Do Over - the Essentials

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BERFAB
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6137 posts since 25 Mar, 2004

Post Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:27 am

I love having tons of different colors in my crayon box. I often find that even the stuff that is clearly duplicative tends to inspire in different ways.

That said, washed up on a dessert island (with electricity and a broadband connection) I could get by quite nicely with just this: Cubase 10 DAW and Halion 6.

Expanding out a bit further, I would want (but not need) NI's Komplete U12 and one of the Izotope O8 bundles.

Glad I'm not on a desert island though... ;-)

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-B
Berfab
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KVRAF
5573 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Re: Do Over - the Essentials

Post Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:11 am

I could do it all with the stuff included in my host, and often do.

jsp1979
KVRAF
3228 posts since 7 Aug, 2008

Re: Do Over - the Essentials

Post Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:32 am

BERFAB wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:27 am
dessert island
"Mmmmmm...dessert island."--Homer Simpson

BERFAB
KVRAF
6137 posts since 25 Mar, 2004

Re: Do Over - the Essentials

Post Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:02 am

jsp1979 wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:32 am
BERFAB wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:27 am
dessert island
"Mmmmmm...dessert island."--Homer Simpson
:dog:
Well, it has electricity and broadband, so why not dessert? :oops:
Berfab
So many plugins, so little time...

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vurt
addled muppet weed
53180 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: Do Over - the Essentials

Post Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:04 am

BERFAB wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:02 am
jsp1979 wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:32 am
BERFAB wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:27 am
dessert island
"Mmmmmm...dessert island."--Homer Simpson
:dog:
Well, it has electricity and broadband, so why not dessert? :oops:
if you've got broadband, why not just email someone for a rescue?
methinks youre on the run rather than stranded...

BBFG#
KVRAF
5775 posts since 28 Apr, 2013

Re: Do Over - the Essentials

Post Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:35 am

vurt wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:04 am
BERFAB wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:02 am
jsp1979 wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:32 am
BERFAB wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:27 am
dessert island
"Mmmmmm...dessert island."--Homer Simpson
:dog:
Well, it has electricity and broadband, so why not dessert? :oops:
if you've got broadband, why not just email someone for a rescue?
methinks youre on the run rather than stranded...
I sense another thread spawning from this...

"Top software to use while in the Witness Protection Program."

Still a +1 from me that Cubase & HALion would be enough. I would still want my Pianoteq Studio Bundle though.

Beyond that, given that it was starting from this date, I would therefore lose Alchemy 1, and I wouldn't buy anything that only worked on one OS ever again. Further elimination is nothing that uses PACE/EDEN/iLok or is NFR (since IMO, both ultimately have a philosophy of a STD).

Even eLicense falls under that, although it's at least curable.

Without Steinberg my choices now would be able to work on all three OS's (without WINE).

Then my choices would be Pianoteq Studio Bundle and Zebra 3. With a granular/spectral synth to be named later. Because the current options mostly don't fit the bill for me. Although Bitwig might do it, I no longer trust using in-DAW plugins. Also not sure I trust Bitwig in general yet. But Reaper is one of those 3 OS in beta I might consider. BTW, I do have Ardour/Mixbus, but not everything is plug and play there and has more than once, presented me with creating controller maps.

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Tj Shredder
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3237 posts since 6 Jan, 2017 from Outer Space

Re: Do Over - the Essentials

Post Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:41 am

I would waste too much time to wade through my unused plug-ins and I still would like them most likely...
My desert island set would probably just have Bitwig and Max/MSP... Still enough to explore.
I definitely like all Madrona Labs, Reaktor, Halion and some specials like Loom and Iris 2...

felis
KVRian
572 posts since 25 Jul, 2009

Re: Do Over - the Essentials

Post Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:01 am

I wasn't really thinking about a DAW when I started this thread.

But like a couple others have said, after thinking about it a bit,
I too would be OK if I only had Cubase 10 and Halion 6 to use.

Edit - nope....gotta' have the ramps, tracks, lfo's, env's, and RV in Matrix 12V,
the FM and RV in Synclavier V, and the comb filters and RV in Largo. :D

But I could definitely draw the line there. :tu:

BERFAB
KVRAF
6137 posts since 25 Mar, 2004

Re: Do Over - the Essentials

Post Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:16 am

vurt wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:04 am
BERFAB wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:02 am
jsp1979 wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:32 am
BERFAB wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:27 am
dessert island
"Mmmmmm...dessert island."--Homer Simpson
:dog:
Well, it has electricity and broadband, so why not dessert? :oops:
if you've got broadband, why not just email someone for a rescue?
methinks youre on the run rather than stranded...
As long as there's dessert, why would I leave?
Berfab
So many plugins, so little time...

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vurt
addled muppet weed
53180 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: Do Over - the Essentials

Post Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:19 am

BERFAB wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:16 am
vurt wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:04 am
BERFAB wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:02 am
jsp1979 wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:32 am
BERFAB wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:27 am
dessert island
"Mmmmmm...dessert island."--Homer Simpson
:dog:
Well, it has electricity and broadband, so why not dessert? :oops:
if you've got broadband, why not just email someone for a rescue?
methinks youre on the run rather than stranded...
As long as there's dessert, why would I leave?
i cant argue with that :tu:

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BONES
GRRRRRRR!
8861 posts since 14 Jun, 2001 from Somewhere else, on principle

Re: Do Over - the Essentials

Post Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:54 am

Well, I've got 5 hardware synths so if I could only have five softsynths, they would be -
  • Thorn as the backbone of the set-up,
    Hive as the trusty sidekick with a few different tricks up it's sleeve,
    Vacuum Pro because it's the nastiest sounding synth I've ever used,
    TRK-01 Bass for something quick and easy, and
    ArcSyn because it can kinda, sorta do what Wasp does in the bassline department.
Of course, I'd need drums but any sample player can do those and I'm happy using whatever effects are available. I could never imagine spending more than about $10 on an effect, although my bandmate made me buy Glitch 2 and Tantra.
NOVAkILL 4.0 : Dell G7 17 (Core i7, 8GB RAM, Win10), Zoom U24, Cubase, DUNE, Hive, Thorn, TRK-01, Equator, Substance, Arcsyn, Synthmaster One, Aparillo, Trueno, Analog Keys, MicroMonsta, Uno, Skulpt, Craft 2

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el-bo (formerly ebow)
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14802 posts since 24 May, 2009 from A galaxy, far far away

Re: Do Over - the Essentials

Post Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:57 am

Paper
Comb
Wax-Cylinder

:tu:

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jeffb01
KVRian
883 posts since 18 Apr, 2006

Re: Do Over - the Essentials

Post Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:30 am

vitocorleone123 wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:21 am
It’d be what I now have after trying many many out. It's actually a bit hard to not buy more and get back to where I was. But so far I'm resisting.

Repro
Diva
Hive
Legend
Omnisphere
Kontakt

Hardware: SE-02
EdSfer wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:51 am
Quite the same as vitorcorleone123, with Monark instead of Legend, and adding TAL U-NO-LX (so much love for this one) + Serum/Massive to the list.

I'm surprised. You both seem to really like diva (as it made the list), yet you pick another Moog emulation, too. This is the bare essentials and you guys are picking two moogs. Are you not satisfied with Diva's Mooginess?

Reefius
KVRian
782 posts since 7 Dec, 2013 from Belgium

Re: Do Over - the Essentials

Post Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:21 am

When I installed my new PC last year I told myself I would only install the plugins I actually use. Unfortunately this didn't last long and I'm now at a point where I have even more plugins installed than I had on my old PC, so I guess my do-over failed :D

Damn GAS :P

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Fleer
KVRAF
4595 posts since 23 Aug, 2014 from Boston/Cambridge

Re: Do Over - the Essentials

Post Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:17 am

Diva and Omnisphere.
Or just Omnisphere 2.
Maybe add Keyscape.

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