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by Miles Powerhouse
Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:08 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Planning a Live Show
Replies: 5
Views: 605

Re: Planning a Live Show

I'm glad we're thinking similarly (is that a word?). I wouldn't recomend the nanoKontrol, though; it just looks like it could break without careful handling. That and my old nanoKey's slot for the USB cable snaped and broke when I dropped it about 2 feet onto my bed. I highly doubt that the nanoKon ...
by Miles Powerhouse
Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:46 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Planning a Live Show
Replies: 5
Views: 605

Planning a Live Show

Hello, VSE. I've been wanting to make this thread for a long time, but I haven't really gotten my idea together. I want to perform my music live, but not in the way most DJs/producers "perform". I want to use a good even mix of hardware and software. The style of the performance is something like Da...
by Miles Powerhouse
Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:49 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Achieve classic 80's synth sounds with my axiom and mac?
Replies: 10
Views: 1880

Re: Achieve classic 80's synth sounds with my axiom and mac?

Also check out NoiseMaker --it is awesome for this sort of thing and it's free. 2nd. Check out Togu Audio Line (TAL) and GTG synths (although I think they are Windows-only). They both have free emulations of older synths; TAL has the NoiseMaker, a Juno emulater, an SH-101 emulater, and a Prodigy-li...
by Miles Powerhouse
Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:27 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Preloaded Perfect Presets
Replies: 27
Views: 2081

Re: Preloaded Perfect Presets

The "WhatThe?" preset on the Alpha Juno 2. Most of the TB-303 presets are pretty awesome too. ;)
by Miles Powerhouse
Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:40 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Alesis are making the first ever MIDI Keytar
Replies: 44
Views: 2707

Re: Alesis are making the first ever MIDI Keytar

Um, MIDI keytars have been around for nearly 3 decades. Personally, I have Korg RK-100, Roland AX-1 and Yamaha KX5. Other popular models are Casio AZ-1, Roland Axis and the Lync controllers made famous by Jan Hammer. Casio CZ-101 & 1000, Korg 707 and Yamaha DX100 are synths that can be worn as keyt...
by Miles Powerhouse
Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:25 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Winter NAMM 2012
Replies: 146
Views: 9994

Re: Winter NAMM 2012

Only one out? That's kinda weird. Still, I wonder how it will sound? I'm a percussionist, so I think I'll pick this up someday.
by Miles Powerhouse
Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:26 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Glitch mob setup? AKA- Help me understand softsynths.
Replies: 6
Views: 775

Re: Glitch mob setup? AKA- Help me understand softsynths.

They use Ableton Live for their shows (and productions I assume.) Here's a picture of one of their Live sessions: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150239486932733&set=a.98860477732.87787.7843752732&type=3&permPage=1 Hundreds, Thousands of clips. It would take some time to perfectly use them ...
by Miles Powerhouse
Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:40 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: The Official 'Secrets of the Studio' Thread!
Replies: 131
Views: 59046

Re: The Official 'Secrets of the Studio' Thread!

Don't like to bump old threads (even if they are a few months old) but... Just because your favorite artist/producer uses it doesn't mean you should. Just because your favorite artist/producer wrote about an amazing tecnique they used on their biggest hit (or your favorite song by them) doesn't mean...
by Miles Powerhouse
Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:03 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: some new gear, a new track
Replies: 11
Views: 693

Re: New track up

Haha...Thanks for the kind words! :) Funny you mention it, but I just discovered Com Truise like yesterday. Had heard the name here and there and finally listened to some, liked what I heard. Yeah, I love Com Truise's music. Nice blend of Synth-funk, 80's synth-rock, and modern influences. I wish I...
by Miles Powerhouse
Wed Nov 23, 2011 3:52 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: some new gear, a new track
Replies: 11
Views: 693

Re: New track up

Wow. This stuff is amazing! It reminds me of Com Truise a lot. I'm following you on Soundcloud. Can't wait to hear more from you!
by Miles Powerhouse
Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:28 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Why so subtractive?
Replies: 52
Views: 3031

Re: Why so subtractive?

nogginj wrote:It's a little harder to 'screw up' subtractive.
Bingo. There aren't near as many "wrong" sounds with subtractive as there are with other synthesis methods.
by Miles Powerhouse
Sat Nov 19, 2011 11:33 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: What are your favorite free synth VSTs?
Replies: 29
Views: 8828

Re: What are your favorite free synth VSTs?

ZynAddSubFX. It's one of the most powerful (in terms of methods of sound synthesis) synths I've ever come across, hardware or software. PM, FM, Ringmod, 8 Voices, Waveshaping, all on the Additive Synthesizer part alone!
by Miles Powerhouse
Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:52 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Miles Powerhouse
Replies: 0
Views: 148

Miles Powerhouse

Hello, VSE. I am Miles Xavier Powerhouse. I am a young Electronica/Rock musician from the USA. I joined this forum because I love synthesizers and I would love to learn more about them. But this thread is about my music, which I hope you enjoy. I have been Producing music for about a year and a half...
by Miles Powerhouse
Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:53 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: A Daft Punk "How'd they make that sound?" Thread
Replies: 29
Views: 6731

Re: A Daft Punk "How'd they make that sound?" Thread

Anyone here a member of TDC? I am, and we know a lot about Daft Punk. I know that HAA was made with nothing more than two guitars, a talkbox, and a drum machine. They did only spend 6 weeks on the album; 4 weeks recording, 2 weeks mastering/mixing. Homework was made with a variety of synths: a membe...
by Miles Powerhouse
Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: compressors = confusion?
Replies: 22
Views: 1965

Re: compressors = confusion?

Quick tip on Compressors: If your using them for something with FX such as reverb and delay (mainly vocals or drums), put the Compressor FIRST. If you don't, the reverb/delay will be a lot louder than you want it to be (I'm talking from experience here). This is assuming that a compressor is being u...