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by briandc
Sat Jun 10, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Samples, soundfonts, gigfiles, oh my!
Replies: 5
Views: 2768

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: 5602

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

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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: 11655

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: 5602

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.)


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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: 11655

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: 11655

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...
by briandc
Sat Oct 29, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: What about making a VSE music compilation?
Replies: 15
Views: 2584

Re: What about making a VSE music compilation?

This is indeed a bit more complicated than I thought! (But not impossible. ;) ) I don't see why the number of songs would have to be limited. Unless it actually gets into the hundreds.. As for synths, if it is hardware only, does that include current hardware instruments? Also: it's true that softwa...
by briandc
Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: What about making a VSE music compilation?
Replies: 15
Views: 2584

What about making a VSE music compilation?

Hi everyone,
anyone here ever suggested making an "album", a compilation of works by different people here at VSE? It could be used to support/promote the website, the synths, the artists, etc...

Any thoughts?


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by briandc
Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Apps for synth build-it-yourself.. what do you think?
Replies: 27
Views: 11655

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

Reaktor is one I still haven't tried out yet. I've been busy testing VST synth performance in the LMMS DAW for linux, I'll have to test that one out tomorrow! :) @Ashe37: Yes, I've only recently gotten a change to test out a few of the HG stuff. Nice! Personally, I have to be able to also create som...
by briandc
Thu Oct 13, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: syndae - podcast on fine electronic music
Replies: 515
Views: 180632

Re: syndae - podcast on fine electronic music

Listening to "Episode 363"...!
Nice website, this. ;)
Thanks Stefan!


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by briandc
Sun Oct 09, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Demo of Csound's Moog VCF
Replies: 3
Views: 2002

Re: Demo of Csound's Moog VCF

Just curious: is the soundcloud audio player not working correctly?
by briandc
Sun Oct 09, 2016 11:28 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Demo of Csound's Moog VCF
Replies: 3
Views: 2002

Re: Demo of Csound's Moog VCF

Here's a second test, this time with Csound's moogladder filter. Detuning and LFO modulation are pretty much the same. This time I did various frequency settings for each increase of resonance.

https://soundcloud.com/briandc/zsynthmoogladdertest


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by briandc
Sun Oct 09, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Demo of Csound's Moog VCF
Replies: 3
Views: 2002

Demo of Csound's Moog VCF

Hi everyone, I thought I'd share a demo I made of a very simple synth made with Csound. There are 2 oscillators, one of them detuned by a fifth. The filter sustain level is quite low, but I raised it during the demo at about 3:15. I started with frequency and resonance set low, and first raised the ...
by briandc
Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Vangelis at work with an incredible set up.
Replies: 42
Views: 16393

Re: Vangelis at work with an incredible set up.

Although I like some of Vangelis's work, I think it's a shame he uses basically orchestral sounds in his music. Albums like Spiral I enjoy, but to me, a synth exists to do things that orchestras cannot. Vangelis has had some very nice musical ideas. I just would have liked to see him take it a bit i...
by briandc
Sat Sep 24, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Apps for synth build-it-yourself.. what do you think?
Replies: 27
Views: 11655

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

Somewhat, though Synthedit allows you to write your own modules. Hi Ashe37, since you mentioned HG Fortune, and there's a lot of his stuff free now online--- which of his synths in particular do you like, and why? I found a whole bunch of synths from him and I've been testing a few out (Tiger Free,...