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Next New DSI Instrument

Re: Next New DSI Instrument
« Reply #660 on: September 04, 2018, 11:21:46 AM »
I was only kidding!  But since Dave is in a nostalgic mood these days, I wonder if the new instrument will look to one of his former instruments.  Surely the Evolver line holds a special place.  Just dreaming....
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Re: Next New DSI Instrument
« Reply #661 on: September 04, 2018, 01:02:18 PM »
I think the Paul Dither interview with Dave gives clues on to what might be next : Multitimbrality, MPE etc.
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Re: Next New DSI Instrument
« Reply #662 on: September 04, 2018, 01:40:02 PM »
I was only kidding!  But since Dave is in a nostalgic mood these days, I wonder if the new instrument will look to one of his former instruments.  Surely the Evolver line holds a special place.  Just dreaming....

Well, one can only hope that they mix tradition with new stuff and sometimes make more adventurous designs. But as said: lets wait and see what happens. Its so easy to be disappointed if the expectations are too high.
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Re: Next New DSI Instrument
« Reply #663 on: September 04, 2018, 01:50:31 PM »
I agree.  I gave up on the guessing game long ago.  Besides, I'm fine with whatever DSI makes.  They've never made a synthesizer I didn't like.
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Re: Next New DSI Instrument
« Reply #664 on: September 04, 2018, 02:07:01 PM »
I agree.  I gave up on the guessing game long ago.  Besides, I'm fine with whatever DSI makes.  They've never made a synthesizer I didn't like.
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Re: Next New DSI Instrument
« Reply #665 on: September 04, 2018, 02:12:54 PM »
Besides, I'm fine with whatever DSI makes.  They've never made a synthesizer I didn't like.

I prefer to say that I find all DSI/Sequential designs interesting but I like some of the designs more than the other designs.
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Re: Next New DSI Instrument
« Reply #666 on: September 04, 2018, 03:39:43 PM »
You know I wouldnít even mind if itís was another four octave synth. I know a lot of people donít like them but Iíve actually grown to appreciate my Prophet 6. Especially since itís Mono timbral.
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Re: Next New DSI Instrument
« Reply #667 on: September 05, 2018, 07:41:12 AM »
Given the 40th anniversary one might expect some kind of Prophet 5 homage (though Dave said he wasnít into reissues).

I think I might put off my next purchase for a while to see what this is.

Re: Next New DSI Instrument
« Reply #668 on: September 05, 2018, 08:57:38 AM »
I'd like to see DSI produce the modern equivalent of the Mopho x4.  It would be a refreshing change to offer a smaller less expensive instrument, something that gathers up the many technical advances DSI/Sequential has made over the last several years.  It could serve as both a small analog polyphonic and a monophonic instrument, something like a reduced version of the Rev2, but different.
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Re: Next New DSI Instrument
« Reply #669 on: September 05, 2018, 12:00:10 PM »
I'd like to see DSI produce the modern equivalent of the Mopho x4.  It would be a refreshing change to offer a smaller less expensive instrument, something that gathers up the many technical advances DSI/Sequential has made over the last several years.  It could serve as both a small analog polyphonic and a monophonic instrument, something like a reduced version of the Rev2, but different.

Or possibly the idea of a Pro4. Four VCO based Mono synths under the hood which each can have their own effect, patch, sequence. Can be split, or layered across the keyboard and configured in different settings with some engines being controlled by the sequencers and some controlled by the keyboard etc. Sort of like 4 Pioneer AS1 units chained together with a keyboard.
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Re: Next New DSI Instrument
« Reply #670 on: September 05, 2018, 12:00:52 PM »
Given the 40th anniversary one might expect some kind of Prophet 5 homage (though Dave said he wasnít into reissues).

I think I might put off my next purchase for a while to see what this is.

I mean thatís essentially what the P6 is.
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Re: Next New DSI Instrument
« Reply #671 on: September 05, 2018, 02:12:49 PM »
Given the 40th anniversary one might expect some kind of Prophet 5 homage (though Dave said he wasnít into reissues).

I think I might put off my next purchase for a while to see what this is.

I mean thatís essentially what the P6 is.

Aside from the short keyboard.  :)

Re: Next New DSI Instrument
« Reply #672 on: September 05, 2018, 08:01:20 PM »
Given the 40th anniversary one might expect some kind of Prophet 5 homage (though Dave said he wasnít into reissues).

I think I might put off my next purchase for a while to see what this is.

I mean thatís essentially what the P6 is.

Aside from the short keyboard.  :)

And more features and stability.
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Re: Next New DSI Instrument
« Reply #673 on: September 06, 2018, 11:51:39 AM »
Plus the P6's 2040 based filters are discrete. I remember Dave chuckling when talking about folks who claim the old Prophets are so much better sounding than the P6.

On a side note - I'm curious if there's any word on whether the current DSI labeled line-up will be rebranded as Sequential going forward?
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Re: Next New DSI Instrument
« Reply #674 on: September 06, 2018, 12:03:27 PM »

On a side note - I'm curious if there's any word on whether the current DSI labeled line-up will be rebranded as Sequential going forward?

I asked that very question via a comment on their Facebook announcement but havenít heard anything.

Re: Next New DSI Instrument
« Reply #675 on: September 06, 2018, 02:35:15 PM »
Plus the P6's 2040 based filters are discrete. I remember Dave chuckling when talking about folks who claim the old Prophets are so much better sounding than the P6.

On a side note - I'm curious if there's any word on whether the current DSI labeled line-up will be rebranded as Sequential going forward?

I donít think so but you never know. Iím pretty sure this is why they already have a new synth almost ready to go. Want to just start pumping out some Sequential gear cause so far they only have two out of their lineup.
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Re: Next New DSI Instrument
« Reply #676 on: September 08, 2018, 01:39:25 AM »
It's a shame that Doug Curtis isn't with us anymore. I would have loved to see a new development of the "synth on a chip" for use in future sequential products.

Some ideas I had for an evolved chip:

  • Provide inter-oscillator modulation. FM might not be possible (for DCO), but perhaps AM and RM modulation would have been possible (or just a simple MS20 style XOR logic)
  • Switchable sub octave generator (comparator based?) SH101 style (-1 oct square, -2 octave square, -2 octave 25% pulse)
  • Individual levels for OSC1 and OSC2
  • Possible to not only clip, but also overdrive/saturate the signal path pre/post filter
  • Filter pole/phase output mixing for the filter so that it's possible to build different filter modes a'la Oberheim Xpander
  • Optional gain cell for feedback so that it's possible to incorporate gain compensation, greater freedom to tweak the filter character
  • Optional gain/drive/saturation for the amplifier
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Re: Next New DSI Instrument
« Reply #677 on: September 08, 2018, 01:52:05 AM »
I'd like to see DSI produce the modern equivalent of the Mopho x4.  It would be a refreshing change to offer a smaller less expensive instrument, something that gathers up the many technical advances DSI/Sequential has made over the last several years.  It could serve as both a small analog polyphonic and a monophonic instrument, something like a reduced version of the Rev2, but different.

It would likely end up too expensive, but I have entertained the idea of a Mopho X6 with the SSI2144 filter. >:D

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Re: Next New DSI Instrument
« Reply #678 on: September 08, 2018, 11:59:03 AM »
Rev2 Evolver... REvolver


Re: Next New DSI Instrument
« Reply #679 on: September 08, 2018, 01:04:58 PM »
Rev2 Evolver... REvolver
I really like that idea.
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