THE DREADED GEAR THREAD

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Residual / RT wrote: Sat Apr 09, 2022 1:35 pm
Schud017 wrote: Sat Apr 09, 2022 12:24 pm I'm looking for drum machines recommendations. I have a volca drum and it's not totally doing it for me. It'd be nice to have something with a little more oomph to it. I've real about the Roland TR 909 and Alesis SR16. Thoughts?
TR 909 is digital, fine machine if that's what you're after. SR16 is horrible to program.

I would get one of those Behringer 808's or 909's. Or maybe a drumbrute.
Those have been on my radar as well. Can you get a varied sound from the drumbrute? Easy to program? My brain is shit with menu diving.
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Arturia Drumbrute is super easy to get started and make beats immediately, chaining patterns takes a little bit of time to get used to but very easy after a little work. No menu diving but that means certain things have a specific pattern you need to do and push a few buttons to make it work. But right out of the box it’s excruciatingly simple to dial in a Godflesh beat and go off….
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I have a drumbrute impact and love it. Fm drum is an immense noise generator, built in distortion is cool, and its super easy to get going given the simple analog interface. It pairs with most pedals very nicely too. A few of the drum sounds are kinda weak but Ive gotten a lot out of it.
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It's only a kick drum, but the Vermona Kick Lancet is a beast of a machine.

https://www.vermona.com/en/products/dru ... ck-lancet/
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I'm currently eyeing a 360 Systems Instant Reply for $55. It looks like a capable sorta sampler for noise (and the like), but I dunno if it's worth it considering that it can't play multiple samples at once... Thoughts? Advice?
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Iv'e been using more basic set up Dod Death Metal / Boss Mt2 / Big Muff / Industry hazard Contact Mic sheet metal / recorded straight onto cassette recorder for that old school warm harsh feel analog clipping ... i see lot of yall use the sp404 had it for awhile might have to try to add to my setup
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Kenny wrote: Sun Apr 10, 2022 8:04 pm It's only a kick drum, but the Vermona Kick Lancet is a beast of a machine.

https://www.vermona.com/en/products/dru ... ck-lancet/
I've seen that one around a few times. Can it get a pretty varied sound?
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thatonekidatshows wrote: Mon Apr 11, 2022 9:55 am I'm currently eyeing a 360 Systems Instant Reply for $55. It looks like a capable sorta sampler for noise (and the like), but I dunno if it's worth it considering that it can't play multiple samples at once... Thoughts? Advice?
I’ve never even heard of this thing before but looked it up. I personally would give this is a miss. No effects, no speeding samples up or slowing them down, and it’s monophonic. It also looks pretty large and heavy. If you just want to trigger samples, just get an Akai MPX8. Or even just use your phone’s headphone out jack.
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Atrophist wrote: Wed Apr 13, 2022 3:53 pm
thatonekidatshows wrote: Mon Apr 11, 2022 9:55 am I'm currently eyeing a 360 Systems Instant Reply for $55. It looks like a capable sorta sampler for noise (and the like), but I dunno if it's worth it considering that it can't play multiple samples at once... Thoughts? Advice?
I’ve never even heard of this thing before but looked it up. I personally would give this is a miss. No effects, no speeding samples up or slowing them down, and it’s monophonic. It also looks pretty large and heavy. If you just want to trigger samples, just get an Akai MPX8. Or even just use your phone’s headphone out jack.
mpx8 was the worst piece of equipment i've ever used. it crashed if you tried to play a longer sample, officially it supports samples up to 30 seconds but i could only make it play under 10 second samples without crashing. waste of time.

Teenage Engineering PO-133 is similar but actually works.
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Residual / RT wrote: Thu Apr 14, 2022 4:55 am
mpx8 was the worst piece of equipment i've ever used. it crashed if you tried to play a longer sample, officially it supports samples up to 30 seconds but i could only make it play under 10 second samples without crashing. waste of time.

Teenage Engineering PO-133 is similar but actually works.
I’ve heard of similar problems before. Absolute Key uses one apparently w/o problems, and Akai keeps assuring they’ve fixed the problems,

But yeah, not having used one myself (I should have made that clear to begin with) I guess I might as well retract that advice,

I should look into that PO, I actually am in the market for something like this myself.
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Addendum:

If a monophonic sampler is enough, the Microgranny is great. That one I do have actual experience with. Super gnarly and lo-fi. The only downside is the rather complicated system for storing, playing, up/downloading samples. It takes a minute or two to wrap your head around it, but it’s definitely doable still.
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Typical setups for me. Old dod distortions/dfx94 and a boss peq 3b with sound sources/mics whatever and a feedback loop usually split from the middle of my pedal chains. Any recommendations for new pedals that make things weirder in feedback loops? Do all ad/da pedals suck the life out of a feedback loop or what?
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Any recommendations for devices & microphones for capturing insect recordings? Definitely thinking more towards the $$$ level of cost than $$$$.
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Decided to dabble in making some noise for the first time and picked up a Behringer UB1202 for $40. Going to play around with that for a little before getting something nicer.
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I have a 6u synth rn. it's ok, need to sell the miasma for a better switch if I'm really gonna enjoy using it
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mouthofinfinity wrote: Thu Apr 28, 2022 4:06 pm Decided to dabble in making some noise for the first time and picked up a Behringer UB1202 for $40. Going to play around with that for a little before getting something nicer.
Do you need something nicer? I have a Xenyx 802, had it for years and years and have used it on all of my releases. Great little mixer and cost me 20 bucks used.
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Does anyone have any experience using Cold Gold contact mics?
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Schud017 wrote: Sat Apr 09, 2022 12:24 pm I'm looking for drum machines recommendations. I have a volca drum and it's not totally doing it for me. It'd be nice to have something with a little more oomph to it. I've real about the Roland TR 909 and Alesis SR16. Thoughts?
ancient question but i just bought an elektron analog rytm and it's the ultimate drum machine. quite extensive synthesis for a drum machine and samples for each track, so you can layer a sample and the synthesis sound per track. it's amazing honestly, i put hr-16 samples and then tweaked the synths sounds and it's like a unique alesis drum machine lost in time now. same goes for classic 808 and 909 stuff, you can add synthesis on top of the samples and just make it into something completely new but still familiar. and also the FX are quite good, two LFO's that can be directed to anything (LFO modulating sample bit reduction coupled with reverb is really great) and the sequencer is naturally best in the game.

MK. 1's cost like 600-700 euros which is honestly a steal.
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thatonekidatshows wrote: Sun Mar 27, 2022 10:08 pm I just picked up a Quadraverb. I have mixed feelings about synthetic reverb in noise music, but maybe this could reveal some interesting sonic territory to me. Just messing around to become acquainted with it (having not yet read the manual), though, I got some neat sounds, so we'll see what happens.
I have a soft spot for all the old Alesis reverbs. I still have a Nanoverb, that I use sometimes in feedback loops. You can do really weird shit using the midi in on the Quadraverb. Autechre used one almost as its own instrument.
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I've often considered buying a Nanoverb again just for its glitchy delay buffer. Tweaking a heavily distorted signal's delay time made for really interesting sounds.

Never used their other verbs, though I have an Akira with MIDI functionality and have gotten some cool effects using the XY controller in FLStudio to wildly swipe across parameters.
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