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Re: What is the synth you started out with? Why?
« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2016, 05:56:26 pm »
u-he's HIVE - It's actually an incredibly simple synthesizer at it's core, but it has the same sort of modulation matrix capabilities as synths like massive and serum, so I was able to cut my teeth on concepts that I could later apply to the wavetable synths.

Now it's just a great layering tool for arpeggios and pads.

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Re: What is the synth you started out with? Why?
« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2016, 06:27:43 pm »
Sytrus. When I originally began making music I was watching a lot of tutorials and saw a lot of people using it. I decided to try it out for myself although I didn't really learn too much about how it worked until like a year later. (So I primarily just screwed around with presets for a while)

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Re: What is the synth you started out with? Why?
« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2016, 06:30:18 pm »
Started with Sylenth1.

At first I was unsure what I wanted to buy, so I did some digging online, checked out a bunch of professionals and what they used. The common theme, Sylenth and Massive. I liked the design more than Massive so I just went with it.

Today I own both, still use Sylenth more because I'm more comfortable with it and have more precision over what I want to create.

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Re: What is the synth you started out with? Why?
« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2016, 06:31:25 pm »
Stock Ableton. I still revisit them on occasion, Operator quite often.
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Re: What is the synth you started out with? Why?
« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2016, 08:15:45 pm »
Hrm... tossup between the SID chip in the C64 or my Yamaha PSS460, which was a toy, but had user customizable FM synthesis even so.
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Re: What is the synth you started out with? Why?
« Reply #20 on: January 08, 2016, 08:24:40 pm »
TS404 in FL because I am ancient
Holy crap, I never though, people actually used it one day O_O

I started with massive, then moved to Harmor. And All of that because of Dubstep in 2012

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Re: What is the synth you started out with? Why?
« Reply #21 on: January 08, 2016, 09:12:28 pm »
Started with Sylenth and Camel Audio Alchemy, which both hold a special place in my heart.

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Re: What is the synth you started out with? Why?
« Reply #22 on: January 09, 2016, 12:55:40 am »
started out messing with stock fl synths (mostly the shitty ones like fl keys and *shudder* fl slayer

the first SYNTH synth i really got to know was sawer. still love it to death.
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Re: What is the synth you started out with? Why?
« Reply #23 on: January 09, 2016, 02:52:22 am »
My first synth was the M-Audio Venom because a friend had given that to me to use with Sony Acid, those were the days haha. I wouldn't say that counts though. The first virtual synth I learned was Sytrus and for many reasons I still use it and love it to this day. I feel like the layout of the entire thing is perfect between the Oscillators and the Matrix

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Re: What is the synth you started out with? Why?
« Reply #24 on: January 09, 2016, 04:56:42 am »
Oh, gawd, showing my age here, but....  Realistic/Moog MG-1 (ca 1979)  :o
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Re: What is the synth you started out with? Why?
« Reply #25 on: January 09, 2016, 11:18:06 am »
I began using Reveal Sound's Spire, I found it from some livestreams and decided to give it ago and it was kind of difficult to use at first, but since I've "mastered" it I find that I can apply my knowledge from using Spire to other plugins like Sylenth, Serum etc.
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Re: What is the synth you started out with? Why?
« Reply #26 on: January 09, 2016, 11:21:32 am »
Yeah, 3osc. Porter is also a huge fan of 3osc

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Re: What is the synth you started out with? Why?
« Reply #27 on: January 09, 2016, 11:42:08 am »
Sylenth1, that was the first VSTi that I bought and basstation that came with my old novation midi controller, sylenth1 I still using very frequently.

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Re: What is the synth you started out with? Why?
« Reply #28 on: January 09, 2016, 05:22:35 pm »
mine was Synth1 by Ichiro Toda back in 2005
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Re: What is the synth you started out with? Why?
« Reply #29 on: January 09, 2016, 10:56:17 pm »
i think i started with z3ta+ 2 then kinda moved over to sylenth1. probably been using sylenth1 for 3 years now.