I re-watched all of Rej,s old tutorials for the older versions of caustic. (mostly 2.1 and 3.0) and it lead me to ask a question,
what is the most powerfulmachine in caustic 3.2?
At first, I assumed it was the modular. You can build pretty much any kind of sound with it. and even Rej himself calls it one of the most powerful.
but he said *one of.* It look all of 5 minutes for me to realize it was the PCMsynth. A sampler has an extreme amount of power, because instead of using diffrent synths to design the same types of sounds, you can just grab any sound and turn it into an instrument. While the Bassline is amazing at making Acidic Bass, and the Sawsynth is great at making simple chiptune leads and supersaws, the PCM can do everything the other synths can do, but almost as good. if not better. the only thing you lose is the little details the instruemnt has, like that little release hit the bassline has when its distorted, or all notes being the same length, and stuff like that.
Also keep in mind, that No other machine can make a guitar, Or a flute, Or any kind of realistic string instrument. They do not Replicate the sound of a realistic viola, or a Powerful Distorted guitar well at all, because they arent built for that. The PCMsynth does everything the other machines can, with a drop in quality. Not only that, you can use the merge rack to instrument feature to turn any Preset from other synths into a .ZIP or .PCMSYNTH file! Now, take this post and try out making a song only using the PCM. You'll love it.