Greetings Mr. Ott
I recently took purchase of a beautiful Soundtracs Topaz, I'm really enjoying dialling in patches and sounds on my analog synths and getting all the fx sitting together live through the desk with no digital conversion.
I'm currently wiring up the FF800 outs to the tape in's on Topaz, so, I'm tracking my synths and stuff via the desk, even with some effects, printing via tape outs to AD/DA in. Then come mix down I return via the AD/DA to the Topaz tape in's. Then mix down on the desk with outboard etc and finally print the master to the DAW.
I'm curious about your method of working as my set up is similar to yours, I like to use ITB effects and editing plus soft synths and stuff, but also spend time working on synth and effects patches live in the analog domain. Am I going in and out of the converters to many times with my set up? Does it even matter? Which way do you tend to do things?
Many thanks and thanks for all the fish
I used to work just like you but these days I am set up a little differently.
I have the 24 analogue I/O on the three Firefaces set up as External Effects sends and returns in Cubase and connected to the line in/direct out of 24 channels of the desk. This means I can insert channels of my Soundtracs mixer directly into channels of my Cubase mixer and have the best of both worlds. I get the sound of the analogue EQ and outboard effects, hands-on control of faders but with plugins and the automation possibilities of Cubase.
Summing is done digitally. It works brilliantly and sounds fantastic.
Hey man, let me first express my appreciation for your work; I appreciate your work!
Jokes aside, i really do, I find inspiration in it, I just totally downright love it...
I just moved from Finland to the UK, or more eraborately; Bristol, in order to further my education within music production...
Now my question to you is as follows, would you be up for/able to let a human person, why not me, pay you a visit sometime, see how you work about in your studio for a day, and maybe learn a thing or two throughout the process.
Would be totally awesome, but I do understand if you wish for me to just keep it as my personal wet dream, however, I wish you all the best, and I can't wait to see you a tribe of frog in a couple of weeks!
(ps. I make great coffee!)
1. Any opinions on the band "Yes" ? Any favourite song or album? Think its rubbish?
2. Is there anything you can share about what we can expect from your new album? I saw you mentioned somewhere that you were tempted to possibly play with 4 x 4 beats again? (c:
3. Do you ever struggle with procrastination? Do you have som wise words on this subject?
Much love from Norway!