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by Northward
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Synth / sampler processed guitar
Replies: 0
Views: 302

Synth / sampler processed guitar

I'm want to create melodically evolving droney sounds with el-guitar for ambient shoegazy music. I don't care if it sounds like a guitar at all. In fact I'd prefeer if it doesn't. How about synths that have audio-in and compress and makes noise in a musical way with digital character. I wonder what ...
by Northward
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Q: Vocal processing on this track
Replies: 4
Views: 792

I’m familiar with the slap back and have used it myself on occasion. While close it’s not really what I associate with it. Yeah, more in the Lennon area and I believe he used some sort of doubling. I am fascinated by vocal effects with delay/pre delay that sits well in a faster song not seeming slow...
by Northward
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Small setup - live vocal side chain compression
Replies: 12
Views: 854

Thank you guys. I feel enlightened by your advice - as I hoped to. In theory it sounds like a convenient solution - and I thought it might be utilised, but I see now that such a mixing technique aren’t useful for live music. We are on the verge of having AI fully entering the audio industry (in usef...
by Northward
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Small setup - live vocal side chain compression
Replies: 12
Views: 854

Northward, what do you think of my suggestion? I really don't think that thing you linked to is at all a solution to your problem. I totally agree with you that a well balanced equalised starting point is ideal. But we are taking musicians here being our own 'sound guy'. Side chain compression does...
by Northward
Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Small setup - live vocal side chain compression
Replies: 12
Views: 854

Scoping out possible solutions, I came across this compressor on Kickstarter that both sounds good compared to higher grade gear and has creative side chain possibilities. It may not be ideal for what I want to achieve with live vocals but it’s caught my attention for what it does - for the price. (...
by Northward
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Small setup - live vocal side chain compression
Replies: 12
Views: 854

Why are you using ducking live? That's more used for broadcast/voice over work. Well.. Ducking may have been a wrong term to use in the sense of V.O. use but to smoothly carve out space for vocals in those frequencies of a live mix - something’s obviously gotta give. And I’ve been to far too many s...
by Northward
Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Small setup - live vocal side chain compression
Replies: 12
Views: 854

Small setup - live vocal side chain compression

Say you are a solo artist or duo/trio playing a small bar/café shop - without any FOH. Does anyone want to recommend a good quality mixer with EQ/ side chain compression or that will solve the issue of ducking / nicely creating space in the full live mix for the vocals. Key points are modest(small) ...
by Northward
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Q: Vocal processing on this track
Replies: 4
Views: 792

Q: Vocal processing on this track

Hei A familiar but very cool and effective vocal processing on this (first) track. I get the gist of what’s going on, but how do I really nail it? Short and punchy isn’t as straightforward as it seems. https://soundcloud.com/olivia-jean-music/night-owl NB. She’s on Bandcamp if anyone wanna check her...
by Northward
Sat May 04, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Yamaha Reface
Replies: 500
Views: 49216

I’ve been thinking about getting the CS from pretty much day one. It’s nice sounds,size and immediate switch on and play is appealing. So what’s holding me back? I first though it was pricey with all these silly decisions they did with memory annoyingly in the cloud only. No arp, sequencer and other...
by Northward
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: Old Blood Noise Endeavors
Replies: 49
Views: 4449

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by Northward
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: Old Blood Noise Endeavors
Replies: 49
Views: 4449

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by Northward
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: Old Blood Noise Endeavors
Replies: 49
Views: 4449

Erase me
by Northward
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: Old Blood Noise Endeavors
Replies: 49
Views: 4449

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by Northward
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Why no new 4-track cassette recorders..?
Replies: 97
Views: 8521

you are right, its kind of astounding that even the best VA coders cant do it right. i just tried satin by u-he and it doesnt have the tape magic to my ears at all. I just listened to the U‑he Satin demos and I really didn't get any positive reaction at all. And I rate U-he as one of the best maker...
by Northward
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Why no new 4-track cassette recorders..?
Replies: 97
Views: 8521

it would be expensive but there is a market for a machine like that for sure because sonically nothing beats working with tape yet. digital you can get the basic sound close but its not unpredictable and haptic like tape. check the channel of HAINBACH, berlins leading tape head: https://www.youtube...
by Northward
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: Guitar polyfoni to midi - where are we?
Replies: 6
Views: 1039

Guitar polyfoni to midi - where are we?

I wonder if any of you guitarist are well informed on the state of affairs with guitar to midi transposition. Are we still dependent on Roland or Fishman middle stations to successfully transpose strumming to midi (as in catching the chords e.g. like the Chordie app. Are there any cool new developme...
by Northward
Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Korg Volca Drums vs less known similar sounding devices
Replies: 15
Views: 1198

Jomox M.Brane 11 is out of production but not super expensive or difficult to find Ain't got no sequencer innit :) no mate, it doesn't, but neither does the MAD-5 and that wasn't a stated qualification? Well the MAD-5 sounds great and is an example for what I want soundwise, but like I said, withou...
by Northward
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Korg Volca Drums vs less known similar sounding devices
Replies: 15
Views: 1198

rew_ wrote:Jomox M.Brane 11 is out of production but not super expensive or difficult to find
Ain't got no sequencer innit :)
by Northward
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Korg Volca Drums vs less known similar sounding devices
Replies: 15
Views: 1198

Of course there's also another new route, the Elektron Model:Sample. But that will cost €460... and has a tiny alarm clock screen. Still alot of drum machines in one. I better check out the Muff thread on that one. I had hoped for new desktop samplers from Korg and Roland this NAMM, but no such luck.
by Northward
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Korg Volca Drums vs less known similar sounding devices
Replies: 15
Views: 1198

Sonic Potions LXR. A few of the voices are setup exactly like the ones on the Volca Drum in fact, plus there are some other synth voices for different drum sounds as well. You don’t get the resonator that’s in the Drum, but there is an option for a CV expander board to interface it with modular. Pl...
by Northward
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Korg Volca Drums vs less known similar sounding devices
Replies: 15
Views: 1198

diophantine wrote:
Are you familiar with the original Korg ER-1?
Yes I have taken notice of the love for that machines particular sound. But their a bit inflated priced on the used marked, and I don't think there's any polyrhytms to be had unless you got an external sequencer.
by Northward
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Korg Volca Drums vs less known similar sounding devices
Replies: 15
Views: 1198

The MAD-5 is completely analog, and I'm pretty sure AVP don't make any digital machines. You must be thinking of something else. No I did mean the MAD-5. I'm not bothered if it's analog or digital -in fact I didn't take notice and I thought it was digital. My bad. But I don't care really if I like ...
by Northward
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: Advice / input on new guitar purchase...(evolving subject)
Replies: 174
Views: 6653

Yey! The thread lives on :bananaguitar: Congratulations wiyh that new jazz guitar commodorejohn Classic looking indeed. Ibanez had quite a lot of new guitars at NAMM2019. Their solid bodies look hideous (IMO) but definetly seem to have it's big scene in the world. Their semi hollowbodies Artstar li...
by Northward
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Korg Volca Drums vs less known similar sounding devices
Replies: 15
Views: 1198

Korg Volca Drums vs less known similar sounding devices

So for quite some time I’ve been draw to unreal digital drum sounds, like the Russian made MAD-5 drum synthesiser. Thought very tweakable, it’s both lacking in features (no sequencer and no memory) - I find it too expensive for what it does. NAMM2019 and along comes Korg with a new happy little Korg...
by Northward
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: Zoom 1202 ...Any fun for noise?
Replies: 1
Views: 1114

Zoom 1202 ...Any fun for noise?

Hi I'm tempted to pick up an old Zoom 1202 fx rack module. The (crappy) demo I found on Youtube does show that this is manily an reverb / Echo sort of thing. And quite bad sounding in a bad way :hihi: However there is a couple of presets that sounds rather cool. Noisy and overdriven. I think they're...

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