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by gryphon
Thu Jun 14, 2007 11:21 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Which software and hardware for sequencing and recording?
Replies: 20
Views: 3336

Pro Tools is much more like a traditional tape-machine-and-mixer setup, it's stable (never crashed on me when I've been recording) the bussing system is extensive but well ordered and the mix engine sounds good, much better than Live's. Not to say that Live's is awful, but I can hear the difference....
by gryphon
Thu Jun 14, 2007 9:59 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: record labels/mixing
Replies: 6
Views: 2357

record labels/mixing

anybody here make electronic music for a living? if so, have you/do you ever deal with record labels? I'm just curious to see how people form these types of relationships, and I don't want to come off like some scene-riding douche to label people if I can ever get in touch with any. Part II: I feel ...
by gryphon
Thu Jun 14, 2007 9:24 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Analog Polysynth
Replies: 28
Views: 7810

We use an AX60 live and the autotune feature is solid- VCOs sound nice live, seems to be the only place where it shines (on a record no one can hear the difference between it and a similarly programmed 106). They can be had for cheaper and are somewhat sturdy and light
by gryphon
Wed Jun 13, 2007 11:20 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Analog strings from something besides a "string machine
Replies: 61
Views: 11212

Evolver does cool strings with the digi-oscs set to do slight fm for getting the noisy bursts at the beginning of marcato/staccato strings, and the delays help.
by gryphon
Mon Jun 11, 2007 10:38 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: anyone know what justice uses/ keeps in there studio
Replies: 59
Views: 15431

also, ableton/ vst autopanners are useful for those kinds of pumping fx. like superimposing an inverted sawtooth lfo on the amplitude of a given signal. with envelope-follower laden fx in Live i would be really surprised if they don't use it. the distortion reminds me kindof metasonix.
by gryphon
Sun Jun 10, 2007 6:35 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The Poly Evolver thread
Replies: 6
Views: 2363

anybody had problems with the knobs on their PEK? My filter cutoff knob doesn't turn by a predictable amount any more. I have to use one of the general purpose ones to change this oft-moved parameter and I fear the board underneath to be faulty. Maybe some tightening/help I can do myself? ps i would...
by gryphon
Thu Jun 07, 2007 11:19 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What hardware is like the software? (Reason)
Replies: 33
Views: 11009

the oberheim DX has a mixer (AND indiv. outs), can't sample but you can change the EEPROMs out to put whatever sound you want in, and you can transpose each drum tone a few semitones. My bandmates just found one for $250. Later ones (most) are MIDIfied. Unfortunately no x0x-style sequencer, but you ...
by gryphon
Fri May 11, 2007 2:50 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: PEK filter problem!
Replies: 3
Views: 827

PEK filter problem!

hey, my PEK's 4th voice just started crackling and sounding much more muted than its compatriots. I've isolated it to the filter circuit (I'm pretty sure) and gone through firmware updates, OS c**p, checking the chips themselves, etc. with DSI. I was wondering if anyone has had similar problems or a...
by gryphon
Fri Apr 27, 2007 7:32 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: mixing
Replies: 21
Views: 4134

more channels of recording means you have the ability to record more tracks simultaneously. unless you need to record your drum machine, synth, and whatever other parts at the same time, there's no reason to have more than 2 channels (esp. if they're a great two channels) because your stuff will rec...
by gryphon
Thu Apr 12, 2007 6:52 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Using a laptop on stage?
Replies: 15
Views: 2880

I use my macbook with my motu traveler live with ableton 6 for audio and to sequence my ms2000r for vocoder stuff- that way i can use it live without having to set up a midi controller to play it while singing into it. You sometimes have to mess with the midi clock output delay in live's prefs, but ...
by gryphon
Wed Apr 04, 2007 11:23 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: one line synth reviews
Replies: 139
Views: 33682

z1- you are harsh but expressive, and your presets are generally terrible. But you still make very useful (if identifiably digital) strings too. ms2000r- i love your delay line and your waveforms. I can make a terrifying sound or a subtly shifting rhythmic texture with the twist of two knobs. The sa...
by gryphon
Sat Feb 17, 2007 10:58 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Setups
Replies: 34
Views: 6540

macbook 2.0
live 6
logic 7
max for controlling stuff
live and macs are great now that 6 is out. 5 was less happy until the update for intel chips (lame that it cost $50)
by gryphon
Sat Jan 27, 2007 11:36 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What is your live set up?
Replies: 150
Views: 27286

live 6
mac book and mbp
motu traveler with:
rode nt5 condenser pair for drumkit/bells
akg dynamic for acoustic guitar
DI bass
going into it
theremin w/memory man
shitty eurorack mixer
a couple m-audio controllers
we do live looping electronic music
by gryphon
Thu Dec 07, 2006 7:25 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: how do you sample (found sounds especially)?
Replies: 5
Views: 1766

how do you sample (found sounds especially)?

what equipment do you guys use to sample stuff? do you mostly sample other synths, or find sounds from wherever (walking down the street, whatever) to create new sounds? i play in a band where we pretty exclusively use samples of our live performances to create tracks out of, and so I'm always open ...
by gryphon
Thu Dec 07, 2006 7:16 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What's the worst synth ever made?
Replies: 219
Views: 42108

let's think about sound quality for a second. there are many many digital synths that do many things an analog could not do (at least at the price point, etc) but as far as FM it seems the DX7 doesn't provide nearly enough control/tweakability an it seems to sound kind of, well, annoying. or at leas...