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#1 pat

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 03:35

The Boss DR 660 discussion has me curious... what standalone devices do you like for making sounds to bring into Renoise?

 

In particular I'm thinking of stuff that you use entirely away from the computer, and then export / record the audio later.

 

Fully standalone devices with export to SD would be awesome, or at least some kind of sequencer / projects for recording later.

 

Another possibility is something like a handheld recorder or a small multitrack recorder to record the output of these devices...

 

So – you're making some sounds away from the computer. How do you do it?



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Posted 28 January 2018 - 15:51

Lately I've been using my cellphone as my standalone for making things away from my renoise studio computer.
I'll build and render a chord progression in chordbot, open it in Caustic, then add drums bass organ etc, then from there put into renoise to record and add anything else (guitar vocals etc)

I found that I make more interesting rhythms for my ears in caustic than I do on renoise. I seem to take more chances.
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Posted 29 January 2018 - 00:31

Electric bass, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, vocals, violin, harmonica, Volca FM (a recent addition).


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Posted 29 January 2018 - 05:16

Milkytracker on a PDA ( it renders to SD ).

Sunvox and G-stomper on an android tablet.

Little Game Park Tracker on PSP...it has tables which are like phrases and a command for scanning a short loop through waveforms ( play loop offset ), but apart from that its a pretty cheap and old school tracker.

Caustic on android has a module called 8-bit synth which is interesting. Its a synth that creates oscillators from byte-beat formulas...I was going to use that but I couldnt get my head around the syntax for the formulas...without knowing what the formula means I keep on getting a bunch of out of time and out of tune arps and stuff. Looks like it would be awesome if I could understand what the formulas mean and write ones with no pitch change, only timbre change.

Korg Pandora PX4 for practising guitar with headphones.

Korg minkaosspad2 just for fun...putting effects over single tracks from milkytracker.

Yamaha PSS-280 for the most cheap and lame of live jams.


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Posted 30 January 2018 - 23:00

+1 to some of the ideas above -- I like making chord progressions in Chordbot for Android, and scratching out music in Caustic's many nice tools.

 

I'm also playing a lot with DRC synth, which is cool because you can easily transfer your sounds from Android/iOS to desktop VST/standalone. About to pull the trigger on buying it. 

 

Also, I want to put in a plug for Oval Synth, an amazing emulation of a hang drum for Android/iOS. You play a small set of "steel drum" pads with your hands, and it's got a huge selection of sounds and effects. Endlessly inspiring. I can just press record and play, then export a wav to use in Renoise -- either as samples or as a live track. Great stuff. 


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Posted 30 January 2018 - 23:14

Electric bass

 

Been wanting to pick up a bass for years. My dad's a bass player, so no wonder  :guitar:

Been enjoying a lot of your recent tracks too, for the same reason.


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Posted 01 February 2018 - 01:42

Been wanting to pick up a bass for years. My dad's a bass player, so no wonder  :guitar:

Been enjoying a lot of your recent tracks too, for the same reason.

 

Thanks!

 

BTW, small anecdotal suggestion when selecting a bass guitar: avoid the ones that require a battery.    

 

I really like my  Ibanez GSR200, but it uses a 9-volt battery to power some built-in EQ thing.

 

I didn't notice this until after I had bought it; it never occurred to me that a bass would need a battery.  

 

Now I am wiser. 

 

The EQ thing is nice and all, but  hardly essential for my purposes (home studio recording, plugged right into the audio interface).   After much use I came to hear that it pretty much always made the bass too bassy, and I have to correct it in Renoise so it sits well in the mix.

 

The downside is that as the battery dies the overall sound of the bass changes, and you can't use it at all without a battery.  Which seems just stupid but there it is.  

 

Also, the battery cover uses screws.  

 

Or, it did, until I took them out and replaced them with duct tape, because I'm just an animal.

 

Bought some rechargeable 9-volts and a small charger, too.  I try to make sure I have a fresh battery if I'm doing any serious recording.

 

If I were really ambitious I think I'd open it up and see if I could require it to skip that EQ thing and any battery requirement.



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Posted 01 February 2018 - 02:57

I have a guitar that takes a 9V battery. It has active pickups. Active EMGs. I am pleased with the sound of them but I feel the same way about the screws. I hate it when a guitar or bass takes a battery ( which needs replacing every now and then ) and the backplate screws directly into the wood of the body of the instrument.


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Posted 02 February 2018 - 03:47

I've got synths and drum machines but I record those through an interface into Renoise or Reaper. The one thing I can take to-go for getting sounds to use is a Zoom H5 for field recordings or recording off-site synths or friends' gear. It's a pretty good field recorder, would recommend Zoom gear

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Posted 02 February 2018 - 13:11

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 07:55

I often create sounds with my hardware synths to create sample based instruments for Renoise.