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by cretaceousear
Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: Music you sort of get but can't get get into
Replies: 14
Views: 219

Re: Music you sort of get but can't get get into

Just about anything electronic that is popular here, Autechre, OneOhTrix, bleeping scratching insects talking to stalagmites in caves. Then there's all that Messiaen stuff.
But Beefheart, I put the time in .. listened to TMR regularly maybe ten years ago.. and now, uh, I dig it big time.
by cretaceousear
Sat Oct 24, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: Brian Eno: Lyrics and Vocals
Replies: 6
Views: 190

Re: Brian Eno: Lyrics and Vocals

Yes I too love The Belldog.
He has a big romantic, almost cosmic, streak in him, but likes to keep it hidden.
Spinning Away on the Eno /Cale album Wrong Way Up, is in the same vein - glorious, sublime, heaven.
:hail:
by cretaceousear
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Solution to clogged hole with solder
Replies: 24
Views: 436

Re: Solution to clogged hole with solder

I heat it all up and blow very hard at it, eyes closed of course. Works ok but does leave fine streaks of tin to clear away. I did try a spring loaded solder sucker but it's an exercise needing three hands.
by cretaceousear
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: is the mad flutist now a serious environmentalist
Replies: 19
Views: 433

Re: is the mad flutist now a serious environmentalist

Hmm must dig out Benefit or Aqualung.. I only have them on ancient cassettes.
Ha, kids at school walking around with Aqualung under their arm to signify cool.
by cretaceousear
Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Writing pop songs for live modular (solo) performance?
Replies: 1
Views: 113

Re: Writing pop songs for live modular (solo) performance?

Way back in time here.. you could check out Pere Ubu who had Allen Ravenstein with a modular in the 80s or bands with a VCS3 like Gong. Or where a synth becomes a mutant rhythm machine for various industrial bands.
by cretaceousear
Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: When are you gonna make REAL music? .. AND GET A DANGED HAIRCUT!!
Replies: 96
Views: 2489

Re: When are you gonna make REAL music? .. AND GET A DANGED HAIRCUT!!

This is the science of the bleedin' obvious. Anyone who has watched a family group of otters for even a brief spell understands that the parents play with their young for the sheer pleasure of it. Why so many words? Most of us rarely see otters? I'm not sure I've ever seen one IRL come to that. Ha,...
by cretaceousear
Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Front Panel Proof Reading Thread
Replies: 503
Views: 83819

Re: Front Panel Proof Reading Thread

Of course every term is an invention to try to describe something, and then familiarity makes it valid. Sample and hold: "Bite but no chew" :hihi: I bet you could find a bilingual Urdu speaker online, a techy person in Pakistan? Ah I see it's basically Hindu, transliterated into Arabic script, with ...
by cretaceousear
Wed Sep 30, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Front Panel Proof Reading Thread
Replies: 503
Views: 83819

Re: Front Panel Proof Reading Thread

Lovely idea the panel in Urdu - but never trust a dictionary. Usage is what counts. I worked in SE Asia and we were doing lubricating oil packaging for a middle eastern country. The director over-ruled my choice of a UK translation service and saved money by going local. When the client saw it they ...
by cretaceousear
Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: feedback sound of guitar without a guitar
Replies: 28
Views: 3008

Re: feedback sound of guitar without a guitar

Try the Tele left handed, if you're right handed that is, or do a nonsense tuning. Hit it with implements that are not plectrum shaped. Whatever you do turn it up very loud. More prosaicly one of the cheap Zoom multifunction pedals should work wonders on a zither. Can you wedge it in a window and us...
by cretaceousear
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: most orgasmic songs
Replies: 17
Views: 278

Re: most orgasmic songs

How about the sound of wanking ?
Appropriate image on the video too..
by cretaceousear
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Dumb question regarding stereo recording
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: Dumb question regarding stereo recording

Wow you've had a hard time of it. Good that things are looking up for you and you're feeling positive. I should put a MuffWiggler happy emoji or something! Yup you can record a left and right as two mono feeds. I assume you'll edit in your DAW? You should be able to combine them in the DAW into some...
by cretaceousear
Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: This Heat
Replies: 44
Views: 2702

Re: This Heat

Holy thread resurrection shuffle..
..nice piece on them in The Grauniad

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/ ... -interview
by cretaceousear
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: Best/Favorite Bassists
Replies: 58
Views: 936

Re: Best/Favorite Bassists

Licudi wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:14 pm
Mick Karn was another 1980s bassplayer (somewhat earlier than Pino) who went out of fashion.
Yeah good call - felt he had a bit more bite than Pino.
by cretaceousear
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: Best/Favorite Bassists
Replies: 58
Views: 936

Re: Best/Favorite Bassists

Funny how much these things are based on time and place; in the UK in the 1980s, Pino Palladino would have topped any poll. Now he doesn't even make the list. I think that could be because the bands he played for and his style of playing has dated a bit. A lot of flanging and moody fretless. Disinc...
by cretaceousear
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: The dwindling world of specialists
Replies: 53
Views: 1062

Re: The dwindling world of specialists

The bigger the industry, the more specialised the roles. In times of scarcity, generalists or those who can turn their hand to separate skills, can survive more easily. Generalists are also good at making novel connections between unrelated areas. I just wish the education system made sure students ...
by cretaceousear
Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Custom panels you say?!
Replies: 20
Views: 454

Re: Custom panels you say?!

These are great!
You picked your colour palette really well too
I also like the plain ones with the eye symbol round the knobs.
by cretaceousear
Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Making your own panels with a desktop CNC
Replies: 224
Views: 4230

Re: Making your own panels with a desktop CNC

Ah - maybe Futura is not a good idea - things like the top of capital A come to a sharp point and without that it will look wrong.
I know the DIN fonts - very nice - popular in graphic design some years ago. Form follows function : single stroke for the win!
by cretaceousear
Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Making your own panels with a desktop CNC
Replies: 224
Views: 4230

Re: Making your own panels with a desktop CNC

These are great - very impressive all round.
I prefer the single stroke narrow font 'NormWest', it just looks right, though a wee bit more letter spacing would improve it.
Me, I'm sick to death of bloody Helvetica! Can I recommend Futura for a nice crisp Germanic look?
by cretaceousear
Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: JJ Burnel best punk bassist ever?
Replies: 8
Views: 260

Re: JJ Burnel best punk bassist ever?

Jah Wobble was post punk I suppose but he's inimitable.
JJ is great, melodic and cool - win win win.
by cretaceousear
Sat Aug 15, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: I got it mastered and now I hate it
Replies: 49
Views: 1849

Re: I got it mastered and now I hate it

As far as monitoring goes I think playing it on *anything* different is good. If you find a part stands out too much, even on a crappy speaker, it probably needs taking back. The other thing I like to do is play mixes in the car or while doing the washing up - anything so you aren't concentrating on...
by cretaceousear
Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Layer / merging sounds in a DAW like older synths and samplers
Replies: 6
Views: 326

Re: Layer / merging sounds in a DAW like older synths and samplers

I've used some free VSTs that can more or less do this. There's one designed to have two sounds where you can morph between them via the envelope or duration. It does sound like one sound that changes, but it doesn't have that many controls. There's another where every patch is made of two sounds, o...
by cretaceousear
Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: things that would get your Muff license revoked
Replies: 175
Views: 4566

Re: things that would get your Muff license revoked

Where's Nelson for the real deal?
Then wasn't there a mod who got people to revoke themselves ?
:foul: !
I must be nice on MW I must be nice on MW I must be nice on MW
by cretaceousear
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: Greatest electronic song ever.
Replies: 134
Views: 3001

Re: Greatest electronic song ever.

Cretaceousear, that might actually be the only reasonable answer. Agreed - Cretaceousear has it Why, thank you :cookiemonster: And thanks IR for posting that link to the Arthur Brown's Kingdom Come track - never heard that album but I enjoyed Galactic Zoo Dossier back then - gleefully eccentric.
by cretaceousear
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: Greatest electronic song ever.
Replies: 134
Views: 3001

Re: Greatest electronic song ever.

No contest
by cretaceousear
Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: Your Tunes Here
Topic: Come Together - beatles cover with modular twist
Replies: 6
Views: 162

Re: Come Together - beatles cover with modular twist

There's a bit of Come Together on a TV ad here in the UK - annoying and just another ad trying to gain cool by appropriating culture.
I like your version a lot. Bagus!

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