Re: Tone 2 Saurus Analog Synth Review Video
Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:48 pm
enjoying the arp section
I thought it was rather extensive. I imagine I would enjoy a Matrix 12Machinesworking wrote:Yeah it's more flexible than I use it for at the moment. I've gotten into using it for pads, chords etc. but I do need to explore it a bit more for sure.deva wrote: btw, how flexible is the modulation on your Oberheim? Can you for example, make a unison sound with 3 voices stacked and then have variable modulation for each of the voices? For example, in Diva I can have a 3 voice stack, and set the modwheel to cutoff and have different amounts of modulation for each of the unison voices. Or I can have a unison stack with LFO on cutoff and each voice has a different LFO speed. Makes for some really beautiful complex and expressive sounds. IIRC the Expander would be one of the few analog polysynths that has that sort of modulations capability. Is that correct?
You can assign each of the six voices to an entirely different sound if you want, so a stack of cutoff filters with separate LFOs is fully possible.
The craziest thing about the LFOs is you can modulate other LFOs with them, and the actual amp/note etc. so you hit a note and you get instant generative ambient music.
I'll have to throw some of that on Soundcloud, it's pretty amazingly musical sounding. In fact the only limitation that's a bit of a mental deal with the Xpander is that you have to use an audio pulse to sync an LFO to your host DAW. Another cheater method is to use the expression pedal cc and draw in a Clip LFO etc. The MIDI isn't as expansive as later digital synths. The filters are creamy though, and it's a nice compliment to the Moog, it's really easy to use those two as starts and fill the rest in with soft synths, as they can cut through all that analog fuzz.
Yeah who wouldn't? It's a twelve voice Xpander with a nice keyboard!deva wrote: I thought it was rather extensive. I imagine I would enjoy a Matrix 12
Indeed... Fortunately I am so pleased with the variety and quality of sounds with Diva that I am not hankering for an analog poly and its subsequent cost... Bazille on the other hand kinda whet my appetite for a modular. So far I am restraining myself!! (hopefully Berlin Modular is out soon and it cures the itch)Machinesworking wrote:Yeah who wouldn't? It's a twelve voice Xpander with a nice keyboard!deva wrote: I thought it was rather extensive. I imagine I would enjoy a Matrix 12
They go on ebay for more than twice the price of the Xpanders though.
Compared to what?Grappadura wrote:no, cause it still shows how accurately they reproduced it.
Grappadura wrote:to see that they really have come closer than anybody else so far