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by bytexion
Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:35 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: So I took the C64 plunge
Replies: 53
Views: 9228

Re: So I took the C64 plunge

It could by using a PWM trick on one channel. Basically it'd use pulsewidth modulation that would play the sample back since that's the way you'd load a program from tape. Those screechy sounds you hear when you load a program, that's pulsewidth modulation. The Amiga didn't have oscillators and filt...
by bytexion
Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:29 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: So I took the C64 plunge
Replies: 53
Views: 9228

Re: So I took the C64 plunge

Hope you got a diskdrive for your C64 at least. Then it's not so hard to transfer files from internet/PC to the C64. Although you still need a separate custom cable for the file transfer, they can be bought. Plus it cuts loading times by 1000% I used my C64 as a pure gaming machine back in the 80s, ...
by bytexion
Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:57 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: So I took the C64 plunge
Replies: 53
Views: 9228

Re: So I took the C64 plunge

The way we're used to things now isn't what they were doing in the early 80s. We're used to plugging in a midi keyboard and test out a few dozen "patches" in a VST synth and maybe sample the output or record into a sequencer via MIDI. But in the C64 way, every SID song is a complete assembly program...
by bytexion
Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:36 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: So I took the C64 plunge
Replies: 53
Views: 9228

Re: So I took the C64 plunge

Remember that the SID musicians of the day didn't use Basic and POKE's, they used machine code language (assembly) which gives you complete control but requires even more studying of hexadecimal adresses and stuff just to initialize a sawtooth waveform. So the DIY method is definately not recommende...
by bytexion
Sun May 20, 2012 11:58 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth
Replies: 886
Views: 142527

Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Yeah I shouldn't have mentioned that. Will derail the whole thread into rompler vs analog madness :P I had a LONG run on this forum back in the '00's after buying my Alesis Ion. I know how messy it can get. The Ion earned me 2 massive Alesis speakers as 2nd place in a sound design competition back t...
by bytexion
Sun May 20, 2012 11:49 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth
Replies: 886
Views: 142527

Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Oh, I'm not saying there isn't a market for analog oscillators and filters. Of course there is. Arturia didn't clone an existing synth though, they made their own spin on it. I just don't think the engineers want to go back to old glories and just remake them. Roland is probably so satisfied with th...
by bytexion
Sun May 20, 2012 11:24 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth
Replies: 886
Views: 142527

Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Also, engineers don't like to retread old ground. They wanna innovate and improve, not chuck out clones of 30 year old gear, unless it's maybe for a 30th anniversary edition. Look at Dave Smith, he could easily just have remade the Prophet-5, copied the exact features and panel graphics, and people ...
by bytexion
Sat May 19, 2012 9:53 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: POST ANY INTERESTING EBAY / CRAIGSLIST LISTINGS HERE!!!
Replies: 3139
Views: 469853

Re: POST ANY INTERESTING EBAY / CRAIGSLIST LISTINGS HERE!!!

Also, the "moog slayer" mod is quite useful. Gives you alot more filter controls on the front panel instead of through menus.
by bytexion
Sat May 19, 2012 2:05 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Jp8000 vs blofeld
Replies: 34
Views: 8205

Re: Jp8000 vs blofeld

I have a Blofeld myself. It's an amazing noise machine, there are so many places you can insert drive. Both on the filter section and the effects, and there's tons of weird types to play with, like bitcrushing. Don't really see how it compares with a JP8000 at all. Wavetable synths can do so incredi...
by bytexion
Sat May 19, 2012 1:30 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Closest DCO synth to Jupiter 8 in a tone perspective
Replies: 36
Views: 9165

Re: Closest DCO synth to Jupiter 8 in a tone perspective

the JP-8 was rather unique. lets ignore the VCOs, even it's not wise to think in terms of some synths being substitutes for 'the real deal' either. you'll waste a LOT of time programming towards what i like to think of as "phantom ideals"; making that extra tweak to sound 'more like' something else...
by bytexion
Sat May 19, 2012 1:19 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth
Replies: 886
Views: 142527

Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Well, the minibrute has more timbres for sure. The metalizer can create untold amounts of sounds by itself. ALso the brute factor messes it up pretty bad on high levels.
by bytexion
Sat May 19, 2012 1:12 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: What happens AFTER you change the battery?
Replies: 9
Views: 1419

Re: What happens AFTER you change the battery?

I have loaded patches into synths using WAV files from computer several times. Just keep trying different output volumes until you get it right. You can't break the synth anyway, so just keep trying various levels. Suddenly it will show the "READY" signal (whatever that may be on your synth). Worked...
by bytexion
Sat May 19, 2012 9:50 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.
Replies: 1363
Views: 364399

Re: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.

Well there's this:



It has 4 bids already. Wonder if it goes above 20k.
by bytexion
Fri May 18, 2012 10:09 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Good mellotron multisamples?
Replies: 12
Views: 3673

Re: Good mellotron multisamples?

Ah, most excellent good Sir. Now I can play some serious choir+mini lead prog doodles :)
by bytexion
Fri May 18, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Good mellotron multisamples?
Replies: 12
Views: 3673

Good mellotron multisamples?

Hey, does anyone have/have links to some really good multisamples of various Mellotron sounds? Preferable Choirs and strings?
Preferable a couple of notes per octave or more..