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While I consider myself a good drum programmer and I have spent a lot of time making good programming the past, these days are gone forever, since I have realized it is impossible to get the human flow in the music with programming and it is just a big waste of time, I prefer to use drumpads.  But A lot of times when I play guitar I play beatbox (emulating drum rythms with my mouth). For me I find this the superior way for me to generate the natural human flow with the music which is very hard to to do in non real time, a lot easier to record both rhythm and guitars at the same time for me.

So what ways do you recommend for me to trigger my drum samples ? Should I use some kind of trigger mic or use an usual micrphone and use some plug ?  what way is the best ?  I use Toontrack Superior Drummer 2.0

I use some beatbox in this recording with the guitar.  The big advantage here is as I said that both rythm and guitar is done in real time.  Works in VLC player

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: What synths did O÷phoi used?
« on: May 12, 2014, 09:59:27 AM »
he also used Orville and h8000fw in the end I remember. He was quite overwhelmed by the h8000fw reverbs  I remember from his old posts.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Backup?
« on: May 11, 2014, 06:47:33 AM »
Also I have been thinking about backupping final mixes to some cloud service maybe.. it can be good to have an  external backup, in case of a fire or something. As always with Cloud service it is recommended to encrypt your data if you do not trust the NSA.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: What synths did O÷phoi used?
« on: May 10, 2014, 09:10:48 PM »
I am pretty sure he did use Oberheim too..
Maybe go thru his old posts on the forum, he was quite active on this forum, I am sure he did mention the synths he did use.

look at the dealer list ?
It is kind of easy to find..

You need to look into more analogue boxes :)
What it looks like have nothing to do with the sonic quality.

the Nice DI have the exact same output stage found in the Nicerizer.
These are well built boxes.

What about this one:

I am have not knowledge about it really.. but all I can say is my extensive research did all lead to phonix audio.
It is the versatility that is unique and the pricing point with them. They can sound like solid state amp (non coloured) but also like a mix between a tube amp and Neve.. that mix turn out to be a very satisfying experience..
Please feel free to read about the phonix audio's will see the pattern...I have yet not found any negative post about their products..  Their Nice DI product is the chepeast way to get the phonix audio sound.. it can also be used as a stereo summurizing mixer 

It will work very good on keyboards and guitar

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Handmade synthesizers
« on: May 09, 2014, 03:17:02 PM »
It's a sort of tone generator. It's hand made by this guy:

pretty cool..I will look into his stuff..

not expensive either.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Handmade synthesizers
« on: May 09, 2014, 02:54:26 PM »
looks cool..and fun..

the red stuff in the second video that is some kind of controller ?

Can you recommend a pre amp with those characteristics? Thanks. they do great products and very good value for the money.. and affordable...
especially if you go with their one channel solutions even though the multiple channels have a better price per channel...

in the analogue world  it might not be the price that makes the difference but a certain colour.. so there is cheaper solutions out there for sure..adding it on digital synths adding analogue colour and characteristics into the chain can make  big improvement can be made even with the cheapest analogue solutions since it often outbeat the most sophisticated VA emulations.

My opinion is that many lifeless and medicore synths out there could had been wonderful with a really great analogue output stage and pre amp to transform the signal.. and it is especially when you drive the signal hard on the pre amp you get good results.. gives the sound more power and interesting harmonics to the sound which is often lacks in digital synths which sounds very linear and non organic.

A bit off-topic but why did you sold the Xpander?

In all honesty It did not meet my expectations, I am sure I would be more impressed with the matrix 12.
I still miss the Xpander but it was not worth it for me, it was also a ticking time bomb that could collapse any minute... with a lot of sound processing the source gets less and less important you can compensate it with processing to make it to have some of the same characteristics...  the Xpander would be nice to have but it was not what I thought it would be and what it is for steve roach..for steve it seem that the Xpanders are the only synth in this universe.. I also can get analogue characteristics  if I run it thru a pre amp and such.. so many ways to improve and shape the signal of any synth..

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Backup?
« on: May 08, 2014, 10:50:49 AM »
I have my recordings on a usb stick as backup. And on multiple hdds in case some hdd crash.
I have learned my lesson, to many times I have lost a lot of my music..there is no worse feeling when you loose some works you have been working really hard on and that is not able to do again.. But my hdds are usually a total mess so with that said often I forget to keep doublets of the files.

one short thing I want to add is that I think atleast Bricasti Claim that their is not enough CPU power to run their algoritms cause the dsp chips are very good at those instructions they are designed to do.. I think Bricasti is one of its kind though and that most other reverbs can run on x86 processor.

the sound might be clean with vst/au but not as clear as hardware.

Why I said vst was cleaner was that PCM 70 have no digital output so there is DA conversion going on which colour the sound a lot.

 comparing digital and software is no difference it is all about the algorithms. but there is no    
coincidence that the best hardware reverbs are usually hardware, is mostly to protect financial interests and their algorithms from pirates it is actually a good method, it works like a dongle since you can pirate copy hardware. Lexicon probably regret they released their algorithms as software.. it might put the whole company in bankruptcy, I do not see much future in that company unfortunately, their algorithms are still based on 30 years old algorithms that is slightly refined only, so it is mainly their legacy that has been keeping them alive.  I really wonder if they will release another high end product or just focus on the budget market from now on.

I must say that I'm really happy with the results of the Valhalla and Audio Damage EOS VST's. I also own a outboard lexicon pcm 70, and to be honest I prefer the vst's...

They are really clean with low cpu usage, I can put different settings in a bunch of tracks and listen everything live.

I'll probably use the lexicon with a vintage analog synth, like a roland juno 60 or similar.

I will use them for sure, until I develop a more refined taste like you, but I don't see myself spending 5k on an eventide in the next 5 years, even though I have budget.

Your tests sound good.

You will notice that most software plugins might be cleaner, since the converters are quite nousey and color the sound a lot, for a lot of people this effect is a highly desirable  one, it is a "vintage reverb" not a clean sounding reverb.  You can get the PCM 91 kind of cheap too which are up to todays starts..and are almost as clean... that is the reverb that Steve Roach has been using for a lot of his best albums during 90s and probably very long after that.. not what he use now day..but I am pretty sure he is not using the same reverb anymore (I prefer his sound he had a few years ago)

Thanks guys for lsitening in, I hope you enjoyed it.

I think I only heard the last song, but I think it was a quite long one, sounded good!
Nice to hear your voice at the end of the album!

It sounds great Loren!

I agree!  Lorens drones never disappoint

I am tuned in I am too ;)

It is on right now so you tell me.  ;D

I am listening now! :)

when is it swedish time ? :)

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