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by Gribs
Mon Jan 18, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Gear That Ought To Be Cloned
Replies: 81
Views: 3107

Re: Gear That Ought To Be Cloned

Bastl discontinued the Bitranger. I have no idea why they did that. I love mine. It is so fun. It took forever for there to be a time when I was ready to buy something and they were in stock. They seemed to sell like hot cakes. All I can imagine is lack of parts. I am really glad I bought one. I wou...
by Gribs
Sun Dec 27, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Is there 1 synth you wish the most would make comeback next?
Replies: 156
Views: 9103

Re: Is there 1 synth you wish the most would make comeback next?

None of those. I am not interested personally in owning a vintage synth or a modern replica of a vintage synth. I am excited on new takes in old ideas, though, like the Korg OpSix. The Wavestate is not really my cup of tea, but the OpSix demo videos and sounds really grabbed me. So I ended up buying...
by Gribs
Sun Dec 27, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Music Software
Topic: Your favorite iOS synths.
Replies: 77
Views: 10040

Re: Your favorite iOS synths.

After Drambo, I really need to rethink my app buying habits. That *should* be all I need for a while. I bought this yesterday due to this discussion here and elsewhere. It is definitely a deep rabbit hole. I am not sure it is an end-all, but it is very deep and capable. Learning it is fairly straig...
by Gribs
Fri Dec 25, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Music Software
Topic: Your favorite iOS synths.
Replies: 77
Views: 10040

Re: Your favorite iOS synths.

After Drambo, I really need to rethink my app buying habits. That *should* be all I need for a while. I bought this yesterday due to this discussion here and elsewhere. It is definitely a deep rabbit hole. I am not sure it is an end-all, but it is very deep and capable. Learning it is fairly straig...
by Gribs
Mon Dec 21, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Music Software
Topic: Your favorite iOS synths.
Replies: 77
Views: 10040

Re: Your favorite iOS synths.

Sorry for bringing this thread back from near death. I discovered Mononoke this week after a long hiatus from considering the iPad as a serious music-making tool. It has something that hits me in the right place. In some ways it seems like what the Lyra-8 would be if it was easy to tune and had a f...
by Gribs
Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Music Software
Topic: Your favorite iOS synths.
Replies: 77
Views: 10040

Re: Your favorite iOS synths.

Sorry for bringing this thread back from near death. Thank you for the bump, just picked up an ipad so this thread is a goldmine (but instead of mining for gold I'm throwing the gold away) One thing I like about iOS apps from companies like Audio Damage, Sugar Bytes, Klevgrand, and Eventide is that...
by Gribs
Sat Dec 19, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Music Software
Topic: Your favorite iOS synths.
Replies: 77
Views: 10040

Re: Your favorite iOS synths.

Sorry for bringing this thread back from near death. I discovered Mononoke this week after a long hiatus from considering the iPad as a serious music-making tool. It has something that hits me in the right place. In some ways it seems like what the Lyra-8 would be if it was easy to tune and had a fi...
by Gribs
Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Music Software
Topic: Favorite experimental software effects?
Replies: 25
Views: 2067

Re: Favorite experimental software effects?

I did a little AudioThing binge this time. Their Reels and Wires plugins are very interesting and fun to play on just something simple like a modeled Rhodes or Wurli. Wires is modeled after Hainbach’s Soviet era wire recorder. There are some fun videos on it. I grabbed some of their other creative e...
by Gribs
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: NI Maschine+ standalone groovebox
Replies: 83
Views: 3457

Re: NI Maschine+ standalone groovebox

My first impression was that this was a Photoshopped joke! So I went to NI’s web site to verify it and there it was. They finally did this. It is too late, but they did it. I am not really into Maschine. I have a Mk1 controller. If they come up with something that gives me just the NKS browser and e...
by Gribs
Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Ridiculous sounds, that we still love...
Replies: 85
Views: 2215

Re: Ridiculous sounds, that we still love...

The sound that a pencil makes when you whack it on the edge of a desk and pull it back to change the pitch of the vibration.

I have loved that sound for as long as I can remember. I probably cracked up the “lead” (carbon) core in a lot of pencils.
by Gribs
Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Dave Smith hints at Sequential Prophet 5 Rev4/Prophet 10
Replies: 540
Views: 34445

Re: Dave Smith hint of a new synth coming up in August

I would be happy with a polyphonic thing like the Prophet-12 with the dual filter architecture and modulation sequencer of the Pro-2.

Then I could sell my 12 and my 2, get the new thing, and have room for another new thing.

It’s gotta have the tuned feedback and the FM.
by Gribs
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Korg Kronos
Replies: 6
Views: 250

Re: Korg Kronos

I messed around with workstations for a long time and eventually asked myself wtf I was doing since I just goof around in my home studio and also own licenses for a stupid number of softsynths and samplers. So I bought an 88 key controller and sold the Kronos. I still mess around with groove boxes a...
by Gribs
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: One big purchase: Sequential or Deckard's?
Replies: 21
Views: 1096

Re: One big purchase: Sequential or Deckard's?

Novation Summit + ASM Hydrasynth KB.
by Gribs
Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Gear suggestions: moving away from Elektron
Replies: 111
Views: 7133

Re: Gear suggestions: moving away from Elektron

The way you have to program things in the Cirklon to get interesting I feel like the Tracker approach with the Polyend seems to give faster results and seems more joyful for that. Ofc it's not a fully fledged midi//CV hub Honestly the Polyend thing doesn’t look like I would gel with it for similar ...
by Gribs
Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Gear suggestions: moving away from Elektron
Replies: 111
Views: 7133

Re: Gear suggestions: moving away from Elektron

I didn’t gel with the Cirklon. It does not, at least in my opinion, do polyphony well. It seems more designed to run monophonic synthesizers and drum machines. That just says you don’t how to use properly. Why would you even buy a sequencer at that price and not bother to learn how to use it? Becau...
by Gribs
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Gear suggestions: moving away from Elektron
Replies: 111
Views: 7133

Re: Gear suggestions: moving away from Elektron

I didn’t gel with the Cirklon. It does not, at least in my opinion, do polyphony well. It seems more designed to run monophonic synthesizers and drum machines. That just says you don’t how to use properly. Why would you even buy a sequencer at that price and not bother to learn how to use it? Becau...
by Gribs
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Gear suggestions: moving away from Elektron
Replies: 111
Views: 7133

Re: Gear suggestions: moving away from Elektron

One way to make the Elektron stuff have longer patterns is to go polyrhythmic and make each track a different prime number of steps long. For example four tracks with 3, 5, 7, and 11 steps repeats every 1155 steps. It might be that is not what you are looking for, though. The Deluge is an interestin...
by Gribs
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: What's on your waiting list?
Replies: 181
Views: 15542

Re: What's on your waiting list?

It has been almost one year since I last answered “nothing.” Right now I am waiting patiently for my confirmation email for the E520 Hyperion module for which I did pre-KS funding. I think I would also say I am waiting for the Waldorf Iridium to come out and see/hear some demos and user experiences....
by Gribs
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: The Elektron Model:Cycles Thread
Replies: 347
Views: 34325

Re: The Elektron Model:Cycles Thread

I decided to pull the trigger on one of these. I was trying not to, but then they came back into stock at Perfect Circuit and we cancelled a fairly expensive summer vacation to avoid people. I did try and pull that one but the money we'd put aside for our summer vacation has been spent on a coup an...
by Gribs
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: The Elektron Model:Cycles Thread
Replies: 347
Views: 34325

Re: The Elektron Model:Cycles Thread

I decided to pull the trigger on one of these. I was trying not to, but then they came back into stock at Perfect Circuit and we cancelled a fairly expensive summer vacation to avoid people.
by Gribs
Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Enjoy Electronics - Reminder Effects Unit
Replies: 19
Views: 3052

Re: Enjoy Electronics - Reminder Effects Unit

As of the loopop review, it missed too many marks for me despite being made beautifully. Ignoring the lack of balanced outs and send/return from/to the feedback loop, major cons mentioned in the Loopop review are that the LFO does not have delay time as a modulation target and there is no tape (or o...
by Gribs
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: The Elektron Model:Cycles Thread
Replies: 347
Views: 34325

Re: The Elektron Model:Cycles Thread

Sent a couple of Model:Cycles beats through Metasonix RK2 and Synthrotek DIRT Filter. Smutty result! :goo: https://youtu.be/G5EhbPTi-es So, for about the first 90 seconds of that video, I thought, She'd better be careful or she's going to wake up the baby . Yeah, life has changed a lot since we got...
by Gribs
Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: The Elektron Model:Cycles Thread
Replies: 347
Views: 34325

Re: The Elektron Model:Cycles Thread

I have an A4 mk1, a Digitakt, and a Digitone. I also have a large number of other things that I just lump into the “Groovebox” category. I definitely don’t need a Model Cycles at all. It is a bright, shiny, new thing that looks fun, though. I think I am just going to install the new OS updates and e...
by Gribs
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: The Elektron Model:Cycles Thread
Replies: 347
Views: 34325

Re: The Elektron Model:Cycles Thread

Given I have a Digitone already is there any real reason to buy one of these other than it looks fun and is inexpensive? Simpler, faster, more fun, less futzing around with menus, etc?
by Gribs
Thu May 21, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Never meet your heroes
Replies: 148
Views: 10358

Re: Never meet your heroes

I have a dislike for signature guitars, amps, and pedals. I bought a used signature guitar once (Ibanez Joe Satriani something-or-other) for about $1k and turned it around for the same price in about a week because it was so “not me.” I didn’t think it would turn me into Joe or something like that, ...

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