For the last 10 years I've beein playing guitar, preforming, recroding in different studios etc. Generally playing progressive\tech stuff(SikTh,Protest the hero etc) and some blues and soft rock.
One thing that was also missing for me is creating beats and some electronic music(Something that I've done when i was 15 and after a computer crash with no recovery i stopped doing and just focused on guitar).
The guitar sound I've got covered VHT PT Ultralead for a Poweramp(not using it's preamp)>AXE FX ULTRA>Midi Controller>Ibanez\Schecter guitars.
I want to get a small nice set up for myself to create some Beats and electronic music as i mentiond.
I was thinking about the following, so please let me have your opinion on the general setup and if you'll have any input I'll be glad to hear it:
Sound Iterface- Presonous Firestudio
Monitors- Yamaha HS80
Synth- Motif XF(Or the older XS)
Pads- AKAI MPC 5000(Or something else, not sure about this one)
BTW: I was also thinking about getting some EastWest samples for my computer since they got some really great orchestral sounds there.
I wanna use the Motiff as the base of all things I guess, or should I use a PC with Cubase and some VST's as the base?
I wanna stay minimal and not have a ton of equipment that i'll bearly know how to use.
So I think a synth such as the Motif can be good for a start with a good PC with some VST's(since the key of the Motiff can be used as a controller for Cubase right?) and later on probably purchase an MPC.
Hopefully I was clear, English is not my mother toungue.
Thanks a lot for your help!