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ShelLuser
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ShelLuser

NI Product Owner, Male, 52, from The Netherlands

I got a copy of Piano Colors; was expecting a traditional instrument, got something _much_ more dynamic! Jul 14, 2021

ShelLuser was last seen:
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      ShelLuser
      I got a copy of Piano Colors; was expecting a traditional instrument, got something _much_ more dynamic!
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      ShelLuser
      So today I discovered that the Yangquin instrument was provided for free once. And picking it up got me E20 discount with East Asia...
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      ShelLuser
      So I just discovered that I'm actually 21 "forum years" old. I had [i]no idea[/i] I actually joined in 2010...
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        So... 2021 - 2010 = ... I wonder how much beer I had last week :)
        Jul 3, 2021
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      ShelLuser
      I made my gf cry/sob this evening. Being a very horrible person you say?! All I did though was play the Sound Iron Vocal Suite
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      1024 posts should be enough for everyone, but it's not enough for me! :D
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      ShelLuser
      This is the tale of 1001 forum messages, lol! :)
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      Best way to learn expansions: get a laptop with just Maschine (mikro), Absynth, and one or two expansions. Then make the best of it ;)
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      ShelLuser
      Picked up 'Electric Vintage' today... biased or not, it's definitely a solid addition to the session guitarist series!
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      ShelLuser
      Friday evening, synth evening! I'm actually looking forward to jamming a bit this evening with Live, Reason & Komplete!
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      ShelLuser
      I know it's silly, but NI makes me feel like a kid again who's anxiously awaiting his new toys ;) Looking forward to the 1st of October!
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        In case you're wondering: That's when Komplete 13 gets released, which I'm not going to buy because I already pre-ordered ;)
        Sep 28, 2020
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      NI is opening up the floodgates it seems and expect their fans to be friendly to the trolls. Seriously?!!
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        ShelLuser
        If you run a public forum... please: learn what trolls are! Also please maybe take into consideration that the only reason you never seen them was because your forum never was on the radar.....
        May 15, 2020
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        FOR THE RECORD: this is not hate speech. I'll take NI over Ableton (where forums are concerned) any day of the week. There IS a reason I only vented on my profile only you know...
        May 15, 2020
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        I don't do these things often (= sharing url's / stuff), not on any platform I'm active on, but when I do... rest assured it's going to be special.
        May 10, 2020
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      ShelLuser
      So I just discovered the ignore option and I have to say, it's pretty solid. Peace & quiet ;)
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      ShelLuser
      These are weird and difficult times... working on an Output essential engines review but it's going to take a while.
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      ShelLuser
      What bizarre times we live in.... I am now an official Microsoftie ;) $work shipped a Surface Pro X to get work done.
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        This thing is way misunderstood and bias feeds biased reports; this is awesome for what it was intended for. Only problem... I cannot easily run Maschine on it. I'll be active, but I need my drive.
        Mar 28, 2020
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      ShelLuser
      Finally back home... first thing I did? Get some coffee, but second thing: installing Electric Sunburst Deluxe! Metallica, here I come! :D
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      ShelLuser
      That sound and feel when you start using the 4D controller on a new Maschine MkIII.. priceless!
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        The "newness" of my Maschine is slowly fading but I still remember the first time I started to move the 4D knob :)
        Mar 14, 2020
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      ShelLuser
      So I had a need for support today, I thought it was funny that I actually 'met' someone (in chat) who's also on this forum :)
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      ShelLuser
      On the road with Mikro + Bluetooth speaker, hit sampling and did a test only to hear... the metronome? lol! => https://imgur.com/a/neIPb0V
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  • About

    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    May 20, 1970 (Age: 52)
    Home Page:
    http://synthfan.catslair.org/
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    Main Instrument:
    Ableton Live 'Suite' 11,
    Reason 11,
    Maschine Mk3.
    Setup and Configuration:
    Everything evolves around Ableton Live + Push.
    Random Quote:
    Overspecialize and you breed in weakness....
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    ShelLuser
    I'm your classic Synth geek :)

    Around 2010 I had made up my mind: I was going to get a synthesizer. Of course at that time a synthesizer in my idea was a keyboard with dozens of knobs. As I always do I studied before purchasing and decided that I really liked the idea of having a soft synth vs. hardware. Also because my keyboard (a Casio CTK4000) supported MIDI over USB.

    I bought into Ableton Live 'suite' (because of the instruments), an APC40 Live controller and even though I had no clue what it could do I also bought a Max for Live license as well. Then I learned the issue of sound engines and that made me decide that I should add another engine to my setup for expansion purposes. The general consensus in the Ableton 'camp' was to go Komplete but because I never focus on "commonly done" stuff I decided to go with Reason 4 instead. I did add an Akai MPD24 MIDI drumpad controller because I didn't liked the idea of banging on my keyboard for percussion.

    Of course that's not saying that I didn't recognize the potential that Native Instruments had to offer, heck no, and it didn't take long before I bought into Komplete Elements 7, long before it got nerfed (from 5 or 7 Gb library to 3 iirc). I still have the box today but I'm too lazy to check :)

    This setup did wonders for me.

    Fast forward to 2019...

    I did a few upgrades over time, I got to appreciate the NI players and then I had a nice break which allowed me to upgrade all my stuff. I replaced the APC40 with Ableton Push, I upgraded all my major environments (Live went 10, Reason went 10 & Max (stand alone) went 8) and then Reason 11 happened....

    Reason 11 drops ReWire support (which is/was a huge part of my setup) and instead provides a "Rack VST" which you can use in other DAWs. Just too bad that it doesn't come close to providing the regular Reason workflow (at the time of writing, 15/10/2019).

    That made me decide to look into alternatives which would be more reliable in the future.

    And then I remembered N.I. & Komplete....

    I bought into Komplete 12 to expand on both my Live & Reason setups and consider me impressed. I then replaced my Akai MPD24 with the Maschine Mk3 and also upgraded Komplete to Ultimate. And to top things off my gear will be using the Komplete Audio 6 as of today.

    Then in 2019 N.I. had an XXL Holiday sale which allowed me to do the unthinkable: getting the Ultimate 'collectors edition' of Komplete 12. It is the 19th of January 2020 when I added this update and I'm still discovering bits and pieces in March 2020 ;)

    And that's where I am.. Ableton 10 Suite (including Max for Live + Push), Max 8, Reason 10 and my NI gear: the Maschine Mk3 backed by Komplete 12 Ultimate (Collectors) and all powered by the Komplete Audio 6. I couldn't be happier.

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    With kind regards, Peter
    Using the 'Power' Trio: Live 11 Suite (+ Push & Max 8 ), Maschine Mk3 (+ the ultimate Komplete 13) and the Reason Rack plugin.
    Blog: SynthFan (Unavailable right now)