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Re: What synths did O÷phoi used?
« Reply #20 on: May 16, 2014, 05:24:32 AM »
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 :)

Just want to say (as moderator), that Tomas' response seems quite relevant to this initial question.
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Re: What synths did O÷phoi used?
« Reply #21 on: May 16, 2014, 06:47:40 AM »
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Re: What synths did O÷phoi used?
« Reply #22 on: May 16, 2014, 11:11:10 AM »
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

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Re: What synths did O÷phoi used?
« Reply #23 on: May 16, 2014, 12:41:53 PM »
 :) All has been said!

Just one point: For a better understanding of my last post, it may be helpful to check all your post previously made here. Remember, Google will not forget  ;)

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Re: What synths did O÷phoi used?
« Reply #24 on: May 16, 2014, 01:17:30 PM »
:) All has been said!

Just one point: For a better understanding of my last post, it may be helpful to check all your post previously made here. Remember, Google will not forget  ;)

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yes you are right all has been said many times. We obviously have totally different perspectives. It is fine by me honestly. What I do not like is that you interfere in with other methods, I find it disrespectful, I have respect for all methods, I think your post about Oophoi was disrespectful since you criticize his artistic process and methodology.
I strongly believe there is no right and wrong methodology so I do not like your "macho" attitude about it, it shows disrespect to other artists.  All artists use their own methodology and creative process  I think it is low by you to disrespect other artists methods and creative process.  If Gigi was alive I doubt you posted such post, but I think it is even more low to post it now. He might not be a technical mastermind or pop producer but he was a sonic painter mastermind.

See it as you have a need for it!

I can┤t help anymore if you don┤t understand the points i┤ve made and expressed by experiences. Don┤t worry, i have no fear to express my opinion independently of someone  "being there" or not. I┤m perfectly aware about the human way of "defending" believing against the so called "devils", but as you know the world is full of different opinions and thats great  :D

Just be a bit more relaxed!

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Re: What synths did O÷phoi used?
« Reply #25 on: May 16, 2014, 02:01:20 PM »
Let's let the attack portion of this otherwise really interesting thread go, please.

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Re: What synths did O÷phoi used?
« Reply #26 on: May 16, 2014, 02:10:20 PM »
Let's let the attack portion of this otherwise really interesting thread go, please.

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Hello John (Moderator),

so far i can see here an expressive discussion onlyůwhich kind of attacks you mean?

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Re: What synths did O÷phoi used?
« Reply #27 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

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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? :)



« Last Edit: May 16, 2014, 08:26:15 PM by Crossing_The_Threshold »

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Re: What synths did O÷phoi used?
« Reply #28 on: May 17, 2014, 06:25:37 AM »
In this track you made, there's a very strong hiss that starts at 1:10:



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.

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Re: What synths did O÷phoi used?
« Reply #29 on: May 17, 2014, 02:18:02 PM »
So any of the 2 members who worked with him are going to disclose what gear he used? :)

My experience is a bit limited as we sent each other music by CDr and I mixed all the music in my studio. My only regret is that by the time I was in a position to visit as invited, Gigi was too ill.....

My discussions with Gigi re equipment was all based on effects as I tend to use a lot of acoustic sources for my music.

He told me he very much valued the Roland VP9000 (sampler), TCM3000 and the sony minidisc I mentioned previously (the pitch shift can make 1 second last 1 minute!!).

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Re: What synths did O÷phoi used?
« Reply #30 on: May 17, 2014, 03:51:00 PM »
In this track you made, there's a very strong hiss that starts at 1:10:



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

Thanks

Open another thread about your problem because this has nothing to do with the original topic.

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Re: What synths did O÷phoi used?
« Reply #31 on: May 19, 2014, 05:51:41 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.

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Re: What synths did O÷phoi used?
« Reply #32 on: May 19, 2014, 10:30:12 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.  ;-)

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Re: What synths did O÷phoi used?
« Reply #33 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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Re: What synths did O÷phoi used?
« Reply #34 on: May 19, 2014, 12:37:38 PM »
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.  ;-)

I kind of like it - John the Moderator - like John the Revelator!     8)

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Re: What synths did O÷phoi used?
« Reply #35 on: May 25, 2014, 03:04:34 PM »
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Re: What synths did O÷phoi used?
« Reply #36 on: May 25, 2014, 09:58:31 PM »
Ok, I found a picture from when I was in Italy with Gigi. Most of the synths have been mentioned but given the spirit of the thread I though you might enjoy it.
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Re: What synths did O÷phoi used?
« Reply #37 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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Re: What synths did O÷phoi used?
« Reply #38 on: May 26, 2014, 09:51:50 AM »
The green one at the top looks like the Elektrix Filter Factory.
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Re: What synths did O÷phoi used?
« Reply #39 on: May 26, 2014, 10:21:03 AM »
And the 3 beneath them are also Electrix  (now defunct)  -- looks like the vocoder, the mo-fx, and the recorder/looper.

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