I've been loving delving into Alto and Virta and the Soundplane.
I have a big nasty plastic PC dedicated just to Madrona.
I'd love to chat with anyone about techniques to CALM the storm that is Aalto as i'm struggling to make expressive, warm and subtle sounds (to be performed soley by the Soundplane) and would love any advice and discussion.
Spending half a day looking through our shared sounds, I did notice that they're almost all harsh, noisy, machine-like and random… one was a hilairous trap: a gently named but offensive wall of noise (you know who you are hah! Well played, sir).
All good news to my brainium. After decades of Mac i'm looking at buying a Surface Pro, just for live performance with all of the Madrona Things and also for my illustration job.
Has anyone out there had any experience with the entry level Surface Pro and Kavio? Reliable?
Amazing! Thankyou. I cant wait to go straight to the old moogs with this puppy!
I cant foresee any changes I would make during performance; just a little knob tweakery at the synth and of course peoples perception of ALL THAT IS REAL. Hahaha. No?
Still excited about Splane to CV!
Any updates on this?
Was wondering if there's any possibility of bypassing running a modular synth or a laptop (eg: could load custom calibration data to the module via an sdhc card!).
We were music-geeking up here tonight and all want to get back to performing without cables and extra processing things. That'd be the dream; To perform with the Soundplane; directly controlling an Analogue module or synth without the need for any laptop action!
Love your work R! The soundplane certainly attracts attention!
Haha! Thats so good to know that The Master also experiences this! I quite like the challenge of techniquing out the quirks of a new instrument. Its like learning a violacello;). And I have also been attacking he edges with a little more velocity than other notes.
I am loving spending time with the SP (which I have yet to name), and creating SP specific Kyma instruments. An edge-offset could be handy..
But here's a brain fart: A workaround for me, would be to create a larger zone out of the two lower rows givng a two-row Y position and leaving the top three to the default 4ths. That could be epic! Thanks for responding, R.
So, so good. Randy, I tip my hat to you, sir! There should be an award for elite instrument makers, a few have started to spring up here in London but SP wins (hands down) for beauty and awesomeness and people saying, "what the hell is that?!".. Which we like!
So just a quickie: The extreme sides notes of my plane tend to offset touches inwards, playing ghost notes on the next row or note (row 1 and 5 triggers ghosts on 2 and 4).
I've had a good play every day this month and a hefty fiddle with the lowpass and thresholds. Have you any advice on calibrating this effect out? Should I play around the edges more for a while? Thanks for your hard work in these puppies!
THIS IS SO EXCITING!!
I have been looking for sinple ways to use SP with my Euro. Expert Sleepers does work but its a pain and I get few actual useable notes from it plus lappie is running far too many clients and cables now.. Specially since apple are trying their best to rid us of useful connections!
Oh man, a simple Euro Module with xyz outputs and a couple of offset knobs would be perfect. CV can be duplicated elsewhere. OSC is wonderful, Midi is a bloat. Loading up to three zone layouts and calibration on an sd card or nvram via the Soundplane client is all I imagine a euro person would really need! Cant wait to see how this turns out. :)!