It could but it would be a ton of work, at least for me anyway. In essence Knifonium as a subtractive type synth. The synth in that example is more of Buchla style synthesis. So if you wanted to nail that sound, I'd start there with a "westcoast" style synthesis. Knifonium has a wave folder for FX but it's not built into the design of the synth like it is in Buchla style synths.The Knif sounds like it could do this kind of sound pretty well, that has me excited!!
Yes it does. Funny I got Generate before I ever new about Pendulate, but they seem almost the same. Probably could have gotten my feet wet with Pendulate for Generate.Buchla? Maybe try the free Pendulate. Because Generate (poly paid version) works way easier than the Arturia emulation and has “that”’ sound.
Yeah I guess that’s it. It’s like I’m looking for a cool old fashioned knife, with wood and my initials on it and some family weapons (Hive) and Serum is this stainless steel surgery knife. It just doesn’t gel?I’m also a massive OTT fan, I put it on almost everything lol
I feel the same way, I have Serum but I hardly ever touch it, I find it to be too modern for most cinematic stuff in a way, it’s hard to blend it with orchestral stuff and other synths I have
Personally I think Serum is killer, but unfortunately I was never motivated to get it. I am a Reason user and there are a couple of wavetable synths. The Rack Extension Expanse sounds just as good as serum has 4 ocs rather than 3 and then also can read serum wavetables. So I used that until I got Vital and then never really felt the need to get Serum. But when it first came out I was blown away by Serum so you can't go wrong with it. Just for me paying another dime for something that I could already do just didn't appeal to me. Then I got Phaseplant and between all that the idea of Serum became a faded memory.Now I’m curious, how do both of you feel about Serum? Being that it’s the kind of EDM and all things in the popular music world
The key with Syntorial is not so much teaching you synthesis, more than it trains your ear, as you are given examples you have recreate by ear. It is easily worth it.I think @Markrs has done or is still doing the Syntoriol courses. I have learned my “chops” on many many hardware synths. First ever synthesis back in the mid eighties was Yammie FM, so that’s still kind of my go-to, but I do like subtractive and wavetable synthesis as well.
What has always amazed me and still does, is the advent of wavetable synthesis as sort of the most ubiquitous “plain vanilla” type of architecture nowadays. Like it’s the starting point for many. I get why it may have evolved like this (basically once you’re conceiving a softsynth you might as well just add wavetable scanning capable osc’s, as the rest of the architecture is basically just subtractive anyway) - but back in the day it was pretty marginal.
For a long period of time, when memory became sort of affordable, we had romplers. M1, D50, AWM and all the derivatives. Never spoke to me, other than in the most practical sense (“I need a shakuhachi like sound”, browse 500 patches, found it, play track). Can’t say that I have ever programmed one of those sample based synths for fun. I do have Xpand2! and honestly… for a tenner it is a ridiculously close emulation of the entire Roland JVxxxx universe. At least to me it is.
What feels weird to me, looking at the current state of affairs, is that I may enjoy the little hardware emulations companies like Arturia and Cherry Audio (and PA) put out almost better than some of the large workhorse synths. That includes UI, but I’m a romantic sucker for skeumorphic shit. What’s even weirder is that it seems to be that’s where the money’s at. Where are the spiritual successors to Yamaha’s 1990s VL1 physical modelling synth? AAS stuff is cool. Audio Modelling, Aaron Venture: cool. But not “hey we’re 30 years in the future” cool somehow?
Anyway… yeah. Restrict yourself to a bunch of synths that you really want to LEARN and program. Buy all the rest (you know you will) for browsing presets