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NI Product Owner, Male, 49, from The Netherlands
For some reason I always get a little excited when I see my Maschine light up :) Dec 13, 2019 at 12:34 AM
- ShelLuser was last seen:
- Dec 14, 2019 at 3:25 PM
- May 20, 1970 (Age: 49)
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- The Netherlands
- Main Instrument:
Ableton Live 'Suite' 10,
- Setup and Configuration:
- Everything evolves around Ableton Live + Push
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- Overspecialize and you breed in weakness....
I'm your classic Synth geek
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Around 2010 I had made up my mind: I was going to get a Synth. 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.
I bought into Ableton Live 'suite' (because of the instruments), an APC40 midi controller and even though I had no clue what it could do I also bought Max for Live 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.
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 setups (Ableton 10, Reason 10 & Max 8) and then Reason 11 happened....
Reason 11 drops ReWire support (which is a huge part of my setup) and instead provides the "Rack VST" which you can use in other DAWs. Just too bad that it doesn't come close to providing the common 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 setup and consider me impressed. I then replaced my 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.
And that's where I am.. Ableton 10 Suite (this includes Max for Live), Max 8, Reason 10 and my latest stuff: the Maschine Mk3 backed by Komplete 12 Ultimate.
It took me (nearly) 10 years but now I'm a true believer. This stuff is huge.
SignatureWith kind regards, Peter
Using the 'Power' Trio: Live 10 Suite (+ Push & Max 8 ), Reason 10 and Maschine Mk3 (+ the ultimate Komplete 12).
Blog: SynthFan (under heavy construction!)