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alfonso

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  1. Hello, for the second time, after a first under warranty repair, the mode toggle switch in my Freeze pedal stopped selecting the latched mode. I opened the unit and found a very cheap switch that I would like to attempt to change with the help of a friend with a much better one, I can't wait for servicing times abroad, the warranty is ended and I really need a better thing. It is a model named Q22, but I'm not able to find the exact specs. Could anyone give me some hint on what to get? Thanks. Alf.
  2. I make ambient music too, but not that minimalistic...at least not always, I like evolving music.
  3. PCI Express should be the fastest and "broadest" data connection and hopefully less influenced by other devices....."should" because I haven't got anything yet on that format. The latency issues are, however, much dependent on the software part, the quality of the (ASIO mainly) drivers and the daw.
  4. In Craig's forum a nice guy, called MrKnobs, regarding some bit/frequency rates discussions, said that he had the most boring sound samples made for his profession, that are recordings of flat tires running on different pavements and similar stuff. Maybe as a joke I asked him for some samples of those files, and he sent me them, 4 cuts 16bits/44.1khz wave files. Then he commented that he found my request a bit strange.... I rapidly made a track, in which the only sound sources used are those 4 snippets of test recordings done by MrKnobs. I've transposed, frequency shifted, filtered, sequenced, delayed, frequency modulated and quite heavily manipulated those apparently flat and boring sounds. No other samples, no other oscillators, except for LFO modulation of filters and slow ramps for the FleXor sequencers. Everything in Scope, obviously. Field recordings by MrKnobs: www.alfonsodamora.it/Demos/OldAsphalt.mp3 www.alfonsodamora.it/Demos/ImpTube.mp3 www.alfonsodamora.it/Demos/PorousPavement.mp3 www.alfonsodamora.it/Demos/Concrete.mp3 The same stuff after a bit of work: www.alfonsodamora.it/Demos/On_The_Road.mp3
  5. I also posted this in Craig's forum but some different people gathering here so I post it here too...Something a bit different from me....a friend made this famous Jazz standard on a Rhodes piano through some nice effect and I added my self assembled Strat afterwards...it wasn't planned but it turned out that we both like it. The guitar goes straight to an Apogee MiniMe and from there to a Creamware (SonicCore makes and sells them now) Scope dsp audiocard, processed by a dsp plugin amp emulator that I'm building. So here it is!
  6. Leukemia today is not what it used to be 20 years ago. It has become very treatable a.f.a.i.k. and science has done giant leaps in this field. I hope with all my heart for the best and I will have a constant place in my thoughts for him.
  7. I love this alphonso. The perc sound is so cool. Like Jarre with voice. Nice. Thanks I'm pretty proud of that perc sound....I sampled an ancient Korg Minipops drum box, the one with the latin etc. patterrns, then I have cut them in single sounds and use them in a 8 parts drum sequencer made with a Scope modular..the cool thing is that I can make any pattern I want, add swing and most of all change the pitch (it's evident in the track), the envelope and process separately but it retains that analog flavor...
  8. Please let me know what you think of this sound. I don't usually make songs, this is a collaboration but all that's sounds, arrangement, engineering and a good part of music composition is mine. As the text written by this friend of mine is something pretty "zen" I went for a minimalistic arrangement and I tried to get a soft, peaceful, "suspended on air" atmosphere. http://www.alfonsodamora.it/L_E_B/les_jours.mp3
  9. Originally posted by beezdeez Alfonso, can you elaborate what you are talking about? Did you manage to use the Ebow with a pick? I'm confused, haha. LOL! of course not! If you read the small booklet that comes with it they suggest to use it for almost anything, also speed solos, but although possible, I don't like to miss the fast attack of a pick on every note in normal solos, so I just use e-bow in it's traditional way... Anyway, in my sig there is the link for my cd, if you check the tracks (there is also an hi quality mp3 button, it's worth because low fi sucks), youll find e-bow on electric in tracks 1,7 and 8 and on acoustic with slide in track 9 For some traditional picking and slide on acoustic check tracks 2 and 10.... (am I looking for feedback on it?...err i guess yes... )
  10. I used a lot of e-bow on my last cd, on electric, acoustic and also together with bottleneck. I wouldn't substitute a pick as the builders seem to suggest, I like attack on fast parts and I tend to pick all the notes, normally.
  11. Originally posted by Anderton Why do people spend any time whatsoever being interested in this kind of stuff? Because their life is incredibly boring.
  12. Amusing performance...it was tasty and musical, the risk of such situations is to be focused on showing the features only, with a boring effect on the audience... Regarding the dresses, what to say...I think it was a killer marketing idea (l.o.l.), the common man look with the dj attitude...the product is for everybody, everyone can have fun!
  13. I have a Boss adapter that's 200 mA, I would like to chain-feed (with the boss cable for multiple supply) a Boss tuner pedal, a Boss octaver and a Cry Baby (same polarity). Do you think the adapter is too weak or it's ok? Thx in advance
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