A computer based editor librarian solves both of these issues, apart from the inconvenience of having to reset the instrument and reload your patches. Well, we'll not do it again, see below. Working in combination mode does lower polyphony, however, with 4 patches only allowing monophonic operation. One card silent book in the package. Each patch in a combination could then be velocity switched, velocity triggered, crossfaded, have their tremolo and vibrato inverted, detuned, transposed and split across the keyboard.
Complte standard connectors but with a clever little cross to cut the sending and reception noon. Unfortunately, it does marketed far too late. De Furia, Steve ; Scaccaferro, Joe. One can quite express themselves with the touch and all the parameters of curves, sensitivity, speed, ratio of length envelopes according to the position of the buttons or by typing. Although easy to program, especially when compared to a or a , the long list of parameters that need to be edited for each individual module make this synthesizer very tedious to program larger sounds and textures. Line 1 can be added to itself, allowing one line to be detuned, and similarly Line 1 and 2 can be added, and only Line 2 can be detuned.
It is solid, original trs, unfortunately little known. Each module is then arranged in 4 pairs: A, B, C and D. This freedom to pick and choose your own voice combinations allows for some very wild and complex sounds. This is an extra layer in the patch hierarchy, allowing storage of layers, splits and multitimbral performances. A value of 99 is the fastest rate or highest level, a value of 0 is the slowest rate or lowest level. Unfortunately the range of sounds is severely limited compared to a Casio, and the plugin has none of the character of the original synth.
In practice, this is a minor limitation. With all that, good cutting heights-note-octave envelopes, there is everything you need. Discounting duplicate combinations, there are 33 possible waveforms- again, a lot of flexibility. It's a matter of taste. Despite these failings, the synthesizer is still bewilderingly powerful and versatile if you spend time to become better aquaintted with it and it can easily become the focal point of any track with its uniquely warm yet cutting tonality. There are some drawbacks, however.
Used in combination with a more modern sequencer it can be quite a creative tool. It is well for comps, nicks clavis, ethereal pads and the leads pretty sweet. When I program, however, no effect: if the result begins to be satisfactory in the rough, then we are on track. Storage is to data cassette, which was slow but reliable. Punchy lows, breathy highs, distorted dynamics and honkiness are among its traits. It can also record velocity from an external keyboard.
The polyphony of 16 voices should be, but if the sounds are stacked, it is reduced accordingly. You can select any wave on its own, or combine any two. He certainly can, but you will take unusual paths, with surprises at every turn! Miles for the book The history of the cosmosynth and patches to download. There are four wave-shapes and the onset can be delayed. Keyboard sweet and enjoyable, chassis mtallique weight! Sounds with complex envelopes can occasionally be awkward, requiring more multi-samples. In practice, this means that some sounds will not be the same as the hardware.
This method had the potential for more complex sounds, but combined with a very poor user interface were very frustrating synths to use. I had ups and downs, I asked many questions, for nothing. Improving the sound The service manual is very good. The parameters have an arbitrary value range of 0 to 99. As with any electronics repair job, it is sensible to ensure that you have a large and tidy work area, otherwise you will loose screws! If you want one, think first what you want or need to do.
Additional features Talking of quirks, the ring modulator is quite interesting. Add on the complexity of its sound engine and how twitchy it can be and it may end up frustrating to those not well versed in synthesizer technology. But I think, with a few little tweaks- better waveforms, 8 stage envelopes six of them! The edition sounds require patience, but your exact worth the effort. The same cartridge will hold 32 sounds on the 5000 and 3000, but unfortunately these cannot be accessed directly. The step programming is certainly worthy of note. It is imperative from the factory patches and edit them. It is possible to use the pitch envelope to combine positive and negative de-tunings for example, or to add subtle analogue style drift to the oscillators.
The exception is the detune which is sensibly in cents, semitones and octaves. Aftertouch was also rather generous for the time too, allowing modulation of vibrato depth and rate, tremolo depth and rate, portamento time, pitch modulation and envelope bias. This is not the natural state of the instrument. There are soft to tidion. Your effects will certainly be of better quality than those embedded in machines of this era. May 22nd 2012: Fixed some typos.