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by desmond
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Difference Between Digital and Virtual Analog Synths?
Replies: 42
Views: 15656

Re: Difference Between Digital and Virtual Analog Synths?

elisecoen wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:21 am
In general analog signals are continuous and digital signals have steps, no matter how small.
Sounds like the old "stair-stepped" digital audio misconception, which still seems to be exist.

Digital audio is not stair-stepped, that's just not how it works. If in doubt - research!
by desmond
Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Help me recreate this sound!
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Re: Help me recreate this sound!

Search for "synth brass" in any synth you have. (And layer it with your buddy's "rawk" guitar power chords.) You're welcome! ;) It's about one of the simplest synth sounds you can make - a couple of sawtooth oscillators, slightly tuned apart, organ-style envelopes (fast attack and release, high sust...
by desmond
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Need identification of this keyboard
Replies: 10
Views: 268

Re: Need identification of this keyboard

Solton MS5.

by desmond
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Suggest something to read
Replies: 9
Views: 246

Re: Suggest something to read

HowardWow1997 wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:58 pm
And I don't think that this particular genre is compatible with the surroundings that I described)
I don't know what you mean. I'm pretty sure all the MIDI sysex documentation I've read was in conjunction with tea, and since I'm in the UK, also, you know, a lot of rain... :lol:
by desmond
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Need identification of this keyboard
Replies: 10
Views: 268

Re: Need identification of this keyboard

Hmm, it doesn't look like a W5 to me. No raised central display and the markings on the back don't match the Yamaha W5 at all. If anything, the profile is more Akai AX80-like (though I don't think it's one of those either). It's more hard-angled than the W5, it reminds me of something more Ensoniq-e...
by desmond
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Suggest something to read
Replies: 9
Views: 246

Re: Suggest something to read

https://www.amazon.com/Midi-System-Excl ... 088188586X

All the MIDI Sysex charts you can digest..! :o ;) :lol:
by desmond
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Arturia PolyBrute
Replies: 6
Views: 412

Re: Arturia PolyBrute

Wow cool, how did you find that? It's not even published in any issue of SOS. It's from the next issue out soon - sometimes they put out a review of something early if the timing works out for usually social interest reasons. They usually announce it on the forum and put up a news piece on their si...
by desmond
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Arturia PolyBrute
Replies: 6
Views: 412

Re: Arturia PolyBrute

Weirdofromouterspace wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:02 pm
desmond wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:02 pm
Page removed.
Nope, it is still online (8 pm CEST) ;).
It's up *now*, because the Polybrute is launched and embargoes are lifted. But it was obviously published early, and then they caught it and removed the page until the official embargo time.
by desmond
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Arturia PolyBrute
Replies: 6
Views: 412

Re: Arturia PolyBrute

Page removed.

Sound On Sound Review:
https://www.soundonsound.com/reviews/arturia-polybrute
by desmond
Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: WARNING I’m a complete noob....
Replies: 2
Views: 638

Re: WARNING I’m a complete noob....

Have you got a manual?

If not, start here:
https://www.mpcstuff.com/content/MPC_Ma ... manual.pdf
by desmond
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What did Chicago use for the EP in Look Away?
Replies: 1
Views: 630

Re: What did Chicago use for the EP in Look Away?

Classic late 80s - layered DX7s and some other pad stuff in the background.

While this wasn't a David Foster production like the previous album, that's certainly a hallmark of his stuff.
by desmond
Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Roland JP-8000 Crashes When MIDI is Hooked Up
Replies: 19
Views: 2656

Re: Roland JP-8000 Crashes When MIDI is Hooked Up

The traditional set up is to have MIDI local off on your synth. This means that when you play it, it directly does not make a sound (so you can use the keyboard to play any instrument in your DAW), and when you want to play the synth, you select a track in your DAW that routes MIDI back to the synth...
by desmond
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synth Sound What Synth is it?
Replies: 2
Views: 910

Re: Synth Sound What Synth is it?

It's a Hoover-type sound/sample with some flanging on it.

Very typical 90s synth stab sound, you could recreate it with pretty much anything, although there are probably presets in 90s romplers that would get you close enough, when acid/rave/dance/techno was very much the thing...
by desmond
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: 90's synth sounds (A thirty year old hunt)
Replies: 1
Views: 681

Re: 90's synth sounds (A thirty year old hunt)

The piano is very typically Roland rompler - bright and compressed (brighter than the M1 standard for this of the time). Pick up a JV1080 module, or give the plugin a demo, and I'm sure you'll find the pianos in the piano presets, if that was used. Same for the strings. Similarly with the TX81Z - th...
by desmond
Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: MPC Beats--new free version from Akai
Replies: 5
Views: 2712

Re: MPC Beats--new free version from Akai

meatballfulton wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:55 pm
Maybe they are just inundated from the demand? :?
Possibly. It does take quite some time to go a get a new fresh batch of download links off of the shelf in the warehouse... :lol: