In order to celebrate the return of the blog, I’ve decided to go through all of my gear, unit by unit, and write a quick review of each one. This allows me to catalog everything I have, as well as give an impartial review of each module.
I use everything frequently, and paid for everything myself so hopefully this is enough to differentiate me from the huge amount of fucking shills on the internet.
In general I don’t believe anyone’s reviews of gear for two reasons:
- All these motherfuckers are in someone’s pocket.
- None of these dudes actually use the things for music production. And even if they do, they are only interested in recreating the latest bullshit sound.
I’ll do the first review tonight and hopefully manage two or three per week until everything is done. There’s some weird and unusual pieces so hopefully I can offer support to others that have the same gear.
I’ll do instruments first because that seems like a good place to start, then move on to effects, then utilities (interfaces and the like). I’ll also be making audio captures of everything, just simple patterns and chord progressions. I’ll try and work something out so that each module is playing back the same patterns.
Everything will be recorded on a MOTU 24I/O at 44.1Khz 16bit, with no additional processing. Files will then be converted to MP3 with LAME 3.100 @ V0 preset. I can upload .wav files, but I really don’t see the need. Let me know if you disagree.
Oh wait, I think I may be able to do flac with HTML 5 – I’ll check that before abandoning the idea of lossless uploads.