Most my recordings tend to be clipped. I usually run Veils’ outputs into the ER-301 and I’ll run the Veils pretty hot when I get carried away. What is the common sense method here?
I’ve mentioned this before but I feel it’s time I get my three oscillators playing harmonically with each other. Are you guys using external tuners for setting up yours oscs?
Don’t do that? If you mean that individual voices are fine solo but the mix is clipping, I usually just use the move to mixer feature and adjust audio levels.
I typically tune my oscillators with Mordax Data, though sometimes I’ll tune by ear against a Sin Oscillator from the ER-301.
It’s more like I’m running Veils into the red without understanding what red entails. I have a noisy signal chain to my broken soundcard and faulty monitor cables. So I just turn it up! Not very smart and not an excuse for the current patch I’m more or less recording the mono output from Veils. I’d just like to gather my steps somewhere down the signal chain line and understand what a mess the recording will be if I don’t make some adjustments. What if a 301 unit which is subjected to/produces a clipping signal had its colors inverted? Or I just deal with it myself!
Tuning in FM and wavefolding land continues to be a struggle. I should probably add some external tuning method to what I’m doing…
I’d probably start with replacing that gear. Guessing the other issues would just disappear without much more effort after that. It’s kind of hard to get a good mix without good monitoring and a clean signal path.
Yeah, definitely, tuning has to be pretty precise if you’re trying to hit the ‘harmonic sweet spots’ in FM, AM, phase mod, etc. A software tuner like a VST plugin in your DAW works fine too (if you aren’t going through a noisy signal path into a broken sound card, of course).
Oooh nifty feature on Veils… linear! I should use it in linear mode so it doesn’t run so hot. More generally on gain structure (trying to keep this 301 relevant) - using a VCA for mixing/setting levels without the influence of CV, this thread has me confused. Log, lin and exp are not super easy.
This illustration is helpful, for me, for exp vs lin. I love the spaceship that sealed it for me.
Similarly I’m also trying to navigate the compressor settings the 301 has to offer. I want to become better at using the 6 track recorder for finished tracks.
All I’ve been doing is tuning by ear. I realised I need to start playing stuff for (musician) friends. some feedback is that tuning hasn’t been an issue as much as a lack of melodic or hamornic parts. That sounds like hot garbage and of course most of it is.
There is no compressor in the ER-301 yet but have you read the wiki on the Limiter unit?
Maybe that would be useful for you.