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#1

Hi everyone, I used to have an account in the days before… never posted but maybe that’ll change this go-round. Interests include music, computers, and software/hardware used to make music on computers - anyone else? :slight_smile:


#2

Indeed I too am interested in music and computers. These days I run FL Studio on a windows laptop to get it done and have a few hardware sysnths to jam on for inspiration. How about you?


#3

Nice - I’m running Ableton on an older macbook pro with Komplete 11, Serum, and some others. As for hardware, all I’ve got is the push, no actual synths yet.

@White_Noise which synth do you end up using the most?


#4

That is a really good question… What actually gets into songs with it’s audio the most is U-he Diva for me. Best softsynth evar. I’m usually too lazy to record my hardware synths in part because Diva sounds really really good and I can dial in most sounds that I’d get on pretty much any hardware in under 5 minutes and be off without having to route and gainstage any hardware inputs. Also easier to automate because I don’t have to think about MIDI CCs or NRPNs. I just point my automation lanes to the parameters I want and they all come up when I load my project.

But what I practice and come up with ideas on is usually the Prophet Rev2. It boots and warms up way faster than even a good template session, can’t distract me with too many effects or getting sucked into mixing. 16 voices is more than enough even for two sounds at once the way I play (very amateur). The keyboard is nice to play and big enough that I never run out of space if I’m voicing things reasonably. But it’s not so gorgeous sounding that I get hung up on getting the perfect take of anything and I’m happy to just bring up similar enough sounds in Diva when it comes time to make a real song out of the ideas that I came up with at the Prophet.


#5

Welcome back! You will find many of us share your interests. :slight_smile:

:spider:


#6

You’ve inspired me to have a go with the Diva demo. And even though the prophet rev2 sounds like a beast I might just save the $2k for a machine a bit more capable of running diva than my 2011 mbp :rofl: at least for now…

I can also see the benefit of just flipping a switch to be able to jam out and come up with new ideas… which makes the decision all the tougher really.


#7

Welcome back, whoever you were before.
I’m mostly into hardware these days as I spend way too much time on my laptop for work and for my programming hobby.
The synth I use the most is the Microfreak, lovely little thing…