« on: July 31, 2008, 02:58:38 PM »
Hello Ekstasis. Have you worked with analog synths before? If not, I think you might find analog synths or software analog synth emulators like the Arturia Moog more transparent in showing you how electronic sound is created. From there, I would add in effects such as echo and reverb, but too many effects at the outset may make difficult to troubleshoot what you are hearing in case you want to modify it. Those presets you are describing probably have quite a few effects attached to them.
Hello, I have worked only with digital synths before, I am going to try Zero-G Phaedra Ultimate Analog synth during this week, we will see if I like it.
About the Arturia Moog, I did check it on the website the "Analog Factory Experience" software/hardware combo, I did like the interface a lot, but the actual sounds is not something I like, they sound very old school 70s sounds, this is not at all the sounds I want.
I was thinking that an analog hardware or virtual interface would be useful for purposes of breaking down the sound into its basic components (VCO, VCA, VCF, ASDR, and so forth). These are basic principles that you could apply to other virtual or hardware instruments that had sounds you found more interesting. Starting with a complex opaque interface seems to be putting the cart before the horse. I found it much easier to program my first digital synth because I had had basic training on a Moog Mark V many many moons ago.