Any thoughts on the Arturia Microbrute? I think it could be a good as a first hardware synth for myself. I've been in the box for a couple of years and now I'm thinking of getting it, as it's cheap and looks cool as per functionality.
Or, do you have another recommendation for a first synth? Can't spend one grand. Should be around 300-400 euros.
The Korg Volca keys was another option but I the Microbrute is more of a real synth.
My ultimate dream would be a Doepfler modular. I like the idea of patching anything with anything à la Reason.
Probably someone asked already, but what is your favourite hardware synth of all? And do you have a favourite software one?
I have never used the Arturia or the Volca [tempted to try one though] but I have to say that the best synth to learn on would be a Roland SH-101.
It was my first synth in 1984 and also Simon Posford's I believe, a few years later.
They're brilliantly designed, gorgeous sounding and a tried and tested classic. It will only ever appreciate in value and covers every possible sound you could want from a monosynth.
The Doepfer is great but a real time-suck. If you have time to spend two hours on a bass patch then a big modular is great fun [and infuriating when it keeps going out of tune] but sometimes i just want to get shit done. Then it's time for the SH101.
My favourite soft synths are the Korg Legacy MS20 and the GMedia Oddity and Imposcar.
Just days before you posted the OOOD and the Hikikomori on your FB I had happened upon your updated wikipedia entry and saw some remixes, etc. that I wasn't aware of yet. I then began picking up some of that music from iTunes (and for the Gargoyles Evil Do'oers had to find a used CD on Amazon). This got me wondering, is there a reason you can't have this music available on your website? I'd love for you to get a higher precentage of the funds for this. Anyway, I just can't get enough of your music so I love 'discovering' the other works! I didn't even buy everything I found yet so I can spread out the joy of "new" music from Ott until the next album. Love your sounds! :)Ott responded on 02/10/2014 Next question
I read that you are sound engineer but you did not study for it. how did you do that?