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by vanpet
Sat Sep 15, 2012 3:57 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The obsession for the Analog
Replies: 169
Views: 16160

Re: The obsession for the Analog

As someone who started 100% ITB, and not a audiophile at all (I don't even hear mp3 artifacts), I viewed analog as a rich snob game... Until I got one! The difference is obvious. It's like air-conditionned in a car: you can live without it until you have one in your car.
by vanpet
Sat Jul 28, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: how important is compression
Replies: 38
Views: 3999

Re: how important is compression

I agree with Zamise that you shouldn't use TOO MUCH compression. I almost never use it on synths and electronic instruments (to me they sound already compressed). The exception being the bass, vocal and drum bus, to make levels even. On the master track, it's a limiter. Here I'm talking about techni...
by vanpet
Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:44 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Favorite Drum Machine Beat/Pattern
Replies: 59
Views: 9637

Re: Favorite Drum Machine Beat/Pattern

Mtume - Juicy Fruit.

by vanpet
Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:40 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: My Band's Debut Single (lots of lovely synths!)
Replies: 1
Views: 299

Re: My Band's Debut Single (lots of lovely synths!)

This is very nice! I like it! Good work!
by vanpet
Sun Jun 17, 2012 3:07 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Microkorg or Minibrute
Replies: 10
Views: 1220

Re: Microkorg or Minibrute

Microkorg is boring to program. It's polyphonic.
Minibrute looks fun to program. It's monophonic.

I'm not even talking about the analog vs digital debate.

If you're after interaction I guess Minibrute would be better. But it's not out yet so you don't really have a choice now.
by vanpet
Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:33 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: I need help man. Synth like in MGMT
Replies: 28
Views: 6351

Re: I need help man. Synth like in MGMT

But the OP wanted to sound like MGMT. Analog is really not the answer. step awaaaaay from the computer, please :? :idea: nothing you wrote makes any sense if you can't hear it in the first place :idea: what are you doing playing in a live band if you can't even hear it, or as you wrote, 'ear' it? y...
by vanpet
Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:49 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: I need help man. Synth like in MGMT
Replies: 28
Views: 6351

Re: I need help man. Synth like in MGMT

The downside of the gaia is the raw sound: without the effects it can sound a bit crude, but if you're not making pristine studio records, it is not a problem at all. Live, nobody can hear the difference. holy h**l, has it really gotten this bad? i to go to clubs, and favor playing certain venues, ...
by vanpet
Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:14 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: I need help man. Synth like in MGMT
Replies: 28
Views: 6351

Re: I need help man. Synth like in MGMT

If it's for live performance, I'd rather suggest the Gaia: it has more on-board effects, better keyboard, and you can stack 3 sounds to make it sound bigger. Microkorg, is more difficult to program because it has less knobs. The downside of the gaia is the raw sound: without the effects it can sound...
by vanpet
Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:32 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Telex Gear List?
Replies: 5
Views: 941

Re: Telex Gear List?

It's a moog modular only.

(a Mooog III p, to be precise)
by vanpet
Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:06 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Monosynths and Composing/Mixing
Replies: 20
Views: 2049

Re: Monosynths and Composing/Mixing

I also love my MEK, and have more or less the same problem. I balance it with a Nord Lead, because it is NOT warm at all. So the 2 synths go together well.

Also, EQ is your friend.
by vanpet
Tue Dec 21, 2010 1:22 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: La Roux's "Bulletproof" (What synths?)
Replies: 45
Views: 6037

Re: La Roux's "Bulletproof" (What synths?)

Well, surprise me! I want to hear it!
by vanpet
Tue May 18, 2010 11:11 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Examples of great electronic compostions in video games
Replies: 62
Views: 7765

Re: Examples of great electronic compostions in video games


Outcast (1999) - great game!

edit: ok, once again I didn't read the title... it's not electronic at all... great music, still!
by vanpet
Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:18 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What got you into synths?
Replies: 180
Views: 14800

Re: What got you into synths?

q: are we not men? a: we are DEVO!
by vanpet
Sat Apr 10, 2010 6:13 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Are you an expert on a specific synthesizer?
Replies: 54
Views: 3200

Re: Are you an expert on a specific synthesizer?

I did most of my tracks with the free vst "Synth1" for almost 10 years (i believe I got synth1 the day it was released)

When I got my real Nord Lead 2x, it was happy time! I know it inside-out.