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  • Which hardware synths have wave seq'ing feature

    Hi, found WS is very interesting & fun. May I know which hardware synths has such features. I know that Korg at least has one called "wave station" ?! How about any other contemporary synths? BTW, Nord got one?

    Thanks for reading.

    Cowby
    Regards!

  • #2
    Yamaha DX7 can wave sequence.

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    • #3
      Moe---It puts the SINES in the basket, or else it gets the hose again.http://www.hotrodmotm.com

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      • #4
        I think Ensoniq VFX and TS series can do some wave sequencing.

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        • #5
          I think Ensoniq VFX and TS series can do some wave sequencing.


          The VFX can only do wavetable synthesis, not wavesequencing like the Wavestation/Oasys/Kronos.
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          • #6
            All these time I thought the transwave was just another name of the same technology Learn something new/old! On software platform you got Steinberg XPhraze.

            DX7 sure is powerfull

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            • #7
              DSI Polyevolver can, step guide here on it, http://www.carbon111.com/evolver_fws.html
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              • #8
                Meh. People laughing, facepalming and dropping popcorn at the wave sequencing and cross fading DX7. It doesn't change the fact that it can do it. :-)

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                • #9
                  Meh. People laughing, facepalming and dropping popcorn at the wave sequencing and cross fading DX7. It doesn't change the fact that it can do it. :-)


                  The DX7 can do wave sequencing? That's quite surprising. Could you explain?
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                  • #10
                    I'd be fascinated to know how that works too.
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                    • #11
                      Waldof Wave, Blofeld, Q, and microQ, Access Virus, and Novation Ultranova are all hardware synthesizers that have wave table sequencing. Blofeld desktop is probably your best value for number of features.
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                      • #12
                        Okay, let's reason this through, and see what we've got.

                        The DX-7 does indeed possess waves (well, sine wave operators).

                        It also has MIDI IN.

                        Bear with me here.

                        So technically, if you were to trigger notes from the DX-7 via an external MIDI sequencer, you would in effect be "sequencing" the "waves."

                        Okay, I'll shut up now.

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                        • #13
                          Okay, let's reason this through, and see what we've got.

                          The DX-7 does indeed possess waves (well, sine wave operators).

                          It also has MIDI IN.

                          Bear with me here.

                          So technically, if you were to trigger notes from the DX-7 via an external MIDI sequencer, you would in effect be "sequencing" the "waves."

                          Okay, I'll shut up now.



                          Sine waves and MIDI IN

                          Alright, for those who didn't know, please bear with me.

                          :bear:

                          The DX7 envelope generator behaves in a peculiar way that can be exploited as a wave sequencer. If you set the first stage of the envelope below certain (low) level, the evelope rate parameter will act as a simple delay not as a slope shaper. In other words, when you hit the key, the envelope will kick in after some time set by the rate parameter, instead of rising gradually.

                          Now create up to 3 different waves, from simple waveforms to complex timbres and shape them with the remaining 3 stages of the EG that can serve as Attack, Decay or Sustain (not both) and Release for each operator. Position them on the global patch envelope that you create by summing the individual envelopes of each wave.

                          [edit] ^^^You are actually left with 4 envelope stages out of 5 and you get full ADSR on the sequenced waves. I confused stages with nodes, sorry.

                          Creating all the classic waveforms using two operators belongs to basic FM tutorials readily available on the web, no point of me wasting my time to explain it here. But, yes, you can wave sequence plain sines too

                          The limit of 3 different waves stems from the arrangement of operators in the algorithms. You don't have more than 3 independent stacks of operators in the DX7.

                          It's a lucky coincidence that I've posted audio examples of the DX7 wave sequencing in this thread on another forum:

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                          • #14
                            I think some people are confused a bit by the terms.

                            Wave sequencing refers to sample chaining/crossfading as made famous by some Korg products. Wavetable synthesis is quite different using a modulatable pointer to move through a table of single cycle waves in realtime.
                            Occasionally you can get similar results from both types of synthesis but usually the results are quite different.
                            Best Regards, James
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                            • #15
                              In case it wasn't obvious, my response was tongue in cheek. Just being silly.
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