VSE March Competition: DCO Synths!

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DCO competition! Are you participating?

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Maybe...?
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Re: VSE March Competition: DCO Synths!

Post by commodorejohn » Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:37 am

Stab Frenzy wrote:I can't find any definitive info on whether the Analog Four is VCO or DCO, Elektron don't use either term. Seems DCO from the options it has available, but don't know for sure. I doubt you could do half the stuff it can do with VCOs, but who knows? Everything else I own is either digital or VCOs.
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Re: VSE March Competition: DCO Synths!

Post by Stab Frenzy » Mon Mar 03, 2014 2:10 am

Cool, that's what I thought. I'm in then.

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Re: VSE March Competition: DCO Synths!

Post by balma » Mon Mar 03, 2014 2:27 am

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Re: VSE March Competition: DCO Synths!

Post by Black Tomorrow » Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:26 am

I'm seeing a roughly 50/50 split between modern and vintage DCOs so far. This could get interesting.
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Re: VSE March Competition: DCO Synths!

Post by Ashe37 » Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:09 am

*uses a ESQm*

it says DCOS right on the front!!!!

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Re: VSE March Competition: DCO Synths!

Post by zoomtheline » Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:59 pm

Yeah, pretty sure a4 is DCO. I could use that again but I could use crumar stratus or cs01. I would really love to use the welson syntex as it's by far my favourite synth and James walker (synth techy) said it was DCO. It's early for DCO but it would make sense the fact the tuning is rock solid from power up. Might do some digging to find out.

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Re: VSE March Competition: DCO Synths!

Post by Black Tomorrow » Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:06 pm

As clumsy as the P800 is, I'm becoming much more comfortable with it thanks to this contest. Spend a little time with it, and it turns out it's actually not as frustrating as a DX7.
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Re: VSE March Competition: DCO Synths!

Post by commodorejohn » Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:58 pm

zoomtheline wrote:I would really love to use the welson syntex as it's by far my favourite synth and James walker (synth techy) said it was DCO. It's early for DCO but it would make sense the fact the tuning is rock solid from power up. Might do some digging to find out.
This guy has the service manual for it, you might find some clues in there if you can get it from him...
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Re: VSE March Competition: DCO Synths!

Post by vuuv » Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:37 am

having never entered one of these, i might do this, but... how far can i push the "two effects" requirement? if i used reverb as one, does that mean one setting, as a send, maybe, or can i use varying levels of decay for various tracks? does simple eqing count as an effect? i mean, from what it seems, the point is to highlight and let one single synth shine, so i'm not gonna run everything through some goofy granular vst, but just to be clear!
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Re: VSE March Competition: DCO Synths!

Post by Jabberwalky » Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:49 am

When I did the comp I put on, it was 2 FX "types" to be used or manipulated how you wanted. EQ/Compression were not considered FX. Up to these guys as to how they define that.

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Re: VSE March Competition: DCO Synths!

Post by moodorf » Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:13 am

I might contribute to the contest, though I have been having something of a writer's block lately.... :(

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Re: VSE March Competition: DCO Synths!

Post by commodorejohn » Tue Mar 04, 2014 4:24 am

vuuv wrote:having never entered one of these, i might do this, but... how far can i push the "two effects" requirement? if i used reverb as one, does that mean one setting, as a send, maybe, or can i use varying levels of decay for various tracks? does simple eqing count as an effect? i mean, from what it seems, the point is to highlight and let one single synth shine, so i'm not gonna run everything through some goofy granular vst, but just to be clear!
We'll stick with the rules as previously practiced - two types of effect, you can use multiple different settings as you please, simple EQ/compression doesn't count. We're not trying to be super anal about this, it's just that, as you say, the point is to take a specific synth and make that mother sing.
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Re: VSE March Competition: DCO Synths!

Post by dustinh » Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:34 am

moodorf wrote:I might contribute to the contest, though I have been having something of a writer's block lately.... :(
That's all the more reason to do it! Seriously, one of the biggest cures to writers' block is to give yourself a deadline and finish something. It's better to finish a less than perfect song than never to finish anything at all.

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Re: VSE March Competition: DCO Synths!

Post by zoomtheline » Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:40 am

commodorejohn wrote:
zoomtheline wrote:I would really love to use the welson syntex as it's by far my favourite synth and James walker (synth techy) said it was DCO. It's early for DCO but it would make sense the fact the tuning is rock solid from power up. Might do some digging to find out.
This guy has the service manual for it, you might find some clues in there if you can get it from him...
Good find! i'll email the chap.

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Re: VSE March Competition: DCO Synths!

Post by Ned Bouhalassa » Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:47 pm

I'll pass, since I haven't got a DCO synth anymore. But for the next month, some suggestions:
- Green or Blue synths only
- Broken/Faulty synths
- Black keys only (pentatonic)
- Unison month
- Amped and tracked (live room)
- Four hands (two players)
- One note (drone fest)
- Analog FM
- Faster faster p***y (160 BPM +)
- Funny tracks (comedic)
- Filter adultery (1 synth into another)
- Synths in the wild (mixed with homemade
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