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by clubbedtodeath
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: External vs internal MIDI
Replies: 26
Views: 9551

Re: External vs internal MIDI

Sequencing external equipment does bring in latency, which is why the track latency offset in software like Ableton is so important. And then there’s audio latency on top of that. That all said, I get to with two glorious screens of sequencer with all the detail and control I’ll ever need. It more t...
by clubbedtodeath
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Advice for a pianist interested in making electronic music?
Replies: 35
Views: 11574

Re: Advice for a pianist interested in making electronic mus

Yes. As well as using the Nord as a synthesiser in its own right, you can use it as a controller keyboard. Every multitrack sequencer I can think of can reroute notes back out to other kit, as you play them in - MIDI thru, as you say. PS. Lovely playing, by the way. A better piano sound, some produc...
by clubbedtodeath
Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Advice for a pianist interested in making electronic music?
Replies: 35
Views: 11574

Re: Advice for a pianist interested in making electronic mus

Historically speaking, sequencers recorded/played back MIDI or CV/gate. (ie. notes, controller messages). There are many sequencers out there that don't record audio at all. (eg. MMT-8, Beatstep, Korg SQ-1) With a DAW however, it must be able to record multiple audio tracks as well do sequencing; mo...
by clubbedtodeath
Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Is Volca Beats/Bass/Keys/FM and D-05 good?
Replies: 9
Views: 7219

Re: Is Volca Beats/Bass/Keys/FM and D-05 good?

The B*hringer Model D will certainly cover bass and leads, with a Moogy flavour. It has a low or high pass filter, and a small patchbay at the top of the unit. This can do proper mad stuff, especially if you patch to the OSC pitch CV from the mix out. I can't think of anything that compares for the ...
by clubbedtodeath
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Should I stay or should I go?! :-)
Replies: 11
Views: 3084

Re: Should I stay or should I go?! :-)

Hmmm, from all the children references, I'm guessing that the big spare room is being requisitioned for family purposes! (Been there, done that). I agree with almost all of the above. I'd avoid vintage analogue, though. There are some very good modern analogues worthy of your attention (inc. re-issu...
by clubbedtodeath
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Slight buyer's remorse on my Jupiter 6...
Replies: 26
Views: 8345

Re: Slight buyer's remorse on my Jupiter 6...

It's funny how the features that turn one person off a synth, are exactly the same features that make it the one for another.

The Rev2 is my 'one' just now. Having said that, I wouldn't mind giving a Prophet 6 a go... :D

Cheers
by clubbedtodeath
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Prophet Rev2 question - 4 pole filter option
Replies: 6
Views: 2095

Re: Prophet Rev2 question - 4 pole filter option

But what about when the Rev2 4-pole is off. Does it feel like even cranking the resonance all the way has a very subtle broad effect? In a single word...Yes. I was surprised when I first tried it out. Resonance has very little impact until cranked up quite a bit and even then it is slight. I rarely...
by clubbedtodeath
Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Prophet Rev2 question - 4 pole filter option
Replies: 6
Views: 2095

Re: Prophet Rev2 question - 4 pole filter option

Mine at least is certainly not benign in 4-pole mode. The Rev2 filter can self-oscillate, too. See here:

https://www.davesmithinstruments.com/wp ... de-1.0.pdf

Cheers
by clubbedtodeath
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Analogue Polyphonic Synth Recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 4737

Re: Analogue Polyphonic Synth Recommendations

Another synth to possibly check out is the Behringer Deepmind. I've played a Deepmind a bit. It's a nice synth, but it doesn't have anything like the modulation capabilities of the Rev2. I also found the menu system a bit more involved in the DM. Also, Rev2 had a clearer. Which is why people pay mo...
by clubbedtodeath
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Help Identyying synth used on childrens album
Replies: 7
Views: 4199

Re: Help Identyying synth used on childrens album

You could use one of any number of General MIDI modules to get close. Even a Yamaha XG module would do it.

Or, you could use a cheap orchestral soft synth (eg. Garritan Personal Orchestra), which would sound much, much better.
by clubbedtodeath
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Analogue Polyphonic Synth Recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 4737

Re: Analogue Polyphonic Synth Recommendations

I'm going to partly disagree with my learned colleague here. :D It's absolutely true that you have to get the overall tone of the instrument. Without that, you'll never gel with it. But, the features are important too, as they dictate what sounds you can squeeze out of it. I have a DSI Rev2. It's ab...
by clubbedtodeath
Sat May 26, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: USB 3 or USB 2 for Synth peripherals?
Replies: 4
Views: 1815

Re: USB 3 or USB 2 for Synth peripherals?

It could be a power issue. I see the Mac Pro isn't very upgradeable -- maybe try a thunderbolt-USB adapter, and see if that works? By the way, using USB on synths can create a ground loop - which will manifest itself as a hum. I've had this on a Macbook Pro, and a PC. I use MIDI for controlling synt...
by clubbedtodeath
Mon May 14, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: I made a rainstorm/set of patches for the TX81z
Replies: 9
Views: 4542

Re: I made a rainstorm/set of patches for the TX81z

I don't have anything DX or FM, but I had to congratulate you on a job well done, both sonically and visually. My favourite scene is definitely the cat.
by clubbedtodeath
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Happy Birthday Gary Numan
Replies: 13
Views: 4575

Re: Happy Birthday Gary Numan

Blue Monster 65 wrote:That IS his day job!
As a keyboard player, bad jokes are my pianoforte.
by clubbedtodeath
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Desktop vs full keyboard synths
Replies: 3
Views: 1355

Re: Desktop vs full keyboard synths

Desktop: more space, but more faff Keyboard: less faff, but less space It's a tricky one. There's that middle ground too, like a KARP Odyssey mini key or an Arturia Minibrute. It's basically your controller keyboard and a handy synth to pack with your laptop on holiday. (Yes, i have a very tolerant ...