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by masstronaut
Thu Sep 24, 2015 8:51 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland Boutique
Replies: 308
Views: 70092

Re: Roland Boutique

Kidney05 wrote:If they didn't sound like the originals (which is why they have the high quality modeling), what would be the point?
You say that like it's a given that using legacy branding means accurate recreation is necessarily "the point".
by masstronaut
Thu Sep 24, 2015 2:03 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland Boutique
Replies: 308
Views: 70092

Re: Roland Boutique

It's more that it's interesting that the priority is ostensibly high quality modelling, given the price, and assuming they are not artificially limiting them, rather than impressive polyphony. Ten years is a long time in DSP and the Creamware boxes (for e.g.) were doing 12 voices. At a higher price ...
by masstronaut
Thu Sep 24, 2015 1:25 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland Boutique
Replies: 308
Views: 70092

Re: Roland Boutique

Actually looking at that photo I wonder if maybe they can each be used as voice slaves for any of the models.
by masstronaut
Thu Sep 24, 2015 1:23 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland Boutique
Replies: 308
Views: 70092

Re: Roland Boutique

i wonder how much the DSP for ACB costs that they can't eke out more than 4 voices...this is the 21st century after all. Or maybe they are targeting people who only have one hand ;) Yeah. Ten (?) years on from those Creamware ASB boxes, which these are reminiscent of, and the polyphony isn't close....
by masstronaut
Thu Nov 13, 2014 6:13 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Identify this Tears For Fears Drum Sample
Replies: 25
Views: 9433

Re: Identify this Tears For Fears Drum Sample

This is good, albeit not especially helpful for our purposes. They talk about recording 'Pale Shelter' and 'Suffer The Children' with David Lord before 'Mad World' and the rest of the album was done with Chris Hughes.

http://thequietus.com/articles/13379-te ... -interview
by masstronaut
Thu Nov 13, 2014 6:09 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Identify this Tears For Fears Drum Sample
Replies: 25
Views: 9433

Re: Identify this Tears For Fears Drum Sample

I think I can still recite Ant Rap from memory. :oops:
by masstronaut
Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:02 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Identify this Tears For Fears Drum Sample
Replies: 25
Views: 9433

Re: Identify this Tears For Fears Drum Sample

Well I literally spent no more than a minute setting that up so do your own experiment! But yeah i'm not convinced either. If it is the drum machine there's obviously some further processing, reverb at least. I wonder if they didn't sample it and reuse it in "Listen" and elsewhere. Still could be a ...
by masstronaut
Wed Nov 12, 2014 8:40 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Identify this Tears For Fears Drum Sample
Replies: 25
Views: 9433

Re: Identify this Tears For Fears Drum Sample

If it is the CR-78 I'd say it's most likely the clave with a quick delay on it for that flam effect. I'm getting something close(ish) with a quick check - CR-78 clave sample pitched -12 semitones and around a 27ms delay.
by masstronaut
Wed Nov 12, 2014 8:18 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Identify this Tears For Fears Drum Sample
Replies: 25
Views: 9433

Re: Identify this Tears For Fears Drum Sample

I haven't tested this but it appears the answer could be a slowed down CR-78. Curt Smith told me.

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2013/d ... ears-fears
by masstronaut
Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:29 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Identify this Tears For Fears Drum Sample
Replies: 25
Views: 9433

Re: Identify this Tears For Fears Drum Sample

Funny, I noticed it in this recently.



Much more prominent in 'Mad World' btw.

by masstronaut
Sun Nov 02, 2014 9:21 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Sequencer for Korg MS-20
Replies: 32
Views: 5515

Re: Sequencer for Korg MS-20

I don't have an MS-20 but it might be worth elaborating on what Low Life said. That is - you can apparently use V/Oct on it by patching the keyboard CV from the mod (performance) wheel and adjusting the osc (& filt) mod amounts to scale octaves correctly. Use the perf wheel to tune. You need to conn...
by masstronaut
Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:04 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The Crumar GDS Restoration Blog...
Replies: 161
Views: 48411

Re: The Crumar GDS Restoration Blog...

That terminal is a beaut. Shame you didn't find any vintage balls of hash.
by masstronaut
Fri Sep 05, 2014 7:38 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: KORG SIX new exclusive products---new Electribes
Replies: 136
Views: 18746

Re: KORG SIX new exclusive products

In fairness Android has its problems with hardware and OS variations. It's also still inferior for audio AFAIK, not that this would be much of an issue for sample management but it's one reason it doesn't have the take up of iOS for music apps. I'm sure the decision to go with iOS initially at least...
by masstronaut
Fri Sep 05, 2014 4:57 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: KORG SIX new exclusive products---new Electribes
Replies: 136
Views: 18746

Re: KORG SIX new exclusive products

Bit concerned about this simplified modulation on the new Electribes. I hope you can have a variety of LFO shapes at least. Let's not dumb it down too much eh.
by masstronaut
Fri Sep 05, 2014 4:20 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: KORG SIX new exclusive products---new Electribes
Replies: 136
Views: 18746

Re: KORG SIX new exclusive products

I suppose the point is if Korg did the sample transfer app in Java it would be platform independent and would be somewhat future proofed if nothing else by being simple enough to run in a browser. As it is it does seem like a bit of a misstep for the Volcas even if it is otherwise cool. I wonder wha...