using monos like polys

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Post by Sexor » Sun Jul 20, 2008 10:47 am

You're playing pretty cheesy chords though....

Do people somtimes refer to you as Cheezy Rider?

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Post by CZ Rider » Sun Jul 20, 2008 11:04 am

Sexor wrote:You're playing pretty cheesy chords though....
It's a mono synthesizer with two oscillators? Everybody knows you can't play chords on a monosynth. Not even the cheezy ones. :roll:

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Post by Sexor » Sun Jul 20, 2008 11:08 am

CZ Rider wrote:
Sexor wrote:You're playing pretty cheesy chords though....
It's a mono synthesizer with two oscillators? Everybody knows you can't play chords on a monosynth. Not even the cheezy ones. :roll:
You DARE defy my opinion? I'm calling my lawyers and I will see you in chord.
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Post by clubbedtodeath » Sun Jul 20, 2008 1:47 pm

Sexor wrote:You DARE defy my opinion? I'm calling my lawyers and I will see you in chord.
Don't disturb harmony of the forum, eh?

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Re: using monos like polys

Post by 23 » Sun Jul 20, 2008 2:29 pm

dddoherty@hotmail.com wrote: anyway, how do you go about using excellent patches on an amazing mono to do the things you would do on a poly, what are your tricks?
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In the event that you can treat (trigger) osc on an individual basis, there's some moderate pseudo duphonic things that can be pulled. I've found the amount of monosynths that allow for this to be rather limited however.

Finally, the most effective means I've found....
SAMPLING!

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Re: using monos like polys

Post by ned-ryarson » Mon Jul 21, 2008 5:06 pm

23 wrote:
Finally, the most effective means I've found....
SAMPLING!
what do u mean?

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Post by ronP » Mon Jul 21, 2008 5:39 pm

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Hi. Using a KORG Electribe EA-1 mkII . . .

. . . I have two mono parts at my fingertips. So, I set both parts to a (two-note) fifth or third chord by detuning one oscillator in relation to other. Next, set one part to play continuously as a drone and play the other part manually. The combination of parts in sequence creates major and minor (and their related 7ths), depending on what notes you press. These pads are thin, yet musically useful when chorused, flanged, phased, or delayed.


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Re: using monos like polys

Post by aeon » Mon Jul 21, 2008 6:18 pm

dddoherty@hotmail.com wrote:how do you go about using excellent patches on an amazing mono to do the things you would do on a poly, what are your tricks?
  • Set VCOs as desired and (multi)sample away, loop if needed, then assign synthesis parameters on the sampler.
  • Break chords into mono lines, sequence each line, and multi-track the monosynth.
  • Program a custom multi-voice diatonic pitch shifter on Eventide - play single notes, get out chord voicings - and have it sound musical.
  • Use a looper to overdub and build up chord voicings in real-time.
  • Careful use of delays to smear and blend sound in a textural fashion - usually precision digital - some with integral pitch-shift - into a lush ambience for pad stuff.

cheers,
Ian

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Post by ned-ryarson » Mon Jul 21, 2008 7:43 pm

jesus this evolvers crazy. shitloads of fun to be had in the lfo section

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