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  • That sounds ace... Reminds me of what I was trying to get my SH-09/TR-626 to sound like back in the late 80s... And failing miserably, obvs... I didn't have a clue... 😂

  • Heh, thanks, well I think with these digital boxes they know what people are after so they fill them full of FX. Delay, reverb, overdrive, compression, etc., that’s what I was testing with that really - how far can you get just with the box and the stuff it gives you, in terms of “that” sound, anyway.

  • You could gig that quite easily, no? I'm not much into dance music anymore but that really sounds like a party waiting to happen... 😀

  • Yeah, totally, I’m keen to do that actually. Do something that’s just a few boxes, no laptop, no big mixer... get a cheap case with some pick & pluck foam to fit it all in cabled up. And try and get it down to like the Monomachine, one drum machine (TR-8S or Machinedrum) and one boutique, plus one or two small fx and an Analog Heat. Even that might be overkill.

    I’m far too old to be playing dance music out but it would be fun to get a set together.

  • Wotcha peeps - had this kicking around, not knowing what to do, what direction to take it etc. for a couple of weeks. Kept opening up the project and feeling disheartened, as I had an idea in my head that just wouldn't translate!

    Anyway, past couple of days I decided I HAD to finish it before I moved on to something else and decided to tackle it completely differently - rather than try and bash it into the idea I had in my head I decided to embrace the contradictions, dubby, skippy hats, Techno/Dub Techno - anyway, dense and dank for a moody Sunday - would love to know what you think about mix - low end?

    Not sure about the sub kick and bass combo - might be extending a wee bit - some possibly very naughty frequencies in places? See what you think (master is fairly pumping too, could dial back) - cheers!

    https://soundcloud.com/rollright-knights­/nx3-130bpm-mix-session-1-test/s-4fu0i

  • Little Saturday night jam mainly to test the internal compression on the TR-8S. TB-03 just running some preset into the external in.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CK9bHgP8­6qM

    Very nice!

  • Really good - love the synth rhythms and sweeping delay, keeps the track rolling. Perhaps tighten up the kick drum and bring it down slightly to give the bass line a bit of room? Great track tho - your best yet I think

  • I think this sounds great, no problem with the low end of the mix for me. The only thing that sticks out a touch for me is the hi-hat that's panned over to the right - maybe it's panned out too far, or is just a touch loud? But I'm digging the dub techno vibes.

  • Cheers both. Yep the hi hat is both panned too far and a touch too loud. The ride is a touch too quiet or that may have helped.

    Thanks for positive comments though!

  • I don't mind the hat panning but it's definitely too loud - I checked it in mono and it's right at the front and dominates the mix. The low end seems fine but I would maybe bring the bass line up a bit as it's behind the kick. Maybe then you will get a bit more of a clash, in which case maybe a bit of side-chain compression on the bass or tighten the kick as Freddo says...

  • thanks a lot, I'll take a look do a second mixdown I think

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XP3t857O­I7o

    AFX mode and glide diverge in the Peak would be... holy shit.

  • revisited the mix of that track - think its a bit better, dialled the hats back a bit etc.

    https://soundcloud.com/rollright-knights­/nx3-130bpm-mix-session-2-test/s-BwTDQ

  • I'm after a looper pedal. Does anyone have any recommendations?

    I'd like to use this with a guitar and a mic (and sometimes a mic on my saxophone)
    Is there one you can use with a mic and a guitar. There must be.
    I'd like nice sound, not lots of features. Not loads of money.

  • I like this.

    My taste would be even less hats (especially first section) but it balances when the ride comes in. Whatever you did with the kick and bass sounds great - defined and tight with space around them.

  • Thanks man, appreciate that. I just spent way more time on EQ and buss compression to get things to sit a bit better

  • I came here to post that i spent an hour and a half trying to figure out why my project was starting at -8.1.1.1 and I didn't have a project start marker in Logic X. Ordered Logic X for Dummies out of desperation. 90 minutes of increasingly frantic googling eventually helped find the solution. Bleh.

  • For those who make music for film / games / tv - Loegria is half price until midnight, then it disappears forever. I've just bit the bullet.

    https://www.spitfireaudio.com/shop/a-z/a­lbion-ii-loegria/

  • Really like it. All the layers sit really well together. Nice work

  • Thanks a lot!

  • There's 40% off FabFilter until the end of the month. Finally going to grab Pro-Q.

    https://www.fabfilter.com

  • There's 40% off FabFilter until the end of the month. Finally going to grab Pro-Q.

    https://www.fabfilter.com

    Yus I finally got around to arranging my educational discount (from a course I did via Musicians Union) logon for Fab Filter last night so will bag this one for sure

  • I'm after a looper pedal. Does anyone have any recommendations?

    I'd like to use this with a guitar and a mic (and sometimes a mic on my saxophone)
    Is there one you can use with a mic and a guitar. There must be.
    I'd like nice sound, not lots of features. Not loads of money.

    I had the Boss RC-20 XL Loop Station a few years back - was pretty decent I just never got the benefit from it - should be easy enough to find on eBay?

  • Before I stick them on ebay, anyone interested in these bits I've just discovered I need to sell:
    Korg Minilogue (mint with box) £300
    Korg VC-10 vocoder - it looks its age ~40 years old but just had an expensive full service & calibration - £600
    0.1466 BTC (lols) £590

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