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by Dirk
Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:53 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What synths are difficult to use?
Replies: 60
Views: 4382

I think this is utter nonsence. Analog modulairs are the eazyest synths to program, because you can see whats happening all the time (just folow the patch cord). Ease of programming and ease of use are not the same thing. On a hardwired synth with patch memory, I can play a key and get a sound. I c...
by Dirk
Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:07 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What synths are difficult to use?
Replies: 60
Views: 4382

I'm surprised noone mentioned an analog modular synth as difficult to use. First you have to understand how it works. Then you have to use patch cords to wire up the functions. Then you have to dial in all the knobs. Things we take for granted with hardwired synths...l ike playing a note on the key...
by Dirk
Mon Jan 21, 2008 4:23 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Owning two of the same synthesizer - Is it wrong?
Replies: 80
Views: 8429

JSRockit wrote:I don't see anything wrong with having two of the same mono synth...a ton of people have multiple TB-303s.
I have 2 TB-303's.
I have 2 System 100's (2x 101 & 2x 102)
I very soon (couple of day's) will have a MKS50 and have a Juno-2.
by Dirk
Sun Jan 20, 2008 1:22 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: getting a 'clinical' sound on a modular
Replies: 5
Views: 551

The previous tips I gave were just tips to make sounds fatter, but inverted. What Freq said, experimenting with ringmodulators makes cool sounds. Try 2 VCO's into one ringmodulator, then put the output of the ringmodulator into an other ringmodulator with a 3th VCO. Syncing the VCO's makes sure they...
by Dirk
Sat Jan 19, 2008 5:07 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: getting a 'clinical' sound on a modular
Replies: 5
Views: 551

1 Don't overdrive the inputs. 2 Filter out the root frequencies with highpass filters. 3 Subtract sine or triangle from the saw or pulse waves. 4 Programming the sounds you hear in your head is not eazy, so don't give up! Hope it helps. Edit: Example of tip 3 http://www.sendspace.com/file/sidsyw The...
by Dirk
Mon Jan 14, 2008 12:19 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: TR-909 kick drum replacements
Replies: 45
Views: 3078

I also had the MBase01 for a while and let it go. There was just something about it that didn't sound right to my ears. I think it was that I didn't like the clickey pulse it added to the attack. I tried to like it because I didn't want to shell out the money for a 20 year old 909. I also owned an ...
by Dirk
Sat Jan 12, 2008 7:08 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg Poly 800's VCA(s?)
Replies: 15
Views: 2119

It seems that you can even put your own samples in the voicechip!
by Dirk
Sat Jan 12, 2008 6:55 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg Poly 800's VCA(s?)
Replies: 15
Views: 2119

Re: Korg Poly 800's VCA(s?)

Hello, I read everywhere on the web, that the Poly 800 only has ONE VCA as ONE VCF... But some of my friends that used to own one, say that it has 8 VCAs while only 1 VCF.... Where's the truth? Very good question. There's only 1 VCF inside the poly800, the NJM2069. So the 8 voices are not completel...
by Dirk
Fri Jan 11, 2008 6:43 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Mono/Poly variations
Replies: 4
Views: 480

Here are the differences of the two versions. http://www.emusic-diy.org/KorgManuals/MonoPoly?action=AttachFile&do=get&target=mp_07.gif http://www.emusic-diy.org/KorgManuals/MonoPoly?action=AttachFile&do=get&target=mp_08.gif Main difference is the voltage divider that is made up of R1 and R3. The new...
by Dirk
Thu Jan 10, 2008 5:56 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What misconceptions about your synths drive you nuts?
Replies: 210
Views: 14680

There are 2 versions of the mono/poly. The first/old ones have a much lower signal level into the filter, this doesn't give nice filter overdrive. And therefore these mono/poly's sound thiner. The newer versions do have much more level into the filter and they sound much better than the old ones. S...
by Dirk
Wed Jan 09, 2008 11:30 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: synthesizers Filters vs Chip ?
Replies: 11
Views: 852

In order:
1 vco
2 vcf
3 vca
4 envelopes (snappyness/punch)

Chips usualy have less distortion, so usualy sound more sterile.
by Dirk
Wed Jan 09, 2008 6:26 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Duphonic analogs.
Replies: 55
Views: 3544

This issue is being clouded by Dirk's misperception that polyphony is in some way connected to filter arrangement, which it is not. This is not what I'm claiming at all. This is what I claim: With paraphonic instruments, notes are not independant of eachother. With polyphonic instruments, notes are...
by Dirk
Wed Jan 09, 2008 8:46 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Duphonic analogs.
Replies: 55
Views: 3544

Any synth that plays more than two notes at a time is "polyphonic." One note: monophonic. Two notes: duophonic. More than two notes: polyphonic. Not quite, there's something inbetween monophonic and duo/polyphonic: Paraphonic. Any synth that plays more than 2 completely independant notes at a time ...
by Dirk
Tue Jan 08, 2008 8:22 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Duphonic analogs.
Replies: 55
Views: 3544

Any synth that plays more than two notes at a time is "polyphonic." One note: monophonic. Two notes: duophonic. More than two notes: polyphonic. Not quite, there's something inbetween monophonic and duo/polyphonic: Paraphonic. Any synth that plays more than 2 completely independant notes at a time ...
by Dirk
Tue Jan 08, 2008 1:09 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Duphonic analogs.
Replies: 55
Views: 3544

Duophonic synths are synths that have 2 seperate synths in them, both with (at least) 1 vco, 1 vcf, 1 vca and modulation sources.

The SH7, Odyssey, CAT, monopoly, 2600, ect can produce more than 1 note at the same time, but are not duophonic like the 800DV.