Unique sounds and/or synthesis

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Re: Unique sounds and/or synthesis

Post by AdamAnt316 » Sun Oct 04, 2015 5:59 pm

thefonz003 wrote:Triadex Muse---first digital sequencer; can make its own "light show" if you have the right parts (that is weird).
I own one of these rare contraptions, and the "light show" pretty much makes the thing. I don't know exactly why, but having those colored lights flashing along with the bleeps and bloops just brings it to a whole 'nother level. And no, I didn't use any recreational substances to come to that conclusion... :mrgreen:

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As for unique sounds/synthesis, I'm not quite sure what qualifies. The vacuum tube stuff has to be up there, particularly the Hammond Novachord and its little brother, the Solovox. I'd like to play around with a Hammond F-100 "Extravoice" someday; apparently a vacuum tube predecessor to the Solina string synth and its ilk.

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Re: Unique sounds and/or synthesis

Post by tom Cadillac » Sun Oct 04, 2015 8:21 pm

The fizmo definately goes places other synths don't - and the fs1r sounds great but its hard to force the interface to shift into new territory - the DX200 is much more usable for this -

Don't really think synth manufacturers are very concerned about uniqueness - hence the development battle between the designers and the marketing dept over the Fizmo.

Smaller instruments can get bizarre easier - I'm exploring a kawai MS 710 right now which has some bizarre synth drum sounds. The Yamaha VSS200 also strecthes out into some wierd places. I think you have to dig arround the edges of synth manyfacturing to find anything really ineresting. I would be interested in what other smaller instruments users rate highly.

Also the Vestax faderboard is interesting for its interface -

The kind of searching is fun!
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Re: Unique sounds and/or synthesis

Post by thefonz003 » Wed Oct 07, 2015 12:49 am

AdamAnt316 wrote:
thefonz003 wrote:Triadex Muse---first digital sequencer; can make its own "light show" if you have the right parts (that is weird).
I own one of these rare contraptions, and the "light show" pretty much makes the thing. I don't know exactly why, but having those colored lights flashing along with the bleeps and bloops just brings it to a whole 'nother level. And no, I didn't use any recreational substances to come to that conclusion... :mrgreen:

Judge for yourself:


As for unique sounds/synthesis, I'm not quite sure what qualifies. The vacuum tube stuff has to be up there, particularly the Hammond Novachord and its little brother, the Solovox. I'd like to play around with a Hammond F-100 "Extravoice" someday; apparently a vacuum tube predecessor to the Solina string synth and its ilk.
I have to say, I'm really, really wanting to like the Percussa AudioCubes for their potential as a light show. It'd be cool if they could have their own oscillators too but it's still an interesting idea, and obviously has more possibilities than the Muse's light show.

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