Using Midi Bay is one way of doing it but there's no need to switch to LFO Tool.
Ok, first, thank you for your response. And thank you for this great tutorial. I'm learning a lot here. I also think your speed is good, because I can learn faster that way (and there is always a pause button if I need a break :))
D'accord, there is no need to switch to LFO Tool at all. I also see that the way you're doing it (using Midi Bay) is much better.
I just don't have the Vengeance plugins installed here atm, the same goes for Nexus. So I was looking for alternatives that "also" "somehow" work. Sure, I could use the demo versions..., but somehow I feel like "locked-in" that way... and I would rather like to use less complex and pricy tools for now as I'm still a beginner and in the middle of a learning process Nevertheless, it is perfect that you follow your "real life" workflow here in this course.
So, I was just looking for a solution to come to similar results, and that seems to help with learning too. LFO Tool seemed to work, so the idea of my comment was to just share the idea. Maybe someone else here runs into the same "issue". But it is for sure not a better workflow to use LFO Tool, maybe I wrote it too "enthusiastic" LFO Tool requires hand-written automation curves. Midi Bay in contrast utilizes full automation. In fact, as far as I can judge with my limited knowledge, I find everything Manuel Schleis and Rene Keilwerth are releasing is top notch. Maybe someday in the future I will switch to the VPS suite, but for now it still feels a bit overwhelming for me. It might sound a bit strange, but I like to break complex things down into small pieces to understand them really well. The same goes for my AU/VST plugin development and DSP algos.
Well, maybe one another question... (I'm still in the process of following your great course here and I'm right in the middle, so please forgive me if you already answered it in the videos...)
I recently found "Freshly Squeezed Samples" and a lot of great Trance presets there. Someday I would like to produce in style of Above & Beyond... I love strong melodies and harmonies. Using presets seems to be an easy shortcut for me, but I already see myself becoming lazy and layering/customizing only presets soon :))
May I ask what your opinion is regarding those kind of presets in general? Should beginners better start with something like Syntorial and learn how to come to such results on their own? It seems reasonable. Or are those sound design skills also learned step-by-step while tweaking presets? Is it realistic that a beginner is able to come to such a professional level of sound designs (from scratch) in a "reasonable" timeframe, depending on talent and time invested? Or is sound design worth a lifetime on it's own? Like, on what should I focus most (as a beginner/intermediate) to boost my learning process and come to motivating results? Production, Music theory, Sound design, Mixing, Mastering, something I forgot? All of them?
Thank you very much for all your advice!