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Old 27-02-2016, 11:57 PM   #81
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Re: "Defining gear" - gear that changed your way of making music

I started out on guitar, so most game changing gear would have been Boss rc-2 loop station. This introduced me to loop based composition which is the basis of everything I do now. I've since upgraded to the rc-300 and run guitar, hardware synths/samplers/drum machines through it instead of software looping.

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Old 29-02-2016, 05:21 PM   #82
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probably my Yamaha QY-70. Before that everything kinda felt like work...sitting at a computer for hours hating the workflow of any daw. The only alternative being recording on the 6 track sequencer on my Yamaha DJX. But with the 70 I can go anywhere and work on stuff. I don't have to be chained to a computer desk. I'm more productive now and I actually enjoy making music.

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Old 10-03-2016, 08:57 AM   #83
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My biggest improvement for me so far has been getting Yamaha HS monitors.
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Old 10-03-2016, 03:35 PM   #84
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My biggest improvement for me so far has been getting Yamaha HS monitors.
Agreed, it's not any synth or anything but getting the hs5's has been great, easier for long periods of time on the are than headphones and they sound better as well!
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Old 11-03-2016, 10:52 AM   #85
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Ableton Push changed my workflow entirely

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It wasn't my first piece of hardware but the ESX (Electribe Sampler) totally changed how I made music.
Relic, I was wondering if you had any tracks or videos you made on the ESX? I would definitely love to see/hear them! Feeling a little neglectful of my ES1.
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Old 11-03-2016, 10:04 PM   #87
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does my intel 6 core and 64 gigs ram pc count because that.
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Relic, I was wondering if you had any tracks or videos you made on the ESX? I would definitely love to see/hear them! Feeling a little neglectful of my ES1.
Oh lord. Yes. Somewhere. I know there is an ESX video and I know I still have tracks, I'd just have to find them.


Pretty sure this is the only video I have of me using the ESX. It isn't all that is going on here. The ESX is being used mostly for drums I think, as that was my usual way of working.

I remember now, the ESX is doing that bell like, delayed percussion.

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Old 11-03-2016, 10:59 PM   #89
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Thanks, Relic. I really just need to record some live tweaking of mine to get out of the dead end of just creating loop after loop.
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Re: "Defining gear" - gear that changed your way of making music

I had an ES1 for a minute. It was a capable little machine. I really feel like if you pushed it you could easily get a whole song out of it. I don't know what your budget might be like but the new ES2 is pretty wicked. I'm kind of just using mine as a rack sampler/basic synth right now, but it has some interesting tricks up its sleeve.

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Old 14-03-2016, 12:02 PM   #91
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For me the beyrdynamic DT990 Pro has been really amazing for creating electronic music. They are also great for using for longer times and do not give too much ear fatigue.
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Old 18-03-2016, 09:46 AM   #92
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strymon deco, especially on the drums (nord drum 2). more saturation on kicks and snares and not so much on other percussive sounds.
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Old 18-03-2016, 11:21 AM   #93
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A slow Ass 1,2ghz Athlon , Mouse , Keyboard and FL 6 "from a Friend" :mayonesa: GEAR?! Tzzz, I was po... I couldn“t afford the "o.r." Today is another Story.
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I mean...for the vast majority of us, I assume, the computer has been the one instrument that has changed the way we make music the most. Seriously, the possibilities with DAWs are almost endless.
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I don't like daws, I like modulars and random gear,even mixer feedback is more interesting, can't make generic techno with that... well I guess you can do almost anything with almost anything.

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my new novation launchpad mini, portable, easy to use, and very well built, makes it easier for my boring ass live stuff at my friends houses.

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Re: "Defining gear" - gear that changed your way of making music

First game changer was Ableton + Push combo. really intuitive and simple although even too simple.

Octatrack was second and more important game changer, when I finally learned and mastered it (the proccess seems never ending tho) it changed the way I make music and think about music. My thinking has become more and more elektron, when I picture sounds and structures in my head I now picture them in the language of octatrack not anymore in the language of Ableton (which I mainly use only for recording to computer).
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Gibson Echoplex Digital Pro

changed my life. Forced me into feedback based looping. Most amazing instrument ever and still stands at the top imo because of the limitations and the direction it forces you in.

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Gibson Echoplex Digital Pro

changed my life. Forced me into feedback based looping. Most amazing instrument ever and still stands at the top imo because of the limitations and the direction it forces you in.
I've seen so many loopers change lives.

I have a buddy who's a brilliant songwriter but can't use a computer to save his life (he's 24, I have no idea wtf is wrong with him, haha). He plateaued out on his songwriting till I let him borrow my Line 6 DL4. It ain't the most sophisticated looper, but this guy manages to record these brilliant demos on his cell phone by looping synth, bass, guitar, and drum machines through the DL4 and his Fender Twin Reverb. It really blows my mind, haha.

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