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Rubin Farr

NTS playing SAW2 in its entirety for 25th anniversary

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Even though all the guides are for plugins ?

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Yeah but they all sound worse than the hardware.

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You need to try some u-he stuff my dear :) (actually Arturia's equivalent in that guide is pretty darn good too, and those Soundtoys and Valhalla plugins are just essential!)

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Yeah Costello is the man. Love his verbs.

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Lets not forget the 4 Wisp reworks!

 

 

 

As played by RDJ  at I forget which live set - maybe Torino 06

 

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Yeah but they all sound worse than the hardware.

 

They all sound worse than the original Aphex tracks, you mean?  I mean, no shit?

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Yeah but they all sound worse than the hardware.

They all sound worse than the original Aphex tracks, you mean? I mean, no shit?

Yes and no. Like when I hear someone do polynomial c on a 101 through a quadraverb I dont think "that sounds shit, aphex is such a genius, for making it sound good". I think "that melodies dead simple, but fuck it's lush. Aphex is such a genius". Those plugin demos are shit mate. I meant what I said.

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Just to clarify just in case anyone thinks I'm some cunt hardware purist. I ain't saying software doesn't sound good. I am saying part on SAW2s charm is the way the hardware is used. Same as you couldn't do Alva Noto's music with a 101. Different instruments. Different uses.

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Recreating the Synths of Aphex Twin's "Selected Ambient Works II"

 

https://reverb.com/news/recreating-the-synths-of-aphex-twins-selected-ambient-works-ii

This is an advert for hardware synths right? I see it that way.

 

 

hey probably unrelated but reverb.com is having a 17% price drop sale right now for the Arturia V Collection 6 Software if you purchase directly via their store 

https://reverb.com/software/instruments/arturia/1967-arturia-v-collection-6-software-instrument-bundle-download

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It's definitely recommended for the huge range of synths you get with it - Imo it also has the most accurate dx7 emulation out there at the moment too

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Only problem I have with the album is that it's too long. I almost never listen to it in its entirety because of that. 

Lichen is one of the most beautiful pieces of music there is. Mold is also a great track off the album, those voices are just so unsettling but at the same time soothing. 

Sampled those voices for a notification ringtone for my agenda  :aphexsign:  

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i like a lot of tracks on it but i just cannot get into saw 2

fuck

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Wow. 25 years. I hated it at first. Found it dull after the much livelier 85-92. How wrong I was.

 

It’s grown to be one of my favourite records. Definitely my most played. It’s an album for any mood, any season. Conceptually, aesthetically, a work of art.

 

I obviously adore the melodic pieces like Cliffs (#1) and Rhubarb (#3), but I’ve grown to love the foreboding tracks almost as much over the years. Tree (#10) and Grass (#5) are both great accompaniments to a walk in the woods. Spots (#21) is creepy as hell when played on headphones in a darkened room. So many emotions spread across this great album.

 

Parallel Stripes (#14) is perhaps my current favourite (changes weekly). Just pure, floating-at-the-edge-of-the-universe bliss.

 

I once heard the album described as being like a trek across a barren alien landscape, in which you occasionally come across these beautiful, walled gardens.

 

Always loved that analogy.

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