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Picking the right VSTi for modding?

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NikeTheSword
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Picking the right VSTi for modding? Apr. 19th, 2013 @ 12:42 AM Reply

Hello!
I use Prologue on Cubase and I've just recently started learning more about how to reall use ocilators and such (prior this I just fidgetet with them and listened how it sounds).

Now I'm curious on where do you people start before you go all knob-crazy? What's the core fundamental for choosing what instrument to start modding?

Once again I apologize if my stoopid question and improper term use drive you nuts, curse of being self-learned :P

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Response to Picking the right VSTi for modding? Apr. 19th, 2013 @ 01:04 AM Reply

At 4/19/13 12:42 AM, NikeTheSword wrote: Hello!
I use Prologue on Cubase and I've just recently started learning more about how to reall use ocilators and such (prior this I just fidgetet with them and listened how it sounds).

Now I'm curious on where do you people start before you go all knob-crazy? What's the core fundamental for choosing what instrument to start modding?
Once again I apologize if my stoopid question and improper term use drive you nuts, curse of being self-learned :P

Any synth where the default patch is just a sine wave is a good start.
Alternatively, you can make your own using something like SynthEdit and then you'll learn not only what stuff sounds like, but how everything in a synth is connected.


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Response to Picking the right VSTi for modding? Apr. 19th, 2013 @ 04:02 PM Reply

Like ^he^ said, start with a basic Sine. (Like in massive, use the defualt "new" patch). Then I just select oscillators and tweak em. Any synth should have a default sine/preset to begin with. Just mod it from there, and see how you like it.

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Response to Picking the right VSTi for modding? Apr. 19th, 2013 @ 05:19 PM Reply

At 4/19/13 12:42 AM, NikeTheSword wrote: Now I'm curious on where do you people start before you go all knob-crazy?

FYI, in England, your knob is your penis.

Now that that's out in the open (so to speak), back to the subject at hand.
When you want to learn a new synth, first you should study a ton of default patches and modify small things to see what each part changes. Take what you learn from that to make your own patches.


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Response to Picking the right VSTi for modding? Apr. 20th, 2013 @ 01:01 PM Reply

Great advice people!
I've actually been picking presets and tweaking from there, silly me. Never knew there was a "new patch option" :D

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