Hardware vs. Software!

Discussion in 'Production' started by RevTech, Nov 12, 2009.

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Which do you prefer?

  1. Software

    14 vote(s)
    34.1%
  2. Hardware

    7 vote(s)
    17.1%
  3. Can't afford hardware so software

    17 vote(s)
    41.5%
  4. Don't produce

    3 vote(s)
    7.3%
  1. RevTech

    RevTech Butthole=output transduce

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    Vote all of you!

    I am a hardware man personally, I'm only using a software for a DAW, and plugins like EQ, though later on maybe those hardware too.

    EDIT: choosing i don't produce now means that you use both. Idk how to chang it otherwise
     
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  2. rob_del_terror

    rob_del_terror - ̿ ̿'̵͇̿̿з=(•̪●)=ε

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    i had to vote for can't afford because i'm an alcoholic.

    glad i got that off my chest. they tell me admission is the 1st step. :teeth:
     
  3. RevTech

    RevTech Butthole=output transduce

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    Good I thought of that option then :D
     
  4. vickvega

    vickvega Mr. Blonde

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    i only have one piece of hardware so its software by default
    and yes im a fackin boozer too
     
  5. moriaty

    moriaty Active Member

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    what hardware you got man ?
     
  6. RevTech

    RevTech Butthole=output transduce

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    Mixers: Mackie 402-VLZ3, Gemini PMX-140
    Microphones: MXL 4000, MXL 538S
    Turntable: Stanton T.92 (with a Stanton brush)
    CD Turntable: Numark CDX
    Synthesisers: MicoKorg
    DrumPads: Ion iED04
    Headphones: Technics RP-DH1200
     
  7. funkmod

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    hardware and software best of both worlds even tho u must admit a room full of synths does look mad awsome :D
     
  8. KEMZ

    KEMZ Blatant Royal Status

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    how about both
     
  9. muzzadj

    muzzadj POW!

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    both.. got a keyboard and a kaoss pad coming xmas
     
  10. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    of course both. im trying to set up my mac book g4 with programs right now and let me tell you its a complete BITCH switching from a setup i know like my own pocket (flp on my pc with all my hardware) to not only this new daw (ableton) but a completely new operating system (mac) which also happens to be completely outdated !!! (g4 10.4.11)
    but im going to do this though, trust me, it shall be done. cos i have this romantic notion of sitting at work during lunch hours writing songs
     
  11. Con

    Con Others call me Phraze

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    I'd probly have to say hardware, more range of unique sounds. most sounds you couldnt get close to using software (judgeing we are talked about producing)

    Performance wise a mixture of hardware and software in my opion is great.. programs like ableton are brilliant, where as you have turntables which are equally good
     
  12. Labrat

    Labrat Active Member

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    in the past ive had a microkorg, two electribes and a DSI Evolver.
    I wish i still had the evolver cause it was brutal and perfect for dnb but i was a noob then and sold it so i could buy a sp404, i dont really regret it though.

    Eventually id like to have the setup of a Virus TI polar and a machine drum with the built in sampler. one day
     
  13. RevTech

    RevTech Butthole=output transduce

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    I love those man!

    I can get a nice reece from them
     
  14. Numlock

    Numlock New Member

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    shits. nice equipment
    i cant afford those so i stay on regular comp and little z2300 sub

    can anyone advise me with good headphones (with reasonable price)?
     
  15. RevTech

    RevTech Butthole=output transduce

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    Musiciansfriend.com has great deals man. I get everything from them and guitar center
     
  16. demonicdnb

    demonicdnb got duct-tape?

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    FTW
     
  17. TeeHaichCee

    TeeHaichCee Proh-Deuce-Ah

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    I'm a Software man....but i'm a convert.

    I used to own mad amounts of hardware, from novation supernova 2 XL, access virus indigo, Korg Ex5, roland VP9000, 2 x quasimidi sirius, Korg electribes (drum, synth and sampler (the early ones, blue red and green), an original and working roland Juno 106 (had to let the fucker warm up though, as all the notes would sound bung for 10 mins...moreso towards the higher octaves) a Roalnd JV 2080, Roland jp-8000, and Alesis andromeda.....my pride and joy was my Devilfish Modded TB303, with midi and various cv jacks....and thats not all of it.

    I prefer software because of total recall. having to set up each and every synth for each track, was a pain in the arse. same with dropped notes...I fucken hated dropped notes...you could spend fucken HOURS just trying to work out which piece of hardware was causing it to run out of midi channels. then theres the damned cables..EVERYWHERE!!

    I've sold most of my hardware now. I kept a couple of bits and pieces, and multisampled a few of them....
    seriously though, while hardware in a studio LOOKs awesome, in reality its a pain in the arse. And nowhere near as fun/painless to work with.

    Also, hardware still crashes....you'd get some piece crash, and cause all the other pieces to hold a note on, or some other equally bizzarre effect. In my studio, the main culprit for this was the Roland Variphrase 9000....although it was a brilliant piece of kit...it was only so, whilst it was working correctly....was very prone to crashes.

    For those of you not in the know...variphrase was kinda of like Celemony Melodyne these days, and it did sound quite excellent.

    anyway..enough rambling....software ftw....hardware not so much ftw..imho anyway
     
  18. glennyb

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    hardware is more fun and sounds better with less effort, but can be a pain in the ass.

    software is convenient, and sounds pretty good these days, and makes lots of things much easier than before/possible when they weren't. it is also a pain in the ass quite a lot of the time.

    both wins though tbh.
     
  19. motion audio

    motion audio Active Member

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    Hardwares nice, but the trouble is that theres far to many people who spend silly amounts on hardware synths/samplers etc, only to connect it all up with shit cables and record it through useless converters.

    It all depends on what you want to do, some jobs hardware will be more suited to, other jobs software could have the edge. The rate softwares improving at is manic aswel, constantly getting better.
     
  20. Protoplasym

    Protoplasym Nuskool

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    I'm gonna go ahead and 2nd this...


    I'd be uncomfortable if I didn't have my hardware but I'd by lying if I told you all that I pull my hardware out often :clown:


    Software = ease of use, no hassle, and solid sound
    Hardware = sound, feel, some hassle depending on personal mood

    All depends... it's the same as deciding on making drums with a synth or using samples... or both... all depends on the day.