The gear demo thread.

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Re: The gear demo thread.

Postby ClavAnother » Sun Feb 26, 2017 1:30 am

Tell me, does the P6 have the best P5 feature which is if you are holding keys, and press a different preset button, and then the whole synth travels to the new settings audibly? I suspect that Dave Smith is the kind of guy that considers that a design flaw and couldn't wait to "fix" it :mad:.?
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Re: The gear demo thread.

Postby ClavAnother » Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:20 am

Purity_Control wrote:Ah, did you miss the ones I put up last year?






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Re: The gear demo thread.

Postby Purity_Control » Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:25 am

lol I used my cycling helmet cam to record the video, so the wide angle lens gives it a weird but cool vibe on closeups.
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Re: The gear demo thread.

Postby Purity_Control » Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:27 am

ClavAnother wrote:Tell me, does the P6 have the best P5 feature which is if you are holding keys, and press a different preset button, and then the whole synth travels to the new settings audibly? I suspect that Dave Smith is the kind of guy that considers that a design flaw and couldn't wait to "fix" it :mad:.?


Still does that, and one of the main reasons I used patches without much release in some of the songs where I had patch changes, as it sucks a bit when you don't want it to happen and the patch change ramps up the volume on the tail end of the notes you last played.

Let me see if I can do some of that in a good way in Part 3.
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Re: The gear demo thread.

Postby ClavAnother » Sun Feb 26, 2017 5:47 pm

Wow I'm super impressed that he put that in! Please please show me some vids, that's the kind of thing that people never put in videos or talk about, but I used to use it in tracks with the Prophet 10 and I love it. Genesis had a track on Abacab where tony banks did it for the entire song.

I'm disappointed that the OB6 doesn't do it, except for if a patch has portamento, it might slide through the patch change.
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Re: The gear demo thread.

Postby soundwave106 » Sun Feb 26, 2017 6:11 pm

ClavAnother wrote:I suspect that Dave Smith is the kind of guy that considers that a design flaw and couldn't wait to "fix" it :mad:.?


I actually prefer the "hold sound until next note" feature found in other synths (like the Alesis Andromeda).
I also consider the "hold until next sound" method slightly harder to code for.

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Re: The gear demo thread.

Postby ClavAnother » Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:45 pm

Another similar thing the Prophet 10 did, was when you were in unison mode, and held a wide chord and then go into poly mode, all of the voices would move to their new locations and it sounded amazing.

Does it do that too?
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Re: The gear demo thread.

Postby ClavAnother » Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:49 pm

I do really like how the OB6 will play a sequence immediately when you patch change if the sequencer is on. I was thinking hat it could be possible to maybe save the same sound over and over in a bank of ten patches, and then use different 64 note sequences for each patch, and cycle through them to make longer ones.

I assume the P6 auto plays sequences the same way, true?
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Re: The gear demo thread.

Postby soundwave106 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:25 am

ClavAnother wrote:I assume the P6 auto plays sequences the same way, true?


Yep. Which is pretty cool, you can do exactly what you describe.

However, flipping between unison and non-unison sends a note-off to what you are holding. Not exactly like the P10.
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Re: The gear demo thread.

Postby ClavAnother » Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:15 am

soundwave106 wrote: flipping between unison and non-unison sends a note-off to what you are holding. Not exactly like the P10.




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Re: The gear demo thread.

Postby Purity_Control » Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:50 pm

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ClavAnother wrote:Tell me, does the P6 have the best P5 feature which is if you are holding keys, and press a different preset button, and then the whole synth travels to the new settings audibly? I suspect that Dave Smith is the kind of guy that considers that a design flaw and couldn't wait to "fix" it :mad:.?


Still does that, and one of the main reasons I used patches without much release in some of the songs where I had patch changes, as it sucks a bit when you don't want it to happen and the patch change ramps up the volume on the tail end of the notes you last played.

Let me see if I can do some of that in a good way in Part 3.


I just had a play around and it seems it's only the release stage of the envelope that carries on between sounds... there is some weird stuff with the triggering modes I haven't sussed out though, so maybe it's possible to get the voice to switch and still be in the sustain stage.

Also, you've got me messing around with the sequencer more now... couple of interesting finds, which you may have figured out already if the OB-6 is the same - if you have transpose on when you sequence, the sequence stays transposed when you put it back to play. Also, you can switch between the preset and front panel mode and the sequence keeps going, so you can change between your preset patch and the knobbage patch.
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Re: The gear demo thread.

Postby ClavAnother » Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:01 pm

Purity_Control wrote: Also, you can switch between the preset and front panel mode and the sequence keeps going, so you can change between your preset patch and the knobbage patch.


Ah! Now that part of it I didn't do yet! Cool PC!
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Re: The gear demo thread.

Postby soundwave106 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:19 pm

Purity_Control wrote:I just had a play around and it seems it's only the release stage of the envelope that carries on between sounds... there is some weird stuff with the triggering modes I haven't sussed out though, so maybe it's possible to get the voice to switch and still be in the sustain stage.


I'll have to verify once I get home, but from what I remember when I played around with it, I thought it was more that the envelope basically stays where it is in the cycle while switching all the parameters around. So if you holding the keys and the patch has reached sustain, it will be in sustain when you switch the patch (with the new patch's level). If the envelope was in release, it will be in release (with a new timing based on the new patch). Etc.

Could be mis-remembering though. Will have to check.
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Re: The gear demo thread.

Postby Purity_Control » Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:42 pm

Let me investigate further, I could just be switching between the wrong type of patches.
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Re: The gear demo thread.

Postby Purity_Control » Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:55 pm

Well the AY-3 is now having a trip to France for the guy who builds them to take a look at it and see what's up.

Teenage Engineering is out of stock with Thomann.de until 17th, which might give me time to polish up the theme to Revenge of the Mutant Camels, damn hardest piece I've learned so far, can play it all now but it's well hokey in places.

WOuld be a well groovey track start off with. :grin:
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Re: The gear demo thread.

Postby ClavAnother » Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:01 pm

Well I have absolutely no idea what we're talking about here
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Re: The gear demo thread.

Postby Purity_Control » Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:28 am

Very glad to get shipping confirmation for my OP-1.

Was having a bit of a panic as they don't take payment until item ships, the due in date on the item listing had moved from 17th March to 1st May and Article bloody 50 gets filed with the EU in two days.

Guess they did get a batch in...
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Re: The gear demo thread.

Postby Purity_Control » Sun Apr 02, 2017 2:30 pm

I don't do unboxing vids but the inner packaging on this was so nice I had to get a photo:

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Had meant to play with it after my bath yesterday, which was when I found the USB cable that came with it didn't fit the USB out on my P6, which is the only keyboard I have with USB out... OP-1 doesn't have MIDI... and I have a heap of USB cables none that have the right combination to connect one to the other.

We never had this trouble with MIDI! :facepalm:

Since I got the AY-3 back last week (there was a fault in the MIDI circuit that the designer/builder has repaired free of charge) I figured I'd mess with that instead, which was when I found I couldn't work out what I'd done with the UK/EU power socket adapter. :facepalm: :facepalm:

I still had a done good play with the P6 anyway. So fuck you gremlins! :thu:
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Re: The gear demo thread.

Postby Purity_Control » Sun Apr 02, 2017 2:35 pm

Got another power adapter while out this afternoon... particular USB cable is going to have to come from Ebay, can't be arsed going into town to try Maplin.

Also I have some trumpet mouthpiece cleaners, which I was recommended for cleaning 1/4 jack sockets on my gear... either that or metal gun barrel cleaners lol not orgering those in UK lol.
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Re: The gear demo thread.

Postby Plink Floyd » Sun Apr 02, 2017 6:33 pm

Purity_Control wrote:stuff...
You mean the nylon type of mouthpiece cleaner, right? I'd be wary of using the bronze(?) type for fear of little shorty-bits falling off inside.

And, I don't usually espouse socialistic ideology, but when I do I say

WHY DON'T TEH GOVERNMENT KABOSH ALL THESE MANUFACTURERS WHO INSIST MAKING THEIR GAGETS WITH FIFTY DIFFERENT PROPRIETARY PLUGS AND SOCKETS FOR THEIR CHARGERS AND INTERFACES JUST TO MAKE IT A PAIN IN THE ASS TO CHANGE BRANDS AND BUY CHEAP CABLES FROM CHONG CHANG WHO'S JUST TRYNA MAKE A FEW YEN LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE U GREEDY BASTERDS U JUST WAIT U'LL BE THE FIRST UP AGAINST THE WALL WHEN THE REVO COMES!!

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