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I have the K&Ms. They are half an inch or so tall at the base, so not super flush with the table. But an Analog Heat or something of that size fits neatly underneath. 

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I have Wavebone Gemini monitor stands and they're awesome. Not my photo:

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They clamp to the back edge of the desk so there's tons of room underneath.

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20 hours ago, psn said:

I built panels for early reflections. Just a simple frame behind a Rockfon Industrial ceiling tile, and finally the whole thing was covered in cloth.

This particular material is important, because it is relatively dense and therefore absorbs lower frequencies than most other insulation materials. It is best to mount them so that there is an inch or two of air between them and the walls, too.

https://www.rockfon.com/search/?q=industrial

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ah, i see so that's just using the Rockfon tiles spaced off the walls via the framing. that's different than i've seen. can you even get just an order of 5-10 of those Rockfon tiles? they look they're set up for commercial orders only so runs of dozens/hundreds.

found this when searching, i'd love to do the staggered lengths of wood centerpiece diffuser as well

https://bettersoundproofing.com/diy-sound-diffuser/

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What kinda midi klobber do y'all rock? I'm ditching my Studiologic SL73 keyboard and on the lookout for a replacement. It's just unwieldy, lacking in CC controls and the syrupy TP/100LR keybed is hopeless. Well, actually I'm looking for two replacements to cover all bases but I've settled on the Roland A-88 for realistic key action, which leaves a DAW/synth oriented control keyboard for quick key input and nifty controller features. I'll probably be alright with 49-61 keys. 

I've looked at the usual big name candidates like Komplete Kontrol, Keylab, Nektar and Novation SL. The SL mk3 is looking pretty juicy since I'll be using ableton and there's hardware connectivity, arp and sequencing, it just seems a bit bloated with menu diving and the sequencer is a bit gimped. I suspect a lot of these fancy features will go unused. The keylab is a close second but I'm not really into the proprietary gear focus of arturia and NI. Nektar Panorama looks really cool but seems to play well with everything but ableton. No idea about the keybed on any of these. I guess I want quality but not the full weighted experience, the A-88 has that covered. There's no unanimous verdict on anything these days, all of these receive equal amounts of "the last keyboard I'll ever need" and "overpriced plastic toy" opinions. 

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Roland A-33 has served me nicely for something like 4 years now. Doesn't studiologic offer some smaller and more weighted keys?

I kind of got over wanting to have MIDI sliders and knobs on the keyboard, because that gear is a pain to work with - you always depend on some crappy automap scripts and software (may be buggy, may install a lot of crap, may not be updated) and it's better to get a dedicated thing like Push that is designed to work with your software out of the box.

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I suck at keyboard so I saved up all through 2018 and bought myself a Linnstrument in 2019.  If I HAVE to use a keyboard I've got a Korg 130 arranger keyboard that I found at a thrift shop for $50 years ago and it works pretty well.  Not much control (lots of faders but they only control the internal mix, no MIDI capability at all) but the keybed is pretty nice. 

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^ive considered grabbing the Subharmonicon a few times…i stop myself every time because most reviewers seem to be in consensus that a lot of the sounds end up pretty same-y. there’s a lot of room in the synth for experimentation with rhythmic weirdness and obv anything with CV modulation can get wild with the right setup to other gear, but on its own the tones of the Subharm seem nice, but not too varied. still got it in the back of my head as a maybe thing some day.

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On 8/2/2021 at 1:22 PM, thawkins said:

I am eyeing the K&M 26772 strictly because their [ shape means that I can put things under the monitors in a way.

My current setup is basically a desktop drawer unit with some books on top to get the speakers to the correct height. They take a lot of horizontal space that I would rather use for my keyboard.

I guess it would be possible to get a pair VESA mounts that I can attach to my desk and dangle the speakers on top like that, or maybe even some badass thing that carries speakers and my screen.

My screen is a Dell 25" and according official specs it weights like 3.5kg / 7.6lbs. The Neumann KH120As weigh 6.4kg / 14.2lbs each. So if I get a VESA mount, it better be some heavy duty thing so it can carry all that weight.

I'm also looking at the K&M's for the same reasons as you to have more deskspace. You use Neumann's I understand? I have Fostex PM-1's but looking to upgrade to Yamaha HS-8's. I wasn't sure if the K&M's are suited for monitors that big but yet have to do the measurements.

P.s. @TubularCorporation that TNT website is fantastic.

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20 hours ago, e-mertz said:

I'm also looking at the K&M's for the same reasons as you to have more deskspace. You use Neumann's I understand? I have Fostex PM-1's but looking to upgrade to Yamaha HS-8's. I wasn't sure if the K&M's are suited for monitors that big but yet have to do the measurements.

P.s. @TubularCorporation that TNT website is fantastic.

I have a pair of Neumann KH120A. I have had HS8s in the past and they are really huge in comparison. Yamaha specs page says one HS8 weighs 10.2kg and K&M 26772 specs say 15kg maximum load so you should be golden when it comes to sheer weight.

When it comes to horizontal footprint, the stand is 15x17cm and HS8 is 25x39cm which could be a bit icky if you want to stuff some sorbothane or other kind of isolation between the monitor and the stand, but should be fine really unless you live in earthquake country.

Or you want your dubstep loud.

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On 8/15/2021 at 6:11 AM, auxien said:

^ive considered grabbing the Subharmonicon a few times…i stop myself every time because most reviewers seem to be in consensus that a lot of the sounds end up pretty same-y. there’s a lot of room in the synth for experimentation with rhythmic weirdness and obv anything with CV modulation can get wild with the right setup to other gear, but on its own the tones of the Subharm seem nice, but not too varied. still got it in the back of my head as a maybe thing some day.

Yeah, I have a lot of fun with subharmonics in general but there's a million ways to do that with CV stuff - function generators, clock dividers, etc. You can get 2-3 rad eurorack modules that approximate the same type of stuff (depending on what you like about the Moog, of course) for that money (and less HP)... or back slowly away from the CV drugs and snag a desktop Hydrasynth for just a little bit more, which comparatively will take you to outer space. Come to think of it, the Hydrasynth has CV too...

Could even get an 0-Coast for less money and that thing can make awesome drums and pretty gnarly basses and leads as well as doing some subharmonic tricks, though there isn't much of a sequencer in it.

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On 8/23/2021 at 6:50 PM, thawkins said:

I have a pair of Neumann KH120A. I have had HS8s in the past and they are really huge in comparison. Yamaha specs page says one HS8 weighs 10.2kg and K&M 26772 specs say 15kg maximum load so you should be golden when it comes to sheer weight.

When it comes to horizontal footprint, the stand is 15x17cm and HS8 is 25x39cm which could be a bit icky if you want to stuff some sorbothane or other kind of isolation between the monitor and the stand, but should be fine really unless you live in earthquake country.

Or you want your dubstep loud.

Thanks man, that's some stellar advice here! Think I'm gonna just get them and if it turns out to not work for my setup just sell em. They are quite decently priced anyway.

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Got an 8gb Raspberry Pi 4b as a gift and I already have a Hifiberry DAC+ADC and one of those basic USB-MIDI interface cables, so I'm trying to figure out the absolute cheapest way to put together a reasonably usable Zynthian box.

 

Problem is there's also a new batch of replacement Space Echo heads coming soon (probably, they're being tested) and I missed them last time so I really need to save as much as possible so I can get a full set of four heads, which is going to be like $350 once you factor in tax and shipping.  I'm not even close.  The RE-150 was only $100 still works OK, but I want to get backups for all of the hard to source stuff that's inevitably going to die while it's actually possible so I can keep it going another 40 years. I only paid $100 for it back in 2006 or 7, so if I can get the money together I could throw about a month's rent into backup parts (heads, motor, trap coil) and still have gotten a good deal.  It's just a matter of actually getting the money in time.

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I have a Zynthian...unfortunately the pi3 version which is considerably less powerful. Still a good investment and there's quite some development going on. There is even works going on for being able to run norns with the same hardware. 

That said, get rare materials while you can and the Zynthian is only gonna be even more developed if you get it later.

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Latest GAS is for a new studio computer.

Back in March I was experiencing some major crashes when streaming or editing video on my iMac, so I impulse purchased a PC, thinking enough is enough, I want an actual modular computer that I can repair / upgrade one part of and not have to throw the whole thing away / pay Apple to repair it for me. Turns out the PC was an endless source of frustration for me in terms of getting audio working to even close to the standard I expected from Apple computers, and then it started randomly freezing followed by blue screen errors that I couldn't diagnose after days of research.

Bottom line is I don't want a computer that I spend more time configuring / troubleshooting than actually making music / uni work with. So back to Apple I go. Don't care how much cheaper it is to get a PC, and before anyone recommends things like Voicemeeter or ASIO4all, yes I've tried all of that and various things about them frustrated me.

Anyone have experience with the new M1 range? Specifically the Mini? The only downside (apart from some software stuff) I've seen so far is that Bluetooth can be a bit flaky.

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6 hours ago, modey said:

Latest GAS is for a new studio computer.

Back in March I was experiencing some major crashes when streaming or editing video on my iMac, so I impulse purchased a PC, thinking enough is enough, I want an actual modular computer that I can repair / upgrade one part of and not have to throw the whole thing away / pay Apple to repair it for me. Turns out the PC was an endless source of frustration for me in terms of getting audio working to even close to the standard I expected from Apple computers, and then it started randomly freezing followed by blue screen errors that I couldn't diagnose after days of research.

Bottom line is I don't want a computer that I spend more time configuring / troubleshooting than actually making music / uni work with. So back to Apple I go. Don't care how much cheaper it is to get a PC, and before anyone recommends things like Voicemeeter or ASIO4all, yes I've tried all of that and various things about them frustrated me.

Anyone have experience with the new M1 range? Specifically the Mini? The only downside (apart from some software stuff) I've seen so far is that Bluetooth can be a bit flaky.

 

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7 hours ago, TubularCorporation said:

I haven't gotten a blue screen in nearly 10 years.

I'm getting them daily on the new PC, even after a reinstall of the OS. Something's definitely wrong with it. 

Even without the blue screens, I can't live with the way audio works in Windows. I've been spoiled by aggregate devices and native low latency in macOS. 

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7 hours ago, TubularCorporation said:

I haven't gotten a blue screen in nearly 10 years.

I think I had one when the 😄 drive failed ~5 years ago. 

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