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xox posted a topic in EKT General Discussionfor the last million of yrs i've been producing music on my lovely-deadly-dated desktop pc with an old intel q6600 cpu and with 4 gb of ddr2 667 mhz ram, which was great back then when those specs were the best offer but not any more, not with todays sw/plugins. i can't mix with more than just a few quality verbs or saturators... cant stand this hell any more! recently i changed the hdd to ssd but that changed only a global responsiveness of windows. soooo, im finally planing buy a new comp, also with very good specs. the thing is if you buy a comp with great specs it's gonna last for a long long time (the last one lasted arround ten yrs?). i already have some parts that im planing to reuse in the new machine... so here's the configuration: cpu: intel i7 8700k mb: asrock z370 extreme4 ram: corsair ddr4 16 gb 2666 mhz vengeance lpx ssd: samsung 860 evo 250 gb - already have hdd: western digital black 2 tb - already have gpu: nvidia gtx 950 - already have psu: corsair rmx 750w cpu air cooling: cooler master hyper 412 case: fractal define d5 os: windows 10 64bit i wanted to ask you, my dear watmmers, if anyone has any better suggestions? all of the listed components are the best ones i could find in my local stores, for the money... thnx!
Thoughts on my Personal MIDI liberation
Guest posted a topic in EKT General DiscussionSorry bad english..... i have allways thought that there are more advantages in working with audio files instead of midi data. for example, it is very easy to cut the impact of a recorded ride, leaving you with only the ambient ringing tonne. also, by cutting out parts of a recording, and pitching them differently can also do wonders! and there is the good old reverse. for me, working with audio recordings inside my daw (reason7) gives me more creative control of the sounds that i'm working with. but, i dont find me being a guy of control. you can unleesh just as much chaos working with audiofiles. for example stretching (and then quickly exporting the streched sound before it has rendered and fixed all the glitches) has given me alot of chaos in my work. I also think that there are more advantages (for me) in working with "analog" equipment, or atleast -the idea and feel of analog equipment. the idea that all sound created is audio, just a signal and you just kinda play more with it when it is analog gear. just just twiddle som knobs and make up new sounds in the moment. and to make some filter follow a rythem in your head, does not mean you have to do an automation -you record it in the go. i like the playabillity of alaog. the "live" onetake, feel of recording that. problem is that i really dont own any analog gear. and i have an old casio toy synth that sounds very ugly and a SQ1 workstation, but they dont offer that much control over the sounds, -in real time, that is to say. But! i got a mashine last year, yeah -that beatthing with colours and blinky buttons and stuff. it's bacically like an mpc midi controller. But! i love pads! i play melodies so much better on pads, and my brain can like remember the scales when it is on a grid. and i can play rythems very nicely on the pads. i just love playing around with the mashine. the problem is just that if i do something live with it, it can sound nice and exiting but when i want to record something -it all comes down to automations and midi notes...... SO HERE IS WHAT I DID, it's not like revolutionary or anything, but i really got me rid of working with any midi! (: I borrowed my friends soundcard (he doesnt produce anymore, -only gets high) and i dusted off my old stationary PC. booted it up, installed reason7 on that mothafukka, and now my production setup is like a digital marrige beetween two computers (PC + MAC), two soundcards (EIE + BALANCE), two daws (REASON7+MASHINE2.0). so all i do on the mashine software on the mac computer is spit out through the balance soundcard and into the eie soundcard and into the pc and recorded in reason. this new way of working has done sooo much for me! and has given the playfullness of making electronic computermusic back. i am thinking to expand, you can get like very cheap midi replika synths with alot of knobs too, i think aturia makes them. buying alot of midi knob twidling stuff -will not sound like analog DUH!. -But will have the same live, playfull feel in this context. SOYUZ!
iRig Pad - MIDI Controller for iOS, Mac, and PC
Joyrex posted a topic in EKT General DiscussionIK Multimedia now has the iRig Pads available for 150.00USD: http://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/irigpads/