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by Blingley
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: prepared piano
Replies: 14
Views: 365

Re: prepared piano

3. Use filters and other shapers to mangle the piano sounds either in the piano virtual instrument itself (like pianoteq's virtual technician function), or in your daw (using filters and so on with different settings for different midi note values). I've done something similar utilizing iZotope Stu...
by Blingley
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Wanted: A critique of my (proposed) first semi modular synth
Replies: 9
Views: 637

Re: Wanted: A critique of my (proposed) first semi modular synth

most of the best music made by synths within the Funk/Rock genre is all about the keyboard playability.. get something with a nice keyboard, add pedals... practice.... This, 150%. You can get there with a single wave and VCA if you just play it well, but a badly played patch will sound bad no matte...
by Blingley
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Polyend Tracker
Replies: 300
Views: 23055

Re: Polyend teaser : sampling groovebox?

so what is the point of doing all that with a 2020 machine that have way more processor power? I don´t talking about have unlimited resources, like in a DAW...neither the "DAW vs more limited systems and being creative with limits" stuff...this is an enterely different topic, but compare a machine ...
by Blingley
Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Polyend Tracker
Replies: 300
Views: 23055

Re: Polyend teaser : sampling groovebox?

really guys? what is so great about trackers? I used them in my Amiga days back in late 80s/early 90s but this was because this was my only resource to sequence stuff what could be good in today´s state of technology to use a tracker? and from a company that have pretty good sequencers...I don´t ge...
by Blingley
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: PD synthesis in modern synths?
Replies: 21
Views: 2197

2 oscillators and a VCA, with an additional envelope (or other modulator) if you actually want the sound to well, move. 1. Oscillator(a) doing a sine wave. 2. Oscillator(b) doing a downwards ramp (Saw) at equal or slightly lower frequency than Osc(a) 3. Osc(a) output into a VCA input 4. Osc(b) into ...
by Blingley
Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: two DPO setup
Replies: 17
Views: 1348

That being said there definitely is a host of benefits for more of the same. Something this forum in the infinitely-sprawling GAS tends to forget. 1. You already know how it works, so there's less of a learning curve. You get to go straight to performing with your instrument, while still having more...
by Blingley
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Expressive E Osmose
Replies: 70
Views: 5913

I have been unable to find any info about the actual final cost. So if you decide not to pay 8 million dollars for the final product, does that mean they get to keep your $299 deposit and tell you to go pound sand? Until December 31st Osmose final price 1079$/€ // When your unit is ready to ship, p...
by Blingley
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Expressive E Osmose
Replies: 70
Views: 5913

Very interested in this. Seems much better suited for piano/keyboard repertoire than the Seaboard. I also really like the looks of it, and it looks comfortable to play. The seaboard's surface being in the recess instead of raised like a regular keyboard felt a bit odd to me. Like you really needed t...
by Blingley
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Roland Boutique -- No Sound after USB
Replies: 12
Views: 896

Did you eject USB device properly or did you just yoink the cable out?
by Blingley
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: MOTOR SYNTH
Replies: 66
Views: 6275

The fundamental difference is that the tonewheel organ creates the actual waveform of the note with the spinning tonewheel. The faster it spins the pitch goes up. That motor synth appears to do the same thing. In the music box the waveform is created with a vibrating reed with a fixed pitch, trigge...
by Blingley
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: MOTOR SYNTH
Replies: 66
Views: 6275

No it's not. To reiterate, the difference between a Telharmonium/tonewheel organ/this dealio at the top of the thread and a music box is this: all of the former directly encode audio (read: the actual waveforms to be produced are represented by the physical structure of the object) and reproduce it...
by Blingley
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: MOTOR SYNTH
Replies: 66
Views: 6275

No, it's still a fundamentally different design. The one encodes audio data directly in the variations of the physical object; the other encodes control sequences which are applied to a different object which actually produces the audio. That is like saying that an analog sequencer running at 120bp...
by Blingley
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: MOTOR SYNTH
Replies: 66
Views: 6275

A music box doesn't encode audio data in mechanical form, though; it encodes music notation that way. It's more like a primitive sequencer. The basic principle is the same for any kind of data, and any kind of data read at correct rate will be in audio range. A lot of tonewheel organs, or ratchets,...
by Blingley
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: MOTOR SYNTH
Replies: 66
Views: 6275

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telharmonium Thaddeus Cahill is giggling somewhere. Cahill is giggling somewhere every time a synthesizer is mentioned, being the originator of the term. That being said, the functional principle of Telharmonium is rather different from the motor synth: rather than h...
by Blingley
Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Programing Cymbal Swells
Replies: 18
Views: 1344

Samples and electronic drums are not going to work. The way the cymbal swell sound builds is tied to the physical characteristics of the drum itself. Essentially it's adding small bursts of energy to excite it, but there's a lot of things that come into play like the relative phases of the partial v...
by Blingley
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: easy to use, great sounding modulation filter VST
Replies: 4
Views: 426

Cytomic's "The Drop" is a pretty sweet one. It has enough features to get things done but not too much, and it has a sweet sound. It does take up quite a bit of that CPU juice to get that sound though.
by Blingley
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Music Software
Topic: Ableton Live- I cannot believe how bad the Arranger is !!
Replies: 47
Views: 4488

I don't think there is another DAW ever made with a linear mode that has this insane behaviour. I would so love to know the thought process behind this design choice! A fair amount of trackers (FamiTracker for one) always start from the beginning of the pattern you are editing, unless you use a spe...
by Blingley
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Malekko Manther alternatives for sequenced bass(ish) duties
Replies: 50
Views: 2216

For whatever it's worth, Roland SE02 was what I thought of immediately when reading your use case.

Alternatively, Hypersynth Xenophone seems to tick all boxes and can definitely get gnarly. It is, however, rather pricy.
by Blingley
Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: New poly synth/synth company - ASM Hydrasynth
Replies: 319
Views: 33359

Are there demos about with anyone playing this in a more keyboardist kind of way? A lot of the demos seem to be someone just putting sequencer on and holding a few keys. I'm quite interested in how easy it is to create responsive patches and how playable it is. Talking about the keyed version, of co...
by Blingley
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Found a great reverb!
Replies: 11
Views: 1675

I don't exactly think Lexicon reverbs are unknown or secret. :hihi:
by Blingley
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer K-20 eurofied MS-20
Replies: 105
Views: 12722

Well, okay I guess. Seems like a bit of a weird synth to go after. Behringer is apparently trying to sell this at 299€ and you can get a new, unused MS mini for $400 on Amazon. Complete with a keybed. I suppose there ought to be at least one person out there that's going to use the 16-polychain. App...
by Blingley
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: How do you assess the size of a fan base in the modern age?
Replies: 15
Views: 2453

Internet "likes" are worth nothing unless you have a very fragile self-image. People who look at Instagram but don't actually support you to live your life are not fans. In attention economy, attention is currency . If you can get a good number of followers, you sure can turn that into some sponsor...
by Blingley
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Elta Donbas
Replies: 3
Views: 852

talfred wrote: I would guess there are two oscillators on the left side, an LFO in the upper left corner. And maybe two filters with ADSR's on the right side? Maybe they are VCA's.
Pretty sure that's one filter and one VCA
by Blingley
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Headphones 2019 ugh “monitor quality” LOL
Replies: 150
Views: 12889

I use Sennheiser HD380 Pro. In fact, I own two pairs. Amazing quality for the cost :tu:
by Blingley
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Why on Earth are oct ranges on synths with 2 VCOs different
Replies: 3
Views: 1099

I mean more options is always better, so if both could have 5 octave range that'd be nice, but if 3 octaves / oscillator is all I'm going to get, I'd rather have 32/16/8 and 16/8/4 than 2x 32/16/8.

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