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by Panason
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Pioneer TORAIZ SP-16 Sampler
Replies: 563
Views: 50810

It's a nice surprise and good to see they haven't quite abandoned the machine.
by Panason
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Pioneer TORAIZ SP-16 Sampler
Replies: 563
Views: 50810

Thanks for heads up... Ok , the only substantial improvement here is the second FX slot. The rest is pretty meh.. unless they fixed the sync issue when using lots of timestretched samples that DiscoDevil reported. Multiple tracks can now be assigned to the same MIDI channel using the MIDI IN channel...
by Panason
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Malekko Manther alternatives for sequenced bass(ish) duties
Replies: 50
Views: 2066

The one thing I noticed that sucks about the SE02 sequencer is that you can only modulate one parameter per step, and it doesn't jump back to the preset value after the step has played, so you have to manually reset it on the following step. Regardless, if you can drive the filter envelope decay tim...
by Panason
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Analog 4 and Analog RYTM screen issues..?
Replies: 29
Views: 3946

I relented and paid the €50 for a replacement front panel so I can sell the machine in near mint condition. Elektron told me they only have a few replacement panels for the MK1 left which they are holding for people who really need them. I had to send them a photo of mine to show how bad it was (mos...
by Panason
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Malekko Manther alternatives for sequenced bass(ish) duties
Replies: 50
Views: 2066

Roland SE-02?
We certainly could do with more bass machines.
by Panason
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Music Software
Topic: Classic software lost to the ether of new computing
Replies: 102
Views: 9801

This is hilarious if you have the time. Classic example of big corporations screwing things up. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKx1wnXClcI as an ex designer I find that hilarious and also reminiscent of my experience with Un-Ableton Live.... where's the channel input gain trimmer? ah , yes of cour...
by Panason
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Flame Mäander new Wavetable Desktop Synthesizer w Filterbank
Replies: 111
Views: 12346

Most of the demos seem to have a soft vocoder-y sound which is very nice but is there any bite, edge and growl? In other words, can you cook up mad basslines?
by Panason
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Pulsar-23 by Soma
Replies: 1021
Views: 97367

It's not just "coming out", there's a waiting list. I can imagine certain gentlemen will be offering Vlad extra money to jump the queue and some others will be putting it on ebay at 2x the price.
by Panason
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Roland MC-707 Groovebox
Replies: 185
Views: 18453

This is my point really.. since when are groove boxes meant to be anything? Surely the idea of making new stuff is to move beyond existing paradigms and open new opportunities for the way that music is made and indeed the kind of music that *can* be made. Otherwise why bother? And when the technolo...
by Panason
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Flame Mäander new Wavetable Desktop Synthesizer w Filterbank
Replies: 111
Views: 12346

This is currently available at Thomann, so someone ought to just buy one and report back
:agony:
by Panason
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: listening with headphones or not...
Replies: 25
Views: 2484

not a fan of mixing with headphones. the bass response is never accurate for me and it just isn't how ears hear music - that is, directly into your ears with perfect isolated panning. that means that it won't always translate well to actual systems. i only use them for a quick reference or for writ...
by Panason
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Music Software
Topic: macOS Catalina (10.15) - do not upgrade yet
Replies: 12
Views: 1313

How surprising. I'm sure the continued lockdown and security precautions are vital - for protecting Apple's interests, that is. "Surely you must be online at all times so you do need your Mac to be safe, right? We can keep you safe..." Drivers for hardware will hit a hard wall. Unverified drivers w...
by Panason
Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: New poly synth/synth company - ASM Hydrasynth
Replies: 306
Views: 31023

Apples and oranges, innit. I can dig that it's tongue in cheek. That often gets lost in the realm of text. I should know. :roll: Anyway I wonder if they can add a step sequencer for pitches and modulations per step.... The desktop has 24 pads...it would make it a lot more appealing. 16 pads for the ...
by Panason
Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: It's official - Behringer 808...
Replies: 395
Views: 46529

I suppose it could be used as a drum module and sequenced externally.... when the double-triggering bug gets fixed with that update :twisted: :deadbanana:
by Panason
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Analogue polyphonic synthesizers - percussive examples
Replies: 9
Views: 687

I thought of some but it's probably all digital :despair:
Pretty sure early techno / house trance records had some.
by Panason
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: New poly synth/synth company - ASM Hydrasynth
Replies: 306
Views: 31023

It was quoted from one of the ASM guys showing the synth in a trade show, in one of the YT vids in this thread I think. Not a big deal and it's OK to generate some hype but I prefer Modal's more low key and down to earth approach (so far).. and their price.
by Panason
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: High quality MultiFX 2019, Eclipse?
Replies: 36
Views: 4109

Re: H9000

Thanks You cannot dive deep and really edit the algorithms beyond the parameters supplied.. in the same way that you're limited on the H9 or other pedals but many of the deeper / larger effect algorithms have enough parameters to keep you happy. How is the editor app for the H9? Does it come as a VS...
by Panason
Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: High quality MultiFX 2019, Eclipse?
Replies: 36
Views: 4109

rove74 wrote:h9 is great, but the interface is lacking and it's really designed for instrument level input rather than line level.
Does this make it unsuitable for feeding it sounds from my audio interface? Would I need something else in the middle to get the level right?
by Panason
Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: New poly synth/synth company - ASM Hydrasynth
Replies: 306
Views: 31023

Well the Argon8 sounds more solid/fat/warm to me judging by the SonicState demo. There are impressive amounts of low end too. But I'm not sure it can do all the wavetable morphing and trickery that the Hydra does... and even if it does it will probably be more menu divey. The hands-on implementation...
by Panason
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Blofeld editor to create user wavetables?
Replies: 10
Views: 1580

There's a free editor here:
https://softknobs.com/docs/blofeld/
but it runs on Java.

How do you upload the wavetable files to the Blofeld?
by Panason
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: New poly synth/synth company - ASM Hydrasynth
Replies: 306
Views: 31023

I'm sure Hydra doesn't mind a bit of smack talk, being a machine.
I'm not fond of ASM's aggressive marketing and the "Hail Hydra" , "digital is the new analog" blah. And so far I'm not hearing anything special. The UI is certainly very nice.
by Panason
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: It's official - Behringer 808...
Replies: 395
Views: 46529

Uli Behringer presents : "My first drum machine"... :lol:

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Featuring the smash hit "It will probably be fixed with a firmware update!" cheerfully chanted by millions daily!
by Panason
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Music Software
Topic: Ozone Elements for free - ending soon
Replies: 8
Views: 965

Thanks...

AH yes... I've been there before with Native Instruments...
Now there’s an easier way to download & authorize your iZotope software!

The iZotope Product Portal is a quick and easy way for you to install, authorize, and update all your iZotope software.
Is this needed?
by Panason
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Roland MC-707 Groovebox
Replies: 185
Views: 18453

Then the meager sample memory wouldn't be an issue and the 707 could be used like Ableton on stage without a laptop The complaints about sample time remind me of the situation with the SP-16 and I really wonder what people are looking for and why they don't use an actual DJ machine instead if they ...
by Panason
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Portable Acid House Groovebox?
Replies: 31
Views: 1904

In my experience (bought, tried, tried again, facepalmed, sold) the Monomachine is best for lo-fi video game music, and any scenario where a constricted, cheap digital and boxy sound is required. I found the best coaxing to open it up would be a hammer but it's more profitable to sell it on ebay.

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