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by Michael O.
Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Your favorite effects for 808?
Replies: 33
Views: 1024

Re: Your favorute effects for 808?

boss bx-6 mixer with gain and volume both cranked to 10. This was a majorly obscure (and commensurately cheap) piece of gear half my thirty-year-old lifetime ago when I started making electronic music, but now I see it name dropped more often than not in reference to warming up Roland gear. Did som...
by Michael O.
Mon Nov 09, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Korg Opsix
Replies: 157
Views: 11014

Re: Korg Opsix

Any word on dx7 patch compatibility? With only ADSR envelopes on the opsix I’m guessing that’s an impossibility. Which is a bummer, because I don’t exactly have a lot of drive to reprogram all my dx FM patches- it’s sort of tedious even when you know the process well. There is an excellent website ...
by Michael O.
Mon Nov 09, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: Fender Jazzmaster - Avice for first time buyer
Replies: 21
Views: 499

Re: Fender Jazzmaster - Avice for first time buyer

I can second the older generation AVRI suggestion. I eventually settled on one of the limited edition “thin-skin” wildwood AVRI’s in fiesta red. The thin-skin models are the ones to get, primarily because the neck profile is significantly different and more easily playable than the other AVRI’s from...
by Michael O.
Mon Nov 09, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Korg Opsix
Replies: 157
Views: 11014

Re: Korg Opsix

Any word on dx7 patch compatibility? With only ADSR envelopes on the opsix I’m guessing that’s an impossibility. Which is a bummer, because I don’t exactly have a lot of drive to reprogram all my dx FM patches- it’s sort of tedious even when you know the process well.
by Michael O.
Mon Nov 09, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Your favorite effects for 808?
Replies: 33
Views: 1024

Re: Your favorute effects for 808?

Almost completely dry but with a tiny bit of PCM70 inverse room. Word up👏 For a different vibe a little or a lot of 1176 on the mix out can majorly change up up the overall sound and feel. Or just on the kick to make it smack more like a PCM or 909 kick (but in that case, why start with an 808). Th...
by Michael O.
Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Korg Opsix
Replies: 157
Views: 11014

Re: Korg Opsix

was more interested in the model that was initially leaked tbh Totally, that one looked like an ideal modernized DX7, whereas this one seems a bit less pro-oriented and a bit more mass-market. It seems to lack even channel aftertouch which is a major oversight that will limit how expressively it ca...
by Michael O.
Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: *** Vintage dealers taking the piss on used market ***
Replies: 53
Views: 2226

Re: *** Vintage dealers taking the piss on used market ***

The market for vintage gear is analogous to most other markets for vintage items that require some degree of specialized knowledge to fully and accurately appraise. For instance, most laymen are unfamiliar with the inner workings of a late ‘70s bmw six-cylinder engine, as objectively simple as it ma...
by Michael O.
Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Maag EQ4 vs Standard Audio Stretch?
Replies: 7
Views: 239

Re: Maag EQ4 vs Standard Audio Stretch?

If the Stretch is comparable to using a Dolby A unit in parallel then the Maag will not get you the same results, though it’s a killer eq in its own right. It’s an apples to oranges comparison to begin, but if I were specifically looking to add a little larger than life presence and sparkle I’d reac...
by Michael O.
Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: When gear has lots of features you don't use do you want to downgrade?
Replies: 29
Views: 785

Re: When gear has lots of features you don't use do you want to downgrade?

I’ve always gravitated toward gear that performs a limited number of functions, but does those things well. Nothing more dissatisfying to me than trying out a piece of gear purported to be an all singing, all dancing, comprehensively-featured widget that ends up having no real usable sweet spot at a...
by Michael O.
Wed Oct 07, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Which online backup service for large Media data ?
Replies: 9
Views: 263

Re: Which online backup service for large Media data ?

As of right now I'm still old school I have a second drive backing up everything and a 3rd drive in my unattached garage. That I should pull out and update again and then put back... crazy I know. That’s pretty up to date; offsite, redundant physical media is oftentimes the way to go. Many (most?) ...
by Michael O.
Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Old thread revival Yamaha CS10
Replies: 19
Views: 1206

Re: Old thread revival Yamaha CS10

Hmm. I feel like I'm understanding that! But I'll have a play tomorrow while staring directly at your kind message. cheers! Cool, I hope it works out! Sometimes the effects can be subtle, and appear even subtler, but having the diagram handy helps majorly when trying to wrap ones head around it all...
by Michael O.
Wed Sep 30, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: Yasuaki Shimizu, Mariah and similar Japanese music
Replies: 20
Views: 392

Re: Yasuaki Shimizu, Mariah and similar Japanese music

But you really can't go wrong with just going through Hosono's production credits, others in this thread are so right. The man was (and still is!) an utter savant, he just had the godhand and seemingly created entire genres every other week throughout the 80s and 90s... Totally, I usually describe ...
by Michael O.
Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: Yasuaki Shimizu, Mariah and similar Japanese music
Replies: 20
Views: 392

Re: Yasuaki Shimizu, Mariah and similar Japanese music

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLn4jFcgF6n_MA8n9nVqMmLF1ahR0tClSr Here’s a playlist full of some of my favorite Japanese productions. I’ve been adding to the playlist over the years, so some videos may have been removed. Mostly ‘70s and ‘80s stuff, which is my personal preference, but this stu...
by Michael O.
Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: Yasuaki Shimizu, Mariah and similar Japanese music
Replies: 20
Views: 392

Re: Yasuaki Shimizu, Mariah and similar Japanese music

The Mariah project is one of my all time favorites. If you haven’t already, going through Haruomi Hosono’s production credits on discogs reveals an entire world of incredible Japanese music. Discovering it was for me like hearing the Beatles or something for the first time.
by Michael O.
Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Synth patch
Replies: 1
Views: 117

Re: Synth patch

If I had to guess I’d say that the oot ost is mostly jv-1080/2080 and some sort of soundcanvas, and it utilizes mostly preset patches at that. So you could try to find an emulator/vst for those machines, and then if you dig them you can get the real deal (both regularly go for under a couple hundred...
by Michael O.
Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Inexpensive mic pre with optical out?
Replies: 24
Views: 352

Re: Inexpensive mic pre with optical out?

blakeq wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:07 pm
Focusrite isa one has an optional digital in/out.


https://www.soundonsound.com/reviews/focusrite-isa-one
Came here to recommend this one. Excellent and versatile preamp that you’ll never outgrow or need to upgrade.
by Michael O.
Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Lack of space in music
Replies: 46
Views: 1280

Re: Lack of space in music

There are a lot of space and atmosphere based artists, but it is probably a niche genre at this point (I am thinking of funeral doom artist Bell Witch. Mirror Reaper is fantastic). It may have always been a niche genre, look at the contemporary music and hot singles before and during Sabbath's time...
by Michael O.
Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Model D: Third Party Mod/Pitch Wheel Needed
Replies: 22
Views: 529

Re: Model D: Third Party Mod/Pitch Wheel Needed

If the issue is the potentiometer that the pitch wheel itself attaches to, then it’s a relatively cheap part and a simple replacement.

These guys have them listed, but it could probably be found elsewhere as well:
http://www.caesound.net/minimoogcontrolpots.aspx
by Michael O.
Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Old thread revival Yamaha CS10
Replies: 19
Views: 1206

Re: Old thread revival Yamaha CS10

Would someone be kind enough to reinterpret the manuals explanation of the filter modulation section to me? I keep reading it, and I keep playing with it, and I still can't get it to behave intuitively. Considering I purchased used and did have to have other sections repaired I'm always concerned t...
by Michael O.
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Fitting a spring reverb into my suitcase
Replies: 7
Views: 224

Re: Fitting a spring reverb into my suitcase

By “outer case/channel” do you mean the rectangular prism shaped metal housing in which the spring unit is mounted? If so, removing it would likely introduce 60Hz hum and possibly other interference, and generally the inner case (in which the springs and transducers are mounted) is mounted into the ...
by Michael O.
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: RIP Simeon Coxe of the Silver Apples
Replies: 12
Views: 414

Re: RIP Simeon Coxe of the Silver Apples

Ah man, this one bums me out. I had the privilege of seeing Simeon perform as Silver Apples on New Year’s Eve of 2011 at the Dragon’s Den, back when my now wife and I were just twenty-one. It was incredible, he had more spirit and outright funk than the vast majority of dilettantes my own age brough...
by Michael O.
Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: Rack Effect Shots
Replies: 38
Views: 3749

Re: Rack Effect Shots

a mix of old and new stuff here. As you can guess, I really like reverbs and delays ... The 480L and second IM-90 are off in a far corner since their fans are loud... Brilliant setup and collection! I’ve been on a first-gen digital effects (c. 1975-‘83) kick for a few years now, and you have what I...
by Michael O.
Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: old movie soundtracks and synthesizers
Replies: 42
Views: 1124

Re: old movie soundtracks and synthesizers

One of my favorite that still holds up is Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind by Joe Hisaishi. Oh man, Hisaishi is so talented! His Ghibli soundtracks are breathtaking and perfectly atmospheric, but his work on some of Beat Takeshi’s films is just as brilliant and seems to be largely overlooked by W...
by Michael O.
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: God dam’it ....another addiction.
Replies: 32
Views: 1191

Re: God dam’it ....another addiction.

can anyone explain why the prices on decent preamps, compressors and EQs are absolutely thru the roof? R&D, the components, their housing, marketing, and the general logistics of operating a business ultimately and invariably cost. For instance, components like transformers can cost dozens of usd e...
by Michael O.
Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: old movie soundtracks and synthesizers
Replies: 42
Views: 1124

Re: old movie soundtracks and synthesizers

One of my favorite that still holds up is Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind by Joe Hisaishi. Oh man, Hisaishi is so talented! His Ghibli soundtracks are breathtaking and perfectly atmospheric, but his work on some of Beat Takeshi’s films is just as brilliant and seems to be largely overlooked by W...

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