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by VCOrhubarb
Sun Jun 20, 2010 5:12 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: A guitarists perspective on old vs new synths :)
Replies: 99
Views: 6347

Re: A guitarists perspective on old vs new synths :)

FM8 really is a much more powerful synthesizer. :hippie: If the number of integrated effects and parametres to tweak defines the power of the synth then you're right. For me it is the final sound from the loudspeaker. Anyway, we're talking about subjective and personal preferences. I'm not sure why...
by VCOrhubarb
Sun Jun 20, 2010 2:08 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: A guitarists perspective on old vs new synths :)
Replies: 99
Views: 6347

Re: A guitarists perspective on old vs new synths :)

Is it opposite day today? :? Nobody told me.
None that I'm aware of. If so, FM8 is a cool musical instrument. :P
by VCOrhubarb
Sun Jun 20, 2010 11:51 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: A guitarists perspective on old vs new synths :)
Replies: 99
Views: 6347

Re: A guitarists perspective on old vs new synths :)

You dismissed most of my comments grouding your answer on the presumption that I meant using very simple tricks on the DX7 to achieve the above effects, (e.g. reverb = longer envelope, filter = brightness). No, the effectless DX7 can make pseudo-realistic hall and spring reverbs, resonant and non re...
by VCOrhubarb
Sun Jun 20, 2010 10:50 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: A guitarists perspective on old vs new synths :)
Replies: 99
Views: 6347

Re: A guitarists perspective on old vs new synths :)

VCOrhubarb wrote:...my bare bone DX7 smokes FM8 with all it's bells and whistles when it comes to more advanced sound design. In what way(s)? In the sound presence and the time required to achieve he sounds. How many operator waveforms does your DX7 have? As many as you can programme. How many filt...
by VCOrhubarb
Sat Jun 19, 2010 9:26 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: A guitarists perspective on old vs new synths :)
Replies: 99
Views: 6347

Re: A guitarists perspective on old vs new synths :)

I don't care about Minimoog D, I'd rather have a Voyager. But my favourite synth is DX7. I tried the FM8 demo again and still don't like it. They seem to sound similar but my bare bone DX7 smokes FM8 with all it's bells and whistles when it comes to more advanced sound design. I wish Yamaha made a m...
by VCOrhubarb
Sat Jun 19, 2010 9:46 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Your Synth Setup is now Extinct!
Replies: 68
Views: 7454

Re: Your Synth Setup is now Extinct!

Yamaha DX7 -> Yamaha DX5. But I really hope for a modern FM keyboard from Yamaha to come.
by VCOrhubarb
Fri Jun 18, 2010 9:33 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: A guitarists perspective on old vs new synths :)
Replies: 99
Views: 6347

Re: A guitarists perspective on old vs new synths :)

Again, learn to use a computer and learn to use software. Just because my 3 year old nephew doesn't know how to drive a car doesn't mean that cars can't move. I know the computer and software I use but I'm not sure you're following my point. I showed you some of the differences between a Roland S a...
by VCOrhubarb
Fri Jun 18, 2010 6:26 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: A guitarists perspective on old vs new synths :)
Replies: 99
Views: 6347

Re: A guitarists perspective on old vs new synths :)

Let's make things easier. Remember that Roland S sampler to which you could connect a monitor for easier editing? What's the difference between *that* configuration and a PC running sampling software? (and don't do the lame D/A convertors thing, which is by now as old as the way to Rome) Roland: De...
by VCOrhubarb
Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:55 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: A guitarists perspective on old vs new synths :)
Replies: 99
Views: 6347

Re: A guitarists perspective on old vs new synths :)

I don't play a guitar but I think the guitarists have their moments in the stombpox discussions. But I think the talk about non-synth related musical instruments is much, much more interesting that the synth-talk in general. Hereby I declare FM8 vintage! 8-) FM8 is a good candidate for vintage softw...
by VCOrhubarb
Sat Jun 12, 2010 11:02 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: pain in the a*s synths (frustration)
Replies: 42
Views: 5149

Re: pain in the a*s synths (frustration)

The DX7 wasn't the easiest synth to learn but now after a couple of years of everyday use I really dig the logic behind the UI. I think Yamaha did very well with the front panel layout. Once I understood how to make the sounds I want, it is no longer a PITA, quite the opposite in fact. I think, in a...
by VCOrhubarb
Fri Jun 11, 2010 6:50 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Summer NAMM next week...
Replies: 37
Views: 3334

Re: Summer NAMM next week...

Jupiter 1/8 This picture reflects current trends in low/mid-tier synths quite accurately. Analogue something to attract attention, with knobs and a rudimentary keyboard just in case somebody hasn't completely forgotten how to play. Not very functional but who cares when you have the unlimited polyc...
by VCOrhubarb
Mon Apr 12, 2010 11:45 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What makes a good synth player?
Replies: 37
Views: 2929

Re: What makes a good synth player?

A great synth player can play their synths well enough to impress musicians and non-musicians across generations.
by VCOrhubarb
Sat Apr 10, 2010 12:02 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Are you an expert on a specific synthesizer?
Replies: 54
Views: 4684

Re: Are you an expert on a specific synthesizer?

I'm quite competent at programming my DX7. It doesn't mean that I can play it well enough yet. :lol:
by VCOrhubarb
Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:39 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Best synth buys you've made
Replies: 46
Views: 4090

Re: Best synth buys you've made

'nuff said!
+1

My best synth buy ever is Yamaha DX7 with Sycologic V2 patch memory expansion. The most used and rewarding instrument I've ever had. I love the FM synthesis to bits.
by VCOrhubarb
Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:49 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: God damn latency!
Replies: 8
Views: 1006

Re: God damn latency!

Install asio4all and go to settings to change buffer to 128. It defaults to 512 but it's too much. 128 is acceptable. Also, if you change sample rate to 96000Hz you'll reduce latency even more. I admit, it takes nerves of steel to start messing with software. Good luck, may the force be with you and...