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Should I be ashamed of using presets?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

It's not the frequency of the preset, it's the size of the patch
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Not only should you not use presets, but you should also build your own synthesizers from scratch. Also develop a totally novel theory of music.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

ark wrote:
from scratch


Working on it, working on it, but a life time is so short, and my silicon won't semi-conduct - but hey, at least that synth will not have any preset I must delete Shocked Laughing

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Don't you have to extract the silicon from sand first?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

But of course!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Are you guys suggesting using preset sand Shocked
I suggest you start with eroding a mountain yourself!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I'm not God Shocked
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 2:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

ark wrote:
Not only should you not use presets, but you should also build your own synthesizers from scratch. Also develop a totally novel theory of music.


Brilliant!

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Ah, an easy way out Cool



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Has no presets

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 2:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Blue Hell wrote:
Has no presets


Same thing with the Waldorf Rocket. Even though I don't frown on presets, and often use them myself, I do consider "no presets" to be a killer feature on a synth - such a great feeling to start somewhere unknown and getting to travel around the synth everytime I turn it on.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Answering to your original question: no.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

There are thousands and thousands of people that play the piano. There are thousands and thousands of people that write music for the piano. They all have one thing in common: all the music they write and play on the piano sounds like a piano. The reason is obvious, it's because it's a piano.

Does this say anything about the quality of that music despite the fact that all these people use the sound of a piano? Of course not.

A preset is a preset. The advantage of a synth above a piano is that one can create his or her own sounds with it. That's something one can't do on a piano. So what?

What matters is one's creative mind, one's composition, his or her performance. No matter what the nature of the instrument and the sound is, it's all about the things just mentioned. An instrument is merely a means through which music can be made audible. And the fact if one likes the chosen instrument, more specific: the chosen sound, or not, is purely subjective.

I consider a preset just as a sound. I consider the sound of a piano as just a sound, I consider the sound of whatever acoustic instrument just as a sound. The choice what sound to use is a subjective one. Every choice is ok. But if one likes to create his or her sounds, then that's very much ok as well.

So that's why I consider the question as to whether to be ashamed to use presets or not, as a completely 'ridiculous' question.

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