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Best synthesizer for trance/psytrance under £300
michaelhaber
PostPosted: 29 April 2010 - 21:34:47 (940)  Reply with quote
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I have been producing automated trance for a few months now with Ableton and would much prefer to do it analogly (i know it's not a word).

I have seen some good offers on the Roland MC-505 and the Korg EMX but have no idea what produces fat trancy basses and leads.

It's well too time consuming to produce with a mouse and to reproduce analog sounds on digital synths.

What can anyone suggest to me.

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Tsvi
PostPosted: 29 April 2010 - 22:10:00 (965)  Reply with quote
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Have you considered nexus 2? The sounds are regarded much better than any analog synth could produce.
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PostPosted: 29 April 2010 - 22:16:04 (969)  Reply with quote
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Tsvi wrote:
Have you considered nexus 2? The sounds are regarded much better than any analog synth could produce.


That's also a good option the Nexus 2 + a midi keyboards(so you can play with the bottoms)

the second option will be a Virus C/IT http://www.access-music.de
but that will be much more than £300 even a secondhand

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I have a load of decent plugins and was going to buy nexus 2 but would rather spend that money on a Korg EMX-1 and control everything by hand.

unless there is something that automatically links to my plugins and allows me to change the parameters . . . ?
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PostPosted: 29 April 2010 - 23:45:32 (031)  Reply with quote
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omnisphere is pretty beastly.

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michaelhaber
PostPosted: 30 April 2010 - 00:15:18 (052)  Reply with quote
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FFS! I have been weighing up omnisphere and Nexus for days and decided on an analog synth. Can anyone suggest one?!
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PostPosted: 30 April 2010 - 00:19:44 (055)  Reply with quote
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Tsvi wrote:
Have you considered nexus 2? The sounds are regarded much better than any analog synth could produce.


Well, that's just not true... Nexus 2 (and the way too similar 1) is, at best, for jotting down ideas or to meat up your productions from the background.

I would suggest Omnisphere too, there's not much you can't do in it.
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PostPosted: 30 April 2010 - 01:30:40 (104)  Reply with quote
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Nexus? Isn't it sample-based? Well I'm not much into VSTs. Sylenth 1 is quite good. Omnisphere is sample-based, but this, sylenth1 and RealGuitar2 are the only VSTs I purchased. I like the atmospheric stuff in Omnisphere. It's great for pads and effects. Anyway I would go for Sylenth1. I remember Jezper made some tuts about sylenth in Live.
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PostPosted: 30 April 2010 - 03:58:37 (207)  Reply with quote
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Can't go wrong with a good Moog, they work for just about any kind of music and you can probably find a pretty nice used one in your price range.

Also there's always the Yamaha CS1x which is pretty much the standard Trance synth and would definitely fall below what you're looking to spend, so you could get away with saving some money there too.
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michaelhaber wrote:

unless there is something that automatically links to my plugins and allows me to change the parameters . . . ?


Yes that's possible with a midi keyboard controller
like this for example
http://www.m-audio.com/products/en_us/Axiom49.html

or this
http://us.novationmusic.com/products/midi_controller/sl_mkii

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So the general census is to continue using plugins with an axiom 49 . . .

At the moment im using just a midi keyboard and an mpd24 (which i find is useless)

Is the axiom easy to hook up to sylenth, omnisphere etc ?
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michaelhaber wrote:
So the general census is to continue using plugins with an axiom 49 . . .

At the moment im using just a midi keyboard and an mpd24 (which i find is useless)

Is the axiom easy to hook up to sylenth, omnisphere etc ?


Yes i use a Axiom and i use it for all my softsynths including the sylenth1
and i am very happy grin2

here is some nice clip thy compare the Axiom with a Novation SL MK2
but here you can see the possibilities of what you can do with this midi keyboard controller

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5W3fBrB72Ww

and here another one
http://www.m-audio.com/index.php?do=media.maudiotv&PID=bfb1e714c6bb8470a63338979cf7be24

http://www.m-audio.com/index.php?do=media.maudiotv&PID=7d55ef67884950702e10b4d09ee0ec4b

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What about the m-audio keystation 88. It has a lot more features . . . but is it as easily assignable to vst's as the axiom?
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michaelhaber wrote:
What about the m-audio keystation 88. It has a lot more features . . . but is it as easily assignable to vst's as the axiom?


Yes you can use it with all your VST no problem like with the Axiom
i will stay with the Axiom but thats only my opinion

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RC, you can't make any wide trancy sounds with a moog. Not to mention the old moogs. Nice basses and leads can be made though.


Well, if you want a cheap trancy hardware synth go for the Roland SH-201 or the Alesis Micron. I got the first one, which does a nice job in every aspect (basses, pads, leads, plucks, everything). It also has an audio interface built in. Only negative is that it feels like a toy, but its sound doesn't! cheers With the Micron you'll have a hard time programming and modulating cause of the lack of knobs - only cascaded menus. You will need a pc editor which feels like a vst after all. uhm_negative

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