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by psionic11
Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:11 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: I think I need more knobs...
Replies: 22
Views: 3342

Re: I think I need more knobs...

There is a custom template made just for the VFX using a Behringer BCR controller which can be had for around $130.

Check out the Yahoo's user group.
by psionic11
Thu Oct 07, 2010 12:29 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Novation Zero mk2 Vs. Behringer BCR2000
Replies: 16
Views: 5483

Re: Novation Zero mk2 Vs. Behringer BCR2000

I have both a BCF and BCR. For controlling filter parameters, I prefer using faders... much more intuitive and precise control. It's much easier to do live crazy sweeps.
by psionic11
Sun Oct 03, 2010 5:51 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Novation Zero mk2 Vs. Behringer BCR2000
Replies: 16
Views: 5483

Re: Novation Zero mk2 Vs. Behringer BCR2000

Great deal on the BCR! I think you'll find it more than plenty for your needs, provided you've got a good grasp on MIDI in the first place.

Don't forget to visit the Yahoo users group for the BCR/BCF
by psionic11
Mon Sep 27, 2010 1:54 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Novation Zero mk2 Vs. Behringer BCR2000
Replies: 16
Views: 5483

Re: Novation Zero mk2 Vs. Behringer BCR2000

Another thing: I've got a Novation X-station 61 on its way in the mail... if you're interested, I can write a mini-review of that as well, which will have more similarities than differences to the Zero Mk2. I deliberated for awhile on which Novation product to get, and the Mk2 came close, because it...
by psionic11
Mon Sep 27, 2010 1:30 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Novation Zero mk2 Vs. Behringer BCR2000
Replies: 16
Views: 5483

Re: Novation Zero mk2 Vs. Behringer BCR2000

Don't know if you're still looking, but I can answer some questions on the BCR. It is built solidly. Smooth action on the rotaries, no jumpiness. The top row of encoders can have the ring of LEDs light up in various ways -- one single dot only as you turn it, dots that fill up as you rotate, pan, et...
by psionic11
Sun Mar 07, 2010 4:44 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What exactly is analog drift?
Replies: 15
Views: 7705

Re: What exactly is analog drift?

And also --

All of the above. :geek:
by psionic11
Sun Mar 07, 2010 4:42 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What exactly is analog drift?
Replies: 15
Views: 7705

Re: What exactly is analog drift?

Haha, psychology aside, psycho-acoustics comes into play. If you're aware of all these subtle factors which 'contribute to' or 'differentiate from' the audiophile's perspective of sound re-creation, then I suspect you can mostly successfully reproduce these on a virtual synth with enough parameter c...
by psionic11
Sat Jan 23, 2010 3:47 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: could you survive with only a minimoog/voyager?
Replies: 31
Views: 3304

Re: could you survive with only a minimoog/voyager?

Nope, I need polyphony and multitimbrality. What he said. I think it's a bit overzealous to go with just one note from one synth. I dig the sound my trombone gets. But as a multi-instrumentalist, I couldn't live on trombone alone. If, within the construct of the original premise, we are only allowe...
by psionic11
Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:35 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: could you survive with only a minimoog/voyager?
Replies: 31
Views: 3304

Re: could you survive with only a minimoog/voyager?

meatballfulton wrote:Nope, I need polyphony and multitimbrality.
What he said. I think it's a bit overzealous to go with just one note from one synth.

I dig the sound my trombone gets. But as a multi-instrumentalist, I couldn't live on trombone alone.
by psionic11
Wed Jan 06, 2010 6:33 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Alesis ION vs MICRON
Replies: 5
Views: 3577

Re: Alesis ION vs MICRON

The Ion has a few advantages over the Micron: full-size keys, 4 analog OUTs and plenty of knobs to twiddle. You can overcome these by a better synth keyboard in your MIDI rig (esp if it has aftertouch), and by programming a MIDI controller to control almost all the NRPN parameters, to have even more...
by psionic11
Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:41 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Alesis ION vs MICRON
Replies: 5
Views: 3577

Re: Alesis ION vs MICRON

They are the same engine: you can import Ion patches directly into the Micron. The Micron added an FX chip, and sequencers, and multitimbral functionality. It's a souped-up Ion, but with a simpler interface and smaller keyboard. Bigger synth, smaller body. You can overcome this lack of knobs by usin...
by psionic11
Tue Jan 05, 2010 2:11 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: simulating FX with synth engines
Replies: 7
Views: 1089

Re: simulating FX with synth engines

Thanks, balma, that's also why I'm thinking about how to do these FX with synth engines. It's good to have multiple options, so that when you are presented with challenges you have more tools at your disposal. Most workstations have limited FX capabilities, so the more you think ahead and program th...
by psionic11
Tue Jan 05, 2010 1:57 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: simulating FX with synth engines
Replies: 7
Views: 1089

Re: simulating FX with synth engines

the jupiter 8 is very good for simulating a long delay with a long release time on the amp envelope and a much shorter release time on the vcf envelope. sounds like loads of analog feedback going on. you can add some lfo modulation to the vca/vcf with a saw or square wave to make it more like an ec...
by psionic11
Mon Jan 04, 2010 9:36 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: simulating FX with synth engines
Replies: 7
Views: 1089

simulating FX with synth engines

What are some synth techniques that are useful for simulating standard (and no-so-standard) effects? Say you had a synth engine with open-ended modulation, and were short on actual FX units, or were looking for something different. Off the top of my head, here's a few I can think of: chorus, multi-c...
by psionic11
Sat Jan 02, 2010 10:33 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Polyphonic Synths with Glide/Portamento
Replies: 33
Views: 9978

Re: Polyphonic Synths with Glide/Portamento

I like that famous poly-portamento riff at the beginning of, what was it, THX movies? Slooow glides, every voice mooooving separately, to all finally, glissfully, focus in on one grand chord. Ta-da!

I used to do that with my Juno 106 and my Korg DW8000.