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by JackAstro
Tue Jan 08, 2008 8:47 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: 3 Synth Rig
Replies: 182
Views: 17248

For touring with a band, I would want a Nord. I have seen a dozen bands take them on tour. I think a Modular G2 would do. For playing live I can't imagine I would need anything other than that. For the studio, that is a little more complicated. Definitely a PEK. A semi-modular such as an MS20 or an ...
by JackAstro
Mon Jan 07, 2008 8:58 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: For those of you with more than 4 synths...Studio Setup?
Replies: 37
Views: 3532

instruments -> mixer -> computer do any of you gus record a flat 2-track straight out of the mixer? you can't fix anything later on, how do you work around it? just record everything over and over again until it's perfect? -you nuts?! :) yep. it takes a long time to get a good take. but no longer th...
by JackAstro
Mon Dec 31, 2007 11:06 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: melodies in different keys
Replies: 2
Views: 345

Thanks Twiddler. I am trying to write a song using only 2 monophonic synths. I came up with some chords. I wrote a bassline to define the chords and a melody to go over them. The melody is rather busy and I think it defines the chords well on it's own, so I was thinking of scrapping the bassline and...
by JackAstro
Mon Dec 31, 2007 1:10 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: melodies in different keys
Replies: 2
Views: 345

melodies in different keys

Anybody ever try writing melodies in different keys--like having one in A and another in Am?
by JackAstro
Sat Dec 29, 2007 3:36 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Dave Smith / Roger Linn: LinnDrum II!
Replies: 166
Views: 24614

I guess I just expected the digital model to have some sort of VA drums... along the line of the MD or Korg ER-1. However, if they provide a good assortment of "perfect" samples from each others past...that will be enough I guess. I find alot of the classic drum samples from around the net sound li...
by JackAstro
Tue Dec 25, 2007 8:19 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Who's getting?
Replies: 135
Views: 10209

I got colored cables for my modular. This will make fiddling about in dim light much easier. :D
by JackAstro
Mon Dec 24, 2007 1:13 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Programming complex drum beats
Replies: 51
Views: 4752

tom Cadillac wrote: Ah also playing standing up and moving as much as possible is good. If you're dancing to the beat to start with then someone is much more likely to the other end.
This is the biggest key to making good beats. You have to dance while you are making them!! It sounds cheesy, but it really helps.
by JackAstro
Sat Dec 22, 2007 2:14 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What misconceptions about your synths drive you nuts?
Replies: 210
Views: 15306

I haven't seen anybody mention this yet.

"The Casio CZ synths use PD, a form of FM."

While PD can be mathematically expressed as FM, the synths that use these methods (Casio CZ and Yamaha DX) sound nothing alike. The methods used to program them are completely different.
by JackAstro
Sat Dec 22, 2007 1:20 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: What Recording Gear Do You Use?
Replies: 92
Views: 8659

Old setup: synths, drums, etc. -> mixer -> audio interface -> audacity

New setup: synths, drums, etc. -> multi channel audio interface -> Live

Except the new setup doesn't work. :(
by JackAstro
Wed Dec 19, 2007 9:51 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How many synths does a man need?
Replies: 157
Views: 11492

Syn303 wrote:the less-is-more approach works better for a lot of people. plus you get a lot more work done with less gear as i found having a lot of gear recording music was slow and time consuming and tracks were never started, let alone ever being completed.
I am coming around to this way of thinking.
by JackAstro
Wed Dec 19, 2007 9:50 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How many synths does a man need?
Replies: 157
Views: 11492

Jamming with other people is a great way to make music happen, which is what these instruments are all about isn't it? True dat yo!! I have only "synth jammed" once, and that was with an electribe. Most of the time when I make music with people, I play drums or, if there are no drums around, guitar...
by JackAstro
Wed Dec 19, 2007 2:41 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Seperating sounds?
Replies: 13
Views: 840

...learning how your studio monitors sound compared to.. your car, your PC, your ipod, stereo downstairs, your mom's car.. also helps a bit. ... How many parts are you talking about? Fortunately, it always sounds worst on my mixing speakers. A typical mix would be drums plus 4 parts. But the Evolve...
by JackAstro
Wed Dec 19, 2007 2:25 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How many synths does a man need?
Replies: 157
Views: 11492

In this example we have to take into account not only the number of new synths we wish to acquire, but also the maximum and minimum amounts we are prepared to pay for them. A level 1 sin (or sin-1) equates to quite a good deal (i.e an affordable acquisition). A level 2 sin however, *is* problematic...
by JackAstro
Tue Dec 18, 2007 11:44 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Seperating sounds?
Replies: 13
Views: 840

Seperating sounds?

How do you mix tracks so that the instruments don't step on each other. How do you make it easy for the listener to hear each part?
by JackAstro
Thu Dec 13, 2007 8:30 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: so really just how god awful are behringer mixers?
Replies: 34
Views: 4435

Sure, for studio use not the best, but for live use when the noise is a little bit less important, no problem. I should add, I have seen several "name brand" artists use Behringer live. One thing I really liked about my Behringer was that it was small. The smallest 10 channel mixer on the market, w...