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by steveman
Sat Jun 16, 2007 12:31 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New features in synthesizers?
Replies: 21
Views: 3603

Re: 6yuh

keys you could move from side to side to get vibrato like a guitar bending strings? Not keys, but... http://www.hakenaudio.com/Continuum/html/overview/Intro.html And I recall that there was a synth, not just a controller, that had this finger-shifting-sideways type of control (ie sensors at the sid...
by steveman
Fri Jun 15, 2007 11:51 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Reactable...
Replies: 6
Views: 1444

neandrewthal wrote:It's neat to see tha table in action, but what happened to Bjork? Did she forget how to make music? That was just awful.
On the basis of that performance I'd have to agree
by steveman
Fri Jun 15, 2007 10:04 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Reactable...
Replies: 6
Views: 1444

Reactable...

I'm sure some of you remember the wacky 'reactable' synth.

See it here in use with Bjork http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHeX6yg95xU on the BBC's 'Later'
by steveman
Thu Jun 14, 2007 8:40 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Analog Polysynth
Replies: 28
Views: 5780

dougt wrote:How about a JX-3P with PG-200 knob box? Very reliable, cool sequencer, and a good variety of sounds...
JX-8P + programmer?

Of those mentioned the P600 seems like a good bet. CS50 is great if you want a hernia...
by steveman
Tue Jun 12, 2007 6:21 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The death of the keyboard ?!?!?
Replies: 69
Views: 12556

Consider this a warning, CS_TBL. *arf* I was not trying/hoping to pimp (tho everyone puts all the gear in their sig, which is essentially the same), I was merely reacting to a statement in which my experience was questioned. (or is the word 'experience' another pimpin' action again?). Under normal ...
by steveman
Mon Jun 11, 2007 7:31 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Novation Bass Station People
Replies: 10
Views: 2404

If by 'real low' you mean really fast you won't here anything more than a 'click' . The sustain defines the 'resting' volume of a sound while a key is pressed. WIth sustain at zero, unless you have a longer attack/decay you won't hear much of anything.
by steveman
Tue Jun 05, 2007 3:13 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The Future Sound Of London - ISDN
Replies: 12
Views: 4969

I think their sound is more to do with their production style than the use of particular gear. Don't think anyone sounded remotely like them at the time of 'Lifeforms' and 'Dead Cities'. As you say very dense production, lotsa sampling + treatments. This http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/1994_articles...
by steveman
Thu May 31, 2007 11:39 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Juno 106 modular mods?
Replies: 104
Views: 19518

There's LOTS you can do to a Juno 106, including adding external inputs to the filters etc. Do an advanced search for all posts by my username - there is a thread called "Roland Chorus...in what?" that discusses this. Cheers, Graham So you'd have 6 filter inputs, one for each voice? Doesn't sound t...
by steveman
Thu May 31, 2007 11:31 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: The death of analogue
Replies: 57
Views: 8432

wiss wrote:
Apple computer sells are still under 5% and out of that 5% I once read 90% of them never go online.
I must be one of the 10% of that 5% then... :wink:

Apple sales in the US are around 6% now, and around 12% of laptops.
by steveman
Thu May 31, 2007 1:58 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: The death of analogue
Replies: 57
Views: 8432

Absolutely nothing new in that MSFT demo, there's been demos going around like that for at least the last 2 years. Just because MS have leapt on it won't make it a success. Let's face it, they haven't had a real success in the marketplace since Windows and Office. By the way, starting price on this ...
by steveman
Wed May 23, 2007 6:17 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: DIY SSM Synth
Replies: 12
Views: 1242

Some discrete SSM clones: http://www.uni-bonn.de/~uzs159/ http://home.debitel.net/user/jhaible/hj.html There's an SSM clone filter design somewhere on his site. SSM chips (lots of them) You'll be lucky, hen's teeth are abundant by comparison :wink: This guy occasionally has them I understand, but yo...
by steveman
Fri May 18, 2007 2:11 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Analog Mixer Patch Memory
Replies: 14
Views: 2085

The Andromeda A6 has the advantage of using DCA's for the oscillators and LFO's ..... the A6 will generate the digital waveforms via D/A conversion, pipe it through two filters and an amp before it arrives at the outputs.
The Andromeda uses VCOs (based on the Moog 921b).

Otherwise I agree :lol:
by steveman
Fri May 18, 2007 1:12 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Analog Mixer Patch Memory
Replies: 14
Views: 2085

In all honesty, lets take a small format mixing console like a Mackie Onyx 1620 or the like. Would putting digital control over the Onyx's circuits require, say, doubling the price? If Dave Smith could put a layer of circuitry beneath the prophet 5 knobs to make it recall digital settings, why can'...
by steveman
Wed May 16, 2007 9:12 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Try before you buy - with VSTs?
Replies: 4
Views: 727

Given the arguments on here re the subtleties of different synths sounds, h/w vs softsynths and the fact that (supposedly) VAs can't get close to real analogue etc etc. basing your judgement of various analogue synth's sound on freebie VST's seems a bit counterintuitive. At best it'll give you an id...
by steveman
Fri Mar 09, 2007 12:21 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: With hybrids all the rage, why not CS/DX , Juno/JD etc ?
Replies: 47
Views: 10064

It struck me that with all the money they spent developing the VCOs and filters for the Andromeda, they'd try and get a bit of mileage out of them. How about at laest a beefed up Fusion, or Ion - with the Andromeda filters? On RA vs VA, I'm sure synth geeks can spot the difference a mile away, but f...