“Reverse Polygons” – Elektron MonoMachine & DSI Evolver

May 25, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Often changing from even to odd time meter. Reverse Effect parts from Lexicon MX300 preset. Sequenced on Elektron MonoMachine SFX-60 Mk1, and sound fx added with DSI MonoEvolver keyboard.

It’s mostly the MonoMachine you are hearing, the Evolver comes in at around (0:23) with a buzzing outdoor ambient like texture. The point of this piece isn’t for the listener to figure out the time signature counts, rather listen for where the drums rhythmically modulate meter from a fusion feel to a half time feel, as it does here (1:01) back to fusion feel (1:14) etc…from this perspective you can hear over the barlines easier.

Eventide Space + DSI Prophet 08 = Sunday Improvisation

August 24, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Just a little improv on the prophet 08 going through the space.

The Prophet ’08 truly signals the return of the classic Sequential Circuits Prophet synthesizers, in a beautiful, modern and ultra-stable programmable analog synthesizer! Building on the Poly Evolver keyboard, the Prophet ’08 offers eight voices of polyphony with a 100% analog signal path. The look is spot-on! Brand new, the Prophet ’08 already looks like it’s a classic vintage piece of history. And its sound really does blow you away!

Dave Smith is considered a legendary figure in the synthesizer world, he founded Sequential Circuits and designed such classics as the Prophet 5 and Prophet VS, and he was a pioneer in bringing MIDI to synthesizers. The new for 2007 Prophet ’08 brings back much of the original technology from those old Prophets (like Curtis filters and analog oscillators), updated of course, to meet today’s musicians needs.

While it doesn’t sound exactly like an original P5, it does sound and behave more like one than any other pretender. It’s cleaner, purer and a little more predictable than its 25 year old predecessors. Actually, it sounds just like the Poly Evolver, minus the digital oscillators.

Regardless, the Prophet ’08 is truly a modern day Prophet series synth. Unlike many (Roland) synths that are attaching vintage model names to their current synths even though they are almost nothing alike (Juno, SH, etc.), the Prophet ’08 is the real-deal next generation version of its predecessors. As DSI says, the Prophet ’08 is the product of evolution, not nostalgia. Of course, it includes features we now take for granted, like velocity and aftertouch. Add to that performance features like an arpeggiator, gated step sequencer, and the ability to split and layer sounds. The modulation possibilities are much deeper than anything Sequential ever produced, making it capable of producing sounds the “classics” simply could not.

Ancestral call – Alba Ecstasy

January 3, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

adimsimion shared this video with us – First synth jam on 2011 using the usual gear: Roland MC-307, Evolver DSI, Korg microX, Korg Z1, Waldorf Blofeld.

This year will start soon with new acquisitions: Korg microKorg, Clavia Nord Wave, a Mopho keyboard, and I want to upgrade my audio monitors: Adam A7x or Focal CMS50 I think. I didn’t decided yet what monitors to choose in 1000 euros price range. Will see!

(R)evolver for Reason

June 3, 2010 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

REVOLVER is an analogue synth refill and multisample library, based on the sounds of DSI Evolver keyboard.

REVOLVER

In other words, it can be viewed as a continuation of the Analogue Monsters series: REVOLVER provides vivid, dynamic and rich-sounding real analogue sounds, giving you a powerful new synth in your Reason rack.

DSI Evolver is an incredible synthesizer that incorporates many of Dave Smith and Sequential’s old secrets, circuits and technologies. It uses a monstrous four oscillator voice architecture – two analogue DCOs and two digital – with two independent Curtis analog low-pass filters.

The analogue oscillators feature multiple classic waveforms plus pulse-width modulation and hard sync, and they sound really nice and big. The digital oscillators feature FM synthesis, Ring Modulation and 96 wavetables. Modulation capabilities are handled by four LFOs and three ADSR envelope generators.
The Evolver’s analog-style sequencer brings itself to life with animated evolving sounds. All modulators can be synced for massive rhythmic sounds.

sample source: 1.63 GB multisample in 24 bit wav format. All samples are perfectly looped and contain the unity note info for quick and proper automapping. The sample source is also included as a multisample library.

Dr.Rex loops: 79 melodic bass, arp & instrument sequence loops

NN-19 bank: 300 NN-19 patches in 5 categories.

[All layers]   (182)
Bass & Lead   (35)
FX (24)
Key & PolySynth   (35)
Pad & Atmosphere   (24)

NN-XT bank: 302 patches in 7 categories.

[All layers]   (136)
Arp & Sequence   (25)
Bass & Lead [poly]   (27)
Experimental & FX   (22)
Key & Polysynth   (25)
Monosynth   (36)
Pad & Atmosphere   (31)

Combinator bank: 112 combi patches in 6 categories. This bank demonstrates the routing possibilities of Combinator and will definitely give you a lot of inspirations:

Arp & Sequence   (22)
Bass & Lead   (20)
Experimental & FX   (12)
Key & Synth   (14)
KLP Sequence [RUN]* (30)
Pad & Atmosphere   (14)

Revolver is available to purchase for 27 EUR.

More information: ReasonBanks / Revolver

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