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by briandc
Fri Feb 26, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Random Synth Manual Humor
Replies: 17
Views: 3377

Random Synth Manual Humor

Synth manuals sometimes come with a light sense of humor and colorful language. Here are a few quips I've found browsing synth manuals: "You will need a strong stand to support both the MATRIX-12 and any additional punishment that you dish out." -Oberheim Matrix-12 "..Modern microprocessor technolog...
by briandc
Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:33 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Additive synthesis anyone??
Replies: 34
Views: 6313

Re: Additive synthesis anyone??

Cool! I saw a demo once (don't remember where) with audio "interpreted" from an image. It wasn't particularly "musical" in the traditional sense, but interesting nonetheless. Definitely worth exploring! (and definitely not something I've ever seen a synthesizer do!)


brian
by briandc
Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:33 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Additive synthesis anyone??
Replies: 34
Views: 6313

Re: Additive synthesis anyone??

Baus wrote:I am into Transwave synthesis

Robin.
Is that the same thing as Transwave Wavetable Synthesis? (ie. Esoniq VFX?) Or do you use a software synth with Transwave Synthesis? What kinds of sounds do you use it for?


brian
by briandc
Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:27 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Additive synthesis anyone??
Replies: 34
Views: 6313

Re: Additive synthesis anyone??

So why is it so rarely used? Because it takes more time to work with? This. Quick, describe how the harmonics of a piano change over time, including factoring in velocity, sustain pedal, etc. That's what you have to program. Some things are easy to program like sine waves :lol: but if you want to e...
by briandc
Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:20 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Additive synthesis anyone??
Replies: 34
Views: 6313

Re: Additive synthesis anyone??

Well, if you go read up on Fourier, you will realize that additive can, theoretically, make any (periodic) sound - as long as you have enough sine oscillators with level control. Cannot really say that for FM or subtractive. FM is extremely easy compared to additive. Four operators with, say, ten f...
by briandc
Wed Feb 24, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Additive synthesis anyone??
Replies: 34
Views: 6313

Re: Additive synthesis anyone??

@Soul_Processor: Thanks, I'll look into that! ;) According to the Additive Synthesis page on Sound-On-Sound (http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jun00/articles/synthsec.htm), additive synthesis is capable of more sound timbres than subtractive synthesis. (No news to some of you here, I'm sure.) So why i...
by briandc
Sun Feb 21, 2016 11:32 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: AlphatronSE
Replies: 2
Views: 1967

AlphatronSE

For something a bit more "classic," this very nice hybrid synth (also very stable with Wine (linux)) is HG Fortune's "AlphatronSE" Looks like HG Fortune isn't active anymore...? From the link above: Alphatron is not just a simple VA synthesizer instead in using a 3rd oscillator with digital waves (q...
by briandc
Sun Feb 21, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Moppeltron--morphing synth
Replies: 5
Views: 2742

Moppeltron--morphing synth

So, here's something new: Moppeltron! From the link above: Moppeltron is a morphing synthesizer which employs the Discrete-Summation Formulae (DSF) synthesis technique proposed by James A. Moorer. http://i66.tinypic.com/2zsmz60.png It's got monophonic output, but polyphony (16 note) and monophonic c...
by briandc
Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Reviews of software synthesizers?
Replies: 6
Views: 3534

Re: Reviews of software synthesizers?

Ok, will do! Thanks!


brian
by briandc
Sun Feb 21, 2016 9:39 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Reviews of software synthesizers?
Replies: 6
Views: 3534

Re: Reviews of software synthesizers?

Well yes, KVR does have an 800+ thread where the more "vintage" free synths can be downloaded. I was thinking something along those lines, dedicated to the older free ones, but actually giving a review to the instruments themselves. Some of them are really colorful (sounding) in their own unique way...
by briandc
Sat Feb 20, 2016 11:43 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Reviews of software synthesizers?
Replies: 6
Views: 3534

Reviews of software synthesizers?

Hi all,
I was wondering if there might be interest in starting a thread where people can evaluate software synths? I'm kind of a "junkie" for free softsynths and there's some neat stuff out there that could be good to discuss!

Thoughts?


brian
by briandc
Sat Feb 20, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Additive synthesis anyone??
Replies: 34
Views: 6313

Re: Additive synthesis anyone??

@ItsMeOnly: thanks for the demos. Too bad they're so short... But good to hear! @Bitexion: thanks for the recommendation! I found a Kawai K5000 pdf manual online-- looks very interesting indeed! :) @garranimal: thanks for posting your video. Very nice! Are there lots of effects added to the sounds, ...
by briandc
Sat Feb 20, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Additive synthesis anyone??
Replies: 34
Views: 6313

Additive synthesis anyone??

Hi everyone, they say that in theory, you can make any sound desired if you add enough sine waves. (My first thought that comes to mind is an acoustic piano emulation.) -Has anyone ever re-created a piano sound, using additive synthesis? -Also, is anyone here really "into" additive synthesis? If so,...
by briandc
Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synthesizers and their (true) sound
Replies: 47
Views: 4309

Re: Synthesizers and their (true) sound

Seems that this thread indeed was helpful to you! The recognition of the importance of modulation is key indeed, although it is also only a model in the sense that it highlights some (important) aspects, while eclipsing others. Like a floodlight pointed to an object. But at least "modulation" takes...
by briandc
Fri Feb 19, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synthesizers and their (true) sound
Replies: 47
Views: 4309

Re: Synthesizers and their (true) sound

Now we are getting somewhere ;) Synths started gaining effects because they could. Once the engine was digital adding effects was trivial. It ws a good deal because eary digital FX units were not cheap, getting one for free inside a synth meant one less box you needed to buy. It's not conceptually ...