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  1. Lots of sustained sounds, movement and layering. I love how the MS-20 mini interacts with the Subsequent 37. It's hard to choose which one will get their bass cut (can't have both 😢). Anyway, stupid thumbnail but since Youtube can be really fickle about my vids, I might as wel join the demons. Enjoy!
  2. I really like Noir, because it's something hard to replicate and not that common with other orchestral libraries. I like to use the phrases to create a 'sample' and use that in boom bap beats, loop them MPC style.
  3. I must say, I have pretty much no (zero) knowledge about graphic cards. I bought my PC during the graphic card shortages at the end of 2021 (due to crypto I think? And shortages due to covid), so the only thing I could get was an MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GT LP. This is a card from 2017. It does all my multicam stuff easily in 1080p. Haven't tried 4K. My jam videos with all kind of additional graphics with a length of around 6-7 minutes, render in a couple of minutes. But (and it's a huge Nicki Minaj but), I have absolutely no idea if I'm using the card at all, I could be rendering with my CPU (a pretty powerful i9 12900k). That's about my level of competence with graphic work. 😅 But I guess DaVinci goes for the dedicated graphics card as a default?
  4. Let me weigh in on the Davinci Resolve thing. I use it for all my (multicam) jam videos. As said before in this topic, it might seem daunting but you really don't need a lot of functions/pages. Drop all your media in...Media. Go to Edit for...editing (skip the cut page). Whatever you do, skip the fusion page, there be dragons there (well, I use it for greenscreen correcting which is pretty easy once you know what tool you need). Use you daw for audio and import it. Color is for....color, just doomscrool through all the LUT's you want. Export is pretty easy. The most advanced thing I do is syncing 3 camera angles and that literally takes 3 seconds because it's a baked in function in Resolve. I bought an additional graphics pack for $49 with which I'm sure I'm set for life.
  5. Yeah yeah, another week another jam. I recorded this last week and in retrospect you notice some thing went on too long. But hey, there's no going back. There was something weird going on in the arrangement where the hihats seemed out of time after the drop. But when I changed the synths it all seemed to get back into sync. That's not what happened, but the combination of synths in the break/drop and the hihats made it seem that way. Sound can be weird.
  6. Nick Blanc

    Gone Again!

    For the sake or our wallets, do you perhaps have anything planned around christmas? 😇
  7. That's an amazing deal. If I had the room and budget I would get one. This is one those 'center piece of the studio' kind of synths.
  8. Hi Tom, thanks for the reply! It sounds fine in my room, but to be honest, I don't pay that much attention to panning and stuff. So the criticism is valid. I don't think Youtube does a lot to the stereofield of the mix? Well, I'm always learning. So your comment and that of @Wookiee are going to be in my mind next jam (well no, I already recorded, mixed and mastered that, so in 2 weeks). Most of the current stereo seperation is from delays and reverb fx. So I will definitely try to do some more work in the stereofield. Thanks. I do practice runs yes, not really to practice what I will do and repeat it but to see if what I have in mind will work in 6-8 minutes. I've had jams where I have a cheatsheet, but I try to do without. Depending on the number of channels I try to do everything live, but mixing like 12 channels on an 8 channel MIDI controller is hard (you have to switch views, don't know which channel is where exactly, etc). The fat-*** drone is the MS-20 mini. It's a classic for a reason. I have it feedback patched (the out to the ext. in and the phones out to my pre-amps). Combined with the Sub37 gives me an insane amount of colourful and rich bass.
  9. Nope, Ableton (and Yamaha HS8 speakers). But I admit, I didn't spent a lot of time on the mixing and mastering.
  10. Haha no video yet. I have some plans to record a longer set where some time is reserved for some droning techno. But I need a new camera for that because it won't fit on my phone (and another old phone I use will never make it for a longer time than 10 minutes). But indeed, no kids. I was pretty lucky to buy my house at it's absolute lowest in the market. Add an ok paying job with public transport compensation (so, I have the smallest cheapest car) and I can save a lot of money each month.
  11. Yes I have, it's a bit of a mixed bag where you can do some melodic work with some patches and more of a drone atmosphere with others. But they are lively patches with a lot of movement. Quick demo of a couple of presets. ZX Conduit first patches.mp3
  12. Boy do I love the sound of a droning heavy MS-20. The feedback patch gives it a lot of grit. Overall a bit rougher feeling than last week, and I like it. A bit heavier beat and a great lead. Don't tell anyone but I had to re-record the Lyra-8 because I forgot to change the frequency to make a riser in the break. That's why you can hear the pitch rising without me doing anything on camera. I particularly like the Matriarch patch, it has some slight pitch wobble which makes it sound unstable, but not too much to make it sound out of tune. Enjoy!
  13. I'm a little bit ashamed, but I have a feeling some of y'all are underreporting. So here's everything I bought in the enitre month of november (if I went with BF itself I would have bought nothing). I've marked everything I planned with a (P). Cableguys Reverbshaper Orchestral Tools Conduit TheNatan Xeight2 D16 Repeater (P) Minimal Audio soundpacks Universal Audio LA2A (P) Universal Audio Signature Edition Safari Pedals Gorilla Drive (P) Kingsway Music Aaron Paris Vol 1 (P) Retrohandzmusic Essential Afro house Navie D Boom Bap Box (P) Basicwavez Bass Lab vol 2 (P) Audioreakt Solid Techno Kicks 2 (P) Imaginando VS (P) Devious Machines upgrade all (P) Fabfilter Pro-R 2 PML Everything 2023 (P) Waves Clarity vx, Vocal Bender & Soundshifter (P) Goodhertz Trem Control (P) Teletone Audio Le Gibet (P) Teletone Tympo (P) The Drum Broker samples BF 2023 (P) Tracktion F'em So about 65% was planned. In my defense, some of the unplanned stuff are new releases (Reverbshaper, Xeight2, Conduit, Pro-R2), so they have nothing to do with BF. If they were launched in january I would have gotten them then. And roughly 30% of what I bought are sample packs. The single most expensive thing on the list (PML Everything 2023) was €196 and is almost entirely samples. Couple of preset packs also. The UA Signature edition is the largest unplanned purchase at €145. But I think no-one is denying that's a great bargain. In total I spent little under €1250. I also spent around €700 on hardware. No discount, so not BF related. But it is the time of the year for bonusses / 13th month etc. So I had some room.
  14. Really? That's a d*ck move. Ontopic: at the moment they have nothing that interests me or is still too expensive for what I would use it for.
  15. 9 plugins though. If you want them all, a pretty good deal I think.
  16. Besides real life pedals, they make vst versions. And they have a really nice non-sale price. But they even go further and offer a discount. https://safaripedals.com/collections/products Up to 80% off. I got Gorilla Drive but I might consider getting some more. This is quality stuff.
  17. https://www.audiotent.com/ Presets, samples and courses. Everything 30% off. Ends november 30th and the discount code BF30 is automatically applied at checkout.
  18. Interesting, I Forever29'ed it.
  19. Thtat would be my guess, I also have Albion One and see the $169 price.
  20. This is as low as it ever got.
  21. It seems not that long ago that being on the Waves 'hate train' was ok in everybody's book. Even recent speculating about possible shenanigans from UA is. A tiny reminder about another company's (lack of?) ethics is not entirely out of place in a deals forum. I personally have done so with audioplugin.deals and I never got any negative feedback. I don't have the same sentiment as Pavlov's Cat in this case because I didn't have a negative encounter with this particular business, but he is free to warn us. As I was and did in the past.
  22. DRUM BROKER - BLACK FRIDAY SALE This year's annual BFCM Sale is going to be HUGE. Get up to 50% off your entire order during the sale. These are once a year savings on drum kits, sample packs, breaks, and one-shots that won't last! Here are the dates and Discount Codes: Black Friday: 11/16-11/26 at midnight. 50% OFF EVERYTHING. Promo Code: BF23 Cyber Monday: 11/27-11/30 at midnight. 40% OFF EVERYTHING. Promo Code: CM23 Sale Exclusions:Filth Bundle ($99), Tomorrow's Wish, Messages from Outer Space Vol. 2, Minta Foundry Bundles, Anastazja Vocal Chops Vol. 4 https://hiphopdrumsamples.com/
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