Your synthesis production is really top notch. What VSTs were you using? Did you use a lot of presets or construct all the sounds yourself. What about the FX?

i like to use synth1 and sq8l for my top notch techno productions. avatar is a nice vst too. i usually start with a preset and tweak from there, sometimes if the preset happens to be perfect for the track i’ll just use it as is.

I mostly do synthesis using ReSynth2 or custom waveforms and DSPs. I’ve learned about the second method here:

Sometimes I combine both methods by creating a basic instrument in ReSynth2, then rendering a C-4 for further processing.

EDIT: Yeah, forgot to mention I also grab samples from the Renoise sample packs when I think they just work, and I sometimes hack those samples apart to make new sounds.