January 9, 2012

A Couple More Things...

by Chris Randall

1. Bigseq2 has been updated to 64-bit on all platforms, and there are a bunch of minor bug fixes. v1.1.0 is now in the AD Store for download. Free update, and recommended for all users.

2. Steinberg has released current all-platform 32/64 versions of Neon and Karlette; info here. Neon is one of a handful of synths that can lay claim to the title of "first commercial soft-synth." It kind of sucks, of course, but in its own special way. Karlette is a "tape-style" delay with a ludicrous user interface and an almost unusable sound; pretty good fun. Both are free as in your mom.

3. Starting to gear up for NAMM. I have nothing to add to that except to say that there will be knobs.


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Jan.09.2012 @ 2:12 PM
Knobs you will turn, or booth rats that are complete knobs? Both I suppose! I love that full on convention roar. It's a lot like some experimental noise music going around now, or a busy casino. It's a sound designed to rob the human mind of reason.

Jan.09.2012 @ 2:53 PM
I'm looking for knobs. Just a small box (not huge like the Mackie knob thing) with a bunch of knobs that send MIDI controllers. Something the size of a cocktail napkin with a bunch of knobs, MIDI out, done. Looks like the Doepfer Pocket Control would have been perfect, but they're gone.

Maybe linear faders if they're good quality. Not a Korg Nanokontrol, 100mm faders that send *MIDI controllers*. The closest I've been able to find are JL Cooper boxes, which cost $1000 for some reason.

So yeah, post your knob discoveries.

Jan.09.2012 @ 2:59 PM
Jeff, what about this?
link [lividinstrumentlr.ph...]

Jan.09.2012 @ 3:05 PM
Chris Randall
Easy to make one with the Highly Liquid MIDI boards, too.


Jan.09.2012 @ 6:16 PM
I owned that Lil Doepfer ... what bitch to change presets... flipped it for double on the bay. I was thinking that also lately though.. All the new boxes are built for DJ's looking to rule the world.

Jan.09.2012 @ 6:21 PM
I still wanna go Drehbank / Bomes route...
Warning with Bomes, you might as well shoot yourself in the foot if you plan on making music. You'd probably make music faster shooting yourself. Cause as close as Bomes gets... something... be it in your host, VST, hardware, will not talk to Bomes, destroying your idea of a custom controller you will rule the world with.

Jan.09.2012 @ 8:03 PM
thanks for all the updates.

Top rankin' ongoing product support.

Jan.09.2012 @ 10:16 PM
Duke Fame
I'm with knobs.

Jan.09.2012 @ 10:19 PM
Duke Fame
Seriously though, I'm in the same boat as synthetic as I wanted a small pocketable knob box for my Nord Micro and there is no current commercially available option. Thanks CR, that Highly Liquid board looks like the way to go.

Jan.09.2012 @ 10:20 PM
Chris Randall
I have two of them I keep meaning to do Something Interesting with. But then I get distracted by Something Shiny.


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