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by CS_TBL
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: atn: Wind players
Replies: 3
Views: 1406

atn: Wind players

I have a rather silly question I think, but Winnie the Pooh with me. Just imagine there would be an air compressor that is absolutely constant, no fluctuations in air pressure. As tight as an atomic clock. Next we connect that air compressor to a kind of silicon mouth with lips and those lips are ab...
by CS_TBL
Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The Lost Art of Single Shot Samples!
Replies: 11
Views: 1021

Re: The Lost Art of Single Shot Samples!

(though not necessarily in playability) ...but can't accept their own limitations... There is a problem with sample libraries that isn't so easy to fix, it's performance. To be exact, it's related to two aspects: 1) the keyboard with its traditional controllers 2) playing live 1) A keyboard interfa...
by CS_TBL
Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The Lost Art of Single Shot Samples!
Replies: 11
Views: 1021

Re: The Lost Art of Single Shot Samples!

I know, sometimes there's something useful in primitive sounds. I don't deny that. But because of all the possibilities today (RAM, CPU-power) it appears to be not really a target area for commercial sample library makers. Today we can have all the things that we wanted to have in the 80's but were ...
by CS_TBL
Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The Lost Art of Single Shot Samples!
Replies: 11
Views: 1021

Re: The Lost Art of Single Shot Samples!

I don't think we've lost the art or skill, I certainly still know how to cut/optimise samples and cram a lot of 'm in limited amounts of RAM. But other than that: your example sounds synthetic. And it may, in a way, sound pleasant to the ears, but it's still synthetic. No-one today would accept that...
by CS_TBL
Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Digital or analog?
Replies: 35
Views: 3937

Re: Digital or analog?

Hoo boy! Are we judging the looks of two similarly looking cars based on one having automatic transmission while the other has manual transmission? It's now very much a debate about left-handed and right-handed hammers! :lol: Oscillators and even filters are just parts of a synth, it's just a wee bi...
by CS_TBL
Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What would be a nice companion to my Juno 60?
Replies: 27
Views: 3883

Re: What would be a nice companion to my Juno 60?

That they were a nice tax deduction. :mrgreen:
by CS_TBL
Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What would be a nice companion to my Juno 60?
Replies: 27
Views: 3883

Re: What would be a nice companion to my Juno 60?

The most fundamental practical difference between a Juno and an FM synth is not so much the sound. A DX7 can produce a sawtooth, a blockwave, a sine, and thousands of other sounds. At least with FM8 I can also do the PWM thing, the white noises, and all the other stuff. The main difference is the wa...
by CS_TBL
Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What would be a nice companion to my Juno 60?
Replies: 27
Views: 3883

Re: What would be a nice companion to my Juno 60?

Something FM'ish, for the tonal colors. A soft Juno60 pad should match up fine with a typical EPiano from a DX7. Another typical analog synth wouldn't bring that much new in terms of fundamental sound.
by CS_TBL
Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: A passion for making musical instruments
Replies: 4
Views: 786

Re: A passion for making musical instruments

Having lots of parameters to tweak requires lots of controls. And if 1:1-controls aren't possible, then you'll end up with menu diving or banking. A MiniMoog has (if I counted correctly) 27 knobs and 15 switches. Now compare this to e.g. a Roland JD/JV/XV, and you can't miss the fact that the Roland...
by CS_TBL
Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Help with 90s synth
Replies: 4
Views: 2089

Re: Help with 90s synth

Regardless of the DX7 being a stage prop, as desmond pointed out, such a sound is of course quite possible to craft with FM8. But indeed you probably won't find that exact sound in the default FM7 factory set.
by CS_TBL
Sun May 28, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Photos of your set-up / studio
Replies: 54
Views: 70345

Re: Photos of your set-up / studio

minime123 wrote:Image
Jeeebus! Those walls must've cost a fortune!
by CS_TBL
Sun May 28, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How old is "Vintage"?
Replies: 49
Views: 6438

Re: How old is "Vintage"?

So, Neanderthals are vintage humans!
by CS_TBL
Tue May 23, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How old is "Vintage"?
Replies: 49
Views: 6438

Re: How old is "Vintage"?

Personally, I'd like to see new synths become eligible for inclusion each year ... either that or we just say it's open season and add any piece of gear regardless of the date and keep the title "Vintage Synth Explorer" as a nod to the old website. Problem is that the term vintage isn't set in ston...
by CS_TBL
Tue May 23, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How old is "Vintage"?
Replies: 49
Views: 6438

Re: How old is "Vintage"?

gs wrote:Vintage = Analog
Non-Vintage = Digital
Emulator? Synclavier? Fairlight? I'd say those are pretty vintage. I wouldn't want to just divide between vintage and non-vintage using the particular method of sound creation.
by CS_TBL
Thu May 18, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How old is "Vintage"?
Replies: 49
Views: 6438

Re: How old is "Vintage"?

I'd say that vintage relates to (in this case) synths/ra/va/samplers/yadayada-everything that is now technologically outdated or obsolete, yet played a major role (or was a major milestone) in the history of music technology and music production. But hey, it's all as vague as strawberry pudding in a...