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by Pyrrhix
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: Synth Noise
Topic: General noise discussion (releases, shows, techniques)
Replies: 12
Views: 328

Re: General noise discussion (releases, shows, techniques)

Yeah, worrying what other people think of your earplugs is about the least punk thing ever. I really like the music and production but unfortunately I can't listen to it because of the processed, oscillating vocals. I hate it and I hate that I hate it, because for the rest it's very good. I also can...
by Pyrrhix
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Synth Noise
Topic: What is it about the musical genre "noise" that you find appealing?
Replies: 123
Views: 5416

Re: What is it about the musical genre "noise" that you find appealing?

Over-compression is definitely an unfortunate trend in a lot of modern noise releases, along with excessive emphasis on treble. It can be very fatiguing on the ears in a way that I don't find interesting at all. I tend to prefer noise releases with a distinct atmosphere. I like harshness but prefer ...
by Pyrrhix
Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: Synth Noise
Topic: What is it about the musical genre "noise" that you find appealing?
Replies: 123
Views: 5416

Re: What is it about the musical genre "noise" that you find appealing?

NARC NOISE mentioned Stress Orphan earlier, which reminded me how much I love this album. Like a grinding mental massage.

by Pyrrhix
Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Synth Noise
Topic: What is it about the musical genre "noise" that you find appealing?
Replies: 123
Views: 5416

Re: What is it about the musical genre "noise" that you find appealing?

Anyway, getting this discussion back to noise, are any of you familiar with Himukalt? I love how dynamic her work is. The subdued moments make the bursts of intensity stand out in a way that I love. The vocal processing is also particularly interesting and central to her aesthetic. Probably my favor...
by Pyrrhix
Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Synth Noise
Topic: What is it about the musical genre "noise" that you find appealing?
Replies: 123
Views: 5416

Re: What is it about the musical genre "noise" that you find appealing?

People who don't appreciate noise are never going to suddenly "get it" if you argue with them. Noise threads so often get hijacked with the same tired arguments. If you're not a fan of noise, maybe read the title of this thread, the original post and later discussion, and recognize this thread is n...
by Pyrrhix
Mon Feb 15, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Synth Noise
Topic: What is it about the musical genre "noise" that you find appealing?
Replies: 123
Views: 5416

Re: What is it about the musical genre "noise" that you find appealing?

People who don't appreciate noise are never going to suddenly "get it" if you argue with them. Noise threads so often get hijacked with the same tired arguments. If you're not a fan of noise, maybe read the title of this thread, the original post and later discussion, and recognize this thread is no...
by Pyrrhix
Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Intellijel something new feb 15 2021
Replies: 105
Views: 5866

Re: Intellijel something new feb 15 2021

Some kind of standalone cool synth box like an o-coast but with 1/4 inch in's so it has appeal to the guitar market as a kind of exotic pedal. No idea and no gas but it will be nice to sit back and enjoy the demos, synthluencer promos and puff for a week. Then it fades to nothing, the threads dry u...
by Pyrrhix
Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:12 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Jomox Loop-Resonator
Replies: 3
Views: 831

Re: Jomox Loop-Resonator

Have there been any updates on this? I really like the T-Resonator concept, and would love to try an updated version. On a related note, are there any other standalone effects boxes that focus on feedback in a similar manner? I've set up similar configurations with effects pedal feedback loops, but ...
by Pyrrhix
Thu Feb 04, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Announcing Strega!
Replies: 177
Views: 10412

Re: Announcing Strega!

The sound of the Lyra is often dominated by the tone of bare square waves in a way that I don’t like. If the oscillator section was more interesting, I would have bought one a long time ago as it otherwise seems great. I just preordered a Strega. The oscillator section, touch points, crunchy PT2399 ...
by Pyrrhix
Thu Jan 28, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: Synth Noise
Topic: JMT synths
Replies: 5
Views: 232

Re: JMT synths

I’ve used a bunch of JMT synths and my favorite is easily the NF-2. I like the crumbling irregular noise textures it produces that are unlike those I can produce with other synths I own. For drone sounds, I find other synths (especially modular) to be more interesting over the long term than JMT’s o...
by Pyrrhix
Thu Jan 28, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Make Noise: Strega Mega-Thread (all merged here)
Replies: 292
Views: 16079

Re: Something new from Make Noise: Strega

HenryBurlingame wrote:
Thu Jan 28, 2021 1:37 pm
Sorry guys, I am not trying to troll, I was just posting my gut reaction to the device. I didn't realize I was committing forum suicide in the process :deadbanana: .
Nah, you're fine. I've been wrong a time or two myself. ;)
by Pyrrhix
Thu Jan 28, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Make Noise: Strega Mega-Thread (all merged here)
Replies: 292
Views: 16079

Re: Something new from Make Noise: Strega

I might be totally off base here, but this thing leaves a bad taste in my mouth for some reason. Everything it can do can be done so much better by other synths/effects/modules. It takes old ideas and repackages them for people that are uninformed about what is already out there. Maybe that is the ...
by Pyrrhix
Thu Jan 28, 2021 2:13 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Can anyone identify this sound?
Replies: 26
Views: 582

Re: Can anyone identify this sound?

Removed

On another listen today, I wasn't as happy with the example I posted. I may try again later.
by Pyrrhix
Wed Jan 27, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Good and Bad of Modular Manufacturers
Replies: 86
Views: 3762

Re: Good and Bad of Modular Manufacturers

Yep: Trogotronic - Very responsive and helpful by email. They did a fast and affordable repair on something I bought secondhand, and that initiated a fresh warranty. That's the kind of service I want. Erica Synths - Prompt, helpful support over email. They replaced a new module that had a very obvio...
by Pyrrhix
Wed Jan 27, 2021 3:23 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Can anyone identify this sound?
Replies: 26
Views: 582

Re: Can anyone identify this sound?

That Aloka track is really cool. That sound pointed out at 1:19 sounds there is some filter fm (oscillator to filter cutoff + resonance for that slurpy quality) plus the filter cutoff is either heavily keytracked or sequenced separately. Similar recipe for the final track, but there might not be any...
by Pyrrhix
Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: Cheap but good reverb?
Replies: 43
Views: 3155

Re: Cheap but good reverb?

My favorite sub $100 reverbs that I have owned are the Lexicon Reflex rack unit and the Digitech Polara pedal. To my ears they sound more natural than others in the same format/price range, as in the reverb blends nicely with the sound source. The Boss SE-50 is another cheap gem in my opinion. I reg...
by Pyrrhix
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Synth Drone
Topic: Leaving the rack: Drone synths!
Replies: 26
Views: 1118

Re: Leaving the rack: Drone synths!

Definitely dig into the other JMT offerings as well. He makes some of my favorite drone devices. Many of the synths listed here in the original post are basic square wave drone synths, which can be pretty limited in scope.

Also check out Electro Lobotomy on Etsy.
by Pyrrhix
Wed Jan 20, 2021 3:25 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Korg Drumlogue
Replies: 32
Views: 1783

Re: Korg Drumlogue

I like the list of features, appearance, and form factor. I really hope future sound demos are more impressive.
by Pyrrhix
Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Your Tunes Here
Topic: Looking for crappy music
Replies: 33
Views: 588

Re: Looking for crappy music

WarpHead wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:48 pm
De Babalon was so far ahead of the curve, it's a shame he was never better known.
Absolutely. If You're Into It, I'm Out of It is untouchable. Almost everyone I show it to recognizes it as something great.
by Pyrrhix
Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Your Tunes Here
Topic: Looking for crappy music
Replies: 33
Views: 588

Re: Looking for crappy music

namshub wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:27 am
Not crappy by any stretch - but definitely creatively mixed.
Love this track - absolutely detonates heads on a big system:)
That's a banging track. Those blown out sections are such a cool idea.

Another artist whose rougher tracks might fit this thread:

Christoph de Babalon
by Pyrrhix
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Your Tunes Here
Topic: Looking for crappy music
Replies: 33
Views: 588

Re: Looking for crappy music

Hell yeah. Tuning Circuits. That was one of the first things that came to mind. One of my favorite albums ever.

Some more crappy music, according to the terminology of this thread, that I like:

Brainbombs

Ildjarn

Wold

90s Memphis rap in general
by Pyrrhix
Sat Jan 02, 2021 3:39 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Modern Cassette Recorders
Replies: 59
Views: 1905

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. Cassette quality suits some music very well. You might...
by Pyrrhix
Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:54 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: KNOBS!
Replies: 398
Views: 71198

Re: KNOBS!

Grab an IC puller. Too much force on on a tight knob might pull the shaft out which is a major PITA. This one is fine for general work https://www.allelectronics.com/item/ex-1/dip-ic-extractor-tool/1.html Put a piece of paper on the panel if you use a lever. I still see the place where I scratched ...
by Pyrrhix
Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: KNOBS!
Replies: 398
Views: 71198

Re: KNOBS!

Not really, just pull harder lol I’ve found the intellijel knobs harder to pull off since the knobs are very new, they get looser as you take them off regularly Use a thin piece of plastic like a bike tire lever to get under and lift. Thanks to both of you. I'll try pulling harder, and if that does...
by Pyrrhix
Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: KNOBS!
Replies: 398
Views: 71198

Re: KNOBS!

I would like to swap out all the knobs in my little 6U system for Davies 1900H style knobs. With my Intellijel modules (Atlantis, uVCA II, and uMod II) none of the knobs are coming loose from a moderate pull upwards. Is there a trick to getting these knobs off safely?

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