RE: [AH] Do synths sound better when played with analogsequencers, inste

From Graef, Charles - US Concepts
Sent Mon, Nov 10th 2003, 22:56

Soundwise, I personally I prefer the sound of hand-tuned notes.  One of
my great peeves about polysynths is the ruining of interesting sounds
with the typically lifeless quality of perfect intervals in equal
temperament.  Conversely one of the beauties of classic 60s and 70s
synth recordings comes from the multitrack recording of slightly
drifting VCOs, sometimes with hand-tuned sequences.  I find those kinds
of tunings to sound much more visceral and interesting, with much more
personality.  Nothing recorded in perfect equal temperament will ever
have that quality for me.

Then again, typical analog sequencers can't save patterns.  An 8-row
sequence of unlimited length from Cubase would be realizable on your
modular using an Encore Expressionist. =20

When you keep things purely in the voltage world, though, using the
various modules that can manipulate CV and shuttle it around, there are
things you can do that are impossible or vastly impractical in MIDI --
but that's a separate issue. =20

They're two really different worlds.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Zoran Bosnjak [mailto:dj_allin@hotmail.com]=20
> Sent: Monday, November 10, 2003 4:38 PM
> To: xpandrew@ph.k12.in.us; analogue@hyperreal.org
> Subject: Re: [AH] Do synths sound better when played with=20
> analogsequencers, instead of...
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> Good response. I imagine better would mean snappier,=20
> punchier... Actual=20
> words of the person claiming it: "it just sounds better..."
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> Unfortunately, I have never had a chance to own analog=20
> sequencer. It always=20
> looked to me that Cubase, combined with MIDI to CV converter,=20
> could do more=20
> than analog sequencer, regardless of its complexity.
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> And that's why I would appreciate any feedback on this=20
> dilemma as well. I=20
> would truly like to know the advantages of setup based on=20
> analog sequencers.
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> Regards,
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> Zoran
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> >From: "Andrew Scheidler" <xpandrew@ph.k12.in.us>
> >To: <dj_allin@hotmail.com>,<analogue@hyperreal.org>
> >Subject: Re: [AH] Do synths sound better when played with=20
> >analogsequencers,
> >instead of...
> >Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2003 16:24:03 -0500
> >
> >define "better"...
> >
> >the timing is probably better :)
> >
> >Andrew
> >
> > >>> "Zoran Bosnjak" <dj_allin@hotmail.com> 11/10/03 4:19 PM >>>
> >Hi,
> >
> >person I know claims that my Doepfer/.com will sound better=20
> if driven=20
> >by
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> >analog sequencer, instead of Cubase/Pro Solo as I do it=20
> right now. Is=20
> >there any truth in this?
> >
> >regards
> >
> >Zoran
> >
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