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by p_shoulder
Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: "Get lost in the sounds of YouTube’s growing ambient modular synth community"
Replies: 265
Views: 15571

Re: "Get lost in the sounds of YouTube’s growing ambient modular synth community"

i can't fucking stand shimmer reverbs plastered over the entire track. if i'm gonna draw any kind of line on artist maturity, that's the one. i don't care if you publish an entire 3 hour album of a pure sin wave droning on interspersed with sample of cats rustling about in their litterboxes. just d...
by p_shoulder
Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: "Get lost in the sounds of YouTube’s growing ambient modular synth community"
Replies: 265
Views: 15571

Re: "Get lost in the sounds of YouTube’s growing ambient modular synth community"

I think the underlying issue in this thread is just too much reverb and a lack of performative skills, and I think that is something that affects all types music and musicians all the time, modular is not immune to this. It's hobby level though. Who cares? Yes, having good musical skills is very he...
by p_shoulder
Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: "Get lost in the sounds of YouTube’s growing ambient modular synth community"
Replies: 265
Views: 15571

Re: "Get lost in the sounds of YouTube’s growing ambient modular synth community"

There's a fair bit of crossover between the "ambient" (soothing spaciness, get lost in fluffy reverb) and the "dark ambient" (noisy deep rumblings, get lost in the reverberated bowels of hell) music scenes. So it's not like "noisy" and "not noisy" are binaries. Some of the pro artists that crossover...
by p_shoulder
Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer: practices, ethics, morals and legitimacy.
Replies: 1522
Views: 80212

Re: Behringer: practices, ethics, morals and legitimacy.

JES wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:41 pm
So you didn’t read the article
:foul:

No offense, but Ta-Nehisi Coates clearly falls under the "politics" window, and is not terribly relevant to the "Behringer" story. I can say more about him, but not here. :)
by p_shoulder
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer: practices, ethics, morals and legitimacy.
Replies: 1522
Views: 80212

Re: Behringer: practices, ethics, morals and legitimacy.

There is that elephant in the room though. Made in USA (or whatever country) doesn't not always mean what most people think it does. For instance according to a youtube factory tour at EHX effect we learn pedals are assembled in US by friendly Mexicans using ready made PCB's and enclosures manufact...
by p_shoulder
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer: practices, ethics, morals and legitimacy.
Replies: 1522
Views: 80212

Re: Behringer: practices, ethics, morals and legitimacy.

As I see it CDM article is very much targeting towards those who tries to make a living from making music. For young lower middle class kids dreaming to be famous musician and still in ' me first modus ' not so much. :foul: Most of the"big names" in music I believe are mostly or all software and ha...
by p_shoulder
Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer: practices, ethics, morals and legitimacy.
Replies: 1522
Views: 80212

Re: Behringer: practices, ethics, morals and legitimacy.

but anti semtism is a stretch and just another example of the moral outrage over anything nowadays. Personally, I call it "accidentally anti-Semitic". I don't think that was anywhere near the intent. (Peter Kirn FYI is not Jewish contrary to some misinformation I'm seeing.) However, there's enough ...
by p_shoulder
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Why are people selling Mutable Instruments?
Replies: 119
Views: 8206

Re: Why are people selling Mutable Instruments?

If he really wanted to know why people were selling them he could have asked "Why did you sell your MI?" rather than have users speculate. My answers are pretty much: [*] I've sold some MI modules that didn't quite gel for me [*] I've kept some MI modules that did gel for me. QED. :deadbanana: I wo...
by p_shoulder
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: MIDI 2.0
Replies: 9
Views: 847

Re: MIDI 2.0

MIDI 2.0 has a proposed "jitter reduction (JR)" timestamp message that will apparently even work on MIDI 1.0 gear. Not sure of the details beyond that but it sounds like they are considering improving timing as part of the spec.
by p_shoulder
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: MIDI 2.0
Replies: 9
Views: 847

Re: MIDI 2.0

16 bit velocity eh? I wonder how they are going to detect key closures to that accuracy when there is not that much information there... The luxury of using bigger power of 8 byte standards (eg 64 bit messages for general MIDI data) is that you get room for things that need it. 7 bit is fine for in...
by p_shoulder
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: MIDI 2.0
Replies: 9
Views: 847

Re: MIDI 2.0

As I said, I'm surprised that I haven't seen any discussion here since this maybe a big change in the future equipment. Or not. I was just wondering what you all think about it. There are a fair number of people (myself included) who have been fairly enthusiastic about MPE (the polyphonic-expressiv...
by p_shoulder
Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer: practices, ethics, morals and legitimacy.
Replies: 1522
Views: 80212

Re: Behringer: practices, ethics, morals and legitimacy.

But honestly if I compare it to the Roland tiny Boutique Analog Modeling series at least they are doing it right, trying to keeping it analog, big knobs and all that. I would have certainly bought a Juno or Moog years ago if they would have been so cheap. I felt often overwhelmed when I saw Studios...
by p_shoulder
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer: practices, ethics, morals and legitimacy.
Replies: 1522
Views: 80212

Re: Behringer: practices, ethics, morals and legitimacy.

Anger and hate often have to do with failure in some ways. From the psychological point of view you are either the person who attaches good thing to yourself or to a circumstance (outside) and for bad things its the same pattern, either you make yourself responsable or someone else. Making music of...
by p_shoulder
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer: practices, ethics, morals and legitimacy.
Replies: 1522
Views: 80212

Re: Behringer: practices, ethics, morals and legitimacy.

Didn't he lose that one. I don't really read Synthtopia that site is like a bottom dollar newspaper. Yes, it was a stupid lawsuit indeed. And also, well, a dick move. In case you are happening to wonder, it is also an example why some people just might not like Behringer. So it goes, eh? :despair:
by p_shoulder
Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer: practices, ethics, morals and legitimacy.
Replies: 1522
Views: 80212

Re: Behringer: practices, ethics, morals and legitimacy.

I think it might have to do with some personal failure or something similar and now the bad guy I blame for all this is Behringer. Yes! It's because they buy all these expensive synths, modulars etc only to discover they are sh*t at music. So they must focus on someone or some company to take it ou...
by p_shoulder
Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer/Klark Teknik 3rd Dimension BBD-320
Replies: 30
Views: 3548

Re: Behringer/KT Dimension D clone

I imagine that they will use the Coolaudio V3207 , a chip that is functionally equivalent to the MN3207 (which I believe is similar to the MN3007 that is used in the Dimension D, but is run at lower voltage). It's been reported that the new Boss CE-2W pedal uses this chip. More relevantly, the same ...
by p_shoulder
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer: practices, ethics, morals and legitimacy.
Replies: 1522
Views: 80212

Re: The ethics, morals and legitimacy of musical equipment and its manufacturers.

1. A lot of Euro makers have modules made in China. Behringer is large enough to have its own factory but Euro makers having modules made there generally will outsource. Which is to say the cottage industry isn't as cottagey as it may seem. There's a 7 year old thread on the subject, for what it's ...
by p_shoulder
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Open source being used commercially
Replies: 48
Views: 8509

Re: Open source being used commercially

The world is unfair. The world is unfair. If the choice is present, all other things being equal, I personally chose not to give money to people, companies, governmental entities, etc., that are assholes. I consider this a dick move from Behringer, though not exactly a surprising one from the compa...
by p_shoulder
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: "I wish my piano had Alexa built-in!" Said nobody
Replies: 11
Views: 1621

That shouldn’t prevent us from enjoying judging people who buy these though. They’ll probably waste their time learning how to play a keyboard too. That would involve taking actual piano lessons, or, failing that, become self-taught through books etc. Yeah it's pretty clear that this is for the...
by p_shoulder
Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: "I wish my piano had Alexa built-in!" Said nobody
Replies: 11
Views: 1621

Re: "I wish my piano had Alexa built-in!" Said nob

If you did any research you'd probably shocked at the take-up of Alexis. Anecdote: I actually know of a person who babbles on about any Government Conspiracy she can find in her Facebook feed... and, of course, she has fully embraced The Alexa. :bang: And secondly, very little of anything we do or ...
by p_shoulder
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: so many used deep minds (synths)
Replies: 29
Views: 3038

im wondering why this is the case for the deep mind. FYI for my area there's only 15 used DeepMind listings on Reverb at the moment (counting all models, eg 6, 12, 12D). This is not much different than the 16 used Prophet 08 listings on Reverb, once again counting all variants. 22 Minilogues as wel...
by p_shoulder
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Amazon's Deep Composer
Replies: 28
Views: 2968

The AI would not need any kind of "taste", it would merely have to have a suitable picture of what "crowd having a great time enjoying music that is personally suited to them" looks like, neurologically. That's not particularly hard to think up, hypothetically, so I don't see why this isn't right a...
by p_shoulder
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Amazon's Deep Composer
Replies: 28
Views: 2968

True that. No matter how much they try to mitigate the cost, training an AI model is computationally expensive, and therefore, wallet expensive. It will be interesting to see how much adoption this gets. "Machine learning" is one of the Silicon Valley buzzword bingo terms, that tends to fall apart ...
by p_shoulder
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Request to all manufacturers: Please Standardize HP width
Replies: 170
Views: 7260

Most Euro manufacturers have a "single look and feel" within their own lineup. So if you want the "single look and feel" in your modular, just stick with one manufacturer. Getting a bunch of engineers / programmers / other techie types to agree on something is, as the old saying goes, like herding c...
by p_shoulder
Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer Wing Personal Mixing Console
Replies: 11
Views: 1400

For 10 times less, perhaps... To me it looks like it's aimed at the Behringer X32 market, which is "budget" live sound or small-scale pro studio / institution. This is definitely not aimed at the typical bedroom synth studio folks, and you could actually pay a heck of a lot more for larger scale (a...

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