[LAD] Software sound

W.Boeke w.boeke at upcmail.nl
Thu Aug 28 13:52:50 UTC 2014

Hi Ralph,
You didn't really read my post didn't you? You are slghtly off-topic, it reads like the catalogus of a keyboard shop. Look at the name of this forum. Linux: that is about software. Developers: that 
are people interested in creating something new, not in purchaging all kinds of gear.

Still: thanks for the information.

On 08/28/2014 11:53 AM, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> Programming a sound using what kind of synthesis ever needs knowledge
> and many parameters. But there's another way to easily make new sounds
> based on existing sounds. E.g the Yamaha TG33's joystick, the vector
> control records a mixing sequence, where the volume and/or the tuning of
> 4 sound can be mixed. Since you mentioned touch screens, Alchemy for the
> iPad allows to morph sounds by touching the screen similar to the
> joystick used by the TG33, but it also can be used to control filters,
> effects and arpeggiator. There already are several old school synth and
> AFAIK new workstations, especially new proprietary virtual synth that
> provide what you describes. Btw. 2 of the 4 TG33 sounds are FM sounds,
> not that advanced as provided by the DX7, the other two are AWM (sound
> samples). Regarding the complexity of DX7 sound programming, the biggest
> issue is that it has got no knobs. There are books about DX7
> programming, such as Yasuhiko Fukuda's, but IMO it's easier to learn by
> trail and error. JFTR e.g. the Roland Juno-106 provides just a few
> controllers, but you easily can get a lot of sounds, without much
> knowledge http://www.vintagesynth.com/roland/juno106.php , in theory
> this could be emulated by virtual synth, in practise the hardware allows
> to use specialized microchips that produce analog sound, that can't be
> emulated that easily, not to mention that at the end of the computers
> sound chain there always is a sound card, so if you emulate several
> synth with the same computer, it's not the same as having several real
> instruments, a B3, Minimoog etc..

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