Thoughts on the Sequential Split-8

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Post by Altitude » Wed Jun 18, 2008 5:43 pm

Mixolydian wrote:
Mixolydian wrote:The Split 8 is related to the SixTrack, MultiTrack, and Max. They all use the same single oscillator CEM 3394 chips, only the Split 8 has 8 instead of 6.
I looked it up, and found one site that concurred with what I said above. Then I checked another site, and it said that the Split 8 has 8 3340s and 8 3372s.

Actually, I'm not sure which it is.
It is 3394 based.

http://www.synthmuseum.com/sequ/seqsplit801.html

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Post by hageir » Wed Jun 18, 2008 8:48 pm

fingerbib2000 wrote:I've got the Pro-8 which is the same synth i think...
I use it as a pad machine, envelopes aren't too fast on it. it's one osc per voice but you can mix 3 different waveforms which is kinda cool. the filter steps which a bit of a shame but sounds nice enough. fairly thin sounding synth but quite warm with that, unless it's in unison mode, then you get a fairly heavy sound from it. programming it is really sweet, matrix of buttons and one data knob. biggest let down for me is the midi/sysex implementation. i suspect it can handle sysex control, but no one on the internet has any info on the sysex codes :(
it's a nice, unique sounding (at least in my setup) little synth and i wouldn't sell it.
http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/2163/maxsx.html

here are the SysEx strings for the Max ;)
might help out!
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Post by fingerbib2000 » Wed Jun 18, 2008 8:51 pm

hageir wrote:
fingerbib2000 wrote:I've got the Pro-8 which is the same synth i think...
I use it as a pad machine, envelopes aren't too fast on it. it's one osc per voice but you can mix 3 different waveforms which is kinda cool. the filter steps which a bit of a shame but sounds nice enough. fairly thin sounding synth but quite warm with that, unless it's in unison mode, then you get a fairly heavy sound from it. programming it is really sweet, matrix of buttons and one data knob. biggest let down for me is the midi/sysex implementation. i suspect it can handle sysex control, but no one on the internet has any info on the sysex codes :(
it's a nice, unique sounding (at least in my setup) little synth and i wouldn't sell it.
http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/2163/maxsx.html

here are the SysEx strings for the Max ;)
might help out!
tried 'em before and they didn't work unfortunately :(
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Post by splitpoint » Thu Jun 19, 2008 7:34 pm

Split-8 has a really cool performance feature that I wish other synths would've picked up. You can link patches to each other and use a momentary footswitch to temporarily switch between two patches while the switch is held down. So, you can play a nice pad and then hold the footswitch down and play you ripping lead solo, release the footswitch and you're back to your original pad sound. As I recall you could have different programs linked on either side of the split so you could switch between 4 patches on the fly using the footswitch. I'm not sure if that temporary program change was sent over midi or not but it sure was a nifty feature for live performance.

If I found a minty one I would definitely consider another Split-8.
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Post by hfinn » Thu Jun 19, 2008 7:46 pm

what is a Sequential Circuits Pro-8?

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Post by Altitude » Thu Jun 19, 2008 10:38 pm

hfinn wrote:what is a Sequential Circuits Pro-8?
I believe it is the Japanese Market version of the split 8.

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