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  1. 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/
  2. 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.
  3. I didn't care for the first one much, but the previews for this one sound really cool
  4. Anyone know any decent room treatment options that aren't super expensive or require being handy with power tools?
  5. yeah agree, first and third track are great. refraction is fucking insane. Last track also is really cool
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Really admire some of the work these young folks are creating, it's hard on my old brain, real hard, but that's just me getting old. I like it better than regular modern pop thats for sure
  10. asking about future gibbon has to be one of the most unintentionally genius interview questions ever. Loved the fact that it was his own drums and that it was directly inspired from his first meetup with aphex and his ideas from HAB
  11. no he's talking about the city in arizona
  12. yeah first two tracks are great. I like New Sty more. Unconnected reminds me of Dramatic Exit, kind of... not _as_ good though
  13. The deal with the whole youtube thumbnail shittery is that it's statistically proven that certain types of thumbnails get some consistent 20-30% better engagement or something insanely significant like that. most youtubers can't ignore this kind of simple economic win. Yeah it pisses off millennials and boomers but it provides enough of an engagement swing it's worth it. I just watch who I know I like even though a lot of them have started cargo culting some horrible thumbnail patterns. The video content stays more or less the same with or without the horrible thumbnails.
  14. I've always wanted one of this. Isn't this what richard used on fenix funk 5?
  15. didn't see a thread on this when searching even though it came out a couple months back... (only just discovered it) Not sure how many there's gonna be. https://radioactiveman.bandcamp.com/album/sonicus-croniclus-vol-1 I think it's fantastic. I'm not sure I can afford to pay the shipping on the vinyl to the US but looks like there are still some available
  16. It surprises me someone hasn't disrupted the market in compact digital recorders. I want a super fast/slick lithium ion compact digital recorder with fast editing and library management features. I get by with the H4n pro with it's fantastic quality and whatnot but it takes a while to boot, battery life not as nice as I'd like, and wish it was quicker to organize and rename things and keep track of them. oled display with Scrubbing and waveform would be cool too. That kind of thing, easier device sync/bluetooth/wifi. With the "dawless" boom you'd think it'd be more of a thing. It's like the TI-89 or whatever.. this kind of design is just standard I guess.
  17. should I get a beheringer 303? I wanna make some acid, is it fun? Kinda want to try it.
  18. as soon as an artist forgets to add beats to song, they get torn up by the theory snobs hehe... Yeah I dunno I don't like this a ton either. Sounds like clark, but less like the clark I know and more like the part of clark that I want to build up into a cool drop, not just keep noodling on. kinda sounds like the same song over and over again, i dunno maybe that was the intention. desolate post-apocolyptic themes washed out by various smears of reverb and drone ok but I kind of like this suspended reservoir song tbh
  19. Used to really love this album but for whatever reason I find it aged really badly to my ears. I find the vocals really cringy for some reason. But overall the album is really well executed
  20. just bcuz aphex is into microtuning doesn't mean you have to be too, you can also go with snare rushes or aphex acid, you don't need to do go full demented circus clown nightmare. Just make some nice sounding melodies and add a structure and you'll get further than 90% of electronic musicians.
  21. i was joking about the music I realize it wasn't aphex but I didn't realize it was fxbip, that's fucking awesome!
  22. That track fucks. Hopefully he drops a whole album of wiggly softsynth shit like that as his next proj
  23. Bubba69

    afx nft

    I could be wrong but my understanding of the energy usage thing is: Ok yes this is a shocking amount of energy being used for the proof-of-work or whatever but also the miners are using this energy no matter what. At any given time they are either minting new currency or minting it against the hash of the digital artwork? To me it seems like, well if crypto is not going away might as well have it do something interesting. But the energy used isn't any more than the amount of producing new coins or whatever(?) Again also willing to admit I don't understand and may have read some pro-crypto propaganda so again please let me know if I'm misunderstanding the algorithmic impact of these things and making an ass of myself... 🥴. It's a bit hard to find articles that aren't editorialized and dumbed down.... I just thinks it's silly people went from "crypto bad but /shrug" to "NFT ruining the planet artists are horrible planet ruining assholes". I mean, Yeah your complacent in an already bad system, like many things in life, but it's not really like NFTs are making crypto an exponentially worse thing right? I mean it's making etherium more popular which = more reason to mine it even more but it's not going to align our climate trajectory even worse from what I understand
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