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by Angstwulf
Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:47 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Q about Virus A
Replies: 8
Views: 1536

Re: Q about Virus A

For knob v menu diving: I'd say the tabletop Virus is better than the Snow: even with its menu diving it still has most oscillator/amp/filter controls on the front so for most patches you still have good live tweaking abilities. Comparing the Virus to the desktop Evo it depends on the user. The Desk...
by Angstwulf
Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:57 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Looking for a small, fun, battery powered synth
Replies: 15
Views: 3856

Re: Looking for a small, fun, battery powered synth

I downloaded Animoog onto my wife's iPod Touch. I'm one of the converted. It sounds far better than a cheap piece of software should. That I spent $6 on that and iMaschine is ridiculous. This may convince me to let go of my flip phone and pager combo. What's nice is the "keyboard" is fully customiza...
by Angstwulf
Wed Oct 19, 2011 1:40 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Formant/Vocal filter?
Replies: 23
Views: 5896

Re: Formant/Vocal filter?

Electro Harmonix Stereo Talking Machine
by Angstwulf
Wed May 11, 2011 10:01 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Analog-modeling versus ... "Normal" synth?
Replies: 20
Views: 3371

Re: Analog-modeling versus ... "Normal" synth?

There are many free resources to help you learn what is what. The synth reviews on VSE is a good start. Tweakheadz Lab is a website that doesn't get a lot of love but I think his guides to music tech and recording is one of the best places to start if you no nothing about the subject. You'll at leas...
by Angstwulf
Wed May 11, 2011 9:35 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Mechanical machinery type patches
Replies: 30
Views: 3488

Re: Mechanical machinery type patches

What Meatball said. Additionally, do you have a bandpass filter or two? Can you modulate them? I've made some nice explosions and clanky noises with those in the recipe.

Bit-rate reduction and bit crushing effects are also useful.
by Angstwulf
Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:32 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: half rack space, don't *need* anything, what would you get?
Replies: 38
Views: 4809

Re: half rack space, don't *need* anything, what would you g

Sir Nose wrote:rackmount vaporizer
And here I was about to suggest the Funk Logic Palindrometer. Not a half rack device anyhows...
by Angstwulf
Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:16 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: half rack space, don't *need* anything, what would you get?
Replies: 38
Views: 4809

Re: half rack space, don't *need* anything, what would you g

Yeah...I really don't know much about it...it caught my attention a while back but never used one.

What's in the rest of your rack? If you have a other effects, maybe a small 1/4 patch bay or if you have synths maybe a passive MIDI patch bay. Both are bone simple and cheap DIY projects.
by Angstwulf
Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:53 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: half rack space, don't *need* anything, what would you get?
Replies: 38
Views: 4809

Re: half rack space, don't *need* anything, what would you g

i'll have to look up that fx550. basically i already have too many sound sources. even cutting down on them in my modular. if it was something i could assemble myself though, maybe... currently content with plugins for compression / limiting. what good would a mac mini do in addition to my imac & m...
by Angstwulf
Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:36 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: half rack space, don't *need* anything, what would you get?
Replies: 38
Views: 4809

Re: half rack space, don't *need* anything, what would you g

I'm partial to Yamaha reverbs. What about a FX550? I know you said no "synths" but what about a 1/2 rack drum module like an old Yamaha DTXpress brain? Ummm...since you're a Mac owner, is cramming a Mac Mini in there out of the question? ...put a shelf in there and store a few hot pockets or a sammi...
by Angstwulf
Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:26 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: A reasonably priced synth which plays great ARPs
Replies: 30
Views: 5460

Re: A reasonably priced synth which plays great ARPs

Used might get you a Virus B/Classic. Combine that with any MIDI keyboard of any basic crappy level and ARP away. Seriously, the Virus line has some of the best arpeggiat..arppeg...fek...arps ever. The Evolvers sequencer can create some zany patterns but the true arp function is limited. But if you ...
by Angstwulf
Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:54 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Noise, Drone.
Replies: 20
Views: 3653

Re: Noise, Drone.

I have owned/own the AX-60 and Evolver and have played with the Juno. Both the Juno and AX-60 can be used for drones but like another poster has said, their programming options are limited compared to the other synths on your list. They each have a "one slider/one parameter" work surface so either a...
by Angstwulf
Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:43 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Amplifier Thread
Replies: 7
Views: 1228

Re: Amplifier Thread

My 2 cents: Buy the best single powered monitor that you can afford. Stereo is nice but not absolutely necessary. If you and your band move forward then get a matching monitor as your needs expand. If not, you still have a decent piece of equipment to keep or resell. Good monitors keep their value o...
by Angstwulf
Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:56 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Small Sampler?
Replies: 11
Views: 1728

Re: Small Sampler?

Well, it looks like the closet thing to a solution would be an SP-404. The RCA connectors are a PITA but I never had any issues with sound quality. When controlled by a MIDI keyboard, the samples are automatically mapped over a 128 note value range. But since the note value doesn't actually change t...
by Angstwulf
Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:12 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Small Sampler?
Replies: 11
Views: 1728

Re: Small Sampler?

1. MPC1000/500: pros - top of the line sequencer, velocity sensitive pads cons (for you): no sample looping (there's a workaround but it's clumsy), loading sample sets can be involved Not to derail, but :D , what is the sample looping workaround on an MPC? It was on one of the JJOS revisions. Hold ...
by Angstwulf
Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:11 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Small Sampler?
Replies: 11
Views: 1728

Re: Small Sampler?

Of the new and recent stuff I'd say you have three options (that cost under $1000): 1. MPC1000/500: pros - top of the line sequencer, velocity sensitive pads cons (for you): no sample looping (there's a workaround but it's clumsy), loading sample sets can be involved 2. SP404: pros - good internal m...