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by CS_TBL
Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Uli Behringer's deeply concerning post
Replies: 37
Views: 5490

Re: Uli Behringer's deeply concerning post

I emphasize DAW plugin software because DSP-based VA just cannot reproduce circuit modeling to the same degree of authenticity, nor do it with as many simultaneous voices or instances, and cost the same order of magnitude less than real analogue. I believe you. Question is however: does it matter? ...
by CS_TBL
Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Behringer Deep Mind 12
Replies: 94
Views: 28856

Re: Behringer Deep Mind 12

It actually makes sense to redo all the common bread 'n butter sounds with a new synth. Because you already know how such sounds should be made (which parameters to use) it's only a matter of locating them in a new synth. So, if something doesn't go right in this process, at least you know you can k...
by CS_TBL
Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: transpose and keeping scale with moog sub 37?
Replies: 6
Views: 1897

Re: transpose and keeping scale with moog sub 37?

What you ask for is impossible without giving a source-context to your arp and a destination-context to the notes you play. Why? It's very simple; because in the diatonic system there are three minor keys and three major keys. And by just playing C-E-G or A-C-E no-one can know which of these diatoni...
by CS_TBL
Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Survey on Analog vs Virtual Analog Synths
Replies: 22
Views: 2334

Re: Survey on Analog vs Virtual Analog Synths

The first question could've been split and asked like this instead: Describe your skills of musicianship (music theory, performance): 0 (novice), 1 (meh), 2 (okay), 3 (rather well), 4 (expert) Describe your skills of synths and sound design: 0 (novice), 1 (meh), 2 (okay), 3 (rather well), 4 (expert)...
by CS_TBL
Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Survey on Analog vs Virtual Analog Synths
Replies: 22
Views: 2334

Re: Survey on Analog vs Virtual Analog Synths

I fail to see the point of this survey, really. Of each sound question, the sounds were different, but not in ways that can be addressed to the source being analogue or digital, just parameters being different. It's like asking which of these is the best number: 31 or 84. Or, if quality shouldn't be...
by CS_TBL
Sun Feb 12, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Apps for synth build-it-yourself.. what do you think?
Replies: 27
Views: 11384

Re: Apps for synth build-it-yourself.. what do you think?

Likely. Either I used multiple IT files for different sections in time (like a busy section and a slow section), or it's like really doing multiple tracks and hearing them work together during the mixing stage. I've done songs based on like five or more loose IT files even. It basically meant that o...
by CS_TBL
Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Apps for synth build-it-yourself.. what do you think?
Replies: 27
Views: 11384

Re: Apps for synth build-it-yourself.. what do you think?

Hi, No doubt I've these files somewhere, but were're talking 15 years ago by now, and I haven't really described my back-up CDs/DVDs in all detail! ;) Furthermore: for those songs there's no such thing as 'an IT file'. Those tracks were based on multiple IT files, mixed together in Vegas. And as far...
by CS_TBL
Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Beginner looking for a good first synth/sequencer
Replies: 19
Views: 2166

Re: Beginner looking for a good first synth/sequencer

Regardless of the TS mentioning not wanting to use a DAW, this would exactly be my advice. To start up something for $250, even if it's junk from eBay, is very hard. Especially because, for production, a synth/sampler never comes alone. My advice would really be to start in-the-box, and collect all ...
by CS_TBL
Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Apps for synth build-it-yourself.. what do you think?
Replies: 27
Views: 11384

Re: Apps for synth build-it-yourself.. what do you think?

Nothing. It's probably 'somewhere' on an old back-up CDr that may or may not even work anymore. I don't have it handy here at least. And basically, a few things aside, FM8 covers the load anyway. Don't romanticise that old tool too much btw, it was so butt ugly that I alone could operate it in a way...
by CS_TBL
Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Toraiz AS-1
Replies: 10
Views: 1577

Re: Toraiz AS-1

As I'm working in music retail, I've seen this trend for years already: everyone thinks of the same small idea, it sounds about the same, it just looks different. It's almost as if manufacturors are breaking down the big synths of the 90's into small parts, souping up those parts, and then sell thos...
by CS_TBL
Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How raw are the raw waveforms in a rompler?
Replies: 13
Views: 1394

Re: How raw are the raw waveforms in a rompler?

Back in the days, when I had like 1 or 8 or 32 MB sampling memory in my PC, I did my fair share of sampling ROMplers and finding the original loop-points. Here's what I can say in general about optimal sample-ROM. - wind/brass Short, without natural vibrato. Looping is reasonably easy. Slightly long...
by CS_TBL
Sat Dec 31, 2016 7:32 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How many sounds/patches in your compositions?
Replies: 5
Views: 459

Re: How many sounds/patches in your compositions?

I use whatever I need. And in these days of virtual instruments, I'm lucky to actually be able to use what I need. I don't have to strategically plan ahead because a synth may run out of juice. Thank heavens that's in the past now. I tend to just use FM8 for all things synthetic, it can basically do...
by CS_TBL
Mon Dec 26, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Retro Space Fantasy Feature Film hiring a Synth Composer...
Replies: 11
Views: 1077

Re: Retro Space Fantasy Feature Film hiring a Synth Composer

Truth to be told, some aspects could speed up the process: Large ambient landscapes. I bet we've all made them with one or more synths; slow arpeggiators, long reverbs, dense echoes. With some noodling you could create 5 minutes o' sound scape in under an hour. Them editing largely with loose songs ...
by CS_TBL
Sat Dec 24, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Retro Space Fantasy Feature Film hiring a Synth Composer...
Replies: 11
Views: 1077

Re: Retro Space Fantasy Feature Film hiring a Synth Composer

Whether indie or not, assuming a typical music-ratio in film would mean some 60 minutes of score. By any stretch that's a "starving musicians" gig if the reward is $3000. These days, when acting in-the-box, having a synth sound is not harder or easier than an orchestral sound. It's a matter of loadi...
by CS_TBL
Sun Dec 18, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Apps for synth build-it-yourself.. what do you think?
Replies: 27
Views: 11384

Re: Apps for synth build-it-yourself.. what do you think?

Ages ago I made this softsynth in (basic) C++. It's a 6-op FM synth with a fixed algorithm (4-stack + 2-stack), reverb, a 303'esque sequencer and some really odd functions. It pre-calculates sounds upon which I use them in a tracker. I used it alongside a synth made by a colleague back then, but bas...