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by clubbedtodeath
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Ableton Live 10 Announced
Replies: 2
Views: 2807

Re: Ableton Live 10 Announced

It's looking quite nice. But I've only just managed to sort my latency issues in 9...

by clubbedtodeath
Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Dave Smith Instrument Rev2 demo
Replies: 3
Views: 1414

Re: Dave Smith Instrument Rev2 demo

Thanks for the comments! It's all the synth, not me - I'm still surprised that's a monotimbral patch.

PS. I could modulate the LFO amp with low pass frequency, that would cut the warble. Pretty easy to do with the Rev2's mod matrix.
by clubbedtodeath
Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Original MS20 - Worth It?
Replies: 11
Views: 5548

Re: Original MS20 - Worth It?

I've had the original MS-20 for ten years. The keyboard on it is full-size, but not great. That said, the full-size jack plugs are a bonus. However, whilst mine works great presently, it is a synthesiser with 40+ years old components, and will likely need an overhaul at some point. I would be very t...
by clubbedtodeath
Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Dithering and silence
Replies: 7
Views: 3277

Re: Dithering and silence

Love to see people doing hardcore stuff like this*. Good luck, Joey.

[*] Any tips needed on old-school C/C++, there's quite a few of us seriously beardy IT types about to ask.[/size]
by clubbedtodeath
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Digital Pianos
Replies: 18
Views: 2386

Re: Digital Pianos

Depends where you are - lot of old solidly built German uprights kicking around here! But back to digital - I use Garritan's software. Although cheap, it beats a lot of far more expensive digital pianos. Depends if the OP wants something for live or studio though.
by clubbedtodeath
Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Digital Pianos
Replies: 18
Views: 2386

Re: Digital Pianos

If I may offer an option in the matter without starting WW III, I recently got my 100 year old piano professionally tuned. I sat down and played Grieg's To Spring for the first time in decades. It was magical; like night and day to the digital pianos I have tried. There appears to be many subtleties...
by clubbedtodeath
Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: DSI Announces New REV2 16-Voice Analog Poly Synth!
Replies: 31
Views: 7397

Re: DSI Announces New REV2 16-Voice Analog Poly Synth!

A good, thorough review by Nick - one of my favourite synth reviewers, and one who can actually hold a tune. I learned a couple of things about my Rev2 in review. However, I found myself disagreeing at a few points: firstly, his assertion on the buyer 'paying a Dave Smith premium'. How many 16-note ...
by clubbedtodeath
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synth you'd buy again if...
Replies: 27
Views: 6328

Re: Synth you'd buy again if...

DSI Prophet Rev2. After a rough year, I decided bugger it, I'm getting an analogue poly with lots of knobs. On paper it fitted the bill, on Youtube it sounded great, and it hasn't disappointed. It's good to treat yourself now and again.
by clubbedtodeath
Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Karp Odyssey and presets...?
Replies: 4
Views: 2460

Re: Karp Odyssey and presets...?

As the posters above have said, it's a re-issue and so follows the original spec closely. Including the basic MIDI implementation. That said, not once have I felt hindered by this on my KARP Odyssey. I just sequence with a Beatstep and tweak away. In a way, this simplicity is refreshing, and the syn...
by clubbedtodeath
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Dave Smith Instrument Rev2 demo
Replies: 3
Views: 1414

Dave Smith Instrument Rev2 demo

Hello all, Been a while. Below is a quick demo of a string machine patch I made on my DSI Rev2, going from soft to all-out stringerness: http://www.clubbedtodeath.net/download.php?stringalong.mp3 http://www.clubbedtodeath.net/download.php?stringalong.mp3 (Download link) Details: - One Rev2 track wit...
by clubbedtodeath
Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Slight buyer's remorse on my Jupiter 6...
Replies: 26
Views: 8746

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

Pro5 wrote:Update (and ot sorry), got a Rev 2 today, love it, great build quality, lovely interface, powerful spec, beautiful/interesting/exciting sound and looks gorgeous.
:thumbright:

Great stuff, glad to hear it! I'd suggest updating the OS, so you get all the latest bug fixes/feature additions.
by clubbedtodeath
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Slight buyer's remorse on my Jupiter 6...
Replies: 26
Views: 8746

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

I'd definitely take a Prophet 5 over a JP-6 if someone offered me them and I could only take one (and couldn't resell). In fact, all things considered I'd probably even taken a new prophet rev 2 over a Jupiter 6, it can do FAR more (other than multimode and Cross mod) and I think it actually sounds...
by clubbedtodeath
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Let's play "Fill my rack"!
Replies: 6
Views: 1141

Re: Let's play "Fill my rack"!

Synth wise, you could wait until Dave Smith Instruments produce a rack-mountable desktop version of the Rev2. Or you could go for the earlier edition, the Prophet 08, in desktop form, and get rack mounts for that. FX wise, if you can find one secondhand, the Line 6 Filter Pro would be my suggestion:...
by clubbedtodeath
Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Analogue Solutions Fusebox
Replies: 3
Views: 970

Re: Analogue Solutions Fusebox

Part 2. The oscillators
Part 3. The LFOs
Part 4. The low pass filter
Part 5. The ring m...
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Part 99. Closing Remarks (I)
Part 100. Closing Remarks (II)
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Part 200. Addendum to Closing Remarks

(Only joking, AG)
by clubbedtodeath
Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: atn: Wind players
Replies: 3
Views: 1602

Re: atn: Wind players

I suspect this can never happen, for three reasons. Firstly, when the air passes through the flute/oboe/etc., the instrument will start to vibrate in multiple modes, all of which interact each other. This interaction sets up a complex series of (strictly) non-repeating vibrations in a slightly-imper...