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Re: Synths...EBM/industrial/synthwave/retrowave/coldwave

Posted: Tue Feb 15, 2022 8:49 pm
by kim

Might break out my old roland r5 this weekend, i have no midi cables i think but i'm kind of getting curious about going without anything software/pc and all hardware instruments.
Venturing into syncing and controlling sans software sometime i think. For now i'll route stuff through a DAW and controller.

The R5 isn't great but there's some stuff there when you put it through effects (like...dirt !)

Re: Synths...EBM/industrial/synthwave/retrowave/coldwave

Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2022 9:08 pm
by Thomas
There will be settings on the Odyssey you can change by plugging it into your computer and using the Behringer synth tool.

I can’t remember what settings are in there but if you have any issues with sync or anything check that. I’m just mentioning that as the version of the manual that came with mine had zero useful info in it 😂

Re: Synths...EBM/industrial/synthwave/retrowave/coldwave

Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2022 12:52 pm
by kim
Yup, nothing about software or use with DAW in it either, didn't even know about a behringer synth tool. tSSS.

I did see there's people sharing patches and stuff so i guess you can do stuff with it through software. Curious.

Re: Synths...EBM/industrial/synthwave/retrowave/coldwave

Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2022 9:32 pm
by Thomas
Just to make it more confusing it does different things in different synths, velocity curves, note priority, easier to use sequencer etc etc.

Re: Synths...EBM/industrial/synthwave/retrowave/coldwave

Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2022 11:38 am
by Fakir Mustache
That's super cool you got that ARP as a gift.

But I would say the best synth for learning synthesis is the original Mini Brute. The layout is extremely logical on the panel. The MB II has more features, but the layout is not as intuitive, and that patch bay is too complicated.

The Micro Brute is simple, but I found most of the sounds too trashy. Might be something you might like, don't know. The keys are pretty bad too, I don't mind that they're small, but they just feel bad.

But if you want those industrial/EBM sounds, the Yamaha Reface would work. The layout is not that intuitive, it's got some waveforms that I'm not even sure what they really are, and a slider that does a different modification depending on the waveform. The settings are kind of complicated as well, I had to look in the manual to set the quantisation so I could make the sequencer more usable (which also loses what you record into it when you turn the unit off).

What you got should work fine as well, just need to figure it out. Sorry if I gave you GAS.