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It's a Moog modular Synthesizer IIIc From Matt Morton - Apollo 11 Matt wrote, orchestrated, performed, recorded, and mixed all of the original music for the film, as well as the teaser trailer and the theatrical trailer. Every instrument and effect used in the score existed at the time of the mission in 1969 including the Moog modular ...


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Firstly, a single oscillator will tend to produce rather a subjectively 'thin' and static sound. This isn't always the case (as later stages, such as the filter, or a separate chorus stage, can add warmth and movement), and it isn't always a bad thing - but of course if you want to have a one-oscillator sound on a synth that has more oscillators, you can ...


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The 2.5A and 250V on the cable is just the highest current (Ampere) and voltage (Volts) that it's safe to use at. Provided that your mains supply is in the range 100V to 240V then that's no problem. If you're not sure about the voltage in your country take a look at the Mains electricity by country article on Wikipedia.


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I think that the shortest and most precise answer to your question is: to produce timbres that are not possible with a single oscillator, including an entire form of synthesis (FM) that requires at least a second oscillator to modulate the first one. In a slightly longer answer I would describe the West Coast and East Coast approximations to synthesis, as ...


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If it is in your price range (about 130 euros for the cheapest "stage" version) consider Pianoteq. All the versions have the same basic sounds, the difference is the amount of customization you can do (and at the top end, that means about 30 parameters you can change separately for each of the 88 notes!). You can select two "piano packs" with the cheapest ...


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I think most people learn by mucking around with synths and seeing what sounds come out; as you do this, you learn to associate certain synth architectures (and certain parameter settings) with certain sounds, and get to the point where you can make the association in reverse. (You also learn which synth architetures are more suited to certain sounds). If ...


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No, it’s not. It might not even be possible to create one that only has undetectable differences. The truth is, each different oscillator design and even each different software synth algorithm or sample is slightly off from a sawtooth in different ways, which is why you can hear the difference between a Moog sawtooth and a Sequential Circuits sawtooth, for ...


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I've sometimes used Addictive Keys Studio Grand. It has a jangly 'pub piano' preset you might like. Also an 'aged strings' one, and others, with the mikes in a variety of arrangements. The presets are radically different from each other. There are about 35 of them and they're very easy and enjoyable to edit. They also do a 'Modern Upright' which might suit ...


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There are two types of synthesizer that you'd look to if you wanted to recreate a realistic orchestral performance - sample-based synthesizers, and physical modelling synthesizers. Sample-based synthesizers (and sample libraries) actually 'cheat', in that they actually contain recordings of real players playing the different instruments - with a high ...


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It's not possible to generate a perfect acoustic sawtooth, partly for the reasons that you stated (that a conventional transducer would have to move with infinite speed), but also because once a pressure change is sufficiently abrupt, it starts behaving differently to normal sound waves - see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shock_wave. So it wouldn't even be ...


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To plug what to what?? If your cable fits the power supply for the keyboard, then that's fine. If you're considering plugging it straight into the Waldorf directly, it will go BOOOM big time. [I'm assuming it's the first - the second really shouldn't be physically possible. If it was, someone would have set their house on fire by now]


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There is software that will analyze an audio file and calculate how to re-synthesize it, but it is geared mostly towards additive synthesis and frequency modulation synthesis. In the case of additive synthesis this is logical, because if you know the level of each harmonic of a sound, you can recreate it exactly with additive synthesis. The drawback is of ...


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If you want to be able to play a melody while using Shepard Tones, the easiest way is probably to use a simple synth sound with a lot of harmonics, like an unfiltered sawtooth wave, and run it through a band-pass filter bank with constantly shifting frequencies. Here's an instrument that uses a variable number of band-pass filters tuned an octave apart. ...


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If you work with music software on Linux, I suggest you look into Jack. It is a virtual patch panel that can route midi signals and audio from one music application to another. So you could patch the audio output of ZynAddSubFX into a DAW like Ardour or Qtractor. Many Linux music programs support Jack. QjackCtl is a graphical user interface to Jack that ...


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I'm assuming that you are currently using a USB cable to connect the keyboard to the computer. When you hook it up this way, you are using the keyboard as a "controller" - that is, you are sending MIDI information from your keyboard to control the digital instruments in GarageBand. Your Juno DS-88 can also send audio over that USB cable (not all keyboards ...


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Computerized reproduction of orchestral music gets better all the time, and whether it's good enough for some purpose depends on the purpose. I would say that the percentage of needs where a software-based automatic interpretation is "good enough", increases all the time, at the same time as the general public (i.e. audience) gets more and more used to all ...


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A simple cable with just wires and no electronics inside, as the one your photo shows, will simply forward any voltage. It won't change it. The label on the cable specifies the maximum voltage it was made for. You can use it for any lower voltage as well. The ~ says that the voltage is alternating, in contrast to = where the voltage is constant (aka. ...


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Leaking air out of the sides of the embouchure is a really bad habit to get into if you also play real wind instruments. It can be audibly distracting and it's also totally unnecessary. Oboe players have exactly the same problem that not enough air goes through the instrument. They cope by exhaling at the end of a phrase to empty the lungs before inhaling, ...


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No. The 250v is AC, and the keyboard is DC, and only 12volts. Completely incompatible.Playstation plug is a 'figure of eight' or 'Grundig' plug, used exclusively for mains powered items. It also gets used to power the black boxes (psu) which do transform 250vac into the 12vdc that your keyboard requires. But do not connect up direct. I can't think how you ...


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My answer is no. At least for now. Let's compare with a professional symphony orchestra. All players have played their instruments full time at least 5 years, often up to 45 years. The requirements are brutal, you could compare with the top teams in NHL ice hockey or perhaps Harlem Globetrotters.Before these at least five years, most players started in "...


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If you press shift and one of the track numbers it allows you to toggle hearing the track. This lets you solo and do other cool things. In your case just press shift + 1 then shift + 2.


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this is an 88-key online piano that you can connect to via MIDI. Nothing to download or install. The piano sound resembles that of a grand. https://pianu.com A fast easy solution if you want to turn your MIDI keyboard into a grand piano!


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Piano accompaniment is a wide and deep subject, but I tried to cut corners and make it look like it’s doable in the following eight steps. I made a two-minute video that demonstrates these steps using the beginning of “Amazing Grace” as an example. Starting point: you’re able to play songs so that you play basic root position chords with your left hand and ...


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One can come close with a beam chopper. Take a beam of light (or rubidium atoms as we used to do in the lab) and pass it through fast-spinning fan. The fan blades chop really quickly approximating a square wave. As pointed out Phong, I gave a method for generating a square wave rather than a sawtooth wave. However, one can run the output of the square wave ...


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It sounds like you may have recorded in Song mode, as opposed to Pattern mode. To find your Song recorded notes: Go into the Sequencer module, change to Song mode at the bottom, then tap the button at the top left of the screen that looks like a grid. This puts you into the piano roll for Song, and the button changes to keyboard icon. Tap the text box ...


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One problem with really giving a 'correct' answer to your question is that the techniques you mention aren't necessarily distinct. You could have a subtractive synthesizer that uses wavetable oscillators; An additive synth might also use wavetables for efficicency; an FM synth with many operators can in theory do everything an Additive synth can do, and so ...


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I recommend studying synthesis with a modular environment where you can really tweak and listen to the plain individual components, freely connect them, and see and feel how they interact. Avoid all kinds of pre-made synths, and particularly avoid using presets of any kind. If you're interested in really learning synthesis, you want to connect all the ...


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Before spending money, check out SFZ libraries. I know for sure that there are many decent free or <20$ grand pianos in SFZ, so maybe some uprights too. SFZ player VST is free. And I think I saw SFZ-to-Korg converter the other day, so maybe you can load them into your gadget. Pianoteq Player has too loud hammer sound for live playing, and you can't tune ...


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The Waldorf Blofeld requires a "tip positive" DC barrel connector supplying 12 Volt at least at 500 mA. The mains should only connect connect to a step down transformer and rectifier to convert it from 250 Volts AC to 12 Volts DC. Only use the mains PlayStation cable to the mains transformer.


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You're not going to get the full range of any stereo signals in the final mix. That is, even if you plug L and R out into two inputs on the bar p.a., it's only going to produce mono, with exactly the same sounds coming from each of the p.a. speakers. Which is a shame. A lot of the sounds I use on keys are much more effective when listened to in stereo. ...


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