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by clubbedtodeath
Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Dithering and silence
Replies: 7
Views: 3159

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: 2211

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: 2211

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: 6987

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: 5965

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: 2365

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: 1339

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: 8252

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: 8252

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: 993

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: 850

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: 1492

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...
by clubbedtodeath
Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: 1986 KORG DS-8... Quite Surprised!
Replies: 15
Views: 8166

Re: 1986 KORG DS-8... Quite Surprised!

Nice find. Lots of lovely patches there, but in particular - 10/10 for the brass pad and the celesta patch. Those are something.
by clubbedtodeath
Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: DSI Announces New REV2 16-Voice Analog Poly Synth!
Replies: 31
Views: 6987

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

The demo sounds great! It shows that REV2 can sound silky and soft, which I king of doubted it can, based on my experience with the P8. I'm not sure if it's the effects that do it or did they actually change the synth engine a bit (which I doubt as Dave says that it accepts P8 patches and they soun...
by clubbedtodeath
Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland JX3P and PWM
Replies: 49
Views: 18434

Re: Roland JX3P and PWM

Indeed. To err is human, to bullshit, urine.