Hey guys! I want to share a thought and ask for recommendations right after it. Sometimes I am tired of doing all the sounddesign. Well, not quite tired but it consumes time before I come to the actual process of writing music. Sometimes I just listen to old soundtracks like this one from the old first Deus Ex: It just sounds great. The sounds are dated yes, but somehow this little world of sound stands on its own. No risers, brahms, booms, huge impacts, cinematic trailer libraries, no 500€ strings, no complicated five times layered synths with an SFX chain of 8 instances on its back and tons of different plugins. I have to think then back when I visited Michael McCanns website (who composed the OST for Deus Ex: Human Revolution) and listened to his album "Persona" from 1998. The description stated that he produced, mixed and wrote the album completely on the Kurzweil K2000. I'm asking myself if it sometimes would just be a relief to have something with fixed, simple sounds and just compose with it for the sake of composing. I know I could just open up Kontakt 5 and use my cheap orchestra library in it which is a lot of fun. But let's say I still want to use synthesizers, electronic percussion and at least reverb and delay - just like in the original Deus Ex OST linked above. Do you know any all-in-one solution? Do I have to look for some big sampler keyboards? Does something like that exist in the software world? Something with a consistent sound because everything is coming from the same source, if you get me. A piece of hardware or software-box that I just open up and then need almost nothing else and can just jam and create.