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by Shreddie
Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:14 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Recording and mixing with headphones..
Replies: 11
Views: 1098

Re: Recording and mixing with headphones..

I'm a long time advocate of mixing on cans... Partly this is a personal thing as I've listened to music almost exclusively on cans since my early teens so I know what things should sound like on them but there are some good reasons why I think it's the best way to mix... Probably one of the most imp...
by Shreddie
Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:09 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Local music shops= no synths ever?
Replies: 15
Views: 918

Re: Local music shops= no synths ever?

It's some time ago (5 years or more) since my largest local music store stopped carrying synths... The used to have a great room with loads of synths and other pro audio gear (rackmounted stuff, digital desks etc). But now that room is filled with pianos, home keyboards and Clavinova stuff. Having s...
by Shreddie
Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:20 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: a teenage boy's perspective on vintage synthesizers
Replies: 27
Views: 1787

Re: a teenage boy's perspective on vintage synthesizers

"Mini Moog. FIRST Analog ever made."

Erm, nope... Not by a long way. :roll:
by Shreddie
Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:40 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Midi Thru Woes.
Replies: 3
Views: 245

Re: Midi Thru Woes.

Yeah, you need more MIDI I/O really... There are plenty of reasonably priced USB MIDI interfaces out there.
by Shreddie
Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:36 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Drum vst recommendations?
Replies: 15
Views: 1582

Re: Drum vst recommendations?

If you have Kontakt 3.5 or higher, HSDV from Hollowsun may be worth looking at.

It's not a sample library in the conventional sense (there are very few presets), it's actually a drum synthesiser based on the Simmons SDSV that you can use to create your own drum sounds.
by Shreddie
Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:44 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Abundance Paradox
Replies: 14
Views: 720

Re: Abundance Paradox

The way I see it, you have more than enough stuff to do a great deal of things, if you can't get things done with that then more equipment isn't going to help. When I'm doing drone/noise, I use very little of my gear... Beleive me when I say I'd be fine with a controller, Live and the H2 alone. In f...
by Shreddie
Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:23 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Soft synth D/A question
Replies: 17
Views: 1283

Re: Soft synth D/A question

The sensitivity of human hearing has nothing (or next to nothing) to do with it. <snip> There are advantges to 24 bit though, a proportinally lower noise floor and a higher dynamic range. Processing/summing etc is also improved at 24 bit... These 2 statements quite obviously contradict. They're per...
by Shreddie
Sun Feb 13, 2011 3:39 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Your thoughts about rompler synthesis
Replies: 203
Views: 9421

Re: Your thoughts about rompler synthesis

I've yet to find a really, really great Mellotron sample outside of a few of the ones on the JV's 60's and 70's ROM board. Alesis Fusion with the Hollowsun soundpacks mate, probably the best Mellotron patches outside of a Mellotron. I think romplers are fantastic instruments. They democratized musi...
by Shreddie
Sun Feb 13, 2011 2:00 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Soft synth D/A question
Replies: 17
Views: 1283

Re: Soft synth D/A question

A bit depth higher than 16 bits is desired, as 16 bits allow for a maximum dynamic range of ~96 dB. Since human hearing has a dynamic range of 130 dB+, this clearly isn't quite enough for sonic perfection. 24 bits is far more desirable, as this allows for dynamic ranges of up to ~144 dB. Having sai...
by Shreddie
Sun Feb 13, 2011 1:23 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What was the most expensive Synth you ever bought?
Replies: 115
Views: 11205

Re: What was the most expensive Synth you ever bought?

Alesis Andromeda (new) a few months before they ceased production. Cost almost as much as all my other synths combined... But it was well worth it.
by Shreddie
Fri Dec 31, 2010 9:18 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Monosynths and Composing/Mixing
Replies: 20
Views: 1867

Re: Monosynths and Composing/Mixing

I agree with most of the comments so far, this one put's it most simply though... You need to: a) Get better at programming so all your patches don't sit in the same space spectrally. b) Get to work with the EQ cutting stuff out. But there is one thing we're forgetting... Alot of earlier synth track...
by Shreddie
Fri Dec 31, 2010 8:59 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: AX60 Dis-assembly Checkmate
Replies: 2
Views: 194

Re: AX60 Dis-assembly Checkmate

It's a little hard to tell from the pictures but they just appear to be standard spacers. They usually clip to the PCB at one (or both) ends. On the lower board, you should be able to squeeze the tip (they can be quite stiff so you can use pliers if you're careful) to unclip then ease the board off ...
by Shreddie
Mon Dec 20, 2010 1:20 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: physical MIDI cable specs
Replies: 15
Views: 644

Re: physical MIDI cable specs

If you're planning on making your own midi cables, just use 2 core mic cable... It's of a higher standard than most off the shelf midi cable so is useable for surprisingly long runs, I've read that upto 70m is possible.
by Shreddie
Mon Dec 20, 2010 1:13 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Alesis Fusion peculiar absence
Replies: 1
Views: 2735

Re: Alesis Fusion peculiar absence

I'm in the process of writing a review whotsit on the Fusion for the VSE pages, I'll be submitting it within a week.
by Shreddie
Mon Dec 20, 2010 1:10 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Where to start?
Replies: 12
Views: 566

Re: Where to start?

Paia may also be worth a look.