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by Automatic Gainsay
Sat May 23, 2015 12:27 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Prophet 6
Replies: 286
Views: 44369

Re: Prophet 6

Shooting today.

Dedicated an entire episode to the Unison feature.
by Automatic Gainsay
Sat May 23, 2015 12:26 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Why are organs so easy to synthesize?
Replies: 11
Views: 3543

Re: Why are organs so easy to synthesize?

Many popular organ sounds can be created by stacking sine waves. In addition to that, organs traditionally have an on/off articulation.
by Automatic Gainsay
Wed May 13, 2015 4:00 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Creative strategies in electronic music
Replies: 31
Views: 2645

Re: Creative strategies in electronic music

Exactly. Complaining that a DAW isn't 'turn on and go' is like complaining that you have to take a synth out of the box and plug it in before you want to use it. Is it? Is it really? Because I think you've forgotten a few steps, and sort of inaccurately characterized some things. First of all, usin...
by Automatic Gainsay
Wed May 13, 2015 3:58 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Richard Tandy
Replies: 16
Views: 3551

Re: Richard Tandy

I am happy to see so many Richard Tandy fans.
by Automatic Gainsay
Thu May 07, 2015 8:56 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Creative strategies in electronic music
Replies: 31
Views: 2645

Re: Creative strategies in electronic music

It's interesting... I mean, I think Ableton is great... But the concept of having to create an environment within which to be creative is a stumbling block to creativity. One of the reasons I've been resistant to DAWs was that in my early experience with them, I found that having to go through a pro...
by Automatic Gainsay
Sun May 03, 2015 6:27 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What's your favorite synthesis method--
Replies: 39
Views: 3709

Re: What's your favorite synthesis method--

I kind of like the idea of "modular" as a type of synthesis. First, as has been stated, even many analog subtractive synths aren't necessarily just subtractive. This is particularly so in analog modular. But these days, there are plenty of techniques used in modular setups that are not subtractive, ...
by Automatic Gainsay
Wed Apr 29, 2015 1:36 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synth things to do in New York?
Replies: 18
Views: 1908

Re: Synth things to do in New York?

Three Waves is also a must! Tell Michael Roszhart I sent you!
by Automatic Gainsay
Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:37 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synth things to do in New York?
Replies: 18
Views: 1908

Re: Synth things to do in New York?

Joey lives in Berlin, now. The last time I was in NYC, I visited The Analog Lab. It's an analog synth repair place run by Jeff Blenkinsopp, and it's truly amazing. When I was there, they had a PS-3300 and a Sonic V in addition to a million other things. You have to make an appointment, though... 212...
by Automatic Gainsay
Sat Apr 25, 2015 12:35 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: do any of you jam with other synth guys?
Replies: 30
Views: 3053

Re: do any of you jam with other synth guys?

elmosexwhistle wrote:I need to Jam with Marc Doty, I will attempt to make this happen soon.
This is a thing that will happen.
You are an incredible musician and songwriter, and I have no doubt we'll come up with some really great music.
by Automatic Gainsay
Fri Apr 24, 2015 4:09 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: CS-50 60 owners
Replies: 73
Views: 9060

Re: CS-50 60 owners

tomorrowstops wrote:hey now good sir - no one is arguing proper arranging in the recording process - but when I'm sketching out a song on just one instrument (in this case a CS50) I need both my paws workin' the entire range!
Then you probably aren't going to be happy with any non-divide-down vintage polyphonic. :/
by Automatic Gainsay
Fri Apr 24, 2015 2:07 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: CS-50 60 owners
Replies: 73
Views: 9060

Re: CS-50 60 owners

:::mocking nasal voice::: "Ohh, I need 6 voices instead of four, because I play music where 4 voices just won't do." Are you really playing the bass in the song with the same timbre you're using for the chords you're playing? Or, are you telling me that your song is dependent upon chords that have m...
by Automatic Gainsay
Fri Apr 24, 2015 2:04 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: CS-50 60 owners
Replies: 73
Views: 9060

Re: CS-50 60 owners

and cycles through the voices. All analogue polysynths do that though! And DCO polys too. It's not unique the the Yamaha polys. Okay, I'm not sure of this... and I don't have the means to check. But irrespective of that... the point of cycling through all of the oscillators in sequence when you're ...
by Automatic Gainsay
Wed Apr 22, 2015 12:51 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: CS-50 60 owners
Replies: 73
Views: 9060

Re: CS-50 60 owners

I did a whole boatload of CS-50 demonstration videos on YouTube. (And, they were approved by Kent Spong!) While everything Knolan said is totally true, I will tell you my CS-50 tale (probably again). I got my first CS-50 because of an absolutely terrible eBay auction page created by a very nice pers...
by Automatic Gainsay
Sat Apr 18, 2015 4:09 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg to release ARP Odyssey
Replies: 766
Views: 97686

Re: Korg to release ARP Odyssey

I don't really understand why Korg went to ARP, I hoped for a Mono/Poly synth instead, that would have been the logical next step. Korg have all the necessary knowledge to manufacture their own impoved analog synths. If they put together say 4-5 Volcas (for polyphony) and added a proper analog layo...
by Automatic Gainsay
Sat Apr 18, 2015 12:15 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: CS-50 60 owners
Replies: 73
Views: 9060

Re: CS-50 60 owners

smith toppleton wrote:Regarding multi-tracking, I can see how that would get you in the ballpark, but wouldn't you have to play the phrase twice with precisely the same timing and modulation to get just the right subtle beating of oscillators?
Yes! :)