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I use mogami cables mostly.. clocking cable I use klotz with Nutrik connectors..

If you want a really good deal in EU who do all mogami cables including AES snake cables let me know..there is a site in UK who sell them.. (to find mogami in EU is a problem besides the most popular microphone cables)

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: DACs
« on: June 21, 2014, 02:02:12 PM »
it pretty much sums up mu impression with the Source as well.. but as all the things in the world all is relative and after I tried The Antelope Eclipse DAC I did experience similar "bump" in clarity and quality. But not really fair to compare because the price. I am really interested to try the Avocet.. I guess if you have that one you have probably the best "reference" DAC...that is trusted by a lot of people in the studio world..  I bought my Eclipse mainly cause I got a 40% discount  it also is an AD/DA converter which made it possible for me to sell my Lynx Aurora to replace with the Eclipse so yeah including the discount and that I could sell the source and the aurora it was a really good deal for me..

And those meters is easy to get used I do not want to be without it for sure..and the headphone amp is really good.. but as I have said earlier I would never have bought it if it wasn't for the 1 week special black friday discount.
The full price is simply to insane..  I would had perhaps got the Antelope orion and the Avocet then instead.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Eventide UltraChannel for FREE
« on: June 15, 2014, 12:36:43 PM »
all this ilok hassle makes them loose customers for sure.. I understand they want to protect their intellectual property but when people buy a product they do not want have the hassle when the pirate version are more hassle free.
Eventide has been spared from Piracy but I mean in general..  I remeber when cubase got cracked some years ago, I do not remember how many % of the code that was just pure ilok code...but I remember it was a quite big amount of the total code, so it is simple to assume it will affect performance.. Well I really do not like that the pirates gets actually a better and more hassle free version then If I fork out my cash and buy it..

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Eventide UltraChannel for FREE
« on: June 15, 2014, 07:47:03 AM »
Ta for the iLok info fellers, but I'II give it a miss. I don't see why I would need an account with them for a free plugin and I don't know how activating an offline installation might work.

I try to keep my computers 'clean' and dislike invasive programs that install stuff all over the place, I recently downloaded a trial of a video editing programming by Magix recently and I couldn't believe all the crap it left behind - after being uninstalled correctly !

I do not like Ilok you say it feels the system with crap all over the place.. this program is good to uninstall left overs and registry keys etc.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: DACs
« on: June 03, 2014, 01:16:11 PM »

let us know what you think about it later..

Note - The angular mod looks great for the studio but will make a hard-to-transport instrument even-harder-to-transport if you plan to gig with it. A fellow used to bring a regular one to play at the PiNG sometimes and it was always a tricky logistical matter for him because it's large and heavy. Probably better than a CS-80 though!

I think this is an an compromise he is willing to take to get this moog style A6 monster!
I wish more synths was released in this moog style just look so good and inspiring.. also
 a lot more comfortable to use the knobs when they are in this format you do not have to tilt you head so much down.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: May 31, 2014, 11:05:59 AM »

maybe about 675 dollars is reasonable ? you can maybe find some handy friend who can do it a lot cheaper, it is not really a very complex engagement from what I understand. You just need to get the dimensions correct and that is it. and you need some wood material and lack finish.
it is a days job..  but if you know what are doing it should be a few hours job.
It is the grind and make the wood finish that will take time. And make some cover for the circuit board.
However the second hand value will jump of the roof so again it is a safe investment you will get the money back many times... cause your synth will suddenly get even more rare (mod). 

The panel is the same (function wise) but it has a dark blue design instead the techno rave silver shit design of the regular one :)

Check the photo it's the one he's selling.

I agree with you, the dark blue looks a lot better..
I would say it is a safe investment it would be no problem to get the money back or more if you want to sell it or does not meet your expectations.

I'm thinking of buying it, also because it's a special version made with a custom panel made by Axel Hartmann:

I think it's a better investment than the regular one:

If you really like the sound go for is really good for ambient music..and if you use external effect processing the horizon is quite endless.. if you use the internal effects which is btw good you will have the typical "A6" sound.

This gives me an orgasm..

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: DACs
« on: May 31, 2014, 07:29:00 AM »
That was the one I was inclined to. Thanks.

Headphone amp is quite good too..well I doubt you will be disappointed..

the Andromeda is not for any one.. it has a certain sound if you really like it realize you will not get that type of sound any where else fork out the cash.. I guess the price will only increase..since Alesis seem to have no intentions of releasing it again.. TO get the best idea how the andromeda sound get the later phase of syndromeda album from 2008 and forward he use the andromeda a lot and there is a no problem to hear when the it is the andromeda in the music since it has a quite special sound..

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: DACs
« on: May 25, 2014, 03:36:17 PM »
the source is good.. it will match your speakers..

I made one more guitar improv recording with beatbox drums for demonstrational purpose

 (almost every recording I have done in the last 10 years have been improvisations)

I really looking forward to record this kind of music I have been wanting to do for so many years..but things are taking form..
I need to get the trigger stuff fixed..and some drumpads avoid drum programming..  Also a electric bass guitar.
Also a micrphone to record this "ghost like whispering" vocals.

Also.. I am trying to learn more about midi guitars... since I now have good effect processor it is possible I can get good electronic atmosphere sounds with the guitar with need a midi mic ..would feel more natural for me to record on the guitar then on the keyboard.. also easier to express yourself with emotion on the guitar for me..

btw I saw my video have a strange 3gp format, it works in VLC I know.. if you do not have a codec pack installed.

Very interesting question, for which I suspect I am wholly unable to give any specific advice.

But I love the question and was wondering how you see (hear) what you are triggering - the range of sounds the human vocal apparatus can create is really huge - would you be triggering one sound or trying to trigger a range of sounds?

yes I understand what you mean, the range can be huge, but in my case, I am just want to trigger bass and snare drum, to get the basic rhytm flow structure adding hihats and cymbals is a lot less time consuming job and I can add a drum pad to add that afterwards, the most important part is the bassdrum and snare.

It probably exist hardware boxes that translate sound to midi signals, maybe you can sett a certain frequency range for the bass drum and a higher frequency range for the snare... it should also recognize velocity.
It probably exist plugs that do it...

Would also love more about midi guitar and how to trigger samples like this.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: What synths did O÷phoi used?
« on: May 16, 2014, 12:57:15 PM »
:) All has been said!

Just one point: For a better understanding of my last post, it may be helpful to check all your post previously made here. Remember, Google will not forget  ;)


yes you are right all has been said many times. We obviously have totally different perspectives. It is fine by me honestly. What I do not like is that you interfere in with other methods, I find it disrespectful, I have respect for all methods, I think your post about Oophoi was disrespectful since you criticize his artistic process and methodology.
I strongly believe there is no right and wrong methodology so I do not like your "macho" attitude about it, it shows disrespect to other artists.  All artists use their own methodology and creative process  I think it is low by you to disrespect other artists methods and creative process.  If Gigi was alive I doubt you posted such post, but I think it is even more low to post it now. He might not be a technical mastermind or pop producer but he was a sonic painter mastermind.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: What synths did O÷phoi used?
« on: May 16, 2014, 12:25:18 PM »
Quote from: Ekstasis

I do not find the the "technical perspective" is valid, it is the music and it's energies that count not the process he used or he if he did use a non correct (if that exist) technical method.

Hearing this from the person who┤s praising here all the time "clear chain", "best sound quality", "best converters", "clean reverb tail" etc makes it a bit funny for me  ;D


So you really care about the process when you put on your headphones and listen to the music ?
it is the final output that matters not the technical aspect of the creating process, there is no right and wrong for a creative artist.
I see music from a artistic perspective not from a technical point of view it is what meets my ears that is the essence.
I think you confuse the creating process with the actual listening experience.

I do not like the "schooled/trained producer"  methodology, who says that music must be as loud as possible and always to use compressors since that is what the school book tell you,  for me it should be about turn of the lights and let your ears  and non intellectual sense guide your artistic decisions. I despise all this schooled and trained producer people who are here to say what is write and wrong, they are not good artists rules are made to be broken. 

The argument of using best converters, revervbs and all other aspect of the sound chain is it will give you better control, I think I have explained the concept many times already.  I find about funny that you do not understand that simple concept.
I want to shape the sound according to my own sense, if I want very clean sound I can do that if I want very dirty and lofi sound I can get that, it gives you artistic freedom. If I was stuck with a behringer Reverb it would be a limiting factor for me, since all my music would sound like a behringer reverb, just one example, since you are an artist I should not need to tell you.
  All to its own, use whatever method and concept that fits you best and I use mine, and I strongly like Opphois methodology so full respect to him...

Think what you want about Oophois methods I think his music is superior to most ambient as I said he is in the top 5 for me..
I especially like Signals from the Great beyond...

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: What synths did O÷phoi used?
« on: May 16, 2014, 10:49:01 AM »
I really enjoy listening to his works, unfortunately I can't find any info about what gear did he used.

I see a Fizmo, Korg Z1, Waldorf Q and a Korg MS 2000 in his most famous photo and a bunch of dat machines?

I know some artists here collaborated with him, so maybe you know more than I do :)

Just want to say (as moderator), that Tomas' response seems quite relevant to this initial question.
Lets not get into personal wrangling.  Be cool   8)

If Gigi was alive and did read the post about his " technical incompetence" I am sure he would see it as a personal attack...
Anyway he have no chance to defend himself... I do not find the the "technical perspective" is valid, it is the music and it's energies that count not the process he used or he if he did use a non correct (if that exist) technical method.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Anyone here with suggestions?
« on: May 15, 2014, 03:26:07 PM »
sounds like an XLR snake cable could be a solution ?


Link please!

Remember I need the full stereo signal on 2 outputs parallel!


there you go..there exist cheaper alternatives. Klotz is good for its price usually here in EU.

This cable have in and outs which is very good in general for doing different signal chains in the studio..

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