What are the differences between the Synclavier and the DX7?

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1945 posts since 8 Dec, 2008 from Global Cowboy

Post Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:34 pm

Teksonik wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:32 am
The difference was about $180,000 :hihi:

That's what I was going to say....

Synclaviers were rarefied ground and way above even the expensive toys like the Fairlights and Kurzweils...

Not the easiest business model to sustain :wink:
Sorry - I don't use auto-tune....

41 posts since 6 Dec, 2020

Post Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:52 pm

ghostwhistler wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:23 am
However I cannot work out the EG dials. THe graphic is too small to see what they are doing.
In the latest version of Dexed, you can increase the UI size (thank god, I agree the default is basically unusable unless you've memorized it).

Click "PARM" (lower-leftish, underneath the Dexed logo) and then change UI scaling to 150%.
ghostwhistler wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:23 am
I assume they are ADSR controls but they aren't producing results intuitively. Is there anywhere that has a labelled diagram of this interface? THanks
Welcome to the wonderful world of DX7, which itself didn't produce results intuitively :D

Unlike virtually every other ADSR, turning the dials up makes the corresponding stage shorter. You can think of it as "speed" if it helps - so, for instance, on a Moog or Serum or whatever, a maxed attack means "longest attack", but on Dexed or a DX7, a maxed attack means "it goes as fast as it can to this point".

A guy on Youtube named "Synthesizer Keith" made what I consider to be a pretty good introduction video. It's long, and a bit like school, but I like that he plots his plan out on a whiteboard so you can kind of pick up on the thought process - I think watching this leaves someone a bit more knowledgeable about what's actually happening than a flashy 5 minute jumpcut wacky high-def PROGRAM EPIC DX7 LIKE A BOSS sort of stuff does.


18 posts since 4 May, 2016

Post Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:48 pm

briefcasemanx wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:13 pm
gentleclockdivider wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:03 pm
Dexed is less of a cpu hog. , simple install, no bells and whistles and it’s free ..
Oh. And it sounds great ... win/ win situation
I already own the Arturia and I'm pretty well covered with cpu throughput, I just want to know if Dexed is actually better in sound quality.
Dexed is probably more faithful to the hw it's emulating. But I never owned the original thing, so I wouldn't really know. I have it installed on my system and play with it once in awhile mostly b/c it's free.
There are number of youtube videos making comparisons, so give a listen yourself.

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