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  1. Oh yeha, you can definitely do that also the step sequencer is pretty simple but IIRC it has an interesting simple drum mode. It took me 7 months of saving to get oen of these back in 2018 and another 15 or so months of saving, collecting parts and building to get a really good MPE synth to go with it but it was absolutely worth it, changed how I approach electronic music a lot. Roger Linn's demos are always kind of uninspiring but here's him showing the drum mode: I've never tried it. It seems like it's a bit like using the roll mode + aftertouch on an old MPC, but with more control. Linn ironically hates sequencers and all of the sequencing was patched in after the fact because of customer demand, so it's pretty minimal but what he did put in works well.
  2. What did you expect to happen when you hook a MIDI controller up to a drum machine?
  3. Same thing as if you hook up a keyboard to a drum machine.
  4. If you can find one of these cheap I can't recommend it enough: It's a BBD delay not a reverb, but whatever. More or less the more famous Realistic Electronic Reverb but cleaner, lower noise floor, and has a fake-stereo mode that sounds great and is actually mono compatible (or at least it sounds good and just as loud when you sum it to mono). Reminds me of the vocal sound on the Jeff and Jane Hudson stuff, and even more of the drum sound at 3:15 on this track:
  5. Also I didn't notice the DIY Lyra 8 was a thing. I really like the idea of it but it's on the expensive side for me, especially these days. But a DIY version sounds just right. Probably wouldn't be any cheaper in the end (depending on the front panel it might end up being more expensive), but I could do it a bit at a time so it's a lot more tempting, I might have to put off buying the parts I was going to get next paycheck to finish a couple small things I've been working on and put that money toward a Lyra 8 PCB set to work on this fall. Damn it, thread.
  6. All of these are strong contenders for a similar aesthetic:
  7. This is the post: The first missile control center is a US one and it has a sort of almost teal color that I like a lot. Pretty close to that power plant. The second picture is a UK one and it uses the same color as the "pacifist" Lyra 8, which is also a good color. This one has some of the blue-green I have in mind visible in the back, to the left of the door: And this one is like a greatest-hits of hospital green, light blue, less light blue, olive green, white, biege... just looks at this shit! This NASA launch control room is exactly what I had in mind: I think I might have deleted the text file I wrote my best-guess Pantone numbers in, though. If I find it I'll post them. Anyway, looking at them now all of these are closer to the Lyra 8 color than I was remembering, the differences could just be lighting and film stock.
  8. I went on a bit of a tear last winter trying to figure out the closest Pantone match I could to it (not the color in this thread exactly, it's the one you see in nuclear missile silos and control centers which has more blue to it), pretty sure I posted something about it in this thread a bunch of pages ago but I don't remember what I decided on. Only real way to do it would be to take an old, 60s or 70s Pantone chip book on a missile silo tour and compare in person, and then find the modern equivalent of your best match. Which, if you were actually developing a commercial synth or modules, would be totally worth it IMO.
  9. This thread has got me looking at cheap reverbs and for one thing there still aren't very many cheap reverbs (over $50) isn't really cheap, and over $40 is pushing it), and the few that are around are mostly pretty bad but next paycheck I might have to get a Cuvave Dig-9, which is under $45 and actually has a really unique, useful bunch of algorithms it from all the demos I've seen - and that's almost unheard of in affordable reverbs. Worth it for the ducking and lo-fi algorithms at 100% wet alone. Not many examples of it being used with synths though, and what's out there is mostly using it more conservatively than the guitar channels, for a change.e you get up to $100 you can also start looking at cheaper vintage half-rack stuff like the LXP series Lexicons (there are a few working LXP-1 and LXP-5 units on Reverb for about $100 right now) or the Boss SE-50. Depending on the kind of sounds you're after you might get a lot more for your money that way (especially with the SE-50, IF that sound works for you it's going to go a lot farther than any pedal I'm aware of for for $115-$130). I'd also recommend the Alesis Wedge but it looks like they're one of the things that's gotten expensive recently. Three years ago they were under $80 (mine was $18 but it was sold as untested) but nowthey're in the $250 range, and that's a pretty hard sell as much as I like them. You can easily find an Alesis Nanoverb for under $100 (there's one on Reverb for $50 with power supply right now), and those are still useful. Boss RV-70 is a full 1u rack unit but for about the same price as a Zoom pedal you get a bunch of early 90s Roland reverb and delay algorithms with simple front panel controls and deep MIDI implementation, if that's something that interests you. Just something to consider. Anyway, the Cuvave. Sounds unique and great. About $45 on eBay, $28 on AliExpress, probably about the same on wish.com but I'm not going to create an account just to check. Their digital delay gets really weird for a budget pedal, too:
  10. That nuclear facility green is the best color choice for anything.
  11. Yeah the Zoom looks really nice, for live use especially. There's also the CUBE SUGAR pedal, which is sold under at least 3 different brands (Ammoon, Cuvave, and one or two more I forget) and is all over Aliexpress for under $130 USD. Reverb, delay, phaser, chorus, two distortions, EQ, clean boost, cab sim, tuner and a looper, with control-per-function and presets. The demos I've seen don't sound half bad, either. No idea if it's all just some DSP thing running on a cheap board, or a bunch of budget pedals in a box, or most likely a bit of both, but I'm a sucker for weird budget pedals so I like the idea of it. There are even cheaper knockoffs, too.
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