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Re: Your Music
« Reply #580 on: August 23, 2020, 12:27:30 PM »
With its digital oscillators and filters, I can understand why people say that the KingKorg has a mediocre generic sound quality. And yet, I was surprised at how much there is to like about the KingKorg, given that I think it was designed to be cheaper than what we are used to (e.g, with Dave's instruments). I don't like the feel of the keybed, and I can't say that I would be tempted to buy one. Like you, I'm very used to having a nice stereo field, and when I don't hear that, everything sounds less inspired.

But it's extremely versatile: there are filters to mimic Prophet 5, Oberheim, Moog, Korg, Mellotron, and various others. You can do splits and layers, which gets pretty flexible given that you can have the equivalent of more than two oscillators on each. I immediately heard some patches that I loved and thought that I could never get out of my Rev2's... But when I really started to copy certain patches, I found that I could often get surprisingly close with the Prophet. What I love is that there are a lot of classic synthesizer patches to mimic many/most famous songs, and many of those patches are programmed really well... in sort of a simple way (not much modulation).

I kept thinking about how much more successful the '08 or Rev2 would be if Sequential had invested and prioritized getting similar quality classic patches. Many, many keyboardists love those old, familiar sounds; they are what got us excited about synthesizers when we were young. Then you buy a Prophet '08 and find that you really don't dig most of the patches. I decided to try to copy a few patches into the Prophet gear... and I ended up doing quite a few. The parameter values don't line up exactly, but I just went through using the initial values and my ears. I was really surprised how similar the oscillators and basic filters often were. At times, they sounded identical. I used creativespiral's templates and then slowly copied a patch, and then dumped it into both Rev2's w/panning... and then smiled at how much better the patches were on the Prophet. But frankly, if I had two KingKorgs panned in a similar way, it would probably often sound nearly as good.
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Re: Your Music
« Reply #581 on: August 24, 2020, 08:45:57 AM »
Five Circles by Vangelis (from Chariots of Fire)

I’m using two Sequential Prophet Rev2’s, panned left and right for a better stereo field (which I learned from Sacred Synthesis). These are my own “CS-80” patches, but I started with a VCM “Voice Component Modeling” template by “creativespiral.” I’m using a little Prophet delay and Valhalla Vintage Reverb. As you can hear, there are quite a few splits and layers on the Yamaha Montage, including the choir patch which is being played via MIDI from the Prophet.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-TaPAjeAJw

Very nice performance Jason.
DSI Equipment: Poly Evolver Keyboard, Evolver desktop, Prophet 8,  Pro-2, OB6, P-12
 

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Jason

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Re: Your Music
« Reply #582 on: August 24, 2020, 10:33:22 AM »
Many thanks, Soundquest.

Re: Your Music
« Reply #583 on: August 24, 2020, 01:44:27 PM »
The Musical Synthesizer YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChLGwGiRVs7rlZXnOG9_mUw

The Musical Synthesizer Blog: https://themusicalsynthesizer.wordpress.co

Re: Your Music
« Reply #584 on: August 28, 2020, 12:08:39 AM »
Hi all!
I might as well add my latest album to this list. Likström is tORE tRANAH´s second album. It is an entirely electronic and instrumental album. 90 % of it is done with a DSI Pro2 and a MOOG DFAM, then maybe 10% Behringer Pro 1. Here is a Bandcamp link, but it is also available on vinyl. I would of course love to sell a few copies! ;D

https://toretranah.bandcamp.com/album/likstr-m

Re: Your Music
« Reply #585 on: September 02, 2020, 05:22:06 PM »
I think my point here is MPE controllers.,  Really looking forward to the OB6 getting such.   This was  a skeleton of a song I did with a friend of mine years ago until I Recently added some some "pedal steel guitar" and pads.  The Linn Instrument is great for that.  Check around 1:00 and 2:30.  I would not be able to do this effect without an MPE type controller.   Used a DM12 in this case for the patch.  It's not MPE capable,  bur even so, the MPE controllers can be a nice addition for any synth to add some realism to string instruments.


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DSI Equipment: Poly Evolver Keyboard, Evolver desktop, Prophet 8,  Pro-2, OB6, P-12
 

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Re: Your Music
« Reply #586 on: September 03, 2020, 10:31:00 AM »

Hey all. Just did this track last night at the studio. Been on a big Filmrage kick lately. For those that are unaware Filmrage was a company that released a TON of late 80s early 90s Italian horror films and almost all of them recycled cues from Carlo Maria Cordio. One of my all time favorite composers. Factory sounds from the Roland D-50 are all over those scores as well as a frantic drum machine (not sure what kind, but I have a hunch it might have been an Oberheim DMX).

Anyway, this is a completely original piece and it took me a total of maybe 30 minutes to do. I used a lot of the Roland D-50 samples in my Prophet X as well as a few factory Prophet X sounds in there (DirtyPipes, WaveStayson, Goth Bass). I wanted to go for a purely digital sound and I think I really nailed that FilmRage sound. It starts off doing some spooky pads and then explodes into a frantic witchy brew inspired by Cordio's score for Zombie 5: Killing Birds.

The Prophet X is doing everything (D-50 Soundtrack and Digital Native Dance patches, choir, Wavetable pad, pipe organ, slap bass, heavy drums and even the famous Orch5 hit from the Fairlight CMI)

Clips are from the Filmrage flick "Beyond Darkness" and the poster art near the end is from Witchery.

Enjoy!
©Everett Dudgeon 2020
℗Everett Dudgeon 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKnYfafW3TU&t=4s
Prophet 6, Prophet X, Moog Sub 37, Tempest Drum Computer, Roland V Piano, Fender American Stratocaster, Roger Linn Adrenalinn iii, Origin Effects Cali76 and SlideRig compressor, ASUS Zenbook Pro Computer, Soundcraft MTK 22 Mixer, Mark Of The Unicorn Digital Performer 10 Software.

Re: Your Music
« Reply #587 on: September 07, 2020, 04:15:20 PM »
Here's an odd one, maybe. This song seems/sounds synth-free, but it's got Prophet 6 throughout the first verse and Roland XP-10 kicking in later with some very plain sawtooth waves. Granted, all other instruments are what you'd expect for this sort of song - twangy, strummy and slide guitars, plus electric bass and acoustic drums. There is a bit of real Mellotron choir underneath the guitar solo...

I've worked on other people's tracks where I've snuck synths in under the radar (what's with people who don't dig synths, man???), but this is the first time I'm snuck synths on my own track.

https://soundcloud.com/anton-barbeau/06-chicken/s-IprErPGbyN4

Re: Your Music
« Reply #588 on: September 15, 2020, 09:24:30 AM »
John Cacavas is one of the best composers in horror that has sadly been ignored. His iconic whistle oriented score for the awesome Horror Express still sends shivers down my spine. Other works include The Satanic Rites Of Dracula and Kojak.

I was going through a bunch of unreleased horror soundtracks and when I came across Mortuary I couldn't believe that John Cacavas was the composer. Luckily my Prophet X was next to me and I felt inspired.

The Prophet X is doing everything here. The upright piano, some bowed tonal percussion, suspenseful orchestral strings and some 12 String guitar hits.)

Enjoy!

©Everett Dudgeon 2020
℗Everett Dudgeon 2020


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbCuJdbqkmI
Prophet 6, Prophet X, Moog Sub 37, Tempest Drum Computer, Roland V Piano, Fender American Stratocaster, Roger Linn Adrenalinn iii, Origin Effects Cali76 and SlideRig compressor, ASUS Zenbook Pro Computer, Soundcraft MTK 22 Mixer, Mark Of The Unicorn Digital Performer 10 Software.