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by scope4live
Sun Apr 05, 2009 7:37 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Suggest a VST host, ala "Virtual Rack"?
Replies: 7
Views: 914

Re: Suggest a VST host, ala "Virtual Rack"?

I went to Bidule and haven't looked back. Ultra flexible and allows the routing of hardware effects and rack mounted analog synths to be combined with soft synths, which I don't use, but I do use soft samplers and can combine Gigastudio, VSL & Kontakt all under the same hood. Best thing about these ...
by scope4live
Sun Apr 05, 2009 7:26 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Atmospheric Pads - Hardware
Replies: 21
Views: 2186

Re: Atmospheric Pads - Hardware

Solaris by John Bowen Synth Design. Waldorf Wave Oscillators combined with Vector Synthesis, and CEM Oscillators. Otherwise a Blofeld, MoPhat, and Virus combined could do the above.But Bowens CEM's are incredible for the basic FAT BASTARD polyphonic pads and a step above the rest for Analog performa...
by scope4live
Thu Jan 29, 2009 4:24 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Taking the SE1X plunge!
Replies: 48
Views: 3391

Re: Taking the SE1X plunge!

I am happy to see so many guys who have good ears still. SE makes true analog synths, bottom line. That sound hasn't been emulated and I doubt it ever will. I prefer Solaris as a polyphonic synth because it's sound chartacter is very analog, and can do textures that analog synths cannot do such as W...
by scope4live
Tue Jan 13, 2009 4:10 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: software controller for hardware synths
Replies: 33
Views: 1883

Re: software controller for hardware synths

Is it possible to have combinations ganged togther on a single fader or knob?
This would be sweet to control parameters on a pair of Waldorf Oscillators simultaneously.
Matching Cutoff's on dual filter's, etc.

A great idea even if the combos aren't possible.
by scope4live
Mon Jan 12, 2009 12:53 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Looks like everyone has caught onto Ensoniq synths
Replies: 53
Views: 3367

Re: Looks like everyone has caught onto Ensoniq synths

Well I haven't had an Ensoniq for years but did convert the old Mod Wheel Guitar sample over the years to EMU, Roland, Giga and now STS. I can't believe anyone here hasn't mentioned the PAT capabilities they had on certain synths. I didn't own one but my friend use to get some great lead solo effect...
by scope4live
Mon Jan 05, 2009 1:58 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What was the ultimate drum machine of the '80's?
Replies: 79
Views: 6860

Re: What was the ultimate drum machine of the '80's?

My drummer played along to the Oberheim and even had the Prommer. He used an SP12 also. The reason why these were so poplular is the outputs on the machines were way hot, and the drums were very powerful for that time period. What I liked was the way they forced drummers to tune their drums bvetter ...
by scope4live
Mon Jan 05, 2009 1:41 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Advice on NEW Analog lead synth
Replies: 15
Views: 1684

Re: Advice on NEW Analog lead synth

http://www.planetz.com/forums/download/file.php?id=4279 Here's another option that can be had for 600 USD on ebay. I use rackmounted analog synths and this was much cheaper than the Marathon Rackmounted MiniMoog for 5000 USD. It's a Studio Electronics cheapo SE-1. The Voyagers are excellent, but the...
by scope4live
Tue Dec 30, 2008 7:47 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: DSP Card question
Replies: 5
Views: 599

Re: DSP Card question

Another option is a DSP card that already has awesome synths and zero latency. Scope DSP cards have many great synths and it doesn't end there. I really never understood why this company never advertised but once you use one of these the idea of buying a soundcard just to be able to have sound seems...
by scope4live
Tue Dec 30, 2008 7:39 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Midi 8 in/8 out? Answer to midi glitches???
Replies: 8
Views: 562

Re: Midi 8 in/8 out? Answer to midi glitches???

I can imagine all of the active sensing the Voyager is sending. If you can filter that out in software great. The problem w/ software panic is that it still is heard as the filter cleans out the pipes. I also use analog synths in a hybrid/DSP based rig and eventually solved all MIDI issues by riddin...
by scope4live
Sun Dec 28, 2008 10:27 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: John Bowen Solaris Synthesizer, heard of it?
Replies: 49
Views: 4903

Re: John Bowen Solaris Synthesizer, heard of it?

i'm excited to hear what the solaris can bring to the table with those emulations in terms of new sounds, stuff that the old synths couldnt come up with Exactly. I already have real analogs in my rig in the form of 3 and 4U. My MC3000 controls those along w/ Giga/Kontackt and Scope Mixer w/ hardwar...
by scope4live
Fri Dec 26, 2008 1:36 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: John Bowen Solaris Synthesizer, heard of it?
Replies: 49
Views: 4903

Re: John Bowen Solaris Synthesizer, heard of it?

I was able to quit using my Oberheims live thanks to Scope DSP cards and Solaris soft. However I have used analog all of my life and couldn't see being w/o a rackmounted updated analog as the Monophonic chores are important to me. Solaris version 5.0 is now available in Scope and has added features ...
by scope4live
Fri Oct 17, 2008 10:36 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Emu Emulator II, Drives, Floppies & S. Designer + Demos
Replies: 56
Views: 6786

Re: Emu Emulator II 5.25/3.25 Drives & Floppies.

Yes it was Northstar. I swapped w/ an FM radio jock from the Bay who steered me to NS. If you ever heard Disrted Reality I & II it is from that vein, but this sound has no equal and I have never figured out what it was yet, but it starts off with a slow envelope and is reverse looped. Truly beautifu...
by scope4live
Fri Oct 17, 2008 11:51 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Emu Emulator II, Drives, Floppies & S. Designer + Demos
Replies: 56
Views: 6786

Re: Emu Emulator II 5.25/3.25 Drives & Floppies.

You must score the FDD called Fairlight Moods. It is still an incredible sound. To get ones attention back then to hear something titles like Synclavier and Fairlight were often used. This was a reversed Layer of synths which is still classic sound IMO. I have been out of the scene for years since S...
by scope4live
Fri Oct 17, 2008 11:40 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Other 8-bit samplers?
Replies: 37
Views: 4466

Re: Other 8-bit samplers?

You will like the Mirage, it's a classic. Make sure the SG Gibson Distorted Guitar FDD comes w/ it. MWhl feedback is perfectly crossfaded. I converted it to EOS,Oberheim DPX and Gigastudio. I still use it in GVI w/ the Oberheim Echoplex in reverse live. I have many libraries of Guitar samples, but E...