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by pixelmechanic
Wed May 13, 2009 11:17 am
Forum: Local
Topic: Edinburgh Electronica
Replies: 2
Views: 719

Edinburgh Electronica

Hi All Edinburgher's are going to be spoiled this week... on top of the Unique Beats event posted elsewhere, on Thursday 14th Grindsight Open Eye is also hosting the very excellent and prolific Machinefabriek from Holland, D'Incise from Geneva, Jodi Cave from Glasgow who is on the minimal 12k roster...
by pixelmechanic
Wed Oct 29, 2008 11:27 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Morton Subotnick....the synth he used in Holy Mountain OST?
Replies: 3
Views: 497

BTW - what makes you think it's Subotnick?

It's not listed on his biog and this page http://www.dinosaurgardens.com/archives/139 credits the soundtrack to Don Cherry and Archies keyboardist Ron Frangipane along with Jodorowsky
by pixelmechanic
Wed Oct 29, 2008 11:18 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Morton Subotnick....the synth he used in Holy Mountain OST?
Replies: 3
Views: 497

Subotnick is well known for using Buchla modular synths http://www.mortonsubotnick.com/about.html Without breaking the bank you'll get close using some Plan B modular gear... take a look at Model 10, Model 13 and Model 15... http://www.ear-group.net/model_13.html http://www.ear-group.net/model_15.ht...
by pixelmechanic
Thu Oct 23, 2008 10:03 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Hardware Choice: Korg MS20 or Moog Little Phatty or Modular?
Replies: 28
Views: 3733

Here's the photo I promised... http://www.pixelmechanics.com/images/jr_img_modular.jpg Sold my Nord G2 to part fund this... I'd originally px'd my G1 keyboard for the G2 but never really connected to it in the same way... My MicroModular fills in a lot of digital 'holes' in my modular (bitcrushing e...
by pixelmechanic
Thu Oct 23, 2008 9:56 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: I'm not quite sure how to get into modular units
Replies: 30
Views: 2433

EVERYONE - starts with the statment - "I only need a few modules"
Yep, I bought a few modules from eBay to pad out my Pulse Plus and Frostwave Resonator... 6 months later it had grown to this...

Image
by pixelmechanic
Wed Oct 08, 2008 8:24 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Hardware Choice: Korg MS20 or Moog Little Phatty or Modular?
Replies: 28
Views: 3733

The best thing about even a small modular is how *open* everything is for use / misuse... e.g. I regularly use my envelopes as sound sources It's quite dangerous though... once you start you just want to keep adding... I've got a pretty good 12u mixed euro system (AS, Doepfer, Plan B, Bananalogue, C...
by pixelmechanic
Mon May 12, 2008 12:57 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: ChucK vs Max/MSP vs SuperCollider vs Pure Data vs Processing
Replies: 22
Views: 6048

I'm not sure that I'd describe MaxMSP and PD as programming languages per se, due to their visual approach to patching. In that regard I think they're pretty easy to get your head around compared to the other languages mentioned and for Max there is a large user base, good forum and good documentati...
by pixelmechanic
Fri Apr 04, 2008 9:44 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: MBP owners - how shit is your onboard soundcard?
Replies: 29
Views: 3588

+1 for R2D2 on tail end of files

I don't think anybody has mentioned the increase in noise out the socket when you connect an external display... for me that's also a major PITA
by pixelmechanic
Tue Mar 04, 2008 9:48 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: [ot]sci-fi, good book -- any you like?
Replies: 49
Views: 5327

The Forever War - Joe Haldeman (also Forever Peace & Forever Free are OK)
by pixelmechanic
Tue Mar 04, 2008 6:43 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Boiingg Monome/Max Patch (works great with Impulse)
Replies: 10
Views: 2069

Hi all I posted this a while ago, and it's become very popular on the monome forum... http://post.monome.org/comments.php?DiscussionID=224&page=1 BUT YOU DON'T NEED A MONOME... It's got a built in interface and it's seen a bunch of updates recently so that you can set up customised notes, velocities...
by pixelmechanic
Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:04 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: know of any motion triggered midi device?
Replies: 10
Views: 1490

Miditron works okay, but you might also like to check out arduino... http://www.arduino.cc/ An even cheaper option once you go down the maxmsp route is to open up the guts of a usb joystick... If your joystick has got 2 analogue thumbsticks then you can actually solder in 4 potentiometer or sensor b...
by pixelmechanic
Sun Jan 20, 2008 10:24 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: am i the first to know about this?
Replies: 46
Views: 5374

Seems like you have to download and install certain software. That makes me suspicious. Is it virus or spyware ridden? im using a mac and i havent had any problems.pc could be different. Those of you adding new codecs / software to play web video on a mac might want to check out this article on BBC...
by pixelmechanic
Tue Nov 13, 2007 9:45 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Boiingg Monome/Max Patch (works great with Impulse)
Replies: 10
Views: 2069

Boiingg Monome/Max Patch (works great with Impulse)

Hi Some of you (particularly those with monomes) may like to play with a Max patch I've put together that emulates Tenori-On Bounce Mode... minimum requirement is Max Runtime, no Monome required (but is supported!). Should play nicely on both Mac & PC. You can pick it up here... http://post.monome.o...
by pixelmechanic
Wed Oct 03, 2007 10:35 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Daisy chaining MOTU 828 and Ultralite to use with Live
Replies: 9
Views: 1783

Hi Don't know about 828, but was able to record/play all analogue outs and ins at same time on Ultralite and Traveler daisy chained via firewire and set up as aggregate device in OSX on Powerbook 1.67 with 1Gb... (was able to power both over single bus too, no psu required) Was a bit of a hog though...
by pixelmechanic
Fri Sep 14, 2007 7:46 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Logic 8 sounds WAAAAYYYYY better than Live.
Replies: 24
Views: 4583

The only thing that is WAAAAAAAAAYYYYY warmer is my MacBook Pro!

I really miss my cool and (relatively) quiet PowerBook!