Learn how your comment data is processed. But putting it all together in a package that a guitar player might want to buy: Below, a period advert… …and click here to view the same-period ARP full-line catalog available for download at PS dot com. Your email address will not be published. Click here for previous Polyfusion coverage at PS dot com. If anyone is still using any of these things on-stage or in productions, drop a line and let us know… The Slave Driver, also from Systems The Ampeg Patch
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Live Radio Interview Friday 5. Equipped with a hex pickup, the Spectre contained a priority circuit that chose a string to track, fed it into the pitch converter and an envelope followerand used this to control the bullt-in SEM. But putting it all syztems in a package that a guitar player might want to buy: There was also a large six- voice polyphonic slavedruver, with a pitch converter, envelope follower, and SEM for each string.
These products were not particularly successful. Click here for previous Polyfusion coverage at PS dot com.
A manufacturer of synth equipment in the late s and early ’80s. The company branched out into effects and small MIDI sound modules in the mids, before exiting the music industry around The company’s founder, Californian Bob Easton, was an acquaintance of Tom Oberheim and the two slavedirver on some pitch converter designs circa Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.
Sign In Don’t have an account? A great number of small manufacturers sprung up to offer these devices, and a few of the big names got involved as well. The Slave Driver, also from Systems. What is required for a guitar synth? This basically combined the Slavedriver and the guts of a SEM into a single box.
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If anyone is still using any of these things on-stage or in sysgems, drop a line and let us know…. Today as PS dot com: The next product was the Spectre guitar synthesizer. Below, a period advert… …and click here to view the same-period ARP full-line catalog available for download at PS dot com. The mighty ARP Avatar.
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In addition, there is something inherently retrograde with performing on the electric guitar regardless; it is very much a signifier of the s and s; so why muddy the waters of yr joyous celebration of the past with so much technology?
Well, at minimum, independent pitch-to-CV and envelope-to-gate tracking and conversion for each of the six strings, and then some sort of synthesis engine x6 to create the actual sound that you hear.
Guitar synths never really caught on, probably due to the cost initially, but even as prices came down it really seems like the vast majority of players were just happier with a bunch of effects pedals. Learn how your comment data is processed.
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The Polyfusion FFI frequency follower. The state of the art in frequency and pitch tracking in was not really up to the task, as some other manufacturers, notably ARPfound out. Retrieved from ” http: Your email address will not be published. Below, a period advert…. If anyone is still using any of these things on-stage or in productions, drop a line and systens us know… The Slave Driver, also from Systems The Ampeg Patch