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wurlitzer patch frustration...

Post by colorbars » Sun Nov 06, 2011 5:56 pm

Having a heck of a time finding/creating a decent wurlitzer sound on any of my synths...

I have the following ...

M1
Juno 60
MS2000
DX7
DX21
Micron
ESQ-1
Poly 61

What's my best chance for finding that wurly sound? if anyone has a decent patch for any of these lying around i'd appreciate it :)

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Re: wurlitzer patch frustration...

Post by meatballfulton » Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:32 pm

The "best chance" would be the DX7, M1 and ESQ-1 I suspect. Maybe the MS2000 if you try the DWGS waveforms. Start programming ;)
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Re: wurlitzer patch frustration...

Post by wildpaws » Sun Nov 06, 2011 10:22 pm

meatballfulton wrote:The "best chance" would be the DX7, M1 and ESQ-1 I suspect. Maybe the MS2000 if you try the DWGS waveforms. Start programming ;)
I would second your mention of the DX7. There was an excellent patch done back in the day specifically for the DX7II that used the mod wheel to control the timbre.
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Re: wurlitzer patch frustration...

Post by colorbars » Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:14 am

wildpaws wrote:
meatballfulton wrote:The "best chance" would be the DX7, M1 and ESQ-1 I suspect. Maybe the MS2000 if you try the DWGS waveforms. Start programming ;)
I would second your mention of the DX7. There was an excellent patch done back in the day specifically for the DX7II that used the mod wheel to control the timbre.
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Any idea where one could find said patch? :)

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Re: wurlitzer patch frustration...

Post by V301H » Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:20 am

There was a great Wurlitzer patch published in Yamaha's Aftertouch magazine somewhere around 1986-87. Each issue featured a DX7 patch often programmed by a high profile DX7 user. I think this patch was programmed by Lowell "Banana" Levinger who played Wurlie with The Youngbloods in the 60's. You might try the YamahaDX Group on Yahoo!. Someone there will likely have this Aftertouch issue with the Wurlitzer patch.
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Re: wurlitzer patch frustration...

Post by wildpaws » Tue Nov 08, 2011 12:14 am

V301H wrote:There was a great Wurlitzer patch published in Yamaha's Aftertouch magazine somewhere around 1986-87. Each issue featured a DX7 patch often programmed by a high profile DX7 user. I think this patch was programmed by Lowell "Banana" Levinger who played Wurlie with The Youngbloods in the 60's. You might try the YamahaDX Group on Yahoo!. Someone there will likely have this Aftertouch issue with the Wurlitzer patch.
I likely have that issue of Aftertouch in my archive of old copies. I don't remember if that was the patch I had in my old DX7II work file or not, my IIFD is currently under repair for some water damage that happened while it was in storage. I have a version that I reprogrammed for my SY77 that would not be too difficult to regress back to a DX7, I can also check my old DX7IIFD disks and see if I have one of my old work files available. If I don't post something in a few days, the OP can send me a message or post to remind me.
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Re: wurlitzer patch frustration...

Post by nogginj » Tue Nov 08, 2011 12:45 am

a key to a good piano sound is a key tracking filter, as the harmonics fall off leading to the fundamental in a piano type sound.

there is a good soundonsound article about the subject:
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/oct02/a ... rets10.asp

for example on yer dx set osc1 to be the fundamental.
set another operator to have a very hard attack and decay, and turn up the gain, modulating op1.
now set another op to modulate op1 as well, but give it a subtler amplitude and a much longer decay.
set both of these modulators amplitude to be controlled by velocity.
in a nutshell.

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Re: wurlitzer patch frustration...

Post by colorbars » Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:55 pm

wildpaws wrote:
V301H wrote:There was a great Wurlitzer patch published in Yamaha's Aftertouch magazine somewhere around 1986-87. Each issue featured a DX7 patch often programmed by a high profile DX7 user. I think this patch was programmed by Lowell "Banana" Levinger who played Wurlie with The Youngbloods in the 60's. You might try the YamahaDX Group on Yahoo!. Someone there will likely have this Aftertouch issue with the Wurlitzer patch.
I likely have that issue of Aftertouch in my archive of old copies. I don't remember if that was the patch I had in my old DX7II work file or not, my IIFD is currently under repair for some water damage that happened while it was in storage. I have a version that I reprogrammed for my SY77 that would not be too difficult to regress back to a DX7, I can also check my old DX7IIFD disks and see if I have one of my old work files available. If I don't post something in a few days, the OP can send me a message or post to remind me.
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Any luck? :)

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