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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Mini Synth Recommendation
« on: October 10, 2012, 08:16:47 AM »
I just bought a used OP-1  ;D

It's really fun and I'm really enjoying the sounds I can get out of it. On the surface it seems very minimal, but it can actually get quite deep  :)

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Mini Synth Recommendation
« on: October 03, 2012, 05:10:33 PM »
Thanks for the info Modulator & Scott.  I have seen a few of the cool synths for iPad and without being able to demo them was concerned they were more toys then serious instruments.  Not so!

I think the iPad is a seriously fun toy, but then I think my Matrix 12 is too :)

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Mini Synth Recommendation
« on: October 01, 2012, 03:10:44 AM »
The minijack has been fine for me, it's pretty good, but there are proper audio interfaces availble though if you need better quality

Voice count depends on the app, and it varies quite a lot

The iPad probably doesn't make much sense for someone who just wants to play a synth via MIDI, but it's great for someone who wants a self-contained sound maker with lots of cool synths many of which have interesting performance interfaces

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Mini Synth Recommendation
« on: September 28, 2012, 05:35:08 AM »
I would recommend the iPad too, there are some very nice synths (addictive synth, animoog, alchemy, nlog, dxi, magellan, sunrizer, wavegenerator etc) available for it now and also some very interesting experimental/noise/weird stuff (abcdefg, cp1919, impaktor, curtis, photonoise, modaxis, monnix, riscy, toplapapp etc), plus you can get i versions of the MS20, electribe and kaossilator, and that's just a small selection. I've even been sampling my old synths using samplewiz so I can use them anywhere  8)

and if anyone is interested but can't make this date, here's the dates for the whole trip:

Friday 2nd September:
Music With Space - Princeton, NJ [radio show]

Saturday 3rd September:
One Thousand Pulses - Woodcliffe Lake, NJ [concert] 

Sunday 4th September:
The Soundscapes Concert Series - Nazareth, PA [concert]

Wednesday 7th September:
Grim Planetarium, Kutztown, PA [concert and radio broadcast] 

Thursday 8th September:
Galactic Travels radio show - Allentown, PA [radio show]

Friday 9th-Sunday 11th September:
electro-music 2011 Huguenot, NY [concert, collaborations, seminar and radio broadcasts]

Everything and Nothing / Re: What do you love?
« on: July 28, 2011, 06:08:52 AM »
synthesizers - loopers - fx

playing live

exploring the great outdoors


Belgian beer


heavy metal

listened to this last week - nice stuff :)

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Any last-minute 2010 gear purchases?
« on: December 29, 2010, 09:58:43 AM »
I got my Matrix 12 out of storage and am having fun with that if it counts ;)

I've ordered a set, it will be my first exposure to vidna obmana, am looking forward to it :)

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Recent music purchases
« on: December 04, 2010, 07:18:38 AM »
vidnaObmana : 1987-2007 Chasing The Odyssee 8lp box-set

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Emeralds
« on: November 30, 2010, 05:50:10 PM »
For anyone interested in this stuff, can i just add to Darren's excellent list the following acts:
Mist/ Outer Space/ Skyramps (all Emeralds related)
Infinity Window
Bee Mask
J.D. Emmanuel
Pulse Emitter

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Modulator-ESP
« on: November 30, 2010, 05:45:03 PM »
Thanks for the plug Darren, it is much appreciated :)

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Peter Challoner
« on: November 30, 2010, 05:43:13 PM »
if anyone is interested there is a free sampler with music from myself, Peter and some stuff he did with a guitarist as SpiralEye, available for free here

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Emeralds
« on: November 29, 2010, 07:18:07 AM »
BTW, if you want to check out OPN I would recommend Rifts, it's a nice collection of three of his recent vinyl albums on CD

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Emeralds
« on: November 29, 2010, 07:10:24 AM »
Emeralds have been going for a few years, the self-titled album on Hanson is a pretty recent effort

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Peter Challoner
« on: November 29, 2010, 04:36:55 AM »
I'll tell Pete about this thread next time I see him :)

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Emeralds
« on: November 29, 2010, 04:35:44 AM »
I'm a big fan :)

Their early stuff was more cosmic drone, but their recent stuff has more melody and sequences, which with the guitars I find more reminiscent of Manuel Gottsching

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Battery operated sound generators?
« on: November 20, 2010, 06:36:39 PM »
i like battery operated stuff, and often record loop/drone improvs out in the wild
some of my faves
with speakers
bleep labs thingamagoop 2 noise box
casio pt-82 simple analog preset keyboard
yamaha cs-01 analog synth
yamaha pss-380 editable fm synth
yamaha vss-30 sampler
without speakers
chimera bc16 controlled by yamaha cbx-k1
ipod touch used for apps and loading sounds into vss-30
korg kaossillator
korg microkorg
and if you need speakers try the roland mobile cube
i usually run stuff through a monotron for filtering, pandora for fx and boss dd-20 for looping, if using more than one thing at once i use an edirol m-10mx mixer

I'd probably get another repeater and perhaps a simple analog polysynth with lots of knobs/sliders like a juno-60 or ax-60

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