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it's a bit confusing for a simpleton like me
it does seem liek quite an investment
if it sounds really great, hire a studio with the proper gear for a day to redub everything
decide if it's worth the money
it'll vaguely get you used to what things do and won't cost anything (it's free)
A mimi korg only cost about £250, that seems a good start for a hardware synth.
buy a Korg MS-20 mini - £500 and worth every penny
I'm on 4 waiting lists for one
then get a book that will teach you the basics of subtractive synthesis - this one is good http://www.amazon.com/Welshs-Synthesizer-Cookbook-Analysis-Universal/dp/B000ERHA4S/sr=1-1/qid=1157381135/ref=pd_bbs_1/104-7167689-1467104?ie=UTF8&s=books
then twiddle knobs
this will take you as far as semi-modular, mono(duo)phonic, analogue subtractive synthesis
where do you want to go from there? Polyphony? Analogue sequencing? Full modular?
looks ace -
that book looks helpful as well
i have fuck no idea where i would like to go from there
no idea at all (the full modular stuff looks cool as anything tho)
do you want to be totally analogue? Or sequenced from midi? Laptop? CV? what kind of thing?
you can use MIDI to synch only - an analog sequencer or sequencer for example
or you can use MIDI to sequence
or a combination of MIDI & CV
the beauty of using CV is that the resolution is continuous rather than being 127 steps
some newer devices use 14bit MIDI though (my Moog Sub Phatty uses this) which gives 4196 steps so a much higher control resolution
there's lots to think about
as for modular, I'd go for something like this
rather than the eurorack format - though again, you can combine
alternatively you could go 2nd hand for a doepfer A-100 at around £850
i just want to make things go bleepy bleep bleep
it looks pretty sweet
pretty pretty sweet
this is lovely as well
luke abbott has one of those i think
- although the price says 8500!!!!!
which is roughly £850
£850 seems pretty reasonable from what i've found out so far
find that at that price
new ones are about £1400
unless (or maybe EVEN) if you build your own modules from kits or from scratch:
i think learning how to sue the bloody things is going to take me some time, i don't want to learn how to make them as well!
i think i'm going to work out how the hell that korg ims-20 works on the ipad first, get a feeling of it all, and then go from there.
it's all fine, and i understand it,until i start using the virtual patch cords and then i'm all liek, "what the hell is going on?''
I don't have any particular recommendations off the top of my head tho, MS-20 is the only one i've used on the ipad, all other synth apps i have on there and phone are new/unashamedly digital ones not trying to emulate anything
if you can even actually get one that is.
OR for something more current: http://www.arturia.com/evolution/en/products/minibrute/intro.html
it seems like a really accurate emulation including how obtuse the design is; as one article I read about it said it's like they got 2/3 of the way thru and ran out of knobs so were just like 'oh they can just patch the rest'... It has a lot of patchable things that as far as I've managed to figure things out, don't really have much to meaningfully connect to. :-/ With a real hardware one (hi xdugef if you're reading this) you can at least patch them to other synths! Which is a point i guess; even if you want to get into modular at some stage the ms20 could still be a good start because when you do start getting modules you can patch it into them! ^__^
It's pretty cool
I have no idea how it works tho
anyway it's pretty easy to rip off 90's Merzbow with it so I'm happy ^__^;
I have no idea how this works either, but you can make some good digital noise out of it
(which i only vaguely understand) and is a bit more usable/live-playable - you can include values from an x/y touch controller into the code etc. http://kymatica.com/Software/BitWiz
He told me that they use lots of modern analogue/modular gear which si fairly easy to get hold of and not too expensive/v portable. NO idea what the brand he mentioned was called though...
I've been to quite a few noise/'experimental' shows where someone's turned up with $$$$$ worth of modular synths plugged into a $50 behringer mixer which they don't know how to set the levels or EQ on properly, and using it to make boring drone I could do with 3 guitar pedals feeding back :D
It's ace! Bit limited maybe!
it's in bits in a box :-/
i'm edging towards getting a dark energy and going from there
this might suit you
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