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by Yeggman
Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Secret Weapons Revealed
Replies: 167
Views: 18750

Personally I almost never compress drums. :despair: Are you recording live drums or working with machines/samples? I can't imagine doing a multi mic'd kit without gates and compressors. Otoh, I very rarely record mulit mic'd kits, so maybe I'm not practiced otherwise, but I think it's more to do wi...
by Yeggman
Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Secret Weapons Revealed
Replies: 167
Views: 18750

I don't like them, almost everything sounds better without them, apart from drums, for which the users of, are still the biggest customers. Add to that vocals, bass, and comped sounds. Personally I almost never compress drums. :despair: Of course, I try to never use compression, unless it's to fix ...
by Yeggman
Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Music Software
Topic: STREAMING, as in NOT pattern based, MIDI sequencer?
Replies: 10
Views: 628

as to "how i think MIDI should work", there should be an option to record without patterns, and when using patterns, notes should be allowed to overlap outside of the grid. ... like i said, i want to record midi EXACTLY like audio with NO PATTERNS OR TEMPOS... just lay a beat down, on my own, at wh...
by Yeggman
Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Music Software
Topic: Extracting samples from recorded audio file
Replies: 11
Views: 648

grillo wrote:I use myriad on mac mostly for this exact purpose. There's an option in the software called extract at threshold or something that is pretty flexible for that, although not 100% perfect with some types of recordings.
Thanks for introducing me to this software, it looks incredible :party:
by Yeggman
Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Music Software
Topic: Could the world use [another] modular software synth?
Replies: 33
Views: 4539

Vortico wrote:To celebrate my 100th post on Muff Wiggler, I'd like to bump this 5 year old thread to say that I've been working on an open source virtual Eurorack DAW since last year. Expect an announcement at Knobcon in early September!
:yay: :hyper: :guinness:
by Yeggman
Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Elektron rytm / a4 MKII
Replies: 133
Views: 11785

Oh, wow. Seeing them side by side like that the MKII looks so much less cluttered. I'm digging it more and more. Me too. I kind of didn't care too much at first but the side-by-side comparison actually makes me really interested. I had an A4 a few years ago and I sold it - I wasn't a huge fan of th...
by Yeggman
Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Love hardware but can't seem to commit with my workflow.. ?
Replies: 37
Views: 1687

electronic music was born to surpass the limits and timbres of acoustical instruments of the orchestra. It was radical, revolutionary. Now, playing a modular synth is not radical, nor new... So because I feel that the original spirit of WDR, RAI and RTF studios was to break on through the wall of t...
by Yeggman
Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: What's your all hardware setup?
Replies: 108
Views: 10188

When I'm making house music, I'm mostly all hardware, and I'm ironing out a process/workflow for doing things in one take, with a bit of editing afterwords. Like a few other folks mentioned, my main challenge is physical layout / size of the space. I use the computer for multi-tracking, and I do mix...
by Yeggman
Sat May 27, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Release on vinyl, why bother
Replies: 43
Views: 2475

Digital DJing probably is the norm now, but it's definitely not true that all tracks are available for download. Loads and loads of stuff, especially dance music from Europe, are released as limited vinyl-only pressings. Sure and there are as many digital only edits and tracks that will never see v...
by Yeggman
Fri May 26, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Any advice on getting better at odd time signatures?
Replies: 29
Views: 2318

tweakfilter wrote: A friend drummer thaught me a interesting method , the " Ga Ma La Ta Ki method". it's a kind of western approach of Indian raga.
The South Indian vocal percussion syllable system/practice is called konnakol - a bit more info here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konnakol
by Yeggman
Fri May 26, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Release on vinyl, why bother
Replies: 43
Views: 2475

Especially with synth music, which can have a lot of low end. and surely gets rolled off when prepping a vinyl master (?? ) All the vinyl-only DJs playing dub techno would prove otherwise :hihi: Vinyl can go really low actually, like sub-audio-frequencies. It would depend mostly on how good / motiv...
by Yeggman
Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: ITB digital mixing - best practise?
Replies: 33
Views: 4641

i want to know the brand for the digital scale. The "digital scale" that poster is referring to isn't a product or an item, and thus doesn't have a brand. The post is comparing the different ways a given signal is measured / displayed in an analogue system vs in a digital system. In an analogue sys...
by Yeggman
Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: The patch as an indeterminate music score
Replies: 83
Views: 4115

I think a patch on a modular isn't a score, but a photo of a patch could be considered one. Without a sequencer, the duration component is left to the performer. The performance could begin at any point as well: with a totally unpatched system, or with the system faithfully patched to match the pho...
by Yeggman
Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: The patch as an indeterminate music score
Replies: 83
Views: 4115

...all that's needed is some noted composer... do those even really exist any more? :hmm: :hihi: :waah: actually, depending on what you count as a "noted composer" and what your stance on film scores is, you could say Hans Zimmer is arguably already having this effect with his work. I'm not a fan r...
by Yeggman
Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Preventing boredom when doing edits/time consuming stuff
Replies: 17
Views: 1058

I just use undiagnosed OCD most of the time. Sometimes I play a record. But usually the process in itself of anything is enough for me. Just concentrate a little and always be planning the next step, and before you know it it has been 2 hours and you're done. Also, a little list of tasks next to yo...
by Yeggman
Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: The patch as an indeterminate music score
Replies: 83
Views: 4115

well, graphic scores can be extremely precise. . re Xenakis I wasn't aware he used graphic notation. I would be interested to see them. Which compositions? https://graphicnotation.wordpress.com/tag/graphic-notation/ https://www.google.de/search?q=xenakis+graphic+score&client=firefox-b-ab&tbm=isch&i...
by Yeggman
Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Metro Area drum sound ???
Replies: 4
Views: 994

Check out the Morgan Geist RBMA lecture... I'm pretty it's mostly samples. I think he says they used a stapler for a snare at one point.

Morgan Geist RBMA
by Yeggman
Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Artists and bands named after gear
Replies: 80
Views: 2312

Pole
by Yeggman
Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: Radiohead Appreciation
Replies: 45
Views: 1700

Radiohead is simply the best band working today, and has probably been for the last 20 years. They're peerless. True fact. There's a new book written by a professor at the University I work for called Everything In It's Right Place: Analyzing Radiohead. I started reading it just the other day. It's...
by Yeggman
Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: The patch as an indeterminate music score
Replies: 83
Views: 4115

Haven't seen that thread yet - thanks! Good points all around. Scores do tend to suggest that musical events happen with a duration of time in mind. I have a feeling there are a fair amount of pieces which leave both duration and trajectory of lines up to the performer, which is why I'm really draw...
by Yeggman
Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: Radiohead Appreciation
Replies: 45
Views: 1700

I think they're right up there in terms of great "rock-type" bands. In Rainbows is my favourite, definitely in my top ten "pop-type" records. Every time I listen back to the older ones I'm reminded of how great those records are. If you're not familiar with Radiohead here are a few great B-Sides: Fo...
by Yeggman
Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Studio Subwoofers
Replies: 32
Views: 1327

tdutz wrote:Yeggman - Great idea. I will burn in the Focals with some white noise and program content. I bought the monitors used but they were in like new condition so I don't know how much action they've seen yet.

Thanks for the suggestions people!
I hope you get some good results!
by Yeggman
Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Studio Subwoofers
Replies: 32
Views: 1327

My initial impression at full bandwidth and moderately loud volume was that the Focals were terrible. The Mackies (with 8" woofer speakers) sounded WAY more open and the Focals sounded absolutely puny, boxy, and choked. Then I EQ'd for high frequencies and found that the Focals sounded much sweeter...
by Yeggman
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Which would you choose between new Model D and Oberheim TVP
Replies: 34
Views: 2051

TVP undoubtedly, the sequencer and patchpoints are way more versatile. Also, potentially controversial....i think moog filter is kinda boring...maybe not boring, but it always sounds like a moog. ....thats another thread I'm sure. TVP, :tu: don't worry, others share this opinion, myself included :h...
by Yeggman
Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Simple sample player wanted
Replies: 20
Views: 523

I'd also prefer to not use a laptop. Just a simple, small-ish devide would be perfect. I really don't understand why we have portable mp3 players that can play back long ass songs, but we can't have one with trigger buttons. The AKAI mpx seems to be perfect. But why the absurdly low sample size res...

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