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by smithjohn
Fri Jun 18, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer LM Drum
Replies: 21
Views: 1014

Re: Behringer LM Drum

1/4" outs would be more practical for a load of people but still there are actual physical individual outs.

At least they won't probably force you to manually convert samples to 8/12bit @ x kHz before uploading. Now THAT would be a dystopian nightmare :cry:
by smithjohn
Sat Jun 12, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Cleaning smoky gear :(
Replies: 34
Views: 1357

Re: Cleaning smoky gear :(

Thanks, will try that if nothing else will help.
by smithjohn
Sat Jun 12, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Cleaning smoky gear :(
Replies: 34
Views: 1357

Re: Cleaning smoky gear :(

Hey, probably the above solutions will work but how about a synth that smells like cat urine AND an ashtray? It works perfectly and looks pretty mint so maybe they never cleaned the cat litter box hence the smell. Any specific measures required?
by smithjohn
Sat May 29, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Anxiety and playing
Replies: 43
Views: 1862

Re: Anxiety and playing

Easier said than done but once you play in front of people enough times it becomes easier. Practicing a crap ton helps to feel at least a little more secure, and mistakes are a part of live music. You might also wanna consider some sort of costume or stage persona to distance your daily life self fr...
by smithjohn
Sun May 23, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: Best/Favorite Bassists
Replies: 89
Views: 2452

Re: Best/Favorite Bassists

Another vote for Steve Hanley. Has a very distinctive playing style, lots of melodic bass lines.

Youth, creative bass lines but best of all plays simple when needed.

Jukka Jylli of the Finnish band Kingston Wall is a monster.
by smithjohn
Fri May 21, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Doepfer A-199 Spring reverb. Do I need one?
Replies: 157
Views: 25354

Re: Doepfer A-199 Spring reverb. Do I need one?

My tank is attached to the side of a Doepfer LC9 case via a screw, bought them together. There's still a bit of background noise but it's usable.

For me the noise doesn't leak into other modules.
by smithjohn
Tue Apr 20, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Decent Laptops for Ableton + Hardware
Replies: 10
Views: 664

Re: Decent Laptops for Ableton + Hardware

I have a HP laptop with Windows 8 and its also no use without an external sound card. Had a Toshiba which had lesser specs which worked great but got quite slow and the battery got crappy after 5 years or so. The battery thing was probably my fault.
by smithjohn
Sat Apr 03, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer Polyeight ( Polysix clone )
Replies: 54
Views: 2399

Re: Behringer Polyeight ( Polysix clone )

Agreed! Rather have a simple synth than a monstrous modulation matrix thingie that also makes perfect espresso.
by smithjohn
Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Music Software
Topic: (Formerly Vember audio) Surge freeware synth
Replies: 6
Views: 998

Re: (Formerly Vember audio) Surge freeware synth

Downloaded this a couple of days ago, the UI feels pretty intuitive for the amount of features. Lots of sound shaping options with the wavetables alone before even hitting the waveshaper or the filters :love:
by smithjohn
Wed Feb 10, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Cure for GAS?
Replies: 177
Views: 6047

Re: Cure for GAS?

I had a GAS and wanted to make my tracks with 100% eurorack, but got frustrated and then realized I'd rather use eurorack for making weird noises and sound design... and get more hardwired synths :despair:

Fortunately don't have the space for more synths at home anymore.
by smithjohn
Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:54 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Alternate ways to achieve TZFM-like sounds? (e.g., SSF's ZPO.)
Replies: 7
Views: 274

Re: Alternate ways to achieve TZFM-like sounds?

Wavefolding could get somewhere in the ballpark, try mixing two or more sine waves and play around with their pitches. Add VCAs before mixing for more control.
by smithjohn
Sat Feb 06, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: 90s synths going for peanuts...
Replies: 398
Views: 48287

Re: 90s synths going for peanuts...

Red Electric Rainbow wrote:
Sat Feb 06, 2021 7:01 am
the days of anything even near synth related going for peanuts are getting slimmer all the time.
Indeed! Here in Finland other than a nice local synth FB group and some random listings elsewhere, it seems like everything old can be priced crazy high because it's 'vintage' :zombie:
by smithjohn
Tue Dec 29, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: KORG to Remake ARP Odyssey
Replies: 772
Views: 103396

Re: KORG to Remake ARP Odyssey

I'm grabbing the edge of the synth with my left hand and using my thumb to press the pads, which is at least somewhat bearable for a while.
by smithjohn
Fri Dec 25, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: What new booty did you buy?
Replies: 8071
Views: 684134

Re: What new booty did you buy?

A new keyboard stand+some cables. Utilitarian stuff rocks after buying new stuff :picard:
by smithjohn
Fri Dec 25, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Sequential's "magic" vintage knob.
Replies: 18
Views: 1001

Re: Sequential's "magic" vintage knob.

Funnily enough the Roland VR-09 synth engine (which requires an editor) also has the 'analog feel' knob. Makes patches feel a bit more lively for sure.

Isn't that same engine used in another modern Roland synth? :hmm:
by smithjohn
Thu Dec 10, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Zoom Arq ar-48 now £80 !
Replies: 31
Views: 2412

Re: Zoom Arq ar-48 now £80 !

Live use is why I don't wanna get rid of this yet too. Although messing with the preset samples hasn't been that inspiring after a while, gotta grab an SD card and fire up some custom samples.
by smithjohn
Mon Nov 30, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: NLC Dispersion Delay
Replies: 5
Views: 426

Re: NLC Dispersion Delay

I thought that comment refered to the 'normal' max and min delay times stated on the PT2399 datasheet and noise resulting from pushing the chip outside the 'usable' range?
by smithjohn
Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Zoom Arq ar-48 now £80 !
Replies: 31
Views: 2412

Re: Zoom Arq ar-48 now £80 !

Sure:

Pad/Scale = cc 63
Solo = cc 87
Mute = cc 88
Arpeggiator = cc 89
Effect = cc 119
Split = cc 90
X-axis = cc 85
Y-axis = cc 86

Apparently these can be edited from the MIDI out - menu (pad 31).
by smithjohn
Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Doepfer 106-5 or 106-6 or??
Replies: 11
Views: 543

Re: Doepfer 106-5 or 106-6 or??

The A-106-5 is quite smooth - but feed the out back into the input and/or audio rate FM and it can make very ugly noises too :omg: no CV over resonance though unlike the A-106-6.
by smithjohn
Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Korg Opsix
Replies: 213
Views: 18088

Re: Korg Opsix

https://www.korg.com/us/products/synthesizers/opsix/

Yeah, it's on Korgs page too. Was there a mention of a price anywhere? I'm assuming it might be similar to the Wavestate.
by smithjohn
Sat Oct 31, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Doepfer A-188 BBD Delay (4096)
Replies: 7
Views: 360

Re: Doepfer A-188 BBD Delay (4096)

That's the way the A-188 series is designed. It's more of an experimental noise machine than a conventional delay. I have the A-188-2 and it's nice for feedback loops and stuff. Dreadbox Echo is a pretty nice and cheap delay, although it doesn't have any fancy features such as an open feedback loop....
by smithjohn
Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Modern FM synth options?
Replies: 52
Views: 4217

Re: Modern FM synth options?

There's always the Reface DX but wouldn't be much of an upgrade I guess, with only 4 operators w/feedback, monotimbrality, 32 presets, somewhat limited modulation options and no sequencer. It sounds good though and has 2 effect slots.
by smithjohn
Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Doepfer Vs all the rest
Replies: 62
Views: 3157

Re: Doepfer Vs all the rest

Oh and re: modulation/gates/sen switches: A-152. Not many similar modules around.
by smithjohn
Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Doepfer Vs all the rest
Replies: 62
Views: 3157

Re: Doepfer Vs all the rest

Doepfer products are very solid. Maybe a bit old-school in terms of functionality and 'cool factor' but they usually have at least one CV attenuator pot and/or input leveä pot built in... and multiple ins/outs. The A112 effects modes are just a bonus feature and still useful for such low fidelity FX...
by smithjohn
Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: York Modular opinions?
Replies: 9
Views: 404

Re: York Modular opinions?

Not bitcrushed, more like distorted lo-fi. Simon seems very responsive and the module descrptions are rather honest. Not much insight on the Tvca but the Optothing 3 seems to be DC coupled, and responds to unipolar CV. The output looks like it has only the positive halfwave, at least in my DAW. Enou...

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