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Breath Controler for Prophet 08

Quai34

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Breath Controler for Prophet 08
« on: May 18, 2017, 07:21:02 PM »
Hi,
I would like to try the Breath Controller features of both my P08 and P12 but I don,t know what to buy. Anyone who has already used this feature could help?
Thanks in advance
Sincerely
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Re: Breath Controler for Prophet 08
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2017, 07:39:49 PM »
I have no idea myself and I've often wondered about the feature, too.  I would say ask DSI directly, or contact Marc Melia, who has used the feature with a microphone to some effect.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNf82V4LefQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6ZVtP1ZEYk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99h4XTDiM5g

« Last Edit: May 18, 2017, 07:51:58 PM by Sacred Synthesis »
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Quai34

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Re: Breath Controler for Prophet 08
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2017, 01:09:00 AM »
Ok, I will, Thanks.
Sincerely
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Re: Breath Controler for Prophet 08
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2017, 08:28:35 AM »
Has anybody else here used the breath control feature?
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Re: Breath Controler for Prophet 08
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2017, 08:51:54 PM »
Not on the DSI instruments.  The DX-7 has a breath control feature.  I used it back in the day.  I never felt comfortable with it.  It's not much different than an expression pedal except that the rheostat is adjusted through air pressure in the mouthpiece.   
Jim Thorburn .  Toys-  Dave Smith: Prophet 08;
Pro 2; Prophet 12; EastWest Orchestral soft synths; Yamaha S-90; Yamaha Montage 8, Yamaha DX-7; KARP Odyssey; Ensoniq ESQ-1.  All run through a Cubase DAW with a Tascam DM-24 board.

Re: Breath Controler for Prophet 08
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2017, 07:02:34 AM »
I have no idea myself and I've often wondered about the feature, too.  I would say ask DSI directly, or contact Marc Melia, who has used the feature with a microphone to some effect.


Marc Melia is not using a breath controller in that recording.  He is using a vocorder.  Not sure what one he is using, but here's one from GC - http://www.guitarcenter.com/Electro-Harmonix/Voice-Box-Harmony-Machine-Vocoder-1274034486387.gc?cntry=us&source=4WWRWXGP&gclid=CL-D2djQ_tMCFYmIaQodxOIM7A&kwid=productads-adid^78244844802-device^c-plaid^143950568922-sku^1274034486387@ADL4GC-adType^PLA

Marc said in the comments section that he connected the vocorder to the P-08 via midi. 
Jim Thorburn .  Toys-  Dave Smith: Prophet 08;
Pro 2; Prophet 12; EastWest Orchestral soft synths; Yamaha S-90; Yamaha Montage 8, Yamaha DX-7; KARP Odyssey; Ensoniq ESQ-1.  All run through a Cubase DAW with a Tascam DM-24 board.

Re: Breath Controler for Prophet 08
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2017, 01:40:58 PM »
Ah, that's interesting.  Thanks for the information.  I didn't see a device and the voice was clearly controlled by the modulation wheels, so I assumed it was from the Prophet '08.
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Quai34

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Re: Breath Controler for Prophet 08
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2017, 05:40:15 PM »
@jdt9517
So, did you try it with Brass samples? I understood it could bring them way more life?
Stage 2, NL2X+TC Pedals, Nord C2, Matrix 1000 X2, Proteus 2000, Prophet 12 & P08//Tetra+Eventide H9, TX802, Roland D50+PG1000, AX5080, AX keytar, Waldorf Streichfett, 2 Yorkville PS-10P, Bass: Ibanez SR1200+G&L L2000. Guitars: G&L Legacy HSS, Asat Blueboys, Asat Deluxe Savanna, Ibanez Artstar AS153

Re: Breath Controler for Prophet 08
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2017, 05:52:15 PM »
Unfortunately, it was way more years ago than I want to admit.  :-X  I just vaguely remember not being able use the controller well, and being more capable of using foot pedals for expression.  I'm sure I used it on a brass instrument patch, but can't specifically remember.
Jim Thorburn .  Toys-  Dave Smith: Prophet 08;
Pro 2; Prophet 12; EastWest Orchestral soft synths; Yamaha S-90; Yamaha Montage 8, Yamaha DX-7; KARP Odyssey; Ensoniq ESQ-1.  All run through a Cubase DAW with a Tascam DM-24 board.