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by Blairio
Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:59 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Vocal choir (no daw) instrument - where to find?
Replies: 19
Views: 332

Re: Vocal choir (no daw) instrument - where to find?

Perhaps seek out a Nord Electro? There is s massive free Nord sample library, including mellotron and real sampled choirs and soloists. You will need a Nord to play the samples back on, as they are a proprietary format.
by Blairio
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Favorite 80s rack mount digital reverb?
Replies: 146
Views: 4754

Re: Favorite 80s rack mount digital reverb?

If it is an 80's style digital reverb you are after, you could do a lot worse than pick up an Audiothingies Dr. 'A.' This is a combined reverb and delay, which to my ears emulates 12 bit technology, and sounds awesome on synths. Whats more it is a current product, and very reasonably priced. https:...
by Blairio
Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Your Favorite Acquisitions in 2020
Replies: 90
Views: 2014

Re: Your Favorite Acquisitions in 2020

Vehicle : Bright yellow VW T4 2.5 TDI van converted to a camper Dope. Post pics. I love vw buses. She is a 2001 VW T4, 5 cylinder 2.5 turbo diesel, with the engine remapped for a bit more oomph. Even so, on a long run, fuel consumption is around 42 mpg. Originally this was an AA recovery van, which...
by Blairio
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Your Favorite Acquisitions in 2020
Replies: 90
Views: 2014

Re: Your Favorite Acquisitions in 2020

Vehicle: Bright yellow VW T4 2.5 TDI van converted to a camper

Keyboard: Nord A1 Lead
by Blairio
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer 2600
Replies: 496
Views: 32144

Re: Behringer 2600

I think these modern synth clones are a good example of the 80 / 20 rule, which says something like: "You can usually achieve 80% of the goal with 20% of the effort." It is achieving the last 20% that's the hard part. I think the Behringer clones are pretty damn close sonically to their targets. To ...
by Blairio
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Dave Smith hints at Sequential Prophet 5 Rev4/Prophet 10
Replies: 487
Views: 27648

Re: Dave Smith hints at Sequential Prophet 5 Rev4/Prophet 10

My dealer still hasn't delivered my keyboard version, nor does he answer my emails :bang: Now that I see there is a desktop version, I dropped him an email to cancel the "pre"order. Maybe I go for the desktop version or an entirely different polysynth. The mono output still bugs me . :confused: Wha...
by Blairio
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Gear you own multiples of.
Replies: 45
Views: 793

Re: Gear you own multiples of.

I've got a bunch of Moog Slim Phattys (Phatties?) poly-chained along with a Little Phatty. I call it Phatt Bastard . IMG_4968.jpeg That's a really interesting project. So does the poly chain 'despatching' method default to 'round-robin'? The issue with round-robin is that the next note could be ass...
by Blairio
Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:01 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Favorite 80s rack mount digital reverb?
Replies: 146
Views: 4754

Re: Favorite 80s rack mount digital reverb?

If it is an 80's style digital reverb you are after, you could do a lot worse than pick up an Audiothingies Dr. 'A.' This is a combined reverb and delay, which to my ears emulates 12 bit technology, and sounds awesome on synths. Whats more it is a current product, and very reasonably priced. https:/...
by Blairio
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:59 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: KORG miniKORG 700FS
Replies: 72
Views: 2097

Re: KORG miniKORG 700FS

Wait, does the FS mean "full size" or something else? A full size miniKORG feels a bit confusing, if so ;) I reckon 'FS" stands for ' F uck's S ake' 2 grand for that? However, it looks gorgeous. As a teenager I used to lust after this. It would sit on top of a Rhodes stage piano in my local music s...
by Blairio
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Gear you own multiples of.
Replies: 45
Views: 793

Re: Gear you own multiples of.

I fell in love with the MS-20 about 6 years ago, and so I own a pair. Not a perfect pair, mind, and not vintage; a full size keys kit, and a full size desktop module. My original idea was to manufacture a stand/case that would hold both together into a super MS(40?) configuration. I haven't done th...
by Blairio
Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: 90s synths going for peanuts...
Replies: 344
Views: 43874

Re: 90s synths going for peanuts...

Presumably, there will be a thread "20's Synths going for Peanuts," as we all wonder what made us so crazy "back then" to think that good music could come from such gear. I think you are right. This isn't about a defined cutoff point, after which synth design 'went south'. It is more like a sliding...
by Blairio
Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Do high end mixers matter?
Replies: 133
Views: 4698

Re: Do high end mixers matter?

It's quite easy really. Without headroom you just don't have the space for all the tracks you want to mix. At the end it will get to (let's say) the same AD converter but it's all in the process of getting there. If you haven't got the headroom to mix before that, the mix will turn to mush before y...
by Blairio
Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: 90s synths going for peanuts...
Replies: 344
Views: 43874

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Just got a nice Roland XP-30 mainly for the keyboard, which feels identical to the D-50. An unexpected bonus has been the arpeggiator, which can turn anything into Ennio Morricone. However, there doesn’t seem to be a latch. Anyone think of a workaround to this omission other than a hold pedal? A sm...
by Blairio
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:01 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Do high end mixers matter?
Replies: 133
Views: 4698

Re: Do high end mixers matter?

More seriously. I have heard it said that a perfect amplifier is simply a wire with gain. Any change to the sound of a signal, other than amplification or attenuation is color / colour.

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by Blairio
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:57 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer: practices, ethics, morals and legitimacy.
Replies: 2377
Views: 112812

Re: Behringer: practices, ethics, morals and legitimacy.

If you're doing things to build and to contribute and to help, you're part of a community. If you're taking and making life harder for others in a community, you're part of the community but are harming it versus building it. Why is this so hard? I want to infinitely face-palm. https://64.media.tum...
by Blairio
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:54 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Do high end mixers matter?
Replies: 133
Views: 4698

Re: Do high end mixers matter?

htor wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:52 pm
speaking of "color". what does that really mean? i often hear about devices "adding color" and the "coloration" of sound.

what is colored? and what is not colored?

(no philosophy, please :hihi:)
Color is what you get when Americans try to spell 'colour'

:sstorm:
by Blairio
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:09 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Roland Verselab MV-1
Replies: 49
Views: 1197

Re: Roland Verselab MV-1

I don´t really get these "all-in-one" devices. If one wants something like that, why not use a (much more capable) computer? Don´t get me wrong - i love my hardware :mrgreen: But the Verselab just seems like one big compromise to me. If i want hardware, i want it to do a specific job really well. N...
by Blairio
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Do high end mixers matter?
Replies: 133
Views: 4698

Re: Do high end mixers matter?

I think the principle holds with smaller, less expensive desks too. Desks have a sound, and can be used as part of the creative process. However, if they sound shit, then that will form part of the recording too. Surely there must be desks that are neutral, though? It just seems odd to me, never ha...
by Blairio
Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Do high end mixers matter?
Replies: 133
Views: 4698

Re: Do high end mixers matter?

I know it seems counter intuitive, but some desks ( even different examples of the same model!) can sound different from others, and the desk installed in a studio can play a large part in a band's decision which studio they want to record their next record in. Desks in studios where highly successf...
by Blairio
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:08 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Yoga Blocks as Speaker stands
Replies: 17
Views: 523

Re: Yoga Blocks as Speaker stands

My Equator D5's sit on foam wedges that acoustically decouple them from what they sit on, and angle them slightly upwards These are an official Equator accessory. A pal used them as a pattern for his Mackie's but just got some medium density foam from a foam store for pennies, and cut it with a heat...
by Blairio
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:12 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer: practices, ethics, morals and legitimacy.
Replies: 2377
Views: 112812

Re: Behringer: practices, ethics, morals and legitimacy.

https://community.musictribe.com/discussions/178490/309762/thomann-and-music-tribe-to-enter-super-partner-relationship We’ll soon be rolling out a Customer Co-Innovation application that will allow our Customers to directly participate in the definition and design of new solutions, products and fea...
by Blairio
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:05 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Do high end mixers matter?
Replies: 133
Views: 4698

Re: Do high end mixers matter?

So basically high end mixers don't matter for electronic music then? There's no yes or no answer for that. There are so many different ways of doing electronic music that there is no one size fits all solution. What I get from a lot of the replies here is that there are many out there that aren't e...
by Blairio
Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:10 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Great table lamps - give me your ideas!
Replies: 19
Views: 560

Re: Great table lamps - give me your ideas!

I use a couple of Ikea HARTE led desktop lights. They are cheap at 15 GBP each, come in black or white, and are pretty compact. https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/p/harte-led-work-lamp-black-silver-colour-70266987/ That said, Ikea have a great lighting section, with a number of led desk light alternatives. ...
by Blairio
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Do high end mixers matter?
Replies: 133
Views: 4698

Re: Do high end mixers matter?

I guess that as long as the analog mixer sitting before the audio interface does not have a significantly constrained dynamic range, elevated noise floor, and decent frequency response... it should not impair the quality of the recorded audio. I have an aging Mackie VLZ 1402 sitting in front of my M...
by Blairio
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Favorite Multitimbral VAs?
Replies: 72
Views: 1961

Re: Favorite Multitimbral VAs?

I'd also like to give a nod to the Novation Ultranova which has a massive amount of programming strength, some pretty unique FX implementations,and pretty painless editing similar to a Ensoniq esq1. Sadly (and sort of critically IMO) it's a monotimbral synth. I hope they bring back the Nova series....

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