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by 3rdConstruction
Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:45 am
Forum: Gear Services & Other Goods
Topic: Synth Technicians and Repairs
Replies: 158
Views: 255656

Re: Synth Technicians and Repairs

I used to take all my synths to John (JL) when he was based out of Los Angeles. It was a sad day when he moved to Calgary (damn you Cantos! ;)) There is no one better when it comes to Oberheim synths! Late reply, but I've just gotten my synths rejuvinated & restored by John Leimseider in Calgary. H...
by 3rdConstruction
Sun Mar 28, 2010 2:08 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: John Bowen Solaris video Messe 2010
Replies: 28
Views: 6225

Re: John Bowen Solaris video Messe 2010

Oh Solaris is most definitely coming. The formant filters & big ribbon are nice surprises, but mostly JBowen has stuck pretty firm to just perfecting the synth according to his original vision. With the ribbon, vector control, & tons of knobs, it'll be a true pleasure for programming & for performan...
by 3rdConstruction
Sat Mar 27, 2010 5:50 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Electronic, rock styled tracks
Replies: 2
Views: 453

Re: Electronic, rock styled tracks

Bravo! Those tracks are doubleplusgood. The only thing I'd mention for your consideration is regarding JetSet: the snare is pitched low & there's already a lot of lo-mid tone thru the track. My ears are thinking a super-tight high pitched Stuart Copeland type snare with a lot of ring would sound gre...
by 3rdConstruction
Sat Mar 27, 2010 4:53 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: An attempt at ambient/experimental?
Replies: 2
Views: 471

Re: An attempt at ambient/experimental?

I would definitely encourage you to continue. What you're doing is quite appealing to me. You've got some interesting textures going on, & you sound like you're looking for for a niche spot between the harmonious & the experimental. It's not so obtuse & harsh that it sounds like it came out of a uni...
by 3rdConstruction
Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:28 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Novachord #346 Inspection & Initial Wakeup
Replies: 390
Views: 85510

Re: Novachord #346 Inspection & Initial Wakeup

So all that lovely swoopiness in the first posted waveform is from the divide-down circuitry? It looks georgeous. Is it really possible to do a Fourier transform on that??? That would be very very interesting.
by 3rdConstruction
Mon Mar 15, 2010 7:46 am
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: "Alto Volo" - Free MP3 Download
Replies: 4
Views: 714

Re: "Alto Volo" - Free MP3 Download

I'm sure i sound way too obsessed over this, but those two instruments just sound so beautiful together. I wonder if there is a risk of such a project being viewed as a gimmick, but if the project as a whole equals the inspiration of your Alto Volo track, it would surpass any such criticism. Clearly...
by 3rdConstruction
Sat Mar 06, 2010 2:31 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Logic Pro Vs Ableton Live
Replies: 16
Views: 3059

Re: Logic Pro Vs Ableton Live

thanks to meatball for the helpful answers, & thanks to everyone for the insights into ableton! :hi:
by 3rdConstruction
Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:21 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Logic Pro Vs Ableton Live
Replies: 16
Views: 3059

Re: Logic Pro Vs Ableton Live

@ pflosi... i don't mean to hijack Joey's thread, but i'd just like to clarify this question, 'cause it's important to the way i work. you mentioned ableton lets you run loops of different lengths simultaneously. do these loops need to have a sensible relationship? what i mean is: are you restricted...
by 3rdConstruction
Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:18 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Logic Pro Vs Ableton Live
Replies: 16
Views: 3059

Re: Logic Pro Vs Ableton Live

there are a few things i like with ableton: ... the "loop" view. it's great in the studio, cause you can have different loops at different lengths playing at the same time, and record over it as long as you want, without having to copy all the loops over and over in the arrangement... this is somet...
by 3rdConstruction
Sat Feb 27, 2010 6:43 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The New Tom Oberheim SEM Thread
Replies: 630
Views: 123210

Re: The New Tom Oberheim SEM Thread

i have a question i'm hoping someone with the new SEM can help me with. i know this is probably very basic & moronic, but i admit that although i am familiar & comfortable with voltage control, i am still a MIDI moron. yes, it's 2010 & i know sweet bugger all about it. background: my main plan is to...
by 3rdConstruction
Fri Feb 19, 2010 2:44 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland SH201 killed me
Replies: 79
Views: 32840

Re: Roland SH201 killed me

ejem.... New to synths, but want one :whistle: To keep you up-to-date, Thank you to all of the ones that commented and helped me out with choosing my first synth. This experience was very educational, and I feel much more confident that I made the right choice for myself. I decided to go with a Rol...
by 3rdConstruction
Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:13 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The New Tom Oberheim SEM Thread
Replies: 630
Views: 123210

Re: The New Tom Oberheim SEM Thread

projectwoofer wrote:this thread is full of clever people with good sense of humor...
hey! wuzzat sarcasm?!? damn! i can't tell! aah, i'm going back to wallow in atonal squelchiness. crank that filter! ooo-WEEE-OOO-blip-fzzzzz-zt-WOOOP-WOOOP-WOOOP
by 3rdConstruction
Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:13 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The New Tom Oberheim SEM Thread
Replies: 630
Views: 123210

Re: The New Tom Oberheim SEM Thread

thanks for that - maybe it's non-music, but it sounds great. heyheyhey! - you HAVE to try this. i opened the mattson/oberheim video & the above video in different tabs & let them play together! gets a bit chaotic towards the end, but waaa-HOOOO! FANTASTIC! ... but, erum, don't let the non-music poli...
by 3rdConstruction
Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:03 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The New Tom Oberheim SEM Thread
Replies: 630
Views: 123210

Re: The New Tom Oberheim SEM Thread

mattson & oberheim! woohoo! i also love the squidgy bass & the blip-boop groove. f*ck the squabbling & enjoy the groove! wallow in it!
by 3rdConstruction
Sat Feb 13, 2010 8:49 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: "Alto Volo" - Free MP3 Download
Replies: 4
Views: 714

Re: "Alto Volo" - Free MP3 Download

woohoo woohoo! thank you so much for making this available. are you & thomas going to consider doing an EP or album of duets? the combination is just amazing. the novachord, even sampled, sounds lush, alive, unique, & thomas' melodic theremin is absolutely beautiful. seriously, you have to do more.