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Short synthesizer demotrack: Grp A4

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:34 pm
by DocT
Unpacked one of these impressive machines yesterday. Unfortunately it can stay here only until christmas.

It took me at least half an hour to figure out how MIDI and Envelope gates need to be connected, but then I started some serious kidding:

Bunga Bunga :ugeek:

Delays and some reverb on a few tracks added after multitracking in Cubase.

Re: Short synthesizer demotrack: Grp A4

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:45 pm
by Bitexion
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It's big brother, the A8 looks like a NASA spaceship console

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Re: Short synthesizer demotrack: Grp A4

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:18 pm
by DocT
Or the cockpit of an Antonov AN-22 ;)

Re: Short synthesizer demotrack: Grp A4

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:29 pm
by tomorrowstops
jesus, that thing sounds great!

Re: Short synthesizer demotrack: Grp A4

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:31 pm
by Bitexion
I see the A4 goes for 4400 Euros. That's alot of money for a monosynth. The A8 has been discontinued/sold out in 2012.
They'll be making A4's into 2013 though.

After reading this review/article
http://greatsynthesizers.com/en/test/gr ... nthesizer/

It moved several steps towards the top of my want list. But of course, being so expensive, it won't happen.
There some sound examples attached to the article aswell.

Re: Short synthesizer demotrack: Grp A4

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:55 pm
by DocT
Bitexion wrote:It moved several steps towards the top of my want list. But of course, being so expensive, it won't happen.
It sounds in fact great, but I think I wouldn't buy it. I've become lazy over the years. I'm tending to pass on the last bit of sound quality if there are tools that offer a bit less in these terms but are more affordable and less straining in use.
It's great fun though to play around with such a monster from time to time, but in the end that would be all I'd use it for. To make music, I'd use different tools.

Re: Short synthesizer demotrack: Grp A4

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:16 pm
by Bitexion
Yeah, I've hit the same thing with my modular system. It's a 3VCO 2VCF 3x8 sequencer eurorack monster, but I hardly ever use it for anything but playing around with and switch it off again.

Re: Short synthesizer demotrack: Grp A4

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:05 pm
by Walter Ego
OOh...great track. Sounds like a Solvent demo (that's meant to be a compliment). She's got personality and some real bite. This is better than pretty much any youtube demo of a modular synth.

*cue rash of youtube demo postings proving me wrong*

Re: Short synthesizer demotrack: Grp A4

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:18 am
by DocT
Bitexion wrote:but I hardly ever use it for anything but playing around with and switch it off again.
Not that this is a bad thing. Completely legitimate. Just like others who do only collect instruments.

Re: Short synthesizer demotrack: Grp A4

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 2:06 pm
by DocT
VesuvioAnother one:

http://www.trippler.net/files/mp3/vesuvio.mp3

Not exactly what you'd expect from the machine, but anyway ;)

Re: Short synthesizer demotrack: Grp A4

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:48 pm
by DocT
Now with sophisticated video ;)


Re: Short synthesizer demotrack: Grp A4

Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:16 pm
by DocT
And finally my short christmas video with the A4:


Re: Short synthesizer demotrack: Grp A4

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:06 pm
by DocT
Next 8-)


Re: Short synthesizer demotrack: Grp A4

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:05 am
by Rick N Boogie
The last thing in the world I need is a big honkin' modular synth,...and here I am all wanting one now. So very very cool, and exactly the kinds of sounds you think of when you think synth, or me at least. Thanks for sharing.