Just asking, i was thinking about getting one but idk, its hard to know if i will use it enough.
I have a Yamaha YPG keyboard that has semi weighted keys and USB midi. It’s not exactly a synth but works pretty well as a MIDI controller for VSTs
It’s pretty bulky so most of the time I put it away under our bed and use a mini USB keyboard with my PC laptop.
I once had a low end Casio CZ101 that was fun to tweak. I should have kept it because I guess they go for about $600 now on eBay. I would love to have DX7 to fiddle around with but really don’t have the space and don’t have money for a Reface.
I have quite a few free VSTs and I use Asio4all with Reaper which cuts down on the latency issues a lot.
I’m thinking about getting a minifreak or a moog, they look like a lot of fun
I bought a synth when I was 23. I was smoking alot and lost some touch with reality. I never made much music with it and ended up trying to drive to Oregon from the east coast.
I don’t know it was a cool thing to have. It was an Alesis synth.
I am obsessed. Gotta bunch of soft synths and 1 hardware synth. I have all the soft synth I would ever need so I’m done with that, but want more hardware synths. There’s spacial limitations to how many I could get, so it shouldn’t be too expensive over time
This is my microbrute
nice one, i have a proper professional touring keyboard but i dont use it, i could hook it up to a soft synth very easy as i have the midi cable with interface but i tried to learn how to play but lost confidence and stopped trying, i feel like i need to learn how to play before i start using it as a synth,
do any of you guys play keyboard? i wish i could play but lack confidence, do i need to know how to play to use it as a synth properly?
I have sylenth1 software synth
I just downloaded helm, it looks simple and its free until i decide to donate (if i use it enough) looks like a very nice simple soft synth to practice on a little, I’m thinking about moving some stuff around and setting up my keyboard, i’d also like a nice a nice comfy chair that swivels.
I had a couple analog synths for a while (a Roland Planet S and a Cocoquantus) but eventually i realized that Max/MSP can do anything a hard synth can do and more.
I just focus on granular stuff these days, it’s much more fun and profitable than traditional forms of synthesis. The last frontier of sound.
I’ve been checking out some nice beginner synths and the Moog 25 looks awesome but i have a great keyboard that cosy me £500 a few years ago i would love to use it,
I wish i had some way of controlling the knobs on the plugins though, i wish i could map my akai midimix to it lol
idk this term lol i’m still a newb really haha
Imagine you take an audio track and slice it into hundreds or thousands of tiny fragments, each less than a second long, as short as a millisecond, and manipulate those fragments in a way that creates new sounds. Like looping them or jumbling them. Max/MSP and other programs have tools that allow this to be automated to very interesting effect.
Here are a couple examples of the kinds of sounds that granular synthesis allows:
hmmm, i am trying to visualise where i would use sounds like that, the sounds seem very dark and grissly
I just looked up mapping my midi device and it looks like ableton may have a feature for mapping it
Hap you can totally map your midi knobs to ableton
my workstation is really fkd up now idk if i can use my keyboard bc of the size of it, i moved things around last night, looks like ■■■■ now its all messed up
@velociraptor i was wondering if you had any knowledge about synths? i’m a beginner and i saw a couple i might like, the berhinger pro 1 seems a good price but i’m not sure, have you any knowledge about it?
Nothing useful I’m afraid.
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