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by aeon
Tue Dec 28, 2010 6:29 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Nord Lead 3 - Digital Aliasing Issues
Replies: 39
Views: 7175

Re: Nord Lead 3 - Digital Aliasing Issues

That's fair. I simply think that optimization in that regard will help to isolate any and all variables. Also, if overall gain is increased, we will be able to better hear the tail issues, if any. I agree that clipping is totally not worth it. That said, when the source is an instrument where you ha...
by aeon
Tue Dec 28, 2010 5:26 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Nord Lead 3 - Digital Aliasing Issues
Replies: 39
Views: 7175

Re: Nord Lead 3 - Digital Aliasing Issues

It will really help if you gain stage correctly. The newest sample has a peak level that is -4.77db below FS. At a sample value of 18901 out of 32768, or 57 percent value, you are not making the best use of your dynamic range. Also, when I have isolated and pushed gain on the tail of the sample, it ...
by aeon
Tue Dec 28, 2010 8:09 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Nord Lead 3 - Digital Aliasing Issues
Replies: 39
Views: 7175

Re: Nord Lead 3 - Digital Aliasing Issues

yes, a pure recording at near FS level - the current example isn't even close. as has been previously said, I don't hear aliasing here - but I do hear recording issues including (lack of proper) gain staging, grounding issues, compression use, and potential colorization via dithering. please provide...
by aeon
Tue Dec 28, 2010 4:45 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Help me find a hardware sampler!
Replies: 24
Views: 4381

Re: Help me find a hardware sampler!

V-Synth is one option, yes, but you could also look at a Kurz 2500 w/KDFX or 2600, or 2661, especially since they can sometimes be had for less than a used V-Synth, and with the KDFX, they can do some wicked mangling.


cheers,
Ian
by aeon
Mon Dec 27, 2010 1:40 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: outboard reverb...which?
Replies: 82
Views: 15173

Re: outboard reverb...which?

Thanks, that's good to know. I've been thinking of a Powercore Express if I want a reverb upgrade. I generally like reverbs that are either very realistic or so unrealistic they don't even necessarily resemble spaces anymore (and Reaktor covers the latter). The t.c. electronic models I mentioned us...
by aeon
Sun Dec 26, 2010 5:06 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: outboard reverb...which?
Replies: 82
Views: 15173

Re: outboard reverb...which?

As for the LXP-15, I guess I'm not so impressed by it. I didn't have time to edit it at all, but the big & medium rooms were very unrealistic. Very "lush", but very obvious and dated. The small rooms sounded better to me. Now, this reverb is probably better than most synth's internal effects or fre...
by aeon
Sun Dec 26, 2010 5:02 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: unique/unsual features in hardware samplers
Replies: 32
Views: 6297

Re: unique/unsual features in hardware samplers

Roland S760 - analog feel parameter Oops, I forgot all about that. Just as it is on the JD-990 and others, it can go a long way to bring short looped samples to life as it concerns overall timbre. That, combined with the lovely S-7xx filter, makes for one heck of a "polysynth" when needed. cheers, ...
by aeon
Sat Dec 25, 2010 7:37 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: unique/unsual features in hardware samplers
Replies: 32
Views: 6297

Re: unique/unsual features in hardware samplers

"Portamento on the Yamaha A5000 can either be time- or rate-based." Akai 3200XL can do this too "There are 6 effects blocks on the Yamaha A5000 that can be set up in a mixture of parallel and/or serial configurations. They can also be used on live audio input." Akai S-3200XL can also do this but ha...
by aeon
Thu Dec 23, 2010 5:47 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: unique/unsual features in hardware samplers
Replies: 32
Views: 6297

Re: unique/unsual features in hardware samplers

The E-mu EOS Ultra provides a true mod matrix - 43 sources, 39 destinations, the ability to modulate the mod matrix connections themselves, and goodies potential like lag-processed pink noise routed to osc pitch. The E-mu EOS Ultra series can be used to burn FLASH SIMMs for use in their sample-base...
by aeon
Thu Dec 23, 2010 1:28 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: unique/unsual features in hardware samplers
Replies: 32
Views: 6297

Re: unique/unsual features in hardware samplers

Portamento on the Yamaha A5000 can either be time- or rate-based. There are 6 effects blocks on the Yamaha A5000 that can be set up in a mixture of parallel and/or serial configurations. They can also be used on live audio input. The Yamaha A5000 features an (up to) 16-stage looping step-sequencer ...
by aeon
Wed Dec 22, 2010 4:46 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: E-Mu Protean Drums ROM
Replies: 4
Views: 2000

Re: E-Mu Protean Drums ROM

Well, is it going to compete with a 30GB library? no

Is it one of the best, or perhaps the best (depending on focus), ROM for the P2K-series machines? I think so.

If I could only have 2 E-mu ROMs, it would be one of them - the other being the Vintage ROM.


cheers,
Ian
by aeon
Wed Dec 22, 2010 4:42 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: outboard reverb...which?
Replies: 82
Views: 15173

Re: outboard reverb...which?

colmon wrote:since we're talking about lexicons, how do people feel about the lxp series?
small coin, big sound, seek out a LXP-15 II. Or perhaps a LXP-1, but it isn't front-panel programmable, but is so via MIDI.


cheers,
Ian
by aeon
Sat Dec 18, 2010 1:32 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: great SH-101-driven tracks
Replies: 92
Views: 18590

Re: great SH-101-driven tracks

When it comes to a GAS-inducing thread, you guys really know how to tighten the screws!

Well done, sirs. Carry on.

I'll keep on with my SH-2 and try to chill.


heh,
Ian
by aeon
Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:52 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: JP4 vs SH7
Replies: 19
Views: 3073

Re: JP4 vs SH7

plikestechno wrote:My other issue with the Jupe 4 and SH5 is that they are quite generational sounding. The SH5 sounds like the 70s, the Jupe 4 sounds like the late 70s/early 80s. Where as the SH7 (like SH2 or SH09) can be used for any era and sound of electronic music.
Agreed.


cheers,
Ian
by aeon
Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:50 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: JP4 vs SH7
Replies: 19
Views: 3073

Re: JP4 vs SH7

I've owned both and still own a JP4. In my opinion, the JP4 is a very special, "more than the sum of its features" synth. One of my desert island synths for sure. Not exactly the most standard, flexible polysynth, but it's capable of far more timbrally that the front panel would suggest The SH7.......