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Will we see a new Evolver?

Re: Will we see a new Evolver?
« Reply #40 on: December 24, 2017, 05:29:50 PM »
An Evolver without digital aliasing just wouldn't be an Evolver.  Jeepers, it would be like having a line green panel.

Re: Will we see a new Evolver?
« Reply #41 on: December 26, 2017, 04:05:05 PM »
As long as there’s is a way to dial in how much aliasing you want...much like the stop dial.

Variable bit rate/sample rate. It's been done elsewhere (Modal 002).

But DSP based synths have been done to death now.

Re: Will we see a new Evolver?
« Reply #42 on: December 27, 2017, 08:18:36 PM »
As long as there’s is a way to dial in how much aliasing you want...much like the stop dial.

Variable bit rate/sample rate. It's been done elsewhere (Modal 002).

But DSP based synths have been done to death now.

So have mono synths yet people are still drooling over them.

Re: Will we see a new Evolver?
« Reply #43 on: December 29, 2017, 08:34:05 AM »
So have mono synths yet people are still drooling over them.

Only if they say Moog on them. The Behringer clone shows that it's about more than the sound and people want to join a little club and have an ornament on their desk to admire.

Re: Will we see a new Evolver?
« Reply #44 on: December 29, 2017, 08:45:46 AM »
So have mono synths yet people are still drooling over them.

Only if they say Moog on them. The Behringer clone shows that it's about more than the sound and people want to join a little club and have an ornament on their desk to admire.

There are plenty of inexpensive (under $500 US) monosynths, Moog (new Minitaur, Mother-32, Werkstatt, used MG-1) or otherwise (used DSI Evolver desktop, Pioneer Toraiz AS-1, Arturia Mini- or MicroBrute, Korg Mini- or Monologue, Roland SE-02, used Dreadbox stuff).

Their existence is a gateway drug, of sorts, and their monophonic nature lends itself to simpler, sequenced musical styles which easily expose changes in timbre. Though I'm a polysynth kind of guy, I have to admit that they are rather enticing options....
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Re: Will we see a new Evolver?
« Reply #45 on: December 29, 2017, 09:19:37 PM »
Be nice if the new Evolver could somehow incorporate sampling.

Re: Will we see a new Evolver?
« Reply #46 on: January 02, 2018, 01:13:29 PM »
I'm glad I am able to record samples at all and import into the Evolver.   But yes, a built in sampler would be easier.      Was just messing around the other day importing a sound/waveform from my wife's new sultry.  (It's a stringed instrument played with a bow- from middle ages era).   I placed the waveform on both osc 3 and 4, with slight detuning and other mods.  I couldn't get it perfect, but I did end up with a good violin.
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Re: Will we see a new Evolver?
« Reply #47 on: January 10, 2018, 12:43:32 PM »
Was just listening to a lot of Poly Evolver demos and honestly...if the next DSI instrument isn't a hybrid I'll likely grab a Poly Evolver on the second hand market.

Re: Will we see a new Evolver?
« Reply #48 on: January 10, 2018, 01:30:00 PM »
They're certainly not hard to find.  They generally run $2,000-$2,400.  Make sure you get a PE, rather than the original version.

Re: Will we see a new Evolver?
« Reply #49 on: January 11, 2018, 02:27:04 AM »
They're certainly not hard to find.  They generally run $2,000-$2,400.  Make sure you get a PE, rather than the original version.

What's the difference?

Re: Will we see a new Evolver?
« Reply #50 on: January 11, 2018, 06:45:59 AM »
They're certainly not hard to find.  They generally run $2,000-$2,400.  Make sure you get a PE, rather than the original version.

What's the difference?

The PE (Potentiometer Edition) is much more usable IMHO, and its pre-installation implies that you won't need to spend the money to upgrade the panel board.
Sequential / DSI / Pioneer stuff: Prophet-12 desktop, Pro-2, AS-1, Prophet-600 Gligli, Prophet 2000

Re: Will we see a new Evolver?
« Reply #51 on: January 11, 2018, 10:18:58 AM »
Ugh...I really do hope they come out with a new Evolver. I'd honestly be pretty depressed if they didn't.

Re: Will we see a new Evolver?
« Reply #52 on: January 11, 2018, 01:28:07 PM »
They're certainly not hard to find.  They generally run $2,000-$2,400.  Make sure you get a PE, rather than the original version.

What's the difference?

Potentiometers, rather than endless encoders.  The encoders were the pesky type with a will of their own, so that they often skipped around or wouldn't turn to the digit you wanted, making sound design a headache.  You could always do an update if you bought an older PEK.  But in the end, DSI released a PEK with the pots, as with the Prophet '08.
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