Help me out in my new song challenge. Pick 3 synths from the list.

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TritoneAddiction
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Post 23 Jun 2020

Ok so I feel like I need a little challenge, just for fun to try something different. And I would like to include some external influense from you guys this time.
This is a list of synths I feel inspired to use. Help me pick 3 synths from the list to make a song with.

The plan is to make 3 short songs. They are all goin to use a different set of 3 synths, so I'll pick from the different suggestions from different folks in the comments. I'll keep the thread open for a while and eventually choose the suggestions I feel most inspired by.

VK-1
Vk-2
Snakebite
Megasaur
Champagne SuperNova
JPS Harmonic Synthesizer
Rostnomo
Loquelic Iteritas Percido
Basimilus Iteritas
Manis Iteritas
FM4
Scenic
Parsec
Red70
Ivoks
Resonans
Oberon

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Murf
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Post 23 Jun 2020

Vk-2
FM4
Parsec

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MrFigg
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Post 23 Jun 2020

VK-2
FM4
Oberon
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TritoneAddiction
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Post 23 Jun 2020

Murf wrote:
23 Jun 2020
Vk-2
FM4
Parsec
Thanks for the suggestion. :thumbs_up: Haven't used Vk-2 at all yet, just bought it. So that one would nice to include in the project. Haven't used Parsec enough either.

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Post 23 Jun 2020

MrFigg wrote:
23 Jun 2020
VK-2
FM4
Oberon
Vk-2 and Oberon, both synths I'd like to explore more. :thumbs_up:

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Post 23 Jun 2020

For 80's stuff use:
Vk-2
JPS Harmonic Synthesizer
FM4
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Post 23 Jun 2020

Boombastix wrote:
23 Jun 2020
For 80's stuff use:
Vk-2
JPS Harmonic Synthesizer
FM4
Thanks for your suggestion.

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MrFigg
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Post 23 Jun 2020

So far everyone has mentioned VK-2 and FM4. What does that tell you?
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TritoneAddiction
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Post 23 Jun 2020

Ok so I think I have enough of Vk-2 and FM4 suggestions for now. These have been suggested 3 times already so I'll pick one alternative where Vk-2 and FM4 is included. :thumbs_up:

Now I need some other combinations/synths other than Vk-2 and FM4 for the other 2 tracks. Thanks.

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Post 23 Jun 2020

Snakebite
Parsec
Scenic

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Zac
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Post 23 Jun 2020

Ivoks
Resonans
Megasaur

TritoneAddiction
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Post 23 Jun 2020

Ahornberg wrote:
23 Jun 2020
Snakebite
Parsec
Scenic
That looks like a fun combo. :thumbs_up:

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Post 23 Jun 2020

Zac wrote:
23 Jun 2020
Ivoks
Resonans
Megasaur
Thanks. They're all synths I've used a little bit but haven't fully explored. :thumbs_up:

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Post 23 Jun 2020

TritoneAddiction wrote:
23 Jun 2020
Zac wrote:
23 Jun 2020
Ivoks
Resonans
Megasaur
Thanks. They're all synths I've used a little bit but haven't fully explored. :thumbs_up:
I thought it might be a challenging combo ;)

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Post 23 Jun 2020

Zac wrote:
23 Jun 2020
TritoneAddiction wrote:
23 Jun 2020

Thanks. They're all synths I've used a little bit but haven't fully explored. :thumbs_up:
I thought it might be a challenging combo ;)
Yep. I can see Ivoks and Megasaur together pretty easily, but Resonans really sticks out among them. Can't decide if that's a good or bad thing. :D Haven't decided what suggestions I'll pick yet. I'll wait until I get a couple more I think.

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littlejam
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Post 23 Jun 2020

hello,

i'd go with
Megasaur
Champagne SuperNova
JPS Harmonic Synthesizer

i have never used all 3 together
but i do really like the sounds of each separately

have you decided on using any 'players'?
are vsts allowed?
thoughts on drums?

i just got done with a pizza challenge with my family and friends (7 chefs)
and a dessert challenge for my brother (7 chefs)
i lost both times
but did up my cooking game

this sounds like a cool thing to do

it will be neat to see how things evolve

cheers,

j
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MannequinRaces
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Post 23 Jun 2020

I’d like to see what you come up with the Noise Engineering stuff!

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Post 24 Jun 2020

littlejam wrote:
23 Jun 2020
hello,

i'd go with
Megasaur
Champagne SuperNova
JPS Harmonic Synthesizer

i have never used all 3 together
but i do really like the sounds of each separately

have you decided on using any 'players'?
are vsts allowed?
thoughts on drums?

i just got done with a pizza challenge with my family and friends (7 chefs)
and a dessert challenge for my brother (7 chefs)
i lost both times
but did up my cooking game

this sounds like a cool thing to do

it will be neat to see how things evolve

cheers,

j
Thanks. The only VST I use is for mixing/mastering purposes which is fine with me. Drums and players I'll use whatever I want.
Yes challenges can be fun and inspiring and a way to break old habits.

It's gonna be hard picking from all these suggestions. Who knows, if I feel like this project stiil feels fun after 3 tracks I might choose more songs from all these synth suggestions I've gotten. We'll see. One step at a time.

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Post 24 Jun 2020

MannequinRaces wrote:
23 Jun 2020
I’d like to see what you come up with the Noise Engineering stuff!
Yeah I've thought about this myself sometimes. So far I've only used these synths sporadically together with other synths.
So if I understand correctly your suggestion is that I should pick all 3 from Noise Engineering then?

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Post 24 Jun 2020

TritoneAddiction wrote:
24 Jun 2020
MannequinRaces wrote:
23 Jun 2020
I’d like to see what you come up with the Noise Engineering stuff!
Yeah I've thought about this myself sometimes. So far I've only used these synths sporadically together with other synths.
So if I understand correctly your suggestion is that I should pick all 3 from Noise Engineering then?
Absolutely, lol. Just go nuts.

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Post 24 Jun 2020

Thanks for everybodies reponses. Really appreciate it. After some thinking and going back and forth between all the different suggestions I've chosen to go with these three. Might try the other synth combinations later as well. We'll see.
MrFigg wrote:
23 Jun 2020
VK-2
FM4
Oberon
Vk-2 and FM4 was mentioned three times so that was a given. I think together with Oberon, these 3 will work great as a combo. I've already started working on a track for this one.
Ahornberg wrote:
23 Jun 2020
Snakebite
Parsec
Scenic
Just looking at this combo I know I'm gonna have some fun. This one was an obvious choice as soon as I saw it.
MannequinRaces wrote:
23 Jun 2020
I’d like to see what you come up with the Noise Engineering stuff!
Loquelic Iteritas Percido
Basimilus Iteritas
Manis Iteritas

Like I said I've thought about making a track with only these 3 before but never gotten around to actually do it. I guess it's time.

Thanks again guys.
I might post the tracks here once the songs are finished, in case someone is interested.

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MrFigg
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Post 24 Jun 2020

Of course we’re interested. Do it. :)
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