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graph
Nov 22, 2006

aaag peanuts

i picked up one of those urquell tins at daves last year too. i got the green one

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Achmed Jones
Oct 16, 2004



syntaxrigger posted:

In completely predicitable news: Not knowing anything about music or synthesizers makes it difficult to make anything new and worth listening to on this PO-32 thing. It is neat though.

i started in the same boat (i still dont know much about things), but what i like to do on the po32:

1. lay down a beat, usually 4 on the floor (kick drum every beat) or kick, snare, kick, snare
2. put in some toms or something on upbeats of maybe 2 and 3, just giving it a bit of texture
3. mash in a hihat or similar tiktiktikl sound not on every sixteenth, but something kind of close to that. just give it a lil groove.
4. use one of the more melody-ish noises (bloops) and bang in a little ditty
5. hold record and twiddle the knobs for the instrument in (4) to make it to up, down, updown, or whatever and loop nice
6. copy the whole pattern to another pattern and just kinda gently caress with it a little. the idea is that we're making a 2 bar loop
7. chain the two patterns together to get our 2 bar loop, hit play, gently caress with the built in effects

i still haven't done anything with the "make new tones" thing - the builtins have been great. love the po32. i bought it as a test run for "do i enjoy this sort of poo poo" and the answer was yes. so glad i didn't get the po-24 first or i never would've had all this fun. im sure it's a great little machine but it's just not as fun for me

for me the po32 is for like messing around with on the train to get ideas that i'll recreate in ableton or whatever later. people who are good at things can surely use it for a whole track or whatever, but i'm not good at things so that's a bit beyond me. of course now that i work from home i hardly use it at all but :shrug:

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011



Achmed Jones posted:

i started in the same boat (i still dont know much about things), but what i like to do on the po32:

1. lay down a beat, usually 4 on the floor (kick drum every beat) or kick, snare, kick, snare
2. put in some toms or something on upbeats of maybe 2 and 3, just giving it a bit of texture
3. mash in a hihat or similar tiktiktikl sound not on every sixteenth, but something kind of close to that. just give it a lil groove.
4. use one of the more melody-ish noises (bloops) and bang in a little ditty
5. hold record and twiddle the knobs for the instrument in (4) to make it to up, down, updown, or whatever and loop nice
6. copy the whole pattern to another pattern and just kinda gently caress with it a little. the idea is that we're making a 2 bar loop
7. chain the two patterns together to get our 2 bar loop, hit play, gently caress with the built in effects

i still haven't done anything with the "make new tones" thing - the builtins have been great. love the po32. i bought it as a test run for "do i enjoy this sort of poo poo" and the answer was yes. so glad i didn't get the po-24 first or i never would've had all this fun. im sure it's a great little machine but it's just not as fun for me

for me the po32 is for like messing around with on the train to get ideas that i'll recreate in ableton or whatever later. people who are good at things can surely use it for a whole track or whatever, but i'm not good at things so that's a bit beyond me. of course now that i work from home i hardly use it at all but :shrug:

extremely rad posts from you both, thanks. gonna try to lay down some beats in the afternoon and throw some guitar tracks over it

4lokos basilisk
Jul 17, 2008


syntaxrigger posted:

Dope. I was playing with LMMS but this looks a lot better.

reaper is also free http://reaper.fm/

as for a creativity thing to get started with something, for me arpeggiators are the poo poo.

if you are not confident or don't know anything about musical theory and scales, then i would start looking at this page, just picking something at random and restricting all your notes to that https://www.pianoscales.org/major.html

there's also plugins that take your incoming notes and force them into a scale, so you can just literally smash the keyboard and it will sound in tune


shameless plug: this track started out with a piano patch and an arpeggiator going in random mode based on a chord i don't remember https://soundcloud.com/trent-hawkins/sun-1-nov

KoRMaK
Jul 31, 2012



pls forigve the crudity of this model, its not painted or to scale
https://soundcloud.com/macro_bulk/odd-meter-01-slim-8-10-a-11-7-20
:justpost:

KoRMaK fucked around with this message at 09:54 on Nov 7, 2020

4lokos basilisk
Jul 17, 2008


i also made a track today https://soundcloud.com/trent-hawkins/sun-15-nov

KoRMaK
Jul 31, 2012



got the new computer up and all the drivers and bells and whitles and crap installed and configured so im about to pilot how well my daw and obs can play together to stream. its mostly going to be me revisiting some covers and playing guitar to make sure that it doesnt buffer underrun and just kinda work out the process

tune in and chat! https://twitch.tv/terminalcool https://twitch.tv/terminalcool
e: holy poo poo some terrible driver stuff is going on with the stream
ee: ok seems better now, restarted after a driver install. im runnng the guitar through ks driver and set its buffer to 256, did the same for wdm just in case. lets see if it stays stable

KoRMaK fucked around with this message at 03:35 on Nov 17, 2020

KoRMaK
Jul 31, 2012



https://twitch.tv/videos/805762247
oh heck yea, the drivers and stuff stayed stable and low latency in the room to do both

KoRMaK
Jul 31, 2012



ok, next piece of gear i need - a mic that ONLY picks my voice up if i am leaned into, basically swallowing the mic. something i can use while there is noise in the room. perferably usb. does that exist? i have an xlr mic but id have to route it through the guitar stuff and thats kinda meh, id rather have a standalone usb mic that i can just kiss my sweet lips into

Jonny 290
May 5, 2005




[ASK] Me About OS/2 WARP
you're looking for a cardioid or a shotgun mic. run the gain real low on it and it should do the job

KoRMaK
Jul 31, 2012



great, and they're reasonably priced. Ill try it out this weekend and *gasp* week cuz I'm on PTOOOOOOOOOO ALL WEEK

4lokos basilisk
Jul 17, 2008


i also did a stream with a jamming mate couple of days ago https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTVvJCk3iGY

Jonny 290
May 5, 2005




[ASK] Me About OS/2 WARP
can i ask how? like how did yall sync

i wanna do jam stuff but latency and round trip time seems to be an immovable force

4lokos basilisk
Jul 17, 2008


Jonny 290 posted:

can i ask how? like how did yall sync

i wanna do jam stuff but latency and round trip time seems to be an immovable force

ninjam is the magic word

I run a ninjam server on my pi in paris. the other guy is somewhere in the us.

itís different but workable

toiletbrush
May 17, 2010

Penisface posted:

i also did a stream with a jamming mate couple of days ago https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTVvJCk3iGY
That's all awesome, proper music.

Here's my latest effort, mucking around with reaktor, there's a bit too much bass perhaps
https://soundcloud.com/djfireextinguisher/swgjkr

KoRMaK
Jul 31, 2012



Cool, that's exactly what I've been looking for. Something that let's you quickly iterate in a semi async way in short timeframes.

https://www.cockos.com/ninjam/

KoRMaK
Jul 31, 2012



wait, is there a standalone plugin or something I can use with my daw, fl studio, so I don't have to install reaper?

Also, I think vb meteer has some networking audio sending capability, but that might just be for lan

overeager overeater
Oct 16, 2011

"The cosmonauts were transfixed with wonderment as the sun set - over the Earth - there lucklessly, untethered Comrade Todd on fire."



KoRMaK posted:

wait, is there a standalone plugin or something I can use with my daw, fl studio, so I don't have to install reaper?

Also, I think vb meteer has some networking audio sending capability, but that might just be for lan

JamTaba should work

Cockos themselves also offer a standalone client (under "Very Old, Original, and Obsolete NINJAM Clients") but it hasn't been updated since 2005

KoRMaK
Jul 31, 2012



overeager overeater posted:

JamTaba should work

Cockos themselves also offer a standalone client (under "Very Old, Original, and Obsolete NINJAM Clients") but it hasn't been updated since 2005
Cool! Yea I saw the very old warning and thought... why bother with that, must be broken?

4lokos basilisk
Jul 17, 2008


overeager overeater posted:

JamTaba should work

Cockos themselves also offer a standalone client (under "Very Old, Original, and Obsolete NINJAM Clients") but it hasn't been updated since 2005

yeah jamtaba is what I use in ableton live.

I think ninjam is really great for having a no pressure jam with someone over the internet. chances are that if you do electronic music then itís loops and repetitive patterns anyway so it fits really neatly in the syncing paradigm

plus you get to jam out at home when you know your sound and gear is familiar too

KoRMaK
Jul 31, 2012



gently caress i got a mic that doesnt have a gain pot on it, so now i gotta do poo poo through software

ugh ill probably keep it but now i know more closely what im lookin for

4lokos basilisk
Jul 17, 2008


most microphones do not have gain pots. you are supposed to set the gain from your audio interface and normally that is a physical knob on the unit

Ruffian Price
Sep 17, 2016

If it's a USB mic, you are setting the gain from your audio interface :ssh:

KoRMaK
Jul 31, 2012



Ruffian Price posted:

If it's a USB mic, you are setting the gain from your audio interface :ssh:
ohhhhh. it is usb

hmmm...

Jonny 290
May 5, 2005




[ASK] Me About OS/2 WARP
yeah just use the windows audio mic level slider

this poo poo is why it's still better to run an XLR mic and an analog audio chain into the computer but i am also a snob so

KoRMaK
Jul 31, 2012



Jonny 290 posted:

yeah just use the windows audio mic level slider

this poo poo is why it's still better to run an XLR mic and an analog audio chain into the computer but i am also a snob so
i have an xlr and a mixer but its all the way clear across the room and :effort:

ive been letting the usb mic run and just kinda watching the levels it picks up and its pretty good, i have music playing and its not really picking it up so it seems decent at occluding the room noise i wanted it to occlude

KoRMaK
Jul 31, 2012



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqIfkQX0Ztg

KoRMaK
Jul 31, 2012




ah ha, gotcha rear end in a top hat

vst plugins defaulting to this directory have really been pissing me off

Ruffian Price
Sep 17, 2016

:eyepop:

I just lived with the wrong path for years, maybe it's finally time to fix this

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004

yeah I just assumed the first program to colonise on your pc decided it from thne on

KoRMaK
Jul 31, 2012



echinopsis posted:

yeah I just assumed the first program to colonise on your pc decided it from thne on
this is an absoulute great way to put it...


death to the invaders

KoRMaK
Jul 31, 2012



theres some sort of renicasnnce going on and i cant wait to get back into sweaty clubs to feel the vibe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hh974VZjNs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bv89VreXJM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlMKEGWghro
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjiS20NqNqs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcwlsVBPe-M

im_sorry
Jan 15, 2006

(9999)
Ultra Carp
Did anyone else do the november solo album writing month thing?

KoRMaK
Jul 31, 2012



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3esGD6lcMM
this is spose ta be in the above list

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

KoRMaK fucked around with this message at 08:09 on Dec 6, 2020

Mario Incandenza
Aug 24, 2000

Tell me, small fry, have you ever heard of the golden Triumph Forks?
got my machinedrum back after an extended loan to a friend, and i seem to have acquired enough brain damage in the interim that using it now is actually kinda fun.

that same brain damage now has me considering a model: samples (or even a digitakt). help

Unless
Jul 24, 2005

I art



or a tr-8s because faaaaaaaaders

just found the breakcore documentary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40FJhPerCHo

toiletbrush
May 17, 2010
For xmas my bro and his wife got me a Eurorack module in kit form, and my parents got me a soldering iron lol. I haven't soldered anything since Design & Technology classes at secondary school when I was 13, so I watched a bunch of YouTubes about soldering and whatnot and...









holy crap this thing actually works! Was so cool to turn on the power and see it flicker into life, and it's a really neat module too. Was so much fun to build, and way easier than I thought it would be, I'm definitely gonna be getting kits a lot more from now on. Might even save some money if I don't kill too many.

Jonny 290
May 5, 2005




[ASK] Me About OS/2 WARP
Wow, you did a really good job. welcome to solderhead gang

Beve Stuscemi
Jun 6, 2001




hell yeah soldering rules

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echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004

soldering is literally (face) melting heavy metal

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