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snobbish question / best PW

Post by polyklinik » Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:30 pm

Hi!

I just thinking about my new synth with good/musical pulse width. i tried some va, i have a blofeld, but i don't like this thing on it. it's always too digital sounding, non musical. shall i go to the analog world? what's the opinions on the digital world? I'm not a technican/engineer/scientist i just make music. :mrgreen:

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Re: snobbish question / best PW

Post by Joey » Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:02 pm

if you're looking for just pwm? get a juno or something
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Re: snobbish question / best PW

Post by nadafarms » Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:16 pm

best is the roland sh series, roland system, korg ms-10.
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Re: snobbish question / best PW

Post by Phenom » Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:19 pm

Maybe not the best, and I'm sure they're many others, but the best synths I've had in my personal use for PWM have been the CS01 and the SH2. Juno 60's aren't half bad either. I've never been particularly happy with VA PWM. Interested in hearing other people's choices tho...

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Re: snobbish question / best PW

Post by clusterchord » Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:44 pm

never liked digital PWM, one area i stayed away at all cost. however, in analog world, not all are created equal either.

for me the real standout are Roland's VCO synths.. first and foremost Jupiter 8, old SH series, Sys101+102. Rolands have this sweet, rich, almost liquidy PWM. i liked MKS80 rev4 and JP6 too, with edgier, icier variant of this, but just as beautiful. using osc sync, and sacrifising one DCO for unvoiced modulator, its possible to make very nice PWM on JX10/MKS70 too - sounds almost like a slow MXR flange. Another favorite has to be OBX - not liquid, but much thicker, organic and full of cholesterole. (listen to beginning of Tangram Set 2 from TD @1980)

on the other side of the spectrum, for agressive, raw PWM i love Oberheim OBXa.

in comparison, P5 and A6 have their own flavor when doing PWM, and it fits perfect sometimes, but are not my go-to instruments for this.

cpl of examples:

JP8 http://www.babic.com/SYN/JP-8/CCJ_JP8_PWMStrings.mp3
MKS80 Rev4 (dual mode) http://www.babic.com/SYN/MKS80-V4/clc_M ... entPWM.mp3
OBXA http://www.babic.com/SYN/OBXA/OBXA_lfo-pwm-ddl.mp3
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Re: snobbish question / best PW

Post by Sir Ruff » Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:32 pm

I'm going to go with the alpha juno... such a definitive sound.
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Re: snobbish question / best PW

Post by voltage » Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:39 pm

Prophet 5 is good too, you can do cool things with the envelope and the square wave LFO on the mod wheel too, bizarre cascades and echo FX. The MKS80 pwm's nicely too.

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Re: snobbish question / best PW

Post by Christopher Winkels » Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:36 pm

I'm more than happy with my Prophet'08's PWM, but nothing beats my Little Phatty.

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Post by Computer Controlled » Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:34 am

The SH-1 has a really nice sounding PWM. So does the 101. The Mopho and Evo are no slouches neither.
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Re: snobbish question / best PW

Post by hfinn » Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:43 am

I like the PWM on the CS-80. It's great as each oscillator has it's own lfo dedicated to PWM.

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Re: snobbish question / best PW

Post by Automatic Gainsay » Tue Mar 31, 2009 2:22 am

Of course Joey didn't get this one. :wink:

The CS-15 has an astoundingly cool PW and PWM combination. It is one of the few synths ever which allows two oscs to have different PW and PWM settings.

The CS-50 has a dedicated PWM LFO.

The Micromoog has a variable waveshape modulation which allows a sort of PWM for all waveforms, which is really cool.

There is a dot com module which allows a sort of PWM for sinewaves, which is pretty cool sounding.

(the latter two are, of course, not actually PWM, but have a similar sound)
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Re: snobbish question / best PW

Post by hfinn » Tue Mar 31, 2009 2:30 am

Automatic Gainsay wrote:Of course Joey didn't get this one. :wink:

The CS-15 has an astoundingly cool PW and PWM combination. It is one of the few synths ever which allows two oscs to have different PW and PWM settings.
The CS-80 allows this too. It's a great feature

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Re: snobbish question / best PW

Post by Joey » Tue Mar 31, 2009 2:40 am

hfinn wrote:
Automatic Gainsay wrote:Of course Joey didn't get this one. :wink:

The CS-15 has an astoundingly cool PW and PWM combination. It is one of the few synths ever which allows two oscs to have different PW and PWM settings.
The CS-80 allows this too. It's a great feature
i did get that. it just didnt sound cool.
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Re: snobbish question / best PW

Post by guesswho » Tue Mar 31, 2009 2:57 am

Sir Ruff wrote:I'm going to go with the alpha juno... such a definitive sound.
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Re: snobbish question / best PW

Post by Rangoon » Tue Mar 31, 2009 2:58 am

Voyetra 8. Why ? ...because of keyboard scaling of pulse width modulation amount. The ssm2044 filters certainly don't hurt either...

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