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Should I feel like an incompetent piece of crap for thinking that Reason's synths, namely the Subtractor, sound like crap?

heres the deal. the resonance in the Subtractor sounds stupid. It is NOT the 'juicy filter' people look for in a virtual analog or analog synth. I am in the process of learning sound design and synths, have done that for a few months and I can tell that I do not like the sound of the subtractor and that every time I use it I feel guilty I havent used another softsynth to me available. I am ready to accept that this is solely up to my incompetence, though.

The Malstrom is indeed interesting, good for pads and evolving textures or anything else. But lets say its a quick, rough version of Absynth. I would prefer Malstrom only for the sake of speed. As for sound design, Absynth is superior. Incompetence or legitimate opinion?

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Ott responded on 12/31/2013
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You shouldn't feel like a piece of crap for any reason. All this talk of 'incompetence' and 'feeling guilty' has nothing to do with the design of a synth's filter. Deal with this before you waste any more time with Reason.

You said: "...the resonance in the Subtractor sounds stupid. It is NOT the 'juicy filter' people look for in a virtual analog or analog synth"

Nonsense. How do you know what 'people' look for in a synth? It's just not to your taste. Accept that and move on.

You said: "...Maelstrom [...] it's a quick, rough version of Absynth."

No it isn't.

Maelstrom and Absynth are completely different in design. Comparing the two is missing the point.

You prefer Absynth? Use Absynth.

Sorry if I sound impatient. Sometimes I read stuff which reminds me of myself when I was younger.


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