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Picking The Right Synth

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  • Picking The Right Synth

    I wrote an article about the ins and outs of picking a synth that is right for you. I'd love to get the opinions of you synth-heads. Check it out at www.syntorial.com/article_pick.php

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    I don't know if it's the background color or the font or the spacing or a combination and more than likely, my old eyes do not help at all, but for me at least that is just too hard to read unless I get really close to the screen and squint at it. I can read pretty much anything on the screen from where I sit but not that. As a result I did not read it, sorry.
    Last edited by the_big_e; 08-13-2014, 02:09 PM.
    The further away I am, the better I sound....

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    • #3

      Originally posted by the_big_e View Post
      I don't know if it's the background color or the font or the spacing or a combination and more than likely, my old eyes do not help at all, but for me at least that is just too hard to read unless I get really close to the screen and squint at it. I can read pretty much anything on the screen from where I sit but not that. As a result I did not read it, sorry.

      I agree, very hard on my (55 year old) eyes as well.
      Korg Kronos 61 :: Korg M3-73 Xpanded (w/Radias board) :: Behringer B212A Powered Speaker :: Variax 300 Sunburst :: PODx3 Live! :: Epiphone Acoustic Guitar :: Mandolin :: Steinberg Cubase 7.5 :: Omnisphere :: Trilian :: V-Collection :: Korg Legacy Collection :: SampleTank 2 XL :: Sonik Synth 2 :: Ravenscroft Piano :: Komplete 9 Ultimate :: VB3 :: Just Way Too Many VST's

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      • #4
        I was able to read the article and found it informative for a noob. I would revisit the Bread & Butte section as what you describe is more of a subtractive synth as opposed to a ROMpler which is what most of us here would consider a bread & butter synth. ROMplers give you basic pianos, ep's, drums, bass, strings, leads, pads, guitars, brass, etc. all in one place as opposed to what you described as being a bread & butter synth. ROMplers are the Motif's and the Kronos's, and the FA-06/08's and the Kurzweils. If your aspirations are to be a "keyboard player", then I see a ROMpler as a necessity. You should also have a synth as well. On the other hand, and maybe this is where I'm confused, if you want to be a "synthesis" or "sound designer", then your advice is valid although the wording of "bread & butter" could be misunderstood.

        BTW - I'm really enjoying your syntorial lessons and thought you did a good job of keeping your affiliation out of the article.
        Korg Kronos 61 :: Korg M3-73 Xpanded (w/Radias board) :: Behringer B212A Powered Speaker :: Variax 300 Sunburst :: PODx3 Live! :: Epiphone Acoustic Guitar :: Mandolin :: Steinberg Cubase 7.5 :: Omnisphere :: Trilian :: V-Collection :: Korg Legacy Collection :: SampleTank 2 XL :: Sonik Synth 2 :: Ravenscroft Piano :: Komplete 9 Ultimate :: VB3 :: Just Way Too Many VST's

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        • #5
          Originally posted by the_big_e View Post
          I don't know if it's the background color or the font or the spacing or a combination and more than likely, my old eyes do not help at all, but for me at least that is just too hard to read unless I get really close to the screen and squint at it. I can read pretty much anything on the screen from where I sit but not that. As a result I did not read it, sorry.
          Several people have mentioned that. I think it's the gradient background, so I removed it. Would you mind taking another look just to see if it's easier to read?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by midinut View Post
            I was able to read the article and found it informative for a noob. I would revisit the Bread & Butte section as what you describe is more of a subtractive synth as opposed to a ROMpler which is what most of us here would consider a bread & butter synth. ROMplers give you basic pianos, ep's, drums, bass, strings, leads, pads, guitars, brass, etc. all in one place as opposed to what you described as being a bread & butter synth. ROMplers are the Motif's and the Kronos's, and the FA-06/08's and the Kurzweils. If your aspirations are to be a "keyboard player", then I see a ROMpler as a necessity. You should also have a synth as well. On the other hand, and maybe this is where I'm confused, if you want to be a "synthesis" or "sound designer", then your advice is valid although the wording of "bread & butter" could be misunderstood.

            BTW - I'm really enjoying your syntorial lessons and thought you did a good job of keeping your affiliation out of the article.
            That's a good point. I am just referring to synths, not ROMplers, but now that you mention it, I myself have referred to those as bread and butter. I need a better name...

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            • #7
              Still very hard on my eyes, must be the font or the color or just that combination.
              I've copied the text into notepad. I'll read it later.
              The further away I am, the better I sound....

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