Which synth appears the most in your music?
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Seems an U-He product sneaks into any project I'm working on...
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Softsynths:
U-he -ACE
Tone2 - Electra, Gladiator
Komplete - Kontakt, Massive
Image line - Harmor
Lennar Digital - Sylenth
D-16 - Lush101
Korg Legacy - MS-20, Polysix

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Alesis - Andromeda A6
Moogmusic - Voyager
DSI - Mopho Keyboard Edition
Clavia - Nordlead2
Access - Virus TI
Korg - Triton

Gosh I never thought about it but I tend to use a lot of different synths most of the time, I guess I'm a true slut. I try to really mix it up most of the time for a very blended colorful sound.
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would probably be a toss up between ACE and Massive
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Interesting replies, thanks a lot.

There seem to be as many softsynths as hardware synths, which says something about the reputation of this forum as a place for hardware-purists. Also, not all that many seem to mention analogue synths as their workhorses, which is also interesting, and of the analogue synths mentioned, most are new, which is also interesting (but quite logical).

However, I was particularly interested to see somene mention the the MS-20; I'd always kind of assumed this would be used for the occasional sound rather than as a workhorse.

Personally I have some synths that I like to play with, but which seldom end up in my music. I suppose I am not unique in this.

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Was: Sylenth
Is recently: Massive
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Arp 2600
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Arp 2600
Really???

Wow...
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Really???

Wow...

Sure!
Bought mine in 1991 or so. Hardly ever not used it in a song. Just about the most useful synth ever built IMHO.
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While I use a lot of different synths, Logic's ES2 keeps popping up on my recordings as that I've programmed hundreds of sounds on it and have become extremely quick at getting what I want out of it. Thankfully, it's quite light on processor usage as well.
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Nord Rack 2
Waldorf Q

Oh well, I've only got these anyway
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There's no synth for all, but every synth in my studio has its job.

Drums: AKAI S-1100 and Cubase 6.5 with its Groove Agent One
Synthbass: Waldorf Blofeld, Roland SH-101
Realbass: NI Scarbee Pre-Bass, Emu E6400 and Roland SH-101
Pads and Chords: MKS-70, Roland D-550, S-750 and Korg Wavestation. Steinberg's Padshop...in the last time very often.
Leads: Roland D-550, Waldorf Blofeld, Dune LE and MKS-70 for the 80s leads and stabs.

I don't know why, but the synth that I love most even today so much - like the first days after purchasing it - is the Roland D-50/550. It has 12-15 sorts of sounds, that no other synth can do. Maybe the D-50 is my "synth-wife"... I'm married with this synth

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Difficult question.

As in "most notes played" or "most evident in the mix" or "signature sound"?

Most notes played, present for most of the time: matrix1000 and prophet08, followed by kurzweil pc3k.

Most characteristic, signature sound: yamaha vl1, sudio electronics atcx-i+oberheim sem

Could not make a song without: matrix1000, kurzweil pc3k
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Reaktor definitely shows up in EVERY track, whether it be for sound effects, pads, drones, drums, etc... Probably because it's so easy to get a bright creative spark from it without too much effort. It's usually the catalyst that lights the fire.

To be honest though, I only own two hardware synths, a couple analog filters, and a handful of software synths these days.
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Yamaha Motif

oh crap it's a ROMpler
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Polaris!
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Omnisphere, Trillian, 808 and 909
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Sylenth1 and my Eurorack modular.
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Used to be my Virus TI Hands Down, Now its really a tie between my SH09 and Prophet 600
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Hi all,

Something I've often wondered about the people on this forum.

Of all your synths, which one appears the most in your music? Do you find yourselves using one or two synths over and over, even if you have a lot of instruments to choose from?

In my case, looking back at all my music, the one I use the most is undoubtedly Sylenth1, followed by the Roland JP8000. I haven't had the Slim Phatty very long, but it has provided bass in most of my tracks since I bought it.

All of the others get used here and there, except the Ensoniq EPS, which appears in none of my music.

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depends on genre really for dub step i would want a metallic sound so would go for granular synthesis, everything else probably a polyphonic would suffice
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1. Korg TR Rack (it's just such a handy go-to synth.)
2. Roland MKS-50
3. Yamaha TX802
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Virus TI and Massive always pop up in my productions
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Haven't done that many tracks yet and half of them are done on one synth, but the MS-20 is used the most simply because it gets handed bass duties.
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Cannot believe no one commented on my pic, come on, is rocking a Mono/Poly and a Simmons SDS5 inside an abandoned soviet army barracks not cool enough for you lot? XD

only joking :p
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Yamaha Motif

oh crap it's a ROMpler

what´s wrong with that?

I have all kind of synths, analogs, VA, hybrids, transwave, wavetables, but at the moment of composition, I don´t care about how they generate sounds, I focuse my attention totally to the music, and the one wich appears the most is the Emu command station, a rompler. Because it´s a really multifunctional/versatile instrument, wich can cover any music genre.
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Hardware: definitely my Virus TI2. I use it in pretty much every song.

Software: not sure, but probably Camel Audio Alchemy. I have a lot of soft synths and I mix them up a lot, but I rarely finish a track without at least one instance of Alchemy. Zebra, Rob Papen Blue, and DCAM Strobe get a lot use as well.
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Cannot believe no one commented on my pic, come on, is rocking a Mono/Poly and a Simmons SDS5 inside an abandoned soviet army barracks not cool enough for you lot? XD

only joking :p
Good photochop work the photo pops and makes the band really stand out.

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is rocking inside an abandoned soviet army barracks not cool enough for you lot?
when the mono-poly was new,

real men trained to rock & roll inside ACTUALLY INHABITED SOVIET ARMY BARRACKS.

Try matching that, for "cool"
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