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by mickmike
Fri Oct 24, 2014 9:06 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Soft synth with dedicated hardware controller?
Replies: 15
Views: 2877

Re: Soft synth with dedicated hardware controller?

That's a great set up he's got going on. Makes me laugh that I changed to ITB to get away from all the cables and shit, and now I'm gonna be digging them all out again. Guess that why I kept them ( nagging feeling in back of mind...) you just can't get the snap or thickness from VSTs ( though millio...
by mickmike
Fri Oct 24, 2014 8:03 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Soft synth with dedicated hardware controller?
Replies: 15
Views: 2877

Re: Soft synth with dedicated hardware controller?

The elektron stuff looks good. I can't justify the expense when experimenting with a new direction. I just want a few bits of kit and concentrate on sound texture ( why I'm getting away from soft synths ) in a minimal groove. You say I can connect and sequence all kit into mpc1000 ( then transfer to...
by mickmike
Fri Oct 24, 2014 6:59 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Soft synth with dedicated hardware controller?
Replies: 15
Views: 2877

Re: Soft synth with dedicated hardware controller?

Thanks for the replies. Good info. Slightly off topic, but I'm ( probably) putting together a new stripped down hardware set up. This will mainly be an electribe emx-1 and a novation nova sequenced in ableton 8. Maybe using an old soundcraft desk and a kp2. After being ITB for years, this could be a...
by mickmike
Fri Oct 24, 2014 8:49 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Soft synth with dedicated hardware controller?
Replies: 15
Views: 2877

Soft synth with dedicated hardware controller?

I originally come from a harware background ( Atari 1040 etc etc ). I then went to ITB with ableton and VSTs. For the last year or so, getting bored of mouse tweaking. I might buy a good soft synth, but don't use it cos computer screen and mouse don't inspire. I have tried midi controllers, but with...
by mickmike
Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:55 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Foldable monitor headphones?
Replies: 4
Views: 1182

Foldable monitor headphones?

I'm getting into experimenting with ios music on ipad ( gadget's got potential ).
All my studio headphones are pretty bulky. I'm looking for something small and foldable, but accurate, that I can slip into a little bag with my ipad, for on the go use. Any suggestions?
by mickmike
Sat Mar 01, 2014 1:07 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Hardware recorded to audio track sound quality
Replies: 7
Views: 1095

Re: Hardware recorded to audio track sound quality

Khazul, youre clearly up youre arse, so forget it. Leisuremuffin, will definitely be checking out bigwig demo when it comes out. You reckon the sound quality when recording analog will be better?
by mickmike
Sat Mar 01, 2014 11:03 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Hardware recorded to audio track sound quality
Replies: 7
Views: 1095

Re: Hardware recorded to audio track sound quality

I think you may be missing my point. The set up is largely irrelevant. Playing external analog gear through a midi track is fine. I am then routing this midi track to an audio track to record the sound. The degredation in sound quality when captured in the audio track is noticeable when compared to ...
by mickmike
Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:04 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Hardware recorded to audio track sound quality
Replies: 7
Views: 1095

Hardware recorded to audio track sound quality

I've been using software for many years, having originally come from a hardware background ( Atari 1040, Akai etc ). I've recently been inclined to experiment with hardware again, with a xoxbox, and novation nova. Here's the rub. When I'm playing through a midi channel, the sound quality is A1, but ...
by mickmike
Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:37 pm
Forum: Link your Music
Topic: A website to get objective feedback on your tracks
Replies: 5
Views: 917

Re: A website to get objective feedback on your tracks

I get what you're saying. I can't catagorise what I do ( maybe sci-fi techno ?! ). But heres the link if you wanna have a look.
by mickmike
Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:11 pm
Forum: Link your Music
Topic: Night Train - spooky chill dubber
Replies: 0
Views: 207

Night Train - spooky chill dubber

Night train from self titled album by chip able

http://soundcloud.com/chip-able/night-train
by mickmike
Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:55 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: online mastering recommendations
Replies: 4
Views: 760

Re: online mastering recommendations

Thanks for the heads up. Gonna try Medway. Will show examples when done.
by mickmike
Mon Nov 11, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: online mastering recommendations
Replies: 4
Views: 760

online mastering recommendations

hi, due to previou s iffy results from online mastering companies, i tend to (painstakingly) master my own stuff. However, I thought i'd give it another go. I'm finishing a new ( club ) track, and have a version with nothing on the master channel, and one i have mastered myself. i want to compare my...
by mickmike
Wed Oct 09, 2013 4:11 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Xoxbox connection help
Replies: 2
Views: 701

Xoxbox connection help

Ok, so I recently got hold of a xoxbox, been messing around with it, and got some decent patterns. I now want to put these into a song and build a track. Thing is, it's been a long time since I've used midi and hardware, as I've been totally in the box for a few years. I would really appreciate some...
by mickmike
Sat Oct 05, 2013 6:42 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Mini audio interface?
Replies: 3
Views: 545

Re: Mini audio interface?

Thanks, just ordered one of those. £23. Looks like what I'm after.
by mickmike
Sat Oct 05, 2013 12:34 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Mini audio interface?
Replies: 3
Views: 545

Mini audio interface?

Hi, quick question. Away from my main set up I'm putting together a " micro " set up. Mini keyboard, speakers etc, all just to switch on and go for a quick jam. Thing is obviously gonna get latency on drums if jam turns into something, so I'm after a kind of inexpensive micro audio interfa...