[linux-audio-user] suggest a synth

Rick B zajelo3 at cfl.rr.com
Thu Nov 4 16:44:42 EST 2004


Ryan Gallagher wrote:

>On Thu, 2004-11-04 at 11:22, R Parker wrote:
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>>--- Ryan Gallagher <ruinaudio at comcast.net> wrote:
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>>>On Thu, 2004-11-04 at 06:25, Dave Griffiths wrote:
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>>>>On Thu, 04 Nov 2004 00:34:18 -0800, Florin Andrei
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>>>wrote
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>>>>>Well, there's little or no point in buying a
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>>>hardware sampler if you
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>>>>>wanna create new sounds; i currently own an
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>>>Alesis QS6.2 and, while it's
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>>>>>an excellent sampler on its own (high praise to
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>>>Alesis for creating 
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>>>>>an instrument that's robust, straightforward and
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>>>appealing), it's 
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>>>>>not appropriate for creating new sounds (well,
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>>>no sampler is, by 
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>>>>>definition). Some people appreciate a sampler
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>>>(those who want to 
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>>>>>play existing sounds) 
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>>>>To just be pedantic - but I don't get this at all,
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>>>a sampler is far better for
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>>>>making unique sounds surely? 
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>>>>You can do what you want with sounds from any
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>>>source - ok, so you need a
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>>>>source to begin with, but a synth is actually more
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>>>restrictive as you can only
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>>>>make the sounds it's capable of (even a modular),
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>>>with a sampler you can make
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>>>>an entire track from the sound of someone sneezing
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>>>- if you have enough
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>>>>creativity and time... :)
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>>>>dave
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>>>Absolutely true.  Samplers are very misunderstood. 
>>>Samplers can be far
>>>more "abstract" and creative in sound synthesis
>>>IMHO.  Also most
>>>samplers (hardware ones anyway) include basic
>>>oscillators and filters
>>>and LFO's.  All of the samplers I've owned could
>>>make synth noises
>>>without ever sampling anything or loading any
>>>samples.
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>>I've got a Kurzweil K2000R. I haven't used it beyound
>>testing but it's a sophisticated machine. I looked at
>>them on e-bay recall seeing one for about $500.00 U.S.
>>It's alot of synthesis, MIDI function controling,
>>sampling and basic sequencing for that price. It's got
>>eight analog outputs and a stereo paired digital
>>output. You gotta love digital outputs.
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>Uhm, you have one of the most powerful and amazing synth/samplers out
>there.  It has a core engine called V.A.S.T. (Variable Architecture
>Synthesis Technology), that basically lets you take samples, ROM
>waveform noise or whatever and apply almost any synthesis technique. 
>And almost everything is realtime midi controlled.
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>Man, I'm envious.
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>I've been dreaming of finding a K2000RS for a good price.  It's truely a
>music production machine, it's amazingly full featured... enjoy.
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>-ry
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YRS Midi Systems in Fern Park, FL has at least 2 of them and don't use 
either one anymore as everything they do now is in the box on Cubase 
mainly. Mans name is George York the phone is (407)331-6333. Now how 
much you want to pay though because George is a good wheel and dealer, 
and all I'm saying is he's got 2 of them that are just sitting there, I 
don't know what he wants for them. If he sells those maybe he'll be able 
to pay me for fixing his Windows machines.

                Rick B


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