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by briandc
Sat Oct 29, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: What about making a VSE music compilation?
Replies: 15
Views: 2273

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: 2273

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?


brian
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: 10678

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: 501
Views: 157221

Re: syndae - podcast on fine electronic music

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


brian
by briandc
Sun Oct 09, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Demo of Csound's Moog VCF
Replies: 3
Views: 1795

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: 1795

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


brian
by briandc
Sun Oct 09, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Demo of Csound's Moog VCF
Replies: 3
Views: 1795

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: 12858

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: 10678

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,...
by briandc
Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Apps for synth build-it-yourself.. what do you think?
Replies: 27
Views: 10678

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

If you can code your own components, its not bad (see: HG Fortune stuff) If you can't it all sounds the same. So do you mean writing the instrument in a language "from scratch," such as using C or Python? If I understand correctly, SynthEdit is a kind of "drag-and-drop" app where coding is avoided ...
by briandc
Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Apps for synth build-it-yourself.. what do you think?
Replies: 27
Views: 10678

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

Hi everyone,
I'd be very curious to hear: SynthEdit and others like it. What are your opinions? Do you use them? Pros and cons?

Thanks!

brian
by briandc
Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:11 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Comparing apples and ...
Replies: 17
Views: 1642

Re: Comparing apples and ...

Check out Markus Fuller's channel on YouTube, he takes modern gear apart to look inside and points out CPU chips etc, it's all pretty simple compared to an analog synth. Usually you'll find a CPU chip on the main board with a few other ancillary chips and components, and on the top board you'll hav...
by briandc
Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Comparing apples and ...
Replies: 17
Views: 1642

Re: Comparing apples and ...

Thanks commodorejohn and Hybrid88! This is a pretty interesting topic to me, and I'm sure it could go quite deep if one wanted it to: comparing specific components on a hardware synth vs. a computer, etc. would be quite enlightening, I think. Hardware synths certainly have their cost. Not everyone c...
by briandc
Thu Sep 15, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Comparing apples and ...
Replies: 17
Views: 1642

Re: Comparing apples and ...

On a pure hardware level, not really, not usually. What they do have is a specific set of function blocks/algorithms that produce a specific, characteristic sound. For example, there are many, many VSTs that imitate the architecture of Yamaha FM synths. However, there are very few of these that pre...
by briandc
Thu Sep 08, 2016 2:44 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Aliasing
Replies: 9
Views: 1119

Re: Aliasing

Thanks for the tips, madtheory. I've been looking at a thread on Gearslutz about aliasing-- certainly lots of info there. Probably more than what I'm in need of, as my consideration is more of a "performance level" interest more than a technical level. But a spectrum analyser is a good idea and I ha...