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by fac
Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Entry 5U System
Replies: 39
Views: 816

Re: Entry 5U System

I started 16 years ago with the dotcom entry level system and I would recommend it. It's $1700 and has plenty of room for expansion. https://synthesizers.com/system-entry2.html My system has now grown to 90 spaces over 3 cabinets (one of them the one that the entry system came in), with modules from...
by fac
Mon Feb 08, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: The CD/LP buying thread.
Replies: 941
Views: 94262

Re: The CD/LP buying thread.

Got a $100 Amazon gift card from my credit card company and blew it (and some more) on CDs. Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works Vol. 2 Eminem - Music To Be Murdered By (took a small risk with this one since I haven't really liked anything after The Marshall Mathers album, but it's actually pretty go...
by fac
Sun Feb 07, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Recommend a reverb unit (rack or pedal) for ambient?
Replies: 63
Views: 2046

Re: Recommend a reverb unit (rack or pedal) for ambient?

Eventide Blackhole. I'm using it right now with my eurorack and it's magic. Instant ambient. Of course, the Space or H9 would also be good choices, but I like the simpler interface of the Blackhole and it does exactly what you describe: long droney reverbs that can be brought to the forefront in the...
by fac
Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: Nord Stage 3 and eurorack ??
Replies: 11
Views: 293

Re: Nord Stage 3 and eurorack ??

A different "workflow" could be to patch up a sequence in the modular, and then improvise with the Stage 3 over it, while doing eventual tweaks to the sequence. If you want to do tonal/harmonic stuff, you could use a small controller, like a KeyStep, to transpose the sequences or trigger different s...
by fac
Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: The CD/LP buying thread.
Replies: 941
Views: 94262

Re: The CD/LP buying thread.

Late xmas gift: Plastikman's Artifakts - my favorite Plastikman album so far. I also have Sheet One and Musik, and have listened to EX online.
by fac
Sun Jan 31, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Synthesis Techniques
Topic: Writings on mathematical approach to sound
Replies: 17
Views: 484

Re: Writings on mathematical approach to sound

Musimathics volume 1 and 2. There might be some math in Curtis Roads' The Computer Music Tutorial but I don't recall that much... excellent book anyway. Second this. The Musimathics books were a total eye opener for me. Definitely. This should be the starting point. Other reads that could be useful...
by fac
Thu Jan 28, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Where do you put your "misfit" modules?
Replies: 77
Views: 2224

Re: Where do you put your "junk" modules?

The correct answer to this question is: in a new case
by fac
Tue Jan 26, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Ensoniq Lovers Unite
Replies: 200
Views: 4103

Re: Ensoniq Lovers Unite

I feel the same way about the DP4--prices on them have gone sky high. I'm tempted to sell mine (bought a few years ago for $125). They have some great sounds, but not $1000+, plus, while my studio is mostly hardware, I haven't integrated hardware effects very well. I had a similar experience ~5 yea...
by fac
Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Ensoniq Lovers Unite
Replies: 200
Views: 4103

Re: Ensoniq Lovers Unite

What a coincidence. Just yesterday I pulled my SQ-80 out of storage and even used it to record something I needed for a track. It is my oldest synth by far. This is my second SQ-80 and I've also owned an ESQ-1. They're great synths and very easy to program, but they also take too much space. I'm alw...
by fac
Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: The CD/LP buying thread.
Replies: 941
Views: 94262

Re: The CD/LP buying thread.

Finally received Autechre's PLUS. Some of the tracks are pretty good, but I think in general I like SIGN better.
by fac
Wed Jan 20, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: Nord Stage 3 and eurorack ??
Replies: 11
Views: 293

Re: Nord Stage 3 and eurorack ??

But all that aside...... if you have ever had private-time with a full-size keyboard that sounded like real piano (or WAS a realpiano)..... then you might know what it is like. My wife has an acoustic upright and I have a Nord Electro 4D. There is simply no comparison when it comes to sound, feel o...
by fac
Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:58 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Your Favorite Acquisitions in 2020
Replies: 184
Views: 7412

Re: Your Favorite Acquisitions in 2020

2020 was pedal year for me. Finally got the Moog MF-101 and MF-102 moogerfoogers to complement my MF-103. They are both great and even better when used together. Also, finally got into Eventide. Bought the Rose and Blackhole pedals. Both amazing. Didn't get any new synths (that is this year's goal),...
by fac
Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: Nord Stage 3 and eurorack ??
Replies: 11
Views: 293

Re: Nord Stage 3 and eurorack ??

I don't have a Nord Stage but I have a Nord Electro 4D (even though I'm no keyboardist), a Rack 2X and a Nord Drum. Also used to own a NL3, Modular G2 and a couple MicroModulars. Currently considering buying an A1 this year. Nords are great. Anyway, I own a FutureRetro Mobius, which is what I use wh...
by fac
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: center negative vs center positive
Replies: 26
Views: 513

Re: center negative vs center positive

Glad you didn't fry it. I suppose most pedals include reverse polarity protection diodes, but one never knows. The question is not so much why a manufacturer would use center positive, but why wouldn't they print the fucking polarity icon (with the input voltage, for good measure) right on the pedal...
by fac
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: center negative vs center positive
Replies: 26
Views: 513

Re: center negative vs center positive

I bought quite a few pedals in the past two years. Some of them came with power supplies, others did not. Five of them are center-positive (3 foogers, EHX Clockworks and EHX Frequency Analyzer). But it's not just the polarity that can be different. Most use 9V but some use 12V, 18V or 40V (must use ...
by fac
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:56 pm
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: center negative vs center positive
Replies: 26
Views: 513

Re: center negative vs center positive

Moogerfoogers are center positive. Don't know about minifoogers but I imagine they are as well. Just checked my Minifooger (Drive) pedal. It’s center negative. Wonder why the difference vs the foogers? I suppose the original foogers were aimed not only for guitarists but for synthesists as well, so...
by fac
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: So, I accidentally bought a FR Orb
Replies: 9
Views: 535

Re: So, I accidentally bought a FR Orb

I have a Mobius and I really like how you can mess about with the sequencer while it's playing: changing sequence length, reverse, turning steps on and off, etc. It becomes an instrument in its own right. If the orb is modeled after the Revolution, then it probably has even more functions (remix or ...
by fac
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: center negative vs center positive
Replies: 26
Views: 513

Re: center negative vs center positive

Moogerfoogers are center positive. Don't know about minifoogers but I imagine they are as well.
by fac
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Stuffing the Dotcom 163 EuroRack Adapter?
Replies: 36
Views: 1019

Re: Stuffing the Dotcom 163 EuroRack Adapter?

I was (and still am) worried about the signal level difference between the euro and the 5U, which is why I decided to just do CV source. Do you have that problem with your modules? Not really. At least, it's not worse than differences between 5U/MU manufacturers. Actually, I've never had problems m...
by fac
Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Sequencer less than 30hp?
Replies: 71
Views: 1762

Re: Sequencer less than 30hp?

I have a Xaoc Devices Moskwa (20 hp) and I like it. It's pretty much what you describe: simple 8-step analog sequencer with one knob and one trigger switch per step. It also has knobs for speed (clock rate), sequence length, and slew rate, plus a mode switch (forward, random, pendulum). It also has ...
by fac
Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Stuffing the Dotcom 163 EuroRack Adapter?
Replies: 36
Views: 1019

Re: Stuffing the Dotcom 163 EuroRack Adapter?

I'd put a few behringer moog clones.
by fac
Mon Jan 04, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Favorite Multitimbral VAs?
Replies: 72
Views: 2091

Re: Favorite Multitimbral VAs?

Another vote for Nord Leads, particularly the NL3. I've owned the MS2000R (three of them, actually), Virus B, Roland JP8000 and Novation Nova, Waldorf XT. Then I bought a NL3 and eventually sold the rest; the interface and versatility were simply amazing. I really want to get another one someday. I ...
by fac
Sat Jan 02, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: Autechre
Replies: 1028
Views: 99212

Re: Autechre

exper wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:00 pm
Actually I think gescom starts now. 21GMT Seems to be mostly dj sets.
Tribute to MF DOOM.
by fac
Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Modern Cassette Recorders
Replies: 59
Views: 1908

Re: Modern Cassette Recorders

A modern cassette recorder is a computer. I honestly have no idea why you want to use a medium those of us who had no choice were glad to see the end of, other than some kind of misplaced borrowed nostalgia. I know this won't be a popular post. Because, as your own post suggests, it's very differen...
by fac
Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Novation Circuit Rhythm Sampler
Replies: 40
Views: 2106

Re: Novation Circuit Rhythm Sampler

Interesting. I wonder how it compares to the electribe sampler. I've owned a regular Circuit and an ES-1. The circuit has much better sample quality and effects. The ES-1 has a better UI but IMO it sounded flat and lifeless. I have heard no better from the Volca Sample. I'm more interested in a Cir...

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