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by piRoN
Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:24 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: How exactly do you guys record songs with hardware synths
Replies: 21
Views: 3700

Re: How exactly do you guys record songs with hardware synth

I still find Reaper's MIDI timing on external outputs to be a little sloppier than it should be. It's fine with VSTs and so on, but it doesn't seem like sequencing external hardware is a huge priority for the developers.
by piRoN
Tue Sep 18, 2012 4:48 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Windows 8
Replies: 23
Views: 2259

Re: Windows 8

I would wait until they finish it before installing, say maybe 12 months after the release date. ;) Yep. There's really no point in being an early adopter when it comes to any OS's. Personally I'm very happy with Windows 7, it's the OS that Vista should have been. Not sure that I really want it wit...
by piRoN
Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:52 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Does the Gaia actually generate it's own waves?
Replies: 56
Views: 3733

Re: Does the Gaia actually generate it's own waves?

Blue Monster 65 wrote:And the first one of you youngsters who makes a crack about the color of my hair is gonna get it!
I was going to, before I noticed a fundamental flaw in the premise.
by piRoN
Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:09 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New korg maxitribe. real or not?
Replies: 60
Views: 9345

Re: New korg maxitribe. real or not?

Okay, really... we know I'm a vintage guy and etc., but these companies have been turning out workstations by the boatload since 1988. If I wanted a powerful workstation... wouldn't I just use a computer? Is there REALLY money in these things anymore? I mean... I can see the direct benefit of emula...
by piRoN
Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:20 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Vermona DRM mk3 Demo video
Replies: 4
Views: 501

Re: Vermona DRM mk3 Demo video

Yeah, thanks for making this. I've been interested in the DRM for a while, but it's hard finding demos where people go beyond making boring 4/4 electro beats.
by piRoN
Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:29 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: First time user: Akai S6000?
Replies: 8
Views: 1364

Re: First time user: Akai S6000?

Let's all just sit back a moment and reflect on the fact that you can now buy an Akai S6000 for $120. At least, in the States you can. Doesn't seem like many were sold down here - I've been waiting for one to crop up secondhand for ages. Plenty of S5000s, but I really, really want that handy remote ...
by piRoN
Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:15 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Digital Subtractive Synthesis
Replies: 5
Views: 860

Re: Digital Subtractive Synthesis

Yes, the D-series actually do the "filtering" by changing the harmonics at the waveform generation stage, so there's no real filter to send the PCM samples through.

I'd be interested to know exactly what algorithm they used for the oscs, it's a quirky way to emulate subtractive.
by piRoN
Mon Jun 18, 2012 2:15 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Goodbye DSI Mono Evolver
Replies: 49
Views: 4510

Re: Goodbye DSI Mono Evolver

Personally, given the choice I'd drop the analogue oscillators on the Evo way before I'd give up the digital ones. In fact, the analogue parts of the Evolvers are the least interesting bits in my opinion.
by piRoN
Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:40 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Question About Akai S3000XL Functionality
Replies: 7
Views: 4570

Re: Question About Akai S3000XL Functionality

You asked about what else they are famous for, the timestretching on those early samplers was very characteristic. Ha, one of my favourite samples I ever made was the 0.2 second long "tink" of a glass bottle being tapped, timestretched over and over to be 30 seconds long. It sounded like... well, c...
by piRoN
Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:08 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Nice "gritty" sampler for EBM/industrial
Replies: 40
Views: 6833

Re: Nice "gritty" sampler for EBM/industrial

Of all my 12-bit samplers, the EPS certainly takes the cake for aggressive, forward-sounding grit and crunch. It's one of the only samplers of that period where they didn't go overboard with antialiasing filters to cover up the low bit/samplerate. Also it has the user-definable input antialiasing fi...
by piRoN
Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:34 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: You know what VAs REALLY need?
Replies: 3
Views: 435

Re: You know what VAs REALLY need?

Better still, how about a user-locateable insert loop? It's not a great deal more difficult to allow the signal to be broken out at an arbitrary point in the signal chain - once you've got the IO then it's just a programming matter.
by piRoN
Fri Dec 09, 2011 3:22 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Question about usb 3.0
Replies: 22
Views: 1755

Re: Question about usb 3.0

MOTU's Windows drivers have always been notoriously awful. Bad enough to cause stuff like recurring BSODs on normally rock-solid machines, random dropouts of service etc.
by piRoN
Mon Aug 01, 2011 4:26 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Cleaning your VST closet...
Replies: 17
Views: 1832

Re: Cleaning your VST closet...

Given that Soundscape just lumps all your VSTs and VSTis into one single-column drop down menu, I've always had to keep things pretty tidy in there. So I'm always totally ruthless when it comes to plugins. Generally I only keep a plugin if I find myself using it regularly, otherwise it gets the axe ...
by piRoN
Mon Aug 01, 2011 4:07 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Fractal Waveform?
Replies: 28
Views: 2683

Re: Fractal Waveform?

Fractal waveform? A waveform of which harmonic profile when looked at different frequency range/spectral length or time division looks exactly like the whole? We have that: it's called noise... Noise has statistical self-similarity, I think what's being talked about here is waveforms with exact sel...
by piRoN
Thu Jul 21, 2011 3:17 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Vintage digital reverb suggestions? hardware/plugins?
Replies: 16
Views: 2091

Re: Vintage digital reverb suggestions? hardware/plugins?

Yep, DEP-5 is a winner. Great for those thick-as-treacle 80's 'verbs.

The gated reverbs alone are more than worth the price of admission. Lots of editability too, and the delay algos are fantastic.