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by briandc
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Best software synths right now?
Replies: 15
Views: 10531

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
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Synths and burnout
Replies: 13
Views: 1083

Re: Synths and burnout

@Hyde: I'd be happy to hear your stuff! There's so much attention given to certain artists these days, that I actually enjoy listening to stuff made by just normal people.. like me. :) @Meatballfulton: Perhaps it's just me. I think softsynths can sometimes be stressful to work with, especially when ...
by briandc
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Synths and burnout
Replies: 13
Views: 1083

Re: Synths and burnout

I wonder if there's a difference when working with a hardware synth vs. a softsynth.? With hardware, you are able to touch and feel the instrument-- something which may seem obvious and irrelevant to some... but personally.. as I use mostly software synths.. there's definitely something missing from...
by briandc
Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Synths and burnout
Replies: 13
Views: 1083

Re: Synths and burnout

There may be various definitions for burnout. I think of it as "mental/physical collapse or exhaustion" caused by "overworking" or "stress." I've read that there is added stress and risk of burnout when working in a situation where there is "high risk of failure," and also where there is perhaps lit...
by briandc
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Synths and burnout
Replies: 13
Views: 1083

Synths and burnout

Hi everyone,
a topic of interest to me lately, related in particular to computers but also to synths and softsynths:
- have you ever gotten burned out after too much tweaking? If so, what did you do to deal with and overcome it?

Thanks!

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: 5
Views: 3401

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: 4698

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: 1958

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: 1958

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: 1958

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: 1958

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: 12
Views: 5023

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: 2812

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: 2812

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: 1999

Re: Mice in Synths: Polymoog + Mouse = Polymouse

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

brian