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by lost cause
Fri Oct 10, 2008 7:02 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Machinedrum/Jomox Xbase Samples?????
Replies: 22
Views: 3844

Re: Machinedrum/Jomox Xbase Samples?????

Here you go guys,

All the files originally uploaded by Suburban Bather in one zip file:

ElektronMachinedrum.zip - 9.27MB

I've extracted the samples, truncated them, coverted to mono, re-sampled to 44.1KHz and named them.
by lost cause
Mon Aug 18, 2008 7:47 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: K2000 preset in a 1981 song!
Replies: 1
Views: 783

K2000 preset in a 1981 song!

Guys, To give you some background; I've been creating a groove template from Foreigner's 'Waiting for a girl like you'. I'm not using PT's Beat Detective or anything similar. I do it manually in Live, dropping warp markers in for every 8th note (yes, I'm a masochist :wink: ). One of the techniques I...
by lost cause
Fri Aug 01, 2008 1:34 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The Joys of Hardware Sequencers (Story/Rant/Endorsement)
Replies: 64
Views: 8553

The first sequencer I used was an ASQ10 so I guess I was spoiled very early on. In my experience no software sequencers sound as tight as hardware - apart from the Atari of course. :wink: I like to use my MSQ-700 for step programming basslines and drum tracks. Sometimes I chain tracks in the MSQ to ...
by lost cause
Fri Jul 25, 2008 4:40 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Analogue channel input overdrive solution?
Replies: 10
Views: 3359

Hi Mitch, I'm PC based. I use Live, and occasionally I still use Logic 5.5.0. I use native VST plugs and I also have 2 UA DSP cards installed. I already have the URS native VST plug-ins. I must admit that the classic channel strip has never made much of an impression on me, although I quite like the...
by lost cause
Thu Jul 24, 2008 4:28 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Analogue channel input overdrive solution?
Replies: 10
Views: 3359

Alex,

Many, many thanks for supplying the Crowther contact info.

You're a true gent!!! :D
by lost cause
Wed Jul 23, 2008 5:02 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Analogue channel input overdrive solution?
Replies: 10
Views: 3359

Alex and Aeon, many thanks for the additional input. I'm sure there are countless demos of these pedals (used with guitars) on Youtube, but ideally I'd like to demo each of them with a drum machine. ZVEX and EH are available in my part of the world, however I can't find any info on Hotcake dealers a...
by lost cause
Tue Jul 22, 2008 10:04 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Analogue channel input overdrive solution?
Replies: 10
Views: 3359

Stab Frenzy - many thanks for the input. I use the McDSP Analog Channel to do that, works a treat.. Would love to try this, but McDSP isn't compatible with my DAW software unfortunately. the first thing I'd do if I were you is try running stuff through everything you've got lying around your studio ...
by lost cause
Tue Jul 22, 2008 5:37 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Analogue channel input overdrive solution?
Replies: 10
Views: 3359

Analogue channel input overdrive solution?

I used to achieve this subtle overdrive effect with ease on analogue mixing desks by turning the mixer input channel gain up so that the signal just goes into the red. I found that different desks produced different tones (the nicest input overdrive sound I ever heard was achieved an old Neve desk, ...
by lost cause
Sun Jul 20, 2008 2:55 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Fantastic synthesists never mentioned on the VSE Pt.1
Replies: 103
Views: 16948

Has anyone heard anything by the Frenchman Bernard Szajner? I first investigated him in the early 80s after reading about him inventing the Laser Harp that JMJ used.I tracked down his album "Some Deaths take Forever" (1980)on vinyl and it was amazing. Years later I found it re-issued on CD.It has l...
by lost cause
Sun Jul 20, 2008 2:50 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Fantastic synthesists never mentioned on the VSE Pt.1
Replies: 103
Views: 16948

I've searched for both these guys and neither of them have been mentioned yet: Ian Boddy. He released a fantastic LP in '83 called 'The Climb'. One of my all time favourite synth LP's. Nice gear list, driving rhythms, cool sequences and some beautiful analogue sounds. Features 303/606 basslines/drum...
by lost cause
Sat Jul 19, 2008 4:01 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Atari st
Replies: 8
Views: 1062

I used a 1mb 1040STE from '89-'95. I had the complete C-Lab system: Creator (Notator without score edit), Unitor II and Xport. This gave me a total of 96 midi channels on 6 independent midi outs. The Atari was a revelation after using various hardware sequencers. Also, the timing was rock solid, eas...
by lost cause
Fri Jul 18, 2008 3:53 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Which vsti's for non-linear ENV transition curves?
Replies: 2
Views: 478

Thx Yoozer
by lost cause
Fri Jul 18, 2008 3:46 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Which vsti's for non-linear ENV transition curves?
Replies: 2
Views: 478

Which vsti's for non-linear ENV transition curves?

Guys,
Which softsynths offer non-linear envelopes? I want to be able to select concave or convex attack and decay stages.
Many thanks.
by lost cause
Thu Jul 17, 2008 5:52 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Do I suck at synth programming? Or is it the softsynths?
Replies: 11
Views: 1370

Guys... to update you I had another go last night with the Minimoog V. :) Using Joey's suggestions I was able to get very close to an Imagination style bassline sound: Osc1: Saw 16' Osc2: Pulse 8', fine tune +8% Osc3: Off Sync: Off Osc1 Level: 5.45dB Osc2 Level: 7.96dB Filter Keyboard tracking: On C...
by lost cause
Wed Jul 16, 2008 4:33 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Do I suck at synth programming? Or is it the softsynths?
Replies: 11
Views: 1370

Thanks for the opinions guys. I'll try again with the Minimoog V. Just out of interest, does anyone know what synths Swain & Jolley were using in 81/82? I assume that the Imagination basslines were created using a Minimoog but can anyone confirm this? you want to use a saw/pulse mix, with the filter...