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Everything and Nothing / Re: What did you buy for black Friday?
« Last post by APK on November 26, 2016, 09:46:28 AM »
Damn, that's a BIG watch.  :)

Unfortunately I didn't buy anything that was not a music plugin or synth.
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Everything and Nothing / What did you buy for black Friday?
« Last post by Ekstasis on November 26, 2016, 12:38:30 AM »
What did you buy for black Friday?

I bought a huawei smart watch




And a pair of huawei noise cancelation headphones
I hope they will fit my small ears.. Otherwise I will get depressed

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« Last post by Julio Di Benedetto on November 25, 2016, 10:17:08 PM »
Its a year since I embarked on my modular synth adventure.

When i started I did not know it mean't that I would actually be building a synthesizer, not in a DIY manner but selecting the parts that form a complete system if thats possible with eurorack. A fair amount of choices along the way turned out to be short term as the system grew and now I feel the modular has evolved far enough.

I will never think of filters, lfo's, Sample & holds, Random generators etc...along with gates, triggers & envelopes to name a few in the same way again.  Composing with a modular system liberates one from the fixed method of traditional synthesis and with that liberty comes the real challenge of sonic freedom.... you are on your own with nothing to fall back on which is both exciting and daunting.

The modular synth requires a different set of operating skills, at least for me it does...you can't approach it with past knowledge. Not acceptable.  It demands that you be open and not try to conform it to your will, eventually, yes, a partnership will come into being but you have to pay you sonic dues. 

The quote below really reflects what I have been suggesting and carries the main sentiment.

“It is comforting to be in a situation and do what you know. You can rely on past experiences to guide you through the process, even as difficulties pop up. The challenge is making the time and space to work on what we don't know. Where the falls are harder and the successes are smaller. I'm constantly looking at the balance between what we know and what we want to learn. How do we continue to pursue new as we rely on refining what we have? What amount of resources do we apply to each? As soon as we try something for the first time we know something about it. We get the initial jitters out of the way. After that, the unknown becomes the possible.”…..Chef Alex Talbot
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Sounds pretty good.
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The subtle the anguish suicidal screams in the background is not me it is sampled.  All the rest is played by me using alchemy and midi keyboard in real time
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Eventide sale on all plugins
« Last post by APK on November 25, 2016, 02:41:19 PM »
Flesh only made sense and revealed its potential when I tried the demo myself.

It's related in some ways to the new Form synth from Komplete 11.
I'd buy that if they had a sale on it ... but alas.
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Eventide sale on all plugins
« Last post by petekelly on November 25, 2016, 12:52:19 PM »
Yep, just buying Flesh from Native Instruments.
It's a fascinating, if at first confusing, live sample instrument.

I don't know what to make of this at all. In fact I just can't figure it out - which is a good thing ! I've found the things I like the most are initially a bit of a challenge.
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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by chris23 on November 25, 2016, 11:24:45 AM »
Ishq - Evergreen Ocean
Similar in spirit (and sound) to Blue Infinity. Wide-reaching sonic washes with occasional sequenced pulses. Quite lovely.
https://virtual1.bandcamp.com/album/evergreen-ocean

Ishq - Pureland
Many of the tracks on here seem like re-processed versions of the same opening chime-like samples. But, buried within this theme are several unique tracks that are remarkable, including Endless Worlds which is a fantastic drone piece and Distant Horizons which captures the "other world" quality that inspires much of the Ishq work.
https://virtual1.bandcamp.com/album/pureland
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Eventide sale on all plugins
« Last post by phobos on November 25, 2016, 05:48:31 AM »
Apparently you will only be able to update/install products with Native Access if your computer is on line. There doesn't appear to be any offline option. Older operating systems and older NI products can still use Service Centre but products released with or after Komplete 11 will be supported exclusively by Native Access.
I emailed NI about this, as being one of many NI users, whose music computer never goes online, I was a bit annoyed at the possibility of not being able to update Kontakt and all my other NI products, unless I put my computer online. Still waiting a response  >:(
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Eventide sale on all plugins
« Last post by APK on November 24, 2016, 04:03:14 PM »
Yep, just buying Flesh from Native Instruments.
It's a fascinating, if at first confusing, live sample instrument.
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