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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: What synths did O÷phoi used?
« on: May 26, 2014, 03:09:49 PM »
The green one at the top looks like the Elektrix Filter Factory.

Interesting. So he used the Electrix Filter Factory to give an analog flavor to his digital synths? What's the modern equivalent of the Filter Factory? Thx.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: What synths did O÷phoi used?
« on: May 26, 2014, 07:40:05 AM »
Hi Paul, Thanks! That's awesome!

I didn't knew he used the Roland JP-8000, Clavia Nord Lead 1 and Access Virus B.

Can someone identify what are the coloured modules in the rack next to the mixer? And also the one below the Korg MS-2000?

Seems the Fizmo and MS-2000 were his workhorses, because I saw them in other pictures. The Fizmo is capable of some very weird sounds, so it makes sense.

Cheers




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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: DACs
« on: May 26, 2014, 05:14:38 AM »
That was the one I was inclined to. Thanks.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / DACs
« on: May 25, 2014, 03:11:10 PM »
Hi,

I need some advice regarding DACs.

The main purpose is listening to FLACs on my working pc. I'm purchasing a pair of Adams A77X for this.

So my options so far are:

Dangerous Music Source

Benchmark DAC1

SPL Crimson

Grace 902

Let me know what you think.

Cheers




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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: What synths did O÷phoi used?
« on: May 25, 2014, 03:04:34 PM »
Bump!

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I don't use a TV from 5 or 6 years now. I feel much happier without one. I don't watch or care about the news :)

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: What synths did O÷phoi used?
« on: May 19, 2014, 10:43:17 AM »
I'll point Ran Kirlian to this thread and see if he has any thoughts.  He did the last or close to last collab with Gigi.

Tomas - you can just call me John... no need to use my full title.  ;-)

Thanks John!

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: What synths did O÷phoi used?
« on: May 17, 2014, 06:25:37 AM »
In this track you made, there's a very strong hiss that starts at 1:10:

Tomas Weiss - Zeitlos


Can you explain this, I'm a newbie and I want to learn :)

Thanks


Just a few personal notes based on work experiences:

I was working with him on 2 projectsůone was to contribute on a compilation and the other one was about a RMX of a track he did with Klaus Wiese.

He clearly wasn┤t up to date with technology and didm┤t had knowledge of using it correctly. As for the contribution: he finally "adjusted" the track by volume in a weird way by decreasing the volume to approximately -8 db. For the Rmx it was even more complicated as he didn┤t know how to handle file transfer properly. In both cases it ended up that he treated those files within his setup and it ended up to have them re-converted (!) on his mixing setup. I can clearly tell, that the sound of both files in the final result were heavily suffering by wrong technical treatments. Finally the Rmx was never released, as i told him that i can┤t accept the bad technically quality of his treatments he made on the original file.

For the equipment: he did own a lot of synths over the time, but from all of our discussions we had, i clearly felt it wasn┤t a pure believe concerning the options and possible sounds you can create by them..it was much more based on a "gear lust" because it was very easy for him to afford any of them.

I assume most people don┤t like to hear this, but i do believe into balancing things, when someone had the chance to have a closer insight view.

Greetings,
Tomas

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: What synths did O÷phoi used?
« on: May 16, 2014, 07:53:11 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

Greetings,
Tomas

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...


Signals from the great beyond is amazing! Especially 'Lightwaves' and 'Kolenhaar'

In 'Kolenhaar' there is a whip/lash-ish sound with an electric vibe. I don't know if he used a synth for that, or if it's just a mic'ed and processed sound.

'Lightwaves' is just pure bliss. A beautiful landscape filled with flowing particles, bells and this female super-ethereal voice.

So any of the 2 members who worked with him are going to disclose what gear he used? :)




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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: What synths did O÷phoi used?
« on: May 15, 2014, 04:08:21 PM »
Just a few personal notes based on work experiences:

I was working with him on 2 projectsůone was to contribute on a compilation and the other one was about a RMX of a track he did with Klaus Wiese.

He clearly wasn┤t up to date with technology and didm┤t had knowledge of using it correctly. As for the contribution: he finally "adjusted" the track by volume in a weird way by decreasing the volume to approximately -8 db. For the Rmx it was even more complicated as he didn┤t know how to handle file transfer properly. In both cases it ended up that he treated those files within his setup and it ended up to have them re-converted (!) on his mixing setup. I can clearly tell, that the sound of both files in the final result were heavily suffering by wrong technical treatments. Finally the Rmx was never released, as i told him that i can┤t accept the bad technically quality of his treatments he made on the original file.

For the equipment: he did own a lot of synths over the time, but from all of our discussions we had, i clearly felt it wasn┤t a pure believe concerning the options and possible sounds you can create by them..it was much more based on a "gear lust" because it was very easy for him to afford any of them.

I assume most people don┤t like to hear this, but i do believe into balancing things, when someone had the chance to have a closer insight view.

Greetings,
Tomas

I do not how this is relevant at all ?  The only thing that is relevant is his the output not the process. In my book he still rise above most ambient artists and he is in the top 5 for me.  His music had really strong qualities and abilities to dissolve your mind and conciousness and take you to inner places you never been before.

Regarding remixing the file maybe it is about taste,  For me oophoi had a more lo fi vintage sound too, maybe he did want to have that character instead of the first maybe more clean mix.   But I can understand what you mean, but sometimes it is not always what sounds the "Best" that is the best"  to dirty things up and make them sound more lo fi to create and different atmosphere can be desirable.  So using incorrect technical methods in the remixing process can be creative and good.
I use a lot of stuff in my chain which would be considered non-correct according the the school book.

I would love to have heard the final and the original mix and see which I like most, I have a feeling that it is a bout taste..
I am a big fan of Asianova but I can understand that most ambient people just think it sound bad.. for me it sounds amazing..even though very lofi.


For me he's the best ambient artist.

He explored other worlds like no one else. Maybe the fact he knew that the end of his life was near, made him explore ambient  music like no one else. I think it was more than music it was also a fear of the unknown, translated into music.

I don't really care what methods he used, especially how accurate they were. But what tools he used could be interesting.

Some of the most intriguing tracks from him was ''An Ever-Changing Horizon'' and ''The Goddess Chant-Prophecy'' I would love to know what tools he used for that.

Anyway I can only speculate now.








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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: What synths did O÷phoi used?
« on: May 14, 2014, 03:29:09 PM »
He said many times he wasn't a musician or an audio engineer. What is most intriguing, a person with no technical skills in both areas, but still could make such deep ambient. Anyway this is an interesting subject, pure creativity vs making music by the book.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: What synths did O÷phoi used?
« on: May 14, 2014, 07:34:47 AM »
Ok I saw all his posts and not much info besides a jd990, nord modular g2 and korg wavestation. Also he said he was an hardcore synth programmer from scratch, no use of presets.

So his known synth list after some more research (Updated list 27-05-14):

Korg Z1
Novation Supernova II (at some point)
Waldorf Q
Yamaha FS1R
Korg MS 2000 R
Nord Lead 3 Rack
Clavia Nord Lead 1
Access Virus B
Alesis Andromeda?
Korg Trinity
Waldorf XTK
V-Synth XT
Roland JP-8000
Roland JD-990
Roland JD-800
Nord Modular G2
Kawai K5000 S
Ensoniq Fizmo
Dave Smith Polyevolver?
Waldorf Blofeld
Korg Triton?

If anyone can add more to de list I would appreciate :)

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: What synths did O÷phoi used?
« on: May 12, 2014, 04:41:27 AM »
Well I can't point one right now, but I remember listening to some tracks and listening a lot of 'hiss' in the background. Some appear un-layered. This is not a critique is actually interesting because the sound seem more alive and not 'studio made' like he was recording this weird worlds with a microphone on site :)

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: What synths did O÷phoi used?
« on: May 11, 2014, 02:11:08 PM »
Gigi used a lot of different synths over time, he always seemed to be exploring new synths and selling others.

I have his novation supernova rack module - he reset it to factory presets before sending it to me....a pity given events....I too will check any photos or lists he sent me.
Gigi said the novation had been used to record 'Dreams' and 'The Dreaming of Shells' amongst others.

He valued highly the TCM3000 reverb/effects unit.

He also used a particular Sony minidisc with 'huge' range of pitch control......

Thanks.

Robert Rich uses the TCM3000 too. I presume he didn't used computers, because his sound have this low-fi quality that in some tracks is really creepy.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: What synths did O÷phoi used?
« on: May 11, 2014, 02:09:46 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.

Really? I think I saw somewhere a Dave Smith Polyevolver... But he seemed more digital oriented.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: What synths did O÷phoi used?
« on: May 10, 2014, 01:58:29 PM »
That would be cool. Thanks.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / What synths did O÷phoi used?
« on: May 10, 2014, 12:17:24 PM »
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 :)

Rest in Peace.



 

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Who sells this in europe?

It looks deceptively simple inside :)


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What about this one:



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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Handmade synthesizers
« on: May 09, 2014, 03:07:49 PM »
It's a sort of tone generator. It's hand made by this guy:

http://electrolobotomy.blogspot.pt/

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