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Terminal Gear Thread

PostSun May 03, 2015 4:26 pm

Ive had this idea for some time now, if any of you guys fancy sharing some pics of your musical tools I think it will give the rest of us a great dose of inspiration to make new music :) First pic Im sharing is Crumar Performer, an old analog synth that I tried playing today, sounded lovely, reminded me of BoC a bit.

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Re: Terminal Gear Thread

PostSun May 03, 2015 8:46 pm

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little cold box for white noise dreams, with a little korg montron make some lfo basslines or rynthms with granular sounds
Little sample about how work :
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Re: Terminal Gear Thread

PostTue May 05, 2015 10:49 pm

Think I posted this before, but the setup hasn't really changed since I took it a year or so back (well except it's been squeezed into my small bedroom rather than the lounge for the two days I had it set up here)

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From front to back - Ableton Push, Studiologic Numa Piano, Vaio Laptop running Ableton, and in the background metering from Izotope Meter Bridge.

Alas I'm mainly a software man, but have always tried to make it sound as analoggy/hardware-like as possible.
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Re: Terminal Gear Thread

PostWed May 06, 2015 3:09 pm

fun thread!
i have no smartphone so getting pics online is a chore but i'll find the time to make an entry one of these days :)

mcpete....looks like you would have a hard time reaching your laptop with that setup?
i would love some kind of dedicated desk made for this task (though, money)

similarly i have my PC keyboard sitting on my desk and my midi keyboard in front of that - and it stinks to have to reach over whenever i need to hit a key on the PC keyboard

how do you like those monitors? i almost got those but ended up with krk rockit 5's which i like much though i surely am missing some bottom end which adds a bunch of mixing guesswork :roll:
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Re: Terminal Gear Thread

PostWed May 06, 2015 9:48 pm

Yeah it was a completely impracticable setup precisely due to not being able to reach the lappy :) Though for just jamming and sketching ideas the workflow with the Push means it's not really too necessary: I've a USB extension lead and sometimes I compose stuff whilst laying in bed with the laptop on the other side of the bedroom - perfect :) The common setup for me is my laptop on a computer desk, the monitors on stands behind it and then the midi keyboard and/or push on top of my bed just to the right of me

So this in front of me - https://vine.co/v/MBmpu1IwQMV
then this to the right of me - https://vine.co/v/O6uDA2ZTZ66

The monitors are OK - quite good starter model though nothing particularly spectacular, I just wanted an upgrade from the crappy computer speakers I had! I live in a flat with thin walls & ceiling connecting me to the other flats so I can't turn it up very loud at all (for obvious reasons), so I didn't really need anything with too much power - just a nice clarity. I always mix everything though my reference headphones (AKG 701s) anyway so it's not really an issue - you're not really meant to mix on 'phones but I always find the clarity that much higher and unsympathetic meaning I have to work harder to make it sound good !
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Re: Terminal Gear Thread

PostWed May 06, 2015 10:32 pm

what is that "in front of me" tune??? :)


yeah i composed my whole tune via the headphones but got the monitors once i read everywhere to not mix via headphones lol

might need a sub or something some day idk
but that would be a million miles down the road

money *sigh*
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Re: Terminal Gear Thread

PostWed May 06, 2015 10:43 pm

seedy wrote:what is that "in front of me" tune??? :)
Apparently it seems I never actually gave it a name, the only way I just found it was from the date I poosted that Vine ! It never actually evolved beyond a 30 second loop, though I may revisit it some time to make an actual full track. One day. Maybe.
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Re: Terminal Gear Thread

PostThu May 07, 2015 12:05 am

well....it caught MY attention!



so, offtopic......i just noticed that the little avatar icon thing next to my bookmark in chrome for this site is now a soundcloud icon?
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Re: Terminal Gear Thread

PostThu May 07, 2015 1:00 pm

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https://lmms.io/ all controlled for dual midikey-step seq on that screen, pc´s linked bridge windows as server or second act for jams, with support from Pandemonium (Thanks my friend)
No much PC hardware tools, i´m more into learn to take electronic machines bent world, circuit bent toys for me is the top
of the shitty things that i can´t resist trying about , this is 1 little shit made time ago ...

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Re: Terminal Gear Thread

PostThu May 07, 2015 1:14 pm

I literally barely vaguely remember helping Tito with his equipment :)

But yeah, I probably just gave him guidance and links with tutorials... I don't really count that as a direct help... probably...

Anyway, I've given tutorials to a few guys here, I've probably mentioned a few times, I have access to TONS of tutorials for just about AnyThing, especially if it's connected with IT, music, hardware, software... If you guys need anything feel free to ask :)
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Re: Terminal Gear Thread

PostThu May 07, 2015 1:17 pm

Was about connection bridges on windows 7 or 8 conversation into xmas bro,and no much as only little request about how connect both with lan no much(into an xmas conversation,nothing more than few fine words about lan wire all was ok)

Ah, i must say my laptop screen was down and is the quest that i connect to extrenal monitor for laptop, and another tower pc is support to that and connceted with tv screen , is a fucking jungle of wires and connections before put music tools
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Re: Terminal Gear Thread

PostThu May 07, 2015 6:52 pm

pande - any tutorials you can provide on building your own PC would be great

talked about it soooo long ago and sadly that purchase is still nowhere in sight but.....can't hurt to have the info now and prep myself for whenever that glorious day might come!
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Re: Terminal Gear Thread

PostThu May 07, 2015 8:06 pm

seedy wrote:offtopic......i just noticed that the little avatar icon thing next to my bookmark in chrome for this site is now a soundcloud icon?
weird
Yeah the 'favicon' (that icon by the bookmarks) seems to have a mind of its own - It went through a period of having the Wordpress icon a year or so back !

Tito: What's the apps you've got running on your PC screen - is it some sort of midi host thing, see lots of sliders and things !
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Re: Terminal Gear Thread

PostThu May 07, 2015 8:19 pm

i thought ronxto said he uses garageband but i'm likely wrong ha

yeah now that i think of it that icon thing was the same as my Microsoft Outlook before it changed
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Re: Terminal Gear Thread

PostThu May 07, 2015 9:39 pm

seedy wrote:pande - any tutorials you can provide on building your own PC would be great


Yeah I remember the talks...
The point is - there is no uniform tutorial for building your own PC.
You have to follow the tech and know what is what, which generation of parts is best-buy in the moment and so on...

- I do this on a weekly basis since it's like my second job - I've built more than 2000 PCs :) everything from $500 standards to $6000 beast towers, workstations, mini-servers and servers.

Long story short - just tell me what your budget is when the time comes, what are your preferable web-stores for parts, what will you use the PC for in general -- and I'll build you a best-buy machine in a day.

- If we're talking about assembling the whole thin -- no worry, there are YouTube tutorials for every part you'll buy, so we'll cover that too.

PS - while you compile the budget, try some practice here:

https://www.pugetsystems.com/configmenu.php

http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/build-your-own-pc/

https://www.centrecom.com.au/buildpc

- for every part you don't know what's it about - use Wikipedia :) - or just PM me :)
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