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by dustinh
Mon Dec 23, 2013 2:30 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: VSE 2014 Song Contest Theme
Replies: 132
Views: 18319

Re: VSE 2014 Song Contest Theme

There's nothing stopping you from starting your own contest at any time on any theme. So, any forum member could start a contest of their own and see if it interests anyone on here? Of course, these aren't officially sanctioned or anything, just people coming up with the idea and doing something. F...
by dustinh
Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:57 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: VSE 2014 Song Contest Theme
Replies: 132
Views: 18319

Re: VSE 2014 Song Contest Theme

Perhaps for the next theme. Most hybrids are still subtractive. Winner picks next theme. If for some weird reason I win again, I'll pass those rights down to the runner up. Don't know if I'll win again though, having a rough start on this one so far.
by dustinh
Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:10 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: VSE 2014 Song Contest Theme
Replies: 132
Views: 18319

Re: VSE 2014 Song Contest Theme

Ditto. Well sort of, it's the only digital I use often. But why not use the Blofeld through an analogue synth with ext inputs? My options are through sh09 or A4. oh are we allowing that? Then put me down for a maybe, depending on when I get my voyager back ( it's my midi cv converter also) I though...
by dustinh
Sat Dec 21, 2013 8:24 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: VSE 2014 Song Contest Theme
Replies: 132
Views: 18319

Re: VSE 2014 Song Contest Theme

They were still in that range on ebay when I bought mine. Craigslist is the way to go. It's how I got mine. You get better deals typically, although more limited options, especially depending on where you live.
by dustinh
Sat Dec 21, 2013 7:25 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: VSE 2014 Song Contest Theme
Replies: 132
Views: 18319

Re: VSE 2014 Song Contest Theme

I got my SQ-80 for a good deal about 3 years ago. It's in very good condition, came with the extra memory cartridge and a very nice hard case for $175.

The ESQs/SQ-80s are still the best bang for the buck in the hybrid realm. Very capable, very underrated, and therefore very affordable.
by dustinh
Sat Dec 21, 2013 1:36 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: VSE 2014 Song Contest Theme
Replies: 132
Views: 18319

Re: VSE 2014 Song Contest Theme

I will define Hybrid for the case of this contest. A synth with digital or wavetable oscillators with analog filters. Let's avoid DCOs and samplers with analog filters unless there is onboard synthesis within the sampler. OK, well I may have to bust out my Kawai K-3 , then. :D According to VSE, the...
by dustinh
Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:56 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: VSE 2014 Song Contest Theme
Replies: 132
Views: 18319

Re: VSE 2014 Song Contest Theme

The Korg DSS-1 qualifies, so does the Prophet 2000, since it has internal sampled waveforms. It seems that the Emulator II is a straight up sampler. Unless it also has digital oscillators internally, I would have to say no. DCO synths are out. Sure, you can argue that they are hybrid in a sense, but...
by dustinh
Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:21 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: VSE 2014 Song Contest Theme
Replies: 132
Views: 18319

Re: VSE 2014 Song Contest Theme

Damn. Shouldn't have sold my two ESQ-1's. Now what? Poly-800? I know it's not really a hybrid, but it sounds like one and people are always confusing it for one...hmm...drums from the PS-800...dubious at best. Nevermind. Well, that brings up a good point. I've read that both the Poly-61 and Poly-80...
by dustinh
Fri Dec 20, 2013 7:10 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: VSE 2014 Song Contest Theme
Replies: 132
Views: 18319

Re: VSE 2014 Song Contest Theme

It looks like there's enough interest in doing the hybrid theme. I'm going to give it a couple more days, but if enough people want to do this, I'm going to be firm on the hybrid rule. I know that may be excluding some people, but if I allow people to use digital synths with an external analog filte...
by dustinh
Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:07 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: VSE 2014 Song Contest Theme
Replies: 132
Views: 18319

Re: VSE 2014 Song Contest Theme

Very well. I can get behind the same rules as last. We'll keep all the rules the same. The only thing that will change is the type of synth used. So: -Use 1 hybrid synth, new or old, and make a song with it -Drum sounds must also come from the unit -EQ, compression, plus 1 other effect only How abou...
by dustinh
Fri Dec 20, 2013 5:27 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: VSE 2014 Song Contest Theme
Replies: 132
Views: 18319

Re: VSE 2014 Song Contest Theme

That's why I said I'd consider it. I want to include as many people as possible, but we do need a rigid set of rules to keep things consistent.
by dustinh
Fri Dec 20, 2013 4:56 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: VSE 2014 Song Contest Theme
Replies: 132
Views: 18319

Re: VSE 2014 Song Contest Theme

mdannyg wrote:what about a digital synth put through a separate analog filter if we don't have one self-contained hybrid synth?
I'd consider that. I'd want the external filter responsible for all the filtering of the synth, so no internal digital filter use.
by dustinh
Fri Dec 20, 2013 4:28 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: VSE 2014 Song Contest Theme
Replies: 132
Views: 18319

Re: VSE 2014 Song Contest Theme

I'm inclined to agree on the drum rule. Some hybrids are different though and there's not the same consistency in features with all of them. For example, I don't know if you can assign pitch envelopes to the DW-8000 or not, so getting a good kick sound could be difficult. Maybe not. I cannot speak f...
by dustinh
Fri Dec 20, 2013 4:02 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: VSE 2014 Song Contest Theme
Replies: 132
Views: 18319

VSE 2014 Song Contest Theme

So the theme I'm proposing for the new song contest is hybrid synths. There was a recent thread listing all of these synths, but most people know what I'm talking about. Digital synths with analog filters. Notable synths would be: Mutable Instruments Shruthi, Ambika Ensoniq ESQ-1, SQ-80 DSI Prophet ...
by dustinh
Fri Dec 20, 2013 3:50 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Modern Analog Synth Comp VOTE HERE!
Replies: 52
Views: 8069

Re: Modern Analog Synth Comp VOTE HERE!

Perhaps I will create a poll and a new thread just to get some ides going. I figured we can start the new contest sometime in January or February depending on how many people show interest.