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alco : looks cozy. Super nice synth collection too ! Current iteration : new screen, Push 2, new CPU, and just used the U87a for VO / video recording. Great mic.

Gear: Mackie XR624 monitors, Korg Monologue, Yamaha TX81Z, Alesis Quadraverb, Motu M4 interface, Ableton Push, Volcano vaporizer, my dog

It’s a little messy right now- I’ve been going thru an old Windows xp desktop backing up old songs, so it’s in the way. Also my good cassette deck is out for repair, pedalboard is out away, I have som

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Arp Jam crew represent! Some of my arp jams include A4 arp jam, long arp jam, weird arp jam and A4 arp jam (EDIT). 

 

I vote for the disco kraut project to be the first to be revealed!

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20 hours ago, user said:

Arp Jam crew represent! Some of my arp jams include A4 arp jam, long arp jam, weird arp jam and A4 arp jam (EDIT). 

 

I vote for the disco kraut project to be the first to be revealed!

What a coincidence that I just messed around with it in the last few days:

And yeah, arps are great. I can't tag my projects with "arp" anymore though because everything has some arps going on and it is not helping me find the correct stuff anymore. This is a good thing.

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On 4/7/2020 at 9:09 PM, thawkins said:

What a coincidence that I just messed around with it in the last few days:

And yeah, arps are great. I can't tag my projects with "arp" anymore though because everything has some arps going on and it is not helping me find the correct stuff anymore. This is a good thing.

Ah, nice man! The elaborate and somewhat positive/happy melodies also remind me of the french house tradition a bit. Realize you didn't ask for feedback but imho the only thing this track needs is some hiss and smearing of the sound and done. Especially like the ending.

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30 minutes ago, user said:

Ah, nice man! The elaborate and somewhat positive/happy melodies also remind me of the french house tradition a bit. Realize you didn't ask for feedback but imho the only thing this track needs is some hiss and smearing of the sound and done. Especially like the ending.

Nah, thanks for the feedback! With tracks like these I have no idea what I am actually doing so it's always good if someone gives their 2 cents. ?

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Setup I've been using for online collabs (broken down for the night):

 

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Guitar goes into the Boss BE-5 compressor, distortion and noise suppressor, out of the effects send into the little tube preamp, from there into a patch in the top row of the Eurorack case, out from an instrument-level send at the end of the patch to the return on the BE-5, through the delay and chorus in there back to the Eurorack, into the spring reverb module and then out to an input on the Octatrack.  Everything else is pretty simple, mono outs from the Mother 32, Tanzmaus and EleVAta to the other three Octatrack inputs, out through a compressor (finally had time to finish the GSSL I started a long time ago) to the interface.

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On 4/2/2020 at 9:45 AM, b born droid said:

I moved into my new flat almost 18 months ago and I've been so slack sorting things out but it's pretty much there now.  A month or so ago I got some acoustic panels free from work.  Bought some thin felt and wrapped them cause they looked like shit.  Also bought a diffuser the other day.  I'm never gonna get it perfect because a) I live here b) the room is an openplay kitchen/living room and c) I effectively have two listening spots - where I DJ and where I compose.  So I'm just looking to make sure it sounds fairly even across the board.  Final mixing I do in the studio at work.  But in general it's sounding pretty sweet - I just have a problem with slapback from the two blank walls at the kitchen end (behind where I took the pics basically).  At some point I might buy a couple more diffusers for the kitchen, but right now I need to get a couple more pictures framed and up on the wall. 

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My dream is to live someplace where I can treat the acoustics, that looks great and is probably nice to mix in.

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9 hours ago, xox said:

How do you like your speakers? Did you get used to them?

Speakers are really good, I am happy. Thanks a lot for pointing them out.

Especially after using the ARC room correction, the sound is really nice and I feel my mixes are much better too as a result. The only pain in the ass is to keep the ARC VST running constantly so I have to have a Reaper instance open at all times in order to process all audio that goes to the speakers when I do everyday listening. 

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3 hours ago, thawkins said:

Speakers are really good, I am happy. Thanks a lot for pointing them out.

Especially after using the ARC room correction, the sound is really nice and I feel my mixes are much better too as a result. The only pain in the ass is to keep the ARC VST running constantly so I have to have a Reaper instance open at all times in order to process all audio that goes to the speakers when I do everyday listening. 

No prob man! I’m happy to hear you like them. ?

Regarding, the arc software... That must be a major annoyance! I’ve never used Sonarworks’ software but afaik it works constantly in the background, so you don’t need to run a daw or similar. Maybe that would work better for you but I believe it’s also much more expensive than the arc. ?

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4 hours ago, xox said:

No prob man! I’m happy to hear you like them. ?

Regarding, the arc software... That must be a major annoyance! I’ve never used Sonarworks’ software but afaik it works constantly in the background, so you don’t need to run a daw or similar. Maybe that would work better for you but I believe it’s also much more expensive than the arc. ?

It's not such a big deal managing the software, although now you inspired me to see if there is a better alternative to running a full DAW doing this.

I have been a bit skeptical because I don't really want to mess with any custom software that may not be ideal in terms of latency and configuration. Already I had buffer issues with routing from Live to Reaper so now when mixing I keep the correction in Live too. I have to test though, maybe it is worth to sacrifice 64 more samples of buffer for a reliable solution.

Edit: found this https://rogueamoeba.com/soundsource/, going to put dub delays on all system sounds now.

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I use Soundsource, it works flawlessly. I use it to avoid / reduce volume discrepancies between sofwares, and to use Goodhertz CanOpener when monitoring with headphones. Maybe a bit expensive for such an utilitarian piece of code, yet I don't regret the purchase.

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I've only messed with it superficially on Linux, but there are MacOS and Windows builds of Jack available:

 

https://jackaudio.org/downloads/

 

You'd still need something to host the VST but it could help with routing. Maybe something like the standalone version of Kushview Element would be a more practical option than Reaper, although it doesn't get much lighter on the resources than Reaper.

 

https://kushview.net/element/

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I still need to get something like a 4P8T rotary switch and caps to add the sidechain highpass filter and insert, and get some better knobs, but the GSSL is sounding really, really good. So glad I finally finished it.

 

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If I was doing it again I'd have the front panel made with the markings around the knobs spaced out more, I'd really like some big, chunky .75" or even 1" knobs for the threshold and makeup, and chickenheads or something similar for the rotary switches. As it is, even those green knobs are pushing it. Also I might not have bothered with the fancy illuminated push switches if I'd realized the LEDs aren't actually switched and stay on all the time, so they don't actually show the state of the switch at all. Still look and feel nice, but not really worth the extra hassle and cost (plus with toggles there would have been room to put the power switch on the front panel).

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2 hours ago, Nil said:

I use Soundsource, it works flawlessly. I use it to avoid / reduce volume discrepancies between sofwares, and to use Goodhertz CanOpener when monitoring with headphones. Maybe a bit expensive for such an utilitarian piece of code, yet I don't regret the purchase.

Turns out Soundsource does not find my ARC 2.5 AU component so basically I can not use it for this purpose.

Maybe I will give a try to Element as well, but it seems that just running Reaper is the best solution because it is not monkeywrenched custom software like the alternatives seem to be.

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You’ve got some potential there bro. If you have the chance I’d definitely try to invest in various audio, midi and extension cables so you can actually hook it all up. Seems like a shame to let the d110 go to waste because of lack of an extension cord. I always find it tempting to buy new gear but the boring bits are usually what make it all come together, bit of a platitude there, but yeah. 
 

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And ffs bro, get some microfibre cloths to clean whatever that white stuff is off your d110 and md recorder and for maybe some general dusting. While tidying up a bit today I found my studio dusting cloth collection extends well into the high 20s, I can mail you a couple if you want. ?

Maybe l’ll do a microfibre studio tour and rundown first through, explaining which colours and fibre density I like to use on what gear. 


 

 

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59 minutes ago, yekker said:

Where's the 303? 

In the cupboard. I need a longer cable for it which is coming in the post. ???

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You’ve got some potential there bro. If you have the chance I’d definitely try to invest in various audio, midi and extension cables so you can actually hook it all up. Seems like a shame to let the d110 go to waste because of lack of an extension cord. I always find it tempting to buy new gear but the boring bits are usually what make it all come together, bit of a platitude there, but yeah. 
 

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And ffs bro, get some microfibre cloths to clean whatever that white stuff is off your d110 and md recorder and for maybe some general dusting. While tidying up a bit today I found my studio dusting cloth collection extends well into the high 20s, I can mail you a couple if you want. ?

Maybe l’ll do a microfibre studio tour and rundown first through, explaining which colours and fibre density I like to use on what gear. 


 

 

Yeah man I'll give them a dust lol. I think it's like paint on the D110 or something. I only bought it for like £35 though ha ha.

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