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by CS_TBL
Sun Jun 05, 2016 6:58 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Best synth for keyboard sounds
Replies: 6
Views: 2001

Re: Best synth for keyboard sounds

Roland JV, XV, Integra
Yamaha Motif
kurzweil workstations
Korg workstations
boy.. so much else...
by CS_TBL
Thu May 26, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland Boutique
Replies: 308
Views: 64599

Re: Roland Boutique

Perhaps it'd be better to describe what VA implicates. Some sixteen years ago, the Supernova II had 24 voices, I'm sure today's computers run circles around that. But whether you're using a BLIT or something way more heavier is the real question here. If the technology doesn't aim to give an Ultimat...
by CS_TBL
Thu May 19, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Favorite use of the Synclavier?
Replies: 53
Views: 9439

Re: Favorite use of the Synclavier?

@ Work I have marketing material with high-res images. That thing on that keyboard at the most-right says Sync II.
by CS_TBL
Thu May 19, 2016 4:31 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Favorite use of the Synclavier?
Replies: 53
Views: 9439

Re: Favorite use of the Synclavier?

That's why I was asking. ;) I was typing product text for the Araturia V Collection 5 (which includes Synclavier V) and wasn't sure whether it had sample support, and if yes: how much. But as it is, it only does FM/additive. Still it makes the emulation not 100%, as the Sync on the photo of all thos...
by CS_TBL
Wed May 18, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Top 10 or more Synth Sounds favorite
Replies: 18
Views: 5297

Re: Top 10 or more Synth Sounds favorite

1. That chilly and noisy vox from the Fairlight, it's also in the Roland U, JD, JV, XV and whatnot. You'll know it when you'll hear it. 2. VP330, one of the few vintage sounds that - to my taste - still kind of holds up today. 3. DX7 EPiano (the 1:1 + 14:1 ratio thing). There's no escape, it works b...
by CS_TBL
Wed May 18, 2016 1:46 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Favorite use of the Synclavier?
Replies: 53
Views: 9439

Re: Favorite use of the Synclavier?

*Bumpy*

Can anyone tell me what it cost back then to expand a Sync II to 768 MB sample RAM? And what would that memory look like, considering that, in those days, 128KB memory in home computers was already kind of a chip.
by CS_TBL
Fri May 13, 2016 9:13 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Midi control of a JD990 with a JD800
Replies: 12
Views: 2759

Re: Midi control of a JD990 with a JD800

Only thing I know is that you indeed can't access more waves on the 990 than you could on the 800.
by CS_TBL
Sun May 08, 2016 7:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: how do imagine VSE's members
Replies: 212
Views: 84953

Re: how do imagine VSE's members

Could be me, gazing at an FM-matrix.
by CS_TBL
Thu Apr 14, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Polyphony question: D-50, JD-800, JV-80
Replies: 4
Views: 608

Re: Polyphony question: D-50, JD-800, JV-80

Makes you wonder whether a polyphony of 24 was chosen because this amount can be divided by 1, 2, 3 and 4... ;)
by CS_TBL
Sun Apr 10, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: fs1r - any tips for instant gratification?
Replies: 13
Views: 1733

Re: fs1r - any tips for instant gratification?

The main problem with the FS1r is the same as the main problem with the DX-range: algorithms. It'd be so much more flexible to just use operators and later on connect 'm to each other. Let alone tweaking stuff, rebuilding things, change the function/context of an operator. If you need to select a di...
by CS_TBL
Sun Feb 21, 2016 9:23 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Reviews of software synthesizers?
Replies: 6
Views: 3441

Re: Reviews of software synthesizers?

KVR?
by CS_TBL
Fri Feb 19, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synthesizers and their (true) sound
Replies: 47
Views: 3870

Re: Synthesizers and their (true) sound

In FM8 (or any other synth that has external input) I can let an operator modulate an external sound source, or let that external sound source modulate an operator. That external source could be an impulse peep running through a reverb, in which case the washy reverb tail becomes the actual sound. H...
by CS_TBL
Thu Feb 18, 2016 10:08 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synthesizers and their (true) sound
Replies: 47
Views: 3870

Re: Synthesizers and their (true) sound

This is what I'm getting at. The synth engine. Which the effects are not a part of, if we want to get to know the engine. Why would you consider effects not being a part of the synth engine? If it's there, it's there, let's use it. And use it fully, without considering it an add-on that's purely th...
by CS_TBL
Thu Feb 18, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synthesizers and their (true) sound
Replies: 47
Views: 3870

Re: Synthesizers and their (true) sound

So I guess that would mean that a synth is not made up of just oscillators, filters, LFOs, etc, but also reverb, chorus, digital delay, etc? That's what I think, yes. So if we look at another type of instrument: the guitar. When guitars are compared (in terms of quality, type of sound, etc) are the...
by CS_TBL
Wed Feb 17, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synthesizers and their (true) sound
Replies: 47
Views: 3870

Re: Synthesizers and their (true) sound

briandc wrote:how can it be compared to other synths
Well, maybe you shouldn't.

You can compare furniture, but there's no point comparing saws, screwdrivers and hammers.