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by Michael O.
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Switched-On-Bach recording/effect question
Replies: 10
Views: 217

Re: Switched-On-Bach recording/effect question

By “home” recording I meant absolutely nothing derisive, but simply that it was not recorded in a commercial studio, the upshot being that that gear which was commonplace in a commercial studio in ‘68 (which is hard to pin down to begin with, as the industry was then in a state of flux and constant ...
by Michael O.
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Switched-On-Bach recording/effect question
Replies: 10
Views: 217

Re: Switched-On-Bach recording/effect question

I could be wrong, but if iirc it wasn’t a studio album at all, but rather was recorded at Carlos’ home. I haven’t heard it in a while, but I remember the synths being slathered in reverb and echo. The reverb would have likely been a spring, or a plate (EMT) if it was applied later during the mixing ...
by Michael O.
Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: old movie soundtracks and synthesizers
Replies: 15
Views: 272

Re: old movie soundtracks and synthesizers

Forbidden Planet. https://youtube.com/watch?v=qj6lUC6K4VQ Came here to post this. I think it’s probably more test oscillators, tape echo, and tape manipulation than it is what we’d currently term synthesizers, but it certainly has the sound. Truly outre stuff for such a mainstream film, and I’d say...
by Michael O.
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Low / medium / high frequency ranges in Doepfer modules
Replies: 5
Views: 72

Re: Low / medium / high frequency ranges in Doepfer modules

On the a-145 the l/m/h refers to frequency, whereas on the a-143-2 it refers to“time range.” I.e., high refers to longer, medium to moderate, and low to shorter attack and release times. Something may have been lost in translation, and it would have made more sense to label them “short,” “medium,” a...
by Michael O.
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: What is this classic bass sound?
Replies: 12
Views: 423

Re: What is this classic bass sound?

I'll take your money, because I'm betting it's a MonoPoly. That sounds like a Korg filter, too thin to be an MS-20, but in the neighbor hood. It's couple of pulse waves, with the pulse width and filter modulated, just slightly detuned from one another. It's a detune, not the Juno chorus. Ah, I’ll t...
by Michael O.
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Play Out! Performance Modulars
Topic: Headphones and long hair
Replies: 11
Views: 237

Re: Headphones and long hair

AKG k240s. Girlfriend has hair down to her waist, uses them all the time for live stuff with me, never been a problem. You could also get someone to sew a sleeve that fits over the superlux frame. Thick cotton should keep your hair from tangling. (P.S.: No, I won't tie my hair up. I'm not a 5U perf...
by Michael O.
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Can you hear the difference between audio interface A/D converters?
Replies: 38
Views: 849

Re: Can you hear the difference between audio interface A/D converters?

This thread has me wanting to post some measurements to better identify the objective differences between different converters, but it’s not exactly the easiest time to get hold of an Audio Precision machine in the covid-ravaged southern US. An AP unit will only show you measured differences. Wheth...
by Michael O.
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: What is this classic bass sound?
Replies: 12
Views: 423

Re: What is this classic bass sound?

I’d put my money on it being Juno 106. It has all the hallmarks sound wise. Rolands in general can produce some really lovely hollow and resonant bass sounds.
by Michael O.
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Can you hear the difference between audio interface A/D converters?
Replies: 38
Views: 849

Re: Can you hear the difference between audio interface A/D converters?

+ It goes without saying that altering the source, or the mic and its position, will have a significant impact on the sound, but that’s not the question at hand and that fact does not preclude the fact that different converters do indeed impart (often subtle, yet entirely perceptible) coloration. I...
by Michael O.
Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Can you hear the difference between audio interface A/D converters?
Replies: 38
Views: 849

Re: Can you hear the difference between audio interface A/D converters?

It’s worth noting that there is no practical way to separate the addac components from the supporting analog circuitry. Any arguments made regarding solely the “digital” aspects of any given converter are purely academic and have no real practical bearing outside of designing said supporting circuit...
by Michael O.
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Can you hear the difference between audio interface A/D converters?
Replies: 38
Views: 849

Re: Can you hear the difference between audio interface A/D converters?

As a preface, this is all anecdotal and subjective, but I use a few different addac’s side by side in the studio and when I work from home, and I can confirm that both the adc and dac sides of Apogee, Metric Halo, and Burl addac’s can all sound different in my experience, even when calibrated accura...
by Michael O.
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Roland Jupiter X
Replies: 16
Views: 629

Re: Roland Jupiter X

Absolutely true, but I think Roland is aware that there are far more consumers that fall into the category of player than there are proper synthesists, and they tailor their decidedly mass market product line accordingly. The shadow of the DX7 still looms large over most big-name synthesizer produce...
by Michael O.
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: advice on getting a recording mixer
Replies: 11
Views: 477

Re: advice on getting a recording mixer

great suggestions! only a taaad too heavy duty for my desk (or thin wooden plate as someone would call it). duly noted for later though. i really like those Soundcrafts, seems like great value for your cash. ;) i've been reading up a little more in this thread re direct OUTS (https://www.muffwiggle...
by Michael O.
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: Unusual inspiring performance videos you love so much
Replies: 28
Views: 652

Re: Unusual inspiring performance videos you love so much

One of my favorites for many years running now:
by Michael O.
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Multi PSU question
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: Multi PSU question

Assuming the voltage, its polarity, and the current draw are within limits all should be good. The importance of power supply quality can’t be overstated, and is the reason so many contemporary pieces of gear are subpar, and is one of the first places costs seem to be cut.
by Michael O.
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Roland SH-5 issues
Replies: 13
Views: 408

Re: Roland SH-5 issues

Oh man, I’m glad this story had a happy ending, that clip sounds amazing! I hope the SH keeps trucking for years to come, an all time classic synth. I think I followed you back in my IG days, reminds me I need to get back on there.
by Michael O.
Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Do you use a mixing template?
Replies: 7
Views: 291

Re: Do you use a mixing template?

I tried it years ago, but for some time now I’ve not used any sort of templates, and I’ve learned that my job would, maybe counterintuitively, be significantly more difficult and less efficient if I did. The time consuming part of mixing is the creative part, finding the right/appropriate sound via ...
by Michael O.
Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Hit record...Play like a child.
Replies: 58
Views: 1521

Re: Hit record...Play like a child.

i should edit that last sentence - i meant more like - lets say something you were jamming is a little sloppy - but its a mad idea - and the tones are great - just chopping some stuff and making it align ...thats sweet. i think i definitely capped off my rant to the ether the wrong way :P I can dig...
by Michael O.
Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Re-amping a synth - balanced vs unbalanced
Replies: 7
Views: 330

Re: Re-amping a synth - balanced vs unbalanced

Thanks for the response! The synth in question has no output attenuator. There are other ways to make the signal less hot, but since I have the reamp box I was hoping to find out how to make it work! Or at least understand better why it doesn't Interesting, which synth is it? I can’t think of one t...
by Michael O.
Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Synthesis Techniques
Topic: question: how to 'smooth' S&H signal?
Replies: 8
Views: 467

Re: question: how to 'smooth' S&H signal?

Any slew limiter is what you’d need for that application.
by Michael O.
Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Re-amping a synth - balanced vs unbalanced
Replies: 7
Views: 330

Re: Re-amping a synth - balanced vs unbalanced

That application is not really what reamping is about; am I interpreting the situation correctly, that you want to send the synth (not prerecorded material) through a guitar pedal? If so, I’d recommend just attenuating the output of the synth via its overall output control and sending it directly in...
by Michael O.
Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Synthesis Techniques
Topic: Why does a square waves sound detuned when in the lower range ?
Replies: 15
Views: 926

Re: Why does a square waves sound detuned when in the lower range ?

Like the others said, it’s the odd harmonics appearing louder than the fundamental, causing the perceived pitch to appear off. Especially with a sub oscillator like on a Roland, the fundamental may occasionally be so low In pitch that the waveform cycles so slowly that the pitch is imperceptibly low...
by Michael O.
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Higher end/vintage small mixers
Replies: 94
Views: 2892

Re: Higher end/vintage small mixers

Auditronics grandson is a sleeper. Similar to api. Not much out there. Ive heard the studer 169 is good, but I have yet to hear anything from it that is good. Look for iron. Lots of transformers. They have the beef All the Auditronics 110 consoles are fantastic, but unfortunately, and much like the...
by Michael O.
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Higher end/vintage small mixers
Replies: 94
Views: 2892

Re: Higher end/vintage small mixers

Most of modern analog mixers are very clean especially in comparison with old Roland/Moog systems. Quality old mixers can be more reliable (and especialy repairable) than modern ones. For 8-12 channels there are some Studer mixers(with transformers , musical eq but still quite clean), some 70’s sie...
by Michael O.
Fri May 29, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Higher end/vintage small mixers
Replies: 94
Views: 2892

Re: Higher end/vintage small mixers

This is the future, you should get with it :tu: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSYTWIiji0Q I sincerely hope that it’s not lol. They kind of lost my interest a minute in when they make the inane recommendation of physically removing the modules used for tracking and replacing them with eq modules f...

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