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Poly Evolver Music

dslsynth

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Re: Poly Evolver Music
« Reply #120 on: October 15, 2018, 02:30:09 PM »
Very interesting project, Soundquest! What software did you use to create the waveshapes from the recordings you made? Making new waveshapes is on my list of things to do but haven't really started on YIN yet.
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Re: Poly Evolver Music
« Reply #121 on: October 16, 2018, 08:57:46 AM »
That's a fascinating collection of sounds, Soundquest.  You've lived up to your name!  I've always loved the general bell category of tones, and these are like exotic bells.  Very pretty, and certainly musically useful.

I have to make a suggestion for naming the patches: "PEK Pots."  Too cute?

Thanks Sacred Synthesis.  In keeping the PEK relevant compared to Sequential's latest offerings, I was looking to come up with something 8Dio wouldn't have in their samples  ;)     And "PEK pots" works!


Very interesting project, Soundquest! What software did you use to create the waveshapes from the recordings you made? Making new waveshapes is on my list of things to do but haven't really started on YIN yet.

dslsynth,  check out Chsyn's post in the PEK rack section of this forum. Initially I got it from the old forum.  So I think that link to the wav software may be old now from what I recall.  I have it saved on my computer.  If you cannot find it I could probably zip you the file

https://forum.sequential.com/index.php/topic,39.0.html
DSI Equipment: Poly Evolver Keyboard, Evolver desktop, Prophet 8,  Pro-2, OB6, P-12
 

https://Soundcloud.com/wavescape-1

Re: Poly Evolver Music
« Reply #122 on: December 05, 2018, 05:32:29 PM »
Well, I really do like the idea of being able to import my own waveshapes, awkward as the process is to do that with PEK, it still is my only synth capable of that.   This goes back to a concept I posted a few months ago... "teapot waveshapes".
The main sound throughout is from those wave shapes. Weird voices are PEK.    I'm using the Polyend sequencer, and the dreamy pads is P12. Percussion Vermona MKII.

https://soundcloud.com/wavescape-1/musix-box-carousel-master

« Last Edit: December 05, 2018, 05:41:35 PM by Soundquest »
DSI Equipment: Poly Evolver Keyboard, Evolver desktop, Prophet 8,  Pro-2, OB6, P-12
 

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Re: Poly Evolver Music
« Reply #123 on: December 05, 2018, 05:52:52 PM »
Very pretty, Soundquest.  I especially liked the very soft sequence in the background.  Some of those sounds made me think someone was talking behind me.
« Last Edit: December 05, 2018, 05:55:47 PM by Sacred Synthesis »
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Re: Poly Evolver Music
« Reply #124 on: December 06, 2018, 10:33:28 AM »
Thanks Sacred Synthesis.   For a hardware sequencer, the Polyend "Seq" as they call it,  can adjust volume/velocity pretty easily.

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

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Re: Poly Evolver Music
« Reply #125 on: January 27, 2019, 08:51:49 AM »
PEK using combo mode.  PO8 does the weird female voice.  Korg EMX drums

https://soundcloud.com/wavescape-1/evolve-me
DSI Equipment: Poly Evolver Keyboard, Evolver desktop, Prophet 8,  Pro-2, OB6, P-12
 

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Re: Poly Evolver Music
« Reply #126 on: January 27, 2019, 10:04:04 AM »
Soundquest, you have a way of squeezing the funniest sounds out of a synthesizer.  I thought there was some sort of gnome behind my chair saying, "Uh-huh, uh-huh."  Nice work, as always.
« Last Edit: January 28, 2019, 01:40:06 PM by Sacred Synthesis »
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Re: Poly Evolver Music
« Reply #127 on: January 28, 2019, 01:02:17 PM »
Oooh, good name for that patch "gnome"  Thanks Sacred Synthesis.
DSI Equipment: Poly Evolver Keyboard, Evolver desktop, Prophet 8,  Pro-2, OB6, P-12
 

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Re: Poly Evolver Music
« Reply #128 on: April 28, 2019, 01:39:14 PM »
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Re: Poly Evolver Music
« Reply #129 on: April 30, 2019, 09:39:03 AM »
Sacred Synthesis,

Re: Improv 93.   Almost haunting like.  Somehow the New England style picture fits right in.  Is that an old church or school house?   

At 10:14 I noticed the metallic/HP filter sound come in.  I think this was really quite effective- keeping it going to the end.  I assume you have that going up down slowly using an LFO?     Also, the very end had quite a surprizing sound that I hadn't heard you use before. Nice.
DSI Equipment: Poly Evolver Keyboard, Evolver desktop, Prophet 8,  Pro-2, OB6, P-12
 

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Re: Poly Evolver Music
« Reply #130 on: April 30, 2019, 12:28:39 PM »
Thanks, Soundquest.  I guess we have the PEK section of the forum all to ourselves.  Oh well. 

The photograph is of the Alcott barn in Concord, Massachusetts.  It is classic NE architecture.  I've added another photo of it below, as well as the Alcott house.  My wife and I make literary pilgrimages of sorts each summer, and this was from last year's trip.

The patch is the same throughout the improvisation, except for the opening of the filter.  I use a slight slow LFO modulating of the filter to give a heaving/breathing quality.  Periodically, and especially at the end, I open the filter using the modulation wheel.  The complexity of the digital wave shape is what makes the patch, even though there's also soft PWM to warm up the sound a bit.  And you're right, I don't often allow this sort of caustic sound to come to the fore.  It was so discordant and the bass so throaty that I was concerned the chord progressions wouldn't come through; it was close.

In spite of the many new and impressive instruments now available, the Poly Evolver Keyboard is still alive and well!

« Last Edit: April 30, 2019, 02:16:38 PM by Sacred Synthesis »
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Re: Poly Evolver Music
« Reply #131 on: May 01, 2019, 10:44:08 AM »
The forum seems to have been generally quiet lately, except for maybe the Prophet X threads, which I don't really visit. maybe it's just the springtime effect.   I really enjoy the new equipment and off-topic sections, though quite honestly, as much as I like looking at the newest offerings,  there is not another synth exciting me at the moment, not that I can afford one at the moment anyway. 

So, looking inward, I know I've had some mighty large distractions this year from some other equipment.   That Polyend, sequencer and the Linn 128- which I just got, and love.   But for me, those are tools, not instruments.   Through all this the PEK is still getting a good percentage of my  time - and with good reason.   As I've learned, it just sounds so unique and ages like a fine bourbon. 

It might take a few more years, but I'm thinking as PEK becomes more of a retro classic, there might be a resurgence of it's sounds posted out there.

Re: pic,  I was in Concord once- pretty town.
DSI Equipment: Poly Evolver Keyboard, Evolver desktop, Prophet 8,  Pro-2, OB6, P-12
 

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Re: Poly Evolver Music
« Reply #132 on: May 05, 2019, 09:30:44 AM »
I always liked the African High Life music style.  My attempt at it using PEK.  This is all PEK except for the percussion, which is actual percussion.

Used the Linn controller for the guitar part.  The kalimba-like sound throughout- I made that using a waveform from an actual kalimba.

https://soundcloud.com/wavescape-1/new-kalimba
DSI Equipment: Poly Evolver Keyboard, Evolver desktop, Prophet 8,  Pro-2, OB6, P-12
 

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