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Poly Evolver Music

Re: Poly Evolver Music
« Reply #20 on: November 30, 2015, 01:19:02 PM »
Sampling?  Now that's cheating. 

Stating the obvious: The user waveshapes on the Evolvers are not samples but simply single cycle oscillator waves that can be used like all the other waveshapes on the instrument. Using custom waveshapes do have interesting applications. I would not call it cheating but rather sound shaping and extending the sonic span of the instrument. In your case I have been wondering if waveshapes from famous church organs would be something for you. ;)

The only downside is that user waveshapes require use of external tools and hence a connection between the computer and the instrument. Not to mention access to the waveforms one wants to be inspired by. Chysn have made a great web based tool for that. The Evolvers will be able to provide you with all the aliasing you expect in the upper registers but at lower note numbers there will indeed be a different usable flavor.
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Re: Poly Evolver Music
« Reply #21 on: November 30, 2015, 02:25:52 PM »
'Twas only a joke. 

I'm not interested in sampling, since it seems to defeat the purpose, in my case.  If I wanted pipe organ samples, I could easily find them in such portable organs as the Hammond SK1, SK2, and XK-1c.  I prefer to work with the synthesizer as a synthesizer, producing sounds that are meant to stand on their own, without reference to other sounds.  The great irony is that, with such sounds as organ, choir, brass, and strings, the point is not to strictly emulate other instruments/voices so that the listener is fooled, but to produce unabashedly synthesized versions that any person with a decent ear could distinguish as synthesized versions.  "Vintage strings" is one such example.  So, if I use an organ sound, it's meant to be the sort of organ sound that only a synthesizer could produce - no apologies necessary.

Re: Poly Evolver Music
« Reply #22 on: November 30, 2015, 02:57:39 PM »
No matter the source - if its a church organ inspired waveshape or a more abstract one - it will still extend the instruments sound palette. Good idea to wanting to make the synthesizers sound like what they are. I could easily see your music benefit from new digital oscillator sounds with more sonic landscape to explore.
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Re: Poly Evolver Music
« Reply #23 on: November 30, 2015, 03:12:32 PM »
There's no shortage of sound-building resources with my set up; there's only a shortage of good music that makes use of the potential.  And that's my fault.
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Re: Poly Evolver Music
« Reply #24 on: March 13, 2016, 06:40:30 PM »
https://soundcloud.com/wearecells/half-moon-i

all the synths are my PEK, including the more feedback-ish sounding stuff which was track segments routed back into the PEK.

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Re: Poly Evolver Music
« Reply #25 on: March 14, 2016, 03:17:59 AM »
all the synths are my PEK, including the more feedback-ish sounding stuff which was track segments routed back into the PEK.

Nice work!
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Re: Poly Evolver Music
« Reply #26 on: June 29, 2016, 01:17:04 PM »
An older Improvisation that is Evolver literally from top to bottom:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVJx98hccu0


Re: Poly Evolver Music
« Reply #27 on: July 01, 2016, 10:49:31 AM »
I have a lot of private tracks I'd love to share but everything available here is pretty much relying on the PEK in some way or another..

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Re: Poly Evolver Music
« Reply #28 on: November 03, 2016, 11:19:54 PM »
Hi everyone - so... this isn't a PEK, it's just an Evolver desktop, but if you haven't seen this video... I personally think it's pretty impressive.  Given that the PEK is 4x Evolver desktops, is it safe to say that one, with sufficient mastery, could actually do something like this, with even that many more sounds swirling around?? 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qv-XslQvhYY

Re: Poly Evolver Music
« Reply #29 on: November 04, 2016, 12:16:26 AM »
Yes, a Poly Evolver could do a much better rendition of that music because it would allow voices to ring longer, which a monophonic instrument could not.  It would sound richer and more ethereal. 

By the way, I've always liked that video too.

Re: Poly Evolver Music
« Reply #30 on: November 06, 2016, 10:08:05 AM »
This is entirely PEK, including the cymbal roll towards the beginning.

https://soundcloud.com/wavescape-1/good-light
DSI Equipment: Poly Evolver Keyboard, Evolver desktop, Prophet 8,  Pro-2, OB6, P-12
 

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Re: Poly Evolver Music
« Reply #31 on: November 06, 2016, 11:43:08 AM »
Excellent, Soundquest.  That's a wonderful RMI-ish piano patch.  It's got a slight slow phase type of modulation.  Is it filter?  Nice howlings in the background, too.
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Re: Poly Evolver Music
« Reply #32 on: November 07, 2016, 11:29:09 AM »
Thanks Sacred Synthesis.   I had some slight LFO on the pulse width.   But you are correct, typically with the PEK I'll also use the keystep sequencer setting for moving around the panning and filter.
DSI Equipment: Poly Evolver Keyboard, Evolver desktop, Prophet 8,  Pro-2, OB6, P-12
 

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Re: Poly Evolver Music
« Reply #33 on: January 29, 2017, 10:03:36 AM »
99.9% Poly Evolver.  Please forgive the guinea pig sounds.  A little song for my wife's pet that just died :'(    While I'd like to say 100% PEK....I'm a little partial to use the Roland Gaia when I need to make "little" animal sounds.  I say "little" since PEK is great for whales :)

https://soundcloud.com/wavescape-1/aprils-song
DSI Equipment: Poly Evolver Keyboard, Evolver desktop, Prophet 8,  Pro-2, OB6, P-12
 

https://Soundcloud.com/wavescape-1

Re: Poly Evolver Music
« Reply #34 on: January 29, 2017, 10:20:08 AM »
Quite nice.  You played the PEK like it was a six-string guitar, which was clever. 

Re: Poly Evolver Music
« Reply #35 on: January 30, 2017, 09:16:37 AM »
thanks Sacred Synthesis
DSI Equipment: Poly Evolver Keyboard, Evolver desktop, Prophet 8,  Pro-2, OB6, P-12
 

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Re: Poly Evolver Music
« Reply #36 on: February 01, 2017, 08:16:40 AM »
Things certainly have moved on from the Poly Evolver Keyboard days.  There's more or less no Evolver interest left on this forum, except between you and me.  Seldom does a Poly Evolver YouTube video appear, and never a Mono Evolver video.  Not to be too sentimental, but it's sad to see the instrument be forgotten amid all the exciting new equipment.  Maybe we should start a therapy group.   :P

Re: Poly Evolver Music
« Reply #37 on: February 01, 2017, 09:02:41 PM »
Something light-hearted for a change:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgNsUlJY7Gg

Re: Poly Evolver Music
« Reply #38 on: February 02, 2017, 10:07:53 AM »
Well I'm still figuring mine out, but I absolutely adore it.  In many ways it's the polar opposite to my OB6, although maybe the smoothness of the P6 would be even farther.

Re: Poly Evolver Music
« Reply #39 on: February 08, 2017, 11:29:58 AM »
Things certainly have moved on from the Poly Evolver Keyboard days.  There's more or less no Evolver interest left on this forum, except between you and me.  Seldom does a Poly Evolver YouTube video appear, and never a Mono Evolver video.  Not to be too sentimental, but it's sad to see the instrument be forgotten amid all the exciting new equipment.  Maybe we should start a therapy group.   :P

It is strange for PEK to have faded so quickly, especially as you say, from this forum.  I do eventually plan to get to posting on YouTube as I finally got a good video camera.   We'll get some new vids out there and keep her alive.   :)
DSI Equipment: Poly Evolver Keyboard, Evolver desktop, Prophet 8,  Pro-2, OB6, P-12
 

https://Soundcloud.com/wavescape-1