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by CfNorENa
Tue Jul 07, 2015 5:11 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: State-variable filters: what are they?
Replies: 33
Views: 8580

Re: State-variable filters: what are they?

All self-oscillating filters are resonant, not all resonant filters self-oscillate. OK, the first half of that confirms what I suspected. But the second half leaves me doubting what, specifically, a "resonant" filter is. Is it simply *any* filter that has resonance? If so, is there such a thing (in...
by CfNorENa
Tue Jul 07, 2015 5:25 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: State-variable filters: what are they?
Replies: 33
Views: 8580

Re: State-variable filters: what are they?

@JayEm and @piRoN: thanks -- that clears it up. To add a note of enthusiasm to the thread: the SEM (original) is without a shadow of a doubt the nicest filter I've ever used. The range of tone colors btw LPF and HPF is almost unlimited. Not to mention that to-die-for BPF... Since we're on the topic ...
by CfNorENa
Tue Jul 07, 2015 4:17 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: State-variable filters: what are they?
Replies: 33
Views: 8580

Re: State-variable filters: what are they?

In a hardwired synth it doesn't make that much sense...where would you send three or four filter outputs? To the three or four inputs on a switch to the VCA? That's how they usually do it, on the minibrute for example. Confused again. I would have called the Minibrute a multi-mode filter, but not a...
by CfNorENa
Mon Jul 06, 2015 5:48 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: State-variable filters: what are they?
Replies: 33
Views: 8580

Re: State-variable filters: what are they?

So would it be correct to say that the state-variable filter is a subset of the multi-mode filter type?

Are there other examples in addition to the SEM amongst fixed-signal-path monos? I had always thought that the simple MMF was far more common than the SEM-style state variable...
by CfNorENa
Fri May 29, 2015 10:44 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Breadboard 01 Concept Analog Modular
Replies: 11
Views: 1533

Re: Breadboard 01 Concept Analog Modular

Hot DAMN that sounds good! Well done!

What was the total cost of production, if I may ask?
by CfNorENa
Fri May 29, 2015 10:16 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: The thread of many (analog) polys
Replies: 47
Views: 25135

Re: The thread of many (analog) polys

Waldorf XT - sounded great, but despite the knobbage, the controls I *really* wanted were buried in cryptic two-line text menus. I agree with this. People always rave about the "knob-laden" XT interface, but that appearance is actually a bit misleading. It makes *tweaking* easy and fun, but serious...
by CfNorENa
Sat Mar 28, 2015 12:30 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: 3-Oscillator Per Voice Polysynths??
Replies: 37
Views: 6345

Re: 3-Oscillator Per Voice Polysynths??

And this one (3 osc., 8 voice), which is on its way:

Futuresonus Parva
by CfNorENa
Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:45 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Anyone seen this company - GRP Synthesizer ?
Replies: 15
Views: 2919

Re: Anyone seen this company - GRP Synthesizer ?

Please give a review of it, there is very little online about them. There was a huge review article w/ sound clips on bluesynths.com but they closed down a couple of years ago. The site is back up (and very active), rebranded as "greatsynthesizers.com". The A4 entry is here: http://greatsynthesizer...
by CfNorENa
Sun Mar 01, 2015 12:37 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Thread - Post a Blue Synth
Replies: 65
Views: 7472

Re: Thread - Post a Blue Synth

Oops, am I in the wrong thread?

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by CfNorENa
Mon Feb 23, 2015 5:33 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Roland JX-8P vs. MKS-70
Replies: 15
Views: 8665

Re: Roland JX-8P vs. MKS-70

synthparts wrote:CfNorENa, did the JX-8P you were comparing the MKS-70 to have the JRC opamps or Sharps?.
No idea, I'm afraid. Probably the "bad" ones, if I couldn't hear a difference!

BTW: any possibility of putting the "good" ones in the MKS-70?
by CfNorENa
Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:32 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: The thread of many (analog) polys
Replies: 47
Views: 25135

Re: The thread of many (analog) polys

Analog polys I've owned: Roland JX-8P Roland JX-10 Roland MKS-70 Roland Juno 60 Korg Polysix Oberheim OB-8 SCI Prophet 600 SCI Prophet 5 (rev 3) After several years of searching, trading, mixing, and matching, and with the goal of settling on just two, I have ended up with the Prophet 5 and MKS-70 p...
by CfNorENa
Sat Feb 21, 2015 5:50 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Roland JX-8P vs. MKS-70
Replies: 15
Views: 8665

Re: Roland JX-8P vs. MKS-70

I knew this thread was missing something, and then I remembered: Pro5 coming in to say that he doesn't like the JX filters. :bored: As to the op-amps, I had both the JX-8P and MKS-70 side by side in my studio, and couldn't hear any difference. Then again, I'm not Mr. Golden Ears, so who knows. But f...
by CfNorENa
Sun Feb 08, 2015 4:49 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What is the sexiest looking synth of all time?
Replies: 134
Views: 21354

Re: What is the sexiest looking synth of all time?

Jupiter 8 has been mentioned a few times, but for visual aesthetics, I actually prefer its little brother:

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by CfNorENa
Thu Feb 05, 2015 10:20 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Roland JX-8P vs. MKS-70
Replies: 15
Views: 8665

Re: Roland JX-8P vs. MKS-70

Well, individual patches can be saved in either DUAL or WHOLE (or SPLIT) mode, so I suppose you could save all of the tones you like as patches in WHOLE mode. But I don't think there's a way to quickly access individual tones if they're all saved as parts of DUAL patches...