I finally got a VL-Tone!

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Post by hollandturbine » Tue Jul 17, 2007 12:51 pm

I picked one up yesterday for $9, had heaps of fun with it cupping my hand over the speaker, then making wah wah sounds with my mouth next to the speaker, it must have looked like I was trying to make out with it.

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Post by madtheory » Tue Jul 17, 2007 2:36 pm

Right that's it, mine's going on ebay!

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Post by audible » Wed Jul 18, 2007 12:08 am

The VL1 rhythm presets sound great though something like a bit crusher or M-Resonator. A bit of delay and you're done.

And I like the two-key note sequence triggering, Shame that it inserts one "blank step" when the sequence reaches its end, otherwise it would be great.

This is and old one, but anyway:

http://www.synthmuseum.com/casio/casvltone02.html
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Post by Postblank » Wed Jul 18, 2007 2:18 am

audible wrote:The VL1 rhythm presets sound great though something like a bit crusher or M-Resonator. A bit of delay and you're done.

And I like the two-key note sequence triggering, Shame that it inserts one "blank step" when the sequence reaches its end, otherwise it would be great.

This is and old one, but anyway:

http://www.synthmuseum.com/casio/casvltone02.html
Can you recommend any hardware bitcrushers? I hear really bad reviews on the Bit-r-man and was looking for something a bit more accepted in the synth world.
Keys: Wurlitzer 200A, Nord Electro 2, Arp Omni 2, Yamaha DX-7 II FD, Casio VL-Tone 1, Roland JX-10

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Post by Twiddler » Wed Jul 18, 2007 2:18 pm

Postblank wrote:Can you recommend any hardware bitcrushers? I hear really bad reviews on the Bit-r-man and was looking for something a bit more accepted in the synth world.
look at this thread in the Sound Production part of this very forum:::

http://www.vintagesynth.org/phpBB2/view ... hp?t=28781

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Post by elmosexwhistle » Wed Jul 18, 2007 2:40 pm

for those missing out on the fun

http://www.sf2midi.com/index.php?page=sdet&id=8774

theres a soundfont of the casio pt-1, which is identical to the vl tone, it has the fantasy/flute/violin/piano patches and that wonderful percussion, no asdr gen, but hey you can whack this soundfont into halion and do crazy shiz with the envelopes there :)

oh yeah, youll have to register at the site to download (its free!)

and about the casio pt30, it has 6 patches instead of the vl tones 4, ncluding a horn i think...the fantasy patch has been pitched up an octave (which isnt very nice to be honest) and it has different sounding percussion...its got a cool chord thing tho and full polyphonic backing...

god i love casio :) x

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