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by Alex Hamilton
Wed Mar 04, 2009 4:37 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Hazardous asbestos in old synthesizers?
Replies: 31
Views: 1947

Re: Hazardous asbestos in old synthesizers?

If anything I would imagine if there was any asbestos in old synths many people would have removed it long ago to prevent overheating. Now, if you're in the habit of sticking your tongue into your synths to lick the circuitry you might want to worry, since they might have lead in the solder or some...
by Alex Hamilton
Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:15 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Mac Minis now have enough grunt to be a DAW?
Replies: 19
Views: 2053

Re: Mac Minis now have enough grunt to be a DAW?

I don't know anything about Macs, but it seems the general consensus is that it would be powerful enough. I think I should point out about compatibility though - are the motherboards compatibile with the software you have? No point 'upgrading' only to find your drivers are unstable etc. But then, I...
by Alex Hamilton
Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:59 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: I have fallen in love again
Replies: 16
Views: 1174

Re: I have fallen in love again

Do you think that most people listening to your music is going to notice aliasing, and even less know what aliasing is? In a sense, fair point. But on the other hand, I don't make music for anyone's benefit other than myself and couldn't really give a s**t what others think of it. So, if aliasing b...
by Alex Hamilton
Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:39 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Mac Minis now have enough grunt to be a DAW?
Replies: 19
Views: 2053

Re: Mac Minis now have enough grunt as a DAW?

I don't know anything about Macs, but it seems the general consensus is that it would be powerful enough. I think I should point out about compatibility though - are the motherboards compatibile with the software you have? No point 'upgrading' only to find your drivers are unstable etc. But then, I'...
by Alex Hamilton
Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:15 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: 100 Ways to Make Vintage Sounds on a Computer
Replies: 48
Views: 4350

Re: 100 Ways to Make Vintage Sounds on a Computer

Naive Teen Idol wrote:Not only that, it sounded like those intro tracks on AG's YouTube videos!
Haha, say it louder! :lol:
by Alex Hamilton
Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:05 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What is the best synthesizer ever ..in your opinion ?
Replies: 62
Views: 3789

Re: What is the best synthesizer ever ..in your opinion ?

Read last month's SOS feature on the Oramics system. It could generate any given waveform at any given audible frequency, with (near) total accuracy. Sounds pretty handy to me.
by Alex Hamilton
Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:35 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Live 8 is announced
Replies: 67
Views: 4627

Re: Live 8 is announced

And I guess that that's where the Max/MSP stuff is going to fit in. :D Guess we'll have to wait and see. One thing I'm willing to bet on, though, is that it'll be very well integrated into the Live environment - Ableton have a good record of making their plugins nice and easy to keep out the way.
by Alex Hamilton
Tue Feb 17, 2009 10:07 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Live 8 is announced
Replies: 67
Views: 4627

Re: Live 8 is announced

Indeed - it's very easy to use VSTs with Live. Just install it and put the .dll file into your plugin directory and then allow Live to scan (which it does every time it starts). I have noticed, though, that it doesn't necessarily scan plugins correctly - I was having issues with, I think, Blue Cat P...
by Alex Hamilton
Tue Feb 17, 2009 9:16 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Live 8 is announced
Replies: 67
Views: 4627

Re: Live 8 is announced

AFAIK, Ableton have tightened it up. Perhaps it's a problem when trying to control lots of devices (I currently control two).
by Alex Hamilton
Tue Feb 17, 2009 7:56 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Live 8 is announced
Replies: 67
Views: 4627

Re: Live 8 is announced

Sorry for the slightly OT post here, but how is Live as a stand alone (i.e. not for live use) sequencer? Can it be your main audio/midi sequencer (like Cubase), or is it more specifically designed for audio use? Also, how is it with sequencing plug-in automation? Can you just draw in fader/knobs tu...
by Alex Hamilton
Fri Feb 13, 2009 7:52 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: boards of canada
Replies: 22
Views: 2201

Re: boards of canada

Sounds like the delay on the guitar is only on certain notes/slides, but aside from that I think you've pretty much nailed the sound - listening to a better quality version on my computer suggests that there's a 'noise bass', not sure how that's made.
by Alex Hamilton
Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:29 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Live 8 is announced
Replies: 67
Views: 4627

Re: Live 8 is announced

Doesn't mean you can't discuss what you think about Ableton's update, now, does it?
by Alex Hamilton
Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:53 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: a few questions about Auralex and its ilk...
Replies: 21
Views: 1543

Re: a few questions about Auralex and its ilk...

waveterm wrote:Hi guys,

as Alex seems to be offline and the links he reposted are truncated, I thought I´d post them properly here.
Hmm. Thanks for reposting, don't know why the first two links got screwed as I copied them. Weird.
by Alex Hamilton
Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:36 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: a few questions about Auralex and its ilk...
Replies: 21
Views: 1543

Re: a few questions about Auralex and its ilk...

Okay, I'm just copying and pasting waveterm's post from the thread "How about some pics of your setup?" (General) to give it a bit more prominence in this thread: For those of you that are interested in acoustics and want to improve your listening positions take a look here : http://www.gearslutz.co...
by Alex Hamilton
Sun Feb 01, 2009 7:31 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: NAMM FX news
Replies: 18
Views: 1194

Re: NAMM FX news

UltraShifter is the best-quality iteration of the Eventide pitch-shift algorithm. It has one quality in particular that distinguishes it from other shifters - it is formant-aware. Simply put, you can input, e.g., the human voice, and get out diatonic harmonizations where the formant qualities are p...