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by Koekepan
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Synth with best* internal sequencing?
Replies: 14
Views: 489

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 ...
by Koekepan
Thu May 28, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Looking for a sampler
Replies: 83
Views: 3367

Re: Looking for a sampler

any date on pipes delivery? It's been a bit extended owing to the implications of COVID-19, but they're still sending out regular updates. Apparently they're in the parts sourcing and testing stage, and they're looking at getting that sorted out over the next month, so I'm still generally hopeful t...
by Koekepan
Thu May 28, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Looking for a sampler
Replies: 83
Views: 3367

Re: Looking for a sampler

At this stage, while it lacks the convenience of audio in, I may just wait for my synesthesia pipes to be delivered. I'm a backer, and requested the 128GB storage bump in mine, so it will be great once it gets here. So the secondary question might then just be: is there something that's really great...
by Koekepan
Sat May 23, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Gift to get my girlfriend into my hobby?
Replies: 65
Views: 1378

Re: Gift to get my girlfriend into my hobby?

I suggest the following (expensive, but worth it):

get her a Numa compact keyboard, and then a little MIDI desktop synth.

You get her a nice interface, which she can use to synthesise different sounds. For example, you could consider something in Roland's Boutique range to demonstrate some ideas.
by Koekepan
Thu May 21, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Small standalone effects box?
Replies: 16
Views: 785

Re: Small standalone effects box?

Zoom G1on Small - check. Battery power - check. Wide range of reverbs and delays - check. Headphone out - check. Low price - check. Granted, the headphone and the (stereo) line out are the same thing, but if you're plugged into the recorder, you can monitor through that. It has an aux in for paralle...
by Koekepan
Wed May 13, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Looking for a sampler
Replies: 83
Views: 3367

Re: Looking for a sampler

Current BBox beta firmware includes autosampling. https://forum.1010music.com/forum/tabletop-instruments/firmware-downloads-aa/blackbox-firmware-downloads/13498-blackbox-1-6-preview-version#post13878 Hm. Keygroups. Autosampling (in beta). The blackbox case is definitely strengthening. If this inclu...
by Koekepan
Wed May 13, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Looking for a sampler
Replies: 83
Views: 3367

Re: Looking for a sampler

The front runners in my mind as I type this are, in approximate order: 1) Blackbox. Pros: well-supported. Inexpensive (relatively). Eight eurorack-compatible outputs (loopop on youtube shows how it works). USB host. Good sample trimming/tweaking capabilities. Streaming from storage. Pitch shifting. ...
by Koekepan
Tue May 12, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Looking for a sampler
Replies: 83
Views: 3367

Re: Looking for a sampler

What about a sampler in euro? My ONE is here and I really like it. In principle, not a bad idea. In practice, I don't have a eurorack case. I just have a bunch of semimodulars, so there's no particular benefit to getting a euro solution. Euro-standard, sure. Eurorack modules? Don't really help me. ...
by Koekepan
Tue May 12, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Looking for a sampler
Replies: 83
Views: 3367

Re: Looking for a sampler

The Live has: * an internal battery, which is planned obsolescence for which you pay extra * costs double the blackbox, more than the MC707 * not many outs for the money * no eurorack integration, unlike the X, ONE, or blackbox (sad because I have some semimodular that would be good to automate from...
by Koekepan
Tue May 12, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Looking for a sampler
Replies: 83
Views: 3367

Re: Looking for a sampler

After much thought, I'm concluding that, in my world, multiple outs is a very important feature. I still want minimal hassle sampling (to which I should add: easy native detailed sample trimming), and I want to be able to reverse, and repitch samples, and I want to be able to drive sample playback t...
by Koekepan
Tue May 05, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: What's your recording chain?
Replies: 30
Views: 970

Re: What's your recording chain?

I have a Tascam DP-32SD. It's basically a 32 track recorder (20 if you're in an all-mono world, I guess) with a digital mixer and some mixing and mastering facilities. It has 8 live inputs, that you can gang into 4 stereo channels, plus it has a couple of sends. In addition I have some small analogu...
by Koekepan
Sun May 03, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Looking for a sampler
Replies: 83
Views: 3367

Re: Looking for a sampler

At this point I'm leaning towards the MPC One. The SP404 (in various forms) certainly looks capable, but I don't have an AIRA addiction yet, and it seems that the latest version is definitely oriented to an AIRA way of life. The blackbox and the SP404 are both within spitting distance of the MPC One...
by Koekepan
Sat May 02, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Looking for a sampler
Replies: 83
Views: 3367

Re: Looking for a sampler

Gruebleengourd: Excellent questions. For myself: mostly ambient music. More synthesised than musique concrete, but I'd like to add to my sampling capability. For others: I do movies and game composition, so it's a hugely wide field, everything from pseudo-renaissance through EDM. When I've needed sa...
by Koekepan
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Looking for a sampler
Replies: 83
Views: 3367

Re: Looking for a sampler

It just dawned on me: wouldn't the Electribe Sampler fit the bill? From what I understand it will take audio in, it will allow for basic fiddling (including autoslicing, repitching and reverse and a variety of effects), and it can be driven by MIDI. Or am I missing something? It's broadly price comp...
by Koekepan
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Looking for a sampler
Replies: 83
Views: 3367

Re: Looking for a sampler

Kja: it's not that the features would be wasted on me as such, so much as that I already have sequencers and so on, so while I'm not completely opposed to them, it seems a little too much to buy the features all over again. But if that's the best option for getting a good sampler, I wouldn't scream ...
by Koekepan
Mon Apr 27, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Looking for a sampler
Replies: 83
Views: 3367

Re: Looking for a sampler

Ooof. Yeah, the bug litany on the MPX doesn't sound good. The MPC One is about the same price as the 1010 (depending on where you buy) so that's an option. Then there's always the 707. Hm. Lots to think about. (For those who are urging me to consider the second-hand market, I'm not angrily opposed t...
by Koekepan
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Looking for a sampler
Replies: 83
Views: 3367

Re: Looking for a sampler

It does look as if the main choices are used devices, or the MPX/MPC options from Akai, plus the dark horse of the 1010. The 1010 looks really cool, but I admit that it seems more like a groovebox type of thing than a sample delivery system as such. The MPX16 looks like almost exactly what I'd wante...
by Koekepan
Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Looking for a sampler
Replies: 83
Views: 3367

Looking for a sampler

This is as an adjunct to my hardware studio. I already have lots of rompling power, synthesis power and effects power. I don't want something that will play back samples, but is a bother to get anything into. This disqualifies tools like a Volca Sample (which might otherwise be a great choice). I wo...
by Koekepan
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Waldorf Streichfett?
Replies: 192
Views: 36819

Re: Waldorf Streichfett?

I’m thinking of pairing it with a Novation Circuit for the time being. On the waiting list for the Osmose so I figure I’ll wait for that for keyboard use. Do you know if it responds to aftertouch? I believe that the answer is "no" but it has a few parameters that are tweakable by MIDI CC, so you ma...
by Koekepan
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Waldorf Streichfett?
Replies: 192
Views: 36819

Re: Waldorf Streichfett?

I still have my Streichfett, and I still like it a lot. I use it with some frequency. It's not right for every piece, but when you want it, there are few things that will do the same job. I usually sequence it with my Social Entropy Engine, but I often play it with a keyboard workstation over MIDI. ...
by Koekepan
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: If you could only have one...
Replies: 53
Views: 2238

Re: If you could only have one...

KORG Kross Sequence whatever you like. Record full tracks. Lots of sonic power, if you're willing to dive a bit. Decent effects (OK, you have to do some overdubbing to get a full range of possibilities). Mic in, including vocoder options. For more money, I'd see what Kurzweil had on offer. My assess...
by Koekepan
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Any justification for waldorf blofeld in this day and age?
Replies: 70
Views: 6308

Re: Any justification for waldorf blofeld in this day and age?

The Blofeld is great. You can dive deep and tweak like a fiend, or you can grab a preset and nudge the sound a little. It makes a great little module in mono- or polytimbral mode. I've done entire tracks with only the Blofeld, or used it to add a couple of elements to other tracks. The internal effe...
by Koekepan
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Does anyone make a decent analog console anymore?
Replies: 66
Views: 3921

Re: Does anyone make a decent analog console anymore?

Depending on your opinion regarding character vs transparency, Yamaha has quite the reputation for quality, transparent work. Best in the business? Maybe not, but a very solid option.
by Koekepan
Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Vocal processor question
Replies: 5
Views: 287

Re: Vocal processor question

Do you want this stuff for the tracking stage or the mixing stage? Both? Silly answer, but let me elaborate: My primary recording tool is a Tascam DP32-SD, which will do send effects just fine. This means that I can record crap vocals and then post-process them as part of my workflow. Crap vocals a...
by Koekepan
Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Vocal processor question
Replies: 5
Views: 287

Re: Vocal processor question

Thanks, I'll definitely look at the VK. It certainly seems cheaper than the hottest from Boss.

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