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by i_watch_stars
Sat Sep 01, 2007 10:08 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: TX7 or TX81Z?
Replies: 15
Views: 3929

Thanks for responding. That's a great point I should have added: aggressivness. Am I then to assume that this aggressive sound is achieved by layering patches, thus the multitimbral part+detuning or is this equally possible to be had on preprogrammed voices for the dx7/tx7? I'm striving to get as c...
by i_watch_stars
Sat Sep 01, 2007 9:41 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: TX7 or TX81Z?
Replies: 15
Views: 3929

Re: TX7 or TX81Z?

I would just want to load sounds and have as minimal editing to do (since there are thousand patches to be downloaded from the web) on whichever one I end up with. Are there sounds I can have/do with the tx81z that cannot be done on the TX7? I know that by the specs it seems to offer a bit less tha...
by i_watch_stars
Fri Aug 31, 2007 5:33 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: looking for my first synth
Replies: 34
Views: 5046

On second thought, just get an old ROMpler with some synth sounds on it. That should cover your polyphony, "piano sounds", generic synth sounds, etc....

Isn't that how we all started out anyway..?
by i_watch_stars
Thu Aug 30, 2007 7:41 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: looking for my first synth
Replies: 34
Views: 5046

Nord Lead.
by i_watch_stars
Thu Aug 30, 2007 7:39 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Basses that make you want to s**t your pants
Replies: 39
Views: 4488

Access Virus and SE-1 are my bass machines.

The Roland MKS-50 has the sub-bass to make you involuntary c**p yourself (brown note?), but I don't use it that much...
by i_watch_stars
Thu Aug 30, 2007 3:07 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Do you use your synths' effects?
Replies: 25
Views: 3043

of all the synths i own, only the juno and ms2000 have built in effects and i do use those quite a bit. i usually also run everything through external effects, though i wouldn't use the word quality to describe said effects. Same here with the ms2000, I don't currently have a delay pedal so its nic...
by i_watch_stars
Thu Aug 30, 2007 12:29 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: midi chains and delays
Replies: 11
Views: 1464

The latency effect by chaining may not be too noticeable with synth sounds but very apparent on percussion. My advice is choose a bit of kit with rock solid timing for the main master clock then connect it to a MIDI thru box and slave everything else via the thru box. This is what I use. :) http://...
by i_watch_stars
Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:44 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Brian Eno/Peter Gabriel pad sound (Dune soundtrack/Passion)
Replies: 20
Views: 7349

Re: Brian Eno/Peter Gabriel pad sound (Dune soundtrack/Passi

We're talking about the David Lynch's 1984 version here. I'm wondering about the soundtrack... are the sounds in this just multitracked CS80 in a really nice recording studio, or what? Specifically, in Brian Eno's Prophecy Theme , there is a pad sound which is very similar to pad sounds Peter Gabri...
by i_watch_stars
Wed Aug 29, 2007 7:44 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Do you use your synths' effects?
Replies: 25
Views: 3043

Do you use your synths' effects?

I have all of my mono synths hooked up to an external effects processor, but otherwise, I use all of my other synths' own effects, even the D-50's derided effects. I think they have a unique sound as well, just as the the synths do, even if its not totally realistic, or what is considered "high qual...
by i_watch_stars
Tue Aug 28, 2007 10:36 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What synth are you in love with?
Replies: 139
Views: 16014

OK....Something just happened that has propelled the Access Virus into the title of GREATEST SYNTH EVER. Call me stupid, but I have just now discovered the Random Patch Function . This function is EFFING BRILLIANT! Pure genius... The Access Virus has now surpassed all of my other synths for the time...
by i_watch_stars
Tue Aug 28, 2007 10:17 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How easy is it to make sounds on the Yamaha SY-77?
Replies: 4
Views: 650

Its AFM, which by itself is absolutely insane in its scope, plus AWM, PLUS elements of subtractive synthesis, PLUS confusing modulation parameters; Its possibly the deepest synthesis engine ever devised short of full scale modulars. I have the D-550 and its nothing compared to the complexity of the ...
by i_watch_stars
Tue Aug 28, 2007 10:02 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Tips on synthesis and creating patches?
Replies: 19
Views: 2378

Guitars are also devices. They operate on acoustical properties. Therefore, the best way to learn to play guitar is to study the developement of guitars from the dawn of history, and study the construction and mathematical acoustics of the guitar's sound... ..right? Terrible analogy. RobotHeroes di...
by i_watch_stars
Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:27 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Tips on synthesis and creating patches?
Replies: 19
Views: 2378

Don't approach it like you would Western History 101, don't be academic about it; this is an art, not an area of scholarship. Actually, -be- academic (but not boring) about it. Synthesizers are after all devices that have well, knob settings, and values can be quantized. Being artsy about it keeps ...
by i_watch_stars
Tue Aug 28, 2007 5:23 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Tips on synthesis and creating patches?
Replies: 19
Views: 2378

Don't approach it like you would Western History 101, don't be academic about it; this is an art, not an area of scholarship. The best way is to just dive in and shoot for a familiar sound, or to copy someone's cool sound. You will learn WAY more that way than any other way, and remember it much bet...
by i_watch_stars
Tue Aug 28, 2007 5:02 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Brian Eno/Peter Gabriel pad sound (Dune soundtrack/Passion)
Replies: 20
Views: 7349

Jeez...CS80 fever sweeping the boards?

Brian Eno is one of the greatest synthesists of all time. This implies two things here; it is meaningless to ask what synth he used, and even if you use that exact synth, its doubtful that you could copy what he did.