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has a new album coming, apparently. Here is some new unreleased music.
*raises fire-engulfed tb-303 in the air
good news... this will be worth waiting for.
*removes noose from around neck
- I still have an MC 303, but it does not have the status of the 303, although It can play similar soundsMiguex
- they have become a collector item now, I hear back in the day you can snatch em for $200 bucksMiguex
- You mean the Groovebox? Yeah, I played around with that.ukit
- i'm building a x0xb0x right now. jut gathering parts.
- I have friends who have both x0xb0x and TB303.. and to be honest, they sound identicalautoflavour
- MC303 sounds nothing like a TB.. mind you want to get one with the devilfish modautoflavour
- yeah, the mc303 was actually made from a mix of all roland's hit at the time, you just haven't used it too long :)Miguex
- it also has kits from the original 808, 909 and 707Miguex
- they are not identical since its based on samples from those machines, but to say "sounds nothing like it" its a stretchMiguex
i hope it is listenable. anything i have heard from Aphex Twin recently has been irritating noise
I dunno, I for one find the track above pretty engaging. I have to admit I didn't rate the Analord series (his latest) when they first came out, but I've grown to appreciate them.
wow, this track is awesome. can't wait for this...it's been too long!
i care because you do...this track particularly:
still the hot, hot, hotness.
This video is LOLworthy
Can't wait for new stuff, all of the new tracks on the 2010 analord releases are so great, especially these ones:
MEREDITH: I see a mask of your face on the wall. It's from one of the Chris Cunningham videos, right?
RICHARD: Yeah, it's from Come to Daddy.
RICHARD: Quite disturbing isn't it? My girlfriend and I have scared each other so many times with that fucking thing. I'll wear it to bed and put the covers over myself, then sort of cuddle up to her and wait for her to turn around. Once she went to stroke my face and I had it on! [laughs] Then she did the exact same thing to me three months later.
Date: 02-07-05 03:14
some people bought the analogue equipment when it was unfashionable and very cheap though.
some of us are over 30 you know!
anyone remember when 303`s were £50? and coke was 16p a tin? crisps 5p
also you have overlooked A LOT of other points because its not all about the overall frequency response of the recording system its how the sound gets there in the first place.
here are some things which you can`t get from a plugin,they are often emulated but due to their hugely complex nature are always pretty crass aproximations..
the sound of analogue equpiment including EQ, changes very noticably over even a few hours due to temperature changes within a circuit.
Anyone who has tried to make tracs on a few analogue synths and make them stay in tune can tell you this,you leave a trac running for a few hours come back and think Im sure I didnt fucking write that,I must be going mental!
this affects all the components in a synth/EQ in an almost infinte amount of tiny ways.
and the amount differs from circuit to circuit depending on the design.
the interaction of different channels and their respective signals with an analogue mixer are very complex,EQ,dynamics....
any fx, analogue or digital that are plugged into it all have their own special complex characteristics and all interact with each other differently and change depending on their routing.
Nobody that ive heard of has even begun to start emulating analogue mixer circuitry in software,just the aesthetics,it will come but im sure it will be a crap half hearted effort like most pretend synth plugins are.
they should be called PST synths, P for pretend not virtual.
Every piece of outboard gear has its own sound ,reverbs,modulation effects etc
real room reverb, this in itself companies have spent decades trying to emulate and not even got close in my opinion, even the best attempts like Quantec and EMT only scratch the surface.
analogue EQ is currently impossible in theory to be emulated digitally,quite intense maths shit involed in this if youre really that interested,you could look it up...good luck.
your soundcard will always make things sound like its come from THAT soundcard..they ALL impose their different sound characteristics onto whatever comes out of them they are far from being totally neutral devices.
all the components of a circuit like resistors and capacitors subtley differ from each other depending on their quality but even the most high quality milatary spec ones are never EXACTLY the same.
no two analogue synths can ever be built exactly the same,there are tiny human/automated errors in building the circuits,tweaking the trimpots for example which is usually done manually in a lot of analogue shit.
just compare the sound of 2 808 drum machines next to each other and you will see what I mean,you always thought an 808 was an 808 right?
same goes for 303`s they all sound subltey different,different voltage scaling of the oscillator is usually quite noticable.
VST plugins are restricted by a finite number of calculations per second these factors are WAY beyond their CURRENT capability.
Then there is the question of the physicallity of the instrument this affects the way a human will emotionally interact with it and therfore affect what they will actually do with it! often overlooked from the maths heads,this is probably the biggest factor I think.
for example the smell of analogue stuff as well as the look of it puts you in a certain mental state which is very different from looking at a computer screen.
then there is analogue tape...ah this really could go on forever....
im quite drunk cant be bothered to type anymore...
so yeah,whatever, you obviously dont have to have analogue equipment to make `good` music in case thats the impression im giving,EVERYTHING has its uses .And not all anlaogue equipment is expensive you can still get bargains like old high end military audio devices,tape machines fx etc just go for the unfashionable stuff.
Towards the end of the second track of the "Windowlicker" single (commonly referred to as "Equation") a photo of James's face is embedded as a steganogram which is revealed when run through spectral analysis. The picture illustrates his famous toothy, evil grin (with a spiral also visible at the end of "Windowlicker"). In addition to this, the third track of "Two Remixes by AFX" (Bonus High Frequency Sounds) contains an image encoded in SSTV format, with text relating to the release, finishing with an image of James and Tom Jenkinson.