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by strettara
Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: What new booty did you buy?
Replies: 7527
Views: 620581

Re: What new booty did you buy?

gslug wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:42 am
I might have done something very stupid.... Brought a Fairlight CMI.
:hail: :omg: :tu: :yay: :miley:

Sounds like you're about to have an adventure. Time to set fire to a Cohiba.
by strettara
Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Social Entropy Engine
Replies: 426
Views: 59972

Re: Social Entropy Engine

Is this sequencer still in production? I couldn't find any info on the website, not even a price.
by strettara
Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Does no screen make a sequencer really see like more of a 'real instrument'?
Replies: 51
Views: 1057

Re: Does no screen make a sequencer really see like more of a 'real instrument'?

I said I found the screen aspect of it offputting. Anyway this is the proverbial wrestling with a pig, I'm just getting dirty, so enough. One thing I will say though, this thread inspired me to take more of a look at the Haken instruments which are absolutely amazing. I never really understood how p...
by strettara
Sun Oct 25, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Does no screen make a sequencer really see like more of a 'real instrument'?
Replies: 51
Views: 1057

Re: Does no screen make a sequencer really see like more of a 'real instrument'?

Nelson Baboon wrote:
Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:19 pm
But Strettara just hates the Schrittmacher, despite never having used one. I suspect it's because I like it, but he'd never admit that. I'd hate to think that my preference for something, all by itself, made it less like a 'real instrument'.
Curiouser and curiouser :lol: :lol: :lol:
by strettara
Sat Oct 24, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Does no screen make a sequencer really see like more of a 'real instrument'?
Replies: 51
Views: 1057

Re: Does no screen make a sequencer really see like more of a 'real instrument'?

No, I was rebutting your contention that anything that can be used to make music is therefore an instrument. The further distinction - obviously quite fuzzy - that musicians would probably make in favour of "real" instruments is about playability, which is what we were talking about earlier. At leas...
by strettara
Sat Oct 24, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Does no screen make a sequencer really see like more of a 'real instrument'?
Replies: 51
Views: 1057

Re: Does no screen make a sequencer really see like more of a 'real instrument'?

You're right of course, you have far more experience than I do in the use of electronic instruments and devices. But: There's an obvious distinction between something being an instrument and being used as an instrument. Obviously music can be made with many objects that are used as instruments for t...
by strettara
Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Does no screen make a sequencer really see like more of a 'real instrument'?
Replies: 51
Views: 1057

Re: Does no screen make a sequencer really see like more of a 'real instrument'?

Pace the OP's philosophical position, it seems to me that there is a genuine demand for real instruments. One version of this that seems very fruitful is the combination of a computer based programming environment with a minimalist performance interface. I'm thinking of the Fingerboard, the Osmose,...
by strettara
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: The PERFECT Knob torque
Replies: 49
Views: 966

Re: The PERFECT Knob resistance

Foghorn wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:46 am
The perfect resistance is linear!
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I mean as in linear motion. :yay:
Alternating no doubt.
by strettara
Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Your Tunes Here
Topic: wednesday improv
Replies: 1
Views: 43

wednesday improv

A schmaltzy litle number I came up with last night, hope you enjoy it:


wednesday improv.mp3
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by strettara
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Favorite Multitimbral VAs?
Replies: 62
Views: 1079

Re: Favorite Multitimbral VAs?

I'd second the Nord Lead 3 which I had (rack unit) until I dropped out of electronics altogether a few years ago. Whether you like the sounds or not is a personal thing, some don't, but the filters are very versatile, the modulation assignment function is very well thought out with midi-learn too as...
by strettara
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Does no screen make a sequencer really see like more of a 'real instrument'?
Replies: 51
Views: 1057

Re: Does no screen make a sequencer really see like more of a 'real instrument'?

There's another related topic that might have even more bearing on the instrument-like nature of a the UI of a sequencer than the presence of a screen, that is - whether it is a modal or a modeless design, (granted in all likelihood the existence of a screen tends to strongly correlate with the for...
by strettara
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Does no screen make a sequencer really see like more of a 'real instrument'?
Replies: 51
Views: 1057

Re: Does no screen make a sequencer really see like more of a 'real instrument'?

I thought this was a conversation, not an argument. But no problem, like I said.
by strettara
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Does no screen make a sequencer really see like more of a 'real instrument'?
Replies: 51
Views: 1057

Re: Does no screen make a sequencer really see like more of a 'real instrument'?

Ok, but it seems a bit silly to make such a radical claim and then refuse to argue for it. No problem though.
by strettara
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Does no screen make a sequencer really see like more of a 'real instrument'?
Replies: 51
Views: 1057

Re: Does no screen make a sequencer really see like more of a 'real instrument'?

Well to you I suppose, which is a point of view. Certainly not to many other musicians. Anyway back to sequencers.
by strettara
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Does no screen make a sequencer really see like more of a 'real instrument'?
Replies: 51
Views: 1057

Re: Does no screen make a sequencer really see like more of a 'real instrument'?

I was surprised to see you use the expression actually because I remember you being dismissive of it in the past. So your violin is no more nor less a real instrument to you than any other of your devices?

For me personally it does have some value.
by strettara
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Does no screen make a sequencer really see like more of a 'real instrument'?
Replies: 51
Views: 1057

Re: Does no screen make a sequencer really see like more of a 'real instrument'?

my mention of violin and piano was to question the notion of 'real instrument' being applied to sequencers.... Sort of begs the question doesn't it. End of the day we all have our own version (or versions, given there are so many multi-instrumentalists playing acoustic and electronic instruments he...
by strettara
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Does no screen make a sequencer really see like more of a 'real instrument'?
Replies: 51
Views: 1057

Re: Does no screen make a sequencer really see like more of a 'real instrument'?

Another would be the Koma Komplex Sequencer, right? I was always intrigued by that one. Honestly, I think it just depends on your approach and what you desire as your interface. All interfaces/mediums are going to inspire and pull music out of you in different ways. I think the important thing is th...
by strettara
Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: The Moog One
Replies: 963
Views: 82657

Re: The Moog One

Well after another year or more of watching videos about this thing, I have to say I'm still sold, or would be if I had the cash. I don't know if anyone in these 39 pages has mentioned that the mod matrix includes mathematical functions between the sources and destinations, which is extremely cool....
by strettara
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: The Moog One
Replies: 963
Views: 82657

Re: The Moog One

Nelson Baboon wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:15 pm
the 8 voice has a secret 16 voice mode that can be activated if you praise the unit sufficiently on this forum.
I’m working on it.
by strettara
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: The Moog One
Replies: 963
Views: 82657

Re: The Moog One

Well again it's pure fantasy football, but I think the 16 voice would open up a lot of potential for polyphonic sequences. It seems a shame to limit oneself with the 8 voice architecture given all the other stuff it can do. And I suppose 8 voices would also be a limitation on the length of VCA envel...
by strettara
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: The Moog One
Replies: 963
Views: 82657

Re: The Moog One

Well after another year or more of watching videos about this thing, I have to say I'm still sold, or would be if I had the cash. I don't know if anyone in these 39 pages has mentioned that the mod matrix includes mathematical functions between the sources and destinations, which is extremely cool. ...
by strettara
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Multitracking and reverb?
Replies: 9
Views: 324

Re: Multitracking and reverb?

i like to record the fx together with the dry sound on separate channels. e.g. 1+2 dry stereo 3+4 reverb 5+6 delay. i can record this as a 6-channel track then (a handy reaper feature) and put it in my sample material folder for example. the benefit is the tracks are tied together as one multitrack...
by strettara
Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Synth Noise
Topic: Piano drag
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Re: Piano drag

I have to say no. The whole is less than the sum of its parts.
by strettara
Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Synth Noise
Topic: Tales from my childhood
Replies: 8
Views: 155

Re: Tales from my childhood

I found the first and fourth tracks most compelling. I’ve often wanted to make music like this but somehow never quite got there. Somehow you manage to balance musicality with noisiness and get away with it... always impressive. I was under the impression you’d abandoned music for other pursuits, gl...

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