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by polyjuno
Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:52 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: SSM2044 chip help
Replies: 3
Views: 685

Re: SSM2044 chip help

What supply voltages are you feeding the chip?
by polyjuno
Thu May 08, 2014 7:22 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Out There - spacey, retroish track
Replies: 2
Views: 534

Re: Out There - spacey, retroish track

Thank you!
by polyjuno
Thu May 08, 2014 10:49 am
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Out There - spacey, retroish track
Replies: 2
Views: 534

Out There - spacey, retroish track

Made a little track with my new Bass Station II this weekend: https://soundcloud.com/kaffigass/out-there I was going for a kind of 80s sound here, and I think it sounds pretty good. Not so sure about all the parts though, and some of the playing is a bit sloppy (I didn't use MIDI here). The pads and...
by polyjuno
Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:21 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Oberheim OB-8 pot scanning resolution?
Replies: 6
Views: 1008

Re: Oberheim OB-8 pot scanning resolution?

Something like the Prophet 600's stepping (which I've heard examples of) was what I was picturing when I read it was 6 bits in the MIDI specs. I'm glad to hear it's not, or at least doesn't feel, like that. I guess patches are either stored with 6 bits per parameter then, or that only the six most s...
by polyjuno
Tue Nov 26, 2013 1:30 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Oberheim OB-8 pot scanning resolution?
Replies: 6
Views: 1008

Re: Oberheim OB-8 pot scanning resolution?

Yeah, I haven't seen anyone mentioning it anywhere really, so I guess it's not really noticeable. I guess if this is the case, it's only really noticeable on the filter cutoff when resonance is at a high value, and maybe pulse width and sustain levels. Do you hear any stepping on them? The rest eith...
by polyjuno
Tue Nov 26, 2013 1:07 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Oberheim OB-8 pot scanning resolution?
Replies: 6
Views: 1008

Oberheim OB-8 pot scanning resolution?

I'm looking at the OB-8 MIDI specification ( here ), and in there it is a bit map of the OB-8 patch format. It seems that all parameters adjustable with pots, such as filter cutoff, envelope attack time etc. are stored using only 6 bits (that is, in 64 steps). That seems really low to me. Wouldn't s...
by polyjuno
Thu Nov 21, 2013 3:02 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Which synth shall I purchase for analog 80's sound?
Replies: 12
Views: 4743

Re: Which synth shall I purchase for analog 80's sound?

'Metamatic' is fantastic! Almost all of it is done on the ARP Odyssey (and some string synth). Just listen to the intro to 'Plaza', that's a mean synth... Jupiter 6 + Odyssey sounds like a pretty good choice. With a Juno-60, you'll save some money, and you've instantly got an 80s sound (with the cho...
by polyjuno
Wed Nov 20, 2013 1:37 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: A concise explanation of digital vs. analog?
Replies: 47
Views: 4300

Re: A concise explanation of digital vs. analog?

The "Digital oscs, analogue filters?" thread got me thinking. Can someone please provide a very concise explanation of what distinguishes a digital oscillator from an analog one? In other words, we know the sound is produced using different technological methods in these two types of instruments. B...
by polyjuno
Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:03 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Which synth shall I purchase for analog 80's sound?
Replies: 12
Views: 4743

Re: Which synth shall I purchase for analog 80's sound?

I don't know if the Quadra is really what you're looking for? It's miles apart from the others in terms of features. It doesn't have independent voices with individual oscillators, filters, envelopes and amps, so it isn't truly polyphonic (every note you'll play will share the same filter, envelopes...
by polyjuno
Sun Nov 17, 2013 1:28 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: JX-3P VS Polysix
Replies: 52
Views: 22749

Re: JX-3P VS Polysix

That's an important point. I was initially a bit disappointed with the P6, feeling that it was a bit of a one trick pony: great for 70s strings, pads, organs and the like, but not particularly versatile. Turning off the ensemble effect felt weird because of the lack of its sheer power; everything so...
by polyjuno
Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:30 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Snowfall (atmospheric synth/guitar track)
Replies: 2
Views: 307

Re: Snowfall (atmospheric synth/guitar track)

Glad you like it :). I love my tele, it's very inspirational. But I need to get a good amp and mics so I can record it properly.
by polyjuno
Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:08 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: My First Synth
Replies: 10
Views: 840

Re: My first synth

A little more information would make it a lot easier to suggest something. Vintage or new? Polyphonic or monophonic? Music style? What's your price range?
by polyjuno
Sun Oct 27, 2013 5:00 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Snowfall (atmospheric synth/guitar track)
Replies: 2
Views: 307

Snowfall (atmospheric synth/guitar track)

I made this during the weekend: https://soundcloud.com/kaffigass/snowfall I tried to make it atmospheric and airy, as well as a bit dramatic towards the end, and I'm quit pleased with the result. Let me know what you think! All synth sounds are done on the Juno-6, the drums on a Yamaha RX11, and the...
by polyjuno
Tue Oct 15, 2013 11:20 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Again: Juno or Polysix?
Replies: 71
Views: 23483

Re: Again: Juno or Polysix?

I couldn't agree more. As I said above here, I bought a Polysix back in May. I got a lot of time to play with it in the summer break, and I must say it's very different from the Juno, even though they're very similar in architecture. The Polysix' effects are miles away from the Juno chorus, in a goo...