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Do you leave your gear on until a track is finished?
Old 5th January 2020
  #1
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Do you leave your gear on until a track is finished?

Coming from the computer world where at one point in time convenience won us over... the simplicity of just going to "File > Save As" is no longer available...

How do you guys handle a situation when your in the middle of architecting a nice "track", everything is CV and MIDI up until this point... all your knobs and faders are set perfectly... equipment is heated up to the appropriate temperature etc. Now it's time to go to sleep (maybe even get up and go to work).

Do you turn everything off "hoping" it will sound the same over the next 1 or 2 days. Or, do you leave everything on until your session is completely sequenced and mixed down to a recording?
Old 6th January 2020
  #2
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Nah, I switch everything off when I'm done. Even on the rare occasion where I'm not done with a patch for a single session, everything sounds the same the next day. The analog/thermal drift thing really isn't as drastic an effect as your post makes it sound.
Old 9th January 2020
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I leave mine on for days sometimes, especially if I'm in the middle of something.

I do turn off the Monitors and Amplifiers, though.
Old 9th January 2020
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Always switch off. Years ago I inherited an S900 sampler that was left on for weeks because the previous owner ran out of discs and couldn't afford to buy some for a while. Ended up burning out the power supply PCB and died so I took it to repair. I had to rebuild the PSU and ended up keeping the sampler as he decided he no longer needed it.
Old 2 weeks ago
  #5
Gear Maniac
yeah in the process of recording the modular, improvising on a patch and all, I have to go to sleep at some point, if I can continue in the morning I leave everything on.
Old 2 weeks ago
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DSC
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If you use primarily analog modules, I would suggest recording a session. Leave the system on for a day or two and then record it again.
Take both tracks and hard pan them left and right, and maybe shift one channel a bit forward or behind (in a DAW) and enjoy the thick a$$ crazy sound!

Works with digital sounds too, just not as 'flavored'
Old 2 weeks ago
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Originally Posted by Bignatius View Post
I leave mine on for days sometimes, especially if I'm in the middle of something.

I do turn off the Monitors and Amplifiers, though.
Same here. Monitors off, but the rest left on.

Do consciously try and print things when they're bang on, though, through fear of them sounding totally different later.
Old 1 week ago
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IEC
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I can never really get the exact sound again when i switch off. seems to be the filters that go out of whack?

anyway i try not to get so attached to any one patch that close enough will be good enough!
Old 3 days ago
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I always turn off, two reasons.
Your gear will have a longer life, Electricity bill.
Old 3 days ago
  #10
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ALWAYS
Old 3 days ago
  #11
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I usually leave all my gear on during every stage of making a track. I always have ome kind of sound playing, a sequence or drone.
Old 1 day ago
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Originally Posted by IGotWorms View Post
ALWAYS
Well that certainly left me turned on.
Old 1 day ago
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Originally Posted by Derp View Post
Well that certainly left me turned on.
It's the socks + sandals, amirite?
Old 1 day ago
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it depends. if it's half finished and it has some patch in a digital synth/fx box I didn't save yet, I leave it on.
If it's just the modular (no patch memory) off...
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