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  1. 8 hours ago, cern said:

    It Changing All the notes in the same track when in the option under “Column Operations” it says: Transpose One note up/down.

    How can one note means All the notes in the same track? 🤨

    It means transpose all notes in column up by one semitone. 

    I see you've fixed the issue, but it seems a bit of a long way to do it for just one note, when you could just re-enter the note at the octave you want?

  2. 23 minutes ago, Zephyr_Nova said:

    just occured to me I've never tried pizza containing both pineapple and garlic.  that sounds fucked up, but what if it's actually the best flavour combination and no one's ever bothered trying it?

    My girlfriend made one the other night and it was great. 

    I've also accidentally cut a pear using a knife I'd just used to cut garlic, and then used the pear in a salad. It was an unusual combination but not offensive. 

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  3. 18 hours ago, Grain Bastard said:

    definitely something I would need to try before buy though as my eyes ain’t what they used to be. I’m fine with the little screen on the OP-1 so it’ll probably be ok. 

    Yeah, the pixel density is quite high. I can understand readability might be a bit tricky for some people. With the web display / Touch Designer patch though, you can mirror the screen at any size you like. Obviously doesn't work too well in a portable situation, but it's something!

  4. I'm so tempted by this, but given my history with romplers, I feel like I'd buy it, play with the presets for a bit, then get totally overwhelmed when trying to create my own and ultimately sell it because I wouldn't be doing anything with it that I can't already get out of the Wavestation VST.

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  5. lol I just chatted to tech support, apparently it's a known issue and the solution is to roll back the nvidia driver to a version that is known to work with the computer. I'll give it a try; still not switching to Windows for audio. It'll go in the loungeroom for gaming. Or I'll sell it or something. 

  6. 6 hours ago, TubularCorporation said:

    i need something with a long lifespan that can be repaired, customized and upgraded easily with good backward compatibility, and Macs don't offer any of that in my experience.

    Yeah, this was what I wanted when I bought the PC. Sadly it also comes with a whole lot of fucking around in order to get things to work reliably; I lost a lot of time last week trying to diagnose my PC's problems—time I should have been spending on my uni work.

    I know it can be done, since I have friends who use Windows professionally for video editing, audio, etc., but I just don't have the patience anymore. I thought Windows could have got to the point where it was relatively transparent but it doesn't seem to be there yet.

    Also, little aesthetic/design nerd things like the UI font and being able to press option+shift+minus for an em dash instead of having to remember a code ended up being more important than I expected 😛 

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  7. 2 hours ago, TubularCorporation said:

    it's absolutely doable in Windows, with Jack or probably other systems

    I tried with Voicemeeter but had to run everything through it, including the internally generated audio, which resulted in latency from things like websites, which is a big nope for me, because I'm working on my browser based stuff and any latency keeps making me think there's something wrong with my code.

    2 hours ago, TubularCorporation said:

    And the underlying hardware is the same

    Not anymore with the M1 architecture. I get what you're talking about but some things are just deal breakers for me, and I didn't realise until I tried to switch.

    2 hours ago, TubularCorporation said:

    bigger interface

    Doesn't help if I want to plug multiple multi-track USB audio devices in at once that don't have individual analog outs.

    2 hours ago, TubularCorporation said:

    If you haven't sent the PC back yet, have you installed any cards or RAM in it?

    Haven't touched it. It's stock. I did open it not long after I got it to try disconnecting the garish front panel light, but reconnected it again because it somehow removed all lighting options from the software. It worked fine until only recently though.

  8. 7 hours ago, TubularCorporation said:

    I haven't gotten a blue screen in nearly 10 years.

    I'm getting them daily on the new PC, even after a reinstall of the OS. Something's definitely wrong with it. 

    Even without the blue screens, I can't live with the way audio works in Windows. I've been spoiled by aggregate devices and native low latency in macOS. 

  9. Latest GAS is for a new studio computer.

    Back in March I was experiencing some major crashes when streaming or editing video on my iMac, so I impulse purchased a PC, thinking enough is enough, I want an actual modular computer that I can repair / upgrade one part of and not have to throw the whole thing away / pay Apple to repair it for me. Turns out the PC was an endless source of frustration for me in terms of getting audio working to even close to the standard I expected from Apple computers, and then it started randomly freezing followed by blue screen errors that I couldn't diagnose after days of research.

    Bottom line is I don't want a computer that I spend more time configuring / troubleshooting than actually making music / uni work with. So back to Apple I go. Don't care how much cheaper it is to get a PC, and before anyone recommends things like Voicemeeter or ASIO4all, yes I've tried all of that and various things about them frustrated me.

    Anyone have experience with the new M1 range? Specifically the Mini? The only downside (apart from some software stuff) I've seen so far is that Bluetooth can be a bit flaky.

  10. 1 hour ago, cboyardeat said:

    from what I remember they had some sort of legal trouble with the original creator of the devilfish mod.

    It was more like they lowballed him on the rights to use the Devilfish name/design, he refused, and then they (evidently) went and did it anyway.

  11. 8 hours ago, sweepstakes said:

    People like little-scale and cTrix have done fucking amazing shit with the old hardware.

    Yeah, I've noticed it's mostly Australian people who are really pushing it in more innovative directions, unless I just don't get to see the innovative stuff that people from other countries are putting out.

    Two more Australian ones for your collection, while we're on that subject:


    LSDJ tracked out to tape, mixed and mastered at a 100% analog studio. Dot.AY is someone who I see as at the forefront of electronic music genre diversity, mostly from his radio shows where he manages to find some incredible micro-genres. He really has a great ear for consolidating a ton of different styles into a unique sound, something I aspire to.


    My collaborator in Nanoloop2 duo THE GOTH"S. Claire is one of the few people who is on my level when it comes to messing with audiences not through overwhelming them (as is the usual case with chip music), but through minimalism. This album was made with Nanoloop Mono and is almost SND-like in terms of how much space there is.


    (I've probably mentioned both of these here before but they deserve all of the reposts)

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  12. 3 hours ago, TubularCorporation said:

    I've been really enjoying the 8bit Warps (even though I've mostly used it for the surprisingly lifelike tanpura sounds that I wasn't trying expecting to get out of it).

    The sign of a truly good chiptune synth is its ability to go beyond typical chip sounds. I'm glad it's capable of stuff like that. So many of us chip musicians are trying to push the boundaries of what's possible on the hardware, meanwhile tons of synth companies come out with shitty "8bit" products that are only capable of the stereotypical bleep bloop sounds (e.g. TE's PO-20).

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  13. Anyone else into the new Cannibal Corpse album? Bit more thrashy than their previous stuff, some actual sick riffs and melodic parts among their usual impenetrable dissonance (which I do also love).


    On 6/6/2021 at 11:52 PM, psn said:

    Portal is some sick shit, maaaaaan. 😄

    fuck I'm not sure if I'm ready to experience Portal again. I saw them live a few years ago stoned out of my mind (thanks to a friend's edibles that were way too strong for me) and it was too much lol. I definitely want to listen to them again at some point though.

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  14. 9 hours ago, yekker said:

    AA batteries are such a thing of the past. 

    Honestly all of my gear with built in rechargeable batteries makes me anxious. My Gameboy Micros barely last an hour until they show a low battery indicator, which means I've had to retire them from live shows. I'd much rather have a set of rechargeable AAs that I can replace and keep the device going than a built-in one that deteriorates after a few years.

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