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  1. surprised it all works, wonder if thay carry spare ones? im looking at putting about 4 synths (some old some not so old) into live action soon - the prospect of technical catastrophe is terrifying......tuning them to each other is bad enough from a cosy bedroom, never mind a manky dark wee stage with onlookers and soundmen muttering and tutting. Tis doomed I tell thee.
  2. MPCs are great live. Its what they are designed for. Loads of flexibility, proper human/machine interface and ways of improvising everything on the fly. Add a few hardware synths and periferals with knobs and you are into sound creation chaos. Anything can happen. Thats more live than a rehearsed band imo. PCs however should be outlawed for the creation or performance of music and are the domain of homos.
  3. My amp is scared of it.
  4. Im selling A Fender 4 x 10 Deville combo (Silverfaced) 60 watt Combo Guitar Amp Its as new, and has been uprated with Jensen speakers and all new improved valves (Upgrade from Watford valves cost approx 200quid) Ive owned it for a couple of years and it is a stunning amp. Cost about 650 when new and this one sounds better than a new one by a long way. Its got the vinyl cover and the pedal too. Will sell for 400. PM me if proper interested like.............. Can deliver to anywhere in Aberdeenshire (except Torry obviously)
  5. I may be selling a Nord Lead 2 Soon Shits from a height on all the synths previously mentioned. Will revert when I know when and how muchos dosh I need for it Yo
  6. Not sure - but its unlikely to have a sample import facility (If it does I want one too) However it should be able to send midi messages, and if so, it can trigger samples on any remote sampler - thereby creating a wonder-kit of your choice* Note: Any midi equipped Drum machine can speak to a sampler the same way *prob much easier than using triggers on a conventional kit for example (nightmare unless you have a 6 hour soundcheck and drum techs)
  7. Spot on like The real tradegy here is the people who seem to want to wallow in it are the same fucking morons who actually perpetuate the paperazzi culture. God, the whole thing smelt of fakeness, hypocracy and simpering media over justification. One is thoroughly embarressed by it all madam. etc
  8. When I was working as a ''chef'' at posh BBQs my Glaswegian assistant chef (who was staunch scottish nationist and anti royalist), on seeing James Hewitt ambling towards our food stall, added several large stringy bogies (he had an appalling hay fever that day) to a cheesburger and waited untill Hewitt came along for his food. Bingo. Hewitt took the bait and enthusiastically wolfed the weegie snot burger down, nodding at us in patronising approval of our culinary skills. Nothing to do with me mind. I just witnessed it. No way could I have stopped this. My assistant had a knife (a small white plastic one) The gig was shit other than Nelly Furtado doing Maneater. Elton Mong should fuck off back to his rent boys and all of the acts should be put into a grinder. Apart from N.E.R.D.
  9. That all makes sense to me. Exiting times ahead. Especially if all the middlemen are cut up so badly they die in the gutter buried under a pile of big labels. It will hopefully trancend all genres in time. Ive had my own stuff bootlegged by club DJs and its a lovely feeling. Fuck the money Im not getting. Seriously. Its how music should be shared. Like oxygen, love and germs.
  10. Very true that the SM57 only comes into its own with a decent pre-amp. My old set up sounded shit. I kinda blamed the qual of the mics sometimes but since Ive had a decent pre-amp and a good A/D interface it all sounds 100% better. Prob true of most mics - you can only get the best out of em if the rest of the set up is decent.
  11. Only mic I use a lot is the SM57 and can recommend it for consistantly good results (warm sounding) and not much $ (Ive got some posher ones that dont sound as good basically) I only record vocals, electric guitars and amped synths like Drums, cymbals or bass might need something diff / more specialized
  12. sorry too late mate slot filled some guy who used to play in new order just phoned me from the job centre
  13. In the context of the orig question regards synth quality related to value for money - the pulse+ is probably it - not amazingly versatile but in terms of making some brilliant sounds for not much cash its the one Id start with (and did - pulse+ was my first proper synth). Liked it so much ill end up with another one sometime. Alternatively theres always the software synth avenue, which is prob an even cheaper and more flexible route, but thats a whole diff genre in my head anyway, and def not something Im that well informed about, having tinkered for while before putting a fist through the screen (nearly).
  14. Im lucky enough to have worked with three 'proper (ish) producers' over the years. These guys are smart like and always have a studio chimp (aka engineer) to set up the recordings and do the multitracking and editing. The type of blokes who just address the rest of the room with instuctions and comments, like '' THATS FUCKIN SHIT - CHANGE IT TO THIS.... DONT FUCKIN ARGUE '' and ''THATS A FUCKING NICE TAKE, MOVE ON, TIME IS MONEY'' and ''HAHAHA WE'LL HAVE TO GET SOMEONE WHO CAN ACTUALLY SING IF YOU WANT TO DO A CHORUS LIKE THAT''. Its def works. I aspire to have a job like that one day.
  15. whack any synth into a decent fuzz* pedal and will tend to sound warm fuzzy orgasmic etc *but not distortion or overdrive - it will turn the synth into a guitar.
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