Friday, August 21, 2009

Some info (random Post)

My Setup :

  • M-Audio Studiophile BX5a Deluxe - Link
  • M-Audio Axiom 49 - Link
  • M-Audio Oxygen 61 - Link
  • M-Audio Solaris - Link
  • M-Audio Fast Track Pro - Link
1200 gigs of hard disk space
2 gigs of ram

DAW : Fl Studio Producer Edition - Link

Softsynths :

  • Image-Line PoiZone - Link
  • Image-Line Toxic Biohazard - Link
  • Tone2 Firebird - Link
  • SONiVOX SoundStage - Link
  • SONiVOX Symphonic Harp - Link
  • SONiVOX Clavinet - Link
  • SONiVOX Harpsichord - Link
  • SONiVOX Symphonic Ensemble Strings - Link (Discontinued ?)
  • Native Instruments KORE PLAYER - Link
  • Native Instruments KONTAKT PLAYER - Link

Plus tons of free synths, effects, and samples you can think of, i try and create my own samples from scratch, recording and editing them, it makes your sound unique, i'll record anything and i do mean anything i can find, layer them, tweak them, you can create some crazy sounds from things you find around the house, be creative and dont hold back.

Record yourself, have people come round and record them, clapping, snapping there fingers, see if you can get them to do some vocal "ahhs" & "ohhs" (anything really) together as a group, do a few takes , then layer and tweak those the possibilities really are endless.

Something to think about when buying softsynths:
Can i create my own presets?, the reason im advising you to ask yourself this is because i have made this mistake, i bought softsynths without thinking numerous times, using only built in presets that i couldn't tweak with ease, leaving me feeling restricted & resentful of my new synth.

When you have a synth that can be tweaked with ease recreating sounds is also easier than ever, you can post on a forum asking how do i get a certain producers sound from a certain song, and Mr Kn0wz-Evrytin replies "layer this with a boom, tweak this with a bap, add this to the mix and you got some chocolate pudding", leaving you saying to yourself, "what did he just say?",

I guess part of the problem here is making sure you know what your synth can do, it never hurts to research your synth, get other customers opinion on ease of use for a beginner, value for money is also a good idea to research, why pay $200 for twelve presets on a synth that cant create anymore ?

To be continued . . . . .

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