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Re: is anyone 100% hardware based on here?

Post by renegadegenius » Sun Jan 09, 2011 5:23 pm

sike wrote:with the beats aswell they used to trigger the beats in a different way. They would cut the break at the first snare, the first shuffle and the second kick for example and then key map those chunks on a keyboard and use midi to do the edits. That kept the swing in place.
That's basically what I do in Renoise.
I load up one loop for eg, then chop from the snare to the end & put that on one note & then another one a bit further along on another note, so you have say 3 keys on the keyboard triggering those chunks.
You can also do extra ones with reversals on them when they play the snare etc (like I did on that Amen Attack tune for eg).

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Re: is anyone 100% hardware based on here?

Post by jmt » Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:14 pm

Will / could anybody put together a pack of breaks put through this sort of gear( just so I could listen to the difference) :---)

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Post by squatski » Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:44 pm

jmt wrote:Will / could anybody put together a pack of breaks put through this sort of gear( just so I could listen to the difference) :---)
most of my tunes a shit (well the structure is all over the place) but at least you get to hear the akai. think this was done on the s2000, can't remember http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Io35b0jMOLY

Oh, and youtube doesn't really do it justice. I'll try and do you a pack run through the 950 =P~

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Post by henryburner » Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:16 pm

squatski wrote:
jmt wrote:Will / could anybody put together a pack of breaks put through this sort of gear( just so I could listen to the difference) :---)
most of my tunes a shit (well the structure is all over the place) but at least you get to hear the akai. think this was done on the s2000, can't remember http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Io35b0jMOLY

Oh, and youtube doesn't really do it justice. I'll try and do you a pack run through the 950 =P~
Sounds amazing to me mate! Right style :)

Nice setup of Akai samplers hehe.

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Re: is anyone 100% hardware based on here?

Post by squatski » Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:08 pm

cheers, I try my best, some times I just can't be arsed though, everything takes SO long to do on the akais but it sounds good. I spend so much time editing samples that it sort of compromises what's in the tune/structure, I just stop caring after 2 hours!

sometimes it's fun though, I find it alot more fun than moving the mouse around for everything I do.

Are you that guy with 2 x s950's and the Octamed setup or is that some one else? but yeah, fair play to anyone here rocking (or about to rock) some akai beasts!

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Re: is anyone 100% hardware based on here?

Post by DazzF » Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:35 am

well this has turned into one of the most interesting threads on here in ages......

analogue warmth, I never understood all this, but I've only been doing this for a sort time compared to some of you. But I can tell the difference. I've now got an analogue desk and a S3000XL. You can hear a difference and it gives it something that digital does not have.

I'm personally playing with routing VSTi's through the desk to give them that x factor, or re-sampling them. I've not gone as far as doing a mixdown through the desk, but it may be the next thing to try.

Drum's in Time. DnB, NSB, Dubstep and RaveBreaks all have the systematically programmed feel to them, but I don't see it as a bad thing as that's just what they do....

For me, I do like to hear a bit of something else in a set, and the drum's not being systematically on time introduces something else to interest the brain.

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Re: is anyone 100% hardware based on here?

Post by henryburner » Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:42 am

squatski wrote:
Are you that guy with 2 x s950's and the Octamed setup or is that some one else? but yeah, fair play to anyone here rocking (or about to rock) some akai beasts!
I used to have a S2800 and a S900 but now I just have an old Ensoniq EPS. :(
Im looking for a S3000/3200. There are many S2000s around but Im afraid the small display is a step down from the S2800 I was used too. I really like the graphical editing. :)

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Post by iNtErFaCe » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:26 pm

DazzF wrote:I've now got an analogue desk and a S3000XL. You can hear a difference and it gives it something that digital does not have.
I hope she's working out well for you.. I'm glad my S3000XL went to a good home :)

I'm completely 100% hardware. I've got a PC with more than enough grunt for VSTi's but I just don't like 'em. I just use my PC for sequencing MIDI and recording the output of my mixer.

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Re: is anyone 100% hardware based on here?

Post by sike » Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:24 pm

nice tune squatski, i wouldnt have known if that was 93 or 2011 lol
you can hear the difference in beats aswell considering i doubt it has tons of comp or limiting etc just ran through nice gear

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Re: is anyone 100% hardware based on here?

Post by DazzF » Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:47 pm

iNtErFaCe wrote:I hope she's working out well for you.. I'm glad my S3000XL went to a good home :)
I've got to say that the user interface is a real pain in the bum, thank god you gave me the manual. But the sound you get out of it makes it all worth while....

So here's the hardware I've collected so far....

S3000XL Sampler
EMU ESI-32 Sampler
Novation DrumStation
Quasimidi Quasar
Korg M1R
all run through a Phonic Helix 18 Firewire MkII

All be keeping an eye out for a few other bit's & bob.

Do do capture the audio back to the computer and EQ there....

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Post by squatski » Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:15 pm

DazzF wrote:
iNtErFaCe wrote:I hope she's working out well for you.. I'm glad my S3000XL went to a good home :)
I've got to say that the user interface is a real pain in the bum, thank god you gave me the manual. But the sound you get out of it makes it all worth while....

So here's the hardware I've collected so far....

S3000XL Sampler
EMU ESI-32 Sampler
Novation DrumStation
Quasimidi Quasar
Korg M1R
all run through a Phonic Helix 18 Firewire MkII

All be keeping an eye out for a few other bit's & bob.

Do do capture the audio back to the computer and EQ there....
nice set up mate, you got the EB16 for that akai? does that phonic mixer have inbuilt effects?

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Re: is anyone 100% hardware based on here?

Post by DazzF » Fri Jan 14, 2011 6:35 am

squatski wrote:
DazzF wrote:
iNtErFaCe wrote:I hope she's working out well for you.. I'm glad my S3000XL went to a good home :)
I've got to say that the user interface is a real pain in the bum, thank god you gave me the manual. But the sound you get out of it makes it all worth while....

So here's the hardware I've collected so far....

S3000XL Sampler
EMU ESI-32 Sampler
Novation DrumStation
Quasimidi Quasar
Korg M1R
all run through a Phonic Helix 18 Firewire MkII

All be keeping an eye out for a few other bit's & bob.

Do do capture the audio back to the computer and EQ there....
nice set up mate, you got the EB16 for that akai? does that phonic mixer have inbuilt effects?

Akai S3000XL sampler.
OS 2.0 on ROM
32 Meg RAM
EB16 Effects board
IB304F Filter board

The mixer does have built in effects, just not had the time to play with them all yet..... lol

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Re: is anyone 100% hardware based on here?

Post by squatski » Sun Jan 23, 2011 1:26 am

soooooooo,. has this mouth-watering selection of hardware inspired any of our software heads? ;) .. to go hardware that is..

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Re: is anyone 100% hardware based on here?

Post by viz » Sun Jan 23, 2011 4:38 pm

Great to see so many people still using hardware on here.

Here's what I've collected so far:

Akai S3200XL
Akai S950
E-Mu Orbit V2
Yamaha TX81Z
Roland Alpha Juno 2
Roland JV-2080 with Hip-Hop, Techno, House and Dance expansions
Roland U-220
Korg M1, the comically heavy keyboard version
Boss SE-50 Effects

With a Mackie 1604 VLZ mixer and a 4Mb Atari STFM to run it off!

Just need to get it set up now...

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Re: is anyone 100% hardware based on here?

Post by henryburner » Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:12 am

Here is what I use. :)

PC running ancient Logic Audio 5.5

Akai S2800 - broken atm
Ensoniq EPS
Ensoniq SQR
Korg M1R
Roland Juno2
Roland MKS50
Roland R8 + cards
Roland TR505
Yamaha TG500
Yamaha TX81z

Behringer compressors
Digitech DSP128
Korg A3

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