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by natrixgli
Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:53 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: iPad vs Android tablets
Replies: 47
Views: 13163

Re: iPad vs Android tablets

Would I be correct in assuming Garageband is a must have for an iPad - I mean, at $6, have I got much to lose?? :lol: I see you can load vst plugins into it - that's worth it as a vst host in itself! Cheers, Graham For me GarageBand is useful for fake guitar and fake strings. Apart from that I avoi...
by natrixgli
Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:36 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: iPad vs Android tablets
Replies: 47
Views: 13163

Re: iPad vs Android tablets

ipad performs better but no free application:( The same is true for the few decent music apps on Google Play. If you want quality music apps, you have to pay for them. Sunvox, Nanoloop, Caustic, etc all cost money. But whereas there's maybe 10 good Android music apps, there's hundreds of good iPad ...
by natrixgli
Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:01 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How do yo use your OP-1 teenage engineering
Replies: 8
Views: 7473

Re: How do yo use your OP-1 teenage engineering

Love mine. I use it by itself mostly, to come up with ideas. It's tape gets exported via USB, then cut up in Audacity. I then load up the bits in Ableton Live and arrange further. Sometimes I also record other gear to the tape so I can mangle it or add the OP1 effects. The fx are quite unique and ha...
by natrixgli
Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:14 pm
Forum: Gear For Sale
Topic: Gear Trading Thread
Replies: 715
Views: 320098

Re: Gear Trading Thread

Have:

DSI Evolver Desktop
Elektron Monomachine SFX-60+ MkII
Other Odds & Ends

Want:

DSI Mono Evolver Keyboard (PE or Upgraded Encorders Only)
Elektron Analog Four
Elektron Machinedrum

I'm in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Prefer to deal locally if that's possible.
by natrixgli
Mon Jun 17, 2013 3:14 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Elektron Analog Four vs DSI Tempest
Replies: 10
Views: 10917

Re: Elektron Analog Four vs DSI Tempest

GuyaGuy wrote:DSI does seem open to feature requests and feedback, which is nice.
Unfortunately, they probably wouldn't be open to my suggestion of a larger display. ;)
Yeah you probably won't get that until Tempest MKII.
by natrixgli
Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:44 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Elektron Analog Four vs DSI Tempest
Replies: 10
Views: 10917

Re: Elektron Analog Four vs DSI Tempest

I guess I'll just make do with the minor things that irk me on the Tempest. I do really like it overall. That's pretty much the sentiment of most Tempest owners. It's not perfect, but it's damn good. And nothing else really comes close to as much functionality in one box. I have a whole list of fea...
by natrixgli
Sun Jun 16, 2013 6:56 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Elektron Analog Four vs DSI Tempest
Replies: 10
Views: 10917

Re: Elektron Analog Four vs DSI Tempest

Tempest is better if you prefer to record sequences real time. Analog four is better if you like grid style sequencing and 'accidents'. Analog four does better mono (it can do legato), Tempest does pretty much everything else better. I got rid of the A4 and kept my tempest. I'd never sell it. Plus f...
by natrixgli
Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:49 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What ever happened to Geddy Lee's giant Oberheim/Moog Synth?
Replies: 73
Views: 23373

Re: What ever happened to Geddy Lee's giant Oberheim/Moog Sy

Stab Frenzy wrote:
Bitexion wrote:I honestly don't think these people care about what synthesizers Geddy uses on stage.
I've often heard people ask 'what about the 8-voice of Geddy Lee, how did it get so high?'
Did you wonder if it oscillates like an ordinary synth?

I know it, and it does.
by natrixgli
Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:23 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Linux-based softsynths
Replies: 28
Views: 6921

Re: Linux-based softsynths

Sunvox is quite good. Best part is that it's cross platform and its files are self contained so you can start a track on a Linux box, then take it on the go on your PC, iOS, or Android device. I run Ubuntu as my daily driver at home and work. But a short time ago I gave up on it for music and got a ...
by natrixgli
Sun Mar 17, 2013 4:50 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Hello, and here's quite an unusual tune with moogs
Replies: 6
Views: 1386

Re: Hello, and here's quite an unusual tune with moogs

Outstanding work! The clarinet sounds brilliant combined with electronic instruments.

Looks like you've got more than just Moogs there; I see a Machinedrum, Voyager, Little Phatty, Shruthi-1, and the blue thing appears to be a Spectral Audio Neptune II...
by natrixgli
Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:59 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: What's a good secure thief proof keyboard stand/rack?
Replies: 10
Views: 2527

Re: What's a good secure thief proof keyboard stand/rack?

I've been thinking about getting a stand i can bolt to the floor. But then what's a way to make them locked securely on to the stand? Besides getting a combination lock to somehow fit on each one :) I would recommend renter/homeowner/business insurance. Add replacement coverage and keep serial numb...
by natrixgli
Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:18 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Consensus on OP1
Replies: 6
Views: 1020

Re: Consensus on OP1

I had one for a few weeks, it was interesting, fun to use, but ended up trading it as I didn't see myself having much of a use for it in my set up. I don't really consider the OP-1 an instrument that integrates with a studio very well. It's more of a standalone device that you can get creative with...
by natrixgli
Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:47 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Consensus on OP1
Replies: 6
Views: 1020

Re: Consensus on OP1

Love it. Instant inspiration. You'll be amazed at what a serious instrument is buried beneath its very un-serious user interface.



Here are some things, mostly OP-1 with a bit of Monotribe.
by natrixgli
Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:59 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: iPad vs Android tablets
Replies: 47
Views: 13163

Re: iPad vs Android tablets

Hmm, interesting to know where it's at. Are any able to run some sort of vst host so you could run your favourite vst plugin synth?? That would change the whole scene if you could. Nope. But there's good stuff on the iPad. Samplr is outstanding. IPolysix and iMS-20 are a blast. On Android the only ...
by natrixgli
Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:57 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: iPad vs Android tablets
Replies: 47
Views: 13163

Re: iPad vs Android tablets

Android rules, I use it on my phone. But for music making, it's very grim. For live purposes, fuggedaboudit. The iPad dominates for now, and I doubt android will catch up any time soon. However I could see dedicated music hardware running android at some point. Problem is that audio apps require pre...