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by DeanG
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Synth reductionism..or less is less
Replies: 34
Views: 865

Re: Synth reductionism..or less is less

I applaud people who can command large systems. I don't think there's anyt intrinsic merit in whether one uses minimal equipment or very complex systems. And I think exploring different equipment potentials is a positive process depending on what our individual goals happen to be. Whatever, there's ...
by DeanG
Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Synth reductionism..or less is less
Replies: 34
Views: 865

Re: Synth reductionism..or less is less

Hey thanks for the encouraging words, much appreciated.
by DeanG
Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Synth reductionism..or less is less
Replies: 34
Views: 865

Synth reductionism..or less is less

In the last 5 years I have gone from this..
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to this..
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And I find I am happier with this little synth.

Anyone else in a similar frame of mind?
by DeanG
Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: best audio recorder right now?
Replies: 26
Views: 2563

Re: best audio recorder right now?

Are you looking for smallish handhelds / field recorders specifically? I've been happy with my Tascams over the years. I am using a DR-44WL and it covers most of my needs. And I also have a Tascam 2488neo that works very well for multitracking and has some excellent fx and mastering tools, and cd bu...
by DeanG
Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Monooprice 25 key midi controller
Replies: 23
Views: 865

Re: Monooprice 25 key midi controller

I've used a MadKatz Rockband 3, midi guitar controller for years now. Works real well. I keep a couple extras around in case one breaks. I use it in performance into a Yamaha QY70 most often.
by DeanG
Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer: practices, ethics, morals and legitimacy.
Replies: 2374
Views: 112460

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

Gosh, this must be what happens when MBAs try to be musicians, or musicians try to be MBAs. I don't own any Behringer synth at the moment, but I have a $149.00 piece of software from Arturia that looks like a Buchla Music Easel, and sounds pretty close. This saved me the $4K for the real deal, which...
by DeanG
Fri Dec 18, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Sheesh....
Replies: 28
Views: 1357

Re: Sheesh....

I have always found Reverb to be one of the fairer sites for selling and buying. You can ask whatever you want, doesn't mean you get it. I've never had a problem with them.
by DeanG
Fri Dec 18, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Your "away from home" synth?
Replies: 51
Views: 1534

Re: Your "away from home" synth?

+1 on the Modal Skulpt. Amazing little synth, just about everything right there. And it is MPE capable. The Modal Craftsynth 2.0 is another great option and can fit anywhere. It is my only synth at the moment and hasn't bored me yet, keeps me up past my bedtime! :ripbanana:
by DeanG
Thu Dec 17, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: 1st post.. Help choose my next mono synth
Replies: 45
Views: 1120

Re: 1st post.. Help choose my next mono synth

It's VA, but how about Modal Cobalt? Seems to have a lot of unique attributes. And it is blue!
by DeanG
Thu Dec 17, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Monooprice 25 key midi controller
Replies: 23
Views: 865

Re: Monooprice 25 key midi controller

I understand, no offence meant. Actually I looked at mine, but I am not sure what I am seeing with the keys depressed. My guess is they are molded with plastic hinges. Definitely no Fatar kbd. Yes it would have been a nice surprise however. Even as a non keyboardist I enjoyed the GM's keyboard, noth...
by DeanG
Thu Dec 17, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Monooprice 25 key midi controller
Replies: 23
Views: 865

Re: Monooprice 25 key midi controller

It's $30.00. Just sayin'
by DeanG
Tue Dec 08, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Monooprice 25 key midi controller
Replies: 23
Views: 865

Re: Monooprice 25 key midi controller

If I was an actual keyboardist I wouldn't likely be as happy with it. But in my case when I had my Grandmother I really felt like a great keyboard is wasted on me. I like the pitch and mod wheels and the ease of midi configuration and especially the price. But fully understand why it may not seem wo...
by DeanG
Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: Eliane Radigue
Replies: 7
Views: 365

Re: Eliane Radigue

"I love to listen to her laying on the floor"
How does she operate the synth while laying on the floor? Or is it just sound from her laying there? :lol:
by DeanG
Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: I see Vlad's been hitting the bong again...
Replies: 72
Views: 8510

Re: I see Vlad's been hitting the bong again...

@wavejockey..first I've heard of that. And it doesn't sound credible. You have mild tinnitus and you're going through all that? No disrespect intended, but that sounds like quackery to me. If I am wrong, good luck with it. Where do they offer such treatment?
by DeanG
Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Monooprice 25 key midi controller
Replies: 23
Views: 865

Monooprice 25 key midi controller

Just got a "Stage Right" 25key midi controller, and I really like it. Full size keys, 1 slider, 4 encoders with 2 modes (8 parameters), mod and pb wheels, velocity, 5pin din midi out, and usb midi .. $29.00 usd ! I think they sell a 49 key for $39.00. I have no affiliation with monoprice, just shari...
by DeanG
Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: I see Vlad's been hitting the bong again...
Replies: 72
Views: 8510

Re: I see Vlad's been hitting the bong again...

My hearing aides have anti-tinnitus modes one of which has similar sounding noise.
by DeanG
Wed Dec 02, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: What's the best module to be famous?
Replies: 105
Views: 3070

Re: What's the best module to be famous?

a banjo
by DeanG
Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Portable Synth Suggestions
Replies: 14
Views: 534

Re: Portable Synth Suggestions

Besides Skulpt there is Craftsynth 2.0. The UI take some getting used to, but are really laid out nicely then. I have both and like them more the more I use them. Skulpt has the more flexible and fun modulation matrix of the two, but Craftsynth 2.0 makes up for that with 40 wave types and 16 wave mo...
by DeanG
Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer Swing
Replies: 133
Views: 8093

Re: Behringer Swing

I'd get one if it was 50 bucks.
by DeanG
Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Standalone preamp that can boost instrument/line to eurorack level?
Replies: 18
Views: 407

Re: Standalone preamp that can boost instrument/line to eurorack level?

I have a Behringer MIC100 tube preamp that works pretty well. They're about $50.00 us.
by DeanG
Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Cool Standalone Boxes - Like Benjolin or ?
Replies: 44
Views: 1424

Re: Cool Standalone Boxes - Like Benjolin or ?

Certainly less exotic than other suggestions, and digital to boot, but Modal Electronics Skulpt and Craftsynth 2.0 are tremendous little standalone boxes. The original Craftsynth kit also has a more steampunk like vibe. And Bastl Microgranny is a fun granular synth/sampler.
by DeanG
Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: MPE controllers
Replies: 18
Views: 676

Re: MPE controllers

Lumi keys is so keyboardist oriented, what I mean is it seems directed at bringing almost guitar like techniques to the pianistic instrument. Which is cool, but as a guitarist myself I don't have much need for that. I think the same about the Osmose. My synth usage is less "musical" I guess. At any ...
by DeanG
Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Silicon knob rings on my Skulpt
Replies: 2
Views: 130

Silicon knob rings on my Skulpt

No big deal, but I thought I'd share this little usability enhancement for my Modal Skulpt (and Craftsynth 2.0) panel controls. The interface design on both can be difficult to navigate especially the Skulpt so taking a cue from synths like the Moog Grandmother, Buchla music easel, and Arp Odyssey, ...

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