Post by etherealise on Sept 8, 2020 19:51:50 GMT -8
Looks like he was only using them in the studio by '96 based on this interview:
Not that Ed is about to put his beloved Sequential Circuits analogues out to pasture just yet: "They're getting on a bit and are a little unstable for live use, so they stay in the studio now, but I don't think I could make a track without my Pro Ones. They're on almost every single piece of music that I've ever done. All the bubbly sounds like the resonant swoops and what we call the 'waterfalls' -- a kind of fast, cascading series of relevant notes -- are Pro Ones. Pretty much all of the repetitive step-time sequences are still done on the internal sequencer. They're also good for bass drones and we still use them for lead synth sounds. I've often had to put a recorded bass drum into the Pro One's audio input to filter it and make it more 'clicky.'"
True, but sometimes fewer possibilities means old and trusted sounds are used more, whereas if he has more at his disposal there are more chances of exploring less tread paths.
having too many options can be very distracting from getting an idea going, what I have found myself doing in the world of plug ins and DAW's is having a few good choices like Tal-Uno for Juno sounds or the OBX emulation. I also like Omnisphere a lot for a few choice patches, and save them into a favorites folder I can easily find, since doing that I have been more productive and get a more cohesive sound.
I have been eyeballing the Behringer Pro One, there is a good video comparing the original with the clone and it's pretty good, but I am a little undecided mainly because of their business ethics, not sure if you read how they treat their employees but there have been some bad articles talking about workers conditions, kinda like amazon.
A further 20 anonymous forum users were added as defendants in the $250,000 suit for making “false, defamatory, and libelous” statements, ranging from general complaints about Behringer ‘copying’ other products or using business practices described by one poster as “underhanded”.
Once my Behringer speakers bite the dust I'll be glad not to see their brand in my studio anymore.