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#378553 - 12/18/13 04:20 AM Re: My name is Don and I'm a knob-twister [Re: DonM]
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It also helps people discovering how sounds in these instruments work..
It starts with, let me turn that knob and see what happens
And ends with, if i want my sound to change this way, i need to turn that knob..

( where mobs offcourse relate to parameters)
But it helps when you know what to expect when you change a filter cutoff parameter..
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#378556 - 12/18/13 05:28 AM Re: My name is Don and I'm a knob-twister [Re: DonM]
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Better to be a tweeker than a twerker!!!
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#378564 - 12/18/13 07:26 AM Re: My name is Don and I'm a knob-twister [Re: Bachus]
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Originally Posted By: Bachus
Twisting knobs...

In my opinion every totl arranger should have 4 free assignable knobs.. Its currently the most forgotten feature in arrangers..... For real time control purposes..


BK-9 has two sliders assignable to control any two insert effect parameters, and THREE sliders freely assignable to sound editing or tweaking while you play...
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#378565 - 12/18/13 07:32 AM Re: My name is Don and I'm a knob-twister [Re: DonM]
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These days I'm more of a mouse pusher than a knob twiddler. Sometimes I wish my Chroma Polaris still worked. Sigh....
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#378568 - 12/18/13 07:46 AM Re: My name is Don and I'm a knob-twister [Re: Graham UK]
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Originally Posted By: Graham UK
I'm also a big tweaker with Styles & OTS's. Nothing wrong about that, it's all about getting the board to sound as you want it...Then again the following day I'll possibly tweak the same thing again as ears seem to change day to day.
It also helps to get to know the ins & outs of the keyboard OS.


Graham,

Your going deaf that's why confused2

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#378581 - 12/18/13 09:07 AM Re: My name is Don and I'm a knob-twister [Re: Diki]
Bachus Offline
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Originally Posted By: Diki
Originally Posted By: Bachus
Twisting knobs...

In my opinion every totl arranger should have 4 free assignable knobs.. Its currently the most forgotten feature in arrangers..... For real time control purposes..


BK-9 has two sliders assignable to control any two insert effect parameters, and THREE sliders freely assignable to sound editing or tweaking while you play...


Nice... but arent those the same sliders to be used with track volume, organ drawbars, general arranger setting and much more depending on which mode you are in?

On top of that non motorized sliders are allways in the wrong position and as soon as you touch them the parameter jumps to the slider position...

Whhere as a knob is by nature allways in the right position (if they use the right type of knobs) and thats a huge difference for me..
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#378584 - 12/18/13 09:28 AM Re: My name is Don and I'm a knob-twister [Re: DonM]
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I'm more of a "I wonder how 'I've Got You Under My Skin' will sound as a bossa nova musician," then a tinker of knobs.
Maybe if I made the hundreds of dollars that DonM and Gary makes gigging, I'd tinker with the keyboard etc. But then how would I find time to play with, and walk little Gemma my puppy. What about time to watch Gunsmoke and Virginian on YouTube? There's only so many hours in a day.

Don, when do you golf and fish and watch Randolph Scott, Gunsmoke, Dallas, The Saints so on and so forth? Do you guys sleep with the keyboards too? Oops, sorry, the devil made me ask that.


Edited by brickboo (12/18/13 09:29 AM)
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#378586 - 12/18/13 09:48 AM Re: My name is Don and I'm a knob-twister [Re: DonM]
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Got the mic yesterday Paul. It's a great mic, but it is too hot to work on my keyboard. I can't turn the input down low enough to keep it from overdriving. I can run it through a channel on the mixer and then to the keyboard. That way it's still really hot but usable. That's just one of the great mics for which I don't have a use. It's an Astatic CTM-77 hand-held condenser mic if anyone is interested.
I fiddled with it for an hour again yesterday! I keep going back to my favorite: Sennheiser 855. I have two of those. smile
I also have Shure SM58, EV PL 84 (2), Behringers (3), some old EVs, Sampson Q7, AKG D5, Heihl hand-held condenser, CAD 189, and half a dozen Sampson R11s still new in the box and a couple more in my bag (I use these for guest mics. They are good mics and if someone bangs it up or even steals it I don't care.) I also have a couple of EV 767s that I can't find right now. But they are here somewhere! I know I'm forgetting some too.
The two on the way are one of Gary's headsets and a Samson Q8 I bought off Ebay for $28.! Supposedly it's an open-box special from a dealer. Best price I've seen elsewhere is around $100.
It will probably be for sale again soon. smile
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#378593 - 12/18/13 10:28 AM Re: My name is Don and I'm a knob-twister [Re: DonM]
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I had my Electro-Voice RE-15 for the longest time tucked away in storage at my uncle's house, while I was living in Newfoundland. I couldn't even remember what I had paid for it, but I remember buying it in Halifax, along with my second Leslie 147RV purchase (two Leslies are wicked!). I do remember the salesman telling me it was a very good microphone. This was probably the late 60's.

A few years ago, I get to talking with some guy in my buddy's recording studio about vintage microphones, and I tell him about my RE-15. He immediately wanted to buy it at a pretty decent offer, but I held on to it as I didn't need the money at the time.

I did a bit of research, and I find out that it is an extremely good microphone, both in it's day, and still very much today. I've seen them going for around $600-$800 on E-Bay. I also learned that it was a microphone used by Elvis for quite a few of his shows and some live recordings, and it's a fairly sought after mic.

Back when I bought it, I tended to buy the highest quality gear I could manage..my Yamaha MS-60S were quite expensive nearly 30 years ago at around $800 each, but it paid off as the microphone is still functioning (and looking) perfect, and so are my MS-60S.

Sometimes you really do get what you pay for.

Another mic I just sold a few years ago, a Shure SM58 was also a lovely performing mic that was every bit as rugged and reliable as the RE-15. I used it mostly when singing backup in a few of the bands I played in.

I'm sure there are better performing newly developed mics out there, and they probably cost less, but I don't know if they would hold their value as well as the SM58 and RE-15.

Ian
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#378597 - 12/18/13 11:46 AM Re: My name is Don and I'm a knob-twister [Re: DonM]
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Hiiiii Don. Don't feel bad. I've been a member of TA (Tweakers Anonymous) for many years.., and am constantly relapsing.
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