Your favourite Industrial Synths?

Discussion in 'Industrial' started by Rob Humanoid, Sep 18, 2014.

  1. Rob Humanoid

    Rob Humanoid Newbie

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    I've collected quite a few soft synths over the last five years as well as some hardware. :)

    But I'm trying to whittle it down to just some essentials (easier said then done).

    On the hardware side:

    Nord Lead
    Roland System 1
    Sherman Filterbank II (I'm still trying to get my head around it)
    Few guitar pedals.

    Software:
    Omnisphere - Really diggin' this thing.
    Trillian
    Tone2's - Nemesis, gladiator and Electrax.
    Airwindows - Loom and Vacuum.
    Xils 4 and SynthX
    Reveal Sound's - Spire.
    Dune II - Cracking synth for pads.
    Diversion - Modern sounding but very powerful.
    Diva.
    Zebra.

    So what do you guys like to use?

    Cheers,

    Rob.
     
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  3. ArticStorm

    ArticStorm Moderator Staff Member

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    you should try FM8 or NI Absynth, Serum is maybe a good idea too. for my part i dont produce Industrial.
    i hope somebody else can help you more.
     
  4. Rob Humanoid

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    I've got my eye on Serum! Ah, it's just about seeing what everyone else uses. And then fan-boying (or fan-girling) over your favorites. :)

    Cheers,

    R.
     
  5. Olymoon

    Olymoon Platinum Record

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    Industrial Synth? I've got a fantastic analog one: my kitchen :rofl:
     
  6. luizcifer

    luizcifer Ultrasonic

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    on the Hardware side i would add the Virus Ti

    on the Software Side all that you mentioned but also some

    Kontakt library-Stuff like Hybrid 2 Project Alpha and Bravo; Haevyocity Evolve and Aeon,NI Assault just to mention a few

    and industrial loves distortion,reverb,delay- effects :grooves:

    just my two cents :dancing:

    Luiz
     
  7. Rob Humanoid

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    I've got a barn and a kitchen, they do a fine job! My dog has a great bark...
     
  8. shike

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    Could imagine that MS-20 Mini could fit there,from software side Ace/Bazille on top of what you got by now,good choices,could easily just work with U-He and Spectrasonics stuff software wise,than again Spire is super nice and everything else you got there,fun times and choices.
     
  9. Rob Humanoid

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    Nice list... I actually sold my Virus TI. It's a great synth, I might get a snow at some point.

    The Sherman FBII is for the distortion.

    You can't really go wrong with NI's Kontakt. Although I prefer Mach 3 as a sampler (I just find it easier to use).

    I do need a nice reverb all right. :)

    R.
     
  10. luizcifer

    luizcifer Ultrasonic

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    i would never sell my Virus took me to long to afford it ok i have no kitchen now :rofl:

    but another hint i do---> just open Omnisphere and let the effects come from Guitar-rig Rammfire etc. even Soft-Strings or Arp`s
    sounds like a roaring Beast :wink: or to say like wifey when i sold the Kitchen :wow:
     
  11. Rob Humanoid

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    Yeah, they are expensive! 1700e for a TI2... I should have got a snow, would have suited my needs.

    I concur about Omni - It's a class bit of kit. You can get some really interesting stuff going with its effects, and granular syntheses and combining layers. :)
     
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    ArticStorm Moderator Staff Member

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    you only need a good mic to record them, but kitchen one shots are ace, you can create a big variety of sounds.

    @Rob can you post us some examples of productions you did or productions you like? So that members can give you some more ideas.
     
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    SQ8L - A VSt of the Ensoniq - SQ-80.
    An edgy raw wavetsble synth.

    Free here:
    http://www.buchty.net/ensoniq/
     
  14. eheavy

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    Love the Virus Ti bought one of craiglist turned out to be stolen ...sigh

    Right now I'm loving Camel Audio Alchemy but I'm waiting for Serum to drop
     
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    SQ8L yeah it is free but as good as paid ones. OP-X PRO is another alternative. The others are Korg products like Wavestation, Nexus, Purity, UVI Emulation II, Synth Magic for Kontakt etc. Actually there are hundred of programs like that :)
     
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    Gary Numan did a good interview a little while ago outlining what he used if you can find it.
     
  17. eheavy

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    yeah Korg Wavestation .... classic
     
  18. Rob Humanoid

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    Aww mate, sorry to hear about that. :( I'd be crippled if my compu was nicked. Or my Nord...

    I think Serum will be big! :)

    Cheers for the link mate… Looks like it’s for PC only. I’m on a freakin’ mac! I should have stayed PC, I’m missing lots of great stuff. :(


    Cheers must have a gander for it.

    I’ve not used ace or Bazille. But everybody is raving about Bazille. From the demos I’ve seen it sounds class. Looks a bit intimidating as it’s modular.

    Got AirmMusicTech’s Vacuum for $49 during their sale. Sounds very cool. Nice for pads as well as bass. :)



    Cheers for all the posts!
     
  19. Rob Humanoid

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    Sure! Sorry I missed this post... I'm not really looking for another synth per se. I'm more just looking chewing the fat about industrial music and equipment. :)

    Here are some samples that I like:

    Bestias de Asalto: I'm not mad on the vox but the pace and dark arps are class.

    This tune in particular:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9jrV07TLZ4&list=PLEBDA49581E7D917B&index=10

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2fXwtCYiSY&index=7&list=PLEBDA49581E7D917B

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3Sfut7wdlg&list=PLEBDA49581E7D917B

    I know that this is technically 90's D&B it's it's atmosphere is cool.
    http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=ed+rush+the+raven

    Cubanate:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0utAzwzXVRU

    Thanks!

    Rob.
     
  20. Pipotron3000

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    Industrial synths can be anything. But if you want agressive, metallic sounds, my fav are :
    -Komplexer (or Largo...even if i prefer Komplexer)
    -Nexus loaded with USER banks related to EBM/goth/indus (like XP Waldorf Blofeld...there are hundreds on the net)
    -Spire : it rules in aggressive/modern sounds (not only)
    -ACE : semi-modular with attitude
    -Zeta 2
    -aalto : semi-modular again

    I was suprised to see Celldweller use modular hardware. Modular or semi are a big part of industrial sounds. Creating crazy FX, twisted sounds...

    All the rest are production effects, like Gorgon, Decapitator, bitspeek...
     
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    Not everyone likes NIN, but this thread is a lot of great infos: https://www.gearslutz.com/board/electronic-music-instruments-electronic-music-production/605445-nine-inch-nails-synths.html

    What makes it special is charlie clouser made many post with info from behind scenes. Even if you dont like NIN, i think still good infos, reguarding tips tricks etc. :) He mentions stuff he use for current film scores too.

    If you dont know him, check https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Clouser he did lots of stuff you might have heard, but didnt know who did it.

    Sorry to link other forum, i dont like that place but that thread = so much good info.
     
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