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by tom Cadillac
Thu Feb 25, 2010 8:36 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: first thing you do when getting a new synth.
Replies: 82
Views: 4786

Re: first thing you do when getting a new synth.

On the wifely medussa stare thing. I used to get confronted (on some dumb/wierd s**t) while I was in the middle of recording. Like I'm right in the middle of a live bass groove and she opens the door and wants my full attention Immediately (on some dumb/wierd s**t). Now I have a studio with a locked...
by tom Cadillac
Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:36 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: customizing my synth; opinions needed
Replies: 4
Views: 257

Re: customizing my synth; opinions needed

Red gloss is great - I painted a cheap brother organ - shades of red gloss and stickers - made it look really cool - it's on a swampdwarf Youtube if you wanna see it - though the music was all DW8000 - how ever much I painted it, it still stayed a 'one trick poney'!!
by tom Cadillac
Thu Feb 25, 2010 6:23 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Playing With Toys
Replies: 24
Views: 1243

Re: Playing With Toys

Melodica - used a lot by Augustos Pablo. :D My daughter has a hello kitty one and they are superior! :D
by tom Cadillac
Sun Feb 21, 2010 7:55 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Playing With Toys
Replies: 24
Views: 1243

Re: Playing With Toys

I play a lot of live improvised music - the art jazz stuff. It`s traditional to play toy instruments here. One of the great improv/jazz bands - the art ensemble of chicago - had a very well developed theory, where they didn`t want to judge between large and small instruments. They wanted to be democ...
by tom Cadillac
Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:20 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How do you make your rhythm tracks?
Replies: 25
Views: 1643

Re: How do you make your rhythm tracks?

I recently sampled a short powerful drum groove from a movie, but I think I got the loop point at a different place than where the original would have had an accent or started repeating again. I did this very quickly without searching for the 'perfect point'. It sounds wonderful and quite fluid. Def...
by tom Cadillac
Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:23 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How do you make your rhythm tracks?
Replies: 25
Views: 1643

How do you make your rhythm tracks?

Well beyond buying a drum machine and following the manual......! What kind of sound are you after? How do you achieve it? Etc.,,, For me - sampled drum sounds - nice and crisp. Not analogue, No bass drum. Double tracking..... etc... As an example - on the stinky sound MC303 you can turn off instrum...
by tom Cadillac
Sat Feb 13, 2010 9:10 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Wavedrum
Replies: 10
Views: 828

Re: Wavedrum

Sorry to be a dork and look like I'm trying to ressurrect a dead thread, BUT....just wanted to share what I feel the wavedrum has to offer. I'm a poor drummer and have only just learnt to hold the sticks right and get them to bounce, so it wasn't till yesterday I managed to even play the wavedrum pr...
by tom Cadillac
Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:43 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Korg MonoPoly
Replies: 16
Views: 5346

Re: Korg MonoPoly

Sorry to go aagainst the flow, but I'd choose a Juno over the Mono/poly any day. Because I find the Juno much more useful and musical. The Mono/poly to me is too wierd. I don't think it's even good for bass really - probably a lack of snappy envelopes or something. Sure it looks great - lotsa knobs ...
by tom Cadillac
Tue Feb 09, 2010 10:01 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Gear that's simple and indespensible
Replies: 45
Views: 2186

Gear that's simple and indespensible

Thought it might be useful to see what stuff people use all the time. The kind of music tools that are genius in their simplicity and usefulness. For me the first is probably the mini kaos pad. Then it's probably the stuff I use for grabbing samples, which is a Roland sp606 and a Digitech Jamman loo...
by tom Cadillac
Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:35 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: My new Roland Juno-6. WARNING: SYNTH p**n AHEAD
Replies: 19
Views: 1173

Re: My new Roland Juno-6. WARNING: SYNTH p**n AHEAD

I keep mine in the lounge and not the studio - not just for the satisfaction of playing it there, but it looks so good!
Sure there're old synths with more knobs and so on - but the Juno 6 has a regal simplicity to it. :D
by tom Cadillac
Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:43 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Wavedrum
Replies: 10
Views: 828

Wavedrum

I'v had one for about ten days now. It's awesome! And inspiring! Spent a lot of friday practicing and my drmmer pals can't get enough of it. Wow! :D
by tom Cadillac
Sat Jan 09, 2010 4:31 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: What are some quality amps for synthesizers?
Replies: 17
Views: 1374

Re: What are some quality amps for synthesizers?

I get to use a Roland jazz chorus at a club I play at - its nice and the chorus effect is the same as the one on old Roland keyboards I believe.. At home I use a warfdale pro (forgot model name). Its just the standard good keyboard amp the local shop sold me here. I'v seen them in a concert hall I p...
by tom Cadillac
Mon Jan 04, 2010 12:23 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: time stretching vocal samples
Replies: 16
Views: 1625

Re: time stretching vocal samples

heh thanks for the demo! The electrix repeater looks like the tech I need. Not that I`m keen to buy yet more gear - but getting my head round the old Emu rack was quite daunting. Thanks again! :D
by tom Cadillac
Sun Jan 03, 2010 1:10 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: time stretching vocal samples
Replies: 16
Views: 1625

Re: time stretching vocal samples

mmm... thanks for the advice. It was probably wishful thinking to imagine that I can magically alter a sample to a certain length and retain its basic human quality. I don't have very sophisticated samplers - but do have an SP606, which I recently noticed resampled with effects added on. It also has...
by tom Cadillac
Sat Jan 02, 2010 8:25 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: time stretching vocal samples
Replies: 16
Views: 1625

time stretching vocal samples

I'm wanting to drop some vocal samples - mostly Indian, from playback singers or cut from long solo performances - onto rhthym tracks and its difficult to get a sample to match the beat. At the moment I just humt through the sample sources I have till I find a phrase that (kind of) fits the rhythm. ...