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by infrared72
Mon Jul 01, 2013 2:24 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: VSE Member's Gig
Replies: 34
Views: 33632

Re: VSE Member's Gig

Diopter has an upcoming debut show in Bellflower, CA on 7/14/13 at Electrocution (held at the New Wave Cafe) - more information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/313063352158098/ If you don't have a facebook account, the club is located at: 17847 Lakewood Blvd Bellflower, Ca 90706 I'll be playin...
by infrared72
Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:35 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Freight Train - remix
Replies: 0
Views: 204

Freight Train - remix

I don't think I've posted a whole lot of music on VSE, so here goes... This is an industrial remix of a track called 'Freight Train' I completed recently for a friend of mine:

https://soundcloud.com/diopter/freight-train
by infrared72
Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:24 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: How do you start your composing?
Replies: 4
Views: 432

Re: How do you start your composing?

My compositions usually start by working with improvising a bass synth line or something atmospheric either on my Virus, Jp8000, a Vst synth or combinations of all three. These simple improvised lines can lead you down a path to other great ideas. Accidents here count as well... I've managed to come...
by infrared72
Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:54 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: MS2000 vs MS2000B
Replies: 4
Views: 1104

MS2000 vs MS2000B

So I'm on a path to purchase an MS2000. Are there differences between the MS2000 and MS2000B I should be aware of? Comparing specs between the two, I can't seem to find anything that makes the MS2000B superior. Are there firmware or os level things they did with the MS2000B to make it better?
by infrared72
Sat Jan 15, 2011 5:45 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Drum vst recommendations?
Replies: 15
Views: 1787

Re: Drum vst recommendations?

I use Sonic Charge MicroTonic (uTonic) on a lot of my tracks. This is a drum synth, so no samples. It'll do a lot of really cool stuff that you can tweak to fit the track you're working on. Also check out the Patternarium on the sonic charge website. Magnus just released version 3.0 of uTonic: http:...
by infrared72
Fri Dec 17, 2010 6:44 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: JP8000: battery low! (message at powerup)
Replies: 2
Views: 2184

Re: JP8000: battery low! (message at powerup)

Thanks for sharing that link. The procedure to replace the battery went well - there are a lot of screws on the bottom of the JP8000! Thankfully, they are all the same so i didn't have to draw a picture/map of where they all go. Roland used a little spring mounted clip for the battery, so it was ver...
by infrared72
Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:56 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: JP8000: battery low! (message at powerup)
Replies: 2
Views: 2184

JP8000: battery low! (message at powerup)

I just noticed today that my jp8000 throws up a quick "BATTERY LOW" message on the lcd screen. Have any other Jp8000 owners here seen this? Is this something I can replace or do I need to find a repair shop? I hope its just a simple flat battery like the ones you put on a computer mainboard. I think...
by infrared72
Sun Dec 05, 2010 6:31 am
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Energy - remix: music for working on computers
Replies: 0
Views: 163

Energy - remix: music for working on computers

I wrote this song quite some time ago using Live and an older pc I had at the time. Last weekend, i decided to remix it using my newer (but not brand new) dual core system:

http://soundcloud.com/diopter/energy
by infrared72
Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:15 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Control surface - Korg nanoKontrol or Novation Nocturn?
Replies: 2
Views: 380

Control surface - Korg nanoKontrol or Novation Nocturn?

Thinking about trying either a Korg NanoKontrol or a Novation Nocturn. I can get either one for around $50 here locally as there is a second hand Nocturn for about $45. I know the Novation automap is probably superior and all, but the Nocturn seems to me that it's leaning towards a DJ style controll...
by infrared72
Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:22 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Drum Machine
Replies: 38
Views: 3348

Re: Drum Machine

The Yamaha ry30 is pretty cool, and they're not too expensive used. You can get lots of weird noises stacking different voices, detuning, filtering, and using the envelope generator on them. Not a lot of outputs - just 1 stereo pair, and 2 extra assignable outs. Maybe slightly more expensive that so...
by infrared72
Fri Nov 12, 2010 8:35 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Your SoundCloud profile!
Replies: 50
Views: 3441

Re: Your SoundCloud profile!

It's taken a long time, but here is my SoundCloud profile:

http://soundcloud.com/diopter
by infrared72
Sun Sep 20, 2009 11:22 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Virus TI and TI2 question
Replies: 16
Views: 878

Virus TI and TI2 question

So i'm back looking at the Virus Ti again, and noticed there's a new one called the Ti2. Aside from processing power and the redesigned metal/plastic case, is there anything else different about the Ti2 when comparing to the original Ti? I can't seem to locate anything definitive that tells me "...a...
by infrared72
Sat Jun 06, 2009 6:43 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Image Line Autogun VSTi - it's free right now
Replies: 5
Views: 599

Image Line Autogun VSTi - it's free right now

I was just checking out the audio demos of this - it sounds pretty unique, and has a LOT of presets:

http://www.image-line.com/documents/autogun.html

They claim there are 4294967296 presets. I just installed it on my system, and it seems pretty good so far.

-PT
by infrared72
Sat Mar 21, 2009 3:10 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?
Replies: 541
Views: 62018

Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

I just bought this earlier today for $120.00 - I shortened my lunch at work today so I could run out and go pick it up. It's a Yamaha DX200, and it makes some lovely whacked out FM squelchy noises. I had a minor issue with the data encoder. That was promptly taken care of with contact cleaner: http:...
by infrared72
Sat Nov 29, 2008 7:24 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: VA Softsynth vst's or Virus TI?
Replies: 42
Views: 6810

Re: VA Softsynth vst's or Virus TI?

I don't see any combinations of the V-Synth and Powercore either. I'm assuming that you're referring to the V-Station plugin for Powercore as that's the only synth close to what you described that runs on powercore within the $250 price range.