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by c-level
Thu May 01, 2014 1:00 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Favorite sub-$200 Reverb/Delays (Hardware)
Replies: 25
Views: 14595

Re: Favorite sub-$200 Reverb/Delays (Hardware)

caught a roland slash BOSS de200 for ~50 bucks without a power cable few years back and it has continued to impress me. it sounds great, has cool modulation. trig/sync and mod speed as well as some other functions in the back. the other versions accumulate in features and in price... SP90 and 990 ar...
by c-level
Mon Apr 28, 2014 5:26 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Reminder: it is still about the player not the gear ....
Replies: 53
Views: 7071

Re: Reminder: it is still about the player not the gear ....

also turn of the monitor, open the window, close your eyes and listen to this hauntingly beautiful album by spectrum that will stay with me for the rest of my days...

by c-level
Mon Apr 28, 2014 5:24 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Reminder: it is still about the player not the gear ....
Replies: 53
Views: 7071

Re: Reminder: it is still about the player not the gear ....

I get the impression that some people here think that actual instruments are an unnecessary distraction to the process of creating Pure Music of the Mind freed from the corruption of material things. Maybe eventually they'll develop "conceptual music," where the music is freed from the constraints ...
by c-level
Sat Apr 26, 2014 7:43 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The Moog Modular was not an April's fool joke
Replies: 61
Views: 11475

Re: The Moog Modular was not an April's fool joke

Ok, no more excuses on not making a new polyphonic synth... I'm pretty sure this IS their excuse for not making a poly. But honestly, who cares? It's just another ass-backwards move from Moog--maintaining a "legacy" by making products for exactly 5 people in the world, using a rock dinosaur (who's ...
by c-level
Sat Apr 26, 2014 7:33 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Initial compression
Replies: 6
Views: 2030

Re: Initial compression

I was wondering whether anybody uses compression at the recording stage on guitars & vocals. I read somewhere that the steadier level makes it easier to adjust the gain, which makes perfect sense to me. it really depends on the instrument being recorded and the context. i think the compressor setti...
by c-level
Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:00 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The factory preset conundrum
Replies: 103
Views: 11777

Re: The factory preset conundrum

i dont see why people get hung up on preset sounds, of an instrument thats supposed to 'synthesize' any concievable (and sometimes unimaginable) sounds. must have very little imagination.... on the other hand... theres some preset sounds (lately bass, soundtrack, fat fifth) that are just so characht...
by c-level
Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: 4/8-Track Recommendation?
Replies: 8
Views: 1203

Re: 4/8-Track Recommendation?

i hear the midistudio 688 is king. but either way you put it, its still cassette...
by c-level
Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:58 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: anyone else like wurly/rhodes/clavinet/organ here?
Replies: 40
Views: 6978

Re: anyone else like wurly/rhodes/clavinet/organ here?

not exactly the same thing but i have a thing for farfisa combo organs... two fixer uppers a mini compact and a fast 5 still in the shop... they were gifts/bundled in a deal. nowadays i use the 'comboF' farfisa VST it stays in tune much nicer
by c-level
Mon Mar 24, 2014 6:50 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: warming up a mix?
Replies: 16
Views: 4412

Re: warming up a mix?

i carry the space heater over from my bedroom and plug it in behind my studio chair. hope that helps...
by c-level
Thu Mar 20, 2014 5:57 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Perceived clipping in modern recordings...
Replies: 10
Views: 4500

Re: Perceived clipping in modern recordings...

distortion is a form of compression. i learned to use the Saturator in ableton on 'analog clip' mode and it basically brickwalls stuff at zero, adds a tasteful pinch of drive, but avoids the 'sucking' time feature of a limiter or compressor. i use this trick 9/10 times instead of a compressor now......
by c-level
Wed Mar 19, 2014 4:53 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Using nothing but samples to create music
Replies: 79
Views: 12317

Re: Using nothing but samples to create music

everythings a sample. nothings a sample. funny how when you play something the first time around its a performance, but the recording, when given to someone completely removed from the process becomes a 'sample'.
by c-level
Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:55 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: furniture & stands
Replies: 18
Views: 10801

Re: furniture & stands

i used a now sadly discontinued RTA 'creation station' studio desk. holds my pair 8" MAudio studio monitors and about a 14" VGA computer monitor. i have on stage stand metal monitor stands for my rear surround monitors but you couldnt pay me to put my front monitors on them. they are a bit dodgy and...
by c-level
Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:36 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: VSE March Competition: DCO Synths!
Replies: 133
Views: 15653

Re: VSE March Competition: DCO Synths!

I don't know... No audio manipulation Kind of sucks the fun out of working within the limitations, don't you think? WHY? The point of these "single synth" competitions is to PUSH THE LIMITS of said synth. Is there no interesting music ever made without audio manipulation? If you answer "yes", then ...
by c-level
Mon Mar 10, 2014 12:59 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Where are the sampling drum machines?
Replies: 15
Views: 3843

Re: Where are the sampling drum machines?

What happened to any sampling drum machines? I can't seem to find any that have actual MIDI slave and master sync and also can sample and also have a drum machine style sequencer. Also looking for something that can do CD Redbook audio (44.1 kHz 16 bit stereo). Are the MPC's the only choice? id sug...
by c-level
Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:41 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How would you 'measure' Keytracking?
Replies: 12
Views: 1254

Re: How would you 'measure' Keytracking?

Read p.36 of the SH201 manua l. There is a "center" key for tracking. On the SH201 it's C4. Set tracking to 100% (the full range is +/-200%), play a C4 and set the cutoff to taste. Play C5 the filter opens up one octave, play C3 it closes one octave. This assumes of course no other modulations....L...