I opened up reaktor for the first time in a long time, and was instantly reminded why i never mess with it haha! Too many brain needed. I wanna make things sound bad quickly not via hours of meddling with software.
Massive ups to @knobgoblin, he doesn’t talk about it on here bc he’s a humble weeny n such, but me and @_ronzlo got a small glimpse at what he’s been doing with this shit and its nutty.
I agree, its amazing but for me I keep finding new stuff to do with the limited gear i have on hand. Earlier i was trying to run my volca beats through my microbrute to use the brute’s filter, and i found out you can push the line in gain via a tiny pop-out knob on the back of the unit to absolutely saturate and overdrive the sound, even more fun when fed back into the circuit via some patch cables and sound card re-routing hehe. That whole experience was very organice, a nice change of pace for me bc im constantly doing shit on the computer
Edit: to clarify, I think what i mean is that I can’t personally get the same experimental vibe by looking at the screen, with hardware (in my set up) im a caveman, like, hmm this plug is the same size as this hole, lets try it, hmm this staticy noise is coming through but low, lets push it to full volume!
I do plenty of experimenting in my daw with routing and effects, but they are almost two fully separate mindsets for me. The DAW being an arena for sample mangling and my hardware an arena for making something come out of the end of the chain.
(and im not discrediting Reaktor, im just not fully ready to tackle it perhaps and more likely, I’ve not really have had a ‘need’ to)
@cyclopian is right - @Knobgoblin’s algo patches are fucking amazing. They live and breathe and lull and jar. Magic.
Re: Dadamachines - there’s a shit ton of possibilities tbh: taking all of your pots, pans, kettles, etc. and having them play midi breaks in the hallway with a live mic… the Lego adapter one was really interesting since Lego’s already sort of a plug n’ play form factor - you could rig up mad Rube Goldberg instruments for days with your niece/nephew/sibling/cousin’s set.
IWatch as Derk takes you through a varitable time machine of poorly timed products. They are missing the mark by a decade or so on each one. Poor tascam
Imagine if they put together a modernized portastudio 4 track cassette reissue with some modern features like a USB audio out. Would be quite popular I’d imagine. Instead they are putting out a cassette deck/cd player combo LOL
Pro Tools is the shit. The s3 is like a tiny d command, very good for a proper
home studio, editing suite or post pro house.
Eyeing a Juno 60 right now, but I want midi in it and the asking price is already €1400.
Maybe I will just get a minibrute or bass station 2. Fraction of the price and I won’t
have to muck about with mods.