Monthly Archive for: ‘December, 2010’

Traktor S4 – Long term use

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Well, I’m not totally sure I’m going to sell it yet, but it’s definitely something I’m considering.  I have a feeling we’ll see an update around Winter NAMM, so I’m waiting to see how responsive NI is to user requests before I make up my mind.  If I do sell, likely somewhere around $799. As for it being a love …

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You have gas

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GAS, what most musicians know as Gear Acquisition Syndrome.  That never-ending feeling that you have to have the latest and greatest in gear to make your music better.  It’s something we all struggle with, and it can be both a blessing and a curse. There’s no denying that new gear helps trigger fresh bursts of creativity, just the mere fact …

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Laptop, I love you, I hate you.

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First up, if you haven’t seen the new teaser for the Elektron Octatrack, it’s definitely worth a look: Obviously I’m a huge Elektron fan already (owning a Machinedrum and Monomachine, as well as moderating the Elektron-Users.com forums), so I’m interested in the Octatrack a lot.  Thinking it might let me use all hardware again to play live, leaving behind Ableton …

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Timeless tips

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I was going through some old archives of mine, and I ran across a list of my top ten pieces of production advice, something I had written years ago.  Struck me that I probably wouldn’t change anything even after all this time. 1. Less is almost always more.  Turn down the effects, back off the compression, use less EQ and …

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And… done. Or is it started?

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Well I finally got around to setting up my own blog, something I’ve been wanting to do for too long now.  The main intention is just to get some discussion going on mostly music-related topics, though who knows where it will lead.  Same rules as all the forums I help run: no religion, no politics, and no flaming/trolling.  Act like …

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