Monday, May 21, 2018
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
It was exactly what I needed to see on a overly-hot Portland day. You might be able to sign up at the bottom of his page (http://www.stgsoundlabs.com/); I'm guessing that's the same thing - and if it is, you won't regret it.
Thanks Suit - and great work!
Friday, May 11, 2018
There is no worse feeling than looking at your power bus and seeing the 12V line down on the Station 252's power backplane. Now I have $4K of modules sitting in a box, phone calls to everyone I know that might be able to help, and a sinking feeling that I'm going to be spending some money.
That'll teach me to be hacking around with my performance modular. Dammit.
Sunday, May 6, 2018
Dafna Naphtali just posted a question about an affordable IR reverb that would be less pricey than Altiverb. I agree with many of the posters that stated that Altiverb is worth every penny - it's an amazing piece of software. But I've needed to do the budget IR thing in the past, and also sometimes want a lighter-weight plug-in that still gives me decent flexibility.
For that, I turn to Liquidsonics' Reverberate2 (shown above). This is a sweet little IR reverb with tons of controls, but is relatively light-weight on my MacBook, integrates with all of my software equally well, and is very accepting of even my weirdest IR files (thanks, Spirit Canyon - wherever you are!). This actually has a nice place in a few of my Max-based performance rigs, and is a great alternative to overuse of the Valhalla reverb - something I could easily be accused of doing.
Give it a try! https://www.liquidsonics.com/software/reverberate-2/
Friday, May 4, 2018
I've been playing around with a groovy new playground - the V3 Snyderphonics Manta, and the MantaMate. I've just started working with this, and am having a blast. I've always been a fan of the Manta, but the new V3 is beautiful, feels great and is solid as a rock.
But it's the MantaMate that is the shocker. I'm just starting to scratch the surface, but I can lose hours with this thing. I mounted it in the mini-modular that I use for work, and it works really nicely as a front-end for the Pittsburgh Lifeforms SV-1. The built-in sequencer is really fun, and it works great as a hosting interface for my Arturia KeyStep.
Listen this weekend for a chat with Jeff Snyder about the development of these things! OK - I've got to get back into it.