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by nvbrkr
Fri Oct 05, 2012 4:31 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: best 'choir' patches?
Replies: 55
Views: 16607

Re: best 'choir' patches?

I like the Mellotron samples, as they have an individual sample for each key. Layer those with whatever other choir sound might complement them and it's pretty nice. I've used some analog synths together with ("formant") EQ curves and while the results have been a bit dodgy, they can be charming on ...
by nvbrkr
Sat Sep 15, 2012 5:58 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Bangs, booms, thunks, and thwacks
Replies: 15
Views: 1317

Re: Bangs, booms, thunks, and thwacks

I always used to wonder how the wooden percussive tones on Buchla systems are achieved, but then I just experimented with my Voyager using feedback. The "Minimoog feedback trick" of inserting one of the outputs back into the filter input, using quite a lot of resonance and setting the ADSR right did...
by nvbrkr
Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: how important is compression
Replies: 38
Views: 4011

Re: how important is compression

Now I'm thinking that a certain amount of compression will help over a broader range of systems, but if you want to cater to certain sound systems, or type of people who like it or not, then you should be adjusting the amount of it specifically to them. Yes?8 You should be doing whatever works for ...
by nvbrkr
Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: possibly stupid question RE:power switches
Replies: 7
Views: 645

Re: possibly stupid question RE:power switches

I've been told by people more knowledgeable than me that there is no problem. I've even seen live venue systems with amplifiers, mixers and lights being operated in this manner. The technicians just step on the switch on the power strip and everything gets turned on, hah. It should be a problem only...
by nvbrkr
Sat Aug 04, 2012 2:00 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Harrison Mixbus DAW
Replies: 9
Views: 1090

Re: Harrison Mixbus DAW

Isn't it just a hotrodded version of the Ardour mixer section? I suppose it doesn't interest that many as Ardour (Ardour2, that is) doesn't have MIDI. Unless there's something more advanced going on during the summing stage, I wouldn't see much of use for this myself as I usually don't even use the ...
by nvbrkr
Sat Aug 04, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: how important is compression
Replies: 38
Views: 4011

Re: how important is compression

If you know I'm stating opinions how do you figure I'm stating facts? Are you transfering your compression haters' hate on to me? Besides that what you did was a lame way to post and call me an idiot, I was supposed to infer you meant that by "wow" or "indeed"? What you did there is compression my ...
by nvbrkr
Tue Jul 31, 2012 12:08 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: how important is compression
Replies: 38
Views: 4011

Re: how important is compression

I think it's important. There are some respected recording engineers like Bruce Swedien that tell people not to use it and just set the volume levels manually. But I think many of those old-timers could get away without using it largely due to old-fashioned recording techniques (recording to tape an...
by nvbrkr
Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:47 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Guitar Pedal Modular... Synth nerd-ism at its finest.
Replies: 10
Views: 938

Re: Guitar Pedal Modular... Synth nerd-ism at its finest.

177 pages of "guitar pedal modulars" to wade through:

http://chondriticsound.com/forum/viewto ... ?f=3&t=307

Your performance on that setup sounded positively synth-y though.
by nvbrkr
Thu May 24, 2012 8:15 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: What's your favorite amp simulator (hardware)
Replies: 16
Views: 3988

Re: What's your favorite amp simulator (hardware)

I've had the H&K Cream Machine and the H&K Tubeman. I definitely prefer the Tubeman. The Cream Machine sounds to my ears like a crude prototype for the Tubeman (the sound isn't as lively and sort of overly dry). I've recorded guitars in the past using the Tubeman and these days I use it together wit...
by nvbrkr
Thu May 17, 2012 7:50 am
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Yamaha SY-1
Replies: 15
Views: 1347

Re: Yamaha SY-1

I love the sound of this synth. When I heard the first demo clips on youtube I always thought there was something special about its character, but the clips themselves left hardly anyone convinced. Glad to see the SY's getting used properly (there are a couple of other more recent clips on youtube t...
by nvbrkr
Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:40 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: favorite vintage electric piano/organ?
Replies: 34
Views: 9896

Re: favorite vintage electric piano/organ?

Mine's currently on a pile of banana boxes filled with newspapers.
by nvbrkr
Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:48 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Chorus with stereo input?
Replies: 36
Views: 6184

Re: Chorus with stereo input?

I can use my Deltalab Harmonicomputer DL-5 as a chorus unit too. Doesn't sound half that bad for that purpose, actually. It's one of those older rack designs with a stereo in, but it has only a mono out, hah.
by nvbrkr
Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:41 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Mini D vs. Voyager
Replies: 39
Views: 4354

Re: Mini D vs. Voyager

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by nvbrkr
Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:34 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Mini D vs. Voyager
Replies: 39
Views: 4354

Re: Mini D vs. Voyager

i was getting tired of everything being either a variation on cat yowls. and that damned one-note organ syndrome, [...] I like to defend the Voyager, but I know what you are talking about. :lol: Here's a rather extreme example: http://www.therearenohappyendings.com/mp3/voyager_alley_cat.mp3 With th...
by nvbrkr
Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:23 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Help, I Am Hopelessly Obsessed W the Moog Saw Trumpet Sound
Replies: 10
Views: 2652

Re: Help, I Am Hopelessly Obsessed W the Moog Saw Trumpet So

Oh, I love synth horn sounds. I suppose The Voyager can pull of more authentic sounding ones than the Mini (especially with the FM enabled and with some clever modulation). They can sound a bit like the DX7 or something like that, to be honest. But I do love playing even with the cheesy 1-OSC sounds...