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by Hair
Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:51 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: N00b questions about drum machines and sequencers
Replies: 8
Views: 586

Re: N00b questions about drum machines and sequencers

If you want to trigger changes manually with your feet, look at the Behringer FCB1010 - really versatile, you can program it to send all sorts of MIDI messages. One of those with an MPC1000 running JJOS could likely do anything you want it to with hardware gear. I imagine it would be useful with Abl...
by Hair
Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:26 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Looking for bassy synth
Replies: 33
Views: 2167

Re: Looking for bassy synth

I wouldn't necessarily discount the R3 - I really like how it sounds (not so keen on the GAIA or Venom, haven't heard the Ultranova enough to judge) and though it has a limited amount of knobs, their accompanying screens and LED rings to indicate their current value make the whole experience of prog...
by Hair
Fri Nov 18, 2011 8:09 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: first HW synth - SH-101 or Dark Energy or...
Replies: 28
Views: 1799

Re: first HW synth - SH-101 or Dark Energy or...

The SH-101 probably would be a lot of fun to learn on, but they really are overpriced for what they do. For more affordable knobby vintage monos, you could look at the ARP Axxe, the Yamaha CS-5,10 and 15 and the Realistic Concertmate MG-1 (or Moog Rogue) The Dark Energy on the other hand is great fo...
by Hair
Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:00 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: A Daft Punk "How'd they make that sound?" Thread
Replies: 29
Views: 7359

Re: A Daft Punk "How'd they make that sound?" Thread

well according to wikipedia (with cited sources), the human after all album was improvised in about 6 weeks, and was created primarily with two guitars and a drum machine to me it sounds like they recorded the vocals themselves, maybe pitched down before vocoding? I am very curious about the distinc...
by Hair
Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:52 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: m83's live modular synth?
Replies: 6
Views: 1273

Re: m83's live modular synth?

google images had a lot of pictures with a different, transparent case (from another tour I guess?) - but I think this picture is current and definitely looks like dotcom/5U format to me http://onethirtybpm.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/1990-630x421.jpg (for the uninitiated, dotcom is short-hand fo...
by Hair
Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:52 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Pianos on synth-action or Synths on hammered-action? (Poll)
Replies: 12
Views: 1937

Re: Pianos on synth-action or Synths on hammered-action? (Po

I find that I only like hammer action on real acoustic pianos and electromechanical keyboards (rhodes etc) - never played a "weighted action keybed" or whatever that really clicked with me, something about the feeling of manipulating moving parts to make sounds is awesome to me this could also be be...
by Hair
Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:29 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Performance synth for new live dance music band
Replies: 9
Views: 733

Re: Performance synth for new live dance music band

slightly OT but where are you located? I'd love to check y'all out, music sounds relevant to my interests
by Hair
Thu Nov 03, 2011 5:40 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: What's the bread and butter board for me?
Replies: 13
Views: 611

Re: What's the bread and butter board for me?

Korg PS60 seems like an awesome bread and butter board, especially for live stuff.
by Hair
Tue Oct 11, 2011 3:52 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Anyone know Brandon Electro/Technology, Inc?
Replies: 1
Views: 210

Re: Anyone know Brandon Electro/Technology, Inc?

don't know anything myself, but after a bit of googling it looks like it was part of a kit, sold as a book with an ISBN - http://www.worldcat.org/title/multi-eff ... 0857?page=

evidently there's one in the national library of new zealand?
by Hair
Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:15 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Printed ads of various vintage synths
Replies: 1
Views: 783

Re: Printed ads of various vintage synths

Virgil wrote:I personally love MS-10 ad with it's early cyberpunk style.
+1, these are all so good though hahah
by Hair
Wed Sep 28, 2011 6:43 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Novation Xiosynth vs DSI Mopho
Replies: 6
Views: 5151

Re: Novation Xiosynth vs DSI Mopho

Xio seems cool, but I'd imagine that a lot of it's ground is covered by the AN1x. You have a ton of polysynths, but no monos, so the Mopho would definitely be more unique in your setup. For aggressiveness, the Mopho's feedback business is great, but if you want to take it a step further towards digi...
by Hair
Wed Sep 28, 2011 5:56 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Stand-alone 8-bit sound engine/composer
Replies: 11
Views: 1355

Re: Stand-alone 8-bit sound engine/composer

tekkentool wrote:Get reaper.

You won't regret it, trust me.
+1

With Reaper, the VSTi world becomes your oyster and you get to use things like YMCK's Magical 8-bit plugin
by Hair
Tue Sep 27, 2011 3:56 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: NOOB - Laptop for VSTs
Replies: 20
Views: 1550

Re: NOOB - Laptop for VSTs

Just keep in mind that with a Mac that there are way fewer free VSTs (and VSTs in general) - though most professional ones are mac compatible. Sometimes I find it's a blessing in disguise, as it stops one from downloading too much free c**p, but at the same time there are a few plugs like Buchty's S...
by Hair
Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:59 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Influence(s)?
Replies: 63
Views: 3862

Re: Influence(s)?

All roughly in chronological order of discovery, sticking to the ones that have stuck with me. Synth bidness: - video game music (Sonic 3, Pokemon Red etc) - Parliament-Funkadelic - TaQ Sakakibara (my first introduction to electronic music, thanks to DDR hahaha - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qD2XY...
by Hair
Fri Sep 23, 2011 6:35 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Live set up?
Replies: 7
Views: 517

Re: Live set up?

Yeah pretty much the best master-type multitrack MIDI sequencers around seem to be: Alesis MMT8 - cheap, rock solid timing, though a lot of them are prone to crashes, it's a classic E-mu Command Station - super deep, a lot to learn but you'll be rewarded with things like crazy sequence morphing MPC ...