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Messages - Ekko
I used to like the Chem's mixalbum much, but only after I heard it a lot to get used to, Liams album is more detailed and as I might say, you get the same level of details and tricks that he also shows off in his own music. It's not comparable though, but I think you know what I mean.
I don't care if he cheated, you know, by putting it all together later on his Harddisk, it still is Prodigy.
I heard some poeple didn't like that, it obviously isn't respected too much. But I think one shouldn't mind, as long as you get a great result. And still it's his own work.
I 'love' the picture where he lies on the floor in the Dirtchamber, on that pillow, with that godlike SP1200 in front of him, all the vinyls beside. I'm really getting that mixing-mood when I'm having a look at that picture..
And yeah, I guess I know what you mean, I use to kinda feel that old spirit when I'm watching Leeroy dancing on the E-punks video.
Prodigy are very real I think, I don't know which band carries this "we are friends and don't pretend to be"-feeling as much as they do.
That's all I can say.
I got me the U. B&B 6 & 7 there, it's really worth the money,
but if you wanna get something in the likes -without the eBay-trouble and sometimes long periods of searching-
I'd suggest you the Prosamples Vol. 24 Breakbeat, Planet of the Breaks. You can get it at Best Service and don't worry, it also is produced by Zero-G (seems Liam is a fan of them, I can absolutely second that).
Ouh, the Megabass 1 is hard to find and trust me, it isn't that good. It was one of the first Zero-G sampler to be released. It wasn't that bad then, but nowadays, since we have things like "Chemical Beats Vol. 1" (Killer...) it's not worth buying that thing for much money.
Breakbeat-Sample-CD's mostly follow the simple rule "The newer the better".
Or, just sample the Ultramagnetic's and give them a little bit more pressure.
You mean the Jupiter Strings, you'll find them on every pieve of equipment using the Roland Sound Canvas- samplebanks.
Creative Labs sound cards for example use the RSC as well, Microsofts build in Synth-emulator too.
But the U-220 sound a little unique, due to the different architecture to the JD-990, for example. Same strings (you'll notice), but slightly different sound due to the different signal flow. Plus, Liam didn't use the Jupiter's dry, he putted some Chorus and Reverb on them, and he changed the attack-time.
(They sort of fade in), that's why they sound different.
I personally think, that the best sound of them is on Break and Enter. Very thin (in relation to Out of space) but very intense.
BTW, i'm not exactly sure what the differences are between v1.0 and v1.1, but they both are supposed zo work similar. I don't know what format it writes, though.
Then there's SMFW30, a small program giving you all kinds of utils like Wget, Wput, Wdir, delete, memo-edit, etc.
Unfortunately just a trial version - it can be used 10 times for free.
I found some disks on ebay, lately.
Sometimes people sell some disks per music mags.
And a keyboard amp is utter nonsense, instruments that need amps are instruments that have to be made equal to the impedance of the mixer their going in.
You might wanna use a pre-amp on keyboards though, if you have a kb that either has a weak max-volume or is broken and gets noisy when turned up louder.
A pre-amp looks is mostly a 19" studio-rack, like TL Audio, where you can insert and work with 4 signals at once.
They have no speakers.
Called pre-amps because they fit the i/o-impedances of mixers and instruments and they're often used as sound-shapeing tools. Good preamps are darn expensive and contain mostly valves instead of transistors. (Mindprint DTC is one of more known delicious pre amps..)
I'm not sure if liam still uses a 16-track-mixer..
Might be. Depends on how he works together with the other mixing guys on stage (FOH-mixer, getting the signals from Liam and making the sum for the audience out of it, and the monitor-mixer, who makes the monitor-mix for the band).
I really don't know how they work, but a good idea woul be:
Liam mixing stuff on 16 channels (where some tracks from the original studio-setup are combined), having FX and stuff in the inserts of the mixer, so he can filter and crank as he wishes, the mixer should be one, that has direct outs for every channel, those 16 channels are splitted into 2 x 16channels, so the monitor guy gets everything and the FOH-man as well, doing the final mixing.
Alekzander, what are your plans?
Are you thinking about a live-setup?
I would suggest having a good pc or better mac on stage or something that stores your single tracks (mackie-hd-system
But either systems are good, it depents on the setup.
MotU ain't as good with the drivers and seem to loose the market-war against DD, so, I would go for the D002R, as it's futerproof (as most of the ProTools-hw is) and the ASIO-drivers seem to be stable under Steinberg and Emagic Sequencers as well.
Although, you should ask for a definite answer about the driver-thing (name the salesman your sequencer and version
and he might be able to look the latest product-info up), cause sometimes the ProTools-stuff is a bit ... erm .. exhausting ...
(Mostly when trying to set up the ProControl onto Logic, the stuff without control-functions work together quite easily).
I have to say though, that I don't know too much about the 896.
I would just mail to them directly, asking about driver-support and what sequencers it works with, if there were common problems aso.
I'm trying to be here more often as well, sort of forgot this place a little..
Nice to hear you like your Karma!
I need so much money, I can't wait to get a job soon.
My wishlist is a never ending one...
Any tracks to hear?