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Post by Chuck E. Jesus » Mon Oct 15, 2007 12:51 pm

http://www.samsontech.com/products/prod ... rodID=1916

should be arriving tomorrow...i've been digging deep into my Emulator X2 sampling app, and it's time to gather source material... 8)

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Post by Muff Wiggler » Mon Oct 15, 2007 1:08 pm

ooh super sweet! i've been looking at field recorders for a while, really want one

i know you'll have fun with that! 8)

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Post by Chuck E. Jesus » Mon Oct 15, 2007 3:51 pm

since i brought up sampling: a cool function the Emu X2 has is Synth Swipe...it will automatically play midi notes (user selected) and record/edit/assign the collected samples from whatever synth you want...cool way to get poly going...and i gotta say, the filters on X2 are exceptional, they have the Z plane concept from the older Emu hardware samplers, but with user programming...really the nicest digital filters i've heard...

and i swear i'm going to get back into the modular stuff...i needed to spend some quality time with my apps so when i start recording, i actually know what i'm doing :) plus i'm looking forward to Synth Swiping the Doepfer 8)

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Post by Muff Wiggler » Mon Oct 15, 2007 5:07 pm

I got my eye on this baby, and am hoping Sony doesn't stupid it up with DRM nonsense.

http://createdigitalmusic.com/2007/10/1 ... ista-brad/

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Post by 5inusoid » Mon Oct 15, 2007 5:31 pm

Sweet! I love my H4. It sounds really good. I've been using weird hardware for years to sample sounds on the go, from minicasettes, a radio shack PZM mic to a Roland MS-1 on batteries (kinda bulky) to minidisc recorders. I have to say the H4 is leagues above the others in sounds quality.

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Post by Chuck E. Jesus » Mon Oct 15, 2007 7:16 pm

Muff Wiggler wrote:I got my eye on this baby, and am hoping Sony doesn't stupid it up with DRM nonsense.

http://createdigitalmusic.com/2007/10/1 ... ista-brad/

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that looks pretty good...i can't even afford the H2, but after reading a few in depth bits about it, i can believe the Sony is a big step up, and i've always thought Sony makes good stuff (4G of flash ram? sweet!) ...that being said, i think the Zoom H2 is ok for me as the recording quality and features are good for the price...

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Post by Chuck E. Jesus » Mon Oct 15, 2007 7:20 pm

5inusoid wrote:a radio shack PZM mic ...
those things are great....i have a modded one for phantom power/balanced and two of the rat shack regulars...if you put them back to back you get a good stereo sound...

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Post by Tone Def » Wed Oct 17, 2007 7:30 pm

My new toy:

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Post by Muff Wiggler » Wed Oct 17, 2007 8:12 pm

awesome!!!!! can't wait to hear it

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Post by Tone Def » Wed Oct 17, 2007 8:16 pm

Muff Wiggler wrote:awesome!!!!! can't wait to hear it
You asked for it... about 7.5 minutes of noise from it...

http://www.soundclick.com/util/download ... 7AD2CBD2-6

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Post by tiny333 » Thu Oct 18, 2007 2:22 am

wow there is a little fella in there !!

god knows what he's been drinking!!

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Post by Tone Def » Thu Oct 18, 2007 7:27 am

Yeah, he just keeps babbling and babbling.

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Post by consumed » Thu Oct 18, 2007 11:53 am

i have always wanted a field recorder but never bought one! a shame too, since im heavily into sampling and found sound. thanks for mentioning this.

any other field recorder recommendations would be welcome!

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Post by Chuck E. Jesus » Thu Oct 18, 2007 1:51 pm

i got it the other day, it's very easy to operate and sounds good...supposed to be a big storm tonight, gonna try and capture some thunder, etc...

EDIT: storm missed us, but i banged on some stuff in the back yard, and was able to get a preset on Emu X2 in a few minutes...the H2 is going to work out great :D

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Post by Muff Wiggler » Sun Oct 21, 2007 11:34 pm

hehe Tone Def that is pretty damn cool indeed ;) how hard is that flame synth to work with? it has a really interesting looking interface

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Post by Muff Wiggler » Sun Oct 21, 2007 11:35 pm

i really like the higher pitched vocal sounds from that thing, some really trippy stuff

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Post by Tone Def » Mon Oct 22, 2007 7:39 am

Muff Wiggler wrote:hehe Tone Def that is pretty damn cool indeed ;) how hard is that flame synth to work with? it has a really interesting looking interface
It is very quirky ... and trying to get the same sound twice is not easy with the joysticks. However, it is easy to understand what all the functions, knobs, and switches do within an hour or so. That said, I have found uses for it in songs already. It is not for the keyboard playing type that's for sure.

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Post by Muff Wiggler » Mon Oct 22, 2007 9:51 am

that thing sounds - and looks - really really cool! thanks a ton for the demo, that was really fun and has definately piqued my interest in this little beast..

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Post by Tone Def » Mon Oct 22, 2007 11:53 am

No problem on the demo... I'm going to pick up a Metasonix TM-7 next (Finally)... it should sound ridiculous through that.... :lol:

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Post by Muff Wiggler » Mon Oct 22, 2007 12:09 pm

yes, indeed it should!

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Post by Muff Wiggler » Fri Nov 23, 2007 3:24 am

i still keep thinking i gotta get a good field recorder....

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Post by Tone Def » Fri Nov 23, 2007 6:21 am

I think about that at times too muff, but ultimately, I think I'd get bored with it.

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Post by zerosum » Fri Nov 23, 2007 6:11 pm

Tone Def wrote:I think about that at times too muff, but ultimately, I think I'd get bored with it.
Can't say I can understand how thats possible since every day is different with new things to record.
i still keep thinking i gotta get a good field recorder....
With as much as you travel I think that would be really interesting and well...entertaining :lol:

I have this crappy Olympus digital recorder I'm borrowing to record lectures,
and even though it records at the crappiest worst possible compression rate ever(32kbs WMA with no other options) It has had its uses.

I have some odd conversations I plan on chopping up and using in those "artistic audio painting things I call songs" :lol:

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Post by Tone Def » Sat Nov 24, 2007 6:51 am

zerosum wrote:
Tone Def wrote:I think about that at times too muff, but ultimately, I think I'd get bored with it.
Can't say I can understand how thats possible since every day is different with new things to record.
Well, at first it might seem cool to go out and record stuff...but I'd get bored with it. Just because you'd can't understand, doesn't mean it cannot be true for me. People are into different things.

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Post by Chuck E. Jesus » Sat Nov 24, 2007 10:39 am

Tone Def wrote:
zerosum wrote:
Tone Def wrote:I think about that at times too muff, but ultimately, I think I'd get bored with it.
Can't say I can understand how thats possible since every day is different with new things to record.
Well, at first it might seem cool to go out and record stuff...but I'd get bored with it. Just because you'd can't understand, doesn't mean it cannot be true for me. People are into different things.
i have the Zoom H2, and i look at it like a tool: every job might not require it, you might not use it every day...but when a job requires it's use, it's sure good to have one in the bucket...

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