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Re: One Synth Challenge V - The Filter Strikes Back!

Postby Folderol » Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:43 pm

But then...
What's the difference between aggressively multi-track recording a mono synth, and just mildly multi-tracking a poly synth :angel:
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Re: One Synth Challenge V - The Filter Strikes Back!

Postby Eddy Deegan » Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:46 pm

Folderol wrote:But then...
What's the difference between aggressively multi-track recording a mono synth, and just mildly multi-tracking a poly synth :angel:

Note-priorities, legato, 36 hours and 360 swear words :lol:
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Re: One Synth Challenge V - The Filter Strikes Back!

Postby Dave B » Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:54 pm

I have actually used monosynths on a couple of challenges and built up chords that way. But it can be tedious. As a general rule, I'm in favour of keeping the rules relaxed and letting people do their own thing : we've had all sorts of interesting synths from dirt cheap monos to obscenely priced polys and they have all been used in interesting ways. And I think that that is a good thing.
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Re: One Synth Challenge V - The Filter Strikes Back!

Postby RichardT » Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:55 pm

Eddy Deegan wrote:
Folderol wrote:But then...
What's the difference between aggressively multi-track recording a mono synth, and just mildly multi-tracking a poly synth :angel:

Note-priorities, legato, 36 hours and 360 swear words :lol:

Yes, a lot of extra effort! Actually though, I would create the pad sounds using a poly synth and then explode the chords into separate tracks of monosynth. I’m not sure that doing this would add anything to the creative process!
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Re: One Synth Challenge V - The Filter Strikes Back!

Postby Folderol » Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:53 pm

Eddy Deegan wrote:
Folderol wrote:But then...
What's the difference between aggressively multi-track recording a mono synth, and just mildly multi-tracking a poly synth :angel:

Note-priorities, legato, 36 hours and 360 swear words :lol:
Yes, yes, but apart from that... :lol:
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Re: One Synth Challenge V - The Filter Strikes Back!

Postby Johnsy » Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:57 pm

Maybe you wouldn't build up pads. Maybe you'd think more 'contrapuntally', or more texturally, or whatever; working with the monophonic nature of the beast rather than against it. Maybe you'd do something completely different.
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Re: One Synth Challenge V - The Filter Strikes Back!

Postby Martin Walker » Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:08 am

One relevant word - Arpeggiator!


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Re: One Synth Challenge V - The Filter Strikes Back!

Postby RichardT » Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:29 am

Johnsy wrote:Maybe you wouldn't build up pads. Maybe you'd think more 'contrapuntally', or more texturally, or whatever; working with the monophonic nature of the beast rather than against it. Maybe you'd do something completely different.

That’s very true!
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Re: One Synth Challenge V - The Filter Strikes Back!

Postby Folderol » Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:22 pm

Gone quiet again here :(
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Re: One Synth Challenge V - The Filter Strikes Back!

Postby blinddrew » Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:48 pm

Just because you've built more wall than the Donald doesn't mean the rest of us don't have jobs to do! ;)
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Re: One Synth Challenge V - The Filter Strikes Back!

Postby BJG145 » Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:13 pm

blinddrew wrote:Just because you've built more wall than the Donald doesn't mean the rest of us don't have jobs to do!

That's why I need this. To distract myself from the thickos I'm supposed to be helping all day.
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Re: One Synth Challenge V - The Filter Strikes Back!

Postby ManFromGlass » Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:16 am

You work in politics?
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Re: One Synth Challenge V - The Filter Strikes Back!

Postby N i g e l » Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:34 am

This is xmas credit card week, once we get through this the skies the limit [for low budget activi£ie$]
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