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by Koekepan
Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer Neutron Alternative Panel [POLL]
Replies: 23
Views: 457

Re: Behringer Neutron Alternative Panel [POLL]

I will add: the Neutron is a beast of a synth, and a genuine delight to use. It's my favourite semi-modular, and in fact my favourite analogue in my arsenal. If there's one that deserves the love of extra faceplates and general electronic snuggles (or to be ridden harder than a mechanical bull on fr...
by Koekepan
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer Neutron Alternative Panel [POLL]
Replies: 23
Views: 457

Re: Behringer Neutron Alternative Panel [POLL]

Clarification: I have a Neutron, but as I'm colour-blind (the same reason that I, with deep regret, don't buy a Deluge) I don't really have a problem with the front panel colour. That said, your design looks really cool, and I can't say that I'd never want it - but for the foreseeable future, I woul...
by Koekepan
Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Minimal setup for a campervan
Replies: 21
Views: 440

Re: Minimal setup for a campervan

Perfect! That's a solution that I can love. Toshiba laptops are pretty solid, and something dating from 2010 should be fine with both Reaper and your UA25. And you have an SR-16! Gorgeous. It is a very sexy solution. Not in the glamour model, wall-of-Moog, 8-track-tape sense, but in the roll-up-your...
by Koekepan
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Minimal setup for a campervan
Replies: 21
Views: 440

Re: Minimal setup for a campervan

OK, this crystallises a few things nicely. You have a controller. You could even sequence things from the laptop, if you managed to record a MIDI chain of suitable form. So you don't need those. You're not proposing fully DAWless, otherwise I'd be suggesting a portastudio and a multi-effects pedal a...
by Koekepan
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Recommend me a travel synth (lots of suggestions!)
Replies: 93
Views: 2269

Re: Recommend me a travel synth that fits my very special needs :D

Roland Boutique D-05 with the attached keyboard.

Wide range of sounds.

Runs on battery.

Can be as expressive as you want it to be.

Folds up nice and small - but you can always use a larger keyboard if you have one over MIDI.

I think it might have a tiny screen, but ... probably close enough.
by Koekepan
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Minimal setup for a campervan
Replies: 21
Views: 440

Re: Minimal setup for a campervan

Depends on why you want a workstation as such. If you're looking for a linear MIDI sequencer, the KORG Kross is bigger than you're asking for, but has lots of sounds and will even run on batteries. If you want the Kross's little brother for space reasons (entirely rationally) then see if you can fin...
by Koekepan
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: A bit of a rant. State of tech in 2020.
Replies: 175
Views: 4284

Re: A bit of a rant. State of tech in 2020.

What I really want in a sequencer is something that will comfortably support the creation of a romantic style symphony, a monteverdian madrigal, and psychedelic ambient work. They're not that different from each other. Linear development, complex harmonies, careful timing and at least some scope for...
by Koekepan
Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Zoom Arq ar-48 now £80 !
Replies: 23
Views: 1198

Re: Zoom Arq ar-48 now £80 !

Oh man.

I want it, but I'm just rearranging my studio and everything is chaos. I just know I'll hate myself if I do.

But I want it.
by Koekepan
Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Searching for a general-purpose microphone with easy 3.5mm interfacing
Replies: 12
Views: 387

Re: Searching for a general-purpose microphone with easy 3.5mm interfacing

I think in your position, I'd get another DR-05.

Affordable, usable, sounds decent, you already know how to use it, uses 3.5mm without a problem, will get you lots of recording value in a small package.
by Koekepan
Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: (searching gear vids) unsettling" youtube suggestions lately?
Replies: 29
Views: 943

Re: (searching gear vids) unsettling" youtube suggestions lately?

I've watched quite a few of his videos. I'm a fan. a) He obviously really does know what he's doing. You can tell from his jams, the way that he demonstrates the gear and can relate to different styles. b) His accent doesn't bother me. But I've spent lots of time with various west germanic language ...
by Koekepan
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Your sparse studio
Replies: 208
Views: 30368

Re:

https://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/userpix2/117_image_2.jpg This is my new minimal setup. With some pedals in the mix, I can get a nice variety of sounds. I was going to record direct to my laptop, but I'd need a new audio interface (no FireWire ports on the new laptop), and I'm starting to think th...
by Koekepan
Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Keyboard workstation that will record audio - entire songs
Replies: 2
Views: 130

Re: Keyboard workstation that will record audio - entire songs

The KORG Kronos will do it - but it might be a bit much? The KORG Kross will absolutely do it as well, and once they're up to speed with the interface, is pretty easy to use. It's just old-fashioned, but it's highly functional. Yeah, it has limitations, but so does everything. Having said that .... ...
by Koekepan
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Question for MPC X/One owners
Replies: 19
Views: 449

Re: Question for MPC X/One owners

If you're only considering it for that narrow scenario then the Kentons are a legitimate alternative. But the MPC gives you so much more! Do you really need a separate multitrack sequencer? The MPC is a multitrack sequencer itself, among many other things. You're right, of course. I already have mu...
by Koekepan
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Question for MPC X/One owners
Replies: 19
Views: 449

Re: Question for MPC X/One owners

All RIGHT! Now that's what I was talking about. The scenario that I was considering was an MPC One connected to a couple of analogue synths, and to a multitrack sequencer over USB MIDI, so this sounds perfect. Now I just need to figure out if it's better value for money than a few Kenton Solo MkIIIs.
by Koekepan
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Question for MPC X/One owners
Replies: 19
Views: 449

Re: Question for MPC X/One owners

OK, if either of you has the opportunity to hook up two analogue voices (eurorack, desktop or whatever, makes no difference) and try driving them with two external MIDI controllers simultaneously, let me know! This would be really good to know for sure.
by Koekepan
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Best instrument to play while drunk?
Replies: 80
Views: 1936

Re: Best instrument to play while drunk?

Nothing that you put in or near your face. Nothing delicate. Nothing requiring particularly fine motor control.

Maybe a novation circuit?
by Koekepan
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Question for MPC X/One owners
Replies: 19
Views: 449

Re: Question for MPC X/One owners

Seriously?

Nobody?

Nobody even has an MPC One, a Boog and a Crave, and a couple of nanokeys or something?

Has nobody tried this at all?
by Koekepan
Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Korg Kronos
Replies: 6
Views: 176

Re: Korg Kronos

This is kind of why I referred to the type of music as being a factor. If you're doing strongly pattern-based music, then grooveboxes and similar sequencers are a winning combination. You have no need of a full-blown workstation. Obviously, you're talking about buying gear rather than just using som...
by Koekepan
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Korg Kronos
Replies: 6
Views: 176

Re: Korg Kronos

If I were to buy an MPC today, money no object, it would be the X. However, I like the looks of the MPC One as well. It will do USB MIDI and DIN, it will give you 8 channels of CV and Gate, it will record audio and add effects and generally do good stuff there, as well as your on-screen MIDI program...
by Koekepan
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Korg Kronos
Replies: 6
Views: 176

Re: Korg Kronos

Full disclosure: I strongly considered a Kronos, but did not buy it. I did, however, go deep into window-shopping mode with a lot of videos watched and a lot of manuals read. I can tell you what motivated my decision, and why I nonetheless respect the product deeply. First, a little bad news. Yes, i...
by Koekepan
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Question for MPC X/One owners
Replies: 19
Views: 449

Question for MPC X/One owners

Each of the X and the One has (in one form or another) 8 CV/Gate connections. I understand that we now have multiple MIDI parallel inputs. Can you: Attach two keyboards, let's call them MIDI A and MIDI B, and use them to drive two analogue synths, let's call them Log A and Log B. Can I use MIDI A to...
by Koekepan
Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Erm.. Romplers?
Replies: 26
Views: 1252

Re: Erm.. Romplers?

Consider the KORG Kross.

No, it's not the last word in sound design, but you were asking about romplers.

No, it's not the greatest keybed in the world, but you didn't ask about that either.

It's lightweight, affordable (relatively), and highly giggable.

My endorsement.
by Koekepan
Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Multi-purpose/function gear
Replies: 15
Views: 605

Re: Multi-purpose/function gear

Arturia Minibrute 2S is a good MIDI/CV interface that will capture a couple of parameters. There's a lot that can be done with various workstation-type keyboards. (I know, not quite the topic, but adjacent.) The Casio XW-P1 can make a pretty decent sequencer in a pinch, including a chording track, t...
by Koekepan
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Zoom Livetrak L-8: Multitrack recording the silly easy way.
Replies: 14
Views: 708

Re: Zoom Livetrak L-8: Multitrack recording the silly easy way.

Nice , I use a zoom g1-on effects pedal which was dirt cheap , and gives you 5 respectable fx at once , no fun to edit though. So cheap you can afford to have them on dedicated inserts/outs. This looks great, did you consider the tascam offerings , more expensive though , but maybe class compliant ...
by Koekepan
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Synth with best* internal sequencing?
Replies: 14
Views: 715

Re: Synth with best* internal sequencing?

Consider the Casio XW-P1/XW-G1. It's in your price range. It has a full-size, if unimpressive keybed. It has a step sequencer that is worth the price of entry regardless of anything else it does. It will do live transpositions. It's live reprogrammable. It doesn't sound great, but you can get great ...

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