedal for the Ion.
I admit that I have gearlust for the Virus TI, the Waldorf Q+, the Alesis Fusion 6HD, and I probably already have everything I need to make decent music. So should I save up and get after some or all of these synths or shut up and get to work with what I've got? Could any of these synths be a recommended must have, like the Fusion? Cause I don't have any good FM capabilities. Would the Fusion be a better MIDI controller than the QS6.1? I know I could make decent music with what I've got, but I want to make great music like what I've programmed with FL Studio. Examples can be found here www.myspace.com/akoginthemachine
. Now can I make this kind of music live with what I have... insert real guitars, an electronic drum kit, and a couple of synth players? Is it possible? Would anyone trade a Fusion6HD for my QS 6.1, Korg N5-EX, and Digitech Vocal 300?