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It's been about a year and a half since I released Mix4. Would love to hear all of your mixes so to get the ball going here's mine. soundcloud.com
mix #4
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Juice: mixes 3 & 4 were excellent. served as riding soundtracks for my commutes for a good long while. never done a mix myself but definitely thought about it in the past. have some ideas i'd like to put into action. one day...
What's your MUST have studio tool? A mixer, synth, plug-in, etc... Myself, I'd have to say my Denon AH-D5000 headphones. It's like being buried in a cocoon of sound. Highly recommended if you ever see them in a shop (or their successors). ... read more
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gorf: The only tool I still have that's been with me since the beginning is Reason, so I'll have to go with that. It's still my favourite tool for getting ideas out quickly- with or without hardware.
bogdan: @Juice: what is it about FL that appeals to you so much? It seems to be one of those tools that has a massive following from a lot of producers. What do you think of the [email protected]: same question as above for Juice - what is it about the monomachine? I see the same kind of love for the OP-1 and I wonder what people see in them.@gorf: now this I get. Reason is such a (relatively) simple tool to pick up. Or at least it used to be. I see it's getting more and more complex, like a more traditional DAW.
Juice: @bogdan fl is incredibly simple to use even from the time that i was like 15 where my only prior experience making "beats" was dicking around on a korg er-1. if you've used something with a step sequencer you can make a song in fl pretty simply. that being said it's also incredibly powerful and totally capable of making incredibly intricate tracks (see wisp, xanopticon, etc). it's also basically the cheapest full featured daw that's not a tracker. re: push. i really like it and was using it a lot while trying to learn ableton late last year. i haven't had a chance to mess with it in a while so i'm not even sure what the latest batch of updates to live/push have added or taken away. i definitely hoard more gear than i probably should. now in serious crunch trying to launch a new company website for early '17 (theoretically 1/1/17 but i really don't think it's gonna happen). after that i'm hoping i can work a good bit fewer hours and get back into the music making business(hobby)
Aril Brikha secret weapon... If you like late 90s detroit...
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AndrewBrewer: need a cardigan for such cold digital synth waves!
bogdan: Guys like this confirm the fact that (at least some pockets of) EDM has reached the wonderful (st)age of being an exploration, like Drum n bass (it still lives!) or Jazz.
craque: oooh i have a keyboard ESQ-1... needs new voice chips tho
The current Craque Shaque. Turntables, ESQ-1, eurorack modular and lots of DIY, pedals and guitars and shit. studio hardware eurorack modular diy
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bogdan: Woo, cozy looking setup! Are you able to crank it up to a decent level?
craque: Yep I have a pair of Behringer Truth B2031's and a modest "computer speaker sub" to round out the sound.
On the lookout for some new monitors (my beloved Mackie's rusted in a flood many years ago). They're a few years old now, but I'm intrigued by the Genelec M030 and M040's. Anyone had experience with them? Obviously the latter are preferable, I understand they carry the bass better. But ye old coin purse is feeling a might bit light of late. What do you all use?
M030 Studio Monitor | Genelec.com
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skab: I had a pair of 8030s. Bloody loved 'em. As with all monitors though, it all depends on the room.
bogdan: "Had"? What happened?
Juice: was 99% sure i posted a response to this... anyways i'm currently using a pair of gen3 krk rokit 5s. they don't sound that much better than the 10+year old eidorol ma-20ds that i used forever other than that they're a little more powerful and can get louder w/o much distortion. they also have a really annoying automatic sleep function where if they don't get signal they shut down even if they're turned on and you have to pump signal beyond a certain threshold to get them to wake up. i grabbed them at a really good price for like $170 for the pair though
Any thoughts on doing Mixits again? How to structure it / where to post audio bits? ... read more
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delete: yes please
skab: Yep, what they all said!
gorf: I don't think I could commit to a weekly Mixit these days but would love for something to happen on a monthly basis. I like most of what @Juice outlined above. It would also be great if we could archive uploaded samples in an ever-growing repo that could be downloaded at any time, even if the current week/month's collection is all that can be used for the current Mixit.
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