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by balma
Tue May 19, 2009 6:59 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: midi workflow help please
Replies: 15
Views: 3536

Re: midi workflow help please

You URGENTLY need a command station man. I swear you that a command station will be the holy grail in this case.... They are very cheap those days, and IMO they are the best hardware sequencer for your purposes. It's a $300 investment that will bring order in your chaotic hardware setup. they have t...
by balma
Tue May 19, 2009 6:50 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: How fast are your tracks?
Replies: 28
Views: 2945

Re: How fast are your tracks?

128-130 is the perfect BPM. You can be agressive at those speeds without losing sound appreciation. I always move on that range, lower than it, it's too slow for my taste.

But I have a few trance tracks at 140 bpm.
I even produced a couple of those at 145...
by balma
Tue May 19, 2009 6:46 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: how do u record ur drum machine?
Replies: 50
Views: 5144

Re: how do u record ur drum machine?

I use INDIVIDUAL outputs as most as I can. Try to balance them. Not to saturate the frequencies into a single output, but distributing them along the different frequencies at different outputs. I generally, separate four channels, and sample a 4 or 8 bars on a Phrase sampler like the Roland SP 808. ...
by balma
Thu May 14, 2009 7:30 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What was your first synth?
Replies: 69
Views: 5820

Re: What was your first synth?

mmm...

ENSONIQ SQ 1 PLUS.

After assisting to a DEPECHE MODE's concert on 1993, I decided that I needed to buy a synthesizer.
by balma
Mon May 11, 2009 4:56 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Sample storage - SCSI stuff and so forth
Replies: 45
Views: 73645

Re: Sample storage - SCSI stuff and so forth

Needing somewhere to put all those samples? Well here is a cheap and effective cure that I am happy to report works perfectly in my Korg ESX! This: http://images10.newegg.com/NeweggImage/productimage/20-163-403-04.JPG http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820163403 and these: http://...
by balma
Mon May 11, 2009 4:42 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Other ways of getting AN1X sound
Replies: 27
Views: 5375

Re: Other ways of getting AN1X sound

I don't think the EX5 was the exact same, but at least very very close to it, and a bit more limited due to polyphony restrictions. f=9&t=48245 The EX5 has the AN1X included. EX5 has AN1X, also it has the VIRTUAL ACOUSTIC engine inside, plus a sampler, a FDSP exclusive, and a rompler. Poly is not l...
by balma
Fri May 08, 2009 10:41 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: older first generation lineage VA synths ;)
Replies: 110
Views: 8928

Re: older first generation lineage VA synths ;)

I swear Romplers get the least love, not even on the list :evil: True that, and a pity too - depending on the machine in question, some great sounds are to be had. cheers, Ian MOST of the romplers sucks, fantom patches are weak (the "analog feeling" on the patch edit screen seems like a joke), Karm...
by balma
Thu May 07, 2009 4:22 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Akai MINIAK
Replies: 88
Views: 10652

Re: Akai MINIAK

Can I say f**k? No ethernet on the MaNIAK?

I don't understand this instrument honestly.

Where are the Image to exploit all that potential???
by balma
Thu May 07, 2009 4:14 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: older first generation lineage VA synths ;)
Replies: 110
Views: 8928

Re: older first generation lineage VA synths ;)

I mean, not everyone here wants to make 70s lounge music or disco, some of us aspire to want to make something new and different. That sounds like if analogs only works for that... Lots of the most "futuristic" music is made with instruments from the past. In my case, I respect a machine built with...
by balma
Wed May 06, 2009 11:04 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: virus ti snow and the rest of virus ti series
Replies: 28
Views: 2796

Re: virus ti snow and the rest of virus ti series

Yeah, I totally use a ESX along with this setup. And an Devo And an airbase99 (in a rack w/ a motu to mix it all).... Aredj, we should talk, I also use an ESX along with this setup, look at my gear Kind of funny, with so much gear on market and we work almost exactly with the same tools. the HUGE p...
by balma
Wed May 06, 2009 5:24 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: virus ti snow and the rest of virus ti series
Replies: 28
Views: 2796

Re: virus ti snow and the rest of virus ti series

to whom it may concern... I use a TI desktop sequenced multitimbrally (sp?) from a command station live, and tend to use fairly complex patches... (long release pads, arps, basses, fx, etc - all at once - polyphony gets eaten quickly by complex patches) Its common for me to max the polyphony using ...
by balma
Tue May 05, 2009 9:25 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: tips for cool samples
Replies: 61
Views: 88482

Re: Vintage Sampler Emulation w/Yamaha A-Series

Damn good stuff. I just bought an a4000... that's a great sampler. Despite its a s**t when programming, like any other Yamaha user interface, it sucks a big time. Great effects, short memory (old stuff) GREAT polyphony for a rack sampler! 128... Biggest tip, is to start with the highest quality pos...
by balma
Tue May 05, 2009 9:08 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: E-mu's Bizarre Sense Of Humour!
Replies: 22
Views: 4513

Re: E-mu's Bizarre Sense Of Humour!

that's definitly Nerd sense of humor but still funny! http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_YFSaUzJBGrI/SdumkW_i9eI/AAAAAAAAAVI/z7Zr_nDEADA/S220/simpsons-nerds-sm.JPG I love their gear except for those crappy romplers assembled on China PK7 and Ensoniq-Emu Halo, Command stations are simple awesome sequencers an...
by balma
Tue May 05, 2009 8:06 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: virus ti snow and the rest of virus ti series
Replies: 28
Views: 2796

Re: virus ti snow and the rest of virus ti series

that's sure.... Honestly I haven't play any other VA like this one. The learning curve of the Virus TI is infinite it has so, so many options to create sounds, and I haven't use it with a PC Some people says that the Waldorf big Q is better, hmmmmmm.... Anyway, the question here, is if the SNOW (or ...
by balma
Tue May 05, 2009 7:13 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: virus ti snow and the rest of virus ti series
Replies: 28
Views: 2796

Re: virus ti snow and the rest of virus ti series

DEFINITLY, that live show was a BIG HIT for Access....

getting their gear on the hands of Depeche Mode in this way.... f*ck!!! how much synths will love to be there