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Posts posted by synkrotron

  1. I shouldn't even be replying here because I can't play guitar for shit and I wouldn't know a "good sounding guitar" if it hit me in the face.

    What I will say, though, is I love my PRS Studio. They don't appear to make them anymore.

    Not expensive at around £2200 but the most expensive single musical item I have ever bought. That got me a "Ten Top."

    A beautiful work of art, in my opinion.

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  2. On 8/19/2020 at 1:57 AM, Jim Fogle said:

    From bluegrass to big band, new age to heavy metal, classical to hip-hop, jazz to rap, and alternative rock to techno, Gibson has mapped out everything that can be done to create various effects in all standard mixes.

    What if you don't do any of that stuff?

    Is it still worth me watching?

  3. 2 minutes ago, Cat Schrodinger said:

    Incidentally, it has been on sale for this price previously, e.g. April of this year.

    Ah, I didn't realise that... I must have missed that one. Not that I need it because I purchased Adaptiverb as soon as it was released.


    I have since changed the title of the topic

  4. 6 minutes ago, arnoldoo said:

    I'll install it tonight.  thanks

    If you need any help, tricks or tips, give me a shout here. I generally call in a couple of times a day.




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  5. 20 minutes ago, arnoldoo said:

    Am I missing Adaptiverb or am I missing learning-how-to-get-the-best-of-what-I-f-have?

    Hi arnoldoo,

    I am afraid that the only person that can answer that question is you.

    I will say this, however,

    ADAPTIVERB is very much a "creative" reverb and not a reverb in the traditional sense.

    For me, ADAPTIVERB is a great sound design tool.

    I never use it as a reverb... I have Pro-R for reverb duties.

    I will also say that I have Valhalla Supermassive and Tritik IRID and they are also creative reverbs and I will sometimes use all three in a single project, such is the difference between them.


    It is possible to install ADAPTIVERB for a trial period.


    If you are looking for "just another reverb" then ADAPTIVERB is not for you.




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  6. @craigb

    okay dood,

    here's the latest "concept"


    I am now going through the process of trying to create some kind of backstory which will be some kind of sci-fi thing

    five tracks totalling  65 minutes which are all on SC as private tracks so that I can listen and self crit over then next week or so

    I'm hoping for an early September release

  7. As I listen to the 65 minutes of stuff I currently have on SoundCloud (as private tracks I hasten to add) I realise that I have it easy.

    I have embraced LUFS over the last two years and, thinking about it, it really does suit the kind of material I create. And that is why I am saying, "I have it easy."

    A very high proportion of my work is neither compressed or limited. Well, not entirely true, because I have recently been getting to grips with Pro-Q3's "dynamic EQ" tool. I like that, because it is a lot easier to use than compression where you have to understand all the various settings. With Pro-Q3's dynamic EQ, you just apply it... Nothing to learn other than understanding how it alters sounds. And I only really use it with individual notes that sometimes run riot at certain points, so, quite a narrow Q setting.

    And my number?


    I tried -18 for a time, which gives you more dynamic range, but I felt that it was a bit too "quiet" even for my stuff.

    Every now and then I create something with percussion and I ramp it up to -14.


    Having said all that, I agree with that Scheps character in that  we should mix to suit the material and not some arbitrary level set by others. Sure, there are times when a common level across various genres, or stuff that gets listened to together, is a big plus. You don't want to be reaching for the volume control because your playlist contains some tracks that were mixed and mastered back in the early seventies and some that were done in the late nineties.


    okay... carry on...

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