The Official DSI/Sequential Forum

Recent Posts

Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5 ... 10
21
Prophet Rev2 / Re: Amazing presets for the rev2
« Last post by yayajohn on Yesterday at 02:28:55 PM »
I also have the GEO presets and this is a nice addition and they don't conflict. (these are stored in U2 slot)
Great sounds!  Nicely done!
A little trouble loading them with Midi-ox.  For some reason it kept getting hung. (buffer speed maybe?)
Was successful with the Soundtower Editor after bumping up the transfer speed to max.
22
Prophet Rev2 / Re: Analyzing the REV2 SysEx structure
« Last post by extempo on Yesterday at 11:48:09 AM »
In development you leave space for parameters you may or may not need. In the end there are bytes that don't get used. This in no way makes the instrument incomplete.
23
Prophet Rev2 / Voice allocation across splits or in multi mode
« Last post by jipumarino on Yesterday at 11:39:31 AM »
Hi! I'd like to know a bit about voice allocation on the Rev2.

From the manual, it seems that the only current option is to allocate half the voices across layers when using them as splits or in multi mode. I'd like to have, for example, a two-voice unison bass patch in one layer and a 14-voice pad on another. Is it possible that DSI could implement a voice allocation setting at some point in the future?

Thanks.
24
OB-6 / Re: 12 voice heaven
« Last post by John01W on Yesterday at 11:37:33 AM »
So I just picked up a desktop OB-6 with the intention of replacing my keyboard and saving some space. I thought I'd have a go at polychaining them while I've got them both together..

BIG MISTAKE!! I'm now going to have to keep both. 12 voices of OB goodness for those beautiful long-release syrupy pads is beyond amazing.

Right. What can I sell?!!!!

What else have you got that you don't use that often ? Maybe you could sell that ?

I'm also seriously contemplating getting a second OB6 Desktop to polychain them. I use an old Oberheim Matrix 6 as MIDI controller to play it.
I have a Prophet REV2, which is great, but doesn't quite sound as nice as my OB6. I'm thinking of selling it to help me get a second OB6 module. But then, I'd probably miss the mod matrix on it...

BTW, how well does the polychaining work ?

It works great. Everything you do on the master is mirrored on the slave. Very straightforward. You have to make sure both units are at the same starting point (so an init patch if you're programming, or do a sysex dump if playing a preset).

I'm actually finding that it's only really pads that a polychained system has any advantage for. I probably will sell my keyboard because I can't justify a 2K instrument just for pads!!

I'd most certainly multi-timbre the setup, I'm still wanting a 2nd module for sure!
25
OB-6 / Re: 12 voice heaven
« Last post by AlainHubert on Yesterday at 09:23:02 AM »
And even then, there's an argument to be made that perhaps less is more, i.e., tracking one hand's worth @ six voices may occupy enough space in the mix, with release time and chord voicings carefully considered.

Good point.
That's why I've always considered 8 voices to be just the right number for a synth. If only DSI would have made the Prophet 6 and OB6, Prophet 8 and OB8 instead...oh wait, there's already an OB8. I hope they didn't cut down to 6 voices just because of that ? lol
26
OB-6 / Re: 12 voice heaven
« Last post by DavidDever on Yesterday at 08:27:06 AM »
I'm actually finding that it's only really pads that a polychained system has any advantage for. I probably will sell my keyboard because I can't justify a 2K instrument just for pads!!

And even then, there's an argument to be made that perhaps less is more, i.e., tracking one hand's worth @ six voices may occupy enough space in the mix, with release time and chord voicings carefully considered.
27
OB-6 / Re: 12 voice heaven
« Last post by Sarah on Yesterday at 07:53:53 AM »
So I just picked up a desktop OB-6 with the intention of replacing my keyboard and saving some space. I thought I'd have a go at polychaining them while I've got them both together..

BIG MISTAKE!! I'm now going to have to keep both. 12 voices of OB goodness for those beautiful long-release syrupy pads is beyond amazing.

Right. What can I sell?!!!!

What else have you got that you don't use that often ? Maybe you could sell that ?

I'm also seriously contemplating getting a second OB6 Desktop to polychain them. I use an old Oberheim Matrix 6 as MIDI controller to play it.
I have a Prophet REV2, which is great, but doesn't quite sound as nice as my OB6. I'm thinking of selling it to help me get a second OB6 module. But then, I'd probably miss the mod matrix on it...

BTW, how well does the polychaining work ?

It works great. Everything you do on the master is mirrored on the slave. Very straightforward. You have to make sure both units are at the same starting point (so an init patch if you're programming, or do a sysex dump if playing a preset).

I'm actually finding that it's only really pads that a polychained system has any advantage for. I probably will sell my keyboard because I can't justify a 2K instrument just for pads!!
28
Prophet 12 / Re: What to buy with Prophet 12? (cable and gears)
« Last post by Soundquest on Yesterday at 07:43:17 AM »
 Chaparral, thanks for explaining.  Neat idea to get the sound you want (using the churches).  I do hear the presence.
29
Tempest / Re: Tempest and Logic Work Flow
« Last post by muleskinner on Yesterday at 07:10:56 AM »
You can get Logic and the Tempest to play nice like this but it requires some thought. The main thing is to make sure your Logic timeline is consistent with what you have going on on your Tempest, ie if you have an eight bar loop sequenced on your Tempest then it needs to start in the DAW on a multiple of 8 + 1 (e.g. 1, 9, 17 etc) otherwise things will go out of sync.

Other option is to try and get Logic not to send song position info at all (I've had the best results here using the first option in Logic's MIDI sync project options 'quantized clock start based on pattern length') but it's a bit of a black art I'm afraid. There's not an option to get the Tempest to ignore song position pointer (SPP) and it's a difficult thing to filter out.

Of course you could do all your sequencing in the DAW and avoid sync issues but then you can't use the FX sliders, plus personally I prefer sequencing on the Tempest generally.

Also think about sequencing on the Tempest but use the DAW to change beats (remote pad play set to 'beats' on the T). This can work pretty well if you have beat change set to 'immediate' on the T.

I've tried it every which way and they all have their pros and cons depending on the project. I just keep telling myself it's part of the 'joy of analogue'. The Tempest is a flawed diamond unfortunately. Logic is not without its issues either!
30
Tempest / Re: MIDI Recording Latency In Logic Pro X
« Last post by muleskinner on Yesterday at 06:56:23 AM »
Sounds to me like you have a bunch of plug-ins that are causing latency and Logic is not compensating correctly for some reason, the fact that turning 'low latency mode' on helps seems to confirm this (basically this disables plug-ins that generate latency over a certain amount of samples).

I've never had any issues using the Tempest as a MIDI source for Logic, getting it to sync properly on the other hand has always felt like something of a black art!
Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5 ... 10