I don't get the Evolver

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I don't get the Evolver

Post by beats me » Tue Aug 05, 2008 6:55 pm

This seems to be on a lot of people's top 10 must have hardware lists and I have yet to see or hear something that would put it on my top 10 anything list. What am I missing? and any audio or video links would be helpful (which I will check after work)

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Post by thelike5 » Tue Aug 05, 2008 7:55 pm

I'm with you... there's plenty of stuff on youtube that I'm not feeling.

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Post by 3dot... » Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:06 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyLBDiuzj34

this guy is going over the presets...

I erased mine about 2 weeks after I got it...

building your own is so much more fun !
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Post by 3dot... » Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:08 pm

it's a fuckn monster of a mono synth...
and for the price... it's a steal...

but I guess in the end...it's all a matter of taste...
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Post by C.S. » Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:11 pm

and for the price... it's a steal...
I think that is what makes it so likable. You aren't going to find much else out there for that price with so much horsepower.

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Post by 3dot... » Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:12 pm

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Post by bosonHavoc » Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:32 pm

go play with one.

thats the only way to know if you'll like it

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Post by suburbanbather » Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:39 pm

bosonHavoc wrote:go play with one.

thats the only way to know if you'll like it
+1

I can never resist messing with an evolver whenever I go to GC. It does wild n crazy noise just as good as it does bread and butter analog. Its a very versatile synth. Check it out in person if you have not already.

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Post by beatpoet » Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:52 pm

Apart from being great value, it's the quirks I like the most, I like being able to trigger the sequencer and oscillators with audio signals. The sequencer is great too once you get the editing software, you can come up with really unique progressions. As is being able to draw your own digital waveforms and save them to the evolver. I didn't like the filters at first but they're great once you get used to them.
A lot of the presets are cack though.

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Post by beats me » Tue Aug 05, 2008 11:56 pm

Some of those examples sound more impressive then the ones I've tripped over but there seems to be a huge difference, at least visually and available control, between the desktop and the full keyboard version. Is it safe to say the desktop version is way watered down? The demos I've seen that didn't impress me are usually done with the desktop model.

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Post by nebulae » Wed Aug 06, 2008 12:21 am

I'm with you beats, the Dave Smith stuff is way WAY overhyped IMHO
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Post by dj superflat » Wed Aug 06, 2008 1:51 am

no, the desktop isn't watered down (just harder to control), unless you're comparing to a poly.

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Post by landrvr1 » Wed Aug 06, 2008 2:01 am

nebulae wrote:I'm with you beats, the Dave Smith stuff is way WAY overhyped IMHO

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Post by Poster » Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:53 am

beats me wrote:Is it safe to say the desktop version is way watered down? The demos I've seen that didn't impress me are usually done with the desktop model.
it's scaled down, but not even near watered down..

why I love it;

- 99% of the time you think you're dealing with a poly synth..
because each oscillator can be modded independently, it's a sonic beast..
portamento, pitch, waveshape, etc, etc, all modded independently..

- amount of modulation sources and destinations is insane..
almost anything can mod anything..
don't be fooled by the GUI.. loads of under the hood features there..

- sonic spectrum is incredible due to the 2 digital oscillators that complement the 2 analogs..

- the matrix interface looks hard to deal with but is mastered within a week..
great for hours long couch doodling.. amazing sound after amazing sound within a breeze..
you don't even know where to start recording those fantastic loops..

- built-in effects.. the delay is superb..

- 4 sequencers that can act as modulation sequencers as well..

- analog LP filter.. complemented with a digital HP..

editor: great and cheap..
http://www.soundtower.com/evolver/

i.m.h.o. the most original hardware concept since.. a loooong time..


nebulae wrote:I'm with you beats, the Dave Smith stuff is way WAY overhyped IMHO
sylenthce goon!

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