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by briandc
Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:56 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Firewire Audio Interfaces and Linux
Replies: 1
Views: 2242

Re: Firewire Audio Interfaces and Linux

Hi!
you might check out the Linux Musicians website; I found lots of posts about the Focusrite (seems it may work fine, maybe some models better than others).
Here's more:
LinuxMusicians.com

hth!

brian
by briandc
Thu Jun 16, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Sample behavior across the keyboard
Replies: 22
Views: 4809

Re: Sample behavior across the keyboard

Looks like sample mapping and looping has to be done manually? PITA. I'm currently recapping the PSU in a Yamaha SPX90ii, hoping to bring the machine back to life. Does the pitch shifter thing. Also is a sampler itself, but not at the same time. I've been playing with the sampler in the Alesis Quad...
by briandc
Thu Jun 16, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Sample behavior across the keyboard
Replies: 22
Views: 4809

Re: Sample behavior across the keyboard

Hi all (and thanks for the input!)-- I haven't abandoned this topic, and today I found another suggestion that might get similar results: use something like the application Rubberband (see here: rubberband ) to change the pitch of the original sample. So, basically making 87 new samples to fill the ...
by briandc
Wed Jun 08, 2016 2:17 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Sample behavior across the keyboard
Replies: 22
Views: 4809

Re: Sample behavior across the keyboard

Perhaps there would be two ways to go about this:

using the same sample but changing pitch based on midi note number,

or, using the sampled sound as scaled in a regular sampler, but with a "time block" that would stretch or shorten the note, depending on the midi note played. ??


brian
by briandc
Mon Jun 06, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Sample behavior across the keyboard
Replies: 22
Views: 4809

Re: Sample behavior across the keyboard

Pitch shifter slices the waveform in real time. Basically removing slices to speed it up, and repeating slices to slow it down. Well there is a short processing delay. You need to set the sampler to not transpose at all. The pitch shifter then does the transposing, so the length never changes, trig...
by briandc
Sat Jun 04, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Sample behavior across the keyboard
Replies: 22
Views: 4809

Re: Sample behavior across the keyboard

I'm still not exactly sure as to how to implement pitch shifting. To get an idea of it: I have my midi controller, which sends note signals to the sampler. The sampler produces a waveform in length depending on the frequency assigned to each midi note on the keyboard. So how do I make the sampler se...
by briandc
Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: The "other side" of syncing
Replies: 2
Views: 690

Re: The "other side" of syncing

vicd wrote:It's got Super Cow Powers! :lol:
Indeed! My wife even got scared..!

Of course, if this synth had a pitch envelope, or a way to control pitch detuning through velocity or aftertouch... there'd be more control..


brian
by briandc
Fri Jun 03, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Sample behavior across the keyboard
Replies: 22
Views: 4809

Re: Sample behavior across the keyboard

madtheory wrote:There has to be a MIDI controlled pitch shifter VST you can use?
It would appear so:
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Now to find out how to use one of them...!


brian
by briandc
Fri Jun 03, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: The "other side" of syncing
Replies: 2
Views: 690

The "other side" of syncing

Hi all! Usually, on subtractive instruments, I have come to do syncing like this: set osc 1 to sine set osc 2 to square-pulse activate sync detune osc 2 up a couple of octaves set the osc mix to only osc 2 modulate the pitch of osc 2 (either by LFO or pitch envelope, if available) to get this: http:...
by briandc
Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Sample behavior across the keyboard
Replies: 22
Views: 4809

Re: Sample behavior across the keyboard

Hi guys, thanks for your help. Ironically, I was looking at some V-synth vids just yesterday! :) And, although I purchased a Motif back in 2001, I don't have it around at the moment to test out, and I couldn't recall if it is capable of doing the time stretching that you mentioned. (But I don't thin...
by briandc
Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:06 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Sample behavior across the keyboard
Replies: 22
Views: 4809

Sample behavior across the keyboard

Hi all, I would like to ask a question about sampling: usually, when playing back a sample (let's say it's a sample of a voice saying "I love you"), the speed of the sample and the frequency of the sample change, depending on the key played. But what if I want the speed to stay the same, so that the...
by briandc
Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What makes a wave a wave?
Replies: 20
Views: 3654

Re: What makes a wave a wave?

Is the high CPU usage due to a higher bit-depth? (similar to resolution quality in digital photos?) If so, perhaps trying to emulate an analog digitally is kind of useless. (Like buying a sampler synth just to play a sampled piano, it kind of defeats the purpose of it.) Bitdepth is a factor, but no...
by briandc
Fri Apr 22, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What makes a wave a wave?
Replies: 20
Views: 3654

Re: What makes a wave a wave?

We now know that the real limitation in emulating analog tone is CPU power. I just downloaded u-He's prototype Pro-One clone and that thing is the most CPU hungry synth I have used yet...one voice hits 50% on a quad core iMac. Sounds real good, though. Don't worry, the real thing will be far less h...
by briandc
Fri Apr 22, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What makes a wave a wave?
Replies: 20
Views: 3654

Re: What makes a wave a wave?

madtheory wrote: I doubt the filters are running in parallel. That would actually be kind of hard to do in software, and anyway there is no reason to do it that way.
Why is it so hard to do? I have seen several VST synths offer filters running in parallel..


brian
by briandc
Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:50 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What makes a wave a wave?
Replies: 20
Views: 3654

Re: What makes a wave a wave?

I can't answer the questions, but some interesting discussion here: http://www.vintagesynth.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=81819 A very interesting thread! And quite on-topic, actually. It would indeed appear that a saw is not always a saw! Here's a few things I have deduced from it: - most people w...