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Re: Hardware Synth Discussion

Postby JayB » 18 Nov 2013 18:17

For a few days I've got the Waldorf Rocket in my studio now. Cute machine with a powerful sound. Just need to find out what I can use it best for.
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Re: Hardware Synth Discussion

Postby the4thImpulse » 18 Nov 2013 20:02

JayBrony wrote:For a few days I've got the Waldorf Rocket in my studio now. Cute machine with a powerful sound. Just need to find out what I can use it best for.

From the demo's I heard it can be capable of a nice range of sound (considering size), could be great for layering over some other synths.



My modular is looking real nice now that I've got it stained and my first round of modules in. They are quite expensive to start but once you get over the initial wallet pain (thanks to a ~$350 power supply and $100 home made case) its pretty smooth sailing. Now I can buy the modules I need at a slow, wallet friendly, pace.

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Left to right that's a midi interface, oscillator, and amplifier. The last panel is just a blank piece and the thing on the bottom is the PSU.
Next up is a filter and an envelope generator, then I will have a complete (but very limited) voice.
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Re: Hardware Synth Discussion

Postby Ocular » 18 Nov 2013 22:06

HOLY SHIT SOMEONE JUST PUT A KORG MS-2000 IN ALMOST PERFECT CONDITION ON CRAIGSLIST FOR 300 BUCKS THIS IS A DREAM COME TRUUEEEEEEE
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Re: Hardware Synth Discussion

Postby the4thImpulse » 18 Nov 2013 22:12

TheOcularInvisible wrote:HOLY SHIT SOMEONE JUST PUT A KORG MS-2000 IN ALMOST PERFECT CONDITION ON CRAIGSLIST FOR 300 BUCKS THIS IS A DREAM COME TRUUEEEEEEE

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Re: Hardware Synth Discussion

Postby Acsii » 18 Nov 2013 23:37

Hey 4th are you gonna get a bode shifter eventually? if you can find one that is
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Re: Hardware Synth Discussion

Postby the4thImpulse » 18 Nov 2013 23:49

Acsii wrote:Hey 4th are you gonna get a bode shifter eventually? if you can find one that is

~$1,500 for the COTK version... don't think I will be for a very long time. The original appears to go for $4,000, so definitely not happening.
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Re: Hardware Synth Discussion

Postby JayB » 02 Dec 2013 17:24

the4thImpulse wrote:
JayBrony wrote:For a few days I've got the Waldorf Rocket in my studio now. Cute machine with a powerful sound. Just need to find out what I can use it best for.

From the demo's I heard it can be capable of a nice range of sound (considering size), could be great for layering over some other synths.


Made a demo myself.

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Re: Hardware Synth Discussion

Postby Acsii » 02 Dec 2013 18:31

So I found this http://equinoxoz.com/shop/r2m-ribbonmidi-controller/
It's a ribbon controller that does midi
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Re: Hardware Synth Discussion

Postby Acsii » 05 Dec 2013 03:39

JayBrony wrote:
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JayBrony wrote:For a few days I've got the Waldorf Rocket in my studio now. Cute machine with a powerful sound. Just need to find out what I can use it best for.

From the demo's I heard it can be capable of a nice range of sound (considering size), could be great for layering over some other synths.


Made a demo myself.


How much did you pick the Rocket up for?
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Re: Hardware Synth Discussion

Postby JayB » 05 Dec 2013 17:35

About 230€. Now it's even cheaper.
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Re: Hardware Synth Discussion

Postby Captain Jack3h » 09 Dec 2013 18:52

DIY Synths anyone? Or circuit bending?
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Re: Hardware Synth Discussion

Postby Acsii » 09 Dec 2013 19:27

I'm the specialist on that stuff :3
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Re: Hardware Synth Discussion

Postby Alycs » 09 Dec 2013 19:43

I'm going to see if I can get a microbrute after the holidays. I asked for it for christmas;but my parents probably won't get it as its both expensive [though super cheap for a synth] and they don't really understand how much I love making electronic music and despite doing it for two and a half years still think its a throw-away hobby. However, I have almost enough money to buy one, so I'll probably buy it as soon as I can.
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Re: Hardware Synth Discussion

Postby Alycs » 09 Dec 2013 19:59

eery wrote:Im not getting it for production, softsynths are like a million times more versatile.

its mostly a toy for me, and a reason to play with ableton, as I wanna get into that more. And ever since I got into music production, I kinda wanted a handson thing. Im probably just gonna be using it in bed while having a giggle.


Probably same; though I might use it for some stuff. I'm going to college next year though so having something small but versatile like a microBrute would be a super plus
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Re: Hardware Synth Discussion

Postby the4thImpulse » 09 Dec 2013 20:34

I would definitely recommend trying to include in your music, it will take a couple months (my experience) before you really understand what you are doing with the synth and how you may want to incorporate it in your productions.

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Re: Hardware Synth Discussion

Postby Mr. Bigglesworth » 11 Dec 2013 03:19

I really wanna get a midi interface some time soon so I can finally try to get FL to send midi to my minibrute. I'm not even sure if theres an easy way of doing that with FL, if it ends up meaning that much to me I'll just get a daw that facilitates that kind of thing.

in the mean time does anyone know how to get FL to send midi out to something?

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JayBrony wrote:For a few days I've got the Waldorf Rocket in my studio now. Cute machine with a powerful sound. Just need to find out what I can use it best for.

From the demo's I heard it can be capable of a nice range of sound (considering size), could be great for layering over some other synths.


Made a demo myself.


that thing is fucking sweeeeet
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Re: Hardware Synth Discussion

Postby Captain Jack3h » 14 Dec 2013 19:52

Who here uses microkorg? I have a blog with patches I made
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Re: Hardware Synth Discussion

Postby Alycs » 28 Dec 2013 20:18

I was gonna get a Microbrute but I don't think I can afford it now:

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Re: Hardware Synth Discussion

Postby Mr. Bigglesworth » 12 Jan 2014 06:10

I finally managed to send midi out to my minibrute. I kinda feel stupid now, it wasn't hard.
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Re: Hardware Synth Discussion

Postby Pulse Wave » 19 Jan 2014 07:27

Captain Jack3h wrote:Who here uses microkorg?

Me, but mostly in the band because my mixer at home is full, and a second one for daisychaining will have to wait until later this year.
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Re: Hardware Synth Discussion

Postby Facade » 20 Jan 2014 18:12

the4thImpulse wrote:
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JayBrony wrote:For a few days I've got the Waldorf Rocket in my studio now. Cute machine with a powerful sound. Just need to find out what I can use it best for.

From the demo's I heard it can be capable of a nice range of sound (considering size), could be great for layering over some other synths.



My modular is looking real nice now that I've got it stained and my first round of modules in. They are quite expensive to start but once you get over the initial wallet pain (thanks to a ~$350 power supply and $100 home made case) its pretty smooth sailing. Now I can buy the modules I need at a slow, wallet friendly, pace.

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Re: Hardware Synth Discussion

Postby Mr. Bigglesworth » 21 Jan 2014 18:02

So Roland is revamping the 808 and 909 drum machines.

http://www.musicradar.com/news/tech/new-roland-aira-video-teases-revived-tr-909-drum-machine-591666
http://www.musicradar.com/news/tech/roland-teases-aira-the-evolution-of-the-tr-808-rhythm-machine-591306

I might get one if they're especially good. But I don't really have much use for a drum machine. Still, pretty keen to see this come out.
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Re: Hardware Synth Discussion

Postby Acsii » 21 Jan 2014 19:53

Mr. Bigglesworth wrote:So Roland is revamping the 808 and 909 drum machines.

http://www.musicradar.com/news/tech/new-roland-aira-video-teases-revived-tr-909-drum-machine-591666
http://www.musicradar.com/news/tech/roland-teases-aira-the-evolution-of-the-tr-808-rhythm-machine-591306

I might get one if they're especially good. But I don't really have much use for a drum machine. Still, pretty keen to see this come out.

Aparently they're also gonna revamp thee TB-303
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Re: Hardware Synth Discussion

Postby Facade » 21 Jan 2014 20:16

Mr. Bigglesworth wrote:So Roland is revamping the 808 and 909 drum machines.

http://www.musicradar.com/news/tech/new-roland-aira-video-teases-revived-tr-909-drum-machine-591666
http://www.musicradar.com/news/tech/roland-teases-aira-the-evolution-of-the-tr-808-rhythm-machine-591306

I might get one if they're especially good. But I don't really have much use for a drum machine. Still, pretty keen to see this come out.

ooooh much want i wonder how this is gonna cost o:
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Re: Hardware Synth Discussion

Postby Mr. Bigglesworth » 21 Jan 2014 23:48

I'm gonna venture a guess and stay anywhere from $500 to $1000+
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