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by Shreddie
Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Your Rig---but 20 Years Ago
Replies: 92
Views: 15480

Re: Your Rig---but 20 Years Ago

The only thing I had 20 years ago was my SK-5, which I'm happy to say I still own. Unfortunately, I was also a dumbass 11 year old kid who thought Nintendo was way cooler than making music. You're a similar age to me (I was 13 20 years back) but I thought doing music was cooler than just about anyt...
by Shreddie
Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:36 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Best Synth Programming Interface Ever?
Replies: 37
Views: 2697

Re: Best Synth Programming Interface Ever?

I'm surprised that people are even mentioning software here... Anything driven by a mouse is instantly going to be slower and more awkward to use as you can't use muscle memory for it. It's supposedly going to be more awkward because you can't use muscle memory? 1. You can use muscle memory with a ...
by Shreddie
Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:01 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: ROMpler sample packs?
Replies: 9
Views: 2973

Re: ROMpler sample packs?

hmm.. actually those ebay sample packs would be good enough, although I feel bad supporting them. I did once and they're almost always someone else's sample pack ripped verbatim and resold. Not to mention the fact that manufacturers really don't like people sampling machines that are still in produ...
by Shreddie
Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:57 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: DX7s & Atari STE or mac editor
Replies: 3
Views: 463

Re: DX7s & Atari STE or mac editor

I'm sure I have a freeware editor or two on a disk but it's not here with me and won't be for at least a couple of weeks, send me a PM to remind me and I'll reply with the file(s) when I have them.
by Shreddie
Sat Dec 31, 2011 8:49 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: An interface with decent inputs
Replies: 47
Views: 3849

Re: An interface with decent inputs

Hmmm, but the problem is quite opposite, synth-to-mixer sounds great, synth-to-interface sounds dead. What does synth-to-mixer-to-interface sound like? The fact is that most interfaces above a certain price point/level of quality shouldn't be that much different (and should be pretty accurate) so c...
by Shreddie
Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:09 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Spilled wine on my Casio TB-1
Replies: 4
Views: 647

Re: Spilled wine on my Casio TB-1

vcs3 wrote:open it and clean/wash with alcohol (96%)
then dry it very well.
+1.

I use isopropyl alcohol (IPA) which you should be able to find at any electronics retailer... I'd recommend an aerosol can of the stuff for getting into the switches.
by Shreddie
Mon Dec 26, 2011 9:58 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Best Synth Programming Interface Ever?
Replies: 37
Views: 2697

Re: Best Synth Programming Interface Ever?

I'm surprised that people are even mentioning software here... Anything driven by a mouse is instantly going to be slower and more awkward to use as you can't use muscle memory for it. You do realize that e.g. FM8 has well over 700 buttons/sliders in total? You want 25 square feet worth o' sliders ...
by Shreddie
Sun Dec 25, 2011 4:37 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Field Recorders...
Replies: 13
Views: 1415

Re: Field Recorders...

The one time I used an H4n (actually three of them, for a live filmclip shoot) when I pressed stop at the end of the (only) take I got a 'data write error' from one of them, and the recording was missing. This understandably sucked. I don't know if it's something that's been rectified with subseque...
by Shreddie
Sun Dec 25, 2011 4:30 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Allen & Heath GS3
Replies: 3
Views: 1972

Re: Allen & Heath GS3

I know a guy who's had a number of A&H mixers over the years. According to what he has said, they're very good and generally reliable but can be very difficult to repair if something does go wrong.

Still, I quite fancy one myself.
by Shreddie
Sun Dec 25, 2011 4:27 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Best Synth Programming Interface Ever?
Replies: 37
Views: 2697

Re: Best Synth Programming Interface Ever?

I'm surprised that people are even mentioning software here... Anything driven by a mouse is instantly going to be slower and more awkward to use as you can't use muscle memory for it. As an example, I can practically touch type with my EX7 simply because I'm so used to it. Yes it has menus and yes ...
by Shreddie
Sat Dec 24, 2011 4:56 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: the scariest and coolest MIDI controller ever?
Replies: 13
Views: 3203

Re: the scariest and coolest MIDI controller ever?

Speaking as someone who is a former electro-mechanical and electronic engineer as well as someone who loves drone metal... That guy has some serious talents to combine them together so well.

Cheers for bringing this to our attention Th0mas!
by Shreddie
Sat Dec 24, 2011 4:40 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Field Recorders...
Replies: 13
Views: 1415

Re: Field Recorders...

I've had a Zoom H4 for 3 years or so now and have used it so much (thousands of hours of recording) that all the legending has worn off. It's a cracking thing for most purposes but the mic preamps are pretty noisy at high gain (I record alot of low level sources so this is a problem for me) and wind...
by Shreddie
Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:59 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Ultimate Sound Design via Synthesis!
Replies: 20
Views: 1548

Re: Ultimate Sound Design via Synthesis!

yamaha ex5 I'd go with that (though mine is the lesser EX7). Actual hardware synth wise, it would be a close toss up between the Andromeda I'd go with that too! But for me it's what you can do with a whole combination of things rather than just one synth... Field recordings, VST's, synths, hardware...
by Shreddie
Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:53 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: equipment that instantly inspires workflow
Replies: 48
Views: 3172

Re: equipment that instantly inspires workflow

Mr Knesh wrote:I like the kind of equipment that makes noises when you touch it.
:lol:
by Shreddie
Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:18 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: do you think MIDI interfaces are going obsolete?
Replies: 63
Views: 4951

Re: do you think MIDI interfaces are going obsolete?

I have alot of MIDI hardware and intend to get more so I hope MIDI interfaces don't fall by the wayside just yet!

And despite it's flaws, I'm a big fan of MIDI in general.