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by rjungemann
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Music Software
Topic: Tiny laptop for Max/msp
Replies: 3
Views: 233

Re: Tiny laptop for Max/msp

I'm using my Surface Go mostly for playing softsynths in Reaper with an external controller, and mucking around with Max atm. Just be sure to get the 8GB version. It's not a powerhouse but totally fine for audio and light coding. An app combo that I really like is LoopMIDI + XotoPad. XotoPad is a mu...
by rjungemann
Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:14 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Vocal processor question
Replies: 5
Views: 186

Re: Vocal processor question

I have the TC-Helicon Perform-VK and it's perfect for me. They're basically simplified versions of the more extensive Voicelive boxes. There are 4 different Perform boxes with different focuses, the VK is designed for keyboardists and more straightforward effects like reverb and delay (there is one ...
by rjungemann
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Music Software
Topic: Looking to buy my first VCV Rack modules
Replies: 8
Views: 573

Re: Looking to buy my first VCV Rack modules

I use a VCV Console attached to the main audio output in nearly every patch, as a mixer with sends. VCV Pulse Matrix is really good for triggering drums, or, when combined with a pitch sequencer, can create rotating melodies. You can also shift the columns or rows for additional variation. AS has so...
by rjungemann
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Distrokid experiences/alternatives?
Replies: 8
Views: 433

Re: Distrokid experiences/alternatives?

For what it's worth, I use EmuBands, which lets you distribute to a couple dozen services for one-time fee per release. And of course Bandcamp.
by rjungemann
Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: The Aeros Loop Studio
Replies: 1
Views: 709

Re: The Aeros Loop Studio

About time someone put a waveform display on a looper :lol: Six tracks is is pretty generous. I wonder if it can do A/B sections ("serial" looping) also, like the Pigtronix Infinity or Ditto x4?
by rjungemann
Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: PD synthesis in modern synths?
Replies: 21
Views: 1719

Re: PD synthesis in modern synths?

Casio CZ series sounds great and much quicker to get good sounds than traditional PM/FM, I think! I feel like it'd be the right time for a remake. There's Oli Larkin's VirtualCZ plugin which is fantastic, and the creator made a Max4Live phase distortion synth too. Also, the new Arturia CZ plug-in, a...
by rjungemann
Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Eurorack DCO?
Replies: 25
Views: 1616

I had better luck searching for oscillators inspired by specific synths. I vaguely remembered seeing an article about the Soundforce DCO which looks interesting!
by rjungemann
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Music Software
Topic: Quantum Computing and Virtual Analog
Replies: 15
Views: 978

@Kummer I know you knew it's more complicated than discrete vs continuous values, but I was afraid to go too deep lest I said something incorrect haha. I wrote a wall of text for this message and then cut most of it for that reason... If anyone sees inaccuracies let me know. (Sidebar, most of what I...
by rjungemann
Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Music Software
Topic: Advanced MIDI editor for Windows (DAW or standalone app)
Replies: 7
Views: 524

Coincidentally I just bought Loomer Architect a couple days ago! It's fantastic, probably closest to Numerology but also runs on Windows. You can easily create manually-clocked sequencers, all sorts of performance tools, etc., and anything it doesn't have you can create using the Lua module. Be sure...
by rjungemann
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Music Software
Topic: Quantum Computing and Virtual Analog
Replies: 15
Views: 978

Your intuition is good in that it is true that qubits don't model just a 0 or 1, and analog signals are somewhat similar in that regard, BUT the two are wildly different in operation. I know barely enough about quantum computing to know how little I know so I won't bungle an explanation. To be hones...
by rjungemann
Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Last of the affordable low bit samplers for drum sounds?
Replies: 24
Views: 1745

Old samplers are cool, but you might be able to get by with an SP303 or 404. The lo-fi sampling mode is 8bit and you can record or resample thru a few lo-fi FX. The sample "pads" are all mapped to midi notes. Was going to suggest the same thing! I got an SP-404SX recently and it's a ton of fun. Bes...
by rjungemann
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Music Software
Topic: Horrible VSTi latency in Ableton 10 (macOS 10.14.5 Mojave)
Replies: 4
Views: 602

(Disclaimer: I have a 3 y/o MacBook Air, a MacBook Pro 2018, and a ThinkPad x390 Yoga running Windows with equivalent SSD capacity, RAM, and clock speed/cores.) Computer audio is generally handled in chunks, called buffers. To get less latency means to send shorter buffers and/or send the buffers mo...
by rjungemann
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Music Software
Topic: Cheapest DC-coupled interface?
Replies: 8
Views: 1175

You should be able to use an Aggregate Device in OS X's Audio MIDI Setup to combine multiple audio devices into a single device, to use with an Audio module in VCV Rack, fwiw. I don't think it introduces additional latency. As an aside, in the past I've used Homebrew to install jackd, and then manag...
by rjungemann
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Music Software
Topic: Vocaloid 5
Replies: 7
Views: 1422

pmboos wrote:Thanks for that info... Do you know if the Vocaloid app works on the latest versions of iOS?
I know for certain it works on latest Android. The App Store page should show the compatible iOS versions.
by rjungemann
Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Music Software
Topic: Vocaloid 5
Replies: 7
Views: 1422

Yep, you can add new phrases or voices, it's done using an iOS or Android app which connects to the keyboard over Bluetooth. The app is only in Japanese, but it's pretty quick to figure out how it works. It will send MIDI out but you'll have to activate MIDI out after turning on the keyboard, from t...
by rjungemann
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Music Software
Topic: Bitwig -the Grid- (post your grids!)
Replies: 52
Views: 3748

Not a Bitwig user and I still poke a little fun at how long it took to release their Grid functionality. But it's really cool what you're accomplishing with Grid! Some great convincing analog sounds and gorgeous generative sequences. Definitely keep posting! Also, subscribed!
by rjungemann
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Music Software
Topic: clip launch app with specific features needed
Replies: 10
Views: 841

Tablets don't have the horsepower... I wrote my last 3 albums on a 3-year-old (granted, maxed at the time) MacBook Air 11". I just ordered a maxed Lenovo x390 Yoga for half the price, at $1400, of my work MacBook Pro, with the same specs (double the memory at 16GB, double the cores, higher clock sp...
by rjungemann
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Music Software
Topic: clip launch app with specific features needed
Replies: 10
Views: 841

Digital Performer is really good about getting clever with timings and has a clip launcher with version 10, which I know has some interesting timing division controls for clip launching. I'm not sure if it meets all your requirements, but with the ability to send sysex in clips...maybe?
by rjungemann
Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Music Software
Topic: VCV Rack: Open-source virtual modular synthesizer
Replies: 708
Views: 77072

Neither wrote:What control surface would you recommend getting for VCV-rack?
MIDI Fighter Twister or Korg NanoKONTROL2 might be good, any generic control surface should work. The MIDI CC module has MIDI learn so will work with pretty much anything.
by rjungemann
Mon May 27, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Music Software
Topic: Arturia Collection v7
Replies: 15
Views: 2012

The Space Disco wrote:I love the virtual CZ vst from plugin Boutique. Sounds the same as the real deal. Cheaper!
I just did the same recently! Virtual CZ is great and can be used as an editor for hardware CZs. I enjoy the CZ Phase Distortion sound and it's surprisingly easy to program.
by rjungemann
Sat May 18, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Music Software
Topic: VCV Rack: Open-source virtual modular synthesizer
Replies: 708
Views: 77072

Hey i was looking for a vcv plugin that could sequence some audio samples, like breakbeats and stuff? Any info on that? Saw the pulsar-23, pretty interesting to work with samples this way, bet you can do some cool stuff with it. There's some great voltage-controlled samplers in VCV! I thought this ...
by rjungemann
Thu May 16, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Music Software
Topic: Mac Mini 2018 for VCV Rack
Replies: 2
Views: 770

It's true that the GUI is GPU-rendered, and that there might be occasional performance issues with a lot of modules. However, I think an external GPU might be overkill, unless you are thinking of getting one for other reasons also. Rack 1.0 will have multi-threading so I think that should dramatical...
by rjungemann
Mon May 06, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Keyboard Workstations
Replies: 8
Views: 473

I have the FA-06 and I like it a lot. It's really underused at the moment—I use it mostly for piano/EP sounds and as a controller. But it's got a good amount of power. 16-part multitimbral, a synthesis engine that makes it not horribly painful to make new patches, and there's a library of patches on...
by rjungemann
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Music Software
Topic: Can MIDI be readily extended beyond its limitations?
Replies: 5
Views: 1258

MIDI doesn't enforce 24 PPQN . Ableton has a resolution of 960 PPQN from what I've read. Reaper defaults to 960 but it is customizable. Even in hardware, 24 PPQN, as far as I've seen, is incredibly rare. 48 PPQN for late '80s sequencers maybe. MIDI is "async IO" as well, at least from a coding persp...
by rjungemann
Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Small portable devices to sketch down musical ideas?
Replies: 16
Views: 1261

iPad for the Ruismaker synths (Noir is really cool, very similar to the DFAM in software form), Audio Damage stuff, AUM, etc.

I got an RS-97 for $40 on Amazon and run LGPT on it.

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