electronic music technology appreciation thread


Might end up going for real money, but who knows, worth watching. They had a slightly mislabeled Nakamichi Dragon on there, a week or two ago, that did still go for lots of money.


I recommend the plugins from this website http://www.airwindows.com/

especially ToTape. Everything is free.

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I give to his patreon but you don’t have to


I have some of those, can’t complain even if I don’t think any have become personal go-tos


A few suggestions:

  • Like I said, ToTape is cool.
  • Capacitor is a set of really smooth hp and lp filters that I use a lot.
  • Console5 has become a standard during mixing. I have done blind tests with clients and friends and people consistently choose the mixes where I simply throw it on. It’s a system where you put the channel version of the plug on every channel and the bus version on your summing bus. There is an updated version that uses a different distortion algorithm but I haven’t tried it much yet.
  • Energy is an interesting high frequency eq that works best additively and technically only works as intended when used at 44.1kHz. It doesn’t use a linear phase algorithm so you can do a lot of boost without adding pre-ring.
  • DeRez is a bitcrusher with smooth controls that respond well to automation.

Yeah buddy!


o shittt

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uh ohhhhh

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If you’re already familiar with East Coast subtractive synthesis, the volca modular feels like it originated in The Upside Down, thus instantly evoking curiosity and experimentation, because unless you’re already initiated, the results can be less than intuitive.

yeah bruh

also, that verb


that looks kind of amazing

but watch me get obsessed with the volca drum





16 steps + chaining. BUT I realise now that I forgot to mention what ACT.STEP does. It enters a mode where you can turn on and off individual steps in the sequencer, per track. Effectively making the tracks different independent lengths. This way drifting polymeter rhythmical patterns appear, which do not loop as often. It’s one way to make patterns feel longer, and less loop like.



The only things I have been able to parse from the small bit of literature I’ve read is that there is some recall implementation and backwards compatibility. Anybody have the inside scoop?


Fuck an actual duck

If they nail this I think the entire world can quit retroing old gear


it’s been a minute but I’ve basically gone full hardware with an octatrack, gba micro running nanoloop and roland tb 03 with an erica synths acidbox 3 and empress zoia as a send chain all going into an Analog Heat

been working towards this setup for the better part of this year and I finally managed to sell off enough stuff to finish it! I’m very happy with this

the empress zoia is kind of amazing - modular but it actually works out of the box and it’s intuitive! and it has oscillators wtf? so it’s handling my reverb and ALSO sending cv to the acidbox for sync, which is something I didn’t expect one box to be able to handle

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I am kind of obsessed with this guy’s work now lol


Haha, pleased to hear that. It’s cool to get new stuff directly from the inventor. Wish he had the resources to make just basic UI’s though. He just released a new variant on his modulated delay called Vibrato. Looks pretty sick.

I’ve taken a break, mostly, from DAW work after a bit of a traumatic crunch job but look forward to some experimentation with the new Biquad filter and its variants.


I’ve told my bosses at inMusic to straight up buy the man and all his wares (so we can put them, UI’ed up, in MPC or whatever - hey, it’s Linux-based after all) several times at this point


Wow, had no idea you work there. In a past life I worked in MI press and probably met some of those bosses.

All his stuff is licensed through MIT open source so I believe they would not have to buy as long as they give attribution. Plus, everyone who has the plugins has the code, right? I don’t know how that stuff gets handled these days but hey, if he can get a big check, he deserves the shit out of it.


electronic music technology appreciation:
it’s perfect
it’s $2700
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