Re: How do the Pro's do it?
Posted by Joakim on August 15, 1999 at 11:24:18:
In Reply to: Re: How do the Pro's do it? posted by Larry Kehl on August 15, 1999 at 10:50:46:
In my humble experience, in a professional situation, a single synth/module rarely plays more than one or two sounds at once, and these patches are usally routed to separate outputs and given their own channels in the mixer. Onboard effects and mixer fetures are not usally used.
I suspect this is especially true for bands like erasure who use mostly analog and monophonic synths.
Its usally prefreble to have plenty of synths involved in a track since this makes the over all sound more dynamic and natural. Every synth has its own tone character and responds to midi in a certine way. If you only use one synth youll have a tough time getting control over the sound, its likely to sound like the built in demos no matter what you do.
This dosnt mean you have to buy ten fully featured synth to get what you want. A GM soundcard and a cheap/old module can do wonders for expanding the sound for you. If you already have a decent synth like a QS, you are probably better off buying four diffrent used crappy old modules than another new synth. Atleast thats what I think. Its all a matter of opinion.