Equipment & Software used on 'SYNTHWAVES':THORSTEN QUAESCHNING: Software: Steinberg Cubase 8 &8.5Hardware: Manikin Schrittmacher Step-Sequencer x 2Manikin MemotronRoland Jupiter 8 synthesizerRoland JD800 synthesizerDave Smith Prophet 8 synthesizerARP Solina MK2 string synthesizerKorg Wavestation Ex synthesizerWaldorf Microwave synthesizerMoog Voyager monophonic synthesizerModular synthesizerRoland V Synth synthesizerKorg Z1 synthesiserKorg Prophecy synthesiserKorg M1 synthesizerClavia Nordwave synthesizerYamaha TG77 synthesizer moduleRoland System 1 synthesizerRoland JU06 synthesizer moduleKorg MS20 monophonic synthesizerRoland JP08 synthesizer moduleRoland TR-8 Rhythm Performer drum machineOberheim DMX drum machineRoland Promars synthesizerFender Starcaster guitarFender Telecaster guitarFender Stratocaster guitarScrewdriver on wood and contact microphones,Several boxes with contact microphonesA field recording of bees in Thorsten's garden, edited on Cubase and then treated with Melodyne & Halion - and finally used for the lead melody line on 'A Calm But Steady Flow'.(Software synthesizers): Spectrasonics Omnisphere synthesizer, Spectrasonics Keyscapemore
In my burgeoning studio I had an Elektron Monomachine, Elektron Machinedrum, and a MicroKorg. So I decided I needed a good analog poly synth. I did my research and saved up my pennies for the Dave Smith Instruments Prophet '08 and I am glad I did. This is another synth I consider to be a bread 'n butter synth. It's not too revolutionary, but what it does is fantastic. It sounds great without too much work, and has great modulation capabilities.
Until the OB-6 came out, this synth could come close to sounding like an Oberheim (kinda). A bit of menu diving but still can sound design by turning knobs. Modulation you need to do some menu diving. This thang is awesome too!