It is currently Wed Aug 10, 2022 6:04 pm




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Day Glo Tapes for sale
PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2022 3:05 pm 
Member
User avatar

Joined: Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:42 pm
Posts: 1035
Location: Des Moines, WA
I was chilling on Facebook and I see 3 day Glo blank tapes being sold. I messaged them back & forth a bit, and they’re from Nova Scotia Canada. They sell these tapes at 30 minutes & 46 minutes. I ordered the $30s for about $18 USD, so if you got a black light in your room your tape will glow in your studio! I asked about 90 minutes but they only had these in stock since their supplier is in France.

If any of you uses a Tascam 4 track porta studio, these will look great in it. (Provided you have a black light)

Here’s a link to their Facebook and reach out to them, they’ll ask for your email & physical address. Then from there you place your order & you’re set!!

https://www.facebook.com/gettapeshere/


Attachments:
D7AA435D-611F-4DC0-830B-146CAA627634.jpeg
D7AA435D-611F-4DC0-830B-146CAA627634.jpeg [ 98.55 KiB | Viewed 165 times ]

_________________
Livin my life in da underground
Offline
 Profile  
Top 
 Post subject: Re: Day Glo Tapes for sale
PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2022 1:48 pm 
Member
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:00 am
Posts: 830
I've seen those brightly-coloured shells a few times now, but I've never seen actual 'glow in the dark' shells. If you were to have some black-coloured labels die-cut, you could even have your logo glow in the dark as the shell glows through the cut-outs!

The green would probably work well for an Acid realease - ACIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIID :mrgreen:


Offline
 Profile  
Top 
 Post subject: Re: Day Glo Tapes for sale
PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2022 3:14 pm 
Member
User avatar

Joined: Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:42 pm
Posts: 1035
Location: Des Moines, WA
Usually it’s yellow, but green can be aciiiiiiiiidddd colors as well I suppose.

_________________
Livin my life in da underground


Offline
 Profile  
Top 
 Post subject: Re: Day Glo Tapes for sale
PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2022 6:20 pm 
Member
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:00 am
Posts: 830
To be honest I was never into Acid, in fact I've only ever heard one Acid track that I like, and everything I know about Acid could be written on the back of a postage stamp.

I know it involves flouescent colours, drugs, and everyone jumping around shouting ....

ACIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIID :mrgreen:

... but that's about it, in fact I wouldn't even be aware of the Acid track that I like if it were not for owning an Amiga, and I'm not gonna lie, I think owning an Amiga is one of the reasons I turned out so non-conformist and awesome in later life!

You could get all sorts of whacky underground stuff for the Amiga and I can tell you from personal experience, there was some pretty serious shit among it, but yeah, Acid ...

Here's the only ACIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIID track I ever liked:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Is2lZKVyav8


Offline
 Profile  
Top 
 Post subject: Re: Day Glo Tapes for sale
PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2022 3:35 am 
Member
User avatar

Joined: Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:42 pm
Posts: 1035
Location: Des Moines, WA
That one was ok, but it wasn’t one I’m familiar with. I think the first acid track was this one, but what’s interesting is I don’t hear a tb303 on it. Yet it still is a acid house classic!

https://youtu.be/23Ti-T3T8h0

Then another one I dig is Acidfunk, which claims they don’t use no 303’s, but I am pretty certain they did.

https://youtu.be/IhEQEWnsQAY

I understand the TB303 isn’t everyone’s favorite synth, there’s not much in the way of a envelope, LFO, etc. It was meant to emulate a bass guitar but clearly epic failed at that. Heaven 17 seemed to be onto something when they had it on their track “Let me go”, (can be heard perculating after the “ooooh” intro), but at the time, digital synths were going strong and anything considered analog was out. So briefly a TB303 was under $100 in 1984-7!!!! But, with the discovery of the strange sounds it could make drive the demand to the high prices you see today. But I happen to love the clones of the 303, but the Behringer TD3MO is my newest acquisition for 303 clones. I did a review of the Roland TB03 here, but never got around to reviewing the TD3 here. (I got tired of waiting on it so that was the reason I scored the TB03)

I notice acid house hasn’t returned to its hey day even though anyone can make it now. The best tracks used a distortion pedal to make it scream. The internal distortion of the TR3 is meh, but it’s there when you’re too cheap to pick up a distortion pedal.

As far as making tracks with the Amiga, my best friend who had a Korg M1 and a Amiga 2000, but he was more into doing computer graphics at the time. So oddly enough, he never bothered getting a midi adapter for his Amiga. So any sequencing he did was done on its internal sequencer, and he’d save his work to a Alesis DataDisc to save it on 3.5 floppy’s. But he never made music on his Amiga. It’s not like there was much in the way of getting online to download that kind of stuff, so my friend never made music from his Amiga. Just played his games & did his crude computer animations.

I remember when he could have upgraded his Amiga to do Video Toaster software, which briefly was the ProTools of the video age in the late 80’s, early 90’s. But sadly Amiga folded and I’m sure Video Toaster folded with it.

_________________
Livin my life in da underground


Offline
 Profile  
Top 
 Post subject: Re: Day Glo Tapes for sale
PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2022 3:22 pm 
Member
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:00 am
Posts: 830
I thought the first track was pretty good but I had to stop the second one about half way because it was driving me nuts!

Just to be clear though, I don't dislike Acid, in fact it is quite possible I would be quite a fan if I actually took the time to listen and study it. I only know about the track I posted because it was featured on a demo disk for the Amiga, and in fact one of my favourite tracks is said by some to be "Acid" (even though I personally think it is Techno).

I'm referring to the track "Yesterday When I Was Mad" by the Pet Shop Boys, a track also known in these parts as "The Zindan Therapy Video".

But you're the expert so you tell me, is this Acid, Techno (or perhaps a bit of both)?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jS0fsoyrFg4

I'm not surprised you picked-up the Behringer TD-3-MO, I had a feeling you would from the stuff you post. I often keep quiet when you talk about that gear cause I tend to talk and derail threads too much, but I do read them. I was even tempted to pick one up myself in a burst of craziness just to give the whole Acid thing a go, but got distracted while trying to find out the main drum machine that would be used along with it.

I'm still not sure which it is, and I know you tend to buy gear (or clones of gear) that became the standard for Acid, but out of the Behringer drum machine clones, which of them is the one that would be used with the TD-3-MO if an Acid fanatic were forced to choose just one?

I mean, the originals of all those drum machnes were doing the rounds back then, so if the TD-3-MO is the best modern-day clone of the main Acid synth used, then what is the best Behringer drum machine clone that an Acid purest would choose to run along side it?

RD-6, RD-8 or RD-9?

And if the TD-3-MO is the equivalent of a modded TB-303, does that mean there was also a mod available for the original TD-3 and that Behringer would release a RD-6-MO?

Since the Behringer TD-3 was already replaced with the much better TD-3-MO based on a mod that was available, was there a mod available for the original TD-3 that would likely cause Behringer to do the same thing with the non-modded RD-6 they currently have on the market?

I ask because it would be a bit dumb for me to buy, say, the latest Behringer TD-3-MO synth and pair it up with a Behringer RD-6 if an RD-6-MO is likely to follow very soon.

We're talking less than £300 total for a brand new TD-3-MO and RD-6, so it's not the end of the world if the RD-6 gets replaced by an RD-6-MO soon after, but I want to avoid that situation if I can so would appreciate your opinion on that. I did try looking into mods for the original TD-3 but couldn't find anything that suggests Behringer could push it out as an MO version for the RD-6, so I'm still none the wiser.

And like I said, that's even assuming it would be the RD-6, because there's also the RD-8 and RD-9 - so I just don't know.


Offline
 Profile  
Top 
 Post subject: Re: Day Glo Tapes for sale
PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2022 1:04 am 
Member
User avatar

Joined: Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:42 pm
Posts: 1035
Location: Des Moines, WA
Kinda depends if you like acid breaks, acid house, or acid techno. Acid breaks might use the 808 more than the 909, acid house tends to stick to 606/707/909 (depending on the Chicago/Detroit producer and what drum machine they chose to make tracks to). And finally acid techno, might use whatever drum machine that doesn’t necessarily sound like the Roland classics, but could be anything like a DSI Tempest, Elektron Digitakt, Korg ER-1, or any drum machine that makes techno drum kits I guess.

As far as The TD3MO, there was a mod on the tb303 called DevilFish Mod. It actually increased the value if original tb303 owners sent their unit to one guy in Australia to mod it for them. Behringer had approached this guy to
Work on the TD3MO, but they couldn’t agree on something or other, so Behringer decided to do it without him. You asked about the RD6 and is there going to be a RD6MO?? As far as I know, there wasn’t a whole lot of mods people did to warrant a RD6MO. If you like the 606 sound, but you need swing, decay, probability, and effects, I’d just suggest get the TR06 or TR6S, BUT! The RD6 and TR06 can definitely jam together by midi. If you have enough free channels on your desk mixer or audio input, you could mix the analog/digital 606 drums, and use cheap or pricy guitar pedals for the RD6’s audio outs. Roland only allowed this on the 06/6S by USB to your DAW. Which isn’t for me, but if you don’t NEED it to be analog, then Roland’s might be up your alley.

Which drum machine would I recommend if it just had to be one? I’d probably say a TR8S because for the value you get, you can do the classics plus your own drum samples. If you don’t want to spend that much, but you could spend $3-400, then I’d suggest a RD8/RD9 (I don’t own the RD8, but I might do it at some point), or a TR06/6S just so you got the right percussion for acid house/breaks/techno.

I wish my Akai XR20 wasn’t 110% dedicated to hip hop, but it does have a audio in, which means it’s easy peasy for it to rock with a TD3/TD3MO, but it’ll kinda sound like a weird acid hip hop thing. It’s a shame they couldn’t diversify it to do rock, reggae, house, drum n bass, etc, but I might dig it outta my closet one of these days.

As far as the TD3MO’s patching goes, it’s hit & miss. It’s waaay better than just the TD3, but I find it easy to escape the 303 sound when I patch it to my Crave, but I want to patch to more CV later when I can afford it.

_________________
Livin my life in da underground


Offline
 Profile  
Top 
 Post subject: Re: Day Glo Tapes for sale
PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2022 12:54 pm 
Member
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:00 am
Posts: 830
Thanks for the insight bro, although I cannot agree on the TR6S, I think that one would be a waste of money because for just a bit more you could get an MC-101 which has the same form factor, is way more capable and a lot more versatile.

Also I do like the Roland Boutiques, sincerely I do, but unfortunately they're far too small which goes against the whole point of paying for the pleasure of using dedicated hardware. I'd have already bought a JX-08 (and posssibly even a JD-08) if they were not so bloody small. I'd be much happier if the RD-8 and RD-9 were Roland-branded products since Roland designed the originals they're based upon, but as the user-base keeps pointing out, Roland simply are not listening to their customers whereas Behringer are.

I watched the full Sonic State review of the Behringer RD-8 for the first time last night, and I was so impressed by the way the programming of rhythms and songs was done that merely watching it sort of felt like I had one in front of me. Really made me want to buy and use an RD-8.

Trouble is it's made me want to buy an RD-9 as well :lol:

Gear like this is a no-brainer for a lot of people, I know they waited desperately for Behringer to bring this stuff to market, but me personally I honestly never had any interest in these drum machines until recently, but after watching the Sonic State RD-8 review last night, I do get it now cause with a box like that, rhythm-making is going to be a very enjoyable art form in its own right, it must be an absolute pleasure to play around making beats on that thing.

So I'm not saying it's going to happen, but I do like the RD-8 and RD-9. I also like the TD-3-MO a lot more now that it's become more flexible with the mods. The only thing that bugs me about it is that it lacks a noise source, but as far as I can tell, I could switch the oscillator off on the new version and feed noise into the filter input.

I really need to know though, if I were to feed noise into the Filter Input, will the sequencer still trigger the envelopes so that I get envelopes over the noise I feed it? All I can say is that if it does I might go for it as long as I can settle on a suitable effect rig to go with it.

I might even pair it up with a SOMA LABS ETHER V2 and Tascam DR-40X combo to act as a noise source since I've had my eye on those two for some time anyway and plan to buy both of those regardless of any other gear I settle on.

And when I finally get my hands on an SP-404MKII, I think by then I would know whether the RD-8 and RD-9 were worth keeping for their workflow or whether the SP-404MKII renders them worthless. I suppose those drum machines would be easy enough to sell if I needed to sell them, and at the end of the day I think it would be the workflow and the pleasure of using a full-sized unit that would warrant me keeping them.

I dunno, I suppose we'll see, but please let me know about that Filter Input thing; I need to know whether the external input to the filter can still be effected by the filter envelope when a sequence is running.

You never replied about the track so I'm guessing it's Techno, but to be fair, after listening to a few reviews of these drum machines I can see they are used in a heck of a lot more genres than Acid anyway. As soon as Gaz and Nick started playing the tones of the RD-8, I immediately recognised it from PSB's "Only The Wind" which is neither Acid nor Techno. I also recognised it from Erasure's "How Many Times".

Only The Wind (Roland TR-808):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MW5qbC54yMY

How Many Times (Roland TR-808):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUCJIqKd4bc


Offline
 Profile  
Top 
 Post subject: Re: Day Glo Tapes for sale
PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2022 9:41 pm 
Member
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:00 am
Posts: 830
Forget the filter question, I found a video about it and it does what I wanted, so that's cool.

I'm currently watching YouTube videos looking into effects, and if I can find a cheap enough setup I like that would work for me without having to buy mixers etc, then I might go for it. Not kidding myself though, I very much doubt I would produce anything worthwhile with such a setup, but at least it will keep me occupied until I get my hands on an SP-404MKII.

To be honest, before I got distracted again I was about to buy that CASIO CT-S500 Sampling Keyboard and pair it up with a ZOOM R8 which is a Sampler, Recorder, Drum Machine, Sample Sequencer and Multi-Effects Box all in one. After reading the manual properly it seems I was way too hard on that CASIO, it's actully a lot more capable than I thought it was (and very close indeed to what I was hoping it was) but the user manual is absolutely hopeless in that they have separated "sampling" and "sample management" when describing the functionality which gave the impression it was less capable than it actually is. I thought it was as lame as the Yamaha PSR-E463, but thankfully that is not the case at all.

So pairing a CASIO CT-S500 up with a ZOOM R8 would be quite a formidable setup (as well as being 404-style hands-on in ease of use (the CASIO I mean)). In fact that combo would be so powerful I cannot imagine any type of music that could not be produced on it from start to finish using just those two pieces of gear!

Anyway, I really like the RD-8 and RD-9, no doubt in my mind about that so I'll try to work-out a suitable FX solution for it and if I like the resulting setup, I suppose I'll give it a go.

If not, then I'll go for the CASIO CT-S500 and ZOOM R8 combo, cause that also means I would have a sampling keyboard with an awesome-sounding Wave-ROM to feed the SP-404MKII when I finally get my hands on one!


Offline
 Profile  
Top 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 5 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to: