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by shamann
Tue Aug 25, 2015 3:04 pm
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: JHS Colour Box -- Opinions?
Replies: 15
Views: 2684

This one is pretty good, although I'm not sure the pedal fairs well for either vocal or keys in the end:



Feels more like a special effect to me.
by shamann
Thu Jul 30, 2015 2:01 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Dan Lenois Tiny Desk Concert
Replies: 22
Views: 1182

politics and secrets I feel like he's been talking about the Prime Time in interviews since the 80s, seems like an ill-kept secret, especially since it's immediately identifiable to any of us. He mentions the Korg and Morley units by name too, I wonder if Premier Guitar had a request against mentio...
by shamann
Sun Jul 19, 2015 12:44 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Valhalla Freq Echo as Pedal?
Replies: 15
Views: 794

Just to clarify, a frequency shifter is not the same thing as a pitch shifter. A frequency shifter works like a ring modulator, except it outputs only one sideband.
by shamann
Sun Jul 19, 2015 11:09 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Valhalla Freq Echo as Pedal?
Replies: 15
Views: 794

I don't think there is frequency shifter + delay pedal, but a reasonable facsimile of the FreqEcho would be the EHX Ring Thing (which is a frequency shifter, just switch to UB or LB modes) placed in the effects loop of a delay that has one, like the EHX Deluxe Memory Boy.
by shamann
Tue Jul 07, 2015 4:21 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Yamaha Reface
Replies: 500
Views: 49234

£347? :woah: Street looks like it might be £289 (at least if this preorder page is right: https://www.djkit.com/yamaha/yamaha-reface-dx.html). So, in the US, that's what, $450 street? Considering what you can get from Arturia/Roland/Novation/Korg/Waldorf for around the same price, I just don't get ...
by shamann
Mon Jul 06, 2015 3:18 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Yamaha Reface
Replies: 500
Views: 49234

Shame they didn't do a black lower octave on the red one, that would have looked sharp. If these can compete with the price of those mini, USB-only MIDI controllers, I can see some potential since these have hostless MIDI I/O and you'd get a nifty little synth thrown in. But the absence of pitch ben...
by shamann
Thu Apr 16, 2015 3:15 pm
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: innovative audio research?
Replies: 4
Views: 354

Klipspringer wrote:I got the CCRMA acronym but what's a GRM?
Institut National Audiovisuel, Groupe de Recherches Musicales
by shamann
Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:38 pm
Forum: Music Software
Topic: Antares Infinity DSP Looper: any modern alternatives?
Replies: 7
Views: 2386

I'm not sure if it's a perfect match to the Antares Looper, but you could check out Soundhack's +pvocloop. Comes in the pvoc bundle:

http://www.soundhack.com/pvoc/
by shamann
Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:35 pm
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: Recommend some drone/ambient artists
Replies: 158
Views: 12204

They still have a buy button here:

http://www.dragcity.com/products/what-3

No idea if it is actually in stock, though. I picked it up when the reissue first came out, years ago now.
by shamann
Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:42 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: BBC's The Shape of Things That Hum
Replies: 8
Views: 651

Re: The Shape of Things That Hum

Lol, seriously, they are like the British equivalent of Beavis and Butthead :lol: Yeah, pretty much. They come across as near braindead. Not sure why they even approached someone from Q for the show, considering the magazine spent ten years doing little more than professing their love of Oasis and ...
by shamann
Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:19 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: BBC's The Shape of Things That Hum
Replies: 8
Views: 651

BBC's The Shape of Things That Hum

Has this ever been posted here? I couldn't find it through searching. A BBC program on classic electronic music gear, one of the best of its kind (although don't put much stock in the comments from the two music journalists in this one, they seem wholly unqualified to comment). [video]http://www.you...
by shamann
Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:27 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Buchla as FX module??
Replies: 15
Views: 915

That's pretty cool.

Although it bears pointing out that Kyma isn't really a software solution given that it's dependent upon a specific hardware engine.
by shamann
Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:03 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Buchla as FX module??
Replies: 15
Views: 915

Well what kind of software gets close to a 296e? I've only a basic understanding of the 296e, but it strikes me some of Virsyn's software is the closest match: http://www.virsyn.de/en/E_Products/E_BARK/e_bark.html http://www.virsyn.de/en/E_Products/E_MATRIX/e_matrix.html The trouble with getting a ...
by shamann
Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: buying elektron secondhand, a warning
Replies: 56
Views: 9069

Are you able to get the receipt from the original buyer? Might be as simple as them sending you a purchase confirmation email.
by shamann
Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:50 pm
Forum: Music Software
Topic: Sound Forge finally for Mac!!!!
Replies: 35
Views: 2551

I still use it on Windows. Does reinvented for the Mac mean that the changes apparent in these videos won't be coming to the Windows version?
by shamann
Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:19 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: CV Generating software
Replies: 7
Views: 576

Vaz can send signals that can be used as CV, yes, but your audio interface has to be able to output DC for it to work. If the outputs aren't DC-coupled on your interface, it won't work.
by shamann
Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:32 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: CV Generating software
Replies: 7
Views: 576

Vaz Modular can, it's even conveniently arrayed like a modular synth would be.

I assume any of the modular programming environments should have no problem with it: Max/MSP, Bidule, PD.
by shamann
Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:13 pm
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: What is a good drone?
Replies: 86
Views: 7460

Drones are perfectly fine as a structural component of a piece but not the end all. I think you're cutting off the nose to spite the face. Just because a lot of people are lazy and use drones as a crutch doesn't mean drones can't be the focus of a composition. Some people use all manner of devices ...
by shamann
Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:02 pm
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: What is a good drone?
Replies: 86
Views: 7460

What is a good drone? I've been thinking about this question since last night, and can't come up with a straightforward answer. Drone is just one way to approach music, and the difficulty in answering what makes a good drone is the same that occurs when asking what makes a good song. I think good m...
by shamann
Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:37 pm
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: ELP - Good or Bad?
Replies: 61
Views: 3067

I can hardly stand to listen to King Crimson anymore, either. I used to think that Robert Fripp was the bee's knees, but his stuff just sounds musically bereft to me now. I can't stand King Crimson either. Not as much as I dislike ELP, but close. Fripp is less of the issue for me than the singers. ...
by shamann
Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:46 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Why are Buchla / Serge *so* expensive?!?
Replies: 184
Views: 13271

... as every discussion of Serge here seems to bring out the argumentative in us. This is the real question. This doesn't happen with Buchla. Why? Maybe it's a form of moral panic? There's a lot of ambiguity to STS's public profile and business model, it's unlike most other music electronics manufa...
by shamann
Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:23 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Why are Buchla / Serge *so* expensive?!?
Replies: 184
Views: 13271

b3nsf wrote:
shamann wrote: VCF: Toppobrillo Filter $240
but that's not a "pingable" filter like the serge.....
Are you sure it isn't? I just did a search, this guy seems to suggest it is. Doesn't have a dedicated trigger in, but as long as the input isn't DC-coupled, that should be the same net result, no?
by shamann
Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:12 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Why are Buchla / Serge *so* expensive?!?
Replies: 184
Views: 13271

I'm sure one of them is pingable and is less than $2000 2000$ for a serge filter? that's inaccurate. Not what I meant. My list of modules was $2000 less than the Animoo price, so if I took out the Toppo filter for something pingable, I'm sure it'll still be less. Although that said, I'm not sure if...
by shamann
Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:08 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Why are Buchla / Serge *so* expensive?!?
Replies: 184
Views: 13271

AntManBee wrote:I see your point and it's well-made, but I think it's mistaken rather than disengenuous of me to have thought that there was a function-to-function price equivalence between euro & Serge.
Sorry, I didn't mean to suggest you were being malicious or anything of the sort. Mistaken it is.
by shamann
Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:59 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Why are Buchla / Serge *so* expensive?!?
Replies: 184
Views: 13271

VCF: Toppobrillo Filter $240 but that's not a "pingable" filter like the serge..... I just picked a multimode VCF. There are over 60 VCFs listed in the Euro database, I'm sure one of them is pingable and is less than $2000. But function matching isn't the same as an exact replica, so I'm not saying...

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