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by etcetera
Fri Sep 25, 2009 9:44 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: MELLOTRON IS BACK!
Replies: 20
Views: 2387

Re: MELLOTRON IS BACK!

I have used mellotron samples in many different ways for years, and I still do. But honestly, nothing comes close to playing the real thing. The signal is just so much hotter, and then there is this undefinable quality to the physical sensation of the tapes rolling under your fingers. Somehow it fee...
by etcetera
Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:51 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Overdrive/Distortion pedal for Rhodes, Organs & Moogs' sound
Replies: 8
Views: 3458

Re: Overdrive/Distortion pedal for Rhodes, Organs & Moogs' sound

I've found that an old Aria diode based fuzz pedal from the 70'ies that I have sounds amazing on monosynths. For organ I've taken another route. I have built an effects insert in both my organs, and here the thing to do is to use a valve overdrive. I've had fantastic results using a Vox Big Ben valv...
by etcetera
Mon Jan 05, 2009 5:33 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: List of synthesizers capable of additive synthesis
Replies: 33
Views: 9247

Re: List of synthesizers capable of additive synthesis

Not unless they were modified. Stock Hammonds only ever used one partial for the percussion. Most of them had a switch that allowed you to select the second or third harmonic for the percussion. But that is at least two partials then, one for each percussive tab, though not with drawbars. I've been...
by etcetera
Sun Jan 04, 2009 4:04 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: List of synthesizers capable of additive synthesis
Replies: 33
Views: 9247

Re: List of synthesizers capable of additive synthesis

Organs are additive only in the very crudest sense. Minimal amount of partials whose amplitudes must be be changed manually through drawbars. Organs have one notable exception: Percussive. This is in fact partials whose amplitude is changed over time. I even think some of the old console Hammonds h...
by etcetera
Sun Dec 28, 2008 11:58 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: List of synthesizers capable of additive synthesis
Replies: 33
Views: 9247

Re: List of synthesizers capable of additive synthesis

I suppose in principle, FM and additive synthesis are similar, but why do they sound so different? No, they are different in principle. That is why they sound different. Additive synthesis sums frequencies of varying volume. This is based on the mathematical result that any harmonic wave may be rep...
by etcetera
Sun Nov 30, 2008 1:45 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New Taurus Pedals
Replies: 53
Views: 5383

Re: New Taurus Pedals

You fail to realize that there is more to designing a musical instrument than just components. When Bob was learning to design theremins in the 1950s, long before synthesizers, he learned the art of VOICING THE CIRCUIT. You substitute active and/or passive components, change the circuit until it so...
by etcetera
Mon Nov 17, 2008 9:52 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Mac OS 7 to 9.0.4 programs on Linux
Replies: 0
Views: 426

Mac OS 7 to 9.0.4 programs on Linux

Hi Another Linux tip, for the music community: I still keep an old PowerMac 8600 alive for the occasional need for some of my old Mac OS 9 programs, such as SoundHack, SonicWORX and my old Cubase. But the Mac is big and clumsy, and I only keep it alive for those old programs, and to be able to read ...
by etcetera
Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:35 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Organs with Analogue Synths Built-In?
Replies: 47
Views: 13887

Re: Organs with Analogue Synths Built-In?

My old CRB 900-something organ had a built in stringer too. The stringer actually sounded damned good, and if I am not mistaken, the circuitry was in fact a relative of the Solina.
by etcetera
Sun Nov 02, 2008 11:50 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Sound Production on Linux
Replies: 13
Views: 1462

Re: Sound Production on Linux

Hi again I just checked on the Wine/JACK issue, and sure you can configure Wine to use JACK as the sound output. But I really wanted to share another cool trick with you guys. Here goes: I was an old world Mac user for many years, and there is a couple of sound applications from those days that I ne...
by etcetera
Thu Oct 30, 2008 10:01 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Sound Production on Linux
Replies: 13
Views: 1462

Re: Sound Production on Linux

edit: I just saw that Live 6.0.10 (the version I use) is apparently quite usable under wine... I might have to investigate this for live gigs, provided I can get an interface to work with Linux. If you already know that Live works under Wine, then the interfacing should work this way: In the Wine c...
by etcetera
Wed Oct 29, 2008 12:44 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Transwave synthesis
Replies: 20
Views: 6264

Re: Transwave synthesis

That's one for me.. I'm a TS-12 user. It's a great synth engine. It does have some aliasing issues, but nevertheless sounds great. The TS-10/12 can modulate the transwaves with more than a single source simultaneously, as it has a modulation source mixer. What's more, you can compile and load your o...
by etcetera
Tue Oct 28, 2008 9:46 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Sound Production on Linux
Replies: 13
Views: 1462

Re: Sound Production on Linux

...There's also the fact, that many people probably do not consider f.ex Linux plugins to be professional enough, because they are... well... Free :D How could free plugins compare to, say Waves or URS? Right? ;) I am sure you're right. It's an image thing. People don't believe that something can b...
by etcetera
Mon Oct 27, 2008 7:05 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Sound Production on Linux
Replies: 13
Views: 1462

Sound Production on Linux

Hi I thought it might be time again to see if anybody else around here have joined the Linux revolution, producing music? Here is a short description of my setup: The past couple of years I have successfully built a setup based on a Ubuntu Studio, currently 8.04, and an AMD 64 bit machine with a mod...
by etcetera
Thu Oct 02, 2008 6:53 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synth with shift wave modulation
Replies: 17
Views: 2033

Re: Synth with shift wave modulation

You can do this on the Ensoniq TS-10/12 as well.
by etcetera
Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:25 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Where can i get Curtis filters from?
Replies: 26
Views: 4565

Re: Where can i get Curtis filters from?

I just wonder, do we even have the diagrams for those chips anymore? I seem to remember that the diagrams have been lost on some SSM circuits, making them very hard to reengineer. Second, as these chips are usually analog, they are really just miniaturized analog boards. With the diagram at hand, ma...