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clank72 5th January 2020 04:09 PM

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?

Derp 6th January 2020 07:33 PM

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.

Bignatius 9th January 2020 03:12 PM

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.

mrfantastic 9th January 2020 03:34 PM

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.

Soleil Vert 31st January 2020 04:12 AM

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.

DSC 31st January 2020 06:01 AM

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' kfhkh

mutilatedlip 31st January 2020 09:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bignatius (Post 14437627)
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.

IEC 10th February 2020 12:34 AM

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!

cane creek 16th February 2020 05:18 PM

I always turn off, two reasons.
Your gear will have a longer life, Electricity bill.

IGotWorms 16th February 2020 06:11 PM

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stylesforfree 16th February 2020 06:38 PM

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.