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by piRoN
Thu Apr 21, 2016 2:00 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What makes a wave a wave?
Replies: 20
Views: 3667

Re: What makes a wave a wave?

I seem to remember Patrick Kunz (the guy behind the excellent Togu Audio Line stuff) had a technical document somewhere describing his method of modelling oscillators, using some complicated integration of pulse trains or something, from what I can recall. Made me realise softsynths have come a long...
by piRoN
Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:40 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: PROPHET 2000 - 30 years in 2015.
Replies: 13
Views: 8225

Re: PROPHET 2000 - 30 years in 2015.

Did you get a reply from the Prophet 2012 author ? I mailed him a while ago to report that my P2000 didn't work with it, but received no reply. As a SW engineer, I would like to look into to fixing the code for myself and maybe even extending the feature set if the source code were available. I'll ...
by piRoN
Fri Feb 05, 2016 1:12 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Do different oscillators have their "own" sound ?
Replies: 44
Views: 5993

Re: Do different oscillators have their "own" sound ?

In other words I continue to believe that if one switched oscillators in a synth with some other ones from a different manufacturer, the net sonic change at the synth OUTS would be barely distinguishable and musically meaningless or useless. You really haven't used many synths then. There are plent...
by piRoN
Thu Feb 04, 2016 3:10 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Best (or least worst) vintage samplers
Replies: 17
Views: 12583

Re: Best (or least worst) vintage samplers

Ensoniq EPS or EPS-16 . Polyphonic aftertouch and multitrack sequencer are unique features. Nice crunchy aliasing / transposition too (the original EPS, anyway). They're got a meaty sound generally. Even the non-resonant digital filters have a nice character of their own. Yes the wonderful Roland d...
by piRoN
Mon Feb 01, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Do different oscillators have their "own" sound ?
Replies: 44
Views: 5993

Re: Do different oscillators have their "own" sound ?

I don't know, I've never done an A/B test. I usually find the fact that oscillators sound considerably different to be fairly convincing evidence that oscillators sound considerably different.
by piRoN
Mon Feb 01, 2016 4:48 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Do different oscillators have their "own" sound ?
Replies: 44
Views: 5993

Re: Do different oscillators have their "own" sound ?

Thanks for putting up these graphs. But looking at the 2 curves the minimoog wavelength is 10 units, that of the voyager is 9.5 units so already there is a frequency setting discrepancy of 5%: they are not tuned. If I remember correctly the difference in frequency between A and A# is only about 4.3...
by piRoN
Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:04 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: High end preamp ideal for P8?
Replies: 36
Views: 9763

Re: High end preamp ideal for P8?

The point is that this: I think DSI instruments have alot of color I just want to be able to record in without raising the master volume too high on the Synth itself. Shows that you're willing to drop a whole lot of cash on a 1% difference in audio, when you haven't even learnt the basics of gain st...
by piRoN
Wed Jan 13, 2016 2:09 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: PROPHET 2000 - 30 years in 2015.
Replies: 13
Views: 8225

Re: PROPHET 2000 - 30 years in 2015.

Just a suggestion- if you used that software along with the HxC floppy emulator, you'd only have to wait for the MIDI dump once (ish). Then when it's all set as you like and in the Prophet, save it to the SD card. Or you could ask the HxC folk to support whatever file the software generates to repr...
by piRoN
Mon Jan 11, 2016 7:54 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: PROPHET 2000 - 30 years in 2015.
Replies: 13
Views: 8225

Re: PROPHET 2000 - 30 years in 2015.

I generally build the patches in Prophet2012 using assets from my own sample library, then dump it to the Prophet, play around and perform whatever tweaks need to be done, then save it to a file. I also have some blank patch files with all the parameters set up generically that I use to build any ne...
by piRoN
Sun Jan 10, 2016 11:59 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: PROPHET 2000 - 30 years in 2015.
Replies: 13
Views: 8225

Re: PROPHET 2000 - 30 years in 2015.

I still use mine a fair bit. Pain in the arse to use, but sounds lovely. Anyone on Windows really should grab this, it makes dealing with the Prophet's... "characterful" architecture a little less embolism-inducing: http://synth.curlsystems.de/Prophet2012/Prophet2012.html I don't use disks any more,...
by piRoN
Tue Dec 22, 2015 10:40 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks
Replies: 860
Views: 282916

Re: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks

I see Artemyev's had a couple of nods in this thread, but no mention yet of Siberiade?



Yeah, that'll be stuck in your head all day now.
by piRoN
Tue Dec 15, 2015 4:04 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Questions about the modular fascination
Replies: 49
Views: 4950

Re: Questions about the modular fascination

Now saving the patches is the real issue for me. Everyone talks about taking photos but since just minor changes to knob positions can lose the whole patch it's not truly practical. Creating a sound and using it immediately didn't work for me. I tried sampling but never could figure out exactly wha...
by piRoN
Fri Dec 11, 2015 2:06 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Questions about the modular fascination
Replies: 49
Views: 4950

Re: Questions about the modular fascination

I'm sure the many people quite happily and effectively using modulars in a working environment doing music, composition, and sound design will be glad to hear they can finally sell those bulky things off now that the game's up. But seriously, I am genuinely fascinated by the actively anti-modular se...
by piRoN
Fri Dec 11, 2015 11:59 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Questions about the modular fascination
Replies: 49
Views: 4950

Re: Questions about the modular fascination

ppg_wavecomputer wrote:no more flexible than a Mini Moog with the bonus of having some additional patch points?
I look forward to your recreation of this patch on your Minimoog.

by piRoN
Fri Dec 11, 2015 9:49 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Questions about the modular fascination
Replies: 49
Views: 4950

Re: Questions about the modular fascination

Yeah fair enough, I do know you can trigger other stuff from a keyboard/touchplate. But then it essentially becomes like a trigger button/controller. Yes, but going back to the original comparison with traditional standalone synths, what synth units do you know that will give you those 20-odd pads,...