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by jabberwalky
Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: Chris Huggett R.I.P
Replies: 12
Views: 418

Re: Chris Huggett R.I.P

RIP. He seemed like such a humble and brilliant designer. He isn't mentioned enough for designing the Bass Station 2. One of the greats.
by jabberwalky
Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Favorite Multitimbral VAs?
Replies: 62
Views: 1090

Re: Favorite Multitimbral VAs?

Speaking of the Ks4, 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. Additionally, the N...
by jabberwalky
Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Favorite Multitimbral VAs?
Replies: 62
Views: 1090

Re: Favorite Multitimbral VAs?

I will forever suggest the Yamaha An1x until I'm dead.
by jabberwalky
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: What is a piece of gear that you will never part with?
Replies: 90
Views: 2247

Re: What is a piece of gear that you will never part with?

A busted old Minikorg700s and a funky old Octave Cat.
by jabberwalky
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: When gear has lots of features you don't use do you want to downgrade?
Replies: 29
Views: 747

Re: When gear has lots of features you don't use do you want to downgrade?

I've been using the Octatrack as solely a 4-part fx box for the past year so I can definitely understand that "fear of missing out" feeling when using something so expansive in features. The Novation Circuit has helped me to write a lot more music and did well on numerous live occasions, and it's fe...
by jabberwalky
Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: What’s in your vintage poly synth setup!?
Replies: 95
Views: 6308

Re: What’s in your vintage poly synth setup!?

I've gone through most of them! I had all the junos, and several DX's. Ultimately, they are just massive and take up all the space. The Dw8000, and Poly61 are the sole survivors of the great polysynth culling.
by jabberwalky
Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: New Novation / Aphex Collab Coming Soon ???
Replies: 41
Views: 2229

Re: New Novation / Aphex Collab Coming Soon ???

I think we're definitely due for Circuit 2.
by jabberwalky
Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Will NI "plus" the Komplete Kontrol S88 keyboard?
Replies: 1
Views: 98

Re: Will NI "plus" the Komplete Kontrol S88 keyboard?

That's why I still use an old ASR88 as my master 88 key. It's got great action, and with scsi2sd I can load in a pretty nice piano. Granted, it's just for playing, since it's hard to beat a Kontakt piano like Maverick etc.
by jabberwalky
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: How long before your brain forgets a sound ?
Replies: 22
Views: 484

Re: How long before your brain forgets a sound ?

The mind's ear can be trained and improve. Specific timbral qualities can be imagined in silence. I think what you're looking for is round robins. Most sample libraries in Kontakt use 3-4 samples of the same sound, either randomized or looping in sequence, to give you the perception of a more realis...
by jabberwalky
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: PreenFM2
Replies: 19
Views: 2311

Re: PreenFM2

Agree, it's a secret weapon. Is it weird that I'm not really feeling excited about this? While things can always be improved (and Xavier is constantly improving them), I don't have any problems w the resolution or # of voices. Maybe my view will change the closer we get -- but for me, feedback (sim...
by jabberwalky
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: PreenFM2
Replies: 19
Views: 2311

Re: PreenFM2

The PreenFM2 has been my secret weapon for a few years now. I'm also excited for the new version! I plan to make a video of it as soon as possible.
by jabberwalky
Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: BR-909
Replies: 222
Views: 15640

Re: BR-909

Where's my Cr78 clone Behringer?
by jabberwalky
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Gear suggestions: moving away from Elektron
Replies: 100
Views: 4330

Re: Gear suggestions: moving away from Elektron

StrangeAttraction wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:13 am


Octatrack...probably comes the closest to being a one-stop shop solution, but it looks freaking complicated to learn.
Octatrack seems stupid simple to me now. You just need to have it fail on you in a live situation so you really dig in and learn it properly.
by jabberwalky
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Hipster Gear Shot Favourites
Replies: 90
Views: 3157

Re: Hipster Gear Shot Favourites

You guys will love my studio. Yes, that's an aloe plant.
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by jabberwalky
Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Tascam Model 12 (With Midi!)
Replies: 37
Views: 3255

Re: Tascam Model 12 (With Midi!)

I just got one of these under the intention of ditching my scarlett18i8(gen1) and mackie 1202 mixer. Anyways, the mixer seems good so far. I've never used a digital mixer so it has quirks that I need wrap my head around. The audio quality seems on par with the Scarlett as far as I can tell. My day o...
by jabberwalky
Tue Aug 25, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Good synth to pair with a Digitakt?
Replies: 28
Views: 768

Re: Good synth to pair with a Digitakt?

Do you need full editability on the unit? Do you have a price limit? I'd suggest a Novation Circuit for 2 polyphonic synths with 8 edit knobs per patch. Also an added bonus of sequencing it with the DT and tossing samples in there.
by jabberwalky
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Gear suggestions: moving away from Elektron
Replies: 100
Views: 4330

Re: Gear suggestions: moving away from Elektron

I've used the pigtronix infinity looper for many improvised sets by syncing it to midi. It might be a more unique way for you to think about it. While using a more limited sequencer (i was using 2 novation circuits), grabbing sections you want in the looper, and clearing the sequence, rinse/repeat. ...
by jabberwalky
Thu May 14, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Is 64 steps really enough?
Replies: 26
Views: 1299

Re: Is 64 steps really enough?

MrNezumi wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 9:19 pm
MMT-8 in a module.
Every piece of gear should have a flip up instruction manual!
by jabberwalky
Thu May 14, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Is 64 steps really enough?
Replies: 26
Views: 1299

Re: Is 64 steps really enough?

Some good points here, but as was mentioned, Ensoniq samplers had the best on board sequencers, where you essentially hit record and they could take it all in. People used those sequencers to write entire tracks back in the day (although I can't say I've ever enjoyed it since I'm in my 30s and am fi...
by jabberwalky
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Volca FM
Replies: 221
Views: 40154

Re: Volca FM

Fun fact, the developers are here....hiding behind various potted plants, listening intently to the banter and actively bouncing the ideas to their marketing depts. in real time!
by jabberwalky
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Sequential Pro 3
Replies: 233
Views: 19401

Re: Sequential Pro 3

kind of surprised by your reaction here tbh! this thing sounds like an evolver driving a camaro and wearing pit vipers If it had all these features in a poly synth, even if it had a much larger price tag, I probably would be interested. Ha I dunno. I'm crazy I guess. its DSI (edit: sorry, SEQUENTIA...
by jabberwalky
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Sequential Pro 3
Replies: 233
Views: 19401

Re: Sequential Pro 3

holy hell that sounds good. i can hear some evolver soul in there--stunning!! i guess that magnificent sound comes at the expense of the aesthetics :foul: :lol: I can definitely hear that Evolver DNA too! The classic 4 part sequencer and "secret sauce" tuned feedback. I went through some tough fina...
by jabberwalky
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: so many used deep minds (synths)
Replies: 29
Views: 3047

I think it's simply that it wasn't as user friendly as it appeared, and it was hard marketed towards beginner synth players moving away from in the box setups.
by jabberwalky
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Old sampler love...
Replies: 71
Views: 6283

I've been an Ensoniq sampler user since I started down this path! I had the Mirage, the Eps16+ and more recently The ASR88 w/scsi2sd as master sampler/controller. People are always surprised at how they can color the sound of your source. Extremely capable samplers with a lot of bizarro features lik...
by jabberwalky
Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Novation Circuit Mono Station
Replies: 80
Views: 7307

Although it's supposedly the same engine as the Bs2, I rarely get similar sounds from both. Completely different approach and architectures. The mono station excels more with recording modulations. It's not exactly a deep synth otherwise.

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