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Re: LWL (looping with laptops) - multi-FX VST and compressor/limiter VST
Heh, we've gone from "needs to be one rackspace" to
"needs to use less CPU cycles..." We humans are so
silly. Since I'm not using it live it's probably OK
for me, but I think you'll have a hard time finding
decent reverbs that aren't resource hungry. That's
always been a problem. I've seen some hardware
accelators.. not sure how well they work but it may be
the answer to your problems:
of course, for that price you can get a very cool
multi effects processor. :)
--- Rainer Thelonius Balthasar Straschill
> Had a look at RMX Stylus at a friend's place. First
> thing I noticed is it's
> quite ressource-hungry (with regard to CPU load at
> least). Sadly, this is a
> k.o. criterion for me. Coming from playing a setup
> containing eight HU of
> rack space, a 24-ch/6 aux mixer with 4-band eqs per
> channel, three synths
> and a little bit of small stuff (Kaoss, DL4), I have
> to economize on CPU
> load to be able to work the way I want to work -
> with a system so complex
> it's able to do things I do not understand ;-).
> Battery (like all of NI's samplers) are a great
> choice for drum sounds
> because they include enough flexibility to further
> shape your static samples
> in a dynamic way.
> Now, again a question:
> On my quest for VST plugins (Windows!) that are not
> ressource-hungry, I'm
> a) for something like a multi-fx. Think of a
> FireworX in plugin form. Only
> real requirement: low CPU usage.
> b) a limiter. For my mains, so no clipping hits the
> Requirements: low CPU usage.
> c) a kind of dynamic processor that allows me to add
> more "punch" to a
> single track or submix. Requirements: extremely
> simple UI (I want to have
> one knob which works from "no processing at all" to
> "super overpunched"
> (think Marylin Manson "This is the New
> Shit"/Chorus). And low CPU usage ;-)
> Any ideas on this?
> PS: anyone using the Behringer BCR2000 fader box? I
> have a problem with the
> editor software - it won't transmit to the BCR
> (error msg. "It seems the
> controller is busy while transmitting $Re6" or
> something like it). Ideas,
> > -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> > Von: mark sottilaro
> > Gesendet: Dienstag, 10. Januar 2006 00:58
> > An: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
> > Betreff: Re: LWL (looping with laptops) -
> > drum sequencer
> > I'm having a great time composing drums using
> > It's pretty brilliant and since it's just a
> sample player
> > that sits inside a sequencer that I already know
> as an .au
> > (Digital Performer) Simple but so much more
> effective than
> > working with any drum machine I've ever used...
> > sometimes I do long for a quick pattern based
> interface... GURU maybe?
> > Also... what is Stylus exactly? Hard to tell from
> > site... seems like premade grooves you mix
> together in some
> > way? I'm actually looking for something like
> > Something that's FAST for creating a quick groove
> to loop to.
> > I hate when I spend an evening making drums only
> to find
> > I've not touched a guitar and it's time to go to
> bed. I'm
> > often just wanting fast good drums that A) change
> like a song
> > (or can be quickly made to do so) and B) will give
> me clock
> > out for my Repeater.
> > Will Stylus RMX do the trick? I don't care if
> it's very
> > "preset" as I have lots that isn't.
> > Mark
> > --- Per Boysen <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > On 7 jan 2006, at 18.46, Rainer Thelonius
> > Straschill wrote:
> > >
> > > > Now I would be looking for something like a
> > > MIDI-controllable drum
> > > > pattern sequencer as a VST (or Live! plugin).
> > >
> > > iDrum is good and not very expensive if you have
> a OS X Mac. It's
> > > basically a pattern/song sequencer with built-in
> drum sample player.
> > > A more advanced thing, of the same kind but far
> more advanced
> > > regarding experimental options, is GURU (Wind
> and Mac).
> > Both iDrum and
> > > GURU has a built in "groove feel modulator"
> > > inspired by the
> > > legendary MPC-60. While these two can run their
> own sequnces,
> > > organized in "pattens" and "songs" the Stylus
> RMX also have
> > a unique
> > > sound but now built in sequencer. You have to
> drive RMX with MIDI
> > > sequences (which is also possible with iDrum and
> GURU). RMX
> > has some
> > > interesting random scriptiing and effect
> processing options.
> > >
> > > Ableton Live already has a good Drum Sample
> Player built into the
> > > software: Impulse. MIDI sequences to drive the
> drum kits has to be
> > > dropped into Live slots on a track that is set
> to feed the Impulse.
> > >
> > > I can't answer for external MIDI editing options
> as you're requests
> > > are not very detailed. You will have to go to
> each products
> > manual to
> > > check out if it will let you do what you have in
> mind. As far as
> > > changing patterns on the fly I'm sure four will
> let you do
> > that. Go to
> > > the manufacturers web pages and watch the
> > > At least
> > > Spectrasonics and FXpansion has excellent demo
> and tutorial videos.
> > > These apps all have their own unique sound -
> even the cheap
> > iDrum - so
> > > it's hard to recommend anything unheard.
> > >
> > > Greetings from Sweden
> > >
> > > Per Boysen
> > > www.looproom.com (international)
> > > www.boysen.se (Swedish)
> > > ---> iTunes Music Store (digital)
> > > www.cdbaby.com/perboysen
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
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