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by nvbrkr
Sat Jan 14, 2012 4:01 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Mini D vs. Voyager
Replies: 39
Views: 4124

Re: Mini D vs. Voyager

dzlvs8 wrote: It sounds like you like to make music that does NOT have a raw sound too it with lots of character. Like most people you like more of a shimmering clean plastic track with hints of dirt.
by nvbrkr
Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:17 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Mini D vs. Voyager
Replies: 39
Views: 4124

Re: Mini D vs. Voyager

Okay, b3. So, anything recorded on a different medium has a different timbre. That's a very interesting perspective. I wish you the very best of luck with it. If I have more earwax in my ears now than what I had six months ago does that change the timbre? The answer is "yes" if you think the timbre...
by nvbrkr
Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:46 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Mini D vs. Voyager
Replies: 39
Views: 4124

Re: Mini D vs. Voyager

If you need more functionality for recording, and you are willing to sacrifice sound quality for functionality, you could buy a voyager but you might as well just switch to using crappy software synths. Uhm, no. I feel that a voyager is more of a cross between a D and every other analog/analog wann...
by nvbrkr
Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:08 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Best Linux software for synth nerds and producers?
Replies: 18
Views: 5440

Re: Best Linux software for synth nerds and producers?

cgren72 wrote:i havent used bristol yet, but it looks good and is worth a try
Maybe a try.
by nvbrkr
Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:15 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Should I use Bass or Guitar pedals with my synth?
Replies: 16
Views: 1667

Re: Should I use Bass or Guitar pedals with my synth?

Most noise artists use just regular guitar pedals. I don't think bass pedals really give much of an advantage in that regard. Bass pedals tend to be a bit expensive and they're optimized for bass guitar anyway. Some distortion pedals might cut off some of the bass (ProCo RAT springs to mind instantl...
by nvbrkr
Mon Dec 26, 2011 10:22 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Mini D vs. Voyager
Replies: 39
Views: 4124

Re: Mini D vs. Voyager

I am not sure what those guys in the video are trying to say about the env amount control on the Voyager. Why it "shouldn't" add brightness to the sound? Is that supposed to be an illegit thing on a synthesizer's controls? It's the combination of the position of the "regular" filter controls and the...
by nvbrkr
Mon Dec 26, 2011 9:08 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Best Linux software for synth nerds and producers?
Replies: 18
Views: 5440

Re: Best Linux software for synth nerds and producers?

I really don't get along with Hydrogen myself. I suppose it can suit someone else's workflow better, but it takes ages for me to make beats with it. I want to use my own samples and I expect to be able to use any number of them in any combination whatsoever on my sequences, but Hydrogen makes that r...
by nvbrkr
Sat Nov 19, 2011 10:48 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Chorus for synths
Replies: 20
Views: 3473

Re: Chorus for synths

MXR Stereo Chorus is one of the best pedals I've ever had. I tend to overuse it a bit though. Check out these clips: http://www.modezero.com/mxr_stereo_chorus.htm I have the vintage model myself, but I think the newer model is just fine too. Wouldn't say it "destroys vintage analog tone" at all. It'...
by nvbrkr
Sat Nov 19, 2011 10:28 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: What are your favorite free synth VSTs?
Replies: 29
Views: 9094

Re: What are your favorite free synth VSTs?

Hexter (for Linux /*NIX only, I believe)
PPG Wavesim
Polyiblit

Not a synth, but the free learjeff Rhodes soundfont is the best thing since free sliced bread.

I have to check out that Prophet VS emulation.
by nvbrkr
Fri Sep 30, 2011 12:26 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: What are your recording OCD's
Replies: 33
Views: 2605

Re: What are your recording OCD's

I can't stand modern, colorful GUIs and often feel the need to minimize the sequencer programs to the taskbar when listening back to the mixes. That's pretty tough to explain to people I've worked with... I've just stated that I do it in order to "minimize latency issues", even if the real reason is...
by nvbrkr
Fri Sep 30, 2011 12:07 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Gear Envy.
Replies: 141
Views: 6724

Re: Gear Envy.

I don't really envy people that have big setups, but I'd definitely like to try playing certain synths and do recordings with them. No need to really own them myself. That's one of the best reasons to have a band and to be friends with people that share your interests especially in vintage gear - yo...
by nvbrkr
Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:38 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Knobs or Sliders?
Replies: 52
Views: 3252

Re: Knobs or Sliders?

Hybrid designs are the best. Mixers have always utilized both, so having both on synths shouldn't be too confusing either. I'd say knobs if I had to choose one over the other. The improved visual cue isn't a deal breaker, because I should be able to tell a rough approximation of the position of the ...
by nvbrkr
Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:34 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Chromeo Patches
Replies: 5
Views: 8876

Re: Chromeo Patches

They did a future music interview not too long ago. I think it's all in the song writing and less so the sounds. The sounds are all pretty simple type patches, they use the traditional song writing methods for their demos. Everything starts with a simple loop on the drumtraks and then parts are wri...
by nvbrkr
Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:29 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Is It Just Me?
Replies: 268
Views: 21937

Re: Is It Just Me?

It probably would've made more sense on the left side, yes. As cool as it is, I don't find myself using it much either. I do like how it responds, though. Imagine my dismay when I bought a Novation ReMOTE SL with a 2" x 2" assignable touch sensitive square pad on the left side (right under the mod ...
by nvbrkr
Sun Sep 04, 2011 8:26 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Is It Just Me?
Replies: 268
Views: 21937

Re: Is It Just Me?

It would seem that some of you are still missing the point of my original post. Again, the point that I was trying to make is not that modern synths sound better or as good as the old “classic” analog synths. Synth fans have been arguing for a long time about old analog synths being “warm” and “ali...