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by astroman
Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The end of an era
Replies: 61
Views: 3918

Re: The end of an era

did you check this one ? https://www.squest.com/Products/MidiQuest_iPad/Instruments/RolandJD-800/index.html (kind of expensive, but sysex is a very special case and customer base is limited) I've tried their Kawai XD-5 (drum synth) editor and it worked quite well. The XD-5 is one of my few hardware ...
by astroman
Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: General Scope Discussion
Topic: V7 is different how?
Replies: 8
Views: 1198

Re: V7 is different how?

which it always did very well - it's more important (and even more respectable) that old hardware is still supported and they didn't leave out WinXP. Who else in the pro-audio gear market had the balls to dare THAT ? On top of cake SDK was opened for everyone. I may not post as much as in earlier Sc...
by astroman
Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: TC Powercore is canceling the support for its DSP hardware
Replies: 14
Views: 791

Re: TC Powercore is canceling the support for its DSP hardwa

I bought a Powercore for 39€ one night ... (probably was a typo of a 139 figure, snatched it en passent) :D It didn't get much use, but I liked the 1176, ClassicVerb and EQSat. The Virus is a nice synth because it sounds so very different from Scope synths. But one thing it does smarter: all control...
by astroman
Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: General Scope Discussion
Topic: routing help GAM
Replies: 4
Views: 1062

Re: routing help GAM

well, this suggests that you already have a recorded bassline. In that case you can apply the BAM process as described, just take care of the Asio latency. If the tracks aren't perfectly aligned, you'll loose much definition. I like Celmo's plugins a lot, but never got warm with the BAM on bass - it...
by astroman
Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:50 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Eventide H9000
Replies: 6
Views: 812

Re: Eventide H9000

I have a good share of the classic Eventide algorithms (originally by Wave Mechanics now known as Soundtoys) on a bargain Pro Tools TDM system. The 12 DSPs can feed a lot if instances/tracks and integrate well with Scope, either by the Digidesign Adat Bridge or with one of their converters. Sound is...
by astroman
Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: General Scope Discussion
Topic: routing help GAM
Replies: 4
Views: 1062

Re: routing help GAM

the most effective way is to record the dry signal with a good(!) DI-box or instrument input of an interface and on a parallel path either the amp/cabinet simulation or the amp sound by microphone. Bass is more tricky in this domain if you're after a typical Rock bass sound, which is the biggest cha...
by astroman
Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:22 am
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Hardware Error (Ram failure) on Pulsar One - solved
Replies: 1
Views: 475

Hardware Error (Ram failure) on Pulsar One - solved

well, it's been some time since my 1st Pulsar complained about a 'Ram error' and didn't initialize anymore. As this card carries most of my licenses, some even unrecoverable, it was a pretty pity. I even bought a heatgun to replace the chips, but never dared... Anyway, inspecting it closely revealed...
by astroman
Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:03 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: SpaceF 2018 (Ambient Delay // Echo 4 )
Replies: 52
Views: 4934

Re: SpaceF 2018 (Ambient Delay // Echo 4 )

I already like it before I even heard the thing, congrats Mehdi :D
by astroman
Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: how to make the ultimate solo
Replies: 11
Views: 2313

Re: how to make the ultimate solo

great piece of humour - and I learned a lot :D

cheers, Tom
by astroman
Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: .
Replies: 5
Views: 1387

Re: minimaX \o/ Pulsating

interesting concept - very organic sounds, amazingly versatile.
well done :)

cheers, Tom
by astroman
Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: a couple of studio photos
Replies: 38
Views: 4488

Re: a couple of studio photos

by chance I found that those 'Tatami' japanese floor matresses have excellent acoustical features if used standing as shields or right at walls.
Not cheapo but usable in a lot of ways - and they look good.
Congrats Gary for the new location 8)

cheers, Tom
by astroman
Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Roland & Studio Electronics new boutique analog synth
Replies: 92
Views: 11230

Re: Roland & Studio Electronics new boutique analog synth

you may check out this demo for the performer:
Simon Ayton, known here for his De-Vice plugins and the ISON EQ (which is still my favorite choice in those rare cases I need an eq) 8)

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qQ2mD7s8tis

cheers, Tom
by astroman
Sat Jul 08, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: Music
Topic: SHOWDOWN - Scope vs Native
Replies: 12
Views: 2159

Re: SHOWDOWN - Scope vs Native

My ears must be dirty ! I find the reason one more clear, the mastering must have being different : more high frequencies. I'm trying to be as objective as possible, the Scope one is more like if there is some "glue", like all the track is going thrue a reverb. I may hear more easily all different ...
by astroman
Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Wich headphones
Replies: 11
Views: 2801

Re: Wich headphones

sorry for misunderstanding... I swear on old AKG K501, 601,701 which I usually buy 2nd hand and replace the earpads (the parts have identical size and connectors, I prefer 601 pads) These parts are quite expensive, but you get a very decent piece of gear that way for about 1/3 of the original price....
by astroman
Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: where can i download adern software not flexor
Replies: 5
Views: 1495

Re: where can i download adern software not flexor

I'm unshure about the key system with those devices, but I have Mojo and the Fat Cat stuff, no XOR iirc. Might take a couple of days because I'm not where the machine is.

cheers, Tom
by astroman
Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:33 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Wich headphones
Replies: 11
Views: 2801

Re: Wich headphones

iirc I once tested this model, very (!) precise and certainly a great live monitor with focus on essentiel frequencies. But no way to be used in the full range domain, mixing etc. If you're looking for an 'extend' version with a similiar mid pronounciation it may become expensive. I have no idea for...
by astroman
Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Anyone into Eventide VST Plugins?
Replies: 11
Views: 1812

Re: Anyone into Eventide VST Plugins?

... Empressor is great, so is of course the H3000, some nice modulators and harmonizers. All in all a very nice bundle I couldn't afford at $1200 full price, but I paid around $250 in total, which is extremely good value! Not really impressed by the reverbs as well... But, I must say the Soundtoys ...
by astroman
Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: General Scope Discussion
Topic: Does anyone have experience with protools and scope?
Replies: 6
Views: 1516

Re: Does anyone have experience with protools and scope?

well, extremely late response, but as I just put something like that together recently... I have a G3 Powermac (under OS-9) with 2 TDM cards and an 882/20 interface running Pro Tools 5.1, great (and simple to setup) as an FX-unit. With the Digidesign Adat Bridge interface it can be digitally integra...
by astroman
Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: General Scope Discussion
Topic: Why is the old orisis software so expensive?
Replies: 4
Views: 1151

Re: Why is the old orisis software so expensive?

I agree with Dante and Sounddesigner: the Software was outstanding at it's release time, but today there are more advanced tools available (in asimiliar price range). Algorythmix obviously found their niche and have few reasons to change price policy. I also agree with you that MAKING music is the m...
by astroman
Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:31 am
Forum: General Scope Discussion
Topic: 6 dsp pci card power?
Replies: 24
Views: 2679

Re: 6 dsp pci card power?

... I personally think Sonic Core should buy the rights from John Bowen and make it work for XITE-1 and re-release it. There's always talk about how they have limited ways to make money. ... sorry, but that's happy dreaming - I know the sales figures from the man himself - you'd be shocked in Scope...