Are real analog synths warmer but retro-sounding ?

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Re: Are real analog synths warmer but retro-sounding ?

Post by filter_7 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:04 am

Yeah, sound shaping skills are important, and one other thing we can mention is composition. I heard some Aeroplane songs and his style is very retro, despite his analog synths. He's retro in a composition way, in the style.
Maybe today with effects and a bit more work analog gear and the VSTs can easily live together.

The workflow is another important thing, and i found Tetra to be very difficult in the tweaking territory.
With software i agree with condra, it's a lot easier and fun.

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Re: Are real analog synths warmer but retro-sounding ?

Post by MacGuffin » Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:05 pm

DSI filters generally have that saturated vintage feel, it's just the flavour they chose.
I have a Waldorf Pulse and that beast is analogue but sounds super modern.

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Re: Are real analog synths warmer but retro-sounding ?

Post by grnr » Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:04 am

UltimateOutsider wrote:I've invested in several mid-80s analog rack units recently that sound dated as hell if you rely on presets and standard MIDI but really come to life when you roll your own patches and employ SysEx automation. (Currently researching best methods of SysEx automation, BTW.)
You can use Macrobat (part of Clyphx) to send sysex data from macro knobs in Live. I used it to make a set of (empty) midi fx racks that I can use to control my Alpha Juno.

http://beatwise.proboards.com/index.cgi ... thread=992

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Re: Are real analog synths warmer but retro-sounding ?

Post by filter_7 » Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:12 am

Thanks for the tip grnr, If you could give us an easy how-to would be great.


Reminder of the topic: Please post contemporary tracks with modern use of analog gear!

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Re: Are real analog synths warmer but retro-sounding ?

Post by condra » Sun Dec 02, 2012 2:00 pm

Modern music made with analog synths:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yB_bO9upWXs

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