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  1. Yeah I've been messing with this a bit and it's insanely good. Probably going to buy it. Feels like cheating but whatever.
  2. woo! thanks for the recommendations @rekand @ignatius - yeah I'm definitely eying those valhalla. Have heard good things.
  3. I'm back into the DAW game lately (bitwig) and looking for some good effects that don't have obnoxious DRM and sound good for their price. Mostly reverbs, compressors, distortions, and other interesting effects that might not be covered by bitwig's built-in suite, like maybe one of those IDM in a box things like effectrix (is that still whats cool? though bitwig already kind of does that with the fx selector). I'm mostly multitracking my OTB setup at the moment. But yeah in terms of synths the surge xt and vital synths are good freebies (I used to pay for surge, it was my workhorse). Also this is kind of unrelated but where can I buy and or download a huge library of convolution IRs? I want like 100s of different kinds of natural spaces, rooms, open fields, museums, city streets. From all kinds of different mic placements. There's gotta be something good like that out there.
  4. I picked up a boog. I love it, wish it had hard sync though. I feel like overall my GAS has calmed down, I have a setup that I really like and it just doesn't seem like I need much else anymore thats not going to distract me from making the music I want to make. my most recent breakthrough was going back to the DAW again after my hardware deep-dive. I managed to find the almost-perfect multitracking setup that lets me keep my hardware sequencing workflow but change levels and arm tracks and punch-in w/ a faderport-8 (GAS got me here I'll admit) to record what I'm doing into bitwig without even being in front of my screen, using cue points to jump around to various sections, midi synced up and all that. Opens a whole new level of mixing creativity after recording everything live from the mixer and being able to do further sound design in the DAW, polish things up and get it perfect. I didn't really realize this kind of workflow could work so well but after watching some friends in the studio I started to get some ideas.
  5. cool to see aphex open up and autechre open up more and connect more directly with fans. Hope BoC does at some point too. I generally liked most of his opinions on things except for wisp being knockoff aphex, wisp sounds nothing like aphex IMO but also thats sort of the genre I make music in so maybe I'm being too sensitive.
  6. Just caught up with some of his recent comments on the soundcloud over the last few days. Imagine richard collaborates with you, opportunity of a lifetime, and you get impatient and leak it without his blessing and piss him off. Lol. I like the sound of it though.
  7. how they heck they get this lineup? my goodness. Wisp, skee mask, coco, mbm I'm especially looking forward to.
  8. Finding this thread just blew my mind a little bit. I was listening to this and was like, yeah this is right up my alley. But then after staring at the track names I realized something, I had seen them before. I somehow had a hand-written piece of paper with many of these tracks on it and I wasn't sure where it came from, I distinctly remember "sambaesque" on there, and some of the other ones, looked like a setlist. I still am not sure where I got it or what I did with it, never thought I'd solve the mystery of the meaning of the names. I think I might have thrown it away earlier this year, I think it was in one of my 90s jungle discogs purchases wedged in one of the vinyls or something? I really am not sure, i just kind of... noticed it among my things one day.
  9. im not really following anything in this thread, can someone summarize?
  10. those last 3 rave whistle tracks are great. nailed that early jungle sound
  11. This made me look up when the box energy remix was released and it was before drukqs!? wow neat.
  12. Been obsessed with Tim Reaper lately. His stuff sounds like it's straight out of the 90s even though its being made today and all if it is REAL high quality shit, like pick a track and it's probably awesome. He collabs with all the best modern jungle artists too also have to mention this sully remix of one of his tracks because it's totally nuts. Most IDM thing I've heard in a while
  13. Really loving the first track, overall really good
  14. I think the Windowlicker title track is extremely special. It manages to be universally likeable electro-influenced dance/pop music while still maintaining the peak of aphex's signature "how the fuck did he do that" sound and still to this day has me in awe all the pieces coming together perfectly. minipops has some catchy bits but the mastering squashes the dynamics too much, kinda too lofi and analog sounding to be massively popular, and the song structure sort of fizzles out and sounds unfinished. It's a cool track but it was not going to stand out like windowlicker ever did.
  15. Inscryption was amazing, especially playing it blind. The way it all comes together in the end ... So much stuff I missed too, makes me want another playthough. Other highlights this year for me were resident evil 8 and metroid dread.. What else did I miss?
  16. wait is this for real? https://www.whosampled.com/sample/631094/Aphex-Twin-Fingerbib-The-Hollywood-Edge-Sound-Effects-Library-Large-Splash-or-Dive-Into-Water-Take-5/
  17. I like this a lot. Production is cool but a bit sparse compared to earlier stuff. I mostly like listening to the first dozen tracks or so though, Haven't really delved in all the way through yet.
  18. I didn't care for the first one much, but the previews for this one sound really cool
  19. Anyone know any decent room treatment options that aren't super expensive or require being handy with power tools?
  20. yeah agree, first and third track are great. refraction is fucking insane. Last track also is really cool
  21. I actually made a track for that deep sea creature's compilation... I never got the guts to release it though 😞 Also, hah I knew I did one of those p168 projects... glad my shit is up there somewhere I still like this track https://archive.org/details/Project168004/smallcurd+-+The+harons+-+01+-+The+harons+arrive.mp3
  22. gotta figure out what works for you. It took me a ton of time and gear investment to get to a point where I was like... ok this setup works for me. What I do: Control plane= octatrack. I use the octatrack to define the flow of the song, although I usually manually change patterns instead of the arranger. Create patterns copy, make variations, add new sections, lot of copy and paste. I sequence a few synth things with midi. So I'm basically getting drum machine, sampling, etc. for free from this one box on top of being the master sequencer. It's my daw equivalent. As sort of an extension of the octatrack, I have the Analog Four, I sync this so that it changes patterns at the exact same time. I sequence CV on my MS-20 with this, as well as use the 4 tracks to fill in and add little bits of acid, leads, noisy bits, etc. I don't have a very amazing mixer(A&H zed 14), but it's damn solid for the price. I send one set of stereo to a reverb that I use as a send for everything at various levels, tweak it live to add a verb tail to various bits. I also have a OTO BAUM on the main insert bus to add a bit of glue to the mix, but I usually do less of that now so I can better master it in ozone when I'm putting a project together. The other 2 aux I use for what I can, I usually send it back into the octatrack for fx processing, sampling from things on my mixer, or for "bouncing" down parts. Mixing can be very frustrating without more sends and channels, so you have to get creative with limitations and just live with the results sometimes. Sometimes I bounce down and eq things on the octatrack, add reverb, screw and chop to help "mix" things different. So then basically after that, just keep practicing/recording stereo takes on a zoom digital recorder until I get it right. It's harder to switch projects without a computer (I miss being able to do this), but I do get to listen... have a sleep/think about a track I'm working on, come up with ideas, listen to recordings on different setups and think about what I'll tweak. Eventually I'm just like, ok it's never going to be perfect, go on to the next thing, I may or may not hate it later but not every song can be a success. Gotta make shitty songs to progress sometimes.
  23. drukqs was just a few casual tracks thrown together with some random samples he had lying around while traveling around on holiday. He filled in the gaps while fucking around with the piano in the hotel lobby. He had another, better album ready to go but lost it on a plane.
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