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by valdiorn
Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:00 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Electro House Synth/Sound
Replies: 5
Views: 1152

Re: Electro House Synth/Sound

come on, emulation is part of the learning process. You can't learn to make your own s**t if you never learn how everyone else does theirs... plus these sounds are awesome to the maxx :) get yourself a nice synth, I'd suggest a Minimoog or a Little Phatty. Then add some feedback if you have the capa...
by valdiorn
Tue Mar 03, 2009 1:09 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Tell me about the Roland Juno-6
Replies: 42
Views: 5847

Re: Tell me about the Roland Juno-6

Gazdatronik (4 months ago) The oscillators aren't analog. They are divide-down digital clock pulses referenced from a master oscillator and shaped by a waveshaper. it was a good idea, revolutionary, I think. I like the juno 6 and 60 best. Somewhat true. There is a crystal that controls a counter, a...
by valdiorn
Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:00 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: so what happens when we cant get curtis chips no more?
Replies: 33
Views: 4787

Re: so what happens when we cant get curtis chips no more?

So what does this mean for Dave Smith? All their instruments are Curtis based I think. You know there's not just one kind of Curtis chip? DSI use a newly manufactured chip designed by Doug Curtis, they don't need to worry about running out because they're still being made. It's a bit like asking 'w...
by valdiorn
Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:12 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Trying to create my first Drum Machine
Replies: 20
Views: 2205

Re: Trying to create my first Drum Machine

Ok, that sounds good, go and sign up on that waiting list, you know there are like 1300 people waiting for a xoxbox kit?? :) Edit: http://matrixsynth.blogspot.com/ - The best synth blog EVER!!!!!! :) :puke: The other links are good this last one is just copied material, youtube videos, flickr pictur...
by valdiorn
Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:17 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Trying to create my first Drum Machine
Replies: 20
Views: 2205

Re: Trying to create my first Drum Machine

hey there. I'm an electrical engineering student and I want to give you some words of advice. Basically, what you want to do is not simple by anyones standards! A project like that would take me months to design and build, even now with two years of solid background in mathematics, circuit analysis,...
by valdiorn
Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:47 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What synthesizers are used in the following songs?
Replies: 8
Views: 7751

Re: What synthesizers are used in the following songs?

I was contemplating telling you what a stupid question this is, but decided to give a quick answer instead:
In the 80's there were three kings of the digital synths, their names were DX7, D50 and M1. Alot of the sounds I heard in those videos can be squeezed out of one of these synths...
by valdiorn
Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:34 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Best synthesizer breakdowns ever (hardcore metal style)...
Replies: 49
Views: 9186

Re: Best synthesizer breakdowns ever (hardcore metal style)...

So is it still a crime to love Rammstein, 'cause whoever decided that was a very uncool person :)

Any Way, Du Hast, Spielt mit Mir, Keine Lust and alot more all have great synth parts

<--- Check it!
by valdiorn
Tue Feb 03, 2009 6:35 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The Rozzbox / synth design
Replies: 1
Views: 709

The Rozzbox / synth design

I know it started out as an idea for a PIC-based sub-250 dollar synth but quickly grew to 10x that price :) I'm an electrical engineer and I'm thinking about building something similar over the next months or years, started working on a digital osc. / DCO controller design today :) I was just curiou...
by valdiorn
Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:51 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: VA Softsynth vst's or Virus TI?
Replies: 42
Views: 10297

Re: VA Softsynth vst's or Virus TI?

Ok I just had to comment. V-Station is NOT an emulation of the KS series. The KS came 2-3 years after the V-Station. It is however a part of the A/K/V-Station family, and those all use the same algorithms. The KS series is the next generation after that (and I own a KS4 and can say I like it alot mo...
by valdiorn
Sun Nov 02, 2008 12:52 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Novation Situation
Replies: 13
Views: 2556

Re: Novation Situation

I have a KS4 and it really rocks, one of the nicest synths I've played. And the best part, I got mine for 230 pounds on eBay.co.uk, that's the beauty of these synths, they're just so incredibly cheap :) The X-Station is more of a MIDI controller, not a dedicated synth per-se. Also, I'm pretty sure t...
by valdiorn
Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:24 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Oslo synth meeting 2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1392

Re: Oslo synth meeting 2008

premieklovn wrote:Image
Yes, I'm gonna need to know more about that thing!! :D
by valdiorn
Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:12 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: A new idea for creating synths
Replies: 18
Views: 2642

Re: A new idea for creating synths

(one-off Custom PCBs are crazy expensive) no, not from what i know you can get small run pcbs out of....china cheaply by crazy expensive I mean 50-100 dollars. Because they're ONE off a a kind, the price per board is massive (compared to massive manufacturing, where each board will cost you some ce...
by valdiorn
Mon Oct 06, 2008 6:50 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: My polysynth is finally finished :D
Replies: 179
Views: 55260

Re: My polysynth is finally finished :D

RoHS is evil!!!! :evil: it's causing all sorts of pricy problems around the globe. I've read about at least one satellite that stopped functioning, and the fault was traced back to solder lines "arching" , creating short circuits, rendering circuit boards useless and costing millions of dollars. It'...
by valdiorn
Sat Oct 04, 2008 3:23 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: A new idea for creating synths
Replies: 18
Views: 2642

Re: A new idea for creating synths

OK, uhm, I'm an electronics- and computer engineering student. I can tell you that designing and buidling a new, working module from scratch would take you several days at the least (giving no time for testing and optimizing). As an engineer you've spent at least 4-5 years of you life in school ,lea...
by valdiorn
Fri Oct 03, 2008 1:04 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: My polysynth is finally finished :D
Replies: 179
Views: 55260

Re: My polysynth is finally finished :D

Hey man, great job! As a student of Electronics- & computer engineering I'm really fascinated by the project, and your devotion to it; not everyone has it in them to finish a huge job like this! :) I'm really curious about your design and just everything around it. I'd love it if you could rave on a...