New V-Synth track.
- I have uploaded my latest concoction. It is an atonal sound cloud,
constructed entirely on the V-Synth. The resample facility is REALLY COOL!
The track is titled "Monochrome #1", and you will find it here:
thanks for this sound - it's absolutely fabulous. This sound alone feels
like a much
stronger argument to buy this synth than any demos I heard before.
Say, how long did it take you to create it and what was the raw material
I really like to hear more of this stuff!
Michael 'Mickey' Lauer . . . . . . . . . mickey@...
How could anyone know me - when I don't even know myself ?
- I'm glad you asked. :)
The short piece is the result of my first night's practice with the
V-Synth resample function. The session was around five hours long, but
I think I worked on this particular sound for maybe an hour or two.
The process, as I remember it, was as follows: (1) I created a sound
with two "analog" oscillators. One oscillator provided a normal note,
while the other used LFO and pitch envelope to create "glitter". The
"glitter" was further enhanced by using the voice ring modulator, and
a COSM side band filter. (2) Armed with this source material, I
entered the sampling mode, and selected internal resampling as the
sound source. I played a short riff (six seconds approx), which I
sampled with effects and all (reverb and delay), and encoded with the
Variphrase "ensemble" algorithm. (3) I went back to patch mode, and
made a simple patch containing only my new sample, and a little
filtering. I made the sample run backwards, and very slow. (4) I ran
the V-Synth through an Alesis Ineko for phasing, and an Alesis MPX550
for reverb, pressed "record" on my Tascam 788 digital portastudio, and
started exploring the patch on the keyboard. What you hear in the MP3
is a 7 minute excerpt of me noodling around with the sound for about
45 minutes or so.
What intrigues me, is that the sound is entirely synthetic. It was
conceived and born inside the machine. Sonus Ex Machina. It started
out as a fairly straight forward VA type of sound, processed and
mangled into something complex, rich and organic. Something that is
interesting enough to sustain (my) interest for a 7 minute piece,
without further need for keyboard "performance". Yes, I did press
different keys on the keyboard, but it's not the "performance" that
demands the interest, it is merely a frame.
The question is, is this result so typical of V-Synth mangling, that
all sounds end up sounding pretty much the same? What makes me
suspicious, is that it was so easy. Am I really that talented, was I
just lucky, or does the V-Synth sound like this no matter what you
throw at it? As I said, it was my first resample session, so it's too
soon to tell.
--- In The-V-Group@yahoogroups.com, Michael Lauer <mickey@V...> wrote:
> thanks for this sound - it's absolutely fabulous. This sound alone feels
> like a much
> stronger argument to buy this synth than any demos I heard before.
> Say, how long did it take you to create it and what was the raw material
> (sample?) for
> this sound?
> I really like to hear more of this stuff!
> Michael 'Mickey' Lauer . . . . . . . . . mickey@V...
> How could anyone know me - when I don't even know myself ?
- I would say yes to your question, these sounds of yours are great. The
V-synth really does make creating these type sounds surprisingly easy. I
have made lots of these type swirling pad sounds with my V-synth using
analog osc, resampling to pcm, and tweaking some more, I am able to play
them for hours without boredom...cool stuff. Guess i should record a few of
them as well.
> The question is, is this result so typical of V-Synth mangling, that
> all sounds end up sounding pretty much the same? What makes me
> suspicious, is that it was so easy. Am I really that talented, was I
> just lucky, or does the V-Synth sound like this no matter what you
> throw at it? As I said, it was my first resample session, so it's too
> soon to tell.
> - Ronald.