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by aeon
Sun Oct 10, 2010 1:05 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Favorite Synth for Bass Sounds
Replies: 117
Views: 10586

Re: Favorite Synth for Bass Sounds

I know I already answered once, but I will do it again with different synths:

analog: Studio Electronics ATC-Xi, Sequential Circuits Inc. Pro-One, Moog Source, Waldorf Pulse
digital: Yamaha FS1R, Korg OASYS PCI, Waldorf MicroWave XTk


cheers,
Ian
by aeon
Wed Oct 06, 2010 5:32 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Favorite Synth for Bass Sounds
Replies: 117
Views: 10586

Re: Favorite Synth for Bass Sounds

For me it's the SH2 for growls and heaviness, but my Juno 60 gets used a bit too for a lighter electro feel, or when the SH2's envelopes just aren't fast enough. Wow! You're either very demanding, or your SH-2 needs some service! :D My experience of my SH-2, and others' anecdotal reports of theirs,...
by aeon
Wed Oct 06, 2010 5:22 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: so who's shelled out for an iPad?
Replies: 50
Views: 8081

Re: so who's shelled out for an iPad?

I am considering one, but I am going to wait a bit and (perhaps) get one when I order a new Mac. Thing is, I am working within a budget, and I really want to do the computer properly, so I don't know if I will be willing to shift coin around, or save a bit longer. The iPad is certainly a big deal wi...
by aeon
Mon Oct 04, 2010 3:18 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What was the Deepest Synth you ever bought?
Replies: 76
Views: 8778

Re: What was the Deepest Synth you ever bought?

Clavia Nord Modular
Korg OASYS PCI
Yamaha FS1R


cheers,
Ian
by aeon
Mon Oct 04, 2010 5:13 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Favorite Synth for Bass Sounds
Replies: 117
Views: 10586

Re: Favorite Synth for Bass Sounds

analog: Roland SH-2
digital: Clavia Nord Modular


cheers,
Ian
by aeon
Sat Sep 18, 2010 1:43 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: WHATEVER...
Replies: 52
Views: 5115

Re: WHATEVER...

  • Roland SH-2
  • E-mu EMAX
  • Yamaha DX7IID
  • Waldorf MicroWave
  • Roland JD-990
That should average to about $500 each, and I'd have fun.

Given the OP mentioned a Yammy SY, I considered the early 90s "vintage enough."


cheers,
Ian
by aeon
Tue Sep 14, 2010 1:36 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Bad News for Software Users
Replies: 11
Views: 2035

Re: Bad News for Software Users

It will lead to:

Ballpoint pen for sale for $500! Includes FREE copy of (Software Title).


cheers,
Ian
by aeon
Sun Sep 12, 2010 4:35 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Recording Synths in Mono VS. Stereo
Replies: 25
Views: 30356

Re: Recording Synths in Mono VS. Stereo

code green wrote:but half a stereo image ≠ mono...
No, not always, but depending on the nature of the stereo image, it might. It's likely never the case for stereo mixes of a track, but if we are talking a synth sound, it might work just fine.


cheers,
Ian
by aeon
Sun Sep 12, 2010 2:06 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Recording Synths in Mono VS. Stereo
Replies: 25
Views: 30356

Re: Recording Synths in Mono VS. Stereo

Single player -> mono, one source, one seat. Ensemble of players -> stereo, to represent the locations of the player's seats. Recording this mono puts all these seats in one line, adding chorus or reverb only makes this line thicker, but it doesn't spread out the seats in a realistic way. Just beca...
by aeon
Sat Sep 11, 2010 9:44 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Recording Synths in Mono VS. Stereo
Replies: 25
Views: 30356

Re: Recording Synths in Mono VS. Stereo

--What types of synth sounds do you generally record in mono? Most all of them. --What types of synth sounds do you generally record in stereo? Two specific kinds: "Synth sounds" that are actually stereo samples generated from acoustic mic'ing of the source. Synth sounds that are generated with a d...
by aeon
Sat Sep 11, 2010 9:10 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: PWMing sound examples?
Replies: 36
Views: 3589

Re: PWMing sound examples?

The summed-saws trick works a treat when you introduce gentle pitch-mod to one of them - you get spectral movement a la PWM, but if you have serious mod control, a la E-Mu Command Station engine, you can get all kinds of Brownian/semi-random PWM spectral movement.


cheers,
Ian
by aeon
Tue Aug 24, 2010 2:01 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Lots of LFOs
Replies: 26
Views: 3119

Re: Lots of LFOs

Yeah, the modern E-mu P2K-based synths have crazy possibilities as it concerns LFOs, just as balma described. The Clavia Nord Modular can have many LFOs in a patch, or you can use the LFOs for synthesis. You can also build your own custom LFOs from other parts if you so desire. While not a synthesiz...
by aeon
Wed Aug 18, 2010 12:26 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: E-BOW
Replies: 37
Views: 4586

Re: E-BOW

Yea, you don't need other fx - guitar, ebow, and amp, and you can be good to go. That said, my use of the ebow makes it roughly equivalent, in synthesis terms, to an osc with amplitude control. In synthesizer design, I tend to like the use of filters and other post-processing. So it goes with the eb...
by aeon
Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:52 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: E-BOW
Replies: 37
Views: 4586

Re: E-BOW

Yea, ebow as the "osc" source for later post-process is rich with possibility. Doing with an analog chain and an amp is amazing because of the real-time feedback and instability. Using a looper to overdub multiple tracks of drone with a slide can yield incredible sustaining, shifting textures. cheer...
by aeon
Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:58 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: E-BOW
Replies: 37
Views: 4586

Re: E-BOW

Add pedal compression, analog octave, analog vibrato, some filtering, a little trem, some analog modulations, tape delay, diatonic harmonization (for chords), and a touch of 'verb, and the ebow can become your best friend ever if you dig textural drones. As with many things, it is about the post-pro...