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by briandc
Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:03 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: CZ 1000 Auto Shutoff?
Replies: 1
Views: 187

Re: CZ 1000 Auto Shutoff?

Does the CZ 1000 have an auto power off option/function? Is there a way to disable it? It's not mine, someone else's who I'm trying to help out, and I can't seem to find a full manual (not the service manual) on the internets. Thanks. Yes, I believe it does. It's a switch on the right side, next to...
by briandc
Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:01 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: DX 21 vs CZ 1000
Replies: 30
Views: 8957

Re: DX 21 vs CZ 1000

It might be a bit late for the OP, but I thought I'd add, a very interesting piece made (not by me) using just a CZ-5000 and some reverb added: https://soundcloud.com/ununseptium_annex/orobus And, the CZ line had 8 envelope steps in pitch, filter and amp, which gave a certain capability that the DX ...
by briandc
Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:25 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: amSynth and multiple instances
Replies: 16
Views: 2732

amSynth and multiple instances

AmSynth (for linux) can run multiple instances simultaneously, with very low CPU.
So, for example, from "just" two oscillators, I can get 10 oscillators running in less than a minute. Nice!!

Are there other synths out there that are designed with multiple instance capability?


brian
by briandc
Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:40 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Is there a reason that ensoniq's synths don't use tri-waves?
Replies: 8
Views: 881

Re: Is there a reason that ensoniq's synths don't use tri-wa

Maybe saw waves are less popular??

After all, square and saw waves tend to be more "in-your-face." In fact, it seems that modern dance music is all about fat saw waves!

brian
by briandc
Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:56 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Emulating water with synthesis
Replies: 10
Views: 4632

Re: Emulating water with synthesis

Water is pretty fun to do! An old friend did it on his Casio CZ-101, and only now have I learned to do something similar. My version is just the low end, kind of "bubbly," but a bit of keyfollow would have produced a more "trickling" sound in the higher ranges. It's not perfect, just "on the way." -...
by briandc
Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:34 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Linux-based softsynths
Replies: 28
Views: 4949

Re: Linux-based softsynths

What about bristol? Anyone using those vintage synths? I've tried a few, but not as in-depth as I'd like yet...

brian
by briandc
Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:55 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Linux-based softsynths
Replies: 28
Views: 4949

Re: Linux-based softsynths

Hi guys, I'd be tempted to add Aspect and Renoise.. My only "gripe" is the fact that they aren't free, and my mission is kind of to stick with all the stuff that anyone can use by just using a linux-based distro. In KXStudio, which is what I use mostly, there is a demo version of Aspect that gives a...
by briandc
Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:58 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What are your favorite type of synth sounds?
Replies: 80
Views: 6497

Re: What are your favorite type of synth sounds?

I'm kind of on the eternal search for new, strange, yet playable sounds. Human-like is certainly possible, detuning too, since any "movement" seems to make things "alive." However, in particular it needs to be without adding too many effects. There are lots of nice sounds out there, some powerful sy...
by briandc
Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:06 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Linux-based softsynths
Replies: 28
Views: 4949

Linux-based softsynths

Hi everyone, my first post here. :) I'd like to hear from anyone using linux for their digital music creation. I am putting together a website that showcases some of the myriad of softsynths for linux, that you can visit here: http://amsynth.com There's still lots to do, but it's a start. -I'd love ...