How \'bout a Sample Library with tons of Pads. Something that actually takes advantage of the synthesis capabilities of the sampler in question and doesn\'t just play back waveforms. Tweakability is paramount.
How is Analog Meltdown?
Anyone create all their own pads? What do you use. Techniques? Synths? Samplers? Wavetable? Analog? Sample playback?
What synths do people use for Trevor Horn/Eno Pads? Electronia Pads? Texural Ambiences?
I agree with Simon on the Virus. I think Softsynths are great and practical, but to me they don\'t have the punch. When I sat down and played a chord on the Virus, my jaw dropped. It sounds huge and full. I\'ve yet to find a softsynth (or Giga for that matter) that really has the same power. I use Giga everyday, but I\'ve sort of given up on using it for killer synth sounds, which is fine, it plays back the real sounding stuff just fine. Best of both worlds I guess.
I was just looking into the Virus C over the last few weeks: listening to mp3s etc etc and I KNOW I\'m gonna buy one. It\'s just so cool to log onto this forum today and find you recommending it independantly of what I was coming to realize on my own.
IS it out yet? Suggestions for stores with the best prices?