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Here's one for you:

http://www.rlmusic.co.uk/rlm3/oberheim-matrix-12/

The price of a car.




Yeah I like Steve Roach a lot.

I have a classic Lexicon PCM-70 in mint condition, it was a great deal. I want to use this reverb unit with an analog synth, I'm still looking for one too, because all my stuff is digital, but unlike you I don't have a problem with digital, so I'm just looking for an analog to complement my setup.


I like both digital and analogue, I think always that hybrid is the best, to get both of best worlds..
 Would love to try the Analogue keys with my effects and setup..I know it will sound totally different from the sound demos..

And regarding Xpander and Matrix 12.. the Matrix 12 is supposed to sound much fatter then the xpander..but the matrix 12 is impossible to find almost.. and if you find it it is always a risky investment since must of these units are living on overtime..  Loren Nerell know this better but I know the PSU is breaking down on many of the units..stay away from the Japanese models they have a higher fail rate.

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Yeah I like Steve Roach a lot.

I have a classic Lexicon PCM-70 in mint condition, it was a great deal. I want to use this reverb unit with an analog synth, I'm still looking for one too, because all my stuff is digital, but unlike you I don't have a problem with digital, so I'm just looking for an analog to complement my setup.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: 2013 Favorite Albums("normal" music)
« on: February 25, 2014, 08:32:21 PM »
If it plays on the radio is not a good sign, except if it's ambient related, we have some of that here in my country, it was magical because it was ambient but theme based, like ex, hey let's make a theme about Franz Kafka and put some ambient that goes well with the ''Process''. Pure awesomeness.

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Or any synth will sound cool with reverb :)

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So a sub 37 with reverb will sound cool.

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Yeah, it's hard to compare those sounds with an xpander. Xpander + Matrix 12 are the f... holy grail of synths for ambient.

My two cents.

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Yeah the moog is paraphonic, but I don't know if that's a problem for drone music making, when pressing a single key is enough. Seems they will release polyphonic SP next years.

The demos of the analog keys aren't good enough to judge the synth capabilities. Would be cool to watch a demo of some pads and some ambient making, instead of some hipster shit.

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How this compares to the new sub phatty? it's the same price range.




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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Reverb Plugin Sound Demos
« on: February 20, 2014, 04:57:08 PM »
It's easy, the more expensive is the best :)

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Help me finishing my ambient setup :)
« on: February 11, 2014, 04:25:55 PM »
Thanks guys, yeah that midas mixer look sick!

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Help me finishing my ambient setup :)
« on: February 10, 2014, 12:43:45 PM »
My main concern with second hand audio gear, is excessive wear, especially when it comes to motorized faders. I don't want to make you feel I'm a nuisance but it's an important investment for years to come, and prefer to make questions now, than to be sorry at a later time.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Help me finishing my ambient setup :)
« on: February 10, 2014, 12:38:23 PM »
I live in Sweden but I buy a lot from Germany cause it is cheaper.

Alright I understand now, but the price difference for the yamaha and the x32 compact is only 200 dollars, considering your threshold  for me the choice would had been easy.

http://www.thomann.de/de/behringer_x_32_compact.htm

well, it exist good solutions with all in one units,  Prism audio have some good products..for instance..but they are expensive... I myself have the Antelope Eclipse, which is basically 3 products in one too..

hmm the DM 1000 doesn't that cost like 6000 EUR ? your budget suddenly changed ?


Behringer is a shit, sorry, I hate that shitty company, please don't recommend me their crap, because I had bad experiences with them in the past.

No, the budget is the same, considering second hand DM 1000 from a studio selling it here.


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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Help me finishing my ambient setup :)
« on: February 10, 2014, 08:37:13 AM »
Thanks again Immersion.

Yes, I have a lot of sources, 6 synths, some with multiple outputs, the scenario is live layered recording.

I live in europe, a second hand andromeda can cost around 3000 euros (USD 4000), here technology is expensive.
So I don't need high end ssl gear, the best output I have is from my Roland V-Synth.

That yamaha costs here around 1980 euros (USD 2700) and yes, for the features it can't be beaten... the only thing that would piss me, is if they release a new product soon.
Yes I want all that functionality, for me it doesn't make sense, to buy 3 pieces of hardware, If I can can buy one that sum the 3 and it's integrated.

And the yamaha DM-1000? a better choice?

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Help me finishing my ambient setup :)
« on: February 09, 2014, 09:13:21 AM »
also, what kind of pre amps are you planing to use both your mics and the xpander needs a pre amp.
Also are you sure about the xpander have you try it or do you own it already ?
sorry if I have not been reading the whole thread...I had the Xpander for a while  I decided to sell it.
It is not the the first thing I would spend the money.. in a new studio.

That mixer have preamps based on some reviews they seem pretty good, again, in that price range.

Well I don't have any analog gear so far, so my first option is the moog sub 37, I want to check the differences against digital VA equipment, i'm making it part of my studies.

Purchasing an Xpander depends on a lot of factors, luck, budget and overall shape of the gear. So let's see if I get an opportunity in the future.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Help me finishing my ambient setup :)
« on: February 09, 2014, 09:05:35 AM »
Thanks for your input Immersion.

I don't have high end sources, so that ssl piece of gear, is out of my budget :)

If you check my synth list, you won't see an andromeda, matrix 12 or a JB solaris.

I would pay 3k for a mixer if it was better than the yamaha 01v96i... But I didn't found one, any tips?

People mention the presonus, but IMO it's not comparable to the yamaha...




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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Help me finishing my ambient setup :)
« on: February 08, 2014, 04:32:46 PM »
Thanks Tomas.

Any good recommendation in the 500 euros price range? 1000 it's a bit steep for a mic.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Help me finishing my ambient setup :)
« on: February 08, 2014, 01:44:12 PM »
Waldorf Q
Waldorf XT

Personally I would hesitate to get either of these today. Those encoders are hard to replace and are starting to fail at this point in time. My personal favorite wavetable/wavesequencing synth is the Korg Wavestation, and they are really cheap right now. Get an EX or AD version.

The wavestation is one of the most used synths, hard to program with few hands-on controls...
I have a good technician with good connections :) Shouldn't be a problem fixing those encoders if I get into trouble.


Moog Sub 37
Oberheim Xpander

Weird combo for ambient. I haven't heard the Sub 37 yet but I wasn't that impressed with the Sub Phatty which was what it is based on. Xpander is a classic but again make sure the encoders are all working well and that the displays are functioning, they don't make those displays anymore. And skip the Japanese version, when I worked at Oberheim we had lots of trouble with them.

Yeah, the american version is the best I'm aware. I can make more combinations, I have 6 synths so far, for even weirder combos. Is there a book of ambient rules? :)


Yamaha 01v96i digital mixer/audio interface/daw control

Yamaha has made some nice digital boards, this is one of their low end ones and is getting a bit long in the tooth. It will work but their are better options out there that do the same thing. Take a look at the presonus studio/live boards.

No the presonus is not a better option, it records @ 48 Khz and doesn't have motorized faders, not sure if the daw connection is any good, besides, this is the latest incarnation of their 01v line, a mature product, not a new one

Yeah it's a cut down version of 02r96 that Robert Rich uses, it uses same components but less features, still, it's the best digital entry mixer I've looked so far, I would consider the presonus a cheap mixer not the yamaha.

Neumann KH 120

Neumann doesn't make monitors, those are Klein + Hummel monitors re-branded when Sennheiser bought them out. On the positive side they are still highly regarded monitors. I've never used them but they get very good reviews.

Thanks for the history lesson.

Headphones:

Beyerdynamic DT-770 Pro 32 Ohm

Their was another thread here recently about headphones, you might want to take a look at that one to see what others have said.

These are good for me, I don't want to spend more on headphones, I'm not mixing with headphones.

FX:

Eventide Eclipse or Valhalla Plugins

Lots of choices here, I don't have any Eventide stuff but I do like them. Valhalla a lot of people love but I've never used them. I already have tons of hardware reverb choices. Yeah I know, not much help here.

Right.


Studio Microphone:

Shure SM57

Is this your only microphone? And what do you plan to record with it? The SM57 has two things going for it, it's cheap and its built like a tank. They sound ok, not great. I would not get this as my one studio mic. If I had to use it in the studio recording you could get away using it on a snare drum or maybe a nasty Fender Twinreverb amp. The only other thing I would use it for is a live concert setting on something not critically important. If you want a cheap mic for the studio that sounds decent I'd go with a Rhode NT2 or something similar. If you have the money an AKG 414 is a pretty good all around mic with multiple patterns.


I'm planning to record singing bowls, sitars and improvised sound sources, like stones, brushes etc, not vocals.


Field Recording:

Roland R-26

Sennheiser MKH 416-P48U3

We have one of those Roland recorders at work and the internal mics in that thing suck. And the Sennheiser, do you really need  a super-cardioid mic for something specific? If you are interested in doing field recording I wouldn't get this, the field is too narrow in my opinion.

Cool and the alternative is?


Daw:

Cubase AI (free license with yamaha 01v96i) or Protools

Free Cubase, well you get what you pay for.  ;D And I don't like Protools, I'm more of a Logic fan, but you have to be mac based then.


I'm pc based, so I will stick with the industry standard protools or cubase for starting.


There, is that helpful?  :D

Meh... :)




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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Help me finishing my ambient setup :)
« on: February 08, 2014, 01:08:39 PM »
Thanks Tomas and Julio.

Yeah the FS1R was recommended to me too, I have to check some youtube videos.

Indeed the Q seems a great option, the TI is a beast I was considering this bad boy:

http://www.perfectcircuitaudio.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/v/i/virus-ti-polar-whiteout-special-edition-1_1.jpg

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Help me finishing my ambient setup :)
« on: February 08, 2014, 09:48:00 AM »
Would you care to share the 'better' advice here ?, it may be of some use to someone else.

Sure:

Synths to complement existing ones:

Wavetable:

Waldorf Q
Waldorf XT

Analog:

Moog Sub 37
Oberheim Xpander

Recording:

Yamaha 01v96i digital mixer/audio interface/daw control

Monitors:

Neumann KH 120

Headphones:

Beyerdynamic DT-770 Pro 32 Ohm

FX:

Eventide Eclipse or Valhalla Plugins

Studio Microphone:

Shure SM57

Field Recording:

Roland R-26

Sennheiser MKH 416-P48U3

Daw:

Cubase AI (free license with yamaha 01v96i) or Protools

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