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In this [article from *Trash Audio*](http://trashaudio.com/2013/06/workspace-environment-venetian-snares/) Venetian says his latest piece of gear was "a Waldorf Microwave XT off this guy I know a couple months back. It’s in my rack where my [Prophet 08](http://equipboard.com/items/dave-smith-instruments-prophet-08-synthesizer-module) with the world’s wonkiest pots used to live. I’m pretty into what you can do with multis, can take 8 patches and layer them together in really interesting ways."more
wub wrote: May as well get the basics out the way; What's your setup, hardware & software? Fair first question! Hardware: Event TR8XL Monitors, Shitty Midiman style 2 Octave Keyboard, Presonus Firebox, Focusrite Compounder, Borrowed Nord Lead 2, Korg MS2000, Waldorf XT, Vermona DRM1 mk2, Presonus TubePre, JSH Drum Synth, Line6 Pod, and amongst various instruments my pride and joy is a PRS Custom 24. Software: Cubase 5, Audiomulch, Granulab. My softsynth folder is a bit of a mess, but like the sound of Rob Papen stuff, but mainly seem to be into multi-samples and resampling at the moment! At the moment it's all running off a £166 barebones PC from novatech, but hoping I can invest in a decent machine next year! Hope that that answers the question! :)more
The organ-like suspended voicings behind the vocal are from the Waldorf Microwave XT . "It's a kind of fake Rhodes sound on the Waldorf," he says. "The part is kind of a church organ vibe, but the church organ sound was too obvious; there was too much characteristic of the sound in the track. We needed something more dreamy and discrete."more
In terms of keyboards, Vrenna notes, “I just like big, shiny keyboards with lots of lights. My sampler is still an E-mu: the E4 Ultra. I still use it every day of my life. They discontinued them because they've gone software, as well with the new E-mu X Series, so I've been picking up used E-mu's out of the Recycler and eBay and building a couple more hardware samplers just so I have them.” His arsenal also includes a Waldorf Microwave XT, Kurzweil K2000/R, Roland V Synths, an old Virus updated “as far as it will go,” a Nord Lead 2, Alesis Andromeda A6 and “a good old trusty JP8000.”more