rlared wrote: ↑
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:50 am
#1: The tuning definitely drifts, especially when you first turn it on. But I haven't had any tuning problems that auto-tune couldn't resolve.
#2: No reliability problems. It's built really well and everything seems really high-quality.
#3: Monophonic and paraphonic modes share the same filter envelope Env 1 by default. But keep in mind Envelope 3 can be routed to control pretty much whatever you want. So for example you can use Env 3 to control the ladder filter cutoff. In this case if you set the ladder filter "Env Amt" to zero then only Env 3 would control it, otherwise Env 1 and Env 3 would control it. Also, duo split mode routes Oscillator 3 through the ladder filter and uses Env 3 as the filter and amp envelope. So yes there are multiple different ways to have parallel routes.
I didn't understand your last question. But hope this helps!
Thank you, it did help a lot.
#1. Aware of analog oscillators, part of the charm like an living organism, kind of.
#3. VCO 3 can have the keybrd tracking on, and do pitch like you play, I suppose.
From manual on split mode, not sure if the same otherwise.
"Signals routed to VCF 2 (the Ladder filter); are controlled by ENV 3 which then
controls both the Ladder filter and a hidden VCA."
But the left over VCA which follow the ENV3, same as filter - is not independent like upper section.
There is series/parallell in upper section that can have the VCO3 routed to one?
Seems oscillators VCO1 and 2 are mixed first.
Since everything is voltages routed around, I guess it is a delicate thing to allow everything to everything. Tiny leakage and VCO's are out of tune etc.
Just trying to figure out limitations - not that I absolutely need.
It seems to be standard that oscillators are mixed first, to create more complex waveforms but that is often fixed anyway with VA synths doing shaping in various ways - so not sure why VA stick to this. Apart from KingKorg that has two parts - and you can run two routes like I wrote osc->filter(env)->amp(env).
But seems really cool options in MatrixBrute for VCO's that goes a long way. It's always putting this kind of money into something it's not only what you want - but is there a demand if wanting to exchange later etc. And on true analog gear can break like digital chips seldom do, I think. There is a used one in a shop here - and 25% off new price - so torn with limited warranty and stuff.
About the same money for JD XA, 30% of for System-8 and 45% off for Nordlead A1 - which are my main contestants. And think second hand value stick better with these being higher in demand.
I got a Arturia Analog lab 5-6 years ago, when one of the main brains and developers in the company left. Maintenance was gone, and bugs were not fixed. So I got rid of it.
And tutorials also serve as promotion for a product, and Arturia did obviously not listen through their own tuts as been sailing on YT for a while now.
Putting this kind of money into unit makes you think many times over before purchase.
What impresses is the true love for synth technology that shines through in MatrixBrute. Really bold move - so that is on the upside. With this electronic patch bay is also really good thinking - having really smooth operation and ability with presets and stuff - which physical cables does not allow.
Checked out a couple of Keith Emerson concerts on DVD recently - and my god that myriad of cables - and he does not do that many things in a concert with that unit anyway - I guess for practical reasons, not having presets. But the big love is Hammond and what he does with that - remarkable.
Everything is inspiration - listening to these fine musicians and exploring new gear and territory as well.