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As the frugal musician that I am, I use Hosa cables.  :-[

I'm even more frugal, I make my own.  ;D  I use Belden cable with Neutrik connectors, it's pretty cheap if you buy a box of cable and cut them to length. Mogami is fine stuff but over priced and over hyped. As for Hosa, I've been hosed by them too many times.  :P :D Actually I haven't been, but I think they are a bit pricey too for what you get.

Mogami is overpriced yes, but for me they feel like a safe card.. when you buy them you bascially do not need to worry about "cables"  they just do their job...

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: July 08, 2014, 11:11:51 AM »
Very good snippet from upcomming BKS albums (Electronic berlin school masters), very addictive sequencer in this one.  I like the subtle organ sound and the bass sequencer too..

BK&S Teaser Repelen 2014

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: July 02, 2014, 12:47:29 PM »
Abstract Spirit - Schizotherica

I paid about 3500 euro for mine...

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Exponential Audio Reverb Sale!
« on: June 28, 2014, 09:19:33 AM »
I am really looking forward to try his reverbs some time.. it should match lexicon reverbs and probably even beyond that..transpercy should be improved since it is true stereo reverbs unlike lexicon .
We will see how it is for us who like long tails.. I think in long tail music the difference between reverbs are biggest.

Why did you purchase this speakers in the first place? I would buy a pair of barefoots with that money...
They look like a tank.

yes Julio did already said the barefoots are in a different price range.  If you read the reviews of the HG3 you will read what makes them unique is that they are compared to speakers in that price range also but a lot more cheap, and the price has gone down since I bought them also, if you ask me personally I do not see any competition when it comes to of good price value and if you want a high range speaker but do not have the money to buy them.

in the barefoot price range I would probably be more interested in Geithain RL901k.

Anyway I am quite satisied with my HG3, but that is usually until you try something new that is even better..always room for improvements.

Any way, my problems of "oxidation" in the speakers have not been any problem any more,  I have not sent them in for any service they have been running smooth since a long time now...

My regret is that I should had waited maybe 6 months to buy the speakers, I did missintepret the market since they rewivews I thought they would go up in price not go down..that made me to hurry to buy them as fast as I could even before I had other equionment to use them they stood preety much in the cardboard for about 6 months.

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)

Yes mogami are recommended all over the place. Thanks mate, I will bug you about those soon :)

Does anyone knows if using the unbalanced cables from the synths with a balanced patchbay (samson s patch plus) will fu.... things up?


It is true mogami is the religion the most studio people follows however there is also another religion of people saying that cables does not matter... it is up to every one to decide how much you care about the audio signal I decided to buy the mogami.. to buy expensive gears and cheap cables is not logical.

Alright the Dealer in uk is  it is slightly cheaper then  which now also have web store added a webstore recently..  recently however slightly more expensive  also have some of the more popular mogami cables..

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Exponential Audio Reverb Sale!
« on: June 21, 2014, 02:05:24 PM »
PhoenixVerb & R2 Interview w/ Michael Carnes of Exponential Audio

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..

Time traveller

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