At 2/14/13 02:52 PM, wandschrank wrote:
Yes, make your own presets.
I can not recommend anything more to a new electronic musician. (Other than learn not to loudness war).
One good example of self-preset making, is that every time i get a new synth, I first learn where all the basic features are. Then I go through and make a clean bass, dirty bass, clean lead, dirty lead, clean pad, firty pa- .. you get it. I do all the things, saving the sounds as presets. I keep them generic, so that when I load them into the track I want, I can jump right into tweaking them exactly how I want them to be.
Here's an example of melodic self-sampling: have an MPD32, that I use for live performances with a band. I'll load u-He's ACE, and put a little sub in. Super simple, anyone can do it. Then I'll record some chords and covert them to audio files (Samples), when I'll then load into a sampler (Like Ableton's Drum Rack, or FL FPC) and drop the sounds on the pads, when can then be played and manipulated from the MPD however I want!
The possibilities are literally endless . . .
Unless you're just a preset peruser, then you're limited to what your plugins come with, and what can be scrounged around on the internet.