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« Reply #820 on: September 14, 2022, 02:41:10 PM »
Jason, that was quite an achievement, a beautiful little masterpiece.  Wow.  I'm stunned at the polished quality of the piece.  And you had quite a few things happening at once.  I also liked the eye-balling between you and your daughter at the end.  That was cute.
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« Reply #821 on: September 14, 2022, 05:32:36 PM »
Jason - That is absolutely beautiful. I loved loved it. The playing and the vocals are fantastic. Thanks for posting this!

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« Reply #822 on: September 15, 2022, 02:26:58 AM »
Wonderful, Jason. Thanks for making this and posting it. And all best to your daughter as she sets off musically adventuring in South Korea!

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« Reply #823 on: September 15, 2022, 09:49:53 AM »
Sacred Synthesis, Mark Wilkins, and Manbird: Thank you so very much for your kind comments! Working on videos for YouTube can be a little tedious and frustrating at times. Comments like yours are very motivating and keep me going. I will share them with Megan.

I think I'm going to do a "Making Of" video demonstrating keyboards and sounds from the video for those of us who like to chat about such things. The Hydrasynth is a newer instrument for me, and it has some nice touches. I programmed some of the leads first on the Rev2 and then programmed them into the Hydrasynth and was fairly happy with how good they sounded on the digital instrument. Obviously, I wish the Hydrasynth was analog, and yet an analog Hydrasynth would probably be out of my price range.

I really liked that I could frequently play the bass and strings with one hand, especially with a really long release time on the bass. Notice too, the Rev2 module in the upper right hand corner, which is giving that beautiful stereo effect.

Thanks again,
- Jason

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« Reply #824 on: September 15, 2022, 10:03:31 AM »
Yes, a "making of" video would be interesting to us synthesizer nerds.
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« Reply #825 on: September 15, 2022, 11:02:17 AM »
Yes, a "making of" video would be interesting to us synthesizer nerds.

 :D I found my people! Who in the real world can we talk to about programming synthesizers? I hope to get to that soon. I used about a dozen sounds, most of which are original. 

I have one "Making Of Video" already for Blade Runner End Titles, which you can find at the end of the video. I think that one used even more sounds than this one.

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« Reply #826 on: September 15, 2022, 12:01:10 PM »
Count me in as a viewer too Jason.  You nailed the reverb and effects just right.

 PS> I have those same windchimes ;D
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« Reply #827 on: September 16, 2022, 06:34:58 AM »
Count me in as a viewer too Jason.  You nailed the reverb and effects just right.
 PS> I have those same windchimes ;D

Many thanks Soundquest!
I was fortunately able to borrow the wind chimes over the summer vacation from the school where I teach. Had I not, I probably would have decided to buy them, as they add so much, and I can't find anything that sounds as good with my keyboards. I have great samples of most other percussion on my Yamaha Montage but nothing that would have worked well. I also recorded them a little for a future project or two. Thanks again.

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« Reply #828 on: September 16, 2022, 09:10:53 AM »
The real ones are best, but I've had some reasonable luck with making the standard (4 tube hang from your porch) windchime sounds on the Pro 2, then some LFO varying the delays fast to slow.   You can mess with sample n hold pitches too.
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« Reply #829 on: September 23, 2022, 04:28:03 AM »
Video talking about sounds of the above cover of "Rachel's Song" by Vangelis.
Discussing using the Hydrasynth to cover Vangelis/CS-80 (and how it can be used to give Prophet Rev2 polyphonic aftertouch). Using Prophet Rev2 for MiniMoog bass and strings of VC-330, etc...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4g0NrmczQN8

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« Reply #830 on: September 23, 2022, 05:18:52 AM »
Video talking about sounds of the above cover of "Rachel's Song" by Vangelis.
Discussing using the Hydrasynth to cover Vangelis/CS-80 (and how it can be used to give Prophet Rev2 polyphonic aftertouch). Using Prophet Rev2 for MiniMoog bass and strings of VC-330, etc...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4g0NrmczQN8

In search of CS-80 sounds, and if not opposed to softsynths, the latest Arturia CS-80 plugin may be worth a look.. it is one of the better plugins I've heard.  I've never played a real CS-80 so I can't directly opine on authenticity, other than to say the updated versions of Arturia vintage synth plugins are in a completely different league than the originals (Arturia has really gotten their game together in that regard).  Their entire vintage collection is worth owning, but several of the newer ones including CS-80 are real standouts.
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« Reply #831 on: September 23, 2022, 07:27:15 AM »

In search of CS-80 sounds, and if not opposed to softsynths, the latest Arturia CS-80 plugin may be worth a look.. it is one of the better plugins I've heard.
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I need to keep this in mind and try to give Arturia a try, perhaps in a store. I don't have a logical aversion to softsynths, (especially when compared to digital synthesizers!) but I have never used them. I guess I do have an extra computer that I could try to hook up. I saw Eddie Jobson (U.K.) a few times, and he was using Arturia CS-80 V Software. That's a great endorsement given what he did with the CS-80.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jvpKtsK2Vo

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« Reply #832 on: September 23, 2022, 10:15:23 AM »

In search of CS-80 sounds, and if not opposed to softsynths, the latest Arturia CS-80 plugin may be worth a look.. it is one of the better plugins I've heard.

I need to keep this in mind and try to give Arturia a try, perhaps in a store. I don't have a logical aversion to softsynths, (especially when compared to digital synthesizers!) but I have never used them. I guess I do have an extra computer that I could try to hook up. I saw Eddie Jobson (U.K.) a few times, and he was using Arturia CS-80 V Software. That's a great endorsement given what he did with the CS-80.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jvpKtsK2Vo
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You can also try demos for most plugins, including the CS-80:   https://www.arturia.com/component/com_myarturia/id,145/view,demo/

I have sort of a love-hate thing with softsynths -- to my ears, most of them seem to have a specific sound profile to them that puts me off.  They *can* sound great, but in addition to the user-experience advantage hardware has over them, analog-modeled soft synths, at least to my ears, typically miss that last 5% in the sound itself that seems to make 95% of the difference to my inspiration.  With time thoughplugins have been getting better, and are often emulating not only the synth sound generation but DAC characteristics.  Even my highly discriminatory ears were impressed when I heard the CS-80 plugin, and it became more important considering how far out of my budget a real CS-80 was.  When the cost/affordability disparity is THAT large, getting 95% of the way there seems like a worthwhile tradeoff. 
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