09-30-2012 11:27 AM
10-01-2012 09:40 AM
Knas mostly works with analog circuits due to the vast possibilities of unpredictable and chaotic behavior that can be extracted through deliberate misdesign.
...warms my heart, I'd like to hear if it could also fill my longing for more tender sounds, and what can I do to sweet sounds with it. What does the name mean? Is it polyphonic? Or is it so affordable, that I don't have to be married to just one synth? Or is it so good, that I can keep all my wives happy with it?
THIS is not your typical synthesizer.
06-05-2013 04:03 PM
I've had mine for a few weeks now, and I must say that I am pathologically fond of it.
If you read about the philosophy of its design on his site, you'll see that he really wasn't attempting to make an analog synth that makes the standard sounds. I would caution any synth lovers to avoid this instrument if they want to use it primarily in standard roles.
However, for more experimental music, noise, and general cacophony, this thing excels.
The following demo might contradict that previous statement, but there are very few demos that I've heard of it that really tax it....
06-07-2013 01:46 PM
Casio Man wrote:
This needs attention:
Seems to be crazy analog.
Sounds Superb in the demo's
06-07-2013 02:53 PM
Ekdahl stuff seems to be pretty cool, but predictably it seems this was a limited production instrument and the creator has soured on doing more or something. i was initially pretty revved about it, but as with most of the smaller builders who's equipment i would like to try they don't want to sell to me.
what are your impressions of the ribbon control, Drool? i like the idea of a duophonic ribbon..
06-08-2013 08:24 AM
Actually, he stated recently (gearslutz? can't remember) that he will indeed be building more of these.
As far as the ribbon controller - I absolutely love it. Of course, as you know, I don't try to play tonal music, so I haven't attempted to play melodies on the damn thing.
But it is very sensitive, and in addition to controlling parameters on the polygamist, you can send out midi and cv. I haven't used to many ribbon controllers in my life - the one I remember most vividely is some Doepfer thing that I had years ago, which was very stuff, and not very fun to play. This is fun to play.
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