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by nuromantix
Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:39 am
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Capturing inspiration
Replies: 16
Views: 226

Re: Capturing inspiration

Another thought though: if you have an idea and you forget it, it probably wasn't that amazing. If you have an idea and you can't get to the studio for a week and you still remember it, it's probably worth pursuing.
by nuromantix
Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:38 am
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Capturing inspiration
Replies: 16
Views: 226

Re: Capturing inspiration

I just leave the studio wired up so the most I have to do is turn on a few more bits of kit in order to record either audio or midi. Harder for me is finding a couple of hours to finish the track.
by nuromantix
Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Artiphon Orba
Replies: 4
Views: 290

Re: Artiphon Orba

"Create an entire track using only your hands" - I think musicians have been doing that for a few thousand years?
by nuromantix
Sat Feb 13, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Recommendation for physical spectrum analyzer?
Replies: 14
Views: 453

Re: Recommendation for physical spectrum analyzer?

Klark Teknik DN6000 is a great classic if you can find one.

There's a new one from a company called BDS, haven't used it or seen any reviews though.

TC Clarity M can be had very cheap new and looks good, review here:
https://www.soundonsound.com/reviews/tc ... -clarity-m
by nuromantix
Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Mixing / compressing live jams
Replies: 5
Views: 243

Re: Mixing / compressing live jams

I don't think lack of compression is the problem here unless you are looking for some kind of effect. Mainly I would say the hihats are a bit loud and the kick is a bit quiet. To an extent you can fix this with eq. I would either get the balance right before recording, or else record at least a few ...
by nuromantix
Fri Jan 29, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Kurzweil K2700
Replies: 22
Views: 799

Re: Kurzweil K2700

Surely they have got to add sampling in an update? I mean the hardware is already there, it's crazy to have inputs just for mixing in an external sound.
by nuromantix
Fri Jan 29, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Gear you own multiples of.
Replies: 73
Views: 1834

Re: Gear you own multiples of.

MATHS. because you can make a lot of cool sounds with 2 of them. I used to have 3 SH-101s in the 90s for a minute. I called myself "101 Force". They were everywhere and very cheap. I have 2 MPC1000s, one for touring ( :waah: ) and one for the studio. I have 2 TR606s just cos I saw a second one cheap...
by nuromantix
Fri Jan 29, 2021 4:54 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Sonicware Liven XFM
Replies: 9
Views: 437

Re: Sonicware Liven XFM

The morphing reminds me of the DX200..... Could be really interesting but the teaser video is appalling.
by nuromantix
Tue Jan 26, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Synthesis Techniques
Topic: Why does this S&H patch sound like a human?
Replies: 17
Views: 725

Re: Why does this S&H patch sound like a human?

I found the same thing running a 303 through a sample and hold triggered at audio rates.
by nuromantix
Tue Jan 26, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: Synthesis Techniques
Topic: d50 / m1 flute sound
Replies: 20
Views: 359

Re: d50 / m1 flute sound

A tiny bit of the main volume envelope routed to pitch can help a lot. So the note bends up a tiny tiny bit at the beginning.
by nuromantix
Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:43 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Kurzweil K2700
Replies: 22
Views: 799

Re: Kurzweil K2700

Well, its NOT a real sampler...only loads samples into flash ram,
are you sure? it's got 2 audio inputs on the back.
by nuromantix
Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Recommend some monitors?
Replies: 47
Views: 822

Re: Recommend some monitors?

nuromantix wrote: ↑ Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:38 am KH310 are pretty amazing value for money. ATC are pretty astonishing if you have the cash to spare. Starting at £4,750, I would not technically be bankrupted by a pair, but i think it’s also fair to say that I am not enough of an audiophile for the pric...
by nuromantix
Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Recommend some monitors?
Replies: 47
Views: 822

Re: Recommend some monitors?

KH310 are pretty amazing value for money.
ATC are pretty astonishing if you have the cash to spare.
by nuromantix
Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Korg Drumlogue
Replies: 32
Views: 1772

Re: Korg Drumlogue

It's probably great, but shocking how bad that video is. Makes it sound terrible.
by nuromantix
Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Kurzweil K2700
Replies: 22
Views: 799

Re: Kurzweil K2700

Nice to see this, looks decent. Shame about there only being 4 outputs, my K2000 from 1993 or something has 8. I guess nobody but me uses external effects units any more?
by nuromantix
Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: NI Maschine+ standalone groovebox
Replies: 66
Views: 2350

Re: NI Maschine+ standalone groovebox

I am pretty sure you can make tiny loops and you can modulate start time. Not many LFOs or anything. I've never used an octatrack. You can do some modulation and effects stuff, eg. FM or frequency shifting to samples. Manual is online!
They need to fix the filesystem urgently.
by nuromantix
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Roland Verselab MV-1
Replies: 49
Views: 1370

Re: Roland Verselab MV-1

It's quite a move up from the MV-30 isn't it?
by nuromantix
Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: First hardware compressor recs
Replies: 49
Views: 1339

Re: First hardware compressor recs

Well my favourite is the Chiswick Reach. Used it a lot for mastering, always on the slowest attack setting. In general for electronic drums or master buss, I would be looking for a very fast limiter (eg Maselec) followed by a comp with a slow attack (dependent on material) and fast release. Nowadays...
by nuromantix
Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: First hardware compressor recs
Replies: 49
Views: 1339

Re: First hardware compressor recs

What do you want to use it for? Mastering? Controlling levels on vocals / acoustic recordings? Special effects / sidechain stuff?
Do you want it to sound clean? Warm? etc etc.
More specifically: fast / slow etc?
by nuromantix
Wed Dec 30, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Synthesis Techniques
Topic: Fat'n'rubbery
Replies: 3
Views: 317

Re: Fat'n'rubbery

Any FM synth. Yamaha DX range are the obvious ones but there are many.
by nuromantix
Thu Dec 24, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Sequential's "magic" vintage knob.
Replies: 18
Views: 861

Re: Sequential's "magic" vintage knob.

Most of my Kurzweil K2000 patches randomise some of the parameters a tiny amount for each note, especially tuning. It's surprising how even with a very digital synth this can add a really nice feel to sounds.
by nuromantix
Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Oberheim Matrix users? LFO question/help
Replies: 4
Views: 127

Re: Oberheim Matrix users? LFO question/help

All those synths have a dedicated "vibrato" LFO for this purpose. You can't get LFO 1 & 2 to sync across voices.
by nuromantix
Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Synthesis Techniques
Topic: Attenuating Mod Depth
Replies: 14
Views: 455

Re: Attenuating Mod Depth

Why don't you just pan the outputs of the two LPGs a bit less extremely? I imagine you are going into some kind of mixer? Or if direct recording, you can narrow the stereo image of the recording easily enough.
by nuromantix
Thu Dec 10, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Strange behaviour
Replies: 5
Views: 293

Re: Strange behaviour

Well I think it was a dying power supply on my Kenton midi CV convertor.....
by nuromantix
Wed Dec 09, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Strange behaviour
Replies: 5
Views: 293

Re: Strange behaviour

Have tried different cables. Resonance only doing what it should, I mean even with res at zero, audio frequency VCO into the CV inputs of the filters is coming out of the outputs. I haven't changed my modular set up or moved it in years. Maybe something somewhere is dying / has died. I guess i will ...

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