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  1. What a handsome chap. You are ageing well
  2. Hmmm... Just started watching this vid about the Crave:- What put me off straight away was the guy called it the "perfect modular gateway drug." That's not to say it isn't a good little unit, but it looks to be best used along with existing modular stuff. It's only one oscillator though, so you pretty much get what you pay for. The patching ability is good, by the looks and sound of it but is this something that your kid wants to get into? It's not a good thing, and is how synths started off back in the early days, but it can be a bit daunting starting off. The Neutron is very similar and another one of them "modular gateway drug" things:- But, again, perhaps this is something that would be of interest, and it doesn't necessarily mean that you then have to go into Eurorack. It's just the thin end of a very large wedge, if you know what I mean. Regarding the Korg stuff, and Roland too for that matter, you are going to get good quality stuff but at a slightly higher price point. And another potentially major consideration is some sort of effect unit. Analogue synths, on their own, can sound downright dull and I would be looking to add at least a reverb into the mix and a delay too. A veritable minefield! Is there a local music store? If it was me I'd be taking a trip down there to try some stuff out. It's not really the sort of thing you should be doing over the interwebs. Good luck
  3. Yes, cost is amazingly high unless you can find a trustworthy source of second hand stuff and even then certain modules can command a high price. If you want to stick to hardware then Behringer may be the best option, and something with a keyboard. I wouldn't bother with their copies of more popular synths and look at stuff that is designed by them from scratch. I'll see if I can come up with some suggestions.
  4. Do not even think of looking in to Eurorack. Or Eurocrack as it is sometimes called.
  5. Just saw this on the BBC website:- https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-52564281 A sad day 😔
  6. A strange decision to post a link here then don't you think?
  7. Hi Peeps I hope you are all in good health and coping in the currently very strange and difficult times. I wish I could say that I have been very musically productive over the last six to eight weeks but I have been having too much fun killing demons in the DOOM Eternal FPS game. BUT, I managed to have a bit of a bash in the last week or so. Mainly Eurorack based. For one project, however, I decided to power up some of my Spitfire Audio sample libraries to search for some inspiration. One library, Alev Lenz - 3, is currently malfunctioning for some reason. Certain presets do not play any sounds. And where it says Voices at the top of the VSTi GUI it reports 0 (zero) voices. Presets that do not work are, Soul of Runner Don't sit down Moved your chair Stronger Together I know you will Then preset Revolving Doors behaves rather strangely in that it plays voices in the lower register but as you go up the keyboard voices start to click and then you get no voices again. I initially found this issue in REAPER but today I thought it would be good to dust off Cakewalk to see if the problem is the same, and I can confirm that that is the case, so, not a DAW issue. I have tried both VST2 and VST3 version. It would be great if anyone could confirm if their instance of Alev Lenz - 3 works okay. cheers, and thanks, andy
  8. Yeah, good one that. I have seen it before and enjoy re-watching it
  9. I had Tooth #19 removed yesterday. Too much chocolate I guess, and taking ten minutes to floss, scrape and brush my teeth clean, two or sometimes three times a day, wasn't enough to stem the rot. And I couldn't be bothered with the more expensive options... It was a molar (first molar according to wikipedia) and therefore not that visible. Plus I'm sixty this year and I would rather spend the cash on a couple of VST things. And D O O M Eternal, which is now in my Steam account and installed. See you in around three months...
  10. I make exemplary Turds so I may have to give this tool a try myself. I hasten to add that it doesn't matter how great your Turds are, they always benefit from a little bit of polish...
  11. Has anyone tried Intensity yet? Is it some kind of Turd Polisher?
  12. I have to admit that I mostly faff around a lot. What really helped was some of the tutorials on deviant art. But even so, I find it hard to get my head around some of it. It is also well worth checking out the Larry Riddle stuff which I posted about above. Some of my current chaos files use just the linear and julia transforms and I quite like the results. I'll post some examples tomorrow as I have gone to bed now. cheers andy
  13. Yes, I personally think it is You can download the free version which limits you somewhat in terms of image resolution and animation length. If you are interested I can post the code for any of the images above just to get you started.
  14. So, where to start then? I suppose a couple of stills would be nice first Not sure how this will display here as it is a large picture that I uploaded to my deviantart account (which I don't use that much to be honest):- That's a kind of random thing and was typical of what I created when I jumped in at the start. After a while I tried to create stuff that is a bit more sort of geometric and not so random:- The two above are not post-edited and the border effect was created within Chaotica. There's more, of course, but I'll leave it there for now cheers andy
  15. I'm assuming that you would have been using something like Fractint, perhaps? I've not used that program for some time. And the stuff that I do are based on "flame fractals" which is totally different to the usual Mandlebrot stuff that Fractint created. Not that I'm any kind of expert... The whole fractal thing blows my brain. In an effort to try to understand the flame fractal stuff I sometimes reference the following:- http://larryriddle.agnesscott.org/ifs/ifs.htm Some interesting stuff there but I struggle with the "math." End of. However, with Chaotica, the software I use, I have created some fractals based on that website. This is a Heighway Dragon:- This is a McWorter's Pentigree:- This is a Sierpinski Pentagon:- And so on. I created all the above within Chaotica by working through the examples from that website. Chaotica then allows me to create more complex iterations and animate them. That is what I want to share, providing that enough people don't mind, including the moderators here, of course. After all, this is not at all about music and I can be accused, at the least, of posting off topic stuff. And then there will be some that will flame me for "self promotion" of my music in a forum that is not for that kind of thing. Hence why I have asked the question.
  16. Hi Peeps, Would you mind if I shared some of my flame fractal creations here? Sometimes it may be a still image but I ultimately aim to create animations. The YouTube stuff will have my music attached, of course, but you can always mute that and play some heavy metal or R&B in the background. It's not about the music, more about the pretty graphics. Any complaints and I will desist. cheers andy
  17. Keep me posted with this one, I Am most interested.
  18. Go on then... So long as it doesn't involve parting with cash 😁
  19. I will watch out for your new stuff... Sounds interesting My solution is, I rarely compose anything with a melody. So I should be okay providing someone doesn't copyright Middle C held for ten minutes 😁
  20. I'm a bit slow but I got it eventually
  21. Goodness me, I hate insomnia sometimes
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