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by thehighesttree
Fri May 04, 2012 7:47 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: VOCALWARS - Korg R3 vs. Roland VP-770
Replies: 6
Views: 3131

Re: VOCALWARS - Korg R3 vs. Roland VP-770

They call it a "Synthesizer Vocoder" and it's got a mic projecting from it. I think it's safe to say it's marketed as a vocoder. :D
by thehighesttree
Fri May 04, 2012 6:59 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: VOCALWARS - Korg R3 vs. Roland VP-770
Replies: 6
Views: 3131

VOCALWARS - Korg R3 vs. Roland VP-770

Alright, here we've got 2 synths marketed mainly towards vocal processing. One is a fairly inexpensive modeling synth with fully-tweakable 16-band vocoder, the other...well...I really don't know. The description on here makes the VP-770 sound like a no-nonsense, easy to use vocal processor with seve...
by thehighesttree
Wed May 02, 2012 7:48 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: TX-816 - Editing on a Mac?
Replies: 3
Views: 1528

Re: TX-816 - Editing on a Mac?

Thanks for the tips on FM synthesis CS. I've got my eye on an AN1X at the moment that's probably gonna be my next aquisition, as this was more of a curiosity than a serious prospect.
by thehighesttree
Wed May 02, 2012 5:37 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: TX-816 - Editing on a Mac?
Replies: 3
Views: 1528

TX-816 - Editing on a Mac?

So I see someone local's got a TX-516 (an 816 with 5 of 8 modules) for $225 or $290 with a mixer and all the hookups. I've never gotten into real FM synthesis yet and to be perfectly honest I usually associate the DX-7 sound with 80's cheese, but this has me thinking about its possibilities... I gue...
by thehighesttree
Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New DSI instrument!
Replies: 346
Views: 50625

Re: New DSI instrument!

So, uhh...this thing does drums, right? Gotta agree with something I heard expressed before: not enough drum demos! lazerface's Aphelion demo is really funky though and shows off some good classic sound. I just don't know if it can cover all the territory to produce good dance music...
by thehighesttree
Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:10 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Nice "gritty" sampler for EBM/industrial
Replies: 40
Views: 10581

Re: Nice "gritty" sampler for EBM/industrial

I just bought an SP-202 for $50 and it's gritty as fuke. Sampling starts at 32 seonds-worth of 31.25KHz (16-bit) and 3 more halved increments (15.63KHz, 7.81KHz [the best compromise @ 2:10 of sampling time], and the super-crunchy 3.91KHz) for total lo-fi. It's pretty barebones with poor polyphony (m...
by thehighesttree
Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:52 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The "What made that sound?" thread
Replies: 9
Views: 1857

Re: The "What made that sound?" thread

Hey, I remember that beat! Since nobody else has any suggestions, I say it's just a sawtooth cut off really far with a low-pass resonant filter and shouldn't be too hard to model on any analog/VA synth. Just turn the LPF so that it cuts the signal by about 70-80% then moisten things up with res till...
by thehighesttree
Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:41 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Thoughts on a Juno 106 + goodies...
Replies: 6
Views: 964

Re: Thoughts on a Juno 106 + goodies...

Thanks for the input so far. I just fired off an email asking about that (he just put the offer up on it after I inquired about the 2 synths). Sequencing is a bonus and shouldn't be an issue for me since I've got the Electribes, except they only output mono...
by thehighesttree
Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:15 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Thoughts on a Juno 106 + goodies...
Replies: 6
Views: 964

Thoughts on a Juno 106 + goodies...

Hey everyone! I've only recently signed up after having frequented the gear pages and more recently the forums, but I'm not really on here much because I don't really own any "vintage synths" beyond a Poly-800II. I'm looking for advice on a potential purchase...here's my situation: I've got both X-E...
by thehighesttree
Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:51 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Looking for a budget 'fragile' sounding synth
Replies: 16
Views: 3485

Re: Looking for a budget 'fragile' sounding synth

I'm totally biased, but within your price range you might consider the Korg R3. It has a feature called "Analog Tuning" that applies a random tonal offset (within a controllable range) to your notes. When you use this along with other features like sample+hold and filters you can make a sound that r...