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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« on: Today at 07:22:31 PM »
In that last photo my friend sat on a stool and used his phone to take a panoramic shot of the studio, that's what its all stretched out.

I can imagine the new OB synth will take its place soon ?

You mean in place of the P12? No way, I like it too much, it's different enough from all the other stuff I own that I find it useful. I might get a desktop OB6 and put it off to the side if they decide to make one.

Alright I thought you where not able to resist the new OB :)
I know I really want one. I really hope they will collaborate more and release more synths like this.

The dream machine would of course be a matrix 12 but re designed with more mordern interface and easier to control and ultimate also
software integration

Grab the pdf manual from the Korg site.

Thanks I must admit I do not like to read manuals.. in some cases I am forced to do it..
to get my H8000FW was kinda hard..getting routing right..for this unit I definitely need to read the manual.
but for a synth..I think you should not need to read a manual.

Anyway I will most likely buy it this month I think.. if my purchaes goes thru if I am lucky (have a bad credit score at the moment)

No, one sequence. But you can record knob movements into the sequence, which makes it special.

Ok that is little bit disspointing you need atleast 2 sequencers patterns for berlin school :(
I almost took it for granted that it two layers for such mordern synth
And there is enough oscillators for it.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« on: Yesterday at 10:09:24 PM »
In that last photo my friend sat on a stool and used his phone to take a panoramic shot of the studio, that's what its all stretched out.

I can imagine the new OB synth will take its place soon ?

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« on: Yesterday at 10:05:05 PM »
Korg Minilogue - this little synth has really grown on me for its sound and versatility.

I route it into my daw and feed its mono signal into a stereo generator to get some separation and widening.
Then add varying degrees of reverb depending what I'm after.

It's sounding really good !

Yes I can imagine in my head how it sounds with my effects and reverb.
It will sound good, I have also never had an analouge sequencer before.
Since I like Berlin school I am excited to experiment some with that.

Can you use 2 sequences at the same time  ?

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« on: Yesterday at 08:31:35 PM »
I will eventually jump on the train too..

I just have low cash inflow now and a lot of debt but atleast I must buy the Korg minilouge to begin with so I can atleast get some enjoyment this year.
And perhaps a new midi keyboard and thats it for 2016.

I was little disspointed at the new M audio midi keyboard showed on NAMM I might just buy the AKAI advance instead

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« on: Yesterday at 12:25:22 PM »
the oscilloscope looks sexy :)

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« on: February 10, 2016, 05:59:26 PM »
the prophet looks veeeery long the image be dragged out right ? :)

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« on: February 10, 2016, 02:01:38 PM »
your synth rack with your prophet and all the sound modules it looks inspiring to me.
You everything kind of compact and kind of reachable while playing.

The only downside is that you speakers when infront your synth comes from the right.
That HP printer on top looks very hot lol

I spot that Alesis Theremin

Sound is more 'pretty' than gutsy. Generally bright. But is very flexible, easy to use and get useful new sounds from.
Nice layout. Lots of controls. Immediate.
The recordable sequencer is great. Knobs are solid. Little oscilloscope is very handy.
Keyboard small and toy-like, but playable.
Metal top, but plastic base. The thing is light weight.

yes but the character can be changed a lot with sound processing the most important is you have an analogue signal to work with in the beginning
which gives a a lot more complex signal then what software OSCs can create can create... to make it sound more warm or dirty analogue you just run it thru some other gear or software like digital slate VVCs.  With that said I wish it was more powerful sounding but when you add compressor and all that it will sound more powerful.

It is so nice to see that analogue synths seem to blooming again..

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Video interview with Robert Rich
« on: February 05, 2016, 01:46:46 PM »


One complaint I have about the Minilogue is that we have a two osc, 4 voice synth that is not stereo.
No panning. Mono main out.

Well for this price range.. we can't expect everything but I am very sure the will release a follw upp this one, these is still more space for knobs etc.. on the front panel so more functions could be implemented for sure.. For being an anouge synth it has this modern surgical sound too me, but still sound very analouge.. and when I add my effect chain it is really then this instrument will transform to a complete new synth.
Without effect it sounds just like a toy.. it is like playing an unamplified electric guitar.

I will buy this within a few months I hope.. will look perfect on my desk

That Got me thinking how much does the KORG ARP ODYSSEY cost these days.. ?

Anyway I will start with minilouge...
It will be my second analouge synth after the Oberheim Xpander which I sold cause I felt like it was
a ticking bomb that could break down any moment and loos all the monetary value I invested.

it is clear to me after watching this movie that the 1978 version still sounds superior.
I think it is funny after all these years they can't manage to get it sound better.

It just sounds like a pretty straightforward gain-staging issue, yes the distortion is pretty prominent !

As Scott says, a compressor is generally a good option.

Yes Gain Staging is the technological term of my problem.
From what I know the golden rule with gain staging is that you divide the total amount of DB with all the points in the audio chain.

I find it really hard as I said the reverbs and delays buils up huge mointains of sound energy like plus 18db or so, I really like this euphoric sound but it start to click.. when it start to sound very good..I can see on my eclipse meters that it is only "peaks" that reach that over loads

I am just eager to know how people and effect junkies with really long reverb solve this..

I'll be buying one.

me too most likely :)
Especially if it drops a little in price
and especially if I see it second hand :)

I am just eager to hear how it sounds with some high end effects.

EDIT: Found some clip with reverb added

I have none of your gear so I can only offer generalities:

What do your meters show you? Into the red or yellow when the clicks occur?

Traditionally guitarists use compression to keep their levels boosted. An option.

Another option is a good brickwall limiter with a ceiling just below zero, so you can keep your levels high.

Does the H3000 has an input limiter option?

the singal does overload when it comes into my computer.

it depends on a lot of hard I play on the guitar.
I use no compression I trying to be little careful of that I really like the idea that I can play very dynamic hard and sotft.

The problem is that my reverbs and effects add like 18 DB of the sound. which means I need to lower the signal too way too low levels I hope you understand my problem now

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / korg minilogue how many are going to buy it ?
« on: February 03, 2016, 03:49:27 PM »
korg minilogue has a low price.. and I can only imagine the second hand value of this one..
I really want one on my desk right looks fun..and asalways it is when you add the effects you really
can really make magic with this should own every software synth at atleast..

This one will become a huge big seller because of the price and small form factor..and
we can expect more copy casts of similar products soon from more of the bigger companies.

I agree about Max..he is really good..his stuff is not as multi layered compared to roach that is the main differnece so it is little bit more "simple" and not as

Early Vir Unis is very high level the albums "the drift inside" and "Aeonian Glow"

Amir Baghiri is always very high level when it comes to pure production
it is with par with steve roach for sure. his 3CD album "rooms" is probably the best one.

I going to assume your levels aren't in the red when this happens.

Maybe dirty pots, sliders, or 1/4" connectors?

Is it possible you have out of control frequencies (< 20Hz) causing something in your chain to overload and distort? Try a high-pass at 100Hz as a test and see if the problem persists.

I almost sure it is digital nature, if I play very soft on the guitar there is no clicks only when I play louder..using big long reverbs plus delays make it hard to control the volume cause the processing in its own adds many decibel to the original sound signal, and I can't lower the source signa too much then the guitar sounds now good, sounds very weak then. Hard to find the balance.

I just wondering how people usually manage to volume here..

My eventide has two processors, I have set the processor A to minus 4DB  sure I can lower the signal a lot more, but it ends up sounding really bad not big sounding anymore.

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