OPINION: Gear VS Software

Discussion in 'Production' started by d-_-b, Aug 15, 2002.

  1. d-_-b

    d-_-b New Member

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    alright, so who uses what?
     
  2. sdm

    sdm This is Dog Fort

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    Software is cheap ;)
     
  3. kama

    kama benkama.net

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    Hardware fucks schintzelscheissesoftware in the arse. I don't have any tho...yet...hehe :slayer:
     
  4. Kanta

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    rather have masses of hardware stuff, but software's just gettin so good/cheap...

    ~Kanta
     
  5. Rareform

    Rareform Formula Inc. Recs

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    morning light was written 100% in fruity loops...

    anything is possible

    :slayer:
     
  6. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    im software based but ive got a few peices of kit (synth, drummachines, pedals...). The only time i really feel hardware is necessary is when i master shit. You could probably acheive the same sound with software (just listen to dj scam) but hardware is just so conveniant. Im going to get a joe meek compressor. Yep yep.
     
  7. LEGION

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    Interesting, I actually find software more convenient than hardware. I love having not having to physically route cables and shit. I think it's all about knowing how to work efficiently with what you have. You can give a 10 year old retard a Paul Reed Smith but it doesn't mean he's gonna sound like Van Halen. But give Van Halen a Mexican Strat and watch him take the world over.
     
  8. Mulla

    Mulla Digital Future

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    Yeah its mad innit!!! Do they do all their tunes in Fruity?
     
  9. Rareform

    Rareform Formula Inc. Recs

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    yup... although with a bit of cash i'm sure they'll buy some outboard gear now....
     
  10. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    i can tell you this tho, what ever that 10 year old sounds like hes gonna sound a million times better doing it on a 'paul reed smith' (which im assuming is a nice peice of guitar kit btw?) if were on the same track here. beeing the obvious advantage off hardware.
     
  11. d-_-b

    d-_-b New Member

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    Just to clarify, I am most definately on the Software side of the fence. I think maybe a run-down of the tools i use would probably shed light on my background..

    Sequencing/Drumloop editting ---> Impulse Tracker 2.15 (MMX Drivers)

    Bass/Pads/Synth creation ---> Fruityloops with VSTi --> Absynth, Slayer RFX, Reaktor, FM7, Delay Lama <-- get it free!!, and Orange Vocoder (don't know where i'd be without this little number)

    WAV editting ---> Cooledit Pro 2

    Final Mixes ---> Acid Pro 3
     
  12. Rareform

    Rareform Formula Inc. Recs

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    i've never checked out absyth and reaktor... are they any good?

    we have a JP8000 and a JX3p.. but some soft sytnths might have to be looked into :)
     
  13. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    id quite like to try absynth. is it freeware?
     
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    d-_-b New Member

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    Native Instruments

    Both Absynth, and Reaktor are Native Instruments VSTi...

    As with all of Native Instruments' products, both are Top Notch..

    Absynth is your basic patch-driven softsynth, each patch containing the oscillator/lfo/filter/envelope/etc settings. It runs as a stand-alone synth, or as either a VST or DX plugin.

    Reaktor is a much more involved piece of software.. it's routing system is all modular (think BuzzTracker), and each module can be altered/editted/rewired to your own design.. makes it quite cryptic when you want to get a simple whiz-bang outta it sometimes. On top of the modular synth/effects/routing stuff, it has its own sequencer modules. Reaktor runs as a stand-alone, as well as a VST

    Both synths have full MIDI integration.

    not freeware as such.. but i didn't pay anything for them.. yet anyhow :) if someone were to say, catch me on EFnet (d-_-b in #p-raves).. i could probably point you in the right direction.

    just between you and me tho likes.. ;)
     
  15. jendoz

    jendoz dread bone

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    software is cheaper and more affourtbale for any one

    i use only software because i'm not so ritch, but maybe when i get some $$$ from my music ill buy some real hardware stuff... :cool:

    software for music production is on an allmost equal level with hardware these days.
    :finger:

    its not about the software u use or equpment u have its all about u!
    :tut:

    i use:
    fruity loops 3.56 for sequencing/lopping/etc
    sound forge 6.0 for sampling/cutting/looping/mastering
    wavlab 4.0 for the final mix and recording
    and allots of samples and vstz/dxz plugz

    :p

    so the choice is quet obvious:
    ;) what u want is what u get! ;)

    good luck for everyone on this forum!

    btw: u can get all the soft and more on kazaa (worx beter with broadband :))

    [​IMG]
     
  16. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    its just a matter of sound really, once youve experienced what a nice peice of kit can do for you compared to a proggy theres no going back. If youre coming from the software side of things that is.
     
  17. daze

    daze pocket of resistance

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    im all hardware.

    i only use software to edit samples and sequence.
     
  18. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    hardware is just so much easier to get quality sounds out of. Its not necessary tho. Just look at point of reference (mathamatikal) hell fuck you up any day for saying hardware is superior and the good thing about it is that hes right. Go take the pepsi challange with him if you dont beleive me.
     
  19. daze

    daze pocket of resistance

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    ................but hardware is superior :twisted:
     
  20. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    his grace meets the master race:shake: