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Re: The Synth Thread...

Post by Dave » Thu May 16, 2019 3:15 pm

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Any opinions here on the Behringer Neutron? Looks like a perfect next step for patching with my Microbrute, I'm not sure I'm ready to get into full eurorack yet...
Couldn't tell you about the Behringer but WOAH, where have you been?!

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Re: The Synth Thread...

Post by El Pr0n » Fri May 17, 2019 2:37 am

Dave wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 3:15 pm
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Thu May 16, 2019 9:57 am
Any opinions here on the Behringer Neutron? Looks like a perfect next step for patching with my Microbrute, I'm not sure I'm ready to get into full eurorack yet...
Couldn't tell you about the Behringer but WOAH, where have you been?!
lol, I have plugged back in! I hadn't made much music in a while, and I had just been using my laptop the whole time, but I bought a hardware mixer and dug out my old pedals, and now I'm back!
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Post by mackerelmint » Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:32 pm

Hey, any recommends on a free VST minimoog? How about electric pianos?

I got a new laptop, and I'm doing an experiment. My recording computer is in storage, along with my softube and arturia plugs and S1. Also it's 32 bit, because it came with 32 bit win7 for some goddamn reason. So I've decided to get a small interface and use nothing but free software just to see how far it'll take me, in the name of shits and giggles. I wouldn't feel the least bit bad pirating the software I already paid for, but let's try something else in 64 bit. I love Studio one, but the free version won't do VST, so it's out. I've decided to try Tracktion 7. I've got my bread and butter effects mostly, and for synths I've got OBXD and DEXED, as well as a JX8P plug. Want a 64 bit polyphonic minimoog that's free, if anyone knows of one. I did grab the minmogue VA one I'd used ages ago, and the Mr. Ray and Mr. Tramp plugs for pianos, which I've always loved. But it'd be nice to get 64 bit plugs if they're free.

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Re: The Synth Thread...

Post by tade » Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:26 am

El Pr0n wrote: Any opinions here on the Behringer Neutron? Looks like a perfect next step for patching with my Microbrute, I'm not sure I'm ready to get into full eurorack yet...
I quite like it. It's a very good monosynth (paraphonic actually) for its price, with an interesting character.
While it's not anything groundbreaking sound wise, it can deliver some powerful and 'aggressive' sounds.
Also the patching capabilities are quite extensive for such a small synth, so if you end up expanding to other patchable synths or modules, you can't go wrong with it.

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Post by StevenO » Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:43 am

I don't know about the bit rate, but I have an Arturia Minimoog on my iPad that I paid $20 for, I think, and it's actually quite great. I always think it sucks but then I match the patches on my Behringer Model D and it's actually surprisingly similar in sound and character. Maybe there's something like that for you?

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Post by mackerelmint » Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:45 pm

Yeah, I could buy another copy of the arturia minimoog, but I have one on my packed up machine and don't feel like buying it twice. And it would kinda undermine the point of my little experiment. The MinimogueVA is actually pretty on point, I just don't wanna have to use a bridge if I don't have to is all.
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Post by phutyle » Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:33 am

My current setup. Arturia Minibrute 2, Elektron Model:Samples, Modal Skulpt in though an Arturia Audiofuse into Logic. (franken-P-Bass, SQJMJM and partcaster strat with aluminium neck also pictured).

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A couple of tracks from it (mainly to learn how everything works):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTF9gw5nBWQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUPKT1HrTWU

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Post by krib » Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:02 pm

Nice setup there.
Serious synth gas here for some time now, im thinking about something cheap and simple for starters. Like Skulpt, IK Uno or Microfreak, for stuff like Autechre, BoC, Clark etc what would best suited of those three or any of them?
I like Skulpt best so far but Uno would be cheaper and easier to get, microfreak would be easier to get too but in the same price range as Skulpt.
Arp and sequencer is must but im not ready to dive into sampling yet.
Sorry if this is stupid question as im just starting started :blush:

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Post by phutyle » Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:02 pm

I considered the Skulpt, Uno and Microfreak just like you (all three look great in different ways), but went with the Skulpt because I was looking for something small ( I’m deliberately limiting myself to the space in the setup picture) and I wanted a polyphonic digital synth to complement and contrast with the Minibrute 2 (analog mono). So for me, the choice was easy.

I picked the Skulpt up second hand (via Reverb, from a seller in Sweden), because I wanted the white one, and everywhere that sells them new only had black.

I’ve only scratched the surface with the Skulpt, but there’s a hell of a lot of power inside that little box.

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Post by krib » Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:44 am

The more i listened the more i liked it, Skulpt that is.
So... I ordered one :w00t:

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Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:15 pm

Are these you playing? These sound awesome! Also, I love the vibe of your synth area and how it's lit. Looks really cool :)
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Re: The Synth Thread...

Post by phutyle » Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:05 am

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Are these you playing? These sound awesome! Also, I love the vibe of your synth area and how it's lit. Looks really cool :)
Thanks! Yeah, that's all me. They're the first time I've recorded anything, so I'm only finding my feet and keep realising that I have a lot to learn. The first track is all Model:Samples and Skulpt , the second is a bit of everything, including a couple of tracks of guitar and bass. Lot of processing in Logic on both.

I'm pretty chuffed with the lighting too - cheapo led strips from Lidl, stuck to the back of the shelf. Only problem with the setup is that I have to sit on the arm of my sofa to work on it, and it's pretty uncomfortable and not so good for my back, so I plan on moving to a desk at some point, but I have to make room elsewhere in the house for that. Props to my wife for being cool with having this in the corner of our living room!

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Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:03 am

phutyle wrote:
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Thanks! Yeah, that's all me. They're the first time I've recorded anything, so I'm only finding my feet and keep realising that I have a lot to learn. The first track is all Model:Samples and Skulpt , the second is a bit of everything, including a couple of tracks of guitar and bass. Lot of processing in Logic on both.

I'm pretty chuffed with the lighting too - cheapo led strips from Lidl, stuck to the back of the shelf. Only problem with the setup is that I have to sit on the arm of my sofa to work on it, and it's pretty uncomfortable and not so good for my back, so I plan on moving to a desk at some point, but I have to make room elsewhere in the house for that. Props to my wife for being cool with having this in the corner of our living room!
Hell yes dude. Those sound really great, and it's not helping my wait for my first hardware synth I've got on preorder :wacko: Do you just record straight into your DAW/recording device?

Yeah, that's awesome. As someone who builds stuff to fit an exact need, I'd recommend building a desk for your music and synth stuff, so you can get the exact height and desktop space you need ;D Is your wife a musician too, or just really cool?
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Re: The Synth Thread...

Post by phutyle » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:14 am

Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:03 am
Hell yes dude. Those sound really great, and it's not helping my wait for my first hardware synth I've got on preorder :wacko: Do you just record straight into your DAW/recording device?

Yeah, that's awesome. As someone who builds stuff to fit an exact need, I'd recommend building a desk for your music and synth stuff, so you can get the exact height and desktop space you need ;D Is your wife a musician too, or just really cool?
Everything goes into the Arturia Audiofuse, and then into Logic (on a 2009 MacBook Pro that's seen better days). I might just swing by Ikea for the table ;D I don't want all the gear ending up on a heap on the floor. Wife's not a musician, but she is cool. Better for the whole family that I'm not locked away in a room on my own, I suppose. Although I do tend to wait until everyone else has gone to bed to record. We've 3 kids (6,6 and 10), and I make a point of leaving all musical instruments out for them to (respectfully) play with whenever they want. Between the living and dining room, there's three synths, two drum machines, two electric guitars, a bass, two acoustic guitars, two ukes, an Irish flute, two tin whistles and a Celtic harp.

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Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:09 pm

Woo! Man, at least one of your kids will be musical. That's pretty cool. I've always been the territorial-type with my stuff, but that's super awesome.
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