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Post by steveman » Thu Feb 14, 2008 2:50 am

Synthaholic wrote:I think there's more than one way to skin a... er, DCO. One way is to use a digital pitch source an an analog waveshaper. Another is to take a traditional analog VCO design and lock (sync) its pitch to a digital pitch source. And I'm sure there's other ways too.
If you're somehow 'locking' a VCO to a digital pitch source (whatever that is) then it's pretty much by definition a VCO The expensive bits of VCOs are the expo convertors and the temperature compensation. Deriving the pitch directly from a master oscillator avoids this.
If their DCOs are digitally-locked VCOs, and they implement slop by "loosening" the digital leash, it can be very VCO sounding. If they use a digital pitch source then they would have to implement "slop" digitally which won't be true analog drift.
I'm sure we can all tell the difference between true analogue drift and digital 'slop'. After all if we couldn't we wouldn't be here would we? ;)

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Post by DocT » Thu Feb 14, 2008 11:48 am

http://www.trippler.net/files/p8/p8p.mp3

Had the P'08 disconnected for a while during testing of another synthesizer, but had some fun now after reinstalling ;)

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Post by crystalmsc » Thu Feb 14, 2008 1:42 pm

another great and fresh work of yours sir. well done.
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Post by SWAN » Thu Feb 14, 2008 2:28 pm

I was wondering about the P08-can it get dirty sounding at all-or is it generally quite clean and bright?

Im trying to decide over an A6 and a P08....

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Post by alan partridge » Thu Feb 14, 2008 5:32 pm

another nice demo up, just the presets though:


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Post by OriginalJambo » Thu Feb 14, 2008 6:57 pm

Wow! That's a great demo, it sounds awesome!

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Post by alan partridge » Thu Feb 14, 2008 7:09 pm

great, innit ..;.) , love the number from docT too.
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Post by DocT » Thu Feb 14, 2008 7:48 pm

Hey, he is playing some of my presets. Took me a while til I had that Popcorn sequence ;)

Great player, great synth.

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Post by alan partridge » Thu Feb 14, 2008 7:52 pm

you programmed the presets ? wow, must be bloody satisfying then - sounds great..;.)

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Post by DocT » Thu Feb 14, 2008 8:15 pm

alan partridge wrote:you programmed the presets ? wow, must be bloody satisfying then - sounds great..;.)
I made a part (around 80) of the presets. I think there were 5 people involved.

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Post by OriginalJambo » Thu Feb 14, 2008 9:31 pm

Finally some presets I'd actually want to use. No idea you had made them but now I know it makes even more sense.

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Post by crystalmsc » Fri Feb 15, 2008 4:02 am

DocT wrote:I made a part (around 80) of the presets.
I also like most of your soundworks for the Evolver, specially the analog bank. thank's a lot for the good times, really appreciated.
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Post by Pilot352 » Fri Feb 15, 2008 4:23 pm

DocT wrote:Hey, he is playing some of my presets. Took me a while til I had that Popcorn sequence ;)

Great player, great synth.
I thought the popcorn patch was a very good demo of the sequencer capabilities of the Pro'08, but I was wondering, did DSI have to pay royalties to the author of the original song? Or is it "public domane"? as it was originally created by Gershon Kingsley in 1969 (according to the link below)?

...Just curious

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Also, Here's everything you ever wanted to know about "The Popcorn" song!! Even Jean Michel Jarre had a version!! Too funny.

http://www.popcorn-song.com/
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Post by Stab Frenzy » Fri Feb 15, 2008 4:58 pm

Pilot352 wrote:Also, Here's everything you ever wanted to know about "The Popcorn" song!! Even Jean Michel Jarre had a version!! Too funny.

http://www.popcorn-song.com/
I can't believe they didn't mention the Sailors version of popcorn, possibly the best ever.

Can't find a version of it online so you'll have to listen to one of their other songs.

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Post by alan partridge » Sun Mar 23, 2008 11:07 pm

the module has just started shipping :

http://www.davesmithinstruments.com/news/index.php

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