• Underwaterbob@lemm.eeM
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    5 months ago

    I hear I just spent more money than is sensible on an experimental granular synthesizer from the Czech Republic called the “tempera”. it’s a pretty nifty piece of kit. It’s got an 8X8 grid of touch sensitive buttons. Each column is a track you load samples into. Then, you place “emitters” on the grid, and they use a granular engine to sample sound from that portion of the grid depending on a bunch of parameters you can modulate to create amazing walls of sound or rhythmic weirdness. It’s also got 16 voices of polyphony across four different emitters that can all have different settings, and can play up to 4096 grains at a time! It will pitch your samples up and down via MIDI accordingly. It’s freaking awesome.

    P.S. You guys are awesome.

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      5 months ago

      Hardware granulators are sweet. I use a microcosm pedal with a few granular algorithms, but yours sounds extremely powerful. Worth the money you say?

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        I’ll let you know when it gets here, but it’s by the makers of the Vector synth, and that thing is just plain amazing, and they’re still adding features to it years later, so I imagine the trend will continue with this one. It’s made by two guys, and they’re quite active on the Discord server. Questions get answered, feature requests get acknowledged and actually implemented. I’ve talked to one of the guys a few times, and he even tried out a couple of my patch ideas!

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    5 months ago

    I’d like to join the convo. I love synths. I have some Moogs and Make Noise ones myself, but the pride and joy is my Ensoniq SQ-80.

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      Ensoniq SQ-80

      I’m jealous. Definitely a (kinda) modern classic.

      And Mr. Bungle used that one on their self-titled album.

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        I got really lucky with getting it. I traded my last guitar to go all in on synths for it.

        The only flaw is the menu diving, but at least the interface is pretty intuitive. Switching stock presets is fly zone quick. I have a replacement floppy drive emulator coming in so I can actually save custom patches though.

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          traded my last guitar

          looks at dusty guitars in corner guiltily

          I can never give up guitar entirely. I’m still much better with a fret board than a keyboard. Though I did sacrifice my pedal board to the synth gods.

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      I got a MOOG grandmother for $650 and I felt like I got away with a theft. I never thought I’d own a MOOG. I used to live a block from the factory in Asheville and I would go over there all the time to play on their display ones for hours.

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        5 months ago

        Whoa, jealous lol. I use the DFAM and Subharmonicon which is a lot of fun but the Grandmother is a modern classic. Just a phat synth