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About Grain Bastard

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  • Birthday 08/23/1973

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    Staffs, UK
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    Music, Staffy Bull Terriers, Curry, Glitch, Ae

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  1. A Field Guide to Evil springs to mind. https://m.imdb.com/title/tt6688354/
  2. I loaded the MachineDrum patches they released from the live stuff and it sounds amazing but nothing more complex than excellent programming and sound design. They really know what they are doing with the synth for sure but breaking it down it’s nothing more than 2 bar 32 step patterns triggering sounds they have created from the onboard synths with automation (p-locks) and some clever choke groups. I guess the MonoMachine stuff is basically the same principle, so nothing more ‘complex’ than programming step sequencers, triggering sounds they have crafted from the onboard synth engines - it’s not a load of effects or custom software for this era of their output just good old fashioned knowledge of the gear they’re using and a great musical vision. I would guess at the Max/MSP patches they use are are extensions of the same ideas, so they have programmed their own sequencers (to get greater controls, more ways of manipulating etc) to trigger their own created synths/samplers that have the level of control they require and the real ‘complexity’ is in there musical vision. Unless you program/play the max patch as they do, I don’t imagine it would sound any more ‘Autechre-y’ than using the Elektron boxes. just MHO
  3. Sad news - Alan R Pearlman has passed away. He was the founder of ARP.
  4. Mine was in my main Bleep account not the Ae webstore one. Doesn’t show up in that one. I have bought physical releases tho. Thanks Sean and Rob!!
  5. It’s a good synth. It’s not expensive and got a decent amount of features to justify ‘another analog mono synth’ such as the patchbay and euro rack mounting. Knob more or less per function and sounds good. Can sound smooth or gritty depending on what you want. Obviously if you already have a bunch of mono analogs you might not really need it but paired to the 0-Coast with a bunch of cables you get a lot of modular fun for about £700. Way more fun than a £700 of Eurorack modules starter kit. I heard the Neutron is Paraphonic is that true? Looks really dope!!! It is - obviously that means only a single oscillator per voice but still a cool feature. Don’t be put off by the brand, it’s a good synth.
  6. It’s a good synth. It’s not expensive and got a decent amount of features to justify ‘another analog mono synth’ such as the patchbay and euro rack mounting. Knob more or less per function and sounds good. Can sound smooth or gritty depending on what you want. Obviously if you already have a bunch of mono analogs you might not really need it but paired to the 0-Coast with a bunch of cables you get a lot of modular fun for about £700. Way more fun than a £700 of Eurorack modules starter kit.
  7. MD, 303, Neutron, 0-Coast and Particle....
  8. It stressed me a little bit in 2016 as i was determined to make all weeks. Not sure I want to put my OCD thru that again. Looks like I still have an account though so you don’t need to resign up.
  9. Are we allowed to post our own noodlings??? <iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/248569062" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><a href=" ">OP-1, Particle & 0-Coast</a> from <a href="https://vimeo.com/user15544837">Grain Bastard</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
  10. I think most of the buffer/glitch plugins would need the audio you want to process chopped over the 4-bars you want the effect over and either program the effects onboard sequencer or trigger midi notes to fill in the various effects - so chop the first section and program the stutter accordingly then as it stops processing ad the next phrase or word, repeat the effect trigger addition etc etc - you will struggle to achieve what you want over 4-bars with feeding it a single bar of audio or 4-bars of the same 1-bar loop.
  11. You most certainly have although you have the knowledge that you used it first - well that's my coping mechanism anyway......
  12. I used to have a slight anti preset sentiment but I always use them as starting points with synths - if someone has already programmed a sound that I would/could make and use, or done the majority of the work then why waste the effort recreating it???? I also get my creative flow on by getting inspired by the instrument making nice sounds and I will often finish tracks well before I have finally checked out all the presets because something sounded good when auditioning them. Then it happened.... I have about 12 presets of mine in the factory content of the OP-1 synth. Suddenly I feel really protective of my sounds and as Oscar said, I would freak if I knew my sounds were used in anything, never mind a big budget movie!!! I would love to know that people are using them. I knew that I had a chance of having some sounds included as a beta of the OS leaked and they were in that. I honestly got a bit paranoid on how they would be rated by the users. The new presets was one of the major features in the new OS and I started thinking 'oh shit, every synth users claims to hate presets and not use them' so all I will see will be negativity towards them!!! Thankfully they seemed to be a welcome addition to the synth, judging by the comments and reviews people have made. I did see a post of someone saying they loaded the new OS and spent ages playing with the new Arp seq and my 303 patch and had loads of fun. Made my day :) The sylenth preset though is a whole extra layer with the sequence data as well as the sound. Surely those types of presets on synths are demonstrating the capability and are meant to be tweaked to your own. Playing them as they come seems beyond lazy and not something i think I could do as a musician.
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