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modey

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  1. Yeah I'm like this sometimes as well. Sometimes I'm just more in a tinkering mood than a creative mood. I bought a Pyramid btw. It's very nice, though the pad buttons are some of the worst I've seen/used, especially for a device of this price range. It's made worse that it's a second-hand unit in kinda dodgy condition, because some of the pads get slightly stuck in the enclosure when pressed. It's not a showstopper, as the pads still trigger properly, but they don't feel great. As a sequencer though, it's a lot more modular than I expected, and I can imagine I'll eventually get to a point with it where I can bang out sequences very quickly.
  2. Haha, that's how I feel about my Nord Lead, and possibly the Digitone as well. I don't make many tracks with either, because when I sit down with them, I just get lost in making and playing lush patches. I guess that's kinda nice though ?
  3. I very nearly bought an mpc1000 as a few have popped up on gumtree/facebook in the past couple of days. I think I've decided on a Squarp Pyramid though. I haven't been too inspired controlling my Nords and other non-sequenced devices using Elektron gear, so maybe the Pyramid will help me to use them a bit more..
  4. edit: @sheatheman Quaristice and Untilted, then back to Max after that. Nord Lead is basically my favourite synth ever, sounds great even dry.
  5. They only used the monomachine on two albums. I think most of their FM stuff came from either the Nord Lead or DX100. Nord Lead FM is amazing btw! Only 2op but it has a really unique character.
  6. What? There are still tons of artists doing super precise, clean digital stuff. Ryoji Ikeda and Mark Fell, for example..
  7. Is that similar to the qy70 in terms of sequencer? I should actually learn how to use the qy70. The chord transposition is pretty amazing, it does a good job of re-scaling things.
  8. Ooh, I've got my dad's HR-16 (with homemade memory expansion!), haha I'll never sell it though, even though I don't use it.
  9. I think I'm gonna have to attempt a Subharmonicon clone on my Nord Modular, it's the most interested I've ever been in a Moog product. I don't have the money to buy one at the moment, and won't, unless I sell off what remains of my Eurorack lol
  10. Might be worth asking on chipmusic.org, someone there surely has it!
  11. Haha, I agree. So many people complain about the enclosures of Elektron's Model boxes being white/grey, but for me they really do evoke that late 80s-early 90s sampler/computer/game console feel.
  12. haha, it was so hard to keep it secret. I did tell some of my chip friends about it at a bar a few days before it was announced, and then a few people went and bought one after hearing my comparisons to nanoloop 2, which was nice ? Also it's a *lot* easier to get a good sound out of than the monomachine, but somewhat similar in that you can dig a bit deeper and get some unique sounds out of it. Not nearly as deep as the monomachine, but I think that's a positive point. Like I've said a few times, I could take it to a gig with nothing prepared, and improvise a whole set on the spot. Actually that's what I've done in my streams with it. It was certainly the highlight of my year last year. Being recognised by a company whose gear I really get along with is pretty huge for me.
  13. Ha, I had a disting mk3 for a few months, but ultimately the interface frustrated me, especially since putting any wav files on the sd card corrupts the "display" and makes it super hard to even figure out where you are in the menus, let alone which mode is selected. Would the QY70 be considered a rompler? Sounds aren't very editable, but it can get very lush.
  14. I had a dream about owning a reissue of an EMS Synthi AKS.. turns out I miss the one my friend used to have (and I borrowed for a few months). I doubt I'll ever have one unless b*hringer gets that clone going and I lower my standards.. or I sell alp my other gear haha
  15. Ha, Ehsan's a fkn genius. He's also in a super great space prog band: Serious chops. A real keys player, and it really shows, even in his sequenced stuff.
  16. You only really need the lightning to USB dongle, but yeah I'm not sure if I can be bothered connecting an audio interface to my phone yet. Maybe if some friends of mine join. It'd be great to record acoustic instruments into it though.
  17. Yeah it was in beta for years. I never got an invite, I guess because I never got anyone else to sign up ? Anyway, I downloaded this last night, it's pretty fun. The public jams are a cacophony as expected, but private jams can be created and shared. I'm keen to get some friends involved and work on some loopy stuff together. Shame it's iOS only at the moment; I'm on iOS but a lot of my friends aren't.
  18. Seriously, Nord Lead 1 or 2 (or their rack equivalents) are amazing VA synths, can get nice and warm sounding with the right reverb, and also into weirder territory with the FM (and ringmod on the NL2). Plus there's the hidden Pelle's mode if you want to get really weird. edit: not sure why people are facepalming my original post. I bought a Nord Lead a few years back for $400 in useless Australian money, that's probably like £100 or something.
  19. Get it ? It's definitely a fun and quick way to get into making stuff again.
  20. Also known as Piggy Tracker.. I should have mentioned! https://www.littlegptracker.com/
  21. I think Trash80's one looks promising, as it's based on lsdj to an extent. He invented the "prosound" mod for gameboy, and the arduinoboy + associated lsdj code mods for midi control, so he knows his shit.
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