Reply to this topicStart new topic
> Keyboard Vsti
kjutte
post May 10 2009, 01:49 PM
Post #1


GMC:er
*

Group: Passive
Posts: 1.710
Joined: 17-July 07
From: Norway
Member No.: 2.337



Hi guys.

May I have some recommendations for keyboard VSTis?
I am searching around on google, but there's a sea of them and I don't know where to start.

I need to program some chordlines aswell as basslines, which VSTis do you guys use for this?

Regards
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Muris Varajic
post May 10 2009, 03:34 PM
Post #2


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 15.459
Joined: 22-June 07
From: Sarajevo,Bosnia
Member No.: 2.159



Ultra Focus, Albino, Atmosphere, Nexus etc.
Note, basses on these VSTSs are mostly synth ones.


--------------------
Youtube
MySpace
Website



Album "Let It Out" on
iTunes
and CD Baby

Check out my video lessons and instructor board!

The Pianist
tune is progress,check it out!

"ok.. it is great.. :P

have you myspace? Can i to personalize this for you guy?"
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Saoirse O'Shea
post May 10 2009, 04:07 PM
Post #3


Moderator - low level high stakes
Group Icon

Group: GMC Senior
Posts: 6.173
Joined: 27-June 07
From: Espania - Cadiz province
Member No.: 2.194



Also in addition to those Muris mentions, if you are willing to experiment/program a synth, the various Arturia (and others like NI) emulations of famous real hardware synths like the mini Moog, ARP2000, Yamaha CS30, Sequential Circuits Prophet 5. All of these featured on a load of hit records and often provided the 'killer synth bassline'... I would add an emulation of Nord's but the only software I've seen that emulates Nord's stuff well comes with Nord hardware and costs over 1000Euros.

If you really get in to programming/building then Tassman and NI's Reaktor are good synth construction software which allow you to design and build not only synth vstis but also effects.


--------------------
Get your music professionally mastered by anl AES registered Mastering Engineer. Contact me for Audio Mastering Services and Advice and visit our website www.miromastering.com

Be friends on facebook with us here.

We use professional, mastering grade hardware in our mastering studo. Our hardware includes:
Cranesong Avocet II Monitor Controller, Dangerous Music Liasion Insert Hardware Router, ATC SCM Pro Monitors, Lavry Black DA11, Prism Orpheus ADC/DAC, Gyratec Gyraf XIV Parallel Passive Mastering EQ, Great River MAQ 2NV Mastering EQ, Kush Clariphonic Parallel EQ Shelf, Maselec MLA-2 Mastering Compressor, API 2500 Mastering Compressor, Eventide Eclipse Reverb/Echo.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Ivan Milenkovic
post May 10 2009, 10:45 PM
Post #4


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 25.396
Joined: 20-November 07
From: Belgrade, Serbia
Member No.: 3.341



Usually the keyboard instruments can be either synths, samplers, or combination of both.

synths make sounds using sound synthesis, you have 1 or more oscilators, and you shape the sound yourself using filters, envelopes and other tools. Great example would be Korg MS-20 VST, or Moog Minimog V, that are actually modeled from great analog synths of the same name.

Samplers make sounds using samples. You can load a sample, and then play it on a keyboard. They usually also have some or many shaping tools to further shape the sampled sound as you wish. There are also products that have in built samples. There are many samplers available, and Battery is a good one. Example of a sampler that has built in samples is Grand Piano that has recorded hi quality piano samples, and using technologies to layer those samples so you get a very realistic sound.

Combination of both means that you can combine both oscilator sounds with already recorded samples. Great new VSTi is Omnisphere, which has several layers available, and many advanced options. It is probably one of the most advanced VSTis available today.

The keyboard VSTi that is IMO really great for many things and has great quality/price ratio is Spectrasonics Atmosphere. Great for everything, specially for pads. Another good one is Korg Legacy collection, a bit difficult to use, but also very advanced and flexible. Atmosphere can be very simple to use for beginners, but it is very advanced it you want it too as well, so I think that is a very good thing to consider.


--------------------
- Ivan's Video Chat Lesson Notes HERE
- Check out my GMC Profile and Lessons
- (Please subscribe to my) YouTube Official Channel
- Let's be connected through ! Facebook! :)
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Ramiro Delforte
post May 10 2009, 11:29 PM
Post #5


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 2.279
Joined: 4-August 08
From: Argentina, Buenos Aires
Member No.: 5.625



I think all the recommendations are good, I was gonna recommend the one that Ivan mentioned, Spectrasonics Omnisphere.

I leave some You Tube videos of Jordan Rudess playing with the sounds of that synth.





--------------------
Check out my Instructor Profile and Board

LIVE VIDEO CHATS EVERY MONDAY AROUND 22PM (GMC HOUR)
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
kjutte
post May 10 2009, 11:34 PM
Post #6


GMC:er
*

Group: Passive
Posts: 1.710
Joined: 17-July 07
From: Norway
Member No.: 2.337



QUOTE (Ramiro Delforte @ May 11 2009, 12:29 AM) *
I think all the recommendations are good, I was gonna recommend the one that Ivan mentioned, Spectrasonics Omnisphere.

I leave some You Tube videos of Jordan Rudess playing with the sounds of that synth.


I've seen those before!

Thank you guys, for your recommendations!

This post has been edited by kjutte: May 11 2009, 04:23 PM
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Muris Varajic
post May 10 2009, 11:56 PM
Post #7


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 15.459
Joined: 22-June 07
From: Sarajevo,Bosnia
Member No.: 2.159



Oh, and don't forget Reason. biggrin.gif


--------------------
Youtube
MySpace
Website



Album "Let It Out" on
iTunes
and CD Baby

Check out my video lessons and instructor board!

The Pianist
tune is progress,check it out!

"ok.. it is great.. :P

have you myspace? Can i to personalize this for you guy?"
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
kjutte
post May 11 2009, 01:40 AM
Post #8


GMC:er
*

Group: Passive
Posts: 1.710
Joined: 17-July 07
From: Norway
Member No.: 2.337



QUOTE (Muris Varajic @ May 11 2009, 12:56 AM) *
Oh, and don't forget Reason. biggrin.gif


Thanks again smile.gif
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Artemus
post May 11 2009, 01:45 AM
Post #9


Learning Tone Seeker - CHALLENGE STAR!
*

Group: Members
Posts: 866
Joined: 6-February 09
From: Manchester, UK
Member No.: 6.743



Reason is one that I'd like to play with but haven't got the money for at the moment. I use EWQL products - there's a fairly good all-rounder called Goliath which has a collection of useful and quite impressive sounds. I use it's older brother Colossus a fair bit.
For synth emulators I've had occassion to use the Kord Legacy library which had some great sounds too.


--------------------
My Myspace site here
My YouTube channel here
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
kjutte
post May 11 2009, 03:45 PM
Post #10


GMC:er
*

Group: Passive
Posts: 1.710
Joined: 17-July 07
From: Norway
Member No.: 2.337



How do I open the virtual keyboard in sonar btw? smile.gif

This post has been edited by kjutte: May 11 2009, 04:24 PM
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Santiago Diaz Ga...
post May 14 2009, 06:16 AM
Post #11


GMC:er
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 1.769
Joined: 28-April 09
From: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Member No.: 7.117



Try Discovery V2. Is an emulator of the Nord Lead. It's really great.


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Pedja Simovic
post May 16 2009, 10:33 PM
Post #12


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 8.109
Joined: 13-September 08
From: Nis, Serbia
Member No.: 5.892



Kjutte I use Reason , it has everything in it !!!


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Bogdan Radovic
post May 18 2009, 06:33 PM
Post #13


Bass & Beginner Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 15.612
Joined: 30-November 07
From: Belgrade, Serbia
Member No.: 3.410



For my VST needs I use Hypersonic VST , its practically a "Better" sounding midi library with all the instruments smile.gif


--------------------
For GMC support please email support (at) guitarmasterclass.net
Check out my lessons and my instructor board.
Check out my beginner guitar lessons course! ; Take a bass course now!
My solo and band songs : Keep Going On, Night Vibe, Kad Te Vidim, Susret, Plava Silueta
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

Fast ReplyReply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 


RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 21st January 2017 - 10:43 PM