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by Nelson Baboon
Wed Jan 26, 2022 11:23 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Carnatic music/instruments
Replies: 11
Views: 358

Re: Carnatic music/instruments

ah - in fact i just watched this video a little while ago, but i haven't picked up on all the names. it has Trichy Sankaran. Yeah - fantastic. and i love the instrument. didn't realize that konnokol was the spoken rhythm - which you mention above (duh). Some cool videos with that accompanying ghatam...
by Nelson Baboon
Wed Jan 26, 2022 11:18 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Carnatic music/instruments
Replies: 11
Views: 358

Re: Carnatic music/instruments

I did my Masters in composition under Trichy Sankaran, a mrdangam master who taught at York University in Toronto for decades and is a legend in Canada and also well-known back in India. He used to teach an undergrad course called South Indian rhythm theory which changed my musical life. His daught...
by Nelson Baboon
Wed Jan 26, 2022 11:10 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Carnatic music/instruments
Replies: 11
Views: 358

Re: Carnatic music/instruments

GuyaGuy wrote: Wed Jan 26, 2022 10:58 pm I’m more familiar with N Indian music but L Subramaniam is fantastic. Chitti Babu too.
some of those violin players are amazing. yes....don't know that shitty baboon. will have to research. I assume that you misspelled it..
by Nelson Baboon
Wed Jan 26, 2022 10:37 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Carnatic music/instruments
Replies: 11
Views: 358

Re: Carnatic music/instruments

hah - had i another life, i'd love to learn to play the veena. it does not look easy. And they are biggggg...but such a gorgeous sound, and amazing players. though not from the same region, i find myself a bit tempted to learn to play the oud. but i think that this would probably induce too much fru...
by Nelson Baboon
Wed Jan 26, 2022 8:04 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Carnatic music/instruments
Replies: 11
Views: 358

Re: Carnatic music/instruments

DeanG wrote: Wed Jan 26, 2022 4:54 pm I would recommend S. Balachander playing veena, some of the most soulful music on earth, and funky too!
didn't have much time, but listened to a little. it's pretty amazing, I agree. Will have to listen to more!
by Nelson Baboon
Wed Jan 26, 2022 9:31 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Carnatic music/instruments
Replies: 11
Views: 358

Re: Carnatic music/instruments

yikes. there must be people who play these on a chair, or stand of some sort. edit - fellow i'm chatting with in a carnatic music facebook group, whose friend makes these, told me that you can play in other positions also. (that would be kind of weird if you couldn't. though it does seem worthwhile ...
by Nelson Baboon
Tue Jan 25, 2022 10:43 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Carnatic music/instruments
Replies: 11
Views: 358

Carnatic music/instruments

I figured that this diverges enough from my frame drum thread, that i'd create a new one. i've been fascinated the last few nights finding videos of some of the amazing instrumentalists from Southern India. of course, any recommendations of people to check out would be appreciated. I find myself rea...
by Nelson Baboon
Sat Jan 22, 2022 3:51 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: $600 to spend at Guitar Center. What to get?
Replies: 9
Views: 365

Re: $600 to spend at Guitar Center. What to get?

Spend it all on extended warranties
by Nelson Baboon
Thu Jan 20, 2022 1:16 pm
Forum: OXI Instruments
Topic: OXI ONE - Powerful and expressive sequencer for DAW, MIDI gear and Modular rigs
Replies: 266
Views: 22211

Re: OXI ONE - Powerful and expressive sequencer for DAW, MIDI gear and Modular rigs

just wondering if there is any way of getting an approximate ETA for mine? I bought it fairly early on, I think? looks like I purchased on May 4..... i've gotten no communication. You didn't get any notification? We have posted every single step of the project on the INDIEGOGO page and also to our ...
by Nelson Baboon
Thu Jan 20, 2022 10:09 am
Forum: OXI Instruments
Topic: OXI ONE - Powerful and expressive sequencer for DAW, MIDI gear and Modular rigs
Replies: 266
Views: 22211

Re: OXI ONE - Powerful and expressive sequencer for DAW, MIDI gear and Modular rigs

just wondering if there is any way of getting an approximate ETA for mine? I bought it fairly early on, I think? looks like I purchased on May 4..... i've gotten no communication. You didn't get any notification? We have posted every single step of the project on the INDIEGOGO page and also to our ...
by Nelson Baboon
Wed Jan 19, 2022 10:50 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Frame drums (originally Bodhran Players)
Replies: 39
Views: 896

Re: Frame drums (originally Bodhran Players)

for some reason, people speak of fish skin on riqs as being especially problematic. don't remember why....

i think for my use, artificial skins on these will be fine. I do have a goat skin bodhran which sounds fantastic. but as far as i know, goats don't swim.
by Nelson Baboon
Wed Jan 19, 2022 8:14 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Frame drums (originally Bodhran Players)
Replies: 39
Views: 896

Re: Frame drums (originally Bodhran Players)

yeah - i like the idea in theory, and i'm emphatically not an expert...but from what i've heard, the fish skin (for some reason) is more problematic with riqs than with other frame drums.
by Nelson Baboon
Wed Jan 19, 2022 7:04 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Frame drums (originally Bodhran Players)
Replies: 39
Views: 896

Re: Frame drums (originally Bodhran Players)

i was told that generally people who use the fish skin riqs usually have 2, since their tuning is so unstable. i decided to go with the artificial skin.
by Nelson Baboon
Wed Jan 19, 2022 6:42 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Frame drums (originally Bodhran Players)
Replies: 39
Views: 896

Re: Frame drums (originally Bodhran Players)

right - but how are they different as instruments, etc.

can one use either with either technique? do the instruments themselves sound different?
by Nelson Baboon
Wed Jan 19, 2022 10:17 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Majella Audio teases IMPLEXUS
Replies: 86
Views: 6536

Re: Majella Audio teases IMPLEXUS

they did mention to me that they plan to add midi control of the lfo, so perhaps that is relevant? (I wouldn't know)
by Nelson Baboon
Wed Jan 19, 2022 10:04 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: cats & synths, origin?
Replies: 18
Views: 501

Re: cats & synths, origin?

commoner wrote: Wed Jan 19, 2022 7:08 am Voted most likely to sit on your synth.
baboons voted most likely to sit on your sequencer
by Nelson Baboon
Tue Jan 18, 2022 9:42 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Frame drums (originally Bodhran Players)
Replies: 39
Views: 896

Re: Frame drums (originally Bodhran Players)

i was unable to find an answer to this, probably stemming from my internet incompetence....

what is the difference between a riq and a pandeiro, other than where they originated?
by Nelson Baboon
Tue Jan 18, 2022 9:37 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: cats & synths, origin?
Replies: 18
Views: 501

Re: cats & synths, origin?

I think that cats eventually moved over to synths because it was a safer idiom for them than instruments that used cat gut strings.
by Nelson Baboon
Tue Jan 18, 2022 9:08 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Frame drums (originally Bodhran Players)
Replies: 39
Views: 896

Re: Frame drums (originally Bodhran Players)

and i probably shouldn't mention. I really want to learn the riq. have a couple on their way. (an elderly couple that plays the riq. Not sure where they will sleep)
by Nelson Baboon
Tue Jan 18, 2022 9:07 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Frame drums (originally Bodhran Players)
Replies: 39
Views: 896

Re: Frame drums (originally Bodhran Players)

i practice a little every day, and by golly, i'm really starting to get how to play the bodhran with a tipper. Can do triplets now, and play rhythmically along with my non-music. Not yet a 'tool', but getting very close. (also have a synthetic skinned glen velez style bodhran from cooperman, but tha...
by Nelson Baboon
Tue Jan 18, 2022 8:30 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Why is Granular Synthesis a type of 'Synthesis'?
Replies: 40
Views: 1271

Re: Why is Granular Synthesis a type of 'Synthesis'?

Barry Truax always distinguished between granular synthesis, which begins with a waveform, and granular sampling, which begins from a sample. Today I think most users do not distinguish. why can't one distinguish in one's descriptions, but realize that both constitute granular synthesis? I'm not su...
by Nelson Baboon
Tue Jan 18, 2022 5:22 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Why is Granular Synthesis a type of 'Synthesis'?
Replies: 40
Views: 1271

Re: Why is Granular Synthesis a type of 'Synthesis'?

sorry - working now, and maybe i read this too quickly. If so, quick, painless humiliation is likely the best course. i think that granular can be either an effect, or a form of synthesis. The latter would be if one part of the process is breaking up some sound (the source could be anything) into gr...
by Nelson Baboon
Mon Jan 17, 2022 3:09 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: MRCC from Conductive Labs
Replies: 31
Views: 1690

Re: MRCC from Conductive Labs

Ok, but what's the difference between a regular MIDI interface and this router? I have a lot of synths and need to connect them to my computer. But I also have the vector sequencer from Five12 and a few drum machines. Mainly I will sequence the synths from the computer. I now have a smaller iconnec...
by Nelson Baboon
Mon Jan 17, 2022 11:08 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: MRCC from Conductive Labs
Replies: 31
Views: 1690

Re: MRCC from Conductive Labs

this really isn't a midi interface and should not be compared to the iconnectivity stuff.

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