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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Help?! My new Lexicon PCM 81
« on: July 05, 2012, 01:05:13 PM »
OK guys, I just purchased a used Lexicon PCM 81 about a month ago.  I've been trying to find some info on the net about what algorithms/settings/parameters to use for ambient music.  Not much luck as usual.  Here's what I have found so far...  The Concert Hall algorithm is great for ambient because of the modulated reverb, although I don't know much about tweaking it to get the sound that I'm looking for.  The Pitch algorithms are fairly obvious, although I need practice with using them.  The Resonant algorithms, I have NO clue how to use.  So basically I'm asking for tips and tricks for Concert Hall and the Pitch algorithms and pretty much a complete education for the Resonant algorithms.  If anyone has any personal knowledge or internet resources that they can point me to, it would be highly appreciated.  The sound that I'm trying to achieve is the Steve Roach sound for synth and the Jeff Pearce sound for guitar.  Have I overlooked any other algorithms that are useful for ambient?

John Marshall

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Ambient Effects Tips
« on: March 23, 2011, 09:32:22 PM »
Anyone out there have any good suggestions on how to use LFO or something similar to get a "rolling" effect for synth?  Looking for something similar to the rolling pads on Steve Roach's work.  Also, what effects work best for this when combined with LFO's?  Until now, I have only worked with LFO's to control filters and such.  Any other advice on unusual effects for ambient music is also welcome.

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