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In-depth Feature:  Future Retro 777
Albert Potts writes: .

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Amplifier
The amplifier section starts with a couple very important controls, the Accent Decay and Envelope Decay knobs. As expected, they control the decay characteristics of the accented and unaccented notes, respectively. I'm going to quote this directly from the manual:
"The total decay time for the amplifier's envelope is the sum of the accent decay and the envelope decay for the non-accented notes. In other words, as you increase the accent's decay time, the envelope's decay time also increases”. I've found these to be two of the most important controls on this unit.

To the right of the Env Decay knob is the Shape switch, which gives the user a choice between Gate and Envelope. The gate setting turn the amplifier on or off based on the notes in the sequencer or an external signal appearing at the Gate Input.

Next up is a two-position Bass Boost switch, normal or boosted. To the right of this is the Overdrive Type switch, with a choice between Normal and Phase distortion. Phase gives a somewhat subtle phasey type effect. This switch works in conjunction with the Overdrive knob to its right. The Overdrive knob controls the amount of distortion effect chosen with the OD Type switch.

The Accent knob allows the user to adjust how loud accented notes will play in relation to those not accented in the sequencer. And finally, the volume knob controls the overall volume level output by the FR-777.

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       2 Comments...  
    Vidar Johansen    Said...

    OK. AWESOME! Kind of limited in one way, but if you learn to use it right it´s one of the most exciting monosynths you can come across. There are wild smoothness in the filter/modulation section and it has a few functions which I have never seen in any other analogue synth, maybe best comparable to mks-80/jupiter´s X-MOD. Its solid stuff, and you get even more surprised when you discover the "hidden" soundshaping possibilities it has. I can tell ya, I had a bass-loop going and suddenly i found the spots and got THAT INSANELY FAT groove and by twisting the cutoff knob up and down in sync with the loop, the coolest bassdrum (accent) came out of it. Lovely!

    16-Feb-08 10:28 PM


    ali    Said...

    i need lvl up 50

    03-Aug-08 02:04 PM


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