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PatchAdamz
KVRAF
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10960 posts since 13 Nov, 2012

Post Mon Jul 04, 2022 7:07 pm

Just completed another mix and partial rewrite of a new tune.

You can hear it here:
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The Ghost In The Radio

There was a documented tale about radio transmissions that had been sent 20+ years ago that were just received on thousands of confused listeners radios.

All the drums, radio signals and more tracks were freshly sampled for this experiment in radio time travel.
(No bunnies were hurt by this production....)

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WatchTheGuitar
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10860 posts since 30 Apr, 2019

Post Tue Jul 05, 2022 12:40 am

Apologies for more on my PC issues, but it's the brain of my 'studio'. Have at least had some good news with the iLok stuff. I used the option to try and claim back activations for the dead Windows install and already got some back from Softube, Neural DSP and Xils Lab. The biggest one I need other than those is UVI as I've got a lot of stuff with them via iLok though I have 2 spare activations if needed.

Edit: UVI and Soundtoys came through so it's all shaping up nicely.
Windows 11 seems to handle the extended colour range and font resizing on my 10 bit 4K monitor properly so everything looks much nicer. Ableton looks great.

"I'm over here, just a lonely turd floating in a pickle jar by myself. Is that how this works?"
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WatchTheGuitar
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10860 posts since 30 Apr, 2019

Post Tue Jul 05, 2022 4:08 pm

Best of all, no idea what was up with my last Windows 10 install, but after clearing all that shit off I can now use my MIDI module with Reaper which means it can go back to being my main DAW. Glad because though I can get a lot of stuff done in Bitwig I end up having to create loads more tracks to do the same routing I can do in Reaper on one track.

"I'm over here, just a lonely turd floating in a pickle jar by myself. Is that how this works?"
https://soundcloud.com/main_tenant

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WatchTheGuitar
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10860 posts since 30 Apr, 2019

Post Wed Jul 06, 2022 7:44 am

Maybe a lemonade from lemons thing, but now I’m over the hump of reinstalling plugins and DAWs and had my iLok activations refreshed the forced Windows 11 upgrade seems very positive. Things that didn’t work properly before are working, lists of old devices are mercifully gone and everything working more snappily.

Got the cheapo Launchpad mini and it works very nicely with the Performer sequencer. The only slight niggle is there’s a lot of scrolling to set note values as you only see 8 semitones per ‘page’, but it’s fantastic for gate entry up to 64 steps.

"I'm over here, just a lonely turd floating in a pickle jar by myself. Is that how this works?"
https://soundcloud.com/main_tenant

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WatchTheGuitar
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10860 posts since 30 Apr, 2019

Post Wed Jul 06, 2022 8:58 pm

Played guitar for two hours. Had tea. Passed out on sofa at 9PM, woke up at 5:30AM. Standard.

"I'm over here, just a lonely turd floating in a pickle jar by myself. Is that how this works?"
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morelia
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4838 posts since 16 May, 2002 from Brisbane , Australia

Post Wed Jul 06, 2022 10:32 pm

whyterabbyt wrote: Wed Jun 29, 2022 2:26 am Built fourteen piezo mics; two with 1/4" jacks for the field recorder, the other dozen with 3.5mm sockets, mostly for permanent mounting on things like kalimbas, and for spring/noise boxes and suchlike.
Just curious what you use. I have less than no clue about electronics but the piezo mics I put in a few stomp boxes sound like crap. I wouldn't know what to look for in a piezo.
Intel Core i7 8700K, 16gb, Windows 10 Pro, Focusrite Scarlet 6i6

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PatchAdamz
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10960 posts since 13 Nov, 2012

Post Thu Jul 07, 2022 12:57 am

Downloaded a sample instrument, it was 70Gigs.
After 12-15 hours of downloading, it ended up corrupt, so had to start all over....

Also recorded a new tune, not yet mixed.....

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WatchTheGuitar
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10860 posts since 30 Apr, 2019

Post Thu Jul 07, 2022 1:12 am

PatchAdamz wrote: Thu Jul 07, 2022 12:57 am Downloaded a sample instrument, it was 70Gigs.
After 12-15 hours of downloading, it ended up corrupt, so had to start all over....
Ouch! Very thankful right now with all my issues I've got 1Gb/s broadband. That's one headache I haven't had.

"I'm over here, just a lonely turd floating in a pickle jar by myself. Is that how this works?"
https://soundcloud.com/main_tenant

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whyterabbyt
Beware the Quoth
31186 posts since 4 Sep, 2001 from R'lyeh Oceanic Amusement Park and Funfair

Post Thu Jul 07, 2022 2:20 am

morelia wrote: Wed Jul 06, 2022 10:32 pm
whyterabbyt wrote: Wed Jun 29, 2022 2:26 am Built fourteen piezo mics; two with 1/4" jacks for the field recorder, the other dozen with 3.5mm sockets, mostly for permanent mounting on things like kalimbas, and for spring/noise boxes and suchlike.
Just curious what you use. I have less than no clue about electronics but the piezo mics I put in a few stomp boxes sound like crap. I wouldn't know what to look for in a piezo.
Just the bog-standard cheapo disc elements. Ive got a few that are about 3.5cm? diameter, so built a couple with them, but most of the ones Ive just made are the smallest (1.5cm?) ones, and a couple of an in-between size. The larger they are, the better the frequency response, I believe.
I dip them in liquid rubber to reduce the tinny-ness a wee bit, but the main thing wrt bass response is that they're very high impedance, and are basically HPF'd on regular inputs, so, in the absence of an appropriate preamp, I run them into a Hi-Z input. (though Ive also got two Mikrophonie Eurorack modules)

some info on the impedance thing here:

https://designingsound.org/2011/11/10/h ... -acoustic/
:?:

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PatchAdamz
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10960 posts since 13 Nov, 2012

Post Thu Jul 07, 2022 6:32 am

WatchTheGuitar wrote: Thu Jul 07, 2022 1:12 am
PatchAdamz wrote: Thu Jul 07, 2022 12:57 am Downloaded a sample instrument, it was 70Gigs.
After 12-15 hours of downloading, it ended up corrupt, so had to start all over....
Ouch! Very thankful right now with all my issues I've got 1Gb/s broadband. That's one headache I haven't had.
The only thing available here is cell phone with the help of a powerful booster.
The cost of freedom.... :party:

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WatchTheGuitar
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10860 posts since 30 Apr, 2019

Post Thu Jul 07, 2022 6:42 am

PatchAdamz wrote: Thu Jul 07, 2022 6:32 am
WatchTheGuitar wrote: Thu Jul 07, 2022 1:12 am
PatchAdamz wrote: Thu Jul 07, 2022 12:57 am Downloaded a sample instrument, it was 70Gigs.
After 12-15 hours of downloading, it ended up corrupt, so had to start all over....
Ouch! Very thankful right now with all my issues I've got 1Gb/s broadband. That's one headache I haven't had.
The only thing available here is cell phone with the help of a powerful booster.
The cost of freedom.... :party:
Well that all sounds great, but I downloaded a 6GB file in a minute earlier so... prison it is!

"I'm over here, just a lonely turd floating in a pickle jar by myself. Is that how this works?"
https://soundcloud.com/main_tenant

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vurt
addled muppet weed
95251 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Thu Jul 07, 2022 6:50 am

WatchTheGuitar wrote: Thu Jul 07, 2022 6:42 am
PatchAdamz wrote: Thu Jul 07, 2022 6:32 am
WatchTheGuitar wrote: Thu Jul 07, 2022 1:12 am
PatchAdamz wrote: Thu Jul 07, 2022 12:57 am Downloaded a sample instrument, it was 70Gigs.
After 12-15 hours of downloading, it ended up corrupt, so had to start all over....
Ouch! Very thankful right now with all my issues I've got 1Gb/s broadband. That's one headache I haven't had.
The only thing available here is cell phone with the help of a powerful booster.
The cost of freedom.... :party:
Well that all sounds great, but I downloaded a 6GB file in a minute earlier so... prison it is!
who needs outside when i can download the whole star wars saga in 10 mins? including all the series.

id give up my legs to not go back to dial up :o
we're all mad here! im mad, youre mad, everybody is mad!!
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PatchAdamz
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10960 posts since 13 Nov, 2012

Post Thu Jul 07, 2022 1:20 pm

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mek42
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12 posts since 18 Jun, 2020

Post Thu Jul 07, 2022 7:39 pm

I noodled out a short riff on my linnstrument. With my right hand. Then realized I want my right hand on the touché for wahwah.

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WatchTheGuitar
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10860 posts since 30 Apr, 2019

Post Thu Jul 07, 2022 9:23 pm

Play the touche with your right foot instead?

"I'm over here, just a lonely turd floating in a pickle jar by myself. Is that how this works?"
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