Slave to the Preset
I’ve recently been trying to identify a single, highly versatile synth to buy that might meet all my synth needs (“less clutter, more productivity”) - but one thing that’s become apparent is that just about any synth becomes more versatile if you know how to program it. Thing is I’m a preset tweaker. My interest is more in making songs than patches (I’m a guitarist who also loves synth sounds) - but the impression I have is that many folks here on AB forum program their own sounds(?) so I’m getting to the possibility that maybe I already own the synth I seek, I just need to learn how to program it. Here’s what I have;
Micrologue (part of Cubasis)
iSEM (AU but no longer actively maintained)
Yamaha AN 2015 (from Synth Book)
Because a slick workflow is key for me I plan to stick with AU/native if possible. Wondering if any of the above worth doubling down on (ie learning to program and then using it exclusively)? Alternatively I would consider something like Zeeon (its AU and recommended by many).
Bit paralysed by this hence the post - not sure how tricky/time consuming it would be to learn to program sounds (any good resources out there?) but adding more synths to my iPad just to widen the preset smorgasbord doesn’t seem the way forward. Or maybe it is I dunno lol
Thanks for reading, any thoughts/guidance/opinions appreciated!