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by gryphon
Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:48 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What do we want next from Dave Smith?
Replies: 95
Views: 13498

dave said it will probably be called the linndrum 2, for those referring to what was the boomchik. also apparently still in progress.
by gryphon
Sun Sep 09, 2007 9:24 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Best Albums from an Engineering Standpoint
Replies: 63
Views: 13149

second the autechre- cuts man knife- silent shout- has this weird consistency of mix that really contributes to the listenability (?) of a record that lacks a wide variety of sounds. at least compared to the craziness of deep cuts. also has awesome bass (too much?). KLF-live at the SSL indeed. Sound...
by gryphon
Tue Sep 04, 2007 11:24 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Good Bass Synths
Replies: 28
Views: 4859

evolver does mean bass for downtempo stuff in particular, I think. You can also use it as a filter/fx so kind of does both. I use bas guitar all the time, but I don't really care about buying that many hardware effects these days.
by gryphon
Tue Sep 04, 2007 11:21 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Using non-keyboard amps with synth. Bad Idea???
Replies: 21
Views: 11195

not really. The impedances are all wrong, but your ears are generally what matter. Poly Evolver through vintage Twin Reverb? f**k yeah
by gryphon
Tue Sep 04, 2007 1:32 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Drumtraks manual
Replies: 4
Views: 870

thanks all of the VSE lifesavers!!
by gryphon
Tue Sep 04, 2007 1:11 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Drumtraks manual
Replies: 4
Views: 870

Drumtraks manual

Any person want to send it to me? My friend just got one today and we're really excited about some of its programming options, but they're kind of hard to use without manual. Thanks a lot!!!!
by gryphon
Sun Sep 02, 2007 10:31 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Drum Machines- boomchik later or something(s) now?
Replies: 8
Views: 1609

Thanks for everything guys. The boomchik is definitely THE list right now, but I will check out the Jomox. My friend is going to build some Paia drum tone modules, and I'll try to stay busy helping him with those in the meantime. I want to be able to play a pattern into a sequencer and build up rhyt...
by gryphon
Thu Aug 30, 2007 11:14 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Drum Machines- boomchik later or something(s) now?
Replies: 8
Views: 1609

Drum Machines- boomchik later or something(s) now?

I think part of my problem working with electronic drums is that I am lazy. I first started as a drummer, and dynamics, rhythmic variation and that stuff all come very naturally to me in the context of playing it with my hands. I have never been able to get remotely close to that level of depth with...
by gryphon
Wed Aug 29, 2007 7:08 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Thereminists?
Replies: 18
Views: 2809

I have an etherwave and I think it does require some practice, as well as a consistent interaction with the instrument. To get good at the theremin, I think you first have to be really great at tuning your individual instrument. I have a hard time recalling the spatial relationship from one given pi...
by gryphon
Sat Aug 18, 2007 1:01 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Favorite synth sounds
Replies: 197
Views: 37955

so many to choose from...one that sprung to my mind are the strings on the opening to Running Up That Hill, and the synth chords later for that matter... man kate bush had all the right s**t sometimes. Pretty sure it was mostly found sounds run through the fairlight, but the breaking-glass sounds f...
by gryphon
Sat Aug 18, 2007 12:45 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Poll in regards to sequencing. Participate if you have a sec
Replies: 51
Views: 7924

I've only ever used a computer to do everything sequencer-related, but once I got the evolver I started loving step-sequence lines and have been using the PEK to start things off most of the time when I write ever since. The compy lets you do the most fun things with MIDI, especially with Ableton Li...
by gryphon
Fri Aug 17, 2007 10:08 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: PEK
Replies: 58
Views: 10143

Never had the noise but I know what you mean with some settings appearing to have a gating function.
by gryphon
Tue Aug 14, 2007 10:16 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Beware the storm that gathers here...
Replies: 736
Views: 179101

I really hope there's some kind of connectivity with the PEK and the 08 because, as much as I would love to, having both and only being able to run an 08 thru the evolver's filter/fx would be a bit of a let down, as well as (I would assume) make the PEK less valuable to people for whom polyphony is ...
by gryphon
Mon Aug 13, 2007 12:53 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Are there any softsynths that can produce acoustic sounds?
Replies: 12
Views: 1691

Are there any specific acoustic instruments that you're looking for? I think I've heard of a few free ones out there, but there aren't too many. Sorry, I forgot to specify. I'm looking for a softsynth that uses synthesis, not purely sampling. I've already tried sample-based sound modules, but I'm l...
by gryphon
Fri Jul 20, 2007 5:20 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: PEK
Replies: 58
Views: 10143

I definitely wish that I could save my changes. I don't care how confusing it is, when I make a multitimbral patch I know how I want the individual voices to sound. And if I needed to edit the thing once all 4 were put together, I wouldn't care if it altered all the other instances in which that pat...