Originally Posted by CutOffCutOff
thanks for your reply, that moog in your track sounds in fact really lush. do you feel like you can use the moog without processing the sounds a lot (apart from sound design purposes of course)?
That's a good question.
For what I like to make, I usually don't do any real processing. I throw around a lot of compressors, eqing, stereo, chorus, but I always want to keep the original tone in tact. I do add distortion mainly via another compressor.
So ultimately I'd say no you don't need to do much if any processing effects. For my styles (usually house based music, fidget/electro, heavy electro, 'techno', and nu-disco) it suits things like a glove. And on that track I think I had maybe 3 or 4 effects on both of the bass channels. But if you are interested in making things like big nasty dubstep basses, you'll need to work a little harder. You will need to probably layer more, and for certain sounds do a lot of processing.
The monophonic deal has it's limitations, as well as 2osc has it's limitations. If you have a decent sampler in your DAW (I see you have ableton, I think you'll be set) you can create some truely wicked polyphonic sample based instruments. I think if this is your first instrument, you'll adapt to monophonic just fine.
I don't feel limited by it at all, and it's my only synth (along side a couple of simple vst patches). I would recommend choosing whatever sounds best to you. Tone and personality is not something processing can easily create. The rest can always be made up for with processing. Hopefully that helps.