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What's more fun than a barrel of vocoders?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2004 6:08 pm    Post subject: What's more fun than a barrel of vocoders? Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Roland's variOS

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2004 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Robert, I added a picture. Always have my editor's hat on you know...
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2004 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Thanks mosc. I would have attached a sample of my use of it as well but I aint got no stinking permission Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2004 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I see I got a permission! Thanks!

Here is a composition running < 49 seconds done partly as a "What can ya do with this thing?" experiment. The song is intended to be the last in a set of songs, the first of which uses the same text as in this one but given a very different treatment.

The text by Edward Lear:

"I knew a man who had a plan to dye his whiskers green but always use so large a fan they never could be seen."

I should say that I consider these songs to be compositional lighter works even if when the subject matter becomes rather dark.

Anyway here's a sample of one kind of thing ya can do with a Roland variOS.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2004 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

YES YES YES

I love this one!

Very Happy

banana banana banana
dancing dancing dancing

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2004 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

bachus wrote:
"I knew a man who had a plan to dye his whiskers green but always use so large a fan they never could be seen."

very very nice thumb up welcome

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Awww shukins...thanks. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2004 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

What is this varios thing .. I am not sure I am getting it
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2004 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

elektro80 wrote:
What is this varios thing .. I am not sure I am getting it


It takes audio file data input and creates a digital abstraction of the data that separates out time, pitch, and timbre. To create the vocal for the Lear piece I sang (and I flat out can't sing) a different version of the song. Then did a number on it with autoTune* then loaded it into the variOS which allowed me to play the song on the keyboard using "new" notes while preserving some (analog) of the timber and expression of the original.

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*pre-processing with autoTune is optional depending on your intended use and intonation.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2004 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Shocked WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2004 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

elektro80 wrote:
Shocked WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Well, I did say it creates an "analog" of the original time/pitch/timbre data. Faithfulness to original timbre is not its strong suit. But it is a lot of fun and a great toy. Though a rather specialized one. And as to wether or not it earns its keep in the studio...that's open to debate.

It is used with computer software interface that includes facilities to use the variOS as a dedicated groove/loop composition tool.

It also comes with some fairly crude virtual synths.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2004 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Very beautiful. I've heard this before, but it's a great sound. Too bad it is so short. I'm ready for an opera, Robert.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2004 12:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Salud!

Elektro80, if you like the Variphrase concept of the VariOS, check Roland V-Synth. It's a monster, despite its shortcomings.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2004 6:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

That was really pretty. Cool device.

If you are from NW North Carolina, then you must live very close to me in NE Tenn. Are you in the Asheville area?

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