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by impaler42
Mon Sep 27, 2010 7:54 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Dallas Synth Meet
Replies: 31
Views: 1502

Re: Dallas Synth Meet

I live near Plano, so Ill try and make it there. Will probably bring my Kurzweil K2vx.
by impaler42
Mon Aug 30, 2010 11:47 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Kurzweil K2000VP vs Ensoniq TS 10
Replies: 7
Views: 1989

Re: Kurzweil K2000VP vs Ensoniq TS 10

I would go with the Kurzweil K2000VP. I have a K2vx and its fantastic sounding. You can get all the usual synth sounds out of it, and much more. Its a gem of a synth. The VAST architecture is........well vast. It takes time to get into, but its got tons of depth and room for exploration. I love load...
by impaler42
Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:15 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Using touchscreen to control software synths...
Replies: 9
Views: 1745

Re: Using touchscreen to control software synths...

Cool video. Ill be purchasing an ipad soon enough to use its music applications and as a controller for Ableton Live. It seems like touchscreens make for great controllers except for the fact that you can use velocity sensitivity.
by impaler42
Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:45 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Camel Audio Alchemy vs. Kawai K5000R
Replies: 10
Views: 2937

Re: Camel Audio Alchemy vs. Kawai K5000R

Ive had both and I would go with the Kawai K5000. Its a wonderful synth. It has a very unique sound. Its very clean sounding, pristine I would say. Great for leads, pads, and strings. Not especially great for basses, but I supposed you could squeeze some out. Alchemy isnt bad either, but it seems a ...
by impaler42
Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:41 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Poll: your musical influence for interest in synthesizers
Replies: 88
Views: 4875

Re: Poll: your musical influence for interest in synthesizer

For me it was electronic dance music. A lot of the sounds seemed to be so abstract and otherworldy that I was immediately drawn in by the filter sweeps and other subtleties of synths. I must say that Depeche Mode was an influence too. They had some very catchy synth melodies back in the day.
by impaler42
Sat Aug 21, 2010 10:37 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Analog FM Synthesis?
Replies: 30
Views: 2329

Re: Analog FM Synthesis?

The Doepfer Dark Energy has FM synthesis capabilities, but whats really interesting about it is that they offer linear and exponential FM. I really enjoy messing around with the exponential FM knob. It can create some pretty metallic and disonant sounds.
by impaler42
Sat Aug 21, 2010 8:45 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Kurzweil VS V synth VS Turbosynth VS Ensoniq
Replies: 22
Views: 3385

Re: Kurzweil VS V synth VS Turbosynth VS Ensoniq

I have recently gotten a Kurzweil K2vx (in the K2000 series) and I am highly impressed by its VAST architecture. Ive never had a sampler keyboard before. The disk drive is very easy to use and handy. I have loaded it up with some of the best sounds I could find created by professional sound designer...
by impaler42
Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:13 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Ipad as an alternative to the Lemur
Replies: 5
Views: 653

Re: Ipad as an alternative to the Lemur

Haha I know its a difficult task. Im most likely going to buy an Ipad for my birthday. Cant wait to use the iElectribe application. Ive always been a fan of electribes.
by impaler42
Tue Aug 17, 2010 5:43 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Ipad as an alternative to the Lemur
Replies: 5
Views: 653

Ipad as an alternative to the Lemur

I was wondering what everyone's opinions were on the Ipad as a musical instrument. It seems like a major downfall for the Lemur was the learning curve associated with programming OSC to make it do what you wanted. Now with the Ipad, there seems to be a lot of cool music related apps, some of which l...
by impaler42
Fri Jun 25, 2010 7:18 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Pro Audio with Linux?
Replies: 16
Views: 1511

Re: Pro Audio with Linux?

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/Feb03/a ... xaudio.asp

Here is a cool Sound on Sound article about building Linux based computer systems tailor made for music applications. Makes a lot of good points on the positive and negative aspects of such endeavors.
by impaler42
Thu Jun 24, 2010 3:37 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Pro Audio with Linux?
Replies: 16
Views: 1511

Re: Pro Audio with Linux?

Thanks for your replies. Very cool page by the way.
by impaler42
Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:45 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Pro Audio with Linux?
Replies: 16
Views: 1511

Pro Audio with Linux?

I recently installed Ubuntu Lucid Lynx on my VAIO. I was wondering what peoples opinions were on using Linux based audio applications. Are there any specific DAWs or softsynths that stand out? There are so many programs, its hard to know what to look into. Are there any advantages/disadvantages of u...
by impaler42
Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:57 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What makes a good synth player?
Replies: 37
Views: 1946

Re: What makes a good synth player?

Agreed that it does depend on the style. However, I think there is a lot more to it than keyboard chops. You can have tons of music theory know how and be a sub par synth player. Alternatively, you can have very little music theory know how and be a fantastic synth player. It comes down to how you i...
by impaler42
Sat Feb 20, 2010 9:08 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: What is your "Sound"?
Replies: 54
Views: 4038

Re: What is your "Sound"?

www.myspace.com/shythespyder

The tracks on there are works in progress. I still have a long ways to go, but those tracks are good examples of how I go about the recording process.
by impaler42
Sat Feb 20, 2010 4:37 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Dx7 VS ESQ-1
Replies: 25
Views: 2804

Re: Dx7 VS ESQ-1

Ive had both synths. The DX7 seemed to be a bit overrated to me. Its a great FM synth, but I dont see what puts it above the rest. I found it great to use with distortion pedals to emulate heavy guitars. The ESQ-1 has got a really nice sound. Very unique. Its great for all sorts of sound, from low t...