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Re: Proph 08 Jump

Post by Push-Pull » Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:37 am

If I remember, on the P'08 there is a factory preset called "Yump" which is a good start to do some tweaking. For a less predictable and more dirty detune, try to route a slow and slight random LFO on the pitch of one oscillator.
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Re: Proph 08 Jump

Post by Bitexion » Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:51 am

In the actual song, it's not super huge or mega fat or anything, it's just there, a buzzy synth brass sound.

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Re: Proph 08 Jump

Post by aXL » Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:07 pm

If I had a penny for every time the "lol how do i make jump" thread popped up here, I could buy me a GX1 and a house to fit the bugger in. </grumpyoldman>

In all seriousness, though: I've stopped considering "Jump" as the be-all-end-all of OB-style synth brass. As a vague reference point, sure, but I don't go out of my way to emulate it, and I would not use it as a definite benchmark for evaluating a synth. And while I appreciate that the thread is about whether or not the P'08 deserves to be compared to the OB-Xa, I think it's a bit unproductive to assume that a modern analogue synthesiser - DCOs notwithstanding - only derives value based on what vintage piece of gear it sounds like. Maybe it's just me, but I think that it's unfair towards the P'08 to render judgment without considering the qualities unique to the P'08.

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Re: Proph 08 Jump

Post by celebutante » Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:09 am

As mentioned, if you really listen to it, it's a more complicated patch than you think. And not to sound like your typical VSE crybaby, but Prophet 08 really isn't a very big sounding synth- I own a P-5, and I was really disappointed when it came out (at the time time I was hoping it could replace my cantankerous P-5). Pretty much all the DSI stuff uses the Curtis "all-in-one" chips, and they just don't sound as good as the old individual VCO/VCF/VCA chips. Might have to do with the gain staging, but they just don't sound as big. The new ones do a lot more and are more reliable, but the sound isn't the as big.

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Re: Proph 08 Jump

Post by Alex E » Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:33 am

I don't think we should even be thinking about comparing synths like the P'08 to all the older stuff. It's a new product with new possibilities and a new sound. It's like comparing a '68 Mustang to a brand new one. It doesn't make any sense.

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