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by aeon
Thu Nov 18, 2010 7:12 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Synths and effects that work together
Replies: 20
Views: 3037

Re: Synths and effects that work together

…I think the award goes to EH Stereo Polyphase. With the Polyphase you can set the top and bottom points of the phase, so as low as you please or higher than the others. that looks nice. Is it BBD? It is analog, but it does not use a BBD to do its phasing. In fact, I can't think of a single analog ...
by aeon
Thu Nov 18, 2010 7:10 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Aggressive synths?
Replies: 41
Views: 4462

Re: Aggressive synths?

I have always thought the Korg Prophecy was something special in this regard. It can get so aggressive, rude even, yet remain (to my ear) so very musical. The on-board analog distortion of the Studio Electronics ATC-X(i) can give it a timbre no other monosynth can touch as it concerns dirt. That sai...
by aeon
Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:46 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: ununsual and non-conventional effects on synths.
Replies: 21
Views: 2974

Re: ununsual and non-conventional effects on synths.

E-mu EOS RFX32: MuXster - a square wave LFO-controlled crossfader/chopper with slice filtering, delay, sync, PWM, and lag controls, with the ability to run in a quad configuration for serial and parallel routing off the audio. E-mu EOS RFX32: Vocoder - nothing special in that, true, but it becomes ...
by aeon
Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:56 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Aggressive synths?
Replies: 41
Views: 4462

Re: Aggressive synths?

nice suggestions, Alex...

also consider a Studio Electronics ATC-X - they can get quite aggressive.


cheers,
Ian
by aeon
Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:14 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Spot the scam
Replies: 15
Views: 2331

Re: Spot the scam

total scam - avoid.


cheers,
Ian
by aeon
Sun Nov 14, 2010 7:01 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Any latency with hardware mixers + effects etc?
Replies: 6
Views: 871

Re: Any latency with hardware mixers + effects etc?

When using DAW's with effect plug-ins , you'll end up with milliseconds of latency, caused by the time it takes for the CPU to process any audio going through the effects. Not true, actually. The would-be latency of the effects are within the latency of the overall DAW buffer, so they appear to be,...
by aeon
Wed Nov 10, 2010 5:57 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Favorite Synth for Bass Sounds
Replies: 117
Views: 10739

Re: Favorite Synth for Bass Sounds

Haha, no... I just added up the mentions of synths in the 8 pages of this thread, hence the list of synths - the number in front is the number of times a particular synth was mentioned positively for bass. of the listed synths, I own: Roland SH-2 Yamaha FS1R Clavia Nord Modular Elektron MonoMachine ...
by aeon
Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:26 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Favorite Synth for Bass Sounds
Replies: 117
Views: 10739

Re: Favorite Synth for Bass Sounds

so far... 6 - SCI Pro-One 5 - Moog Mini Model D 5 - Moog Little Phatty 5 - Moog Voyager 5 - Roland SH-2 5 - Roland Juno-106 4 - Roland SH-101 3 - Casio CZ101/1000 3 - DSI Evolver 3 - FM synths in general 3 - Studio Electronics ATC-X/Xi 3 - Yamaha FS1R 3 - Yamaha DX7 3 - Yamaha TX81Z 2 - ARP Odyssey ...
by aeon
Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:36 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Synth Bass - Combining Sounds
Replies: 12
Views: 2415

Re: Synth Bass - Combining Sounds

I tend not to layer bass sounds. I like the purity of a VCO mono, the sound of an articulated physical model, the expressivity and sound control of a virtual modular patch, as well as the cut and percussive snap of an FM doing electronic sounds (as opposed to that 80s pop/pluck/slap-string stuff). c...
by aeon
Sat Nov 06, 2010 5:41 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Getting an Elektron MD MkII UW, +Drive worth it?
Replies: 2
Views: 507

Re: Getting an Elektron MD MkII UW, +Drive worth it?

+Drive offers a lot more memory for samples, setups, patterns, and so on...definitely go for it.


cheers,
Ian
by aeon
Wed Nov 03, 2010 5:54 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha DX1
Replies: 29
Views: 7728

Re: Yamaha DX1

Well, I hate to be the wet blanket here, but I don't find those DX1 sounds that impressive. While they do sound better than a MkI DX7, I think the DX7IIFD was very close to being it's equal if not better in sound, and no question that the SY77/99 far surpassed the DX1's sound palette (even with the...
by aeon
Fri Oct 29, 2010 3:42 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Any need for VA gear still??
Replies: 45
Views: 5206

Re: Any need for VA gear still??

I like the fact that with the various VA models you get so much programming control. In my case I use a Clavia Nord Modular, Korg OASYS PCI, and programmed as such, the Yamaha FS1R. Part of what I also like is the thinner, more stable (unless programmed otherwise) tone as compared and contrasted wit...
by aeon
Thu Oct 28, 2010 12:24 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: digital synths with Mod Matrices
Replies: 1
Views: 386

Re: digital synths with Mod Matrices

The E-mu Command Station (or P2K-series) mod matrix is quite wonderful, yes. It would be awesome to see a next-gen version with sample-level modulation for PWM and the like, and also inter-layer modulation for sync, etc. That said, there is plenty to do with what it already there. Of course, the sam...
by aeon
Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:14 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Are you glad synths aren't more popular?
Replies: 48
Views: 4701

Re: Are you glad synths aren't more popular?

organsymphony wrote:
goober wrote:Sadly, you never see a chick say, "Oh, you play a synth?" that's hot.
you need to bang more hipster chicks.
fix'd.


cheers,
Ian
by aeon
Sun Oct 17, 2010 3:01 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: making the hi hats interesting
Replies: 38
Views: 5066

Re: making the hi hats interesting

How do you obtain interesting hi hats? (if your hi hats are interesting of course...) Hire a drummer to actually play the hi-hat line, use a combo of a Beyer M160 and a SDC into an API pre, and if I am feeling adventurous, throw a slight touch of some sync'd ProphecySound infinitphase mkII Custom o...