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Vox Humana

Post by gfriden » Sat Nov 17, 2007 3:42 am

How would you go about creating a Vox Humana-like sound on an old analog polysynth? Yes, I know its not supposed to be possible because its such a unique sound from a unique synth, but thats why I qualified my question with the -like suffix. Essentially, what waveform/filter setting/ADSR etc... Managed to get something like it once, but forgot to write it down. :x It's a string type of sound, right? Just feeling a bit like a replicant today... :wink: Thankful for any help guys!
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Post by Joey » Sat Nov 17, 2007 3:47 am

not to thread jack, but is there anywhere i can hear a sample of this preset?
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Post by gfriden » Sat Nov 17, 2007 3:49 am

Joey wrote:not to thread jack, but is there anywhere i can hear a sample of this preset?
http://www.dubsounds.com/pm_sounds_01_Vox-Humana.htm

Can't do Numan without it... :wink:
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Post by Joey » Sat Nov 17, 2007 3:51 am

oh so THATS vox humana.

i was never totally sure.

and i'm a huge f**k numan fan.


i've replicated that a bunch of times though.

you want two saws, detuned a bit, with an lfo doing vibrato.
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Post by gfriden » Sat Nov 17, 2007 3:54 am

Thanx! I'll give that a go!
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Post by Clavier » Sat Nov 17, 2007 4:05 am

It is interesting how little that sounds like the pipe organ sound.
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Post by Clavier » Sat Nov 17, 2007 4:07 am

It's also interesting how much the first one makes me want a Polymoog. :(
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Post by gfriden » Sat Nov 17, 2007 4:10 am

Clavier wrote:It's also interesting how much the first one makes me want a Polymoog. :(
Same here. But i do not have the space nor the moolah to purchase one at the moment. Plus I rarely see one on eBay these days...
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Post by hfinn » Sat Nov 17, 2007 4:15 am

Here's another example of Vox Humana (with MXR Phase 100)

Vox Humana

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Post by gfriden » Sat Nov 17, 2007 4:19 am

hfinn wrote:Here's another example of Vox Humana (with MXR Phase 100)

Vox Humana
You must be one of those synth collectors that it is easier to ask what synths you do not have rather than what synths you have! :shock: Next thing you tell us you have a Moog modular! Great clip by the way!
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Post by WDW » Sat Nov 17, 2007 5:55 am

hfinn wrote:Here's another example of Vox Humana (with MXR Phase 100)

Vox Humana
<<drool>>

That's just luscious.

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Post by Jazzpunk » Sat Nov 17, 2007 6:30 am

hfinn wrote:Here's another example of Vox Humana (with MXR Phase 100)

Vox Humana
Awesome! :D

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Post by Carey M » Sat Nov 17, 2007 7:14 am

I've gotten some good results with two PWM oscillators, with vibrato modulated by two separate LFOs.

Here's another example of the Polymoog Keyboard. The first three sounds are the Vox Humana preset with adjusted modulation and envelope, running through the Boss Dimension C.

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Post by Joey » Sat Nov 17, 2007 8:00 am

hfinn wrote:Here's another example of Vox Humana (with MXR Phase 100)

Vox Humana
oh my f**k god i want a polymoog
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Post by jp8080 » Sat Nov 17, 2007 5:34 pm

Any idea why it was called vox humana (i assume this is the name of a preset on the synth). I expected some sort of synth choir type sound. sounds more like synth strings to me.

very nice in any case.

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