« on: October 27, 2014, 02:30:35 AM »
I've always found the appeal of such things a tad strange, what do other people think ?
For me, the interesting part of exploring and programming a synth (software synths, in my case) is to create your own fairly unique sounds, buying a selection of sounds that someone else describes as ambient, I don't get. Surely this is an area where exploration and imagination may well yield more personalised results ?
Slightly off-topic, but some synths have such a distinctive sound - Native Instrument's 'Razor' for example, that all these presets sound similiar anyway ?
I should say I'm not against using presets at all, it's the marketing of presets that are considered to be specifically 'ambient'
(or for any other genre, for that matter) which escapes me somewhat.