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FREE K4: Hideaway Studio: Cinema Strings

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HideawayStudio
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195 posts since 23 Dec, 2009, from UK

Postby HideawayStudio; Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:06 am FREE K4: Hideaway Studio: Cinema Strings

In my ever continuing quest to explore the often forgotten field of classic analog and tube signal processing I got curious and wondered what it might sound like to tap an external signal into the triple free running parallel analog chorus stages in the ARP Omni.

Well, it's brimming with phasey character for sure!...

Very different from the usual Roland Chorus offering...

So I ended up feeding it with an FM string patch from an old Yamaha TX802 and sending the resulting signal through mild DIY tube overdrive and into tube EQ.

The result was a lush electronic ensemble with an almost Cinematic quality to it.

Here it is multisampled, looped and layered on octaves free for download:

UPDATED LINK - Now Hosted by BPB along with my other recent K4 freebies:
http://bedroomproducersblog.com/2012/03 ... ay-studio/

As with my other occasional free offerings, I'd rather they were only distributed on KVR unless I have personally granted permission to host them elsewhere.

All the best,

Dan Wilson
Hideaway Studio.
Last edited by HideawayStudio on Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:00 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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Aloysius
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10341 posts since 11 Aug, 2008, from Alto Icon

Postby Aloysius; Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:14 am

Thanks Dan. :tu:
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bpblog
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1541 posts since 22 Apr, 2009, from Belgrade

Postby bpblog; Sat Jun 23, 2012 7:31 am

thanks!
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kingtubby
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791 posts since 1 Mar, 2003, from Duston, NN5

Postby kingtubby; Sat Jun 23, 2012 7:32 am

Sounds really nice - thanks :)
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sorohanro
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1233 posts since 29 Dec, 2008, from Lithuania

Postby sorohanro; Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:58 am

Thanks for the freebie. Really awesome.
eDrummist
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1184 posts since 4 Dec, 2002, from Earth

Postby eDrummist; Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:53 pm

Thanks much for your generosity!
HideawayStudio
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195 posts since 23 Dec, 2009, from UK

Postby HideawayStudio; Sun Jun 24, 2012 4:02 am

Thanks for your kind words - it was a fruitful experiment.

The triple parallel analog chorus stages in the Solina and the ARP Omni, like most string synths of the era, form a vital part of their sound.

Essentially they transform a basic single static sawtooth waveform per note into three which slide, mix and phase against each other as the chorus LFOs are not phase locked.

A very similar but more complex approach was implemented in the Eminent 310U, often considered to be the grandfather of all string synths but it utilised two mixed free running LFOs per chorus stage to produce a more organic feeling of movement. The technology was later simplified and became the Solina.

Without this signal processing in place there would literally have to be three times more circuitry to produce the same effect to implement 3 waveform generators per key ie. 3 full divide down chains each with their own free-running master oscillators.

This is in fact what was implemented in the very first string synth architecture.

With this in mind it's been fascinating to hear what becomes of external signals passed through this analog process.

Here is a very quick improvised demo of Cinema Strings in action:

http://www.sendspace.com/file/1oxi9f
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Aloysius
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10341 posts since 11 Aug, 2008, from Alto Icon

Postby Aloysius; Sun Jun 24, 2012 4:18 am

HideawayStudio wrote:
Here is a very quick improvised demo of Cinema Strings in action:

http://www.sendspace.com/file/1oxi9f


Gawjus. Epic. Lovely. :)
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darsho
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1517 posts since 14 Sep, 2007, from www.koeln.de/en/

Postby darsho; Sun Jun 24, 2012 4:33 am

thank you :)
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luafc11
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113 posts since 31 Dec, 2008

Postby luafc11; Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:06 am

Thanks!
Morph243
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91 posts since 22 Feb, 2012

Postby Morph243; Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:39 am

Thanks! ;)
shadoe42
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640 posts since 18 May, 2007

Postby shadoe42; Sun Jun 24, 2012 11:34 am

gorgeous. THis will be quite useful. Thanks
deastman
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3994 posts since 6 Aug, 2003, from San Francisco Bay Area

Postby deastman; Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:06 pm

Thanks!
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rutmusic
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37 posts since 2 Sep, 2004, from Tha Vee Double L

Postby rutmusic; Sun Jun 24, 2012 8:10 pm

Thank You!
HideawayStudio
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195 posts since 23 Dec, 2009, from UK

Postby HideawayStudio; Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:43 pm

Again, many thanks to those who have taken the time to leave some kind words...

Much Appreciated,

Dan.
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