i need a new synth, for keys and bass

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leighbeynon
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i need a new synth, for keys and bass

Post by leighbeynon » Sat Jun 05, 2010 3:55 pm

im looking for an all rounder really, something with some great classic sounds

piano / keys sounds and synth leads

i realise you programme alot of the patchs to get your sound, but something with a good jump off point would be great

something i can get some nice deep sounds from like this these

http://www.afrodesiamp3.com/catalog/soulis...mix-p -4474.html

http://www.afrodesiamp3.com/catalog/baaina...yi-p- 10029.html

to be honest im really trying to find a good rhodes sound also as lounge lizard isnt great
ill have to demo some bits


this is a perfect example of the bass sound im after
http://www.traxsource.com/index.php?act ... s&cv=54898

let me know what vst you guys cant live without ! leigh
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Re: i need a new synth, for keys and bass

Post by !STiTCH! » Mon Jun 07, 2010 1:17 am

For bass, I'd say go with Rob Papens SubBoomBass. As far as pianos, PianoTeq (which I can't say I've used as RP SBB) has been getting great reviews and the sounds I've heard on their website seem pretty sweet.

Hope that helps

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Re: i need a new synth, for keys and bass

Post by leighbeynon » Mon Jun 07, 2010 1:53 pm

yeah ive just heard some demos of subboom bass, sounds good but seems to be geared towards hip hop, dubstep and drum& bass, but i did hear some nice synth basslines that would work in house,

the pianoteq is amazing, im just wondering if it would be better to use a sampler for rhodes etc
or a synth, alot of people swear by the sampler sound banks
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Re: i need a new synth, for keys and bass

Post by simonlb » Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:28 pm

leighbeynon wrote:yeah ive just heard some demos of subboom bass, sounds good but seems to be geared towards hip hop, dubstep and drum& bass, but i did hear some nice synth basslines that would work in house,

the pianoteq is amazing, im just wondering if it would be better to use a sampler for rhodes etc
or a synth, alot of people swear by the sampler sound banks
If you're looking for specific instrument sounds you might be better off using samples.

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Re: i need a new synth, for keys and bass

Post by buzby » Sun Jun 13, 2010 11:12 pm

i just bought trilian from spectrasonics

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Re: i need a new synth, for keys and bass

Post by tripandball » Tue Jun 15, 2010 12:44 am

I like zebra just cause I can draw my own wave from the start...and make pretty much anything I want.

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Re: i need a new synth, for keys and bass

Post by leighbeynon » Thu Jun 17, 2010 2:11 pm

trillion never seen that one !

anyone used a jupiter 8 v2 ? the demo sounds seem fantastic
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Re: i need a new synth, for keys and bass

Post by mholloway » Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:32 pm

leighbeynon wrote:trillion never seen that one !

anyone used a jupiter 8 v2 ? the demo sounds seem fantastic
I have most of the Arturia synths. The Jupiter 8 is nice but I personally wouldn't recommend it for bass, I think it sounds a bit thin and is better suited for leads and pads. It has a snappy sound though (like most of the Roland stuff), but I think it just lacks the oomph that you want from a synth for a focus on bass patches.

for more sonic range you might prefer a modern, non-emulation synth for your purposes. Rob Papen Predator is really good for bass, I use it all the time. Zebra, as stated above, is very versatile. Recently I've gotten deeper into my Waldorf Largo and it's really starting to impress me.

But if you do specifically want an emulated analog synth, my favorites from Arturia are the ARP2600 (seriously big and gritty analog sound) and the Prophet 5 (straight forward but true to the original and great sound, I actually do a lot of synth bass patches on this one -- PLUS it comes with the Prophet VS emulation, so this is really two synths for one, and the VS rocks!).

hope this is some help!

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Re: i need a new synth, for keys and bass

Post by leighbeynon » Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:51 pm

i hear what your saying for bass, but some of the demo sounds on the website sounding right up my street, like you said some of the synth lines and pads are fantastic,

there were 2 demos i heard that really made me think i should get the jupiter
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Re: i need a new synth, for keys and bass

Post by Bee Dub » Sun Jun 20, 2010 4:16 pm

nexus....

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Re: i need a new synth, for keys and bass

Post by leighbeynon » Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:01 am

nexus seems like a synth totally dedicated to trance music ??
from the demos and youtube footage at least
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Re: i need a new synth, for keys and bass

Post by milosh » Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:28 am

U-he ACE
Recommend from the bottom of my heart :)

try the demo, and if you decide buying it is inexpensive

it is quite CPU hungry (I often freeze its tracks after composing) but it is worth it

cheers
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Re: i need a new synth, for keys and bass

Post by Bee Dub » Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:36 pm

leighbeynon wrote:nexus seems like a synth totally dedicated to trance music ??
from the demos and youtube footage at least
it can be, just a matter of how you utilize it

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Re: i need a new synth, for keys and bass

Post by leighbeynon » Sat Jun 26, 2010 11:39 am

yeah seems ok, but i much more taken with some other synths,

for leads and funky synths im really impressed with the jupiter

i still dont really have a good electric piano source,
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Re: i need a new synth, for keys and bass

Post by leedsquietman » Sat Jun 26, 2010 7:47 pm

I think the JP8V has some excellent bass potential and have used it on several tracks for bass. You can phatten up sounds with unison up to 32 and the inbuilt chorus and automating cutoff and resonance makes it cut through. It also has that great 80s 'West End Girls' type bass synth to a tee.

Zebra 2.5 and Massive are probably the best two all rounder multi-purpose synths though, Arturia's synths capture vintage synths well but older analogue vintage synths don't do multi purpose synthesis well. The Prophet V is probably the most versatile Arturia synth, because you get both the analogue subtractive synthesis of the Prophet V and the wavetable synthesis of the Prophet VS and you an combine them as a hybrid.
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