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by roon
Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:00 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Akai's s900 or s2000
Replies: 32
Views: 12742

Re: Akai's s900 or s2000

i think this all depends on what your using it for. If you are trying to add some thump and grit to your drums, then definitely get the S900. But if you are trying to sample keyboards, vinyl, your girlfiend yelling, etc... then I would grab the s2000, since it has more memory, fx, modulation capabi...
by roon
Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:14 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Akai's s900 or s2000
Replies: 32
Views: 12742

Akai's s900 or s2000

I got stuck between choosing an AKAI s900 or s2000. They're different machines, I know, s900 is 12 bit which is very good, but has serious memory limitations and s2000 got some extras such as LFO and FX processor, yet isn't 12 bit, which isn't that good. I found both of them for exact same money. Bo...
by roon
Tue Sep 28, 2010 1:43 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What got you into synths?
Replies: 180
Views: 16305

Re: What got you into synths?

I got into synths or more into electronic music in particular because I didn't have a guitar. And I realy wanted to play one :lol: But I've had a well equipped PC with a Jeskola Buzz somewhere on the CDs and it went from there :mrgreen: As for musical inspirations it would be pretty much Aphex Twin ...
by roon
Sat Sep 25, 2010 4:53 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: choosing a sampler to build tracks from scratch
Replies: 6
Views: 780

Re: choosing a sampler to build tracks from scratch

I would go with an mpc 1000 or 500 from the three you suggested.
by roon
Sat Sep 25, 2010 12:16 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: stone age methods today
Replies: 67
Views: 5934

Re: stone age methods today

I'm definitely computer based, but there are things I do 'stoneage' way. I've got two reel-to-reel tape recorders (shitty polish home audio 4track from early 70's and some kind of soviet 8track, which is is also s**t, still, it's working, so I don't complain) and a pair of a really sharp scissors. I...
by roon
Fri Sep 24, 2010 12:50 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: tips for cool samples
Replies: 61
Views: 76777

Re: tips for cool samples

I agree, but I would say try reverberating the sample, then reverse it. I will stick to my method. But hey, I even took the effort and prepared samples of both ways ;) And to straighten up any missunderstandings - I didn't mean to affront you in any way or something - if I did I'm honestly sorry fo...
by roon
Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:56 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: tips for cool samples
Replies: 61
Views: 76777

Re: tips for cool samples

Yeah, it's quite easy to do, you just need to re-interpret it to the means you've got. So I'll suggest something along these lines: reverse the sample You wish to use with your sampler (it surely have that option). Put it trough some heavy, lush reverb and record the output back to your sampler. It ...
by roon
Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:00 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: tips for cool samples
Replies: 61
Views: 76777

Re: tips for cool samples

Anyways - anyone have a clue how I can take vocal samples and create that cheesy '80s reverse reverb thing? They use to use it lots in films with ghosts and crappy t.v. shows when speaking to the dead. Anyone know what I'm getting at? I'm not exactly sure if the trick has a proper name...but regard...
by roon
Wed Sep 22, 2010 2:24 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: tips for cool samples
Replies: 61
Views: 76777

Re: tips for cool samples

Here is one of my favorite tricks, which as a matter of fact I learned while recording some guitar solos for my band, back in the day. But nowadays I use it for synths aswell: Create a synth line (You can use any sound you want, but best results are achived with a little late attack and longer relea...
by roon
Wed Sep 22, 2010 12:12 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Inexpensive Drum Machine
Replies: 8
Views: 733

Re: Inexpensive Drum Machine

I would highly recommend a Korg ESX-1 . It's worth noting that ESX1 is basically a sampler. Drum orienaed, but still. Yet, you can program some melodies on it aswell. I for myself am thinking about getting an EMX1, sister box to the one mentioned above, which is not equipped with sampler, but still...
by roon
Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:59 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Grooveboxes: Roland MC505/Korg EMX-1/Yamaha RM1x
Replies: 8
Views: 9622

Re: Grooveboxes: Roland MC505/Korg EMX-1/Yamaha RM1x

I honestly forgot to mention, that A) I'm planning to get virus B and/or blofeld after some time, so the builtin synth/rompler most probbably will get lower on it's importance later on. B) I do really want this box to be a good, solid and versatile drum machine with more than only few sounds. Even i...
by roon
Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:23 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Grooveboxes: Roland MC505/Korg EMX-1/Yamaha RM1x
Replies: 8
Views: 9622

Grooveboxes: Roland MC505/Korg EMX-1/Yamaha RM1x

Hi there. I'm new here and glad that I found this awesome forum/portal :) Don't know if this topic was taken before (probably thousand times already), but I'll risk and ask again. After few years of making musing with software, I finally want to step up into hardware. But since I have quite limited ...