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by bphenix
Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: Synthesis Techniques
Topic: Sound design/foley: Opening sequence of "Alien." Analysis?
Replies: 17
Views: 527

Re: Sound design/foley: Opening sequence of "Alien." Analysis?

Jim Shields did a lot work during this period including on Blade Runner and F/X and did sound editing on Alien. There are similar sounds sets in several of his films. The sounds here appear to be largely foley pitched around via tape and filters. I doubt they used something as complex as a CMI mostl...
by bphenix
Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Music Software
Topic: KYMA - SONIC CULTURES LAB
Replies: 572
Views: 48515

Re: KYMA - SONIC CULTURES LAB

Roland Kuit wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:36 pm
Wavesfolding example:
Have you checked out FlipWrap?
https://kyma.symbolicsound.com/library/ ... -flipwrap/

It was a sound I worked on with some others to do multi-reflection folding (up to 255 folds). I find it a bit more easily controllable than the Input/Output version.
by bphenix
Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: Music Software
Topic: Problems With Audio Damage Continua
Replies: 10
Views: 300

Re: Problems With Audio Damage Continua

Yeeeeeaaaaasssssssss!!!!! Thank you so much bphenix!! My track is saved :party: I was able to successfully re-install! So happy!!! :) Still can't believe I didn't think of this :doh: Happy it worked! Operating systems and most software have become so much better that random corruption errors from u...
by bphenix
Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: Music Software
Topic: Problems With Audio Damage Continua
Replies: 10
Views: 300

Re: Problems With Audio Damage Continua

I’d try and reinstall with the latest version. I don’t have Continua but I’ve never had trouble with AD plug-ins and they have always been rock solid for me. I do know they have been updating many of the, recently due to changes in MacOS.
by bphenix
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Music Software
Topic: Explain drivers please
Replies: 3
Views: 240

Re: Explain drivers please

Drivers are not easy and creating performant drivers, even harder. Legacy support is expense and can easily hold back innovation because to support the past you may be force to carry poor decisions or implementation into the future. There is also little incentive to maintain that legacy support, esp...
by bphenix
Fri Dec 25, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: New 5U studio case
Replies: 88
Views: 12823

Re: New 5U studio case

I traded emails with Tony a few months ago. I know he has been busy moving and dealing with life things. I was inquiring about a custom project so I don’t have any info on the cases.
by bphenix
Fri Dec 25, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Music Software
Topic: KYMA - SONIC CULTURES LAB
Replies: 572
Views: 48515

Re: KYMA - SONIC CULTURES LAB

Here is a kym file patch loosely based on the diagram found in Allen Strange's book covering the the basics of the Buchla 266. Within this patch you'll find a basic implementation of the Quantized Random Voltage sections.

Diagram
strange block.png

Kyma patch download
blipboxmas.kym.zip
by bphenix
Wed Dec 23, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Music Software
Topic: KYMA - SONIC CULTURES LAB
Replies: 572
Views: 48515

Re: KYMA - SONIC CULTURES LAB

Alex, these are great. I tend to get distracted on the weird sound side or trying to solve a design problem so I have a ton of respect for composers and musicians who have that clarity and focus to complete things.
by bphenix
Sat Dec 12, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Music Software
Topic: KYMA - SONIC CULTURES LAB
Replies: 572
Views: 48515

Re: KYMA - SONIC CULTURES LAB

I know some people who use kyma as one of their primary tools for game sfx and talk a lot about workflows and building their own personal custom library of modules for their work. I could do an intro if you like. Ping me via DM. As for Ethernet, that is newer of the past couple years. You connect to...
by bphenix
Fri Dec 11, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Music Software
Topic: KYMA - SONIC CULTURES LAB
Replies: 572
Views: 48515

Re: KYMA - SONIC CULTURES LAB

I use it via Ethernet so I don’t worry about FireWire anymore. As for hardware refresh, that is really hard to say. I do know all new orders are backlogged for quite some time. Their manufacturing partner in California has been closed most of the year and the chip provider was also very backlogged. ...
by bphenix
Fri Dec 11, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Fitting 0-Coast and 0-CTRL into a case
Replies: 9
Views: 358

Re: Fitting 0-Coast and 0-CTRL into a case

Pelican always has some good options include some laptop cases that may work nicely:
https://www.pelican.com/us/en/products/ ... back-cases
by bphenix
Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: All Music Easel expander cards
Replies: 41
Views: 4835

Re: All Music Easel expander cards

Does anyone know if the TTMC 158 clone card is Easel Command 208C compatible? I’m really taken with the sound of that & I can see me grabbing one for my incoming Command if they’re compatible & available.... Both the 158 and 291 cards from TTMC are 208c compatible. I have both and the 158 is fantas...
by bphenix
Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Music Software
Topic: KYMA - SONIC CULTURES LAB
Replies: 572
Views: 48515

Re: KYMA - SONIC CULTURES LAB

Post 3 is up on the Roll your own granular engine tutorial. https://llllllll.co/t/building-a-granular-engine-from-scratch-general-kyma-specific/38498/11 This one covers random strategies for jitter and density. Given the depth that such a topic could encompass, it ends up being a starting point and ...
by bphenix
Wed Dec 09, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: R.I.P. Harold Budd
Replies: 21
Views: 853

Re: R.I.P. Harold Budd

Ambient 2 is one of my all-time favorites and has shaped much of my listening and interests over the past 30+ years. I will always be indebted to his work.
by bphenix
Sun Dec 06, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Music Software
Topic: Audio Editor for M1 Mac ? ( Wavelab replacement)
Replies: 11
Views: 733

Re: Audio Editor for M1 Mac ? ( Wavelab replacement)

There should be a 30 day free demo.

That said, the price may be high TBH. I forgot about the price as a stand-alone app because I have the full suite as I need XD, Illustrator, and a few other apps for work.
by bphenix
Sat Dec 05, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Music Software
Topic: Audio Editor for M1 Mac ? ( Wavelab replacement)
Replies: 11
Views: 733

Re: Audio Editor for M1 Mac ? ( Wavelab replacement)

Adobe Audition is very good and they tend to stay current and already committed to M1 builds. I’ve been using it on Big Sur so you can run it now on M1 devices. I used to use DSP Quattro but I really hated the last version so switched at that point to Audition.\
by bphenix
Thu Dec 03, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Music Software
Topic: KYMA - SONIC CULTURES LAB
Replies: 572
Views: 48515

Re: KYMA - SONIC CULTURES LAB

An amazing set of sounds produced / processed in Kyma by Jim O'Rourke:



Btw, this whole series is fantastic.
by bphenix
Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Music Software
Topic: KYMA - SONIC CULTURES LAB
Replies: 572
Views: 48515

Re: KYMA - SONIC CULTURES LAB

Here is the next installment in the tutorial -- adding filters, delays, and processing on a per grain basis.
https://llllllll.co/t/building-a-granul ... ic/38498/3
by bphenix
Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Music Software
Topic: Nomad Factory Magnetic replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 257

Re: Nomad Factory Magnetic replacement

URS Satin may fit that bill.
by bphenix
Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: Chase Bliss & Meris CXM1978 reverb (Lexicon 224 LARC-like pedal)
Replies: 42
Views: 4351

Re: Chase Bliss & Meris CXM1978 reverb (Lexicon 224 LARC-like pedal)

I think the format makes sense. There seems to be little left of the full rack gear with so much of the DSP stuff gone into the box or DSP accelerators. The LARC was a remote so this allows them sell to three markets: studio users who want a LARC, guitar players, and the very fast growing small synt...
by bphenix
Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Affordable and Reliable MIDI Thru and Splitter?
Replies: 20
Views: 1247

Re: Affordable and Reliable MIDI Thru and Splitter?

22tape wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:15 pm
Not released yet, but worth a peek--

https://conductivelabs.com/mrcc/
My 20+ year old Emagic Unitor 8 is still going strong but this caught my eye but the Conductive Labs and Blokas Midihub both caught my eye as some of the first real new takes on midi interfaces in a long while.
by bphenix
Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Music Software
Topic: Dear Audacity: please die. Horribly.
Replies: 119
Views: 3965

Re: Dear Audacity: please die. Horribly.

Standalone audio editors have really been marginalized over the years and there are not a ton of options. I used to love DSP Quattro but they made some questionable decisions with the last major update and it was a huge step back in term of usability for simpler tasks, at least for me. After testing...
by bphenix
Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Music Software
Topic: KYMA - SONIC CULTURES LAB
Replies: 572
Views: 48515

Re: KYMA - SONIC CULTURES LAB

I spent some time this evening writing a tutorial on how to roll your own sample grain cloud. It covers the creating the core engine and doesn't yet get into adding any additional per grain processing, though it is pretty easy to see how to do that once you have the core engine created. It is also d...
by bphenix
Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Music Software
Topic: KYMA - SONIC CULTURES LAB
Replies: 572
Views: 48515

Re: KYMA - SONIC CULTURES LAB

chiavere wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:35 pm

Good lord, this is killer, Ben! :yay:
Thank you, Andrew! Also, please post more stuff. I miss your experiments and studies.
by bphenix
Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: What VCO to recreate Arp sound?
Replies: 45
Views: 3177

Re:

ring mod depends a lot on diode matching and carrier bleed calibration. these are things you may or may not have in the original and likewise for any clone. even so, you may have things that drift out of calibration with time. there is also variation between production units from the same manufactu...

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