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by Zarith
Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:17 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: BREK ZARITH: CD give away...
Replies: 0
Views: 177

BREK ZARITH: CD give away...

I'd like to send a few free CDs of my new album, Incursore , to the members here. You can see a teaser and ear samples here: http://www.brekzarith.com If you're interested just send me your postal address by PM or email and I'll add you in the mailing list ;) Cheers! http://www.brekzarith.com/Incurs...
by Zarith
Sat Jul 30, 2011 7:28 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Just bought a Peavey Spectrum Bass Module
Replies: 4
Views: 2194

Re: Just bought a Peavey Spectrum Bass Module

White wrote:I did read about it BEFORE I bought it. I am merely asking if there's any info on the net, or any users!
The manual is here:
http://www.peavey.com/assets/literature ... 301905.pdf

What else do you need to know?
by Zarith
Fri Jul 29, 2011 3:38 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Aren't we due for a new Yamaha QY module?
Replies: 33
Views: 8366

Re: Aren't we due for a new Yamaha QY module?

I'm definitely not sure. I just know that quality DSP processing takes a LOT of CPU power and these portable devices don't have a lot of horsepower. Soft synths that run on PC's have to make a lot of compromises in order to avoid completely crushing the CPU. A synth workstation with a few dedicated...
by Zarith
Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:50 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Aren't we due for a new Yamaha QY module?
Replies: 33
Views: 8366

Re: Aren't we due for a new Yamaha QY module?

The iPad doesn't have anywhere near the amount of DSP processing power to give the type of sounds like in a proper workstation like the Motif. I'm not sure if it could emulate the XG engine used the QY series, maybe. Are you sure about that StepLogik :| The Ipad has a 1GHz processor and a generous ...
by Zarith
Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:24 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Aren't we due for a new Yamaha QY module?
Replies: 33
Views: 8366

Re: Aren't we due for a new Yamaha QY module?

I had a Yamaha QY70. I bought it in 1998. I think it was a revolutionary little machine when it was released. A 16 tracks compact sequencer with a sound engine, effects, and a very nice large screen. The GM sounds were good and the drum kits were excellent. I also liked the filter. It was until 2000...
by Zarith
Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:21 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Midi Via USB
Replies: 4
Views: 509

Re: Midi Via USB

You can connect as many USB device as you want, your DAW softwares can all access them. Keep you Yamaha connected with it MIDI>USB cable, and connect the FATAR with its own USB port. Once you get your Tascam Audio/MIDI interface, you could connect them via its MIDI ports, if this is a more convenien...
by Zarith
Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:47 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Multitimbral synths midi question
Replies: 4
Views: 242

Re: Multitimbral synths midi question

In your MIDI controller you can select the MIDI channel or use the OMNI mode (all channels affected). In the M-Audio Axiom it's the "CHAN" button. For other controllers just search the "MIDI CHANNEL" button. This feature rarely hidden since it used quite frequently. What set up do you have? With a l...
by Zarith
Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:59 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Multitimbral synths midi question
Replies: 4
Views: 242

Re: Multitimbral synths midi question

Definitely.

In your DAW / Sequencer, just assign any controller to any MIDI parameter of any MIDI channel...

If you don't use a DAW you can still control channels separately. Most MIDI controllers can run in "ONE channel" only mode (instead of OMNI).
by Zarith
Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:14 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Mastering and Possibly Mixing Question
Replies: 9
Views: 778

Re: Mastering and Possibly Mixing Question

I think the easiest way to find the right mastering engineer would be to check the credits of your favorite albums ;) But I wouldn't be so concerned about the style issue. If you give him guidelines, a good mastering engineer can probably work on any genre of music. Goth/Industrial is not mastered r...
by Zarith
Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:57 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg and Roland -- old again
Replies: 70
Views: 4048

Re: Korg and Roland -- old again

and the Ultranova, which somehow seems less than even a Nova. Maybe they should have called it the Mini-Nova, but that sounds like an album by a couple of overzexxed Russian teenage girls. Or the Mikro-Nova, since it's trying to do what someone else's Micro-something is doing. "Ultranova" fits perf...
by Zarith
Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:19 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Aturia Spark Hardware/Software Drum Machine
Replies: 16
Views: 1691

Re: Aturia Spark Hardware/Software Drum Machine

Stab Frenzy wrote: Looks pretty cool to me, kind of like a more Electribe-y Maschine with more knobs. Sounds good too.
Looks cool indeed, but it's just a USB controller. And a rather expensive one...
by Zarith
Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:50 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Novation xio as sound module?
Replies: 4
Views: 313

Re: Novation xio as sound module?

No. It won't work.

You cannot connect them with USB. You will need a computer to make them work together.
by Zarith
Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:34 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Help with soundtrack sounds again
Replies: 7
Views: 595

Re: Help with soundtrack sounds again

This a soundtrack by Simonetti / The Goblin (same guys who worked on Tenebre , Suspiria , P rofondo Rosso , etc...) It's from the 70ies, I doubt there is any sampling involved here. Besides the bass, guitar and drums, the instruments on this soundtrack must be: -A Mellotron for the typical tape choi...
by Zarith
Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:36 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: outboard reverb...which?
Replies: 82
Views: 9179

Re: outboard reverb...which?

Unless you are looking for a specific vintage or low fi sound, you should always get the latest technology. Reverb algorithms always benefit from faster processors and high-end converters. Reverb is pure calculation. The more delays the processor can generate and filter, the better. The Lexicon PCM7...
by Zarith
Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:03 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Mac audio Interface
Replies: 8
Views: 566

Re: Mac audio Interface

The only choice is a Mackie Black Jack 8-) http://www.pssl.com/images/ProdImage03/500/ONYX-BLACKJACK.jpg http://www.mackie.com/Products/onyxblackjack/photos/Blackjack_top.jpg It's solid, made entirely in metal. It gives you 2 high-end Onyx mic preamps and Cirrus Logic converter (114db dynamic range)...