How's it going?
I've just returned to making music at the ripe old age of 35 after a layoff of almost 15 years! I used to use hardware (RS7000, RM1x, MPC 2000xl, MS2000, etc) and never could get comfortable on a computer after trying a top end Powermac setup, Windows laptop etc. I spend eight hours a day on a pc so I can't bear to sit on one in my free time. But it was just too frustrating/expensive going back to hardware after getting accustomed to having almost infinite insert effects and synth parts etc.
About a year ago I downloaded Caustic on my IPad for a laugh and I haven't looked back. It has that tactile groovebox feel I like but also allows me much of the freedom of a software DAW. However, I'd like to have a go at making some chiptunes and wondered if a tracker like Sunvox would be more suited. I'm already comfortable with the automation, limiter, sidechaining, effects etc on Caustic so I know there'd be a learning curve.
What are the benefits of using Sunvox? I imagine keyboard shortcuts are not really applicable to an iPad and it's not like I have a history of using trackers/hexadecimal like many people who have come from the Atari etc. Aside from the deep routing possibilities, what else has Sunvox got to offer? I mainly use Caustic for techno of the more Regis/Surgeon variety and it does the job for that, but for chiptunes people seem to refer to trackers. FWIW I'm not really into the true 'authentic' chiptune scene. More the modern incarnations like 8 Bit Weapon etc. I like the production of tracks like Dischipo and The Massacre by FantomenK. Modern production techniques but with a more retrospective soundset.
Sorry for the rambling post. Help a noob, ha...
Last edited by Osc81 (April 22, 2016 6:30 pm)