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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 6:32 am    Controlling VSTis Reply with quoteBack to top

For those of you who use software VSTi intruments, I'm curious what you're preferred software is as a controller / sequencer.

I come from a hardware synth background, so these conflicting software formats seem a bit restrictive. Instead of a tangle of MIDI cables, I now have a tangle of competing formats!

I need to be able to use a sequencer that can control Reason 3.0 sound generators and other VSTis. Reason 3.0 uses rewire and won't control VSTis by itself, but the sequencer in that software is a bit restrictive. I'm looking at Cubase SX3 right now - what's your sequencing software of choice?

You know, I've never found sequencing software as intuitive and as flexible as Music-X for ye olde Amiga. Mind you, I'm a bit behind the times software wise - software synthesis is incredible compared with what it was ten years ago, when you want to join different programs and bits of hardware together (not to mention acoustic instruments too) it all becomes a bit of a headache.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 9:24 am    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

Well I use BUZZ with Polac's VST loader as host Wink

Buzz:
http://eeyore.vmunix.dk/~joachip/buzzmachines/

Polac
http://www.xlutop.com/buzz/

manual
http://avdl1064.oli.tudelft.nl/buzzmanual/


AND IT IS FREE Twisted Evil

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 1:21 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

FruityLoops is damn easy to use and very VSTi friendly.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 2:22 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

I've tried Buzz and FL Studio 5 (a demo). Buzz kept crashing a lot, although the version I used is probably a couple of years old by now. FL Studio VSTi implementation was very good, but the sequencer was terrible! I just couldn't work with it. It's Rewire implementation with Reason was also pretty hard to work with. Has it improved with later versions?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 9:56 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

I use Sonar 6 SE: http://www.cakewalk.com/Products/SONARStudio/Freedom.asp

There's demo available: http://www.cakewalk.com/Support/kb/kb20061101.asp

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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2007 5:50 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

I use FL Studio 7 (Fruity Loops) - easy to use and very useful.

Produced three entire albums (Dreamstates and Zwolf with FL 3) and my new CD Timeslip is entirely VST's in FL Studio 7.

Easy to add VST's - couple of mouse clicks - and away you go.

Stable software and fairly cheap with life time free updates. I origionaly bought FL 3 for about

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