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Numerology Garageband and Moog

Post by EricK » Sun Mar 28, 2010 2:20 pm

Does anyone have any tips that they might be able to share as far as sequencing the Voyager or Phatty or even the Taurus? I just did my first sequence earlier today and had a blast.

Right now Im using garageband. Im supposed to be getting a copy of Logic Pro here soon though.

What I want to be able to do is to Use the Murf Software to program a nice 8 bit style beat with a noise source, and then Sequence the Taurus and lead with the Voyager.

I just got started with numerology today so if anyone has some tips or tricks that they might be able to share Id appreciate your input.


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Post by Niko » Tue Mar 30, 2010 3:58 am

Dear Eric,

I'm not an expert in garage band and midi questions. And my comments may not helpful to you therefore. But I could manage to combine my Voyager with Garage Band (MACBOOK PRO, Leopard) via a simple M-Audio UNO USB-MIDI interface. I could transfer the Voyager sound into the MAC and could control also the standard midi sounds from Garage Band via the Voyager keyboard (on a different track). However some difficulties I've observed when I tried to change the Voyager sounds (tweaking knobs) during Voyager and Garage Band communication (sometime it just stops and went into an idle mode). But after resetting (switch off and on the Voyager) it worked again.
I also have Logic but honestly it seems to comprehensive for me at the moment. And I really don't like the USB-dongle philosphy at all.
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Post by EricK » Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:01 am

You have to have a dongle to use logic? Man that surely takes up 50 percent of the usb space apple gave me.
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Post by anoteoftruth » Tue Mar 30, 2010 1:33 pm

So why not just buy a USB hub? Thats what I do. They are dirt cheap nowadays.
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Post by Klopfgeist » Tue Mar 30, 2010 1:47 pm

No dongle. That's only for 7 and previous. However getting rid of the dongle has introduced lots of pirating.
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Post by Niko » Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:33 am

No dongle with the current Logic versions? Sounds not so bad. I may should consider again to use Logic. Many thanks for the update herewith.
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Post by Klopfgeist » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:29 pm

No dongle for 8 or 9, but more "how do I make daft punk beatz with my Logic softwarez" questions on the forums. Check out logicprohelp.com Awesome forum.
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Post by Niko » Thu Apr 01, 2010 4:11 am

thanks for the replies. So far as the dongle issue is concerned I agree with the considerations of piracy probabilities involved herewith. However I don't like dongles because it is possible that the dongle gets broken (it is not just an USB stick) and with a hub (which I already use) I've investigated some limitations in reliability with the MAC (with both Leopard and XP (by boot camp installation)). And maybe a psychological impact in addition. I purchased Logic legally from my local shop and will use it only by myself. I always feel a little supervised and observed by a colossus, MCP or HAL system herewith.
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Post by Klopfgeist » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:37 pm

Yeah I think there is a deffinant psychological impact on using dongle-protected software. Since Logic is mac-only, the computer basically acts as the dongle, which is good. However Native Instruments and Arturia both have the worst registration systems ever!
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Post by Niko » Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:52 am

Hm, I have an Arturia MiniMoog and an Arturia Modular. Both just requires the serial number during the installation. Really no problems on my XP-machines (Toshiba, Packard Bell or Macs). And with the Leopard I needed an upgrade from Arturia which I easily could download (telling the serial number). But it is difficult to burn a safety copy.
And I don't have experiences with the latest versions from them. Is there anything I should be aware of?
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Post by bunnyman » Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:04 am

I *love* Numerology! But I'd really recommend that you get a Novation/Ableton Launchpad controller for it. They're not all that expensive ($199, IIRC), and are really fun to program with. My daughter & I were having a jam w/ it yesterday (Launchpad > Numerology running the mono step seuencer > Voyager) that was pretty awesome! One of us would be tweaking the Moog while the other was on the Launchpad (we took turns...) :D

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Post by EricK » Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:43 am

That does seem like it would be very much easier. Im finding it difficult to really dial in some pitches in betwen the bars, like specific halfsteps or other intervals using the big cursor, or my finger on the trackpad.

Im loving what the demo mode can do but Id really like to see the full version and have more modules so that I could sequence the Voyager and T3 together or various filtering sequences.


I might consider that, but Id have ti weigh....Phaser vs launchpad.
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Post by Klopfgeist » Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:35 pm

Hey Eric, i would happily sell you my launchpad, perfect condition with box and manuals. I'm on my phone right now so I'll pm you when I get back to my laptop.
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Post by Just Me » Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:41 pm

And I'd sell you my spare Phaser! LOL
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