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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« on: Yesterday at 07:27:51 AM »
Yes, I read about the Audio Damage Eos Reverb -- 
a $45 reverb plugin (a nice one too), becomes a $500 eurorack module !!!   :o

Compare that to Behringer coming out with a complete 3 osc Model D synth clone in eurorack format for around $400.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« on: April 20, 2017, 09:27:59 AM »
That is a gorgeous looking box of tricks you have there, Julio.  8)

I sense that eurorack is becoming more and more digital.

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I upgraded from 5 to 6, basically to run Blocks and the newer things in the user library.
No regrets. Blocks is crazy stuff, and fun to investigate.

Sounds tempting.  I have Komplete 10, so the upgrade to 11 would be essentially the same price as the upgrade to Reaktor 6, which makes it almost a no-brainer.  But I've been thinking about Omnisphere, too.  So many choices...

Forrest

Forrest.   Form is a mighty fine synth.  Worth considering.
Upgrading to Reaktor 6 and getting Form is the same as ugrading to Komplete 11, which gets you a few other things too.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: April 06, 2017, 05:38:44 PM »
I've been listening to fair bit of Deru recently, and really enjoying it.
On Bandcamp:

http://musicstore.deru.la/music

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: April 06, 2017, 05:36:30 PM »
Having a listen,and that does sound very nice indeed.
Thanks Chris.

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I do think a synth ought to sound good in itself, not be reliant on external effects to be appealing.
Almost any sound can be cool if fed through good effects ... look what the NI synth Form can do with a simple bell !!

I have a Waldorf Micro Q ... its the only synth I have that I don't like. Or use.
I should just throw it away.  :(

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Hahaha ... yep gear is gear.
Hardware or software. Most hardware is just software on a chip in a shiny box with knobs, much
as a computer is when you have a midi controller with it.

Wouldn't have been a bad idea to have two threads though, one just for hardware, another for software.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: TC Electronics' reverbs
« on: April 04, 2017, 06:16:06 PM »
I have an M300. Its permanently on the output of my Korg Radius.
Inexpensive, but clean and useful. Does a whole variety of effects.
Bargain unit.

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Pete :  Reaktor 6 is all about Blocks. That is the big factory library addition.

And blocks is all about creating eurorack-like modular environments ... and all the crazy stuff that opens up. It is oriented to the experimental. But can be tamed.

Try the Quadropolis ensemble and its various snapshots. Lot of excellent sounds. You do need the clock running for that.

From the user library try downloading Antique ... its worth the $99 itself. It's a more normal sounding synth based on Monarch-style modules. I think it has a wonderful and very usable sound for electro-ambient. Has lots of excellent snapshots.



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Forrest:  I'd have thought that upgrading just Reaktor to v.6 would be a lot cheaper than upgrading to Komplete 11.
Think I paid $99. 

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I upgraded from 5 to 6, basically to run Blocks and the newer things in the user library.
No regrets. Blocks is crazy stuff, and fun to investigate.

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Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Now Reading, pt 2
« on: March 18, 2017, 05:04:39 PM »
Jana. Bought "The Shadow of the Wind" today.  I know I am going to enjoy this.  :)

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Upgraded my signal chain recently to a Phoenix Audio pre amp.....I have run all my synths through mic pre's since around 2007 and my studio has been balance since then.  Having the Eq is really nice though I tend to over do it just because it makes the pre's sing.  Its a bit strange to me as the low frequencies are on the right side and high on the left.  This is the first external hardware Eq I've had so what do I know ;D...think it may have something to do with the much revered Neve 1073 pre amp that a good deal of manufactures are inspired to recreate and harness its sonic virtues



Julio ... you just paid a lot of money for a half-empty box !!   ;)

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I fullfilled me another long time dream this year: A professional audio interface, the RME Fireface 802.



I will post a photo of my new studio devices (now integrated in a 3U rack) soon ;)
Hope you are doing well with the RME ... wish I had one of them !   Excellent.

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Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Now Reading, pt 2
« on: March 18, 2017, 11:50:47 AM »
The Labyrinth of Spirits by Carlos Ruiz Zafón



...the fourth and final book in the Cemetery of Forgotten Books series.

Looks like a very fine series, I'm off to fine the first volume.  Thanks!

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The Make Noise  0-Coast


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Thanks again, Jana. Your comments are so very much appreciated.

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Thank you very much for the comments, Jana. Greatly appreciated.

The final track, In Memorium, is a special one for me.

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Very glad to hear it, cvac. Thanks !

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Pleased to present my latest work. Available on Bandcamp:



Fictions and Poetics: Intersections
.........................................................................................

Third in the series of Poetics and Fictions releases.
Further explorations into the intersection of ambient, experimental, and minimalism. 

The download version is available here on Bandcamp --- > Intersections
It's the place to listen to the album.


Please do have a listen.
Comments always very welcome.

Enjoy !

APK

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