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by aeon
Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:45 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: sample rates in low bit samplers
Replies: 16
Views: 3636

Re: sample rates in low bit samplers

Cool! aeon, which is better for this sort of thing- the Yamaha or the EOS Ultra? I honestly couldn't pick one over the other. Each has its PsITA, and each one has its charm. The EOSUltra w/RFX is a bit more "purist" in its vintage sampler aspirations when using Grungulator in terms of sound process...
by aeon
Wed Dec 15, 2010 5:41 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: sample rates in low bit samplers
Replies: 16
Views: 3636

Re: sample rates in low bit samplers

Sampling at 2x speed and then playing back 1 octave lower is also a great way to conserve memory on older samplers. Also, depending on the sampler, that playback will be achieved via variable clock rate or (more likely) some kind of interpolation. In either case, the opportunity for character-yieldi...
by aeon
Sun Dec 12, 2010 3:49 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Prophet VS vs. Roland JD-800 / JD-990
Replies: 6
Views: 2049

Re: Prophet VS vs. Roland JD-800 / JD-990

For a pad machine, capable of epic, atmospheric sounds with great vox, choirs and strings, with good-sounding filters,... The Roland JD-990 is a superlative choice, especially with a touch of appropriate post-processing. That said, your description also brings to mind the Yamaha FS1R, a whole other...
by aeon
Sat Dec 11, 2010 6:19 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Nord Lead/NL2/NM vs NL3/G2 vs NL2X
Replies: 8
Views: 2627

Re: Nord Lead/NL2/NM vs NL3/G2 vs NL2X

In the case of all the Clavia synths, the difference in sound is down to the algorithms present in a given machine. The D/A has little to do with it. cheers, Ian yeah the sound design it totally different however I think you get an increased dynamic range with the 2X over the NL2 Yep, but even so, ...
by aeon
Fri Dec 10, 2010 3:24 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Nord Lead/NL2/NM vs NL3/G2 vs NL2X
Replies: 8
Views: 2627

Re: Nord Lead/NL2/NM vs NL3/G2 vs NL2X

In the case of all the Clavia synths, the difference in sound is down to the algorithms present in a given machine. The D/A has little to do with it.


cheers,
Ian
by aeon
Thu Dec 09, 2010 7:57 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Nord Lead/NL2/NM vs NL3/G2 vs NL2X
Replies: 8
Views: 2627

Re: Nord Lead/NL2/NM vs NL3/G2 vs NL2X

I don't know where the NordWave fits either, but yea, the G1/NL2 sound is the sound that I prefer - love even with my NM G1.


cheers,
Ian
by aeon
Thu Dec 09, 2010 7:51 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: outboard reverb...which?
Replies: 82
Views: 15173

Re: outboard reverb...which?

Just picked up a LXP-15 for 100 quid after playing with my mates LXP-1, we stuck a DX-100 though it and it sounded so lush... Also just brought the v 2.0 EPROM for the Lexi to make it into a LXP-15 II, can't wait to get it through the post and try it out. Way to go - the LXP15 II is a whole bunch o...
by aeon
Thu Dec 09, 2010 7:47 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha polyVL?
Replies: 4
Views: 1737

Re: Yamaha polyVL?

Mush wrote:Yamaha VP1.
Yep.

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I have a folder of demos for it, but no audio host right now due to my ancient computer. If someone would like to help with that, then I'm up for making it happen.


cheers,
Ian
by aeon
Thu Dec 02, 2010 4:14 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Good place to get cheap, reliable Compact Flash cards?
Replies: 4
Views: 677

Re: Good place to get cheap, reliable Compact Flash cards?

Photography forums often have suitable ones for cheap as owners upgrade to fatter cards for their hi-res digital SLRs.


cheers,
Ian
by aeon
Thu Dec 02, 2010 4:04 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: outboard reverb...which?
Replies: 82
Views: 15173

Re: outboard reverb...which?

Stab's spring ideas sound tasty. Consider finding a used AKG BX spring too - they sound the business. I do pedals, but not pedal 'verb, so I won't suggest anything in that format. Racks? Lots of choices: Kurzweil Rumour Lexicon MPX-1 Lexicon LXP-15 II Sony R7 t.c. electronic M-One XL Roland SRV-330 ...
by aeon
Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:58 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: What would you get with $100.00?
Replies: 43
Views: 6482

Re: What would you get with $100.00?

  • Sony MDR-7506
  • u-he A.C.E.
  • any one of a few pedals

cheers,
Ian
by aeon
Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:53 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New FS1r computer editor
Replies: 9
Views: 1206

Re: New FS1r computer editor

I'll need some more time with the current free ones before I consider buying it.

That said, my FS1R is going nowhere, so I will give it good consideration.


cheers,
Ian
by aeon
Fri Nov 19, 2010 9:08 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Synths and effects that work together
Replies: 20
Views: 3037

Re: Synths and effects that work together

i've wanted to reply to this thread, but I couldn't think of any specific examples. Most effects sound good with most synths - if you dial them in right. IME, anyway.

There are lots of sweet synergies to be found.


cheers,
Ian
by aeon
Fri Nov 19, 2010 4:01 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Hardware: Multiple hardware EQs for multitracks?
Replies: 7
Views: 1043

Re: Hardware: Multiple hardware EQs for multitracks?

Yep...a mixing desk - but oftentimes this would be/is supplemented with dedicated outboard EQ for sources that need that little extra shaping control.


cheers,
Ian
by aeon
Fri Nov 19, 2010 3:33 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: best digital drum synth engine?
Replies: 4
Views: 673

Re: best digital drum synth engine?

  • Elektron MachineDrum SPS-1
  • Korg OASYS PCI w/Brandon Daniel's ElectroDrums
  • Korg OASYS PCI w/Harm Visser's physical model pack
  • Waldorf Attack
  • Yamaha FS1R (or SY99, SY77, TG77, TX802, DX7IID w/E!)
  • Sonic Charge µTonic

cheers,
Ian