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by Niles Crane
Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:31 pm
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: Aaron Dilloway
Replies: 3
Views: 550

Aaron Dilloway

Just ordered his new cassette:

http://hansonrecords.bigcartel.com/prod ... he-showers

His "Modern Jester" release last year was incredible:


by Niles Crane
Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:15 pm
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: Haxan Cloak - The Mirror Reflecting
Replies: 11
Views: 1185

Really into his output. I take it you've heard Raime, Demdike Stare etc...??
by Niles Crane
Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:07 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Serge Beginner
Replies: 17
Views: 1247

Thanks for all your inputs, really psyched now.... Seems like there is wonderful opportunities for drones...
by Niles Crane
Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:28 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Serge Beginner
Replies: 17
Views: 1247

Dmitri is a really good dude. I'm glad to see he's reopened the Church of the Serge. My advice - get DUSGs. Lots of them. You can make a DUSG do almost anything. Also - Dmitri will etch custom panels for you, so don't be afraid to ask for what you want. Gary Thanks for the input, Gary. I've been sp...
by Niles Crane
Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:18 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Serge Beginner
Replies: 17
Views: 1247

Thanks for the input. Is the list of modules that I included the majority of serge modules? I was speaking to the owner of the site (Dmitri, lovely guy) and he mentioned they are working on new kits. Also, how do the CGS panels compare to the original panels?
by Niles Crane
Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:32 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Serge Beginner
Replies: 17
Views: 1247

Serge Beginner

I'm about to take the plunge into this format, having recently stumbled upon this website: http://www.coa-modular.com/ I wanted to enquire about a setup for minimalism/drone. I'm just enquiring as to what modules I should duplicate, or at least begin with. These are the modules I have to choose from...
by Niles Crane
Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:25 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: MiniBrute VS. MS-20 (Mini)
Replies: 27
Views: 6050

Low-Gain wrote:Own both... Can't go wrong with function and cost. :
JUSt say'n..
Would there be too much of an overlap if both were purchased, or would they add different qualities? It would be nice to have both, mind - one controlling the other etc...
by Niles Crane
Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:20 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: MiniBrute VS. MS-20 (Mini)
Replies: 27
Views: 6050

Here is a thread on VSE about Minibrute vs. MS10 for which I did some demo recording of the MS10... Maybe it's helpful. http://www.vintagesynth.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=69438 Really appreciate this. I've heard a lot of reports regarding the physicality of the mini; cheap keys, knobs etc... it...
by Niles Crane
Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:02 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: MiniBrute VS. MS-20 (Mini)
Replies: 27
Views: 6050

MiniBrute VS. MS-20 (Mini)

Was about to invest in the MiniBrute, but i'm unsure now with the launch of the MS-20. This is going to be my first, and main monophonic synth for a period of time (starting college in September). I'm not too specific about what I am looking for; I work mainly in minimalism (drone), and wanted to ad...
by Niles Crane
Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:56 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Coa-Modular
Replies: 9
Views: 736

That's great to hear. Does he do mail order? I sent him a mail yesterday, just waiting for him to get back. Great project, seems really into serge.
by Niles Crane
Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:56 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Coa-Modular
Replies: 9
Views: 736

Coa-Modular

Anyone come across this:

http://www.coa-modular.com/

Thinking of getting a few mail order kits.
by Niles Crane
Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:50 am
Forum: Video Synthesis
Topic: Beginning Video Synthesis
Replies: 6
Views: 1237

In terms of getting video to the mixer, does it come go from the computer, to a video interface, then the mixer? Any particular recommendations mixer wise?
by Niles Crane
Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:14 am
Forum: Video Synthesis
Topic: Beginning Video Synthesis
Replies: 6
Views: 1237

Beginning Video Synthesis

I've wanted to get into this for a good while, but I'm not sure of the tools I'll need for what I want to do. I would love to invest in LZX modules, but I'm in college so funds are tight. I basically want to use touch designer to generate shapes/ geometrical patterns, then manipulate these animation...
by Niles Crane
Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:06 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Korg MS-20 Re-issue
Replies: 1203
Views: 126765

Not sure whether to invest in the MiniBrute now.... :despair:
by Niles Crane
Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:17 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Arturia MiniBrute Analog mono synth!!!
Replies: 1772
Views: 184417

Was about to pull the trigger on this, which will be my first monophonic synth. I recently invested in Max, and i wanted to have an analogue sound source for processing in max. The Adrian Utley demos grabbed my attention, and the capabilities and sound look fantastic, but with the arrival of the re-...
by Niles Crane
Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:05 pm
Forum: Video Synthesis
Topic: Video Learning Resources
Replies: 6
Views: 832

Perhaps this could be a good resource:

by Niles Crane
Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:27 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: New Make Book on Analog Synthesis
Replies: 1
Views: 326

New Make Book on Analog Synthesis

I'm sorry if this has already been posted, but I'm very excited to see the release of this. I've recently started learning electronics using the Charles Platt, Forest Mims, and Nicholas Collins books, so this will be a great addition for when i'm more experienced. http://www.synthtopia.com/content/2...
by Niles Crane
Tue Sep 25, 2012 5:06 pm
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: What is a good drone?
Replies: 86
Views: 8248

What I like about minimalism (I prefer the term to drone) is how sensitive the ear gets when listening; the more you listen, the more subtle changes are recognized. It takes a lot of skill to create something engaging with few tones/textures, but subtlety can be equally as captivating as a piece wit...
by Niles Crane
Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:32 am
Forum: Video Synthesis
Topic: Video Art Resources
Replies: 3
Views: 864

Video Art Resources

Just wondering what blogs/sites you like to check on a frequent basis? I'm looking to find some. Create Digital Motion, Art-Video.net, are the only ones I have at the minute. Any more would be appreciated.
by Niles Crane
Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:25 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Soft-Synth For Learning Modular
Replies: 58
Views: 5691

I tried opening the Nord demo, but it says on my mac that it doesn't support PowerPC applications any longer, is it because i'm on mountain lion?
by Niles Crane
Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:34 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Soft-Synth For Learning Modular
Replies: 58
Views: 5691

Thanks for the inputs. To explain further what I meant about the question regarding cv; I wanted to find out is it possible to control a module with another module, as I couldn't find cv inputs on the Arturia Moog modules, I didn't know that the cables are simulating cv, nor that some modules have "...
by Niles Crane
Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Soft-Synth For Learning Modular
Replies: 58
Views: 5691

Soft-Synth For Learning Modular

I'm going through the Allen Strange and Deverahi book and while i'm saving for my modular I was wondering is there any software/soft-synth I could use for learning. The Arturia Moog does not have c.v. inputs which is a shame, although i'm sure there is a reason for that.
by Niles Crane
Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Dummy Plug/Negative DC Voltage (Devarahi Book)
Replies: 3
Views: 1538

Dummy Plug/Negative DC Voltage (Devarahi Book)

I'm reading the book to understand modular synthesis, it's been great but a few times he has mentioned these two steps in experimenting with patches. For example, for non-tracking of a vcf, you must insert a dummy plug, what is this and how is it achieved? Same for negative DC voltage, I assume they...
by Niles Crane
Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:22 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Case options for 5U (motm pref.) in europe
Replies: 24
Views: 6483

Maybe Chris does layover? Seriously. Send him a deposit for 6 of his cases and pay for them as soon as you can thereafter. Also: 112 MU :hail: I can only dream of that much DotCom. Luckily the Rast route is working out for me, so casing my modules isn't going to break the bank. But damn...112 MU......
by Niles Crane
Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:09 am
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Case options for 5U (motm pref.) in europe
Replies: 24
Views: 6483

Can rails go onto Winkel's cabinets, particularly MOTM rails?

Whitewulfe: that's a lovely finish, i've got two of Winkels cabinets on the way and was looking for a similar black finish.

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