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Best Classic Synth Emulation
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2005 2:28 am    Post subject: Best Classic Synth Emulation
Subject description: Who can create the most accurate classic synth emulation?
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I'm new and I've been browsing this forum all night testing out various patches. I have to say there are some very talented and dedicated G2 users in here. My ability to use my modular pales in comparison, hahaha.

So here's an idea for a contest/showcase: Who thinks they have the most accurate classic vintage synth emulation? Obviously its hard to judge, but I would love to see what comes of it.

Have a PolyMoog, a Super Jupiter, an Arp Odyssey?
Lets see your best!

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2005 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

An interesting contest!

But, some people feel that trying to emulate other synths with the G2 is a complete waste of time. I am not one of them. At the very least, you can probably learn something new about the G2 - or even about the classic synth.

Have you checked out the patch "MiniMoogy G2" that I posted in this subforum? I did try to make as true an emulation of the minimoog as I could - especially the controls - but I still cheated anyway and added a separate LFO! Oh well.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2005 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

welcome namwith

Unlike a lot of communities, we try not to encourage contests because competition isn't what we are interested in. There are many vintage emulations in the patch archive. Take some time to search through them.

My take on it is that only the simplist synths had a characteristic sound. I have a vintage Moog Modular from 1972. Since it is a modular synth, it is very flexible. I don't know if it has a characteristic sound. On the other hand, the Mini Moog is a fixed architecture machine - much less flexible and so much more identifiable. Still, you can make sounds on a Mini Moog that would surprise most people.

I'm reminded of when I first got my Moog. Synthesizers were very new then. Everyone asked me to recreate the sounds of known instruments - violin, guitar, sax, etc. I wan't particularlly interested in that at the time. I can't imagine in 20 or 30 years people trying to emulate a G2 on whatever it is they have then, but maybe they will. dunno
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

mosc wrote:
I can't imagine in 20 or 30 years people trying to emulate a G2 on whatever it is they have then, but maybe they will. :smt102


Maybe not that soon, but it reminds me a bit of the use of authentic instruments in classical music, trying to reproduce, to the best of our current knowledge, Bach's music (f.i.) the way it sounded in his time. There always seems to be a right tme to look back in time.

Maybe things have changed though now we are able to make true acoustic recordings of music.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2006 10:23 am    Post subject: Learn Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

varice wrote:
An interesting contest!

But, some people feel that trying to emulate other synths with the G2 is a complete waste of time. I am not one of them. At the very least, you can probably learn something new about the G2 - or even about the classic synth.


Absolutely! I always say, without ppl trying to emulate sounds using other technology we wouldn't have ended up with the classic electric organs, rhodes, wurlitzer, and synths themselves. You learn a massive amount from disecting the designs which have forged the sound of music today.

A lot of the supposedly "creative", experimental, progressive stuff around seems pretty one-tracked to me. (But then certain ppl are always eager to find new ways to be snobs.)
There are huge exceptions to this though and as always - IMHO finding an open-minded balance is the key.

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