View Full Version : Best rack extension for chill music

Escape of the Bone Robot
04-28-2015, 04:29 PM
Hello there, i'm kind of new to this forum

but i would like some advice on which rack extension who has most potential, when it comes to make chill sounds.

i prefer to make my sounds my self, and i like the idea of a synth.

hope you can help me


04-28-2015, 10:17 PM
I do alot of "chill" music so to say. But from my opninion, there isn't any RE synth thats specifically good for let's say "chill" music.
It's totally dependend on the type of "sound" youre after. Are you more of the oldskool late 80's early 90's stuff or do you gravitate more towards the modern sound?

Some RE synths have that typical old feel to it. But, on the other hand; the sound you create is more based on how you design your sound from synth to effects and eq etc.

I personally still use Thor ALOT.. :P I hardly touch malstrom or any RE synth for that matter, but from experience i know that parsec is well capable of creating nice atmospheric pads, but i actually hardly use it. (probably didnt invest enough time in it to fully get its capability).

A good thing to do i think, is dive into synthesis theory, getting some knowledge about synths and the different types there are so you can gain some insight in which, what and how to use them to get the sound down that youre after ;)

It quite a read, but worthwile!

04-28-2015, 10:36 PM
^ what he said
that or time stretch found sounds.

04-29-2015, 07:28 AM
Ye, ye gotta love time stretching!

Escape of the Bone Robot
04-29-2015, 12:16 PM
i'm looking for that early sound late 80's and start 90's

and yeah, i'm a big fan of Thor as well, But i'm kind of stucked in the way i use it.

i thought maybe a new synth would do the trick, but alot of the synthesizers offered are rather harsh/made to make dubstep and dnb.

but yeah thanks for the tip, i will dive in the world of synthesis theory, and find my self! :D

04-29-2015, 05:08 PM
Thats what i found as well, lots of the RE synths are harsh and seem to cater towards dubtsep etc indeed..

But, good luck with it!

04-29-2015, 08:22 PM
i've never thought that all. i guess its because i was taught synthesise, if you break it down to its basic components a synth is a simple device.
a good way to learn synth programming is to find a (say subtractor [number 1 for ever) patch you like (say a pad) then reproduce it with the same device from scratch starting with the osc wave from all the way to the mod/lfo.
does that make sense?

04-30-2015, 10:56 AM
Well ive never really tried those synths, but judging form the vid's that ive saw; i did find them to be harsh as well.

In the basics a synth is de "simple" device indeed, but cause of different types of synthesis the result you can get out of them can differ alot. Parsec is a beast for the matter though! I cant even phatom how to do some of the stuff parsec does with mulitple thos for example :p