What synth makes the best police siren?

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What synth makes the best police siren?

Post by Electroluver » Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:51 pm

I'm not even going to venture a guess.

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Re: What synth makes the best police siren?

Post by Stab Frenzy » Thu Sep 02, 2010 12:13 am

Microkorg.

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Re: What synth makes the best police siren?

Post by Old Iron Giant » Thu Sep 02, 2010 12:33 am

any sampler :lol:

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Re: What synth makes the best police siren?

Post by monolith » Thu Sep 02, 2010 12:38 am

A stolen one?

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Re: What synth makes the best police siren?

Post by space6oy » Thu Sep 02, 2010 12:42 am

monolith wrote:A stolen one?
ha! we have a winner! :agree:

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Re: What synth makes the best police siren?

Post by monolith » Thu Sep 02, 2010 12:50 am

space6oy wrote:
monolith wrote:A stolen one?
ha! we have a winner! :agree:
:mrgreen:
What do I win?
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Re: What synth makes the best police siren?

Post by Newtown » Thu Sep 02, 2010 1:02 am

monolith wrote:
space6oy wrote:
monolith wrote:A stolen one?
ha! we have a winner! :agree:
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Re: What synth makes the best police siren?

Post by sequentialsoftshock » Thu Sep 02, 2010 1:11 am

This all just leads back to the great debate of FILTERS VS. OSCILLATORS.
I bet this thread ends up in off topic like everything else lately. :lol:
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Re: What synth makes the best police siren?

Post by smoothcriminal » Thu Sep 02, 2010 1:18 am

A police siren IS a synthesizer, isn't it?

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Re: What synth makes the best police siren?

Post by sequentialsoftshock » Thu Sep 02, 2010 1:21 am

smoothcriminal wrote:A police siren IS a synthesizer, isn't it?
That's what I thought. And Amtrak AEM 7's bells are samplers :P
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Re: What synth makes the best police siren?

Post by rhino » Thu Sep 02, 2010 1:28 am

when I needed a siren sfx for a stage production of ANNIE, I used an SQ-80.
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Re: What synth makes the best police siren?

Post by knolan » Thu Sep 02, 2010 2:26 am

Years ago I managed to successfully quieten a late night party in the garden behind mine with a Mono/Poly as a police siren. Worked a treat.

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Re: What synth makes the best police siren?

Post by monolith » Thu Sep 02, 2010 3:20 am

knolan wrote:Years ago I managed to successfully quieten a late night party in the garden behind mine with a Mono/Poly as a police siren. Worked a treat.
Brilliant. 8-)

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Re: What synth makes the best police siren?

Post by V301H » Thu Sep 02, 2010 3:57 am

There are Mechanical sirens and there are Electronic sirens. Mechanical sirens pump bursts of air at high speed and pressure through a slotted metal drum rotated by a pulsed motor at up to 9000 RPM's generating a square wave. Traditional Electronic sirens use transistors to generate a sine wave which is projected through an electro-magnetic diaphragm similar to a horn driver. Newer electronic sirens digitize the sound and also play it back through a electro-magnetic driver.

Whether synthesis or sampling is used to generate a siren it will likely sound more authentic played through a loud horn driver.
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Re: What synth makes the best police siren?

Post by Phollop Willing PA » Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:38 pm

Yamaha DX 7

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