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Title: Single-Synthesizer Challenge: Single-Track Version
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on September 24, 2019, 07:54:00 AM
This thread is for single-track recordings of any length and complexity made with a single synthesizer.

- Any brand or model can be used, monophonic or polyphonic
- Only one instrument can be used, although multiple units of the identical synthesizer can be linked together
- The recordings must be made with a single track, from one keyboard and panel
- External and onboard effects can be used
- Each synthesist can contribute any number of recordings
- This is not a competition, but a friendly sharing
Title: Re: Single-Synthesizer Challenge: Single-Track Version
Post by: Soundquest on October 06, 2019, 08:40:50 AM
 Doepfer Dark Energy- which is a little mono synth.  Controlled by a Linn 128 controller.  Styman BigSky plate reverb.
Not  much of a song to speak of- but it's about the longest I can play without making a mistake  :)
 
https://soundcloud.com/wavescape-1/sound-sample-of-doepfer-dark-energy-synth
Title: Re: Single-Synthesizer Challenge: Single-Track Version
Post by: Razmo on October 06, 2019, 11:56:18 AM
http://razmo.ziphoid.com/MoonScreamer.mp3

Made with Poly Evolver Rack... a single preset, taken in one go, with a heavy dose of realtime modulation. FX unit is a Lexicon MX400. Some will find this to be serious noise, but it shows some capabilities of the PE that is not often heard I guess.
Title: Re: Single-Synthesizer Challenge: Single-Track Version
Post by: SandyS1 on October 08, 2019, 02:58:41 PM
http://razmo.ziphoid.com/MoonScreamer.mp3

Made with Poly Evolver Rack... a single preset, taken in one go, with a heavy dose of realtime modulation. FX unit is a Lexicon MX400. Some will find this to be serious noise, but it shows some capabilities of the PE that is not often heard I guess.

I really liked that, better even than some of the multitrack experiments. Very musical, despite the noise-y character. How much is the filter versus moving between oscillators?
Title: Re: Single-Synthesizer Challenge: Single-Track Version
Post by: Razmo on October 09, 2019, 12:40:02 AM
http://razmo.ziphoid.com/MoonScreamer.mp3

Made with Poly Evolver Rack... a single preset, taken in one go, with a heavy dose of realtime modulation. FX unit is a Lexicon MX400. Some will find this to be serious noise, but it shows some capabilities of the PE that is not often heard I guess.

I really liked that, better even than some of the multitrack experiments. Very musical, despite the noise-y character. How much is the filter versus moving between oscillators?

Filter is heavily modulated, but actually a lot was modulated, not just the filter... I used both aftertouch, modwheel, pitchwheel plus both Distortion, AM and FM... It was basically one big chaotic modulation preset... I think I actually still have the preset somewhere on my computer.
Title: Re: Single-Synthesizer Challenge: Single-Track Version
Post by: OakBloodThree on October 09, 2019, 06:50:52 AM
Some will find this to be serious noise, but it shows some capabilities of the PE that is not often heard I guess.
I found this to be worth repeated listens.  If it demonstrates the synth's capabilities, that's secondary-- which is good.  Noise or not, there's a musicality to it.
Title: Re: Single-Synthesizer Challenge: Single-Track Version
Post by: chysn on November 25, 2019, 04:53:11 PM
I played around with this patch for about a month. The performance is on a Tetrapad, and the oscillators are a pair of Make Noise STOs.

https://soundcloud.com/beige-maze/october
Title: Re: Single-Synthesizer Challenge: Single-Track Version
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on November 26, 2019, 02:23:01 PM
I played around with this patch for about a month. The performance is on a Tetrapad, and the oscillators are a pair of Make Noise STOs.

https://soundcloud.com/beige-maze/october

That is a fine little piece of music - simple, somber, and reflective. 
Title: Re: Single-Synthesizer Challenge: Single-Track Version
Post by: shiihs on November 30, 2019, 02:17:51 PM
A quick (literally) spin-off of Marc Charpentier's prelude to the Te Deum (also known as the Eurovision theme).
I might as well post it here...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIT_RvdRJbk
Title: Re: Single-Synthesizer Challenge: Single-Track Version
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on December 31, 2019, 02:50:08 PM
Prophet '08 Keyboard and two Modules, with pedal board, recorded live:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsbuydINfxI&list=PL-CSFEgC2tTydFcvrBITryRPZHg4tUde5&index=3


Prophet '08 Keyboard, two Modules, no pedal board, recorded live:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IotEYek6gv4&list=PL-CSFEgC2tTydFcvrBITryRPZHg4tUde5&index=9
Title: Re: Single-Synthesizer Challenge: Single-Track Version
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on December 31, 2019, 03:12:43 PM
Poly Evolver Keyboard, Rack, and Desktop, with pedal board, recorded live:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2uBYTDCaeU&list=PL-CSFEgC2tTzYa70uOirGHIWGu72Pui8l&index=20


Poly Evolver Keyboard and Rack, no pedal board, recorded live:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0jc7Ux8pOM&list=PL-CSFEgC2tTzYa70uOirGHIWGu72Pui8l&index=5