Modular synthesizers (including those made 40 years ago) can duplicate the tutorial with the use of clock divided LFOs. If you're lucky enough to have the appropriate setup, the effect is truly stunning.
The ESQ-1 has an underpowered CPU driving the LFOs, which means that the timing can slow down if more than 4 notes are played. Newer synths like the Andromeda won't have this problem.
As with the first tutorial, you'll sometimes need to double route parameters to have the effect strong enough. This is particularly true of volume routing.
Florian Anwander Said...
Great visualizations! Thats how teaching synth technology has to be done today. Best regards Florian Anwander (who had to do it with an example CD back in the 90ies)
24-Dec-07 03:42 AM
Alfonso Alba Said...
Amazing tutorial and great presentation. My cousin borrowed my ESQ-1.... maybe it's time to get it back.
I hope you guys do an episode on modular synths.
24-Dec-07 10:49 AM
Been trying to learn the synthesis basics for a while now, and i must say that your tutorials are much easier to follow and understand than all of those books that i've read through. So from the bottom of my heart, thank you for not being too technical. Can't find a better teacher in this genre, atleast in my book. Keep up your most excellent work and i'll keep my fingers crossed that the series will be released on DVD in the future.
Ps. If it ain't too much of a problem or even possible i'd like to request a tutorial on how to reach/create that famous Commodore 64/128 SID-chip sound on a Korg Radias or the likes. DS.
24-Dec-07 12:20 PM
sean ocean Said...
hey have you tried sampling sysex data from the analog tape outs of the esq-1? it seems that this would be an easy way to store sysex data without actually having to use a tape recorder. plus you could save it on a hard drive if you had a laptop or a sampler with usb. i haven't tried this because i'm a newbie at my sampler and esq-1 and don't have enough ram.. but theoretically you could sequence a ton of things on the esq-1 by just hitting pads??
i really enjoyed this tutorial and if you had a dvd on the ESQ-1 or any synth i'd buy it. and btw the esq-1 is highly underrated. i love the digital analog hybrid sound, and this is it. `;)
27-Dec-07 08:59 PM
This presenter is a genius! Brillent.. I got 3 ESQ-1s.. I I didn;t know how to do this until now. Funny thing is that the esq-1 has a 8 strack sequencer built into it! Great analog filters. Here goes for some SID maddmess
30-Dec-07 06:08 PM
THANK YOU AGAIN (THIS GUY SHOULD NEVER LEAVE FROM SONIC STATE)
31-Dec-07 05:49 AM
Inside Synthesis Said...
To Sean Ocean:
You can use a digital recorder to store any tape output signal - that goes for a Juno 60, or a Jupiter, or an ESQ-1. Much easier and less prone to data corruption.
But personally, I prefer using SysEx via MIDI whenever its available.
There's a certain sound that I like when doing keytriggered sequences with the ESQ-1, but the main point of the tutorial is to look at LFOs in a different way.
31-Dec-07 10:13 AM
Robbie Ryan Said...
Absolutely smoking! Keep up this great series. I've gone from having gear envy to tweak envy! You really know your synthsh*t!
02-Jan-08 06:54 PM
this is a test
03-Jan-08 05:45 PM
these in depth tutorials are really great. i love the digging to use one piece of gear in totally weird ways.
04-Jan-08 02:24 PM
this is so RAD!!!!!!!!!
06-Jan-08 07:13 PM
I'm 18 and very excited about getting into synthesis. I chose the ESQ-1 as my first synth because it was cheap and I wanted the analogue 80s sound for Skinny Puppy-like industrial.
The one thing I miss on the ESQ ia an arpeggiator - thanks for showing me how to do it with LFOs though!!
PLEASE possibly do another video on the ESQ-1? Anything??
15-Jan-08 07:33 PM
Very creative! And those drums were awesome!
30-Jan-08 10:10 AM
=( I wish I could find someone to fix my ESQ-1's power supply
Thanks for showing me neat stuff on both the synths I happen to own: ESQ-1 and MS2000R
I've been watching the videos like 32 times in a row trying to grasp all the theory, thanks a lot!!
16-Feb-08 01:40 PM
Enjoying this useful series! I strongly urge you to do another ESQ feature. For many of us, pushing a unit to its limits is more musically useful than the latest "me-too" plug-in sound.
22-Feb-08 02:05 PM
Applying what is presented in these tutorials has got me off the ground with synths. Before it was just randomly moving buttons to see what happens. Now at least i am beginning to see what the machine actually does. Thanks William.
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25-Sep-08 07:48 PM
Very nice and intuitive tutorial. Real thanks for sharing that.
11-Nov-08 01:19 PM
still lost on this anyone with help ?!?
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