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by Zarith
Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:46 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Wavedrum
Replies: 10
Views: 1383

Re: Wavedrum

Is the cowbell in it good? (Serious question, really!) No. The WaveDrum can generate a wide range of sounds, but it is still limited by its physical characteristics. If you move too far away from what it actually is - An electro-acoustic Djembe - the sounds loose realism. What most people forget is...
by Zarith
Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:37 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Wavedrum
Replies: 10
Views: 1383

Re: Wavedrum

How programmable is it? There's a deep level of editing but the user interface is awful. One rotary encoder, 5 multi function buttons and a 3 digits display is all you get to edit hundreds of parameters. The first level of editing - "EDIT 1" - is relatively straightforward. It allows you to select ...
by Zarith
Sun Jan 24, 2010 2:20 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Audio interface for around $200?
Replies: 5
Views: 975

Re: Audio interface for around $200?

I hear Firewire interfaces are better but i wouldn't know. Anyone know any good brands in my price range? Should i buy new or used? pros cons? Firewire is not better than USB. These a just data transfer interfaces, choosing one or another doesn't affect performance or audio quality. The only releva...
by Zarith
Sat Jan 02, 2010 1:45 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The E-mu long/short board thread...
Replies: 16
Views: 5419

Re: The E-mu long/short board thread...

Please tell me they still have Z-Plane filters.. and that they made it like a proteus2000/command station but that can also load samples? It has nothing of this. Just check the manual... It's ROMpling in its most basic form. This synthesizer offers a static set of samples (64MB of the old proteus l...
by Zarith
Sat Dec 26, 2009 8:07 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: FS1R question...
Replies: 27
Views: 4117

Re: FS1R question...

If you want to play isolated voice, just initialize a performance and load in it a single voice. It will sound as it is, without filtering or effects.
by Zarith
Tue Dec 22, 2009 12:12 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg wavedrum
Replies: 7
Views: 1011

Re: Korg wavedrum

I will get one, for sure. I'm not longer interested in creating beats with sequencers or by cutting together loop samples. I've been doing this for ages and I have reached a dead end. These days I try to perform everything. No sequencing, no editing, no looping. I Just hit record and play. I only re...
by Zarith
Sat Dec 05, 2009 12:49 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: I just grabbed a FIZMO!!!
Replies: 51
Views: 6222

Re: I just grabbed a FIZMO!!!

Thanks for these little demos balma :)

The first one is truly hypnotic. I love evolving sounds: hit one key, turn a few knobs and the journey begins... This is what makes synthesizers really unique. You'll never be able to do the same soundscapes with any other instruments.
by Zarith
Thu Nov 26, 2009 6:59 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: fun looking toy
Replies: 20
Views: 2044

Re: fun looking toy

I like it. $50 is nothing.

We need more fun and cheap little instruments.
by Zarith
Wed Nov 25, 2009 12:55 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: First Synth for an Industrial Musician
Replies: 20
Views: 3454

Re: First Synth for an Industrial Musician

You could consider the DOEPFER Dark Energy . It's fully analog, with controllers and knobs for every features. It's a very simple synth, fun to use. It can sound really aggressive and raw. It has only a single oscillator but the dual LFO, the Frequency and Pulse Width modulation makes it really expr...
by Zarith
Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:40 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Deactivating the fan in a Yamaha A5000?
Replies: 7
Views: 1487

Re: Deactivating the fan in a Yamaha A5000?

Fair points. However; could a fan really be needed for cooling down the components? Take the Korg Triton for instance - a powerful synth with 7 effect processors vs the A5000's six. The Triton Extreme also has no fan afaik, and it has even more features under the hood (vacuum tubes etc). Yes, but a...
by Zarith
Sun Nov 22, 2009 5:35 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Akai MINIAK
Replies: 88
Views: 11865

Re: Akai MINIAK

Thanks for sharing your impressions man-009 ;)
man-009 wrote:I heard that Alesis helped in making this synth
... is an understatement. Alesis made this synth. It's a Micron in a different package.
by Zarith
Sun Nov 22, 2009 1:39 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Deactivating the fan in a Yamaha A5000?
Replies: 7
Views: 1487

Re: Deactivating the fan in a Yamaha A5000?

The difference between the A4000 and A5000 is the polyphony (x2 for the 5000), multitimbrality (x2 for the 5000) and amount of effects (x2 for the 5000) . The extra processors will increase the heat by a few degree. In any case I wouldn't deactivate the fan. Would you deactivate a fan in your comput...
by Zarith
Wed Nov 18, 2009 7:44 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Free TC Electronics Reverb plug
Replies: 6
Views: 1282

Re: Free TC Electronics Reverb plug

Thank for the link!
by Zarith
Wed Nov 18, 2009 3:11 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Psyche - Tangerine Dream inspired ambient
Replies: 19
Views: 3079

Re: Psyche - Tangerine Dream inspired ambient

I like it a lot.

I would like it even better if you could stretch it a little bit, if it would build itself slower... right now it feels a bit compact/busy.

You could maybe consider a longer edit, as a bonus :wink:

Very nice, anyway.
by Zarith
Wed Nov 18, 2009 2:42 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: 777, XS, MNM & MD
Replies: 8
Views: 833

Re: 777, XS, MNM & MD

Nice :) The dark noisy bass sounds lovely. I also like all the sound effects in the background. It's great sound design/programming =D> The high pitched arpeggio could fade out at one moment, to create a pause in the track and to let other instruments emerge. I like the kicks, but I think they would...