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by briandc
Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: "Casioheim" video
Replies: 4
Views: 1623

Re: "Casioheim" video

The CZ-101 was one of my first synths, and I programmed it to death - but of course I always wished for bigger, proper synths at the time. I used to chuckle when coming across patches named like "Oberheimy", and "PPG-ish" and stuff... What I realised later on (mostly when comparing them to emulatio...
by briandc
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: "Casioheim" video
Replies: 4
Views: 1623

"Casioheim" video

Hi everyone, a little while back I came across a video on youtube that made me smile, maybe because I used to have a Casio CZ-1000. I tended to think it was "inferior" to "professional" synths, mostly just because the Casio just didn't get the attention. But I appreciated it nonetheless, for what it...
by briandc
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: QasarBeach CMI IIz
Replies: 0
Views: 2412

QasarBeach CMI IIz

Hi everyone, I haven't found any mention here yet of this new softsynth emulation of the CMI IIz called " Qasar Beach "... Cross-platform, including my personal preference, linux. Anyone here tried it out yet? I've never worked with the CMI (unfortunately!), although I've seen some vids on youtube. ...
by briandc
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Best software synths right now?
Replies: 20
Views: 19524

Re: Best software synths right now?

For those who love complexity, Yoshimi and ZynAddSubFX (now also called ZynFusion) are pretty amazing, imho..
And they are free.

Brian
by briandc
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Is there such a thing as too many soft synths?
Replies: 6
Views: 6398

Re: Is there such a thing as too many soft synths?

Hi NewEnglandSynthOrch, I've been spending the last 10 years or so testing out various softsynths that are available for the linux platform (both free and commercial) and I now have more than 80 showcased on my website. And there are others that I haven't listed yet.... :lazy: As such, I've had to l...
by briandc
Sat May 11, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: I made a rainstorm/set of patches for the TX81z
Replies: 9
Views: 6107

Re: I made a rainstorm/set of patches for the TX81z

Excellent synthesizing! I like the concept of "white rain," "pink rain." The thunder sounds are really nice too. And I love the video. Truly relaxing. Makes me want to take a break and enjoy the half-hour version! :)

Brian
by briandc
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Portamento and Amplitude Modulation synthesis
Replies: 7
Views: 3040

Re: Portamento and Amplitude Modulation synthesis

In addition, there are two other aspects attached to Portamento - Log and Linear glide. Linear portamento has a straight linear speed from one note to the next - The Minimoog and many digital synths use this type of glide. With Log portamento, the glide speed decreases as you reach the target note ...
by briandc
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Portamento and Amplitude Modulation synthesis
Replies: 7
Views: 3040

Re: Portamento and Amplitude Modulation synthesis

The Kawai K1 uses AM. I know you didn't ask for this, but the Casio VZ-1 allows either constant rate or constant time portamento. I don't know of any other hardware synths like that. It also allowed 48 semitones of pitch bend and, if memory serves, a different inerval for upwards bend versus downwa...
by briandc
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Portamento and Amplitude Modulation synthesis
Replies: 7
Views: 3040

Re: Portamento and Amplitude Modulation synthesis

Two kinds of portamento: constant rate: time increases as distance between notes increases constant time: time stays the smae regardless of distance between notes To do amplitude modulation , route an audio rate oscillator (could be an LFO) to modulate the amplifier. Listing every possible synth th...
by briandc
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Portamento and Amplitude Modulation synthesis
Replies: 7
Views: 3040

Portamento and Amplitude Modulation synthesis

Hi everyone, two quick questions: is there a specific name for the type of portamento that changes its rate depending on the distance between the two notes? (usually slower rate when the interval is higher) Also, does anyone know off-hand of any hardware synths that were made especially for amplitud...
by briandc
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: CZ-101 Memory solutions!!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 9225

Re: CZ-101 Memory solutions!!!!

Found this:



Hth!

brian
by briandc
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Csound thinking: outside the box
Replies: 2
Views: 3463

Re: Csound thinking: outside the box

Here's a new version, using the moogladder filter instead of the moogVCF filter; there is also a second LFO that controls resonance in depth and rate. Enjoy! SynthHmoogladder


brian
by briandc
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Csound thinking: outside the box
Replies: 2
Views: 3463

Re: Csound thinking: outside the box

Ok, as an example of what I'm doing, is a synth I've made in Csound called SynthH . If you have Csound installed you can try it out! Csound is cross-platform, but those of you not using linux will need to modify the Options section to your system. This synth is not too complicated; it's subtractive,...
by briandc
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Mice in Synths: Polymoog + Mouse = Polymouse
Replies: 6
Views: 2587

Re: Mice in Synths: Polymoog + Mouse = Polymouse

I read this thread title and thought it was about a new Moog softsynth. :D

brian
by briandc
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Csound thinking: outside the box
Replies: 2
Views: 3463

Csound thinking: outside the box

Hi everyone, of the various softsynths that I enjoy playing, I think the application that piques my curiousity most is Csound. (Anyone here using Csound currently in their work?) With all the potential and options, such as having various random filters, oscillators/sound sources, LFO speeds, etc etc...