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by e-tron
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Nagra advice needed
Replies: 11
Views: 1671

Which ones? The Sela U111's are great. I wouldn't go that far down the rabbit hole (unless you want to go hardcore 1970s or something like that). I say this because all this gear will need maintenance at some point or another; I choose to pick my battles. Any clean modern mixer will do the trick, th...
by e-tron
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Nagra advice needed
Replies: 11
Views: 1671

I've nothing to add about the III but I've had and used 4s for many years. I've used it to manipulate the tape (tape loops, tape speed fxs, etc...) at length. Mechanically, it handles it better than any other players I've worked with in the past. The preamps sound great. Great as in, top notch pream...
by e-tron
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Yamaha TG500 vs DX7 (TX216) vs TX81Z?
Replies: 56
Views: 3358

I own and use regularly a DX7 and a TX81Z. Love both. If I had to choose, I'd stick to the TX81Z. It allows you to create performance patches that let you choose the sounds you want to assign to each voice plus has options to choose how these will be split between the two outputs (not stereo, just I...
by e-tron
Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Compressor for my synths
Replies: 54
Views: 5770

DBX 165a. Also great for overdrive and distortion.
by e-tron
Thu Oct 15, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: Bands you haven't seen live and hope to some day?
Replies: 141
Views: 7609

gorka wrote:I would've loved to have seen This Heat in 1981.
This!
by e-tron
Fri Sep 04, 2015 12:00 am
Forum: Fractional Rack Modules
Topic: Blacet Bantam jacks
Replies: 12
Views: 2414

I use bantam in my studio patchbay and love it for the shielding and open lug strip access (maintenance, standard with older audio gear, custom wiring, etc...). In modular gear, especially if one is to retrofit other modules (i.e. Blacet), Isn't banana jack the more flexible option? My question is, ...
by e-tron
Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:44 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Any drummers/percussionists here?
Replies: 50
Views: 1668

I am. I record and tour all the time. Here's one of my bands that have kept me busy in the last 2 years. [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aF28yQkO744[/video] The last few years, i've been combining synth/samplers and drums. In this band for example, we have no bass player. I love doing that kin...
by e-tron
Sat Jul 25, 2015 8:37 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: your favourite synths of all time?
Replies: 217
Views: 15668

Crumar DS-2 - Oh my!! What a wonky beast. Never heard a synth sound so wonderfully out of tune yet always totally useable. Akai AX-60 - Can't really say why. Sounds great like the classics of that period. There's a little something extra about it... Everything clock related (arp, LFO..) seems to fal...
by e-tron
Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:14 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: is there something that makes clocks from audio
Replies: 27
Views: 1068

FatRocky wrote:



no a comparator generates from an amplitude threshold setting as you said. I want to set the threshold with frequency. Like the Atoner but more controllable.
:tu:

Oh, right...
by e-tron
Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:13 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: is there something that makes clocks from audio
Replies: 27
Views: 1068

thelizard wrote: A comparator does that
I'll second that. The slope detector mentioned earlier is also a comparator.
For best results with audio, it's worth going into an envelope follower.
The doepfer a-119 does all this.
by e-tron
Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:41 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: What was your first synth?
Replies: 625
Views: 37669

Korg Trident MKII

Found it in my in a in my father's friend basement. I was 17.
Paid 200$ for it and used it quite a bit. It eventually started to
have recurring issues. I sold it (full disclosure) to a friend a few years ago.
by e-tron
Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:35 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Gear that you think about selling ALL the time, but can't.
Replies: 203
Views: 14814

My mallet percussion. The be more precise, a vibraphone and marimba.
Too big, rarely play them (store them in a studio) and they're hard to move.

Thing is, in the studio, when either of those work in a recording, it can sound like magic.
by e-tron
Sat Mar 07, 2015 12:34 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Best build quality in Eurorack ?
Replies: 96
Views: 8682

e-tron wrote: Yes my z3000 mk2 has a very precise quality feel and well thought out. It pains me to sell it, but I have simply run out of room and individual Osc are the first to go :ripbanana:
I feel your pain. Looks like I'm about to do the same...
by e-tron
Sat Mar 07, 2015 12:50 am
Forum: Fractional Rack Modules
Topic: Frac folks: is this thing on?
Replies: 98
Views: 7703

On a more positive note, I just got myself some more Frac!

(that's what meant to say in the first place) :party:
by e-tron
Sat Mar 07, 2015 12:35 am
Forum: Fractional Rack Modules
Topic: Frac folks: is this thing on?
Replies: 98
Views: 7703

I've been into Frac since the start of my modular (non-format DIY aside). Only until Makenoise released their Pressure Points module, I never was interested by Eurorack. Eventually, I did get some Pressure Points and that sent me down the Euro path... I'll say this, Euro makes modulars a very boring...
by e-tron
Sat Mar 07, 2015 12:02 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Best build quality in Eurorack ?
Replies: 96
Views: 8682

I'm surprised to not see Tip Top mentionned more often in this thread. Their stuff feels very precise. I can say the same for Doepfer. I know feel (pots) is a slippery subject when talking build quality but when it comes to dialing and keeping voltages, it is a very reel issue. That said, Makenoise ...
by e-tron
Tue Dec 09, 2014 1:45 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: how to patch a sine from a trianglecore?
Replies: 7
Views: 706

You will have more chances in the Music Tech DIY thread with this one...
viewforum.php?f=17
by e-tron
Sun Dec 07, 2014 11:59 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Good synth for a kid?
Replies: 22
Views: 2195

My kids love the Casio SK-1. Perhaps a little short on knobs and sliders
but the sampler more than makes up for it.
by e-tron
Sun Dec 07, 2014 11:48 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: how do i get these dub chords?
Replies: 211
Views: 37045

Sounds great!

I've skipped over some content in this thread so not sure if this is has been
said but the Doepfer A-113 subharmonic generator is perfect for this sort of thing. It's the best way to get chords out of the modular IMO.
by e-tron
Thu Nov 27, 2014 1:16 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Great Mellotron Moments?
Replies: 146
Views: 9390

Woah! Very nice indeed.
Cool sounds.
by e-tron
Tue Nov 25, 2014 11:26 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Great Mellotron Moments?
Replies: 146
Views: 9390

King Crimson for sure!!

John Medeski has a very interesting take on the thing. Very hands on, pulling
on tapes, playing about with the flywheel speed...
by e-tron
Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:38 pm
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: Getting a wow and flutter sound
Replies: 35
Views: 8958

I use the Fairfield Circuitry Maude Delay just for the wow and flutter. It's a great sounding analog delay but I always end up using it full wet, no regen and delay time at maximum speed. The latency is very playable. The delay line is modulated by a slewed random voltage. That, with the rest of wah...
by e-tron
Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:43 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Rhodes pianos
Replies: 32
Views: 4204

I own a MarkI. I've owned and worked on many but this one I'll never sell. Like some have mentionned, the action on some of these pianos can be really stiff. Overtime, the felt material on the key pedestal tends to dry and make the leverage less efficient. This causes stiff and unresponsive action. ...
by e-tron
Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:04 pm
Forum: Flight of Harmony
Topic: SOS vca
Replies: 4
Views: 3207

Thanks!
by e-tron
Fri Jan 03, 2014 11:56 am
Forum: Fractional Rack Modules
Topic: I love Frac: 0 to 36U in 4 years
Replies: 54
Views: 9912

Nice panels!!! I wish my Blacet modules had a similar font.

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