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by Sealed
Sun Feb 03, 2008 3:16 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Richard Barbieri Interview
Replies: 16
Views: 2667

Me, a huge fan too.
I've learned everything from his sounds. And he's the only artist who live-performs sound creation.
by Sealed
Mon Jan 21, 2008 2:50 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Forever FIZMO!
Replies: 112
Views: 7751

FIZMO shares the synthesis engine with MR, that is, a standard rompler plus Transwave. And FIZMO has resonant LPF that MR doesn't have.
So not much is hidden, but you'll enjoy the full editability.
by Sealed
Thu Jan 17, 2008 1:48 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: FiZmO Hand Count: If U Have One, Plz Participate
Replies: 48
Views: 3174

"kind of" forward thinking minds... that technology had been there for a long time in the waldorf microwaves and ppg waves, and other ensoniq products, i think. are there any features implemented at the time that were actually "new" to the fizmo? other than the graphics? ;) i think ensoniq might ha...
by Sealed
Mon Jan 14, 2008 10:55 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Modern D50 sounds with PG1000?
Replies: 13
Views: 1361

Apart from the hardware - the first fully digital hybrid synthesizer - D-50 was innovative in the spirit of sound creation.

* the idea of combining attack sample bits and the digital synth
* 'jam loops' to use up limited samples
* the first synth to ring modulate samples
* PWM for saw waves
by Sealed
Sun Jan 13, 2008 2:49 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Forever FIZMO!
Replies: 112
Views: 7751

MR and TS has no resonant LPF - it's only added in FIZMO. MR and FIZMO have 2nd generation Transwave - it sounds a lot smoother than TS. TS has sample RAM and you can load your own samples and even create your own Transwave (with some freeware utility). I think TS sounds louder and has better sound ...
by Sealed
Sun Jan 13, 2008 3:21 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: yamaha DX7
Replies: 150
Views: 16157

Or you can recreate it in the matrix, which also takes longer than pressing the 7 key on a DX. Same for envelopes. You might know you want R1 to be 27 and L1 to be 75 from years of punching buttons on a DX. But there's no place to enter these values, instead you have to use the graphical envelopes,...
by Sealed
Sun Jan 13, 2008 3:13 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Comments about the juno106
Replies: 26
Views: 2166

I prefer my AX60 to both.. It's like a little dumbed down 1 OSC Jupiter 6. A very interesting metaphor. but i love the alpha Juno 2: dark pads + velocity sensitivity = win. biggest gripe is its limited sonic palette. Ditto. I like my compact Alpha-1. Though limited, every sound is useful when creat...
by Sealed
Sun Jan 13, 2008 3:02 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Modern D50 sounds with PG1000?
Replies: 13
Views: 1361

Where do you think the D50 would be classified on the market if it had been brought out today? Does its LAS engine fall under sample-playback, modeling, waveshaping, ROMpler? It seems to predate all those designations. What do you think? Digital-PCM hybrid like YAMAHA SY22/KAWAI K1, I think. D-50's...
by Sealed
Sun Jan 13, 2008 2:46 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Peavey Synths
Replies: 15
Views: 10491

I have a Peavey Spectrum Bass. It seems to be a hybrid synth of digital 16-bit waveforms and a resonant analog filter. I'm thinking of using it like a digital POLY-800. Peavey Spectrum Synth II seems to be a PCM synth with OSC-Sync. If it's true, it's a unique combination. And there is the rare anal...
by Sealed
Sun Jan 13, 2008 2:42 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg Poly 800's VCA(s?)
Replies: 15
Views: 2187

Re: Korg Poly 800's VCA(s?)

Dirk wrote:The Korg Poly800 has 1 real analog VCA in it and 8 digital volume generators.
Thanks for your clear explanation.
It would be great if there was an expanded version of POLY-800 with sample waveforms. It could have been a unique 1-VCF synth with DWGS (and I hope Filter-FM).
by Sealed
Sat Jan 05, 2008 5:52 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Behringer BCR2000 question
Replies: 25
Views: 4000

Thank you very very much for the resource.
I once asked Behringer and they said BCR2000 can only send CC/NRPN, and does not support proper SysEx.
I'm very glad to know about the script editor, and that's what I expected when I got the BCR.
by Sealed
Sat Jan 05, 2008 5:50 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha S03 Synthesizer
Replies: 5
Views: 8667

S03/08 are evolved versions of YAMAHA MU/XG modules. The big advantage is the fully editability. The cutoff frequency ranges 0-1024, which is more delicate than most synths.
But as a synth, they are simplified versions of S80/30/CS6x. The main difference seems to be the power of the filter.
by Sealed
Sat Jan 05, 2008 5:48 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Casio ctk1000
Replies: 3
Views: 1900

Thanks Huppo for referring to my site.
I suspect that CTK-1000's engine may be related to Evolution EVS-1's complex modulation synthesis (but not sure). I wish CTK was fully editable.
by Sealed
Sat Jan 05, 2008 5:45 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Ways to improve the sound of a roland TR626 drum machine ???
Replies: 15
Views: 7433

Any effectors will do the job.
I used TR-626 with SONY DPS-V55. I like the reverse pitch-shift.
http://deepsynthesis.net
by Sealed
Sat Jan 05, 2008 5:34 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland EG 101 Sound Examples
Replies: 3
Views: 498

EG-101 is a version of MC-303 with a sample playbacker.