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  1. I bought Loomer Architect on early bird recently - https://www.loomer.co.uk/architect.htm I think that would cover all your requirements Runs as plugin or standalone Hosts and controls plugins Build your own custom sequencers for note and controller data Tons of logic modules Write your own modules in Lua
  2. Aren't most sleeves (from the early 90s onwards) polyethylene rather than PVC? polyethylene-lined inner sleeves (thin, slightly cloudy and crinkly) have been standard since around the mid-1970s, and they are generally considered safe (in my experience they are) before that inners were usually pvc-lined (a clear, floppy plastic), and they can be very, very bad for the vinyl long term. not too long ago I paid £200 at a fair for an original gentle giant on Vertigo from the early 70s, pvc-lined inner. the record was visually mint condition but there's a particular-sounding hissy noise that gets louder towards the end of the sides, which is caused by a chemical reaction (known as gassing) between the pvc and the record. gassing can take years to manifest itself (depends on storage conditions) eventually causing visual damage to the record and ruining it but if you catch it early enough, clean the records and get them out of those pvc sleeves they can often be saved. anyhow that's all about inner sleeves. pvc outer sleeves (the premium, "orange peel" texture ones) are still made and used but are usually OK because they don't actually come into contact with the record itself. the kinesthesia sleeve is that pvc material, with the graphics printed on it and the record directly inside it, which is the problem. here's the most recent discogs review of empathy box on vinyl: other notable rephlex releases in pvc sleeves - caustic window compilation original issue, and all of the analord series - there are even reports of analord 12s having gassing problems already so if you have those, get them out of those godawful sleeves pronto
  3. Bear in mind the Kinesthesia LPs will probably be completely ruined, gassed to hell because of the PVC sleeve and no inner protection (anyone with the original Caustic Window compilation will probably understand..) Add in 23 years of storage under bad conditions and it's a certainty. It's a quiet album anyway, my copy sounds terrible and it's been sleeved from new.
  4. Well, according to my discogs log I bought 361 records this year. Only 13 were of music from 2018 though. In descending order Aphex Twin - Collapse EP Autechre - NTS Sessions Fret - Silent Neighbour EP Jon Hassell - Listening To Pictures Kamasi Washington - Heaven And Earth 2814 - Pillar / New Sun Mr Fingers - Cerebral Hemispheres Dopplereffekt - Athanatos Loidis - A Parade, In The Place I Sit, The Floating World (& All Its Pleasures) Young Paint - Young Paint Sarah Davachi - Gave In Rest The Sea And Cake - Any Day Flame 1 - Fog / Shrine ..but better than all of those was the new reissue of Haruomi Hosono's 1989 album Omni Sight Seeing, which is a complete revelation.
  5. 1989, Haruomi Hosono (Yellow Magic Orchestra)
  6. The Undouchables and for my friends north of the wall: Kilt Bill Fife Is Beautiful Jocky III
  7. flol gonk'd are they...fold free? is it washable? definitely, you need to wash out all the debris funk. not supposed to go in the dryer though. you have to hang on a line and dry by shimripl air One time i folded four shirts, and then wrapped five, it was weird. Got an XXLCC Tewe-shirt before it sold out! Hopefully, when I 7th Slip this over my frame its Pro Radii is sufficient to not accentuate my Augmatic Disport. Hope it's well Gnitted with no Teartears or Pules. Would have liked a Jatevee-neck but you can't have everything
  8. I didn't take much notice of VCV Rack as it was standalone only, and I have R6 already Some clever chap, however, has now built this to run under VST https://github.com/bsp2/VeeSeeVSTRack It comes with most (all? >650) of the $0 modules pre-packaged. Download the pre-built 7z and simply copy to your plugins folder It seems to work very well. Certainly an essential considering it's all free
  9. MTurboCompMB and MTransientMB for in-depth dynamics control, when it's worth putting in the time to get something exactly right To quickly beat something into shape, I usually throw on a Presswerk For leveling with some character, I find the old Cakewalk CA-2A still very effective
  10. for gearspotters, the rack photo in the interview shows a selection of Toolkit, Toolmix and ToolMST modules made by ADT Audio, Germany. The Toolkit modules appear in the Syro gear list, and this is the source photo for the mixing desk elements in the Collapse video. A quick price calculation puts the value of that rack at about £21.5K (ouch)
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