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Re: NiftyKEYZ

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Arpangel wrote: Sat May 14, 2022 7:37 am

You’re not wasting modules with your remedial playing, they are wasted anyway, in my view, using a keyboard.

That's kinda the way I feel about it, as well -- but there's something to be said for mixing a traditional keyboard with the sound sculpting abilities of modular, which are formidable.

If I had the space, and the ability, I would probably have something like this in my arsenal because it gives you a TON of versatility: you can play it like a traditional subtractive synth, or ignore the keyboard and patch it more West coast style. It would be a doodle to take to gigs, and you could load up a semi modular for your default, something like a Mother-32 or Deckard'c Voice ...

Crap, I think I just sold myself on getting one of these! :D
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Did someone mention Deckard's Voice?
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Nice! :thumbup::clap:
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Re: NiftyKEYZ

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These wonderfully thought-provoking new synths are being released faster than I can decide whether to buy them or not :(

First the NiftyKEYZ, and now the Soma Terra.

Where will it all end?

(answers on a postcard please ;) )

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Re: NiftyKEYZ

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YashN wrote: Fri May 13, 2022 7:33 pm Modular isn't restricted in any way, but helping someone who is just starting with it to get into it in a sane way is not pointless.

You totally misunderstood our points here.


Sane? Modular? in the same breath? please.
I believe you can’t help anyone get into modular, apart from telling them how to plug in modules, and what a VCA does.
Everything beyond that is like taking the red pill, and I’m not in any way misunderstanding anything here.
Everything has restrictions, modular is no exception, "unlimited" by its very nature, imposes limitations, too many options, too many sounds, operational absurdities, that no sane person would put up with, that’s why I have a wall of modular.

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Arpangel wrote: Sun May 15, 2022 8:05 am
YashN wrote: Fri May 13, 2022 7:33 pm Modular isn't restricted in any way, but helping someone who is just starting with it to get into it in a sane way is not pointless.

You totally misunderstood our points here.


Sane? Modular? in the same breath? please.
I believe you can’t help anyone get into modular, apart from telling them how to plug in modules, and what a VCA does.
Everything beyond that is like taking the red pill, and I’m not in any way misunderstanding anything here.
Everything has restrictions, modular is no exception, "unlimited" by its very nature, imposes limitations, too many options, too many sounds, operational absurdities, that no sane person would put up with, that’s why I have a wall of modular.

:)

Indeed I've seen it! However it's not unlimited - it's restricted by the size of your cellar wall :lol:
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Folderol wrote: Sun May 15, 2022 8:15 am
Arpangel wrote: Sun May 15, 2022 8:05 am
YashN wrote: Fri May 13, 2022 7:33 pm Modular isn't restricted in any way, but helping someone who is just starting with it to get into it in a sane way is not pointless.

You totally misunderstood our points here.


Sane? Modular? in the same breath? please.
I believe you can’t help anyone get into modular, apart from telling them how to plug in modules, and what a VCA does.
Everything beyond that is like taking the red pill, and I’m not in any way misunderstanding anything here.
Everything has restrictions, modular is no exception, "unlimited" by its very nature, imposes limitations, too many options, too many sounds, operational absurdities, that no sane person would put up with, that’s why I have a wall of modular.

:)

Indeed I've seen it! However it's not unlimited - it's restricted by the size of your cellar wall :lol:

:D:D:D

Yes, it’s grown another cabinet, I’ve had to expand sideways, for two reasons, I can’t reach it, and it’s hitting the rafters, this is bad, really bad.
We have a very gifted young pianist staying with us at the moment, which is interesting, in a couple of ways, I’m having to give her the use of our piano to practice on, for hours every day, also, she wandered into the basement and saw the modular, and was very interested in it, even worse than that, my partner like she does, says "oh, he’ll show you how it works, won’t you?"
No "he" won’t, I’m not being held responsible for ruining the career of a future concert pianist, I can see the interview now, "I was well on the way to a promising career, and then I stayed at this mad house, full of these strange boxes full of flashing lights, and I was never the same again"
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Martin Walker wrote: Sat May 14, 2022 6:55 pm These wonderfully thought-provoking new synths are being released faster than I can decide whether to buy them or not :(

First the NiftyKEYZ, and now the Soma Terra.

Where will it all end?

(answers on a postcard please ;) )

Well my next postcard has already arrived - here's the SOS Superbooth coverage of the Silhouette Eins Optical Synthesizer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTFwYBmcGoE

That's now gone onto my want list too 8-)

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Martin Walker wrote: Sun May 15, 2022 3:05 pm
Martin Walker wrote: Sat May 14, 2022 6:55 pm These wonderfully thought-provoking new synths are being released faster than I can decide whether to buy them or not :(

First the NiftyKEYZ, and now the Soma Terra.

Where will it all end?

(answers on a postcard please ;) )

Well my next postcard has already arrived - here's the SOS Superbooth coverage of the Silhouette Eins Optical Synthesizer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTFwYBmcGoE

That's now gone onto my want list too 8-)

Martin

I’m second in the queue Martin, it’s even got my name on it!

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Martin Walker wrote: Sun May 15, 2022 3:05 pm Well my next postcard has already arrived - here's the SOS Superbooth coverage of the Silhouette Eins Optical Synthesizer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTFwYBmcGoE

Wow, that's very impressive work indeed. I also really like the way the rotary controls are positioned over the monitor and interact with the software!
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Eddy Deegan wrote: Sun May 15, 2022 3:29 pm
Martin Walker wrote: Sun May 15, 2022 3:05 pm Well my next postcard has already arrived - here's the SOS Superbooth coverage of the Silhouette Eins Optical Synthesizer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTFwYBmcGoE

Wow, that's very impressive work indeed. I also really like the way the rotary controls are positioned over the monitor and interact with the software!

I like it a lot, and I haven’t even heard it.
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zenguitar wrote: Sat May 14, 2022 3:15 pm Did someone mention Deckard's Voice?
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Stunning layout! How do you like Deckard’s voice?
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