What are your top five devices at the moment?

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RoryM0
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Post 05 Apr 2021

RB Step Note Recorder II
RB Sequences
Kuassa EVE-AT4
Kenton Pro Solo Mk3 (connects Reason's CV world to the real world :)
Behringer MS-1

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moggadeet
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Post 05 Apr 2021

- ID8: I always start with it these days
- Redrum: too lazy to place and route Kongs, I use one Redrum for each sample
- MClass compressor: I do not need more than that mostly

Then I use The Legend and Parsec2 to replace the ID8s.

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BRIGGS
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Post 05 Apr 2021

Top five of the moment, that I don't normally use:

Ataraxic Iteritas Vereor.....bit tables are fun :puf_smile:

Grain....bit tables sampled into Grain are fun too.

Beat Map

Scenic

Klang
R11 Suite

My music made in Reason : https://audius.co/jeff40529158

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challism
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Post 05 Apr 2021

I really need to add Lectric Panda - Kompulsion, Lectric Panda - Evolution, Reason - Pattern Mutator, Reason - Beatmap, and Tonic Mint - AB Transpose to my list (top 10 players).
Beatmap followed by AutoLatch in a player stack can run non-percussive instruments very nicely.
Jagwah wrote:
05 Apr 2021
challism wrote:
05 Apr 2021
I've really been into combining and spidering the player devices lately. The instruments and FX change, but these five players seem to find their way into all my projects, these days.

Robotic Bean - Sequences
Robotic Bean - Euclidean
Static Cling - AutoLatch
Static Cling - Delta MIDI Computer
Love One - MIDI CV Converter
I really don't use the Players much, can you give me a basic example of how you would combine them with spiders as I am not aware of anything like this?
I shouldn't have said spiders. I didn't mean the Reason "spiders." I meant something like spiderwebs on the back of the rack... like players stacked on top of each other and then a pair of MIDI CV Converter sending the notes to another stack of players across the rack, running another instrument (MIDI CV Converter is basically like a MIDI CV Spider). Ever seen one of Carly/Poohbear's videos? Something like that! You can have a lot of fun doing that sort of thing. I know I always get some really unexpected (and otherwise unimagined) results; Players have helped to further "my" creativity. If I ever have writers block or am tired of coming up with the same old sounding stuff, I start experimenting with different player combinations (combinators?) and it opens up new directions.

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Jagwah
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Post 06 Apr 2021

Thanks everyone!! :thumbup:
Jackjackdaw wrote:
05 Apr 2021
Pulverizer, my all time favorite for punch and grit. Probably my most used device in RRP.
Yes! Thanks for mentioning this, tonight I tried adding it to a few things and now I'm hooked!
TritoneAddiction wrote:
05 Apr 2021
Fritz
I know Fritz is really cool but I've never spent enough time with it to allow myself to not be intimidated by it, I just get a mess from it so it collects dust but I know I should love it. I hope to get around to it one day.
challism wrote:
05 Apr 2021
...like players stacked on top of each other and then a pair of MIDI CV Converter sending the notes to another stack of players across the rack, running another instrument (MIDI CV Converter is basically like a MIDI CV Spider).
Wow nice, thanks for explaining.

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Post 06 Apr 2021

Jagwah wrote:
06 Apr 2021
TritoneAddiction wrote:
05 Apr 2021
Fritz
I know Fritz is really cool but I've never spent enough time with it to allow myself to not be intimidated by it, I just get a mess from it so it collects dust but I know I should love it. I hope to get around to it one day.
I'm the same. That's why I always use the Random Patch Generator. Always. If it didn't have the randomizer I would never buy it.
I find it's a great tool to get some weird background noises, or movement/life in some sounds if you set the wet pretty low.

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Post 06 Apr 2021

Jagwah wrote:
06 Apr 2021
I know Fritz is really cool but I've never spent enough time with it to allow myself to not be intimidated by it, I just get a mess from it so it collects dust but I know I should love it. I hope to get around to it one day.
I know can be a dickish sort of question, but have you read the manual? Not all manuals are helpful, but this one does a great job of breaking down the various functions & how they work. I spent a long time just mashing the randomise button, but then when I finally got around to reading the manual I was really surprised how much it demystified Fritz, and wished I'd read it earlier. There's a lot of cool shit you can do that isn't just berserk noise, especially when you start messing around in Sync mode

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Quarmat
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Post 06 Apr 2021

The tracks I'm working at the moment all have:

RS' QuadNote Generator (it's an amazing starter for basslines)
RS' Electric Bass
Ekss' WaveMaster
RS' Algoritm
Ekss' SineSynth

On Mastering i make use of Xfer's OTT and Slate's Fresh Air (both free!)

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Creativemind
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Post 06 Apr 2021

Depends what you're doing doesn't it, what genre etc.

All vocals get Selig De-Esser straight away, Korg M1 gets used for it's piano on house tracks, Synapse Deep Reverb, the free Arturia Jun-6 Chorus and Scaler 2.

Shoulda said Top 5 Effects and Top 5 VST synths:-

Effects

Arturia Jun-6 Chorus
Plug-in Boutique Scaler 2
Reaper Re-EQ (FabFilter Pro Q3 emulation)
Reason Studio's DDL-1 or The Echo
Selig De-Esser

Synths / Drums / Samplers

Air Music Technology Hybrid 2
Korg M1
Reason Studio's NN-XT
Reason Studio's ReDrum
Synapse The Legend
:reason:

Propellerhead Reason 11.3 / Cockos Reaper 6.25 / Cakewalk By Bandlab / Orion 8.6
http://soundcloud.com/creativemind75/iv ... soul-mix-3

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gullum
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Post 06 Apr 2021

Because mostly all tracks that are not dums are eater bass guitar or guitar I tend to have a Kuassa amp in every track I use all of them and they have 6 amps so top 5 are
1. Clarent
2. Caliburn
3. Matchlock
4. Cerberus
shared 5. Cream - Vermilion :D

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Jagwah
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Post 07 Apr 2021

dvdrtldg wrote:
06 Apr 2021
Jagwah wrote:
06 Apr 2021
I know Fritz is really cool but I've never spent enough time with it to allow myself to not be intimidated by it, I just get a mess from it so it collects dust but I know I should love it. I hope to get around to it one day.
I know can be a dickish sort of question, but have you read the manual? Not all manuals are helpful, but this one does a great job of breaking down the various functions & how they work. I spent a long time just mashing the randomise button, but then when I finally got around to reading the manual I was really surprised how much it demystified Fritz, and wished I'd read it earlier. There's a lot of cool shit you can do that isn't just berserk noise, especially when you start messing around in Sync mode
I'll be sure to check it out very soon thanks :)

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Post 07 Apr 2021

Umph Club Drums (my go-to drum machine, like Redrum 2.0)
SpaceXpander (sometimes this just sounds better than Audiothing Springs)
Saturation Knob (makes drums sound big and tasty)
UVI Percussion Store (essential multi-sampled world percussion)
Klevgrand Skaka (programable percussion which often sounds 95% like actual loops)

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dvdrtldg
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Post 07 Apr 2021

Steedus wrote:
07 Apr 2021
SpaceXpander (sometimes this just sounds better than Audiothing Springs)
Yeah it's a bit special that one. Really nice. And free!

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Jackjackdaw
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Post 07 Apr 2021

dvdrtldg wrote:
06 Apr 2021
Jagwah wrote:
06 Apr 2021
I know Fritz is really cool but I've never spent enough time with it to allow myself to not be intimidated by it, I just get a mess from it so it collects dust but I know I should love it. I hope to get around to it one day.
I know can be a dickish sort of question, but have you read the manual? Not all manuals are helpful, but this one does a great job of breaking down the various functions & how they work. I spent a long time just mashing the randomise button, but then when I finally got around to reading the manual I was really surprised how much it demystified Fritz, and wished I'd read it earlier. There's a lot of cool shit you can do that isn't just berserk noise, especially when you start messing around in Sync mode
Reading the Fritz manual is on my to-do list! I bought it a while ago to use on a delay for realtime guitar processing but never got round to taking the time to learn it.

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arnigretar
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Post 07 Apr 2021

my lates tracks/projects have all been using

midi out device
spaceXpander
the echo
redrum
grain


since 2000 my most used devices have been

subtractor
malström
redrum
dr. rex
thor

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Faastwalker
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Post 07 Apr 2021

Mutable Instruments - Beads
Moog - DFAM
Reason Studios - Algoritm
Ekssperimental Sounds - Sine Synth
Arturia - Microfreak

teddymcw
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Post 07 Apr 2021

Ekss - industrializer for newest spice flavors
Turn2on - reasonator has been cool for that too

Enlightenspeed - all
Kuassa - Nearly all
Panda and RB - much of, esp sequences and evolution


Too much interesting stuff out there but those are the devs and devices I seem to be lately and consistently most inspired by

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MannequinRaces
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Post 07 Apr 2021

Faastwalker wrote:
07 Apr 2021
Mutable Instruments - Beads
Moog - DFAM
Reason Studios - Algoritm
Ekssperimental Sounds - Sine Synth
Arturia - Microfreak
Those new Moog Sound Studio bundles (DFAM included) look freaking sweet! Expensive but look really cool.

My top five devices are:

ScannerXT (Reaktor instrument)
Distillery
Legend
VK-2
Delta MIDI Computer

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Faastwalker
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Post 07 Apr 2021

MannequinRaces wrote:
07 Apr 2021
Faastwalker wrote:
07 Apr 2021
Mutable Instruments - Beads
Moog - DFAM
Reason Studios - Algoritm
Ekssperimental Sounds - Sine Synth
Arturia - Microfreak
Those new Moog Sound Studio bundles (DFAM included) look freaking sweet! Expensive but look really cool.
They do. Especially if you're new to this stuff and/or don't have any of the 'Mother' range of devices. Not much interest to me, as I have the DFAM. But very cool idea I think.

https://www.moogmusic.com/news/moog-mus ... experience

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illlumen
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Post 12 Apr 2021

Scales & Chords
Battery (do VSTs count?)
brainworx Console E
d16 Decimort
Arturia Synclavier

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illlumen
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Post 12 Apr 2021

illlumen wrote:
12 Apr 2021
Scales & Chords
Battery (do VSTs count?)
brainworx Console E
d16 Decimort
Arturia Synclavier
Oh, just realized people post hardware synths, too. So I just want to add

Novation Peak
Novation Bass Station II
Industrial Electronics Piston Honda mk3
Teenage Engineering OP-1
Verbos Complex Oscillator

When we're talking effects I always come back to

Erica Synths Zen Delay (Hardware)
Valhalla Room
Valhalla Vintage Verb
Slate Virtual Tape Machine
and of course FabFIlter ProQ 3

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