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  • Hi there! I'm artao, aka Vox Sonitus

    Hello!!
    I'm glad to have found this site, via MetaDronos's Soundcloud, actually. This sort of music is right down my alley, as far as both listening and creating.
    Production-wise, I'm partial to the drone/noise region of the ambient spectrum of music, personally. But I listen to all sorts, and certainly delve beyond drone/noise music in my own work.
    Currently I use Reaper with a plethora of plugins -- I kinda went crazy with downloading free stuff when I discovered everything last year.
    Altho I've been making music, of sorts, for many many years (I started plinking on the house piano as a kid, started with trumpet in 6th grade, learned how to improv in my early 20's (i'm now 44)) I only REALLY started getting into music making more seriously over the last couple of years -- particularly last summer.
    In the past, I had simply used my computer keyboard for playing music on my machine. This, of course, got frustrating. Last fall I finally acquired a MIDI controller, second hand, for free, from a friend who no longer used it. It had been sitting in his garage gathering dust (and a couple cockroaches) and when I got it, few of the keys worked and the knobs and sliders were scratchy. I cleaned it up as best I could, and tried to fix the keys. The knobs and sliders now work, but the keys are still frustratingly sporadic, at best. That one is an old Roland Edirol PCR-30 32-key, with 8 knobs and 8 sliders.
    After experiencing how wonderful actual knobs and sliders are, and an actual keyboard (the few keys that work) I just had to have a MIDI controller with fully functioning keys. After looking around and reading some reviews, I decided on an Arturia MiniLab 25-key controller, with 16 knobs. I am absolutely LOVING it now. And the Analog Lab software that comes with it makes the whole package well worth the money.
    A couple weeks ago, I also bought Arturia's V Collection, because they offered me a deal I simply couldn't refuse. I'm still exploring these synths. They are truly awesome. Particularly the Moog Modular V, the Arp 2600 V, and the Jupiter 8V -- tho I need to do considerably more exploring with all of them in general.
    This has led to a huge increase in my creativity and musical output -- which had faded over the long dreary winter, to my frustration.
    I live in Wisconsin, and also enjoy astronomy, mtn. biking, frisbee, model rocketry, games (video and board -- anyone wanna play chess?), painting (traditional and digital), and various forms of art in general.

    Anyhow, that's about it from me for now. I feel a need to go explore some ideas I've been having for the Moog Modular V and Arp 2600 V.
    I look forward to my time on this board.

    For those interested, here's a link to my work on Soundcloud:
    https://soundcloud.com/vox_sonitus/sets/my-tracks

    l8r,
    artao
    Voxonitus on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/voxonitus
    Voxonitus on Bandcamp: https://voxonitus.bandcamp.com/
    Voxonitus on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Voxonitus

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    Hello and welcome!
    SoundCloud // FreeSound // Twitter
    Get exposure for your electronic music through WEATNU.COM independent promotion network.
    "Shortwave" - collaboration album with Ager Sonus

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    • #3
      Good to have you here.

      I always tend to gravitate back to my first synth purchase: the Arturia collection (V2 back then--I have kept up to V4). The ones that see the most use are CS80V, SEM, and ProphetV. I also like looking at the stars using my daughter's 8" Dobsonian.

      We're practically twins.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by aoVI View Post
        Good to have you here.

        I always tend to gravitate back to my first synth purchase: the Arturia collection (V2 back then--I have kept up to V4). The ones that see the most use are CS80V, SEM, and ProphetV. I also like looking at the stars using my daughter's 8" Dobsonian.

        We're practically twins.
        LOL awesome.
        For me, so far, the Modular V gets the most use. I just LOVE experimenting with it ... altho sometimes it does crash, which sucks.
        Voxonitus on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/voxonitus
        Voxonitus on Bandcamp: https://voxonitus.bandcamp.com/
        Voxonitus on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Voxonitus

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        • #5
          Welcome to AO! Great introduction. I can relate to your comments about picking up electronic music again after years...also to having recently acquired a decent midi controller keyboard (I got an Akai MPK 49 - it was at a terrific sale price from Sweetwater...). I will be checking your sounds

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          • #6
            Glad you made it here. A little snafu through the registration process, nothing I can't handle though!

            You've already found your place here it seems so that's great. Welcome aboard!

            Cheers,
            -S1gns
            Synphaera Records
            Space | Time | Matter

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            • #7
              Hey thanks. I am rather liking it here. I think I'll stick around awhile, if that's ok :thumbsup: :razz:
              Voxonitus on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/voxonitus
              Voxonitus on Bandcamp: https://voxonitus.bandcamp.com/
              Voxonitus on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Voxonitus

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              • #8
                Ok, but make sure you don't leave your dirty socks on the floor--it makes S1gns crazy when people do that.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by aoVI View Post
                  Ok, but make sure you don't leave your dirty socks on the floor--it makes S1gns crazy when people do that.
                  Okay. Can I leave them on the walls instead?
                  Voxonitus on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/voxonitus
                  Voxonitus on Bandcamp: https://voxonitus.bandcamp.com/
                  Voxonitus on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Voxonitus

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                  • #10
                    Uh-uh, Seismic has his collection of King Crimson posters covering every inch.
                    Latest release: never to be repeated

                    Hearthis | Soundcloud

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                    • #11
                      Wasssup
                      Whatsisname's Little Fluffy Clouds | Campsite | Hearthis | Orfium | SeismicTC | Twitter | Ello

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                      • #12
                        Quite odd, really. I was about to order a USA T-shirt from Burning Shed
                        Whatsisname's Little Fluffy Clouds | Campsite | Hearthis | Orfium | SeismicTC | Twitter | Ello

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                        • #13
                          While I'm here, I note that we have another member whose moniker contains the ao genome.

                          Welcome to the forum artao
                          Whatsisname's Little Fluffy Clouds | Campsite | Hearthis | Orfium | SeismicTC | Twitter | Ello

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                          • #14
                            Wowza. What a truly amazing read. I enjoyed every word and I feel you totally about the story on the midi controller. I like many others on here will share that annoying experience when using the pc/laptop keyboard buttons. There is just something about letting yourself go on a midi controller when it feels just right. I can still remember to this day when I purchased my first midi controller which is the Oxygene 25 by M-Audio and have loved it wholeheartedly ever since

                            Am just listening to Fuzzadub now. Nice mellow tune & welcome aboard the ambient spaceship m8 :tu:
                            life believe is not a dream so dark as sages say

                            https://soundcloud.com/meta4-803929896


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                            • #15
                              Hey thanks all for such a warm welcome. I'm definitely feelin' this community :rockon:
                              Voxonitus on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/voxonitus
                              Voxonitus on Bandcamp: https://voxonitus.bandcamp.com/
                              Voxonitus on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Voxonitus

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