8bit osc+Analog filter synth

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Re: 8bit osc+Analog filter synth

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Re: 8bit osc+Analog filter synth

Post by cgren72 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:43 pm

kushwonder wrote:
severen wrote:monomachine is not analog.
chiptune = digital ...why are you mentioning analog :?
He wants an analog filter, but digital osc. And the above looks interesting. Why haven't I seen this?

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Re: 8bit osc+Analog filter synth

Post by masstronaut » Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:22 pm

Arddhu wrote:
kushwonder wrote:
severen wrote:monomachine is not analog.
chiptune = digital ...why are you mentioning analog :?
I think this is a key point. Not much room for "analogue warmth" in chiptune land. What you probably want is something with colourful DACs rather than an analogue filter.
Right, apart from the analogue filter in one of the most emblematic "chiptune" chips.

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Re: 8bit osc+Analog filter synth

Post by Bitexion » Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:44 pm

Oh I'd say there's plenty of warmth in 8-bit computer music. Specially the SID chip





Amazing how they could coach these sounds out of a Commodore 64 when most arcade games and consoles at the time only had square wave bleeps and bloops.

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Re: 8bit osc+Analog filter synth

Post by Sir Ruff » Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:43 pm

severen wrote:I just want dirty digital osc with analog 24db filter color.
Which is EXACTLY what the Shruthi is... :roll:
Do you even post on vse bro?

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Re: 8bit osc+Analog filter synth

Post by Arddhu » Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:38 am

masstronaut wrote: Right, apart from the analogue filter in one of the most emblematic "chiptune" chips.
:oops: For some reason I was thinking the analogue stage was contentious. Carry on.

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Re: 8bit osc+Analog filter synth

Post by severen » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:33 am

Sir Ruff wrote:
severen wrote:I just want dirty digital osc with analog 24db filter color.
Which is EXACTLY what the Shruthi is... :roll:
I like shruthi and her wavetables.
but this 8bit osc is not.
now looking for a new synth

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Re: 8bit osc+Analog filter synth

Post by masstronaut » Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:15 pm

Not quite sure what you mean by 8bit osc (other than literally an 8bit digital waveform I suppose...) but I would suggest you check out an Evolver. It's surprisingly good for doing "chiptune" type sounds and has 12/24db/oct filters. You've got variable cycle pulse waves, a four track step sequencer and maybe a big bonus for you is that you can upload user waves to the two digital oscilators so you could make your own 8bit waves if you wanted; the built in waveforms are 12bit and from the Prophet VS. It's also really easy to do octave steps with the LFOs, for instance.

The Shruthi is open source though isn't it? Can't be such a big step to just fix the oscillators with simple 8bit waves, so I'm not sure what you were missing there.

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Re: 8bit osc+Analog filter synth

Post by Scories » Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:08 am

The Commodore 64 w. Cynthcart has the warmest filter I've ever heard.

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Re: 8bit osc+Analog filter synth

Post by Arddhu » Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:24 am

I'd like to strike any reference to the SID and my comments about warmth from the record... :)

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Re: 8bit osc+Analog filter synth

Post by severen » Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:48 am

masstronaut wrote:maybe a big bonus for you is that you can upload user waves to the two digital oscilators so you could make your own 8bit waves if you wanted
That's a good idea. thank you

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Re: 8bit osc+Analog filter synth

Post by Arddhu » Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:02 am

The other option of course, if you're slightly masochistic would be the Mirage.
Then you can theoretically load anything from nes or sid wavesamples to your own farts in 8 bit glory then smash it all through its analogue filter.

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Re: 8bit osc+Analog filter synth

Post by severen » Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:12 pm

Arddhu wrote:The other option of course, if you're slightly masochistic would be the Mirage.

I like ensoniq wavetable.
but That sampler was a horror to see

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Re: 8bit osc+Analog filter synth

Post by Walter Ego » Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:27 am

severen wrote:I just want dirty digital osc with analog 24db filter color.
Still in Poly-800 range if you take that quote out of context. Yes, the oscillators are technically Digitally Controlled Oscillators (emphasis on the "Controlled" part); they are analog DCOs but they sure sound dirty. They don't make perfect saw or square waves which gives the sound its own unique gritty flavor. You can make CZ-type sounds with it...

Now, if you're looking for tweakability, the Poly ain't got it...at least not unmodded.
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Re: 8bit osc+Analog filter synth

Post by Stab Frenzy » Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:23 am

Walter Ego wrote:
severen wrote:I just want dirty digital osc with analog 24db filter color.
Still in Poly-800 range if you take that quote out of context. Yes, the oscillators are technically Digitally Controlled Oscillators (emphasis on the "Controlled" part); they are analog DCOs but they sure sound dirty. They don't make perfect saw or square waves which gives the sound its own unique gritty flavor.
They're not DCOs actually, they're the analogue outputs of digital counter chips. That's why the waveforms are just a rough approximation of the waves you would expect.

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