[QUOTE=Leaston] [QUOTE=Bob Thulfram]Not that there is anything wrong with the French. They make ... Arturia Storm. [/QUOTE]
Wow, that's a blast from the past...Arturia Storm! I bought 1 and 2 from them and was keen on getting 3, but found their support sadly lacking and the DRM they imposed, absolutely dreadful. I had so many problems getting it to authenticate and subsequently run, with little or no help from the devs, I finally gave up and wrote off the money I'd paid. Sad really. It was an amazing product when it worked though. I still have the boxes somewhere in the loft too.
Sorry for the ot comments [/QUOTE]
I'm using Storm 3 and it works just fine. However, I had to do a lot of fiddling and dialog with the Arturia people to get it to work. The trick is that you have to put it in a Windows 7 compatibility box and set it for Windows 2000. I think these days Arturia has a lot of support but they didn't back then.
What I like about it the most is that it has a bunch of long in-app tutorials that walk you through various dance music styles. Very innovative. They also wrote it in Java which was also a problem because you had to install Java! Their samples were also quite contemporary. Lucky for them, they've done very well with their tactic of emulating old synths. Definitely cool. But funky. And there won't be a Storm 4.
Not necessarily OT since any good RPG has to have lots of music.