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by SciNote
Mon Dec 14, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New Sequential Prophet-5 Rev. 4
Replies: 12
Views: 3857

Re: New Sequential Prophet-5 Rev. 4

... One interesting thing I found while mapping out the existing circuitry is that each group of 5 voices is pre-mixed separately, then the two groups are run through two parallel VCAs that allow the gain staging to be automatically adjusted by the computer so it's optimal for both 5-voice and 10-v...
by SciNote
Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:18 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg Opsix
Replies: 5
Views: 1993

Re: Korg Opsix

No doubt, FM is quite a bit different than subtractive synthesis. But from what I've read, the Opsix will have at least one filter, giving some traditional control over the sound. And then a while back, I read something interesting about FM synthesis on a Yamaha synth website. I don't know if this i...
by SciNote
Sat Nov 28, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg Opsix
Replies: 5
Views: 1993

Re: Korg Opsix

Since there have been 87 views as I type this, but no replies, I'll start by referencing what I posted about this synth in the article about it on the main page of the forum... "The fact that it has dedicated knobs and sliders to control the frequency ratio and level of each operator gives it a grea...
by SciNote
Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: 1st Synthesizer advice, am I looking at the right synths?
Replies: 6
Views: 2238

Re: 1st Synthesizer advice, am I looking at the right synths?

In my post above, I talk about the Roland GAIA SH-01. But I just saw information on another synth that looks very interesting, especially if you're looking for digital FM sounds. It's called the Korg Opsix, as it is essentially a 6-operator FM synth, but it goes beyond that. It has multiple waveform...
by SciNote
Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: 1st Synthesizer advice, am I looking at the right synths?
Replies: 6
Views: 2238

Re: 1st Synthesizer advice, am I looking at the right synths?

Another thing to consider is how you're going to use the keyboard. And by that, I mean, do you want to use it like a piano/workstation, where it would be a main keyboard that you would be playing a full range of octaves with both hands? Then you'll want something that has at least a 5 octave keyboar...
by SciNote
Sat Oct 31, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: I've just got Yamaha Electone D85
Replies: 71
Views: 28265

Re: I've just got Yamaha Electone D85

I realize this thread is ancient, but this is an interesting topic to me. I had a Yamaha D-80 Organ that my parents bought for me back in 1978, and I sold it in 1985 to get a DX-7 and some other equipment. It's interesting to read about the paraphonic envelope generators, because as I remember on my...
by SciNote
Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Hardware Synth prices and VSTs.
Replies: 14
Views: 2707

Re: Hardware Synth prices and VSTs.

Good point. But even so, there are new analog synths with amazing capabilities for well under $1000. Look at the Behringer Deepmind 12 -- That's 12 voices, at 2 oscillators per voice! And at this time, it's only a little over $800 on Sweetwater. And there are also the Korg Monologue, Minilogue, and ...
by SciNote
Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Hardware Synth prices and VSTs.
Replies: 14
Views: 2707

Re: Hardware Synth prices and VSTs.

Yeah, hardware synths were very expensive back in the 1970's and 1980's when they were first becoming popular. I would put the inflation at about 500% since the late 1970's -- maybe more. That's just based on personal experience, such as a $1.00 magazine back then costing at least $5.00 now, or a $4...
by SciNote
Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The 2600
Replies: 9
Views: 3690

Re: Behringer 2600

Seems like the original poster was talking about the newer Korg version of the Arp 2600, which I'm seeing online for about $3900. But it seems that this is a limited edition product with a wait list, and new ones may be in short supply and may not even be available, which could explain a $6000+ aski...
by SciNote
Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Difference Between Digital and Virtual Analog Synths?
Replies: 42
Views: 19861

Re: Difference Between Digital and Virtual Analog Synths?

And let's not forget that, unless you're recording directly to something like an analog reel-to-reel tape deck or directly to vinyl, once you record the output of an analog synth using any modern digital recording technology, that smooth analog signal is now also broken down into a series of numbers...
by SciNote
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: six trak from USA to UK - nearly a semitone lower
Replies: 13
Views: 2292

Re: six trak from USA to UK - nearly a semitone lower

That all makes sense. I did a little Googlin' about the subject and it looks like the pitch bend wheel is, indeed, not programmable. But it appears that the fixed range is supposed to be up and down by about a third. Some people said it is a major third one way and a minor third another way, but wha...
by SciNote
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: six trak from USA to UK - nearly a semitone lower
Replies: 13
Views: 2292

Re: six trak from USA to UK - nearly a semitone lower

I'm not familiar with this particular synth, but maybe the up and down ranges of the pitch bend wheel can be set independently, so that it can be set to go up and down by different interval amounts? This is just a guess, as I know my Roland GAIA SH-01 has this feature.
by SciNote
Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Novation K-Station: Tremolo ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2978

Re: Novation K-Station: Tremolo ?

Hey, great! Thanks for the update, and I'm glad that worked for you. Sometimes you can sort of "bend the rules" or go about an alternate route to get to the sound that you're looking for.
by SciNote
Thu Sep 03, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Ring Modulator Question
Replies: 2
Views: 1216

Re: Ring Modulator Question

Thanks for the reply. That's what I was thinking, but then that brings up two questions. If they only use a single oscillator for the ring mod effect, then that would produce a different sound than when a dual-VCO per voice synth does ring mod, because with the dual-VCO synth, I would think that eac...