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by BBlack
Sun Oct 12, 2014 2:17 pm
Forum: Music Software
Topic: The software hunt continues... It's a jungle out there!
Replies: 28
Views: 3251

Should you choose to take the Kyma plunge, then I can't help but suggest that's probably the smartest thing you can do. It's not for the faint of heart but seriously, you can basically start with anything & go anywhere you wish. I've had a Kyma system for over ten years & it never ceases to amaze m...
by BBlack
Thu Oct 09, 2014 6:13 pm
Forum: Music Software
Topic: The software hunt continues... It's a jungle out there!
Replies: 28
Views: 3251

as many have previously suggested, I'd strongly advise picking up Ableton's Live9 Suite. the integration of MAXforLive is incredible and perfectly fits what you're describing and although MAX does have its depth, M4L provides a lot of usefulness and makes getting into MAX far easier than it ever wa...
by BBlack
Thu Oct 09, 2014 8:40 am
Forum: Music Software
Topic: The software hunt continues... It's a jungle out there!
Replies: 28
Views: 3251

Either Kyma, or a blazing fast new computer and Audiomulch, Numerology and a good handful of plugins. Kyma is a serious investment not just of $$$ but also time. I've read numerous pros and cons but for me it's out of the question financially. There is this thread on GS , 4 posts in DSP Audio chime...
by BBlack
Thu Oct 09, 2014 7:35 am
Forum: Music Software
Topic: The software hunt continues... It's a jungle out there!
Replies: 28
Views: 3251

MuTools sells "Mux" which is just the modular environment for building synths and effects, chaining VSTs, etc. Holy crap! This is exactly what I was looking for! From the description on the site: Modulate any VST parameter with any of the MUX modulators like LFO, ADSR, Multi-Point Envelope, ... Jus...
by BBlack
Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:25 am
Forum: Music Software
Topic: Today is the day..
Replies: 26
Views: 2427

Nevermind.
by BBlack
Tue Oct 07, 2014 4:39 pm
Forum: Music Software
Topic: The software hunt continues... It's a jungle out there!
Replies: 28
Views: 3251

Max is getting more user friendly with each iteration as they add contextual help and drag/drop pre-built modules. As it is i'd say it is no more complicated than Reaktor. It is a visual programming environment though - not just a modular music box. Audiomulch and Bidule are the most mature digital...
by BBlack
Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:45 am
Forum: Music Software
Topic: Today is the day..
Replies: 26
Views: 2427

I thought Kyma X was the new one for some reason... Excited to hear what's around the bend! I did notice that this page: http://www.symbolicsound.com/cgi-bin/bin/view/Products/WebHome on the S.S. website, appears to have added some actual screenshots(!) and has been revamped, perhaps hinting at the ...
by BBlack
Mon Oct 06, 2014 9:25 pm
Forum: Music Software
Topic: The software hunt continues... It's a jungle out there!
Replies: 28
Views: 3251

bidule audiomulch (audio routing anything to anything with tons of control - but no built in modulators easy to add with 3rd party things as well as automation and the unique metasurface) reaktor (so much) maxmsp (everything ever) renoise (tons of modulation) numerology (modulation galore, works as...
by BBlack
Mon Oct 06, 2014 7:30 pm
Forum: Music Software
Topic: The software hunt continues... It's a jungle out there!
Replies: 28
Views: 3251

The software hunt continues... It's a jungle out there!

I'm searching for the ideal software. I could use some suggestions! One piece I've come across that surprisingly fits my needs quite well is NI's Guitar Rig. It's quite easy to use, which is a plus (almost toyish... though maybe that's in my head...), and it contains most of what I need. Basically, ...
by BBlack
Mon Oct 06, 2014 7:02 pm
Forum: Music Software
Topic: Today is the day..
Replies: 26
Views: 2427

Anyone know what changes have been made in the new software? Haven't been able to find anything out since it was unveiled last week at KISS2014. If you haven't already got it, supersounddesign, KymaConnect makes MIDI routing a lot easier... http://www.delora.com/delora_products/kymaconnect/kymaconn...
by BBlack
Mon Oct 06, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: Music Software
Topic: Today is the day..
Replies: 26
Views: 2427

Best of luck! I just made the decision to skip Kyma, after the initial, "Holy crap! This software is my soulmate! And I haven't even used it yet!" phase. I still would like to get my hands on a second hand Capybara, because I know that even if I never managed to grasp even some chunk of the program'...
by BBlack
Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:55 pm
Forum: Music Software
Topic: Is there anything in the software realm like the Wogglebug?
Replies: 37
Views: 5782

I'm curious about something here...

I'd looking at Bidule - I'm certain many here are familiar - does this program allow one to modulate the parameters of 3rd-party plugins? I can't seem to figure it out completely. If not, are there any programs that allow this?
by BBlack
Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:39 am
Forum: Music Software
Topic: Is there anything in the software realm like the Wogglebug?
Replies: 37
Views: 5782

Okay, so I'm leaning toward Reaktor at the moment. I'm thinking - HEY! - since I can't build my physical modular, why not create the same system in Reaktor? However, I'm terribly confused as to what is needed to build in Reaktor. Reaktor itself is simply a program, correct? And one must purchase Kom...
by BBlack
Sat Mar 08, 2014 3:32 pm
Forum: Music Software
Topic: Is there anything in the software realm like the Wogglebug?
Replies: 37
Views: 5782

All this programming, maths, coding, language, etc. talk is absolutely mind-boggling to me. I understand none of it. I'm used to programs with pre-made effects, plugins, etc. that you simply patch a sound into. To build something completely from scratch with words and codes sounds mind-numbingly com...
by BBlack
Thu Mar 06, 2014 6:44 pm
Forum: Music Software
Topic: Is there anything in the software realm like the Wogglebug?
Replies: 37
Views: 5782

Reaktor. Get it, get the manual, track down the online tutorials/blogs, learn and practice. I've only really scratched the surface but pretty much anything you can imagine, you can build. Cheers Thanks for the tip. I was ready to download the demo because it seemed to be just what I'm looking for, ...
by BBlack
Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:58 pm
Forum: Music Software
Topic: Is there anything in the software realm like the Wogglebug?
Replies: 37
Views: 5782

Is there anything in the software realm like the Wogglebug?

The modular that I dreamed of putting together doesn't look like it'll be coming to fruition, at least not in the next few years. So, I've been looking at... software alternatives to modular sound processing. One of the main features of my imagined hardware modular was random modulation. My music/so...
by BBlack
Wed Jan 15, 2014 7:41 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Would anyone be willing to let me borrow their Hakko 808?
Replies: 6
Views: 1074

Just seeing these responses now - thanks John, these do look rather promising. Going to keep an eye on it.

ttown23, I'd be happy to pay for shipping if you'd be willing to ship it. Let me know!
by BBlack
Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:07 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Would anyone be willing to let me borrow their Hakko 808?
Replies: 6
Views: 1074

Thank for the tip! I found the listing on ebay. I can probably do $30.

I'll certainly keep it in mind if nothing else comes of this thread.
by BBlack
Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:48 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Would anyone be willing to let me borrow their Hakko 808?
Replies: 6
Views: 1074

Would anyone be willing to let me borrow their Hakko 808?

This might be a bit of a long-shot, but I have a fairly large PCB that has been populated about 3/4 of the way that I need to completely un-stuff so as to clean it up and start over. The Hakko 808 is regarded as one heck of a desolderer, and it appears perfect for this rather intensive job. But, it'...
by BBlack
Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:37 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Oxidized PCB...
Replies: 7
Views: 615

Thanks to all - I appreciate it very much.



One question: Does oxidation spread? If I were to go ahead and solder away, would there be worry of anything continuing to "grow"?
by BBlack
Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:40 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Oxidized PCB...
Replies: 7
Views: 615

Oxidized PCB...

I recently purchased a project consisting of two PCBs. The seller stated that they were a bit oxidized (I hope that's the right term - the pads are darkened to a brownish, slightly rusty color) and upon receiving them, I realized how extreme it actually was. Every single bit of exposed tin/silver/wh...
by BBlack
Sun Dec 29, 2013 9:36 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: east coast / west coast
Replies: 33
Views: 4010

r05c03 wrote:Gosh I am sorry Bblack, see I thought this was a forum for engaging people about synth related subjects. Weird.
Didn't mean that so seriously.

My point was that the question has been asked and answered and described a lot in many different places!
by BBlack
Sat Dec 28, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: INVENTORY CLEARANCE- synthCube 20% off SALE
Replies: 9
Views: 887

Whao, this is big!



Thanks!
by BBlack
Sat Dec 28, 2013 12:08 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: east coast / west coast
Replies: 33
Views: 4010

r05c03 wrote:Thanks Kimu. See Opus, that was not so hard.








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Mega rude, old boy!


What's even less difficult is using google.
by BBlack
Fri Dec 27, 2013 5:19 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: east coast / west coast
Replies: 33
Views: 4010

East - Moog, ARP, Roland... West - Buchla, Serge, Wiard... Different approaches - East coast stuff is based around subtractive synthesis, West is more additive in nature. Others here will be able to go into a bit more detail, but it's really just 'names'. Nothing missing from one or the other, it's ...

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