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by spikysimon
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: New Sequential Pro-3 in the horizon
Replies: 29
Views: 3551

Can’t help thinking it will be a more basic mono synth, something like the AS1 but in a useful form factor , maybe with wavetables ? I'd buy that -- I have the AS-1, love the sound, but I don't enjoy using an editor for programming, and it would be nice to have the sequencer sync bug fixed. I don't...
by spikysimon
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Pocket Operations: A portable book of drum machine patterns
Replies: 19
Views: 1803

This is very cool, thanks very much :yay:
by spikysimon
Thu May 09, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: 2019 Piano Advice
Replies: 15
Views: 1079

I guess it depends on budget, but if I were after a stage piano now I’d definitely be checking out the newish Yamaha CP88. There’s a good overview here from Woody’s piano shack
by spikysimon
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer clone of SH-101? MS-101
Replies: 301
Views: 29370

Sounds From The Shed wrote:Mission control, coffee and synths!
You certainly have quite a nice "shed" :hihi:
by spikysimon
Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Make Noise 0 Coast
Replies: 1400
Views: 283399

Anyone have some examples of the 0-Coast being used musically/incorporated somehow rather than experimentally? I used it for the lead/arp on this track . It definitely has its own distinctive sound and it’s hard to get away from that, but it’s definitely useful musically. It can do some pretty tast...
by spikysimon
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Novation Peak 8-Voice Polyphonic Synthesizer
Replies: 347
Views: 37210

rauch wrote:the animate button should have a fade time parameter.
Exactly this! They’re kind of useless as is.
by spikysimon
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Moog Grandmother
Replies: 800
Views: 72240

An expander would be amazing. I probably don’t need one (depending on the modules included), but I’d probably buy it anyway :hihi:
by spikysimon
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Moog Grandmother
Replies: 800
Views: 72240

One of the things that has really turned me off of modern Moog are these consistent buggy firmware things. It is comparable to Waldorf, in that you sometimes have to pick between a couple different firmwares depending on whether Midi clock, or arp subdivisions are more important. And manual? There ...
by spikysimon
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Digitakt vs Octatrack
Replies: 24
Views: 1292

Here is an important question, I have quite a bit of work already programmed into the OT, years worth (in both the sample and MIDI side of things). Would it be possible to transfer OT sysex files from the OT to the DT? Nope. Sample import on the DT is straightforward,, but it would be much easier t...
by spikysimon
Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Classic MS-20 Pitch to CV vs. MS-20 Mini vs. MS-20 Kit for
Replies: 16
Views: 785

mothy wrote:I wish they would specify if its a classic MS-20 or the Mini or the kit?.
I don't know for sure, but given the other gear he has I would say it's probably an OG MS-20. He does note that it's tricky to set up and calibrate, but yeah it's conceivable that the Mini is not as good for pitch tracking.
by spikysimon
Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Classic MS-20 Pitch to CV vs. MS-20 Mini vs. MS-20 Kit for
Replies: 16
Views: 785

Funnily enough, I was just listening to an episode of Jamie Liddell's Hanging Out with Audiophiles where he discusses grabbing pitch from other instruments with various tools and converting to MIDI/CV, comparing Ableton, Melodyne and the MS-20. it seems for guitar at least the MS-20 is the best, but...
by spikysimon
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Field recorders: affordable and decent w/ internal mics?
Replies: 84
Views: 3801

+1 on the Tascam DR-05. I wasn’t expecting too much given the price but it’s actually quite good, sounds nice, super portable. Build is a little bit on the cheap side, but you can’t really complain given the price. You do have to factor in buying a furry windshield as well, as it doesn’t come with o...
by spikysimon
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Poly synths with inbuilt ring modulation?
Replies: 47
Views: 1328

seepaxton wrote:
whyfarer wrote:NVM - didn't read all the above first...
Please excuse my ignorance, but what is NVM? only thing I could find was source code on github for a synth, is that it?
NVM= never mind. I guess whyfarer probably posted a synth that was already listed.
by spikysimon
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Poly synths with inbuilt ring modulation?
Replies: 47
Views: 1328

Audiothingies Micromonsta has ring mod
by spikysimon
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: MFB Dominion Club
Replies: 93
Views: 15349

I had a Tanzmaus and whilst it sounded great, I found the workflow such a nightmare - every operation seemed counter-intuitive. This looks even worse. Nah, it’s mostly pretty straightforward, but there are a few things hidden in shift menus. I would say that it’s not without its issues though (it n...
by spikysimon
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: MFB Dominion Club
Replies: 93
Views: 15349

The resonate knob on my Dom Club seems to not be working. This must be fairly new, but I have not been playing it much lately because of other commitments. Anyone run into a similar problem? I will try playing with the select menu, there might be something related there. If anyone has any suggestio...
by spikysimon
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Pioneer Toraiz AS-1
Replies: 2
Views: 1293

After using it for some time what are your thoughts? I've seen people mention the sequencer clock is buggy but can't work out if thats when people are trying to sync via midi / gate or with CDJ's for djing. It's buggy if you switch patches while it's being MIDI clocked externally (IIRC, basically t...
by spikysimon
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Moog Grandmother
Replies: 800
Views: 72240

My replacement Grandmother arrived yesterday. I was a bit worried that I wouldn't get a replacement for ages as they're in short supply it seems, but Source (Moog's distributor here) got a replacement out to the store in a week. Anyway, it no issues at all so far, and it sounds absolutely stunning. ...
by spikysimon
Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Moog Grandmother
Replies: 800
Views: 72240

[quote="TheDegenerateElite”] I don't think that a final QC issue. It seems to be a vibration in shipping issue. So the cables should have locking tabs on them. I have torn mine apart and all the cables are just normal insertion sockets. Simple fix, if it's just a cable, though lots of people seem to...
by spikysimon
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Moog Grandmother
Replies: 800
Views: 72240

Well, my Grandmother arrived yesterday. Perfect timing, as my girlfriend was out for the evening. Unfortunately it was DOA, not even a flicker of life. I took it back to the shop today, we tried a different PSU with no luck. Probably just an unseated ribbon cable I guess but it's going back for a re...
by spikysimon
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Moog Grandmother
Replies: 800
Views: 72240

Rex Coil 7 wrote:The fella with the glasses
FWIW that's Mylar Melodies, he does quite a lot of great tutorials/demos.
by spikysimon
Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: MFB Dominion Club
Replies: 93
Views: 15349

I have a Dominion Club now. Having a hard time installing the factory presets. I need to do this with MidiOx. The first problem is that the RAR file from the mfb site won't open for me. Perhaps somebody can post that file here in a different format?? You might find it pretty tricky to get the sysex...
by spikysimon
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Make Noise 0 Coast
Replies: 1400
Views: 283399

I'd buy an 0-Coast XL with two oscillators and 1-2 Pressure Points squares built in. That would be the only things I'd want to see in a mk2 version of this. I just picked up a 0-coast from ebay and am really loving it (especially with a touch of reverb), but if they *did* make an XL as you describe...
by spikysimon
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: MFB Dominion Club
Replies: 93
Views: 15349

Are owners still.digging this? I'm considering one as a live version of my Dominion 1 and wonder if this can get in the same ballpark, sonically speaking. I realize there will be some differences....but if it can capture that haunting low end I'll have to pick one up. I still love mine, it has a bu...
by spikysimon
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: best studio chair?
Replies: 37
Views: 4787

I've got a Humanscale Freedom in my homeoffice/studio. It's brilliant; I used to get a sore back all the time on the stool I used to have. I got it used (presumably from an office clearout) so it was waay less than new, maybe like £175 or so.

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