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by briandc
Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Mixing advice please,plugins, tips etc
Replies: 8
Views: 3203

Re: Mixing advice please,plugins, tips etc

I was pointed to these podcasts today. At least the first 7 or 8 episodes are recommended.
themasteringshow

brian
by briandc
Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Aliasing and hardware synths
Replies: 35
Views: 6810

Re: Aliasing and hardware synths

Yes, those are all ways although I'm not sure what you mean by "faster" digital waveforms. I think what is meant here is oversampling? But this can be done in a filter, and a VCA, and an envelope too, as well as just the oscillator. It just requires processing power. It's the done thing in (modern)...
by briandc
Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Aliasing and hardware synths
Replies: 35
Views: 6810

Re: Aliasing and hardware synths

Thanks for all the great info everyone. (Sounds like this thread got Ashe37 into some good tweaking, so that's always good! :D ) So if I understand right, aliasing can be avoided/eliminated by: - raising the D/A sample rate, or - using faster digital waveforms, or - not playing above a certain frequ...
by briandc
Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Samples, soundfonts, gigfiles, oh my!
Replies: 5
Views: 2471

Re: Samples, soundfonts, gigfiles, oh my!

Coming back to the Soundfont realm, I also came across a similar app to Viena, called Polyphone:
Polyphone

It's cross-platform including linux, (yay!) and includes a lot of soundfonts for download.
Anyone ever tried this one?

brian
by briandc
Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Aliasing and hardware synths
Replies: 35
Views: 6810

Re: Aliasing and hardware synths

Hi everyone, thanks for your posts and links. I'm surprised to see the number of digital hardward synths that have been known to produce aliasing. Would you say that such synths have had more or less success because of the aliasing? Was there ever much discussion in the past about the occurrance (in...
by briandc
Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Aliasing and hardware synths
Replies: 35
Views: 6810

Aliasing and hardware synths

Hi everyone. as some of you may know, I've been working primarily with software synthesizers in recent years. And one of the big "issues" about them seems to be the issue of aliasing. And now I've begun to wonder, what about aliasing in hardware synths? Does it occur often, even in "high end" instru...
by briandc
Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: ZynaddsubFX
Replies: 0
Views: 1181

ZynaddsubFX

Hi everyone, I came across a very inspiring video the other day about ZynaddsubFX, which I thought some of you might enjoy, here: Zynaddsubfx There is a bit of mention of FM8 here, and as I know some of you are passionate about FM8, I would love to hear your thoughts too! Not in terms of "better-wor...
by briandc
Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Synthesizers for linux
Replies: 9
Views: 4868

Re: Synthesizers for linux

I have been looking for linux synthesizer and have tried recommended here. I have an ubunto kylin can this work on this OS? From what I see about Kylin at Distrowatch and Ubuntu , I don't see why not. Do you have Synaptic Package Manager installed? If so, open it and do a search for the synth you a...
by briandc
Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Samples, soundfonts, gigfiles, oh my!
Replies: 5
Views: 2471

Re: Samples, soundfonts, gigfiles, oh my!

Hi guys, thanks for the info. I'm actually more interested in understanding what advantages and disadvantages the two methods have (Motif vs. soundfont/gig/other). I'm not as interested in transferring sounds into the Motif as perhaps transferring them out (although that's not what I want to do, but...
by briandc
Sat Jun 10, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Samples, soundfonts, gigfiles, oh my!
Replies: 5
Views: 2471

Samples, soundfonts, gigfiles, oh my!

Hi everyone, could someone give me a short, simple explanation about the differences between these sample types? I have a Motif and I am aware that the samples in it are quite complex, in terms of layering, scaling, etc. But I think soundfont and other similar formats can do similar things. Correct?...
by briandc
Sat May 27, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Synthesizers for linux
Replies: 9
Views: 4868

Re: Synthesizers for linux

Yes; most VSTs (the free ones, anyway), work just fine in linux using Wine. LMMS includes a VST app, I've done a good bit of testing of the newest and best free VSTs with LMMS, and posted the results at the LMMS database here:
LMMS

brian
by briandc
Sun Feb 05, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Apps for synth build-it-yourself.. what do you think?
Replies: 27
Views: 10658

Re: Apps for synth build-it-yourself.. what do you think?

Ages ago I made this softsynth in (basic) C++. It's a 6-op FM synth with a fixed algorithm (4-stack + 2-stack), reverb, a 303'esque sequencer and some really odd functions. It pre-calculates sounds upon which I use them in a tracker. I used it alongside a synth made by a colleague back then, but ba...
by briandc
Sun Feb 05, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Synthesizers for linux
Replies: 9
Views: 4868

Re: Synthesizers for linux

Hi aaadewdfes,
my website showcases of some of the best ones available for linux, with links and demos. (See my signature below.)


brian
by briandc
Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Apps for synth build-it-yourself.. what do you think?
Replies: 27
Views: 10658

Re: Apps for synth build-it-yourself.. what do you think?

Yes, I don't think there's a way for it to used on any linux distro if the app is "looking for Windows 7 or better." Like I say, it's the first time I've had this type of thing happen. Pretty strange. I'm having success with the HG Fortune synths though, and there's some pretty unusual modulation ca...
by briandc
Mon Oct 31, 2016 11:58 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Apps for synth build-it-yourself.. what do you think?
Replies: 27
Views: 10658

Re: Apps for synth build-it-yourself.. what do you think?

Definitely let me know how Reaktor works for you. I find it really fun to make the strange sounds on myself. It can obvious do the "classic" sounds if you want it to. I tend to use it more for strange and crazy things I can't quite get out of my other gear. Tested it out, but for some reason it tel...