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Does anyone else love the digital oscillators on the MEK?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 4:05 pm    Post subject: Does anyone else love the digital oscillators on the MEK? Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I just bought an MEK secondhand.

And like the subject says, are't those digital waves awesome? With FM and all that? Lots of time I feel like they're more analog than the DCO

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I find the MEK so much more fun to program than the desktop. Making patches becomes more about the spatial metaphor of the physical locations and relationships of encoders. Even the legending of the feedback paths makes programming feedback more intuitive!

Don't have much intelligent to say about it right now. . . just feeling like a fan

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I'm happy you like them! Smile I haven't made much use of them. Partly because of the aliasing (many like that kind of broken sound high up though). They do sound pretty cool though - I try them out occasionally. Maybe I should try them more.

Do you have the keyboard version?

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

absolutely, the digital waves were one of the reasons I was first ever interested in an evolver, as i know how nice they sound in the prophet vs

I love using the FM and ring mod to get nasty sounds and also using them as modulators Smile

too be honest, I think the anlog oscillators are the least interesting part of the evolver

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

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absolutely, the digital waves were one of the reasons I was first ever interested in an evolver, as i know how nice they sound in the prophet vs

I love using the FM and ring mod to get nasty sounds and also using them as modulators Smile

too be honest, I think the anlog oscillators are the least interesting part of the evolver


I agree, the analog oscillators are not very interesting. They are so—flat? They feel meager!

I found, though, they work as good suboscs for the digital waves. And a droning PWM'd rect. wave sounds pretty nice- especially when sync'd and FM'd by a LFO.

The digital osc's are so nice, you can do so much nice textural, shifting sounds using FM and ringmod.

I have not really gotten nice results using the digital osc's as an FM source for the analog oscillators. That is somewhat disappointing. I find an LFO clocked at audio rate works much nicer in that regard—then you can modulate its modulation amount with a second, slow LFO.

I never played a VS, though. Does it have FM?

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

dualphin wrote:

I never played a VS, though. Does it have FM?


No, but you can make some pretty interesting sounds using vector synthesis, especially when you use a looping envelope and 2 LFOs for dynamic waveform mixing

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