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by clubbedtodeath
Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:58 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What synth makes this sound?
Replies: 21
Views: 4829

Re: What synth makes this sound?

theotherleadingbrand wrote:Anyway, it's good to see Dora the explorer is still keeping busy.
:lol: :thumbright:

Flaming Dora. The bane of my life at the moment. That, and Frozen. And Minions. My offspring is driving me ba-na-nas.
by clubbedtodeath
Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:39 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha Reface
Replies: 407
Views: 58234

Re: Yamaha Reface

Yeah that's how I do it too. Great minds and all that. :) Got a perfect example of this, actually. Here's version 1 of a track, just a Nord Lead with few effects and a drum beat: http://www.clubbedtodeath.net/download.php?seed.mp3 And here's version 2, heavily processed through a Line 6 filter Pro,...
by clubbedtodeath
Sat Jul 25, 2015 10:10 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha Reface
Replies: 407
Views: 58234

Re: Yamaha Reface

Another way to avoid the "sound design" distraction is to make sounds in your downtime and throw them in a sampler. You still have the ability to modify if needed, but the essential palette is there. Good suggestion, although I sort of do it the other way around. I sometimes record the basic chord ...
by clubbedtodeath
Fri Jul 24, 2015 1:38 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha Reface
Replies: 407
Views: 58234

Re: Yamaha Reface

mm yes, seems to me they're too expensive/solidly built to be toys and too limited to be professional tools, so being kinda in between means a limited market surely? :? Too limiting to some perhaps, but then something like the YC or the CP I could see myself having a fantastic time with. They won't...
by clubbedtodeath
Sun Jul 19, 2015 10:23 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha Reface
Replies: 407
Views: 58234

Re: Yamaha Reface

That looks very much like the same socket they used on their SW1000XG card too (that's going back a bit). I wouldn't be too worried about finding replacements.
by clubbedtodeath
Fri Jul 17, 2015 10:55 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg Might Be Up To Something.
Replies: 111
Views: 21813

Re: Korg Might Be Up To Something.

seamonkey wrote:Two mini keys walk into a bar. :drums:
One says to the barman: "I'll have a packet of quavers."
by clubbedtodeath
Sat May 23, 2015 11:53 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: looking for a new synth for dance music i can use
Replies: 29
Views: 5813

Re: looking for a new synth for dance music i can use

Bass-wise, for screaming basslines you couldn't do much better than a MiniBrute SE. Despite having a single VCO, it has extensive wave shaping abilities: it can do a sort of unison. That said, the single oscillator it has, coupled with the filters, enough power that I hardly ever with unison. More p...
by clubbedtodeath
Mon May 18, 2015 8:09 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Can you really JACK without a 808
Replies: 15
Views: 1493

Re: Can you really JACK without a 808

Stab Frenzy wrote:I think people tend to jack off to the 808 more than any other drum machine.
Really? That's a load of wank.
by clubbedtodeath
Mon May 18, 2015 8:04 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Variar - Shockwaves (Debut Album)
Replies: 16
Views: 2595

Re: Variar - Shockwaves (Debut Album)

I do like this. Eighties -- and yet not Eighties. Couple of bad points: 1) Production-wise, it's overcompressed (I can hear it distort). Also, it sounds like you've lost some of the high-end. Did you feed the whole thing through a single-band compressor? That'd do it. Furthermore, it sounds like the...
by clubbedtodeath
Thu Apr 09, 2015 9:22 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: MicroBrute - How awesome is it?
Replies: 25
Views: 6703

Re: MicroBrute - How awesome is it?

Recently I had an opportunity to run my MiniBrute alongside a whole pile of synths: MiniMoogs old Korg analogues, and a pile of expensive modern kit.. it held up very well. It uses a Steiner-Parker filter, which sounds like little else, because very little else uses one. It can very easily scream at...
by clubbedtodeath
Tue Feb 03, 2015 4:10 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: The wrong side of yesterday: MIDERA
Replies: 9
Views: 640

Re: The wrong side of yesterday: MIDERA

Kudos on the track, and the video. You should release a proper album of this stuff. (Are you?) Minor gripes: the drums are a bit lifeless. And it felt at times a little sparse, needing more layers. The production/mixing could also do with a touch of extra work here and there, esp. regard to EQ and c...
by clubbedtodeath
Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:03 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Memory Dub - Memorymoog and TR-8
Replies: 1
Views: 429

Re: Memory Dub - Memorymoog and TR-8

A very, very nice sounding synthesiser there, Ned.
by clubbedtodeath
Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:44 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Quick EQing question
Replies: 28
Views: 4953

Re: Quick EQing question

Is this something you do as a rule? Ya it's something to watch out for alright. Not always, but it's highly likely to occur if I've used virtual analogues with a lot of 'interesting' processing. Side-chaining kicks (which I should do more than I do) and multiband compressor VSTs also lessen the pro...
by clubbedtodeath
Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:13 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Quick EQing question
Replies: 28
Views: 4953

Re: Quick EQing question

madtheory wrote:What's the 30Hz filter for?
To control sub-bass frequencies. 30-50Hz, it depends which works best. There are dedicated plugins for this sort of thing, but I just go with whatever high-pass filter is available. Cheapskate, me. :mrgreen:
by clubbedtodeath
Wed Jan 28, 2015 3:06 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Quick EQing question
Replies: 28
Views: 4953

Re: Quick EQing question

Ya it's a good idea, it works. But it can be hard for the brain to compute all of those variations and come up with a happy medium. This is why people who mix for a living use acoustically neutral rooms and excellent speakers. Agreed, but the room would be a luxury. When I was doing this for money,...