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OB-6 Tips -n- Tricks

Jdoo

OB-6 Tips -n- Tricks
« on: May 06, 2017, 02:21:34 PM »
I'm somewhat a packrat, when trying to get my arms around a new synth / instrument, and gather tips and such.. putting them into a document... It's part of my process for getting up to speed.  Anyway - I've been collecting bits and tips from here, other on-line forums.. and the manual - and threw them into a doc.  It's free.. it ain't professional.. and much of it - folks may find is rudimentary or redundant to the manual.  Sorry for that.  Like I said... it's what I do, to remember bits.  Anyway. .  It's here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/2s063vn2p9j33t6/OB6%20BKMs%201.0.docx?dl=0  .

Cheers -

Joe

comments/suggestions welcome..

Re: OB-6 Tips -n- Tricks
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2017, 02:06:11 AM »
My only comment is; thanks for the share! I'm looking forward to putting some of your tips to the test this evening.

Jdoo

Re: OB-6 Tips -n- Tricks
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2017, 07:49:00 AM »
Glad to share.   Should point out again though...  Very few of these tips are directly from me.  Most (of the good ones, anyway) are from posts / shares by others.  I just grabbed them and threw 'em into a doc.   

Thanks

joe

Re: OB-6 Tips -n- Tricks
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2017, 05:32:00 PM »
Ty! Downloaded, nice to have all this info n one place.

Re: OB-6 Tips -n- Tricks
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2017, 11:57:35 AM »
Very useful, many thanks for sharing!
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Re: OB-6 Tips -n- Tricks
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2017, 09:29:19 PM »
Thanks, Jdoo, lots of cool tips to try out.  I do have one important question:

Is there a way to "bend" one oscillator's pitch so you can get a fat attack detune effect, like for synth brass? 

I'd like to have one oscillator start a few cents below the destination pitch, and then bend up during the attack to the destination pitch, while the other oscillator just hits the pitch at the beginning.  The goal is to create a fatter initial attack to mimic the way brass instruments behave. 

I'm thinking Final Countdown, Wouldn't It Be Good, Touch and Go, etc.  Thanks.

Re: OB-6 Tips -n- Tricks
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2017, 12:59:40 PM »
Thanks, Jdoo, lots of cool tips to try out.  I do have one important question:

Is there a way to "bend" one oscillator's pitch so you can get a fat attack detune effect, like for synth brass? 

I'd like to have one oscillator start a few cents below the destination pitch, and then bend up during the attack to the destination pitch, while the other oscillator just hits the pitch at the beginning.  The goal is to create a fatter initial attack to mimic the way brass instruments behave. 

I'm thinking Final Countdown, Wouldn't It Be Good, Touch and Go, etc.  Thanks.

You could do this with the X-Mod section...Use the filter envelope to modulate osc 1 pitch.
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Re: OB-6 Tips -n- Tricks
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2017, 01:45:42 AM »
Thanks, Chimponaut!  I had a feeling there was a way to do it with X-mod.  Now I realize that the Filter Envelope can act as an extra mod source.
« Last Edit: June 13, 2017, 02:08:08 AM by psionic11 »

Re: OB-6 Tips -n- Tricks
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2017, 11:00:52 PM »
Thanks, Chimponaut!  I had a feeling there was a way to do it with X-mod.  Now I realize that the Filter Envelope can act as an extra mod source.

Yea the filter envelope can hit 7 destinations at once via the X-Mod and the filter envelope amount knob.
Original Moog Model D, Moog Sub 37, Moog Minitaur, OB-6 Module, Roland Integra 7, Roland JD-XI, Triton Le, Boss Dr. Rhythm DR-55, Sound Gizmo

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Re: OB-6 Tips -n- Tricks
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2017, 08:27:22 PM »
Great guide! many useful tips..  thanks for sharing!

Re: OB-6 Tips -n- Tricks
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2017, 11:19:17 AM »
Thanks, Jdoo, lots of cool tips to try out.  I do have one important question:

Is there a way to "bend" one oscillator's pitch so you can get a fat attack detune effect, like for synth brass? 

I'd like to have one oscillator start a few cents below the destination pitch, and then bend up during the attack to the destination pitch, while the other oscillator just hits the pitch at the beginning.  The goal is to create a fatter initial attack to mimic the way brass instruments behave. 

I'm thinking Final Countdown, Wouldn't It Be Good, Touch and Go, etc.  Thanks.

X Mod for sure. or Poly Mod for Prophet 6.

I did a patch similar to this to emulated the synth part of the first song on the Death Wish II soundtrack.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ckg-D6dMLw

I also modified this to do another type patch where I had the Poly Mod section rise an octave higher than the initial pitch and I got the exact sound of Pork Chop Express at 0:28

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0Uy0Ux8cws