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by PatrickW
Thu Apr 29, 2021 5:21 am
Forum: Music Software
Topic: Thoughts on Bitwig (or Ableton)?
Replies: 18
Views: 1074

Re: Thoughts on Bitwig (or Ableton)?

I switched from Ableton to Bitwig a few years ago and never looked back. Indeed, it takes some time to get used to the aesthetics. About everything is superior to Ableton. The interactive help is simply crazy : you can open the help for a Bitwig plugin and interact with the plugin while in the help ...
by PatrickW
Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Dreadbox Medusa monosynth
Replies: 361
Views: 45184

Re: Dreadbox Medusa monosynth

This 4.0 firmware update is killer ! I liked the Medusa already for its original usage of the the "grid". The sound was good, but not really special. With this update though, the Medusa sound has now some real character because of those gritty FM sounds. I didn't see this coming ! Thank you Polyend ...
by PatrickW
Tue Mar 16, 2021 1:28 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: RME Digiface USB as a "Smart" Patch Bay?
Replies: 7
Views: 450

Re: RME Digiface USB as a "Smart" Patch Bay?

I have two RME Digiface USB adapters connected to my Macbook with 8 x Behringer ADA8200 : works like a charm. Low latency, rock solid drivers. Only downside : you need your computer powered on to get any sound out of the RME, since all the routing is done via TotalMix. Before this, I had a Presonus ...
by PatrickW
Tue Mar 09, 2021 4:59 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: KODAMO EssenceFM - 300 Voice 16 Part Multitimbral FM Rack
Replies: 136
Views: 11370

Re: KODAMO EssenceFM - 300 Voice 16 Part Multitimbral FM Rack

Mine also just arrived : Very good build quality Sounds great Great UI Very responsive touchscreen It's ridiculously powerful : 300 voices, a multimode filter and 14 envelopes per voice I never used a synth in a multitimbral mode, but this is probably the first one that I'm going to use this way, si...
by PatrickW
Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:25 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: anyone good with digitakt mac setup?
Replies: 38
Views: 811

Re: anyone good with digitakt mac setup?

My Elektron experience until now ... I have about everything that Elektron has ever put on the market. The reason I keep on buying their stuff is that it "just works" and in my case keeps on working. Even the SidStation (20 years old) and Monomachine (15 years), those still work perfectly. The only ...
by PatrickW
Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Roland System 8
Replies: 102
Views: 11495

Re: Roland System 8

can any users please confirm if the following plug-outs are the only ones available for use with the system 8? system-8 system-100 jupiter-8 juno-106 jx-3p promars sh-101 sh-2 That seems correct. thank you. thats what i thought. it’d be nice if they found a way to squeeze the d50 onto it, especiall...
by PatrickW
Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Roland System 8
Replies: 102
Views: 11495

Re: Roland System 8

Red Electric Rainbow wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:58 pm
can any users please confirm if the following plug-outs are the only ones available for use with the system 8?

system-8
system-100
jupiter-8
juno-106
jx-3p
promars
sh-101
sh-2
That seems correct.
by PatrickW
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Arturia PolyMatrix / PolyBrute coming?
Replies: 110
Views: 7060

Re: Arturia PolyMatrix / PolyBrute coming?

Voltcontrol wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:54 am
Another video by "Mr. Demo Hands"
Wow, sounds great !
Lot's of personality !
by PatrickW
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: MOTOR SYNTH
Replies: 102
Views: 10088

Re: MOTOR SYNTH

wow... this is very good to know about the motor noise. Pretty much sounds like a dealbreaker (internal sigh of relief, one less synth to think about :D) Personally, I'm extremely happy to have bought this "synth". I think that this is one of the most unique electronic instruments I have ever exper...
by PatrickW
Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: MOTOR SYNTH
Replies: 102
Views: 10088

Re: MOTOR SYNTH

Curious to hear how other people will respond to the motor noise. Maybe my ears are too sensitive and I've spent too much time at the dentist... I had only 10 minutes time to play it, but boy, this is some really weird instrument. The sound is really great. Even in my headphones, it produces a very...
by PatrickW
Mon May 25, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Avoid Mac Mini 2018/20 if using Ableton!
Replies: 47
Views: 5421

Re: Avoid Mac Mini 2018/20 if using Ableton! (Solution added)

I’d go this route over the current iMacs , but if you find yourself where I am and can cope with going back to windows and the driver and update hassles , then I’d personally recommend doing that , you’ll probably end up with a much more powerful machine these days, even with macs clever optimisati...
by PatrickW
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer 2600
Replies: 974
Views: 70460

Re: Behringer 2600

Sounds great, looks fantastic !
by PatrickW
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Machinedrum vs TR8S
Replies: 59
Views: 6415

It appears that the MD gives a little more flexibility in sound design. This is a contender for the understatement of the year :wink: One example : the Machinedrum has one LFO per track (that makes 16 LFO's total), which can all be assigned to one single track (and sound), if you want to. The Octat...
by PatrickW
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Music Software
Topic: What is your DAW setup and audio interface.
Replies: 51
Views: 6295

Bitwig + RME Digiface = Dreamteam !
by PatrickW
Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Bitwig looks good. Is it there yet?
Replies: 22
Views: 2212

I went from Ableton 9 to Bitwig 2.0 about 1.5 years ago. Last month, I upgraded Ableton to version 10 to work on my older projects. It was like going a few years back in time compared to bitwig 2.5. I'm not even speaking about Bitwig 2.6 beta or the upcoming Bitwig 3.0. In my opinion, Ableton is old...
by PatrickW
Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: NAMM is over...
Replies: 13
Views: 2057

Arturia Microfreak and Behringer Crave ...
Thank you very much indeed !
by PatrickW
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Can multiple interfaces be used in Live 9/10 or Bitwig?
Replies: 28
Views: 2043

I have an iMac from 2011 and needed a new audio interface. I first went for two Presonus Quantum Thunderbolt audiointerfaces. It was incredibly unstable : I lost the Thunderbolt connection every few minutes. Whatever I tried, I never got it working properly. Then I remembered the amount of "good new...
by PatrickW
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Music Software
Topic: I am curios what daw is everyone runnin?
Replies: 254
Views: 19322

Exactly one year ago, I switched from Ableton to Bitwig.
Conclusions :
- Not once, I considered going back to Ableton
- What I still miss : midi chasing and track freezing (the way it is done in Reaper)
by PatrickW
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Music Software
Topic: Bitwig 2.4 is out! - Sampler enchantments and much more!
Replies: 47
Views: 6173

You pay and get every major release for 12 months. Every user always get bug fixes patches for free on the curreny version they have (2.3.x) or whatever. So if your upgrade plan expires while they are on 2.5 for example you still get all the 2.5.x fix patches for free but youll need to upgrade for ...
by PatrickW
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Music Software
Topic: Bitwig 2.4 is out! - Sampler enchantments and much more!
Replies: 47
Views: 6173

I switched from Ableton to Bitwig about 8 months ago.
I have not regretted it for one second.
And it is getting even better at an amazing pace.

My 3 favorites in this update :
- Sampler overhaul
- New modulators: ParSeq-8, Note Counter
- Resizable tracks in Mix view
by PatrickW
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Music Software
Topic: why choosing Bitwig over Live ? ( push2 runs ? )
Replies: 66
Views: 9208

I'm still on the fence as I understand there is no kind of auto-save? Live saves the undo history so that it can reconstruct your project in the event of a crash which has saved me a few times. If Bitwig really crashes completely, it proposes to open your last project again just before the point it...
by PatrickW
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Music Software
Topic: why choosing Bitwig over Live ? ( push2 runs ? )
Replies: 66
Views: 9208

Re: Bitwig :)

Long time Ableton user here and only had the demo of Bitwig 2 days and after years of trying to get all my midi and cv and audio in sync in Ableton, staright away bitwig looking like my new DAW, everything is well tighter one thing i cant figure out is how to change midi ch, I have got my social en...
by PatrickW
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Music Software
Topic: Bitwig 2.3 !
Replies: 33
Views: 4097

droningsphagettimonster wrote:felt like turning back to say: bitwig is off the hook. its already boosting my productivity levels so much. :hyper: :hyper: :hyper:
Same feeling here :love:
by PatrickW
Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Music Software
Topic: Bitwig 2.3 !
Replies: 33
Views: 4097

thanks for the tips, its big help! i was just kinda shocked to realise that those standard features that I use all the time in reaper not accessable in the way i'm used to. after couple of days, the bitwig environment has almost become second nature. its much more fun than reaper, thats for sure! I...
by PatrickW
Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Music Software
Topic: Bitwig 2.3 !
Replies: 33
Views: 4097

I tried it today and it was cool until i realized, unless im mistaken and thats what im hoping, that there is no way to step record midi notes from keyboards nor mute midi data tracks. Seriously, how can you guys work pass not having the midi muted to all your hardware? Those features are absolutel...

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