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Re: VSTi piano - or other laptop synth
Sampler is the word I am looking for --- not just a piano (though I can't
even find a good free VST piano out there).
Anyway, there are a you mentioned that I haven't checked out, so that
certainly gives me something to do ......
I'm gonna dig into Reason today ... I get a lot of mixed reactions for
And yeah, I was thinking about just sampling the triton settings that I
... seems like that is gonna be the best solution.
>From: Per Boysen <email@example.com>
>Subject: Re: VSTi piano - or other laptop synth
>Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2007 10:56:17 +0100
>On 26 feb 2007, at 03.18, aaron leese wrote:
>>Here a tangentially related topic .....
>>I need a good keyboard synth program .... because I have a midi
>>controller (keyboard), and a rack mounted synth, but would like to sell
>>the rack mounted equip and use just a laptop (save space).....
>>Sampletank is good (but very expensive) ... I have been looking for
>>alternatives, but with little luck. The only free ones I found (4front
>>and MDA) are mediocre, and have some latency issues running with
>>Can anyone offer advice on this? I wouldn't mind spending a few
>>if I can get something that will replace my korg triton rack
>It's difficult to find an answer to such a broad question. Is it "piano
>sound" you are looking for? Or is it "synth sound"? And if so, what type
>of synth? You mention Sampletank, but that's a sampler; meaning it may
>mimic many instruments but lack the dynamics and envelope option you get
>with synths. And if you are looking for something in software to replace
>Korg Triton - that's not going to be easy. The Triton is very versatile
>and has great built-in effects that play a big part in its sound shaping
>Maybe you should simply buy a software sampler and sample the output of
>your Triton (including effects and all) before you sell it? I've done
>to two of my analog synths using the excellent "synth patch ripping"
>software AutoSampler from REdmatica. It runs on OSX but I just noticed
>other day that another company have now ripped off that application to
>provide a Windows version. Speaking about samplers I have heard a lot
>about SampleTank. Myself I mainly use the sampler ESX24, which is part
>Logic, because of Logic's way of globally handling micro tonal scales. I
>also own NI's Kontakt 2 that is maybe the best sampler if you look to
>you can do with it. Question is if you're ever going to do all that
>that K2 offers to? (also NI's user license may be a problem if you work
> many machines - more than two - and need to move the sampler between
>them). If you start with getting a software sampler you need to expand
>laptops RAM to the max and get a huge hard drive, eventually an external
>firewire drive for all those samples.
>A software synth that I personally like is Arturias Moog Modular 5. It
>a good sound (which can not be said about every other software synth out
>there). Deep fat sound, good high end, musical sounding with great
>filters. The downside IMO is that it had no way of tuning it into fixed
>micro tonal scales. If you want the classic Moog sound, the MMV is a
>I also like the Cameleon 5000. It uses additive synthesis and is capable
>of some unique sounds. Whenever I can't use Logic and its built-in
>modeling synth Sculpture I go for C5k (Logic only runs on Mac). What I
>like about C5k (as with all Logic's synths) is that it can be set to all
>kinds of micro tonal scales. There are a lot of demo tracks at the web
>site so you can hear how it sounds http:// www.camelaudio.com/
>Synths and samplers that I have bought but and not use much, because I
>don't like their quality of sound, are Reason (a complete production
>environment) and Albino 3. Not saying they are bad, I just don't like
>way they sound.
>Greetings from Sweden
>http://tinyurl.com/2kek7h (latest music release)
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