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Re: Patch bay woes.

Postby ef37a » Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:26 pm

Oh! FF*&*^$£!

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Re: Patch bay woes.

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:29 pm

:lol: :bouncy: :lol: :bouncy: My thoughts exactly!
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Re: Patch bay woes.

Postby Arpangel » Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:35 pm

Come on folks, you’re missing a vital point, chopping and changing like this stimulates creativity, you can never work the same way twice...

:D :D :D
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Re: Patch bay woes.

Postby ManFromGlass » Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:40 pm

True in my case because I’m bad at documenting a setup, think another tweak or two will make things better (oops!) and couldn’t play the same thing twice if my life depended on it
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Re: Patch bay woes.

Postby The Elf » Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:46 pm

You know I've recorded half an album since you got your patchbays!? :lol: ;)
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Re: Patch bay woes.

Postby Arpangel » Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:48 pm

The Elf wrote:You know I've recorded half an album since you got your patchbays!? :lol: ;)

That’s the trouble Elf, I don’t "need" to record any, I’ve enough in my back catalogue to keep ten record companies happy for the next twenty years! I suppose my motivation isn’t what it used to be, and I don’t actually worry about wasting time at all, sorting the gear out is quite therapeutic, just like my car, I don’t actually drive it much at all, but just looking at it gives me a lot of pleasure.

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Re: Patch bay woes.

Postby The Elf » Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:40 pm

:thumbup:

At least now you know why many of us advised a digital mixer in the first place!
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Re: Patch bay woes.

Postby Arpangel » Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:02 pm

The Elf wrote::thumbup:

At least now you know why many of us advised a digital mixer in the first place!

Yeah :thumbup: I think it’s at least worth investing a modest amount in one, it’ll be an experiment, if it works it works.
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Re: Patch bay woes.

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:38 pm

Please, for the sake of all our sanity, don't just buy the first cheap digital mixer you see!

Do the research. Do the planning. Read the manual. Think carefully about what facilities you need and how your shortlisted digital mixers might work in your system and with your workflow requirements!

And more than anything, put the effort into learning how to use it properly before giving up as too steep a learning curve and chucking it out as unworkable!

Please...
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Re: Patch bay woes.

Postby blinddrew » Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:42 pm

Seconded!


Unless you buy something I want and decide to sell it on cheap. ;)
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Re: Patch bay woes.

Postby ManFromGlass » Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:48 pm

I don’t know about that approach -
The heart of the true improviser cannot be guided by logic! Just jump in - sink or swim.
Ooops did I just say that out loud?
I think I’m about to be banned. . . . . . . . :wtf:
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Re: Patch bay woes.

Postby Arpangel » Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:53 pm

ManFromGlass wrote:I don’t know about that approach -
The heart of the true improviser cannot be guided by logic! Just jump in - sink or swim.
Ooops did I just say that out loud?
I think I’m about to be banned. . . . . . . . :wtf:

As "my councillor" used to say, take the middle ground.....

Hugh and Mr Glass, you're both right.
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Re: Patch bay woes.

Postby Urthlupe » Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:26 pm

Arpangel wrote:Come on folks, you’re missing a vital point, chopping and changing like this stimulates creativity, you can never work the same way twice...

:D :D :D

:bouncy:

Love it..... gets my vote...

Loopy xx
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Re: Patch bay woes.

Postby MOF » Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:56 pm

Please, for the sake of all our sanity, don't just buy the first cheap digital mixer you see!
Arpangel’s a contrarian, you should have used reverse psychology.
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Re: Patch bay woes.

Postby Arpangel » Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:28 pm

MOF wrote:
Please, for the sake of all our sanity, don't just buy the first cheap digital mixer you see!
Arpangel’s a contrarian, you should have used reverse psychology.

I’m actually loath to spend anything, I’ve got my stuff sounding very good, no interference, even running on an extension block ( see house rewire thread)
I’m using my patch bays purely as totally unbalanced pedal and effect bays, all synths plugged into my Mackie, which feeds a few inputs of my interface, no problems so far, so I’m leaving well alone.
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