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by Ranxerox
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Announcements - Please read!
Topic: Mike has passed away.
Replies: 907
Views: 86221

Damn, super bummed to hear this. Rest in peace Mike.
by Ranxerox
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Towards a 21st century replacement for MIDI...
Replies: 165
Views: 6849

Part of the genius of MIDI is that it places constraints on what is attainable, that we are all forced to work against. I can't imagine any self respecting musician ever wishing to deal with the surfeit of data-exhaust that your imagined MIDI-replacement protocol would generate. What we are failing ...
by Ranxerox
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Moog One is a fundamental revolution because linux
Replies: 104
Views: 7598

There's too many sad IT geeks, not making enough music & too obsessed with the tech internals of the products they're offered in the marketplace, trying desperately (on the internet) to bridge the 'canyon' separating their day-job and the music tech they'd rather be playing with. (Fear not - I count...
by Ranxerox
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: The Moog One
Replies: 952
Views: 71661

Moog must have looked at the prices the Memorymoog goes for on the enthusiast/collectors' market, and surmised that a modern equivalent costing about as much would capture the remainder unwilling to gamble on a vintage synth not blowing up on them. The same as Ferrari not giving a toss about the guy...
by Ranxerox
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: The Moog One
Replies: 952
Views: 71661

does anyone know how the three parts share voices? you assign however many voices you wish for each of the 3 sections (ex: 1 for section 1, 2 for section 2, 5 for section 3), along with the keymapping. Each multitimbral section has it's own note stealing modes. You can also layer them, as well. Am ...
by Ranxerox
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Additive synthesis - how to get interesting sounds?
Replies: 13
Views: 667

So, any good K5000s editor/librarian software programs out there? Not that I've found. The legacy Soundiver one is fairly crap imho, aside from the aforementioned resynthesis feature. Consider that the fairlight and the axcel used a light pencil and touch-sensitive led matrix respectively... What w...
by Ranxerox
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Towards a 21st century replacement for MIDI...
Replies: 165
Views: 6849

Whatever connector plug is used, it should be able to withstand repeated stomping on by a drummer, preferably wearing hob-nailed boots. It should be easy to plug and unplug by feel in complete darkness. It should use some kind of mild-strength locking mechanism so as not to be yanked out, but also n...
by Ranxerox
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Towards a 21st century replacement for MIDI...
Replies: 165
Views: 6849

My own comments were not intended in opposition to discussing what an ideal replacement for midi should be, far from it. In designing a truly universal protocol from scratch, one could hope to do much better than midi. Unfortunately midi is sufficiently adequate to undermine the business case for ob...
by Ranxerox
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Additive synthesis - how to get interesting sounds?
Replies: 13
Views: 667

Back when I used Logic I built an environment for the K5K with loads of sysex sliders that made individual editing a lot faster. I guess any software editor like ctrlr, bidule, max, would let you do something similar. More recently I've been experimenting with an excel spreadsheet that generates a m...
by Ranxerox
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Towards a 21st century replacement for MIDI...
Replies: 165
Views: 6849

Thinking about it, probably the best time to have introduced a replacement industry standard would have been on the back of VST twenty years ago. But the uptick in hardware sales over the last decade has led to a successive generation (glut) of midi products requiring legacy support, more or less en...
by Ranxerox
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Towards a 21st century replacement for MIDI...
Replies: 165
Views: 6849

Every few years this thread topic shows up. Midi was rushed to market, designed by engineers with various flaws that manifest themselves in experimental usage. Nevertheless it was a rare example of initiative and cooperation by industry actors, the like of which we have not seen since. In spite of i...
by Ranxerox
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Additive synthesis - how to get interesting sounds?
Replies: 13
Views: 667

Also, if you're using an instrument that supports it, you could as a starting point try using 'resynthesis' to generate all the voice parameters from digital analysis of a sound file. I believe there is a utility for the K5K that can do this, and would assume a competent modern-day plug-in could as ...
by Ranxerox
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Additive synthesis - how to get interesting sounds?
Replies: 13
Views: 667

Of the synths you mention I've only used the K5K. It benefits from having a 128 band 'formant' filter per voice which helps add a lot of movement. Even without this, having independent looping envs for each additive harmonic has tremendous potential for constantly evolving sounds. But a lot of patie...
by Ranxerox
Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: BR-909
Replies: 200
Views: 12546

No-one cares about anyone's issues with whose products end up on which shelves.

As always, all that matters is whether the tools are used for ill or good.
by Ranxerox
Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Vintage Roland - is one oscillator all you really need?
Replies: 36
Views: 1839

Any kind of sync, FM, atonal or additive synthesis requires more than one oscillator. Roland analogues are great, but as many have observed they are 'all sweet spot' - not as well suited to experimental sound synthesis.
by Ranxerox
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Vintage synths that will last forever
Replies: 36
Views: 1949

I guess it depends on what you define lasting forever as. Digital synths employing lots of tight surface mount stuff and might take a dump, but its possible at some point you could run the software of that synth via emulation on another platform and get the exact same sounds. I'm not convinced that...
by Ranxerox
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: What synths would you like to see next?
Replies: 102
Views: 5210

Old thread, but I happened to be thinking about this the other day... -Polyphonic synth based around the MI Braids oscillator -Mod matrix for 'virtual CVs' as well as audio path, with audio-rate modulations and insertable functions e.g. full-featured quantizers, tracking + holds, waveshapers -Variou...
by Ranxerox
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Signal Path For Synths To Tape
Replies: 11
Views: 1783

Probably you need to provide more context. What tape machine are you using? Are you talking about multitrack recording? What signals are you recording - what types of synthesizers? Are you using a mixer? Balanced or unbalanced?
by Ranxerox
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Field recorders: affordable and decent w/ internal mics?
Replies: 84
Views: 3223

I have a Tascam DR-40. The internal mics are OK, but I'm not sure about the pre-amps. Handling noise it a bit of a problem, but it's fine if you use a grip attached to the mic stand socket. That is all.
by Ranxerox
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: is there such thing as a standalone sequencer + sampler?
Replies: 19
Views: 805

Re: is there such thing as a standalone sequencer + sampler?

bwandice wrote:Hey all, I'm not sure if such a piece of gear exists--but perhaps y'all might.
Nope - can't be done. Doesn't exist.





:razz:
by Ranxerox
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: So many mic pre-amps - "I just need line inputs"
Replies: 15
Views: 646

Digital mixers and generic computer interfaces are marketed to the Gearslutz crowd - all of whom are aspiring Bob Clearmountains. So of course they are designed to cater to a wide range of recording scenarios that mostly involve microphones. The needs of synthesists who only deal in line-level signa...
by Ranxerox
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Tell me about your brush with academia
Replies: 75
Views: 3465

Can I ask, does having a load of letters after your name make your "music" any better? I know some people here in London who have literally made it through the Royal Academy and make a living from classical, modern classical, proms, soundtrack and session performance work. While I have utmost respe...
by Ranxerox
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: BR-909
Replies: 200
Views: 12546

Panason wrote:Image
That's an excellent troll of a troll :hihi:
by Ranxerox
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: BR-909
Replies: 200
Views: 12546

Yeah, wtf is this gear-shaming about? Judging a musician by their gear is for mugs. I'd have no issue rocking a Behringer, a Casio or some fugly groovebox at a gig any day of the week.
by Ranxerox
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: USING ANALOG MIXER + AUDIO INTERFACE POSSIBLE?
Replies: 10
Views: 414

Shledge wrote:You can add more inputs via ADAT.
Depends on whether the OP means MOTU 828 Mk.III or MOTU Ultralite Mk.III - the Ultralite doesn't have ADAT.

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