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by chamomileshark
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Your Tunes Here
Topic: Free Pastoral Ambient EP
Replies: 1
Views: 35

Free Pastoral Ambient EP

I’ve just released a new free download EP on Bandcamp. It’s sort of pastoral ambient, celebrating and reflecting on fascination with the landscape, nature and atmosphere of lakes I have visited here and abroad, particularly during my childhood in the 60s and 70s. There is something special about the...
by chamomileshark
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Your Tunes Here
Topic: Pastoral ambient
Replies: 0
Views: 76

Pastoral ambient

At last the first track from my forthcoming EP is out on Spotify. “Where land meets water” celebrates my fascination with the landscape, nature and atmosphere of lakes I have visited here and abroad, particularly during my childhood in the 60s and 70s. There is something special about them, not just...
by chamomileshark
Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Your Tunes Here
Topic: Free Wiard 300 Series, Frac & EMS VCS3 album.
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Free Wiard 300 Series, Frac & EMS VCS3 album.

As I'm starting to release music on Spotify, Amazon, Apple Music etc, I decided to make a few tweaks to the tracks on my 2019 modular album, change the artwork, add a pdf for liner notes and repost it for free on Bandcamp. The tracks were created on a Frac modular (mainly Blacet), a Wiard 300 series...
by chamomileshark
Sun May 24, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Your Tunes Here
Topic: Fake ethnological Covid 19
Replies: 0
Views: 114

Fake ethnological Covid 19

well this is out there... Healer celebration dance of the Oxfordian highlands indigenous people Recorded in April 2020 during the UKs lockdown in response to the Covid 19 pandemic. It became a habit to go to our front doors or balconies every Thursday at 8pm and clap to thank key workers, in particu...
by chamomileshark
Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Announcements - Please read!
Topic: Site Migration Completed
Replies: 346
Views: 23722

Re: Site Migration Completed

thanks to everyone involved in getting this sorted out
by chamomileshark
Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Vocoder thread
Replies: 43
Views: 3640

I have the old Korg DVP MIDI controlled rack which doesn’t sound bad but I wish it would give you different waveforms or at least an external input. I have one of those. I rarely use it but when I do I use it in the vocal synth mode - it sounds vaguely like the Logan Vocalist. I use the solo female...
by chamomileshark
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Your Tunes Here
Topic: Too late for Halloween?
Replies: 0
Views: 269

Too late for Halloween?

As I've just turned 60 I decided to make some of my albums now a free download. First up, "Creeping Shadows" from 2017. With titles like "Brood Chamber" "Into the Zone", "Quatermass & the Creeping Shadows" it's a set of dark ambient tracks. Apart from "Brood Chamber" most of the music was realized o...
by chamomileshark
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: using drum loops?
Replies: 33
Views: 4266

Llouwelyn wrote:Do you have Try to use your modular system Wiard for that?,
Wiard is very nice for drum's with a complex structure?
I have a demo if you want!.
hi, do you want to put the demo up in the Wiard area - or on Facebook - I'd like to hear it
by chamomileshark
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: using drum loops?
Replies: 33
Views: 4266

thanks Dubonaire - that's a step on from what I've been doing so that's helpful.
by chamomileshark
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: using drum loops?
Replies: 33
Views: 4266

chamomileshark, a to me very pleasing and giving way to experiment with Drums and more so "electronic Percussives" is to just setup *super simple* beats and then create the rest over using FX. Mainly Delays. A nifty Delay on the master, or delays per sound, or anything inbetween. i more and more ex...
by chamomileshark
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Fractional Rack Modules
Topic: John Blacet has passed away.
Replies: 76
Views: 9231

what a shame
by chamomileshark
Sun May 05, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Wiard
Topic: Fixing 1vt per octave tracking + tuning
Replies: 1
Views: 860

hi, is it Eurorack or Series 300? If 300 I'd contact Cary at Wiard.
by chamomileshark
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Distortion a sign of interface failure?
Replies: 8
Views: 1171

I've used the latest software provided by Focusrite...I've just sent them a couple of updates on what I've found..
by chamomileshark
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Distortion a sign of interface failure?
Replies: 8
Views: 1171

ok, I just tried plugging in to the inputs on the front with the jacks. At a tiny bit above the level I get continuous green lights it distorts. I thought I'd try a slightly different level from the synth, but before I changed anything and simply hit play on the synths sequencer it just went crazy a...
by chamomileshark
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Distortion a sign of interface failure?
Replies: 8
Views: 1171

hi, good suggestion. I turned off the mixer and computer, sent the line out of the synth into the 6i6 and then monitored via the headphone jack. Anything above 9 o'clock on the OB6 volume it distorts. It seems to have a very short travel to go from too quiet to distortion. I'll see later whether one...
by chamomileshark
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Distortion a sign of interface failure?
Replies: 8
Views: 1171

hi, thanks for the reply. I'm not sure how to do that? I'm not very confident with these things. I think I might have found a way to simplify this. I've connected the synth directly to the Scarlett 6i6 line in 3&4 and so have taken the analogue mixer largely out of the equation ( I think). So I'm at...
by chamomileshark
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Distortion a sign of interface failure?
Replies: 8
Views: 1171

Distortion a sign of interface failure?

hi, I've got an e-mail into Focusrite re my 1st generation Scarlett 6i6 (see below) but have just discovered the problem I was originally trying to sort is now back. I have my OB 6 going into a Soundcraft signature 12 line in. The master out goes to my 6i6, the aux out goes to my monitors. I've noti...
by chamomileshark
Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Arturia applies to trademark "Synthi" and releases
Replies: 94
Views: 19078

I feel a bit bad that I'd previously got the CMI and Synclavier. I know the Synclavier is probably ok given Cameron's involvement. Less sure about the CMI.
by chamomileshark
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Arturia applies to trademark "Synthi" and releases
Replies: 94
Views: 19078

I've provided some simple audio demos of the VCS3 on the KvR forum as most people don't have access to one. Aside from the whole thing of their dealings with Robin, I think if you are going to trade on the cache of an icon they could have done a better job. SIAC (Reaktor ensemble) sounds to me more ...
by chamomileshark
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Arturia applies to trademark "Synthi" and releases
Replies: 94
Views: 19078

Now out https://www.arturia.com/products/analog-classics/synthi-v/overview Just watched the videos and listened to the sound demos and I have to say it has absolutely nailed the sound of an Arturia software synth. Listened to the Mellotron and that sounds nothing like any Mellotron I've heard either...
by chamomileshark
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Wiard
Topic: Wiard Demo
Replies: 15
Views: 2393

nice. Were they all Wiard? Is that flute in Fluctus?
by chamomileshark
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Plugging synths into Mic input of Soundcraft Signature 12
Replies: 5
Views: 1244

thanks Nostalgia I'll have a look at that. I'm sending the DSI OB-6 going into the 7/8 channel. I have turned the pot up - maybe I just need to turn it up further. My Korg Odyssey was a bit quiet but I'm now using the higher output. MarcelP - modular levels are alot hotter and I don't need to fiddle...
by chamomileshark
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Plugging synths into Mic input of Soundcraft Signature 12
Replies: 5
Views: 1244

Plugging synths into Mic input of Soundcraft Signature 12

hi, I've been struggling a getting a decent level out of some of my synths - particularly the OB-6 module (but also some of the others). I'm wondering if I'm careful and keep the volume levels on the synths low if I can plug them into the Mic inputs and use my Soundcraft Signature 12 pre-amps do the...

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