Korg DW-8000 and its envelopes.

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Re: Korg DW-8000 and its envelopes.

Post by mpa1104 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:32 am

madmarkmagee wrote: Normal envelopes = boring

ESQ-1/SQ 80 envelopes = interesting
Envelopes with several loopable stages (Prophet VS) = even more interesting!
(Any other 'boards do this by the way?)

I was quite glad of the extra envelope stages when I first got my Poly 800ii because it was another aspect to shaping the output of the sound, even down to having an unpredictable delay between triggering the key and hearing the sound (or a filter effect, or similar). It's really all down to how you like to program. Never be afraid to experiment.

Ashe37 wrote:
and the VFX/SD/TS have 11-point envelopes...
Now that could be overdoing it just a little :)
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Re: Korg DW-8000 and its envelopes.

Post by commodorejohn » Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:15 am

mpa1104 wrote:Envelopes with several loopable stages (Prophet VS) = even more interesting!
(Any other 'boards do this by the way?)
I wanna say there's some kind of trick you can do with the Casio CZ series using an external editor to set the sustain flag on more than one envelope stage, but I can't find any information on it and may be confusing it with something else...
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Re: Korg DW-8000 and its envelopes.

Post by Music Maven » Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:13 am

Geez, I can't believe people think that the extra envelope segments on the DW-8000 are a bad thing. That's one of the synth's coolest features! One of the most obvious uses for the extra envelope segments is to create sounds with a sharp, plucky segment at the start of the sound followed by a longer decay to zero. This is much, much more expressive and natural sounding than a sound with just the "pluck" portion of the decay (think of guitars and most other stringed/plucked instruments which have a sharp attack/pluck followed by the decay).

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Re: Korg DW-8000 and its envelopes.

Post by Big Gnome » Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:33 pm

mpa1104 wrote:
Ashe37 wrote:
and the VFX/SD/TS have 11-point envelopes...
Now that could be overdoing it just a little :)
They're actually 6-stage envelopes with level controls for each stage.

And they can be looped. 8-)
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