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Alright prod, so my headphones are fucked and I've been meaning to cop monitors for a while. Should I get HS5s and buy a sub later or save up for HS8s? I usually produce dub or deep house.
i have the 5's and i don't think they're quite as bad as people make them out to be.
make sure you try all the room control settings though, i assumed because they were 5 inch monitors and i was in a kinda big room i should just leave the low end trim alone but recently i tried putting the low and high trim both at -2db and they're sounding better than they ever have
sub bass frequencies are obviously still not there but it feels a little more balanced just in general now
Volca Bass is a surprisingly nice little monosynth.
one of the best collections of VSTs out there. Is MDE-x based on a previous piece of hardware or did they make it for the collection?
>but there are 3 other synths in the legacy collection. polysix, wavestation, mono/poly
Even better then.
I have the iM1 and iMS-20 on my iPad and I think both are great especially the iM1 the iMS-20 is really good too and has taught me a lot about synthesis but it lacks the analogue sound, but fuck for the price they are both really good
>Volca Bass is a surprisingly nice little monosynth.
Its great. I'm still surprised by what it can do and how good it sounds for the price. In fact it has turned me to never buy anymore analogue soft synths ever again. I have Monark which apparently is an amazing emulation of the moog synth but to me it sounds nothing like the analogue sound of the Volca. I know its a totally different synth but it just sounds too digital to me
i like them alot (why do you think i own 3? lol). using them all with the 404 as an external effects chain for my daw is fun as fuck
anything is free if you truly believe
says on the website that it's based on the effects from the triton
i just hate it for actually chopping samples. the start end point knobs will only trim like 100ms, the fact that you can only resample 2 stereo or 4 mono samples, the fact that you can sample at a specified sample but not resample at one making it really easy to sample at a (not displayed on screen) decimal point of a bpm and have your loops go out of sync, the pitch and time algorithms just not sounding very good, no ability to sample across multiple pads or divide an existing sample across multiple pads without duplicating it and setting the start/end points on all the duplicates... i only started liking my 404 when i gave up on it as a sampler and used it for effects lol
no you didn't, i know because i'm the only one in here i've ever seen warning people about 404s
>i like them alot (why do you think i own 3? lol). using them all with the 404 as an external effects chain for my daw is fun as fuck
What effects are they best at?
>no you didn't, i know because i'm the only one in here i've ever seen warning people about 404s
Get yourself a EMU ESI 4000 with a turbo board. cheats as fuck and its one hell of a sampler
i like combining the different reverbs in various amounts, the talk filter is probably my most used effect, or doing a bunch of scittery glitchy finger tapping with the delays and loopers and stuff... any of the effects are at least workably good, really. i don't have a lot of favourite individual effects, i like just fucking around and finding cool ways to combine them all
>EMU ESI 4000
hmm... i dunno lol looks kinda old for my liking
I love the MS-20 mini. Had so much fun with it I ended up buying a King Korg back when I wasn't a NEET. Finally feels like I'm getting the motivation back to actually do stuff with them.
Ah sweet memories of when
FOR MODULAR NERDS:
in the case of a stacked CV input to a sound source, can i use a secondary 1v/o as a positive transpose?
ie: if i have a sequencer running pitch CV into an oscillator and have a stackable plug on the input with a CV input from a MIDI-CV converter module running into it, would the second input add to the value and act as a transpose to that value, or would it likely fuck up the input voltage and give me something incoherent?
assume no slide, assume no wonky input, assume only positive transposition
I always say go for the save a bit more, get the better stuff but if your room isn't that big then you probably don't need gigantic speakers.
Either way, I recommend checking out Equator Audio, they're doing a new production run on the D5s and the first wave is already sold out. I get mine around Nov27. My room is small so the D5s are ok, but they're supposedly gonna do a run of the D8s in January.
Check them out, they have 11/10 customer service. These guys don't beat around the bush. Seriously, I emailed them to ask about sorting out shipping details since I live in PR, and asked if they were doing the "pre-order a pair and get a monitor carrying case" offer they had last year and they literally said "We can throw in a carrying case. You bet". Read the D5s reviews on gearslutz and on their website.
Sometimes it's easy to tell which companies do it for the money and which ones do it for the love.
woooo my new supercheep kick drum/bass/amp/skramz mic arrived today. i'm like the king of cheep mics but ONLY good value mics. i have some top performers for minimal expenditure and i love it. based on reviews this should be another, but we'll see. can't wait to toss this one-pound beastie in front of my 12x1 and record some bass.
who here likes to record shit?
>who here likes to record shit?
my favorite kick mic is the D6, I always come back to it no matter what else I try. it's pretty perfect
yeah man the D6 is pretty great... I don't own one though. big fan of the yanaha subkick too. i made my own in fact, but it's been disassembled because instead of using a small speaker cabinet I want to put it into a small drum (like the yamaha one is) but I'm having trouble finding one for cheap/free.
honorable mention: Crown PZM (AKG D112 goes without sain)
i should do this with all my mics. make a youtube video of me saying the same weird thing into different mics. the stethoscope and contact mics will be 'ilarious, pic related
dude this is jivin'. i really have no great suggestions. it's a good, clean mix.
Still need to vary the drum programming on this like someone suggested last thread but added a couple things and took some other stuff out since the last upload. Quieted the break a bit since I really need to get some decent Amen samples or arrange them better. I feel like I suck at doing keys and making them sound interesting.
Damn Ableton Live 9.5 is resource intensive as hell though. Thank fuck I'm not working on my laptop otherwise it'd be living up to it's nickname of "Firestarter".
>cheap aftermarket power cable for my drum machine broke
>prong is wedged in my surge protector so hard that i can't get it out
kek guess it's time to finally get a rackmount surge protector then. anyone know of any decent ones around or under $100?
yeah thats it, thanks man, well im just starting off but i really am into analog but i guess it doesnt have to be, what are some equally priced digital synths that would be better thanks
navtion's synths seem to hover around that price range on the used market, stuff like the k-station/x-station etc which are capable of being played polyphonically and also have a basic 2-op FM synthesis engine.
just listen to sound demos of various synths and see what you like; analog or not is completely irrelevant unless you like the characteristics of analog synths, and even then those characteristics are sometimes unique to the specific brand/model of synth anyways.
hmm okay, yeah ill look into more digital stuff, i just looked it up and the cheapest i can get a microbrute in australia is $650 anyway so ill have a look, also whats your opion on the korg ms2000 they arent that bad of a price
>also whats your opion on the korg ms2000 they arent that bad of a price
never used one personally but i'm fairly certain it's essentially a knobby version of the microkorg (same/similar? sound engine.) it's only got 4 voices of polyphony though which may be a bit off-putting if you want to do big chords or anything like that, but it's got high and band-pass filters on top of the standard low-pass which can be useful.
If you have no idea about how synths work, you should probably start with analogue. Having all the knobs and stuff, it's really intuitive to get a basic understanding of it. Jumping straight into FM hardware would probably just make you quit trying because it's impossible, or just give up trying to program it.
If you have a basic idea, most of the analouge modelling or whatever they call them (microkorg, mininova) are good for beginner workhorses. They're relatively powerful, and then you learn to menudive, which is basically the interface for all digital synths.
How do i get a good workflow with samples in ableton?
I usually record my own samples from my piano and synths etc. and chop them up to make skippy sounds and emulate rhythm without using beats, but it's always just really clunky to record the audio samples, turn them into audio, then chop them up in simpler, and then place them.
It's especially hard because i usually use close to 50 short samples in my songs (most of which are the same sounds recorded with a bit of variation, like higher velocity on the piano or different filters)
Is there a quicker way to do it then how i do it? It always feels really clunky especially because i have to switch back and forth between tracks a lot.
I don't know much about ableton yet. I've only been producing for a month
If my CPU shits itself over a few instances of dblue_glitch, a better audio interface won't solve a thing, right?
Honestly, I'm confused about what the interface even does. It's a glorified volume knob for me. Helps with some driver issues I guess.
okay, just did it (as per >>60174589)
a cv keyboard milted over the pitch voltage provided by a cartesian sequence created a near-transposition effect, however none of the four oscillators i tried remained in tune.
There are though many relatively simple patches and modules that enable you to easily achieve that effect properly
the bottom line is that CV mixing is only ever useful to generate weird atonal shit
Asking this question also. Live seems like a mess for this shit
reverb with very little dry signal, and plenty of wet.
make sure your guitar is out of tune for maximum effect.
This sound is all about the reverb. tinker until you get it close, or try a different reverb.
I really cbf working on this anymore so this is done for now I guess.
How do you get on with the MS-20m? Thinking of getting it as my main synth, been watching a lot of YouTube videos about it and it looks great. I've had the iMS-20 for a while now and really enjoy using that.
This little sucker from Korg is fucking amazing for dirty as fuck delays especially for the price (£30.00).
I actually bought the Volca sample and was so impressed by that I bought the Volca Bass, really liked that so bought the monotron delay, then the iM1 and all the card updates, iMS-20 and gadget for the iPad. All of that stuff has been great value the iM1 is amazing for £30 too.
guess the korg bias edition is as good a thread as any to ask
anyone here use the new electribe sampler? i'm wondering if i should go for one of those instead of trying to find another microsampler
I'm not sure if this will help you, but here's my workflow
I drop the source track (usually a long track I want to cut up) into the view. I detect parts which sound sampleable - and cut them up very roughly.
Then, I add a Drum Rack instrument and drag the cut up bits into individual pads. Then, for each pad, I adjust the beginning in the sampler window of the Drum Rack, set all the samples to the same choke group (so I don't have to worry about defining ends of the samples) and maybe set a release of about 200ms for some of the samples that I want to control in detail.
And bam, I have a Drum Rack ready to be used as a MPC sampler or whatever you want to emulate.