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by chipaudette
Thu Sep 25, 2014 6:31 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Microbrute LFO sync doesn't go slow
Replies: 7
Views: 1505

Re: Microbrute LFO sync doesn't go slow

In terms of their divisions "4 measures, 2 measures, 1 measure, ½ note, ¼ note", there is no incongruous jump between "1 measure" and "1/2 note"... In written music, a "whole note" is actually one measure, which is 4 beats in 4/4. So, if a "whole note" is 4 beats, then a "1/2 note" is 2 beats and "1...
by chipaudette
Thu Sep 25, 2014 12:22 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Microbrute LFO sync doesn't go slow
Replies: 7
Views: 1505

Microbrute LFO sync doesn't go slow

Hi, I recently got a Microbrute and I've been running its sequencer from the MIDI clock from my TR-707. It seems to run pretty well (though, in my few short days with it, I've really only played 16th-note steps at 100-120 BPM...maybe problems lurk in other configurations). The problem that I'm havin...
by chipaudette
Thu Sep 18, 2014 3:14 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Reminder: it is still about the player not the gear ....
Replies: 53
Views: 6211

Re: Reminder: it is still about the player not the gear ....

CS_TBL wrote: You can make the cheapest Casio toy keyboard sound interesting
Did someone say cheap toy Casio?!? I'm on it!



http://synthhacker.blogspot.com/2013/09 ... casio.html

Chip
by chipaudette
Thu Sep 11, 2014 6:09 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: So... Why no love for Jordan Rudess?
Replies: 48
Views: 14858

Re: So... Why no love for Jordan Rudess?

Rudess seems like an odd duck, but I'm gonna stand up and defend him. Any synth player, in a sorta-Metal musical context, who has the audacity and imagination to haul out a lap-steel guitar for the declarative main theme of an album's eponymous track (I'm talking Octavarium, from Octavarium)...well,...
by chipaudette
Thu Sep 11, 2014 12:35 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Bass Guitar / Synth Hybrid
Replies: 5
Views: 837

Re: Bass Guitar / Synth Hybrid

I'm loving the audacity of OP. I say go for it. Practical concerns may be practical...but I'm thinking that this project is about ridiculous awesomeness. Consider Option A: guy with bass guitar standing next to a small synth on a rack. Result: Robust instrument setup that's easy to play, but so bori...
by chipaudette
Tue Aug 05, 2014 12:08 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: 4voice poly VS: mono poly, analog4, mopho4x, poly evolver
Replies: 7
Views: 4521

Re: 4voice poly VS: mono poly, analog4, mopho4x, poly evolve

I have a mono/poly. I would not ever think of it as a 4-voice poly. With only a single global VCF and a single global VCA, it's not at all setup to be used as a traditional polysynth. If that's what you're expecting, you're gonna be sad.

It is really "just" a damn badass awesome monosynth.
by chipaudette
Tue Aug 05, 2014 12:04 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Why the V-Synth is the best thing Roland ever did
Replies: 143
Views: 27459

Re: Why the V-Synth is the best thing Roland ever did

The V-Synth is Fisher Price junk. The "Time Trip" pad and other gimmicks show that it has more in common with the Casio Rapman than a serious instrument. For the same money you can get an Ipad and Beats by Dre cans. Probably the mpc app too. Hysterical! Sarcasm is so tough to pull off online. The "...
by chipaudette
Sun Jul 27, 2014 1:34 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Korg Monopoly Issues ... Help appreciated
Replies: 3
Views: 4985

Re: Korg Monopoly Issues ... Help appreciated

Are you running in "Unison" mode or "Poly" mode. If you're running in Unison mode, I don't see how the synth could be fully working yet only half of the notes sounding. Not cool. When I got my Mono/Poly off eBay years ago, it also had a bunch of keys not working. As given in the previous reply, I al...
by chipaudette
Fri Jul 18, 2014 12:33 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Dave Smith Modular
Replies: 27
Views: 4913

Re: Dave Smith Modular

The text seems to say that the Korg Mono/Poly has the "Curtis sound". Um, no. It uses SSM filters.

I'm surprised that DSI would make such an error. Weird.

Chip
by chipaudette
Thu Jul 03, 2014 2:47 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Korg mono/poly vs Korg polysix
Replies: 18
Views: 16960

Re: Korg mono/poly vs Korg polysix

Glad there's love out there for patch memory. I'd send you my 32 memory positions if I could...then I could repurpose those buttons for additional synthesis features. I've been dreaming of adding wavetable oscillators to my Polysix, but have held off due to the lack of knobs/buttons to control the w...
by chipaudette
Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:26 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synths that didn't impress you
Replies: 133
Views: 20472

Re: Synths that didn't impress you

ppg_wavecomputer wrote: Korg Polysix was also a bit of a let-down.
Stephen
I was a little let down by the Polysix at first, too. But it turned out to be a pretty good platform for modifications!

http://synthhacker.blogspot.com/2013/03 ... -demo.html

Chip
by chipaudette
Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:19 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: DSI PRO 2
Replies: 165
Views: 31351

Re: DSI PRO 2

This just popped up on Matrixsynth:

http://www.matrixsynth.com/2014/06/dsi- ... ts-by.html

To my ears, good sounds!

Chip
by chipaudette
Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:49 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: DSI PRO 2
Replies: 165
Views: 31351

Re: DSI speculation

I assumed he meant that each voice had its own gate (ie, each voice could be either on or off) but that the overall signal path still had just one VCA at the end. If true, this would exactly mimic the behavior of the Mono/Poly, when the M/P is used in its "Poly" mode. I went back and watched the vi...
by chipaudette
Fri Jun 20, 2014 4:16 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: DSI PRO 2
Replies: 165
Views: 31351

Re: DSI PRO 2

I'm loving that it's not just 3-octaves, but that it's got those few extra keys (44-note!). The Mono/Poly is the same, and I think that those extra keys is an important difference. On my 3-octave keyboards, I find that I'm changing the octave setting all the time. It really breaks my flow. On the Mo...
by chipaudette
Fri Jun 20, 2014 12:20 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: DSI PRO 2
Replies: 165
Views: 31351

Re: DSI speculation

Hmmm, in the media release it says the paraphonic mode shares a single envelope, while Dave said each voice gets their own amplifier envelope? :? ... They probably still share the single VCA. He doesn't say they have their own *amplifier* envelopes, just their own envelopes. Not exactly clear what ...