(This question's directed primarily at the cats in the title of the thread, but feel free to drop input.) 1. What kind of soft synths are yall using? I've been looking for some good synth sounds but I haven't found a synth that gives me a large pool of quality sounds. I'm currently using presets on the Pro-53, FM7 and sometimes the B4 and the Absynth. Don't use the B4 much because all it's got is organ sounds and all I can get from the Absynth is effects and the like. Favorite is the Pro-53 - definitely got the best sounds. FM7 is aight but it just doesn't have the sounds I want. I'm also using sounds on the Hypersonic. Like the quality and variety of the sounds, but it's more real instrument sounds and less synth sounds. 2. Do yall make your own sounds on the soft synths you use too? I want to start doing that but I'm still looking for a good read on that. Got any sites or books worth checking out? 3. I've heard some of you talk about using patches, like an organ patch or a string patch. What exactly is a "patch"? Are you talking about a soundfont?