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Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Published on Jan 23, 2017 FatSynthDude
"Started out as a 'demo' and then went overboard with it. I tried to get every EMW module I own into the shuffle, but I missed the Multiwave Digital Oscillator. :-(
The lead sound that starts at the beginning is the DVCO in action being sent through a Boozy VCF. I tried to keep the composition sparse so that all the little changes done to that chain are always audible.
So how's the module? You know how sometimes you miss the sound of those crappy early digital synths like the Novation X-Station or the Red Sound Dark Star? Oh, that's just a few of us weirdos? Dang it. Well my favorite part of the X-Station when I had one was playing parts at the very upper range of its playability where the aliasing started coming through. I always thought those little digital artifacts were musical. The DVCO nails it, I think. So much so, that I'm really having to stop myself from buying a second one right now. Sent through the filter section of the Bitrazer, it just screams early 90's VA synths. And it's only $109!"
namm17 kazoosynth Published on Jan 24, 2017 sonicstate
Note the ACO rather than VCO. ACO stands for Audio Controlled Oscillator. Square and Sawtooth waves that play in unison with input frequency provided. Includes a VCA and VCF, all analog.
Some details via Sonicsmith
"Semi-modular, audio controlled analog synthesizer.
Using our proprietary chip the Audio Controlled Oscillator already grants you many benefits, but when you add PWM, VCF, expression pedal input and foot-switches this analog synth turns into a performance craze.
Published on Jan 24, 2017 DJjondent
Animoog as well.
buchla concert - Melbourne, Australia, 21st Jan 2017
Sat. SugarMountain Music Festival.
I'll upload more info to my blog soon.
Sorry for the shaky camera. This was recorded on a Samsung Galaxy Note5."
Published on Jan 24, 2017 Lionel Habert
And an intermission to our regular synth programming. Those little boxes are Vangelis' preset managers. Anyone ID the other gear?
"Just for fun, Georgia on My Mind by Vangelis Papathanassiou & Lionel Habert (Paris 2012)"
Posted by matrix at 1/24/2017 10:09:00 AM
via this auction
I'm surprised at how underpriced these still are. They are not only virtual analog, but offer physical modeling, not available on other VAs. They were well respected when first released, but have somehow become underrated over time. Some argue the physical modeling on them do not stack up to the Yamaha VL synths. While that may be true regarding what they are meant to emulate, they still offer tonal textures and character not available on other VAs. That said, perhaps they should be compared to other VAs and not the Yamaha's VL series. They are monophonic though. The Z1 was said to be a polyphonic Prophecy. Although they share a similar synthesis engine, they actually are different - different parameters and slightly different presence if that make sense. It's too bad though, as a true poly Prophecy would have been pretty nice. I always wanted to hear a polyphonic version of the Prophetic Steps preset. You can find a demo of the patch and the Prophecy in general in this previous post.