I figured this is the most relevant place to ask but my question still seems a little out of place.
I'm looking for a VST which can sound like the Intro to Stereophonics - Dakota. After a quick google I found some settings as follows:
Set both oscillators to saw, set oscillator 2's "freq" to 7 semitones above that of oscilllator 1. Use the filter in lowpass mode (the HPF light should not be lit), turn the cutoff all the way up and the resonance to zero. Set the amplifier envelope to ADSR 0 5 0 0. Set unison to 2 voices, set the "analog" slider to 1/3rd or so, and put a 100% wet flanger with lots of feedback on the result. It's best to start from an initialized patch, that's the least work.
which is good in theory but I need an instrument with these sort of things on its interface.
If it helps, I'm using Ableton Live, perhaps you know a generic VST that will help?
Pixies Foo Fighters Soundgarden Queens of the Stone Age Sunny Day Real Estate
That list was quite hard to write, I guess I get most of my influence from the Pixies, there are also other bands like Modest Mouse, U2, and Incubus. It's hard to choose, there are bits from all these bands that I wish I could have in my musical repertoire.
I must say, when I got to the end of Borderlands and didn't even see the inside of the vault I was unimpressed. But it did explain the logo which I was confused about for the whole game. The ending still sucked though - for this reason Fallout is better.
Digital creates discretisation distortion, although an incredibly small amount. A record is analogue, although a lot these days are digitally remixed which IMO defeats the purpose of the record.
Records - continuous in both time and magnitude domains Tapes - continuous magnitude domain, discrete in time domain CDs - discrete in both domains Digital formats - discrete in both domains, often compressed to reduce storage space required
CDs possess the advantage that you can instantly locate the beginning of any track, and they are far more portable than a record. Digital formats are so portable the slight (generally unnoticeable to the average ear) reduction in quality due to discretisation is worth being able to take the music with you.