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Music & Demonstrations

Re: Music & Demonstrations
« Reply #20 on: January 01, 2017, 02:08:33 PM »
You should know better than I, since you had a Prophet 12 and I haven't!  Honestly, my ear has become so accustomed to stereo that any poly synth that has a mono signal sounds terribly dry, stiff, and lifeless to me.  I figure the Prophet 12 hasn't been given a fair chance until it's been heard in either a six or twelve voice stereo configuration.  That's my last hope for this instrument.  No matter the sound shaping capabilities and sonic resources of an instrument, the mono signal kills it for me.

David, I don't think you've ever elaborated on your opinion of the P12. 

Re: Music & Demonstrations
« Reply #21 on: January 02, 2017, 02:46:02 AM »
Thanks, Glyn!

And yes, the user soundbank idea is great. A separate thread might make it easier to find though. We could just name it "Patches and User Soundbanks."

This will be a very good idea ;)

Re: Music & Demonstrations
« Reply #22 on: January 02, 2017, 03:09:30 AM »
Thanks, Glyn!

And yes, the user soundbank idea is great. A separate thread might make it easier to find though. We could just name it "Patches and User Soundbanks."

This will be a very good idea ;)

It's over here: http://forum.davesmithinstruments.com/index.php/topic,94.0.html
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Re: Music & Demonstrations
« Reply #23 on: February 26, 2017, 12:52:09 PM »
A few sequencer riffs.  Pro 2 sure has it's own sound.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKSa8oVmotY&feature=youtu.be
DSI Equipment: Poly Evolver Keyboard, Prophet 8,  Pro-2, OB6, P-12
 

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Re: Music & Demonstrations
« Reply #24 on: April 19, 2017, 06:53:34 PM »
Three DSI's here working together:

Pro 2- controls and plays sequence.   OB6 -all the weird squeaks,"talking", pitch bends and guitar.  PO8- pads.   Korg EMX drum machine, acoustic cymbal.  And my favorite- a tin cup with a little water in it for the poing sound pops ~ 1:50.

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

https://Soundcloud.com/wavescape-1

Re: Music & Demonstrations
« Reply #25 on: April 28, 2017, 07:12:10 PM »
Here's my newest Texture & Light track: https://soundcloud.com/textureandlight/leaningin

Pro 2 is doing the sub bass and the lead lines. :)
https://soundcloud.com/textureandlight (electronic music from inner space)

Re: Music & Demonstrations
« Reply #26 on: May 17, 2017, 01:35:46 PM »
A very interesting and practical bit of advice from Chris:

https://youtu.be/fe6o_ZHQg2E?t=2m

I'm still of the contrary opinion that simply adding tuning effects and inconsistencies fails to make a digital synth sound analog.  The end result, to my ears, is still a digital sound but with tuning inconsistencies.  All this achieves is an imitation of a flaw of old analog synthesizers.  I don't want the flaws of analog, but only its strengths; nor do I want to program away a primary strength of digital, which is its ability to perfectly maintain tuning and oscillator beating rates, both when you hold a single note as well as when you compare a low note to a high note. 

In my opinion, it's analog warmth or nothing, totally regardless of tuning.
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Re: Music & Demonstrations
« Reply #27 on: June 20, 2017, 02:00:42 PM »
I placed this here but I guess it'd be just as appropriate in the OB6 section. 

Pro 2 - main sequence and flute (at beginning).    OB6- pads and growls (OB6 can really get some mean growls).   Simmons electric drumset.

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

https://Soundcloud.com/wavescape-1

Re: Music & Demonstrations
« Reply #28 on: June 26, 2017, 06:44:35 AM »
A very interesting and practical bit of advice from Chris:

https://youtu.be/fe6o_ZHQg2E?t=2m

I'm still of the contrary opinion that simply adding tuning effects and inconsistencies fails to make a digital synth sound analog.  The end result, to my ears, is still a digital sound but with tuning inconsistencies. 

I agree with you about the tuning. I used to program slop/detuning on a lot of my Pro 2 patches, and I think it can still be useful for monophonic sounds, but I use a lot less now. For paraphonic sounds I've recently started varying the Osc Shape parameter more instead, like this:

All 4 Osc set to the same waveform in para mode, with no detuning at all. Slop at zero.
Osc 1 Shape value: 35
Osc 2 Shape value: 7
Osc 3 Shape value: 15
Osc 4 Shape value: 0

I think this helps the digital waveforms a lot, just providing some variance between each note without sounding out of tune.