Arturia SQ 80 V

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KVRAF
10541 posts since 16 Mar, 2003 from Porto - Portugal

Post Sat Oct 02, 2021 6:08 am

ghostwhistler wrote:
Sat Oct 02, 2021 1:26 am
fmr wrote:
Sat Oct 02, 2021 12:55 am
ghostwhistler wrote:
Sat Oct 02, 2021 12:03 am
How close could this synth get to recreating the Synclavier gong sound (specifically the version used on Kiew Mission by Tangerine Dream)?
It should be able to recreate it up to a point of you being unable to identify which is which. But if the TD sound resides on a sample, or a resynthesized sample, then you will have a hard time doing it unless you have access to that sample.
AFAIK TD used the synclavier. It wasn't a sample of that sound they used.
The Synclavier was also a sampler (among other things) :wink: And it could be a sound based on a sample resynthesis (something the Syncvavier was also capable of). Since I don't which sound you are talking about, I cannot say anything else. Maybe there is a source somewhere where they talked about that.
Fernando (FMR)

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KVRAF
10541 posts since 16 Mar, 2003 from Porto - Portugal

Post Sat Oct 02, 2021 6:13 am

Mr Arkadin wrote:
Sat Oct 02, 2021 1:15 am
Some even use the ProgramData folder (which is hidden by default in Windows).
That's what Program Data is there for, isn't it? It isn't that hard to make Program Data visible (that's one of the first things I do).
Mr Arkadin wrote:
Sat Oct 02, 2021 1:15 am
We need a MIDI-style consortium of music manufacturers to get together and decide on one standard.
Good luck with that :lol: They aren't even able to come up with a common plug-in format, but they will agree with each other about the place where to put files... Of course :lol:
Fernando (FMR)

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KVRAF
2491 posts since 31 Jan, 2003 from Ghent, Belgium

Post Sat Oct 02, 2021 6:41 am

fmr wrote:
Sat Oct 02, 2021 6:13 am
That's what Program Data is there for, isn't it? It isn't that hard to make Program Data visible (that's one of the first things I do).
In the case of a single user system, Programdata would be the place for factory presets. Users/All Users for personal presets. AFAIK the latter location is rarely used by software, for that purpose.

When multiple users are using the same system, there's Users/*/Documents or Users/*/Appdata, for personal presets.

KVRian
651 posts since 13 May, 2017 from Virginia

Post Sat Oct 02, 2021 3:06 pm

Wow happy to say I was 100% wrong on this, very promising release.

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KVRer
17 posts since 24 Jul, 2018

Post Sun Oct 03, 2021 2:24 am

if the next update could simply fix how it duplicating each presets from a sound bank, I'd be more than happy... you can't even properly hear a sound bank unless you select the presets from the bottom going up... well, unless you manually click on each preset.. I rather use the up and down arrows on the keyboard though.

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KVRAF
2715 posts since 24 Oct, 2000 from A Swede Living in Budapest

Post Sat Oct 09, 2021 6:53 am

Here are a handful of sounds I've made for the SQ80V. The sounds are taken from the soundset A Frozen Moment in Time to be officially released next week, but here they are, a bit early.

What a fantastic synthesizer SQ80V is.
Easily one of my top 5 synths.

Download the sounds at: https://www.plughugger.com/freebies.html
No registration required.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qv61tXjgGfw
Plughugger Sound Design
ELEMENT 27 - MODAL COBALT8 sounds for OMNISPHERE
HARDWARE SAMPLER FANATIC - Akai S1100/S950/Z8 - Casio FZ20m - Emu Emax I - Ensoniq ASR10/EPS

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KVRAF
4275 posts since 12 Jan, 2018

Post Sat Oct 09, 2021 9:02 am

DrGonzo wrote:
Sat Oct 09, 2021 6:53 am
Here are a handful of sounds I've made for the SQ80V. The sounds are taken from the soundset A Frozen Moment in Time to be officially released next week, but here they are, a bit early.

What a fantastic synthesizer SQ80V is.
Easily one of my top 5 synths.

Download the sounds at: https://www.plughugger.com/freebies.html
No registration required.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qv61tXjgGfw
Beautiful work. Thank you for the free presets. :tu:

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KVRAF
32942 posts since 14 Sep, 2002 from In teh net

Post Wed Oct 13, 2021 9:19 am

DrGonzo wrote:
Sat Oct 09, 2021 6:53 am
Here are a handful of sounds I've made for the SQ80V. The sounds are taken from the soundset A Frozen Moment in Time to be officially released next week, but here they are, a bit early.

What a fantastic synthesizer SQ80V is.
Easily one of my top 5 synths.

Download the sounds at: https://www.plughugger.com/freebies.html
No registration required.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qv61tXjgGfw
Bought - great patches as usual

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KVRAF
2715 posts since 24 Oct, 2000 from A Swede Living in Budapest

Post Sun Oct 17, 2021 8:33 am

aMUSEd wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 9:19 am
DrGonzo wrote:
Sat Oct 09, 2021 6:53 am
Here are a handful of sounds I've made for the SQ80V. The sounds are taken from the soundset A Frozen Moment in Time to be officially released next week, but here they are, a bit early.

What a fantastic synthesizer SQ80V is.
Easily one of my top 5 synths.

Download the sounds at: https://www.plughugger.com/freebies.html
No registration required.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qv61tXjgGfw
Bought - great patches as usual
Thanks for saying - it always gives me such a great pleasure to hear the sounds are appreciated.

I really appreciate that Arturia went all out on the effects in the SQ80V, especially being able to process two taps separately is incredibly useful. Absolutely one of my new favourite synths.
Plughugger Sound Design
ELEMENT 27 - MODAL COBALT8 sounds for OMNISPHERE
HARDWARE SAMPLER FANATIC - Akai S1100/S950/Z8 - Casio FZ20m - Emu Emax I - Ensoniq ASR10/EPS

KVRAF
1836 posts since 11 Jan, 2009 from Portland, OR, USA

Post Sun Nov 07, 2021 3:37 pm

Has anyone been able to get the old 'Technosis' banks (ESQ-1 and SQ-80) successfully imported into SQ-80 V ?
I can't get them to work (and I've successfully imported many other sysex banks): every individual bank file, after import, shows up as a single preset.
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https://tvhwy.bandcamp.com/releases - classic IDM by TV HWY
www.dwifh.com - old-school industrial music by DEAD WHEN I FOUND HER

KVRian
566 posts since 23 Dec, 2011

Post Sun Nov 07, 2021 8:38 pm

mholloway wrote:
Sun Nov 07, 2021 3:37 pm
Has anyone been able to get the old 'Technosis' banks (ESQ-1 and SQ-80) successfully imported into SQ-80 V ?
I can't get them to work (and I've successfully imported many other sysex banks): every individual bank file, after import, shows up as a single preset.
Thanks for pointing these out (I am new to SQ-80) and didnt know of these. I found a download http://ericmorello.com/ensoniq-esq-1-patches/ on that site. The zip has a them in various formats. I imported from the lowest folder in the zip called "for SQ80" and have pulled in the first two banks of 40: Master Patch A SQ80.SYX and Master Patch B SQ80.SYX. All 80 patches came in with no errors. There are 5 more banks in that zip. I am not familiar with what all should be in the Technosis banks - but the patches in these zipped files are coming into SQ80 V.. without error (and sounds great).

Joe

KVRAF
1836 posts since 11 Jan, 2009 from Portland, OR, USA

Post Sun Nov 07, 2021 9:09 pm

jdoo wrote:
Sun Nov 07, 2021 8:38 pm


Thanks for pointing these out (I am new to SQ-80) and didnt know of these. I found a download http://ericmorello.com/ensoniq-esq-1-patches/ on that site. The zip has a them in various formats. I imported from the lowest folder in the zip called "for SQ80" and have pulled in the first two banks of 40: Master Patch A SQ80.SYX and Master Patch B SQ80.SYX. All 80 patches came in with no errors. There are 5 more banks in that zip. I am not familiar with what all should be in the Technosis banks - but the patches in these zipped files are coming into SQ80 V.. without error (and sounds great).

Joe
Hmm I think the SQ-80 patches work, but it's the ESQ-1 patches that don't import successfully. Plenty of other ESQ banks import just fine into SQ-80 V though, so it's strange...
https://michaelarthurholloway.bandcamp.com/ - Noir-themed Dark Jazz
https://tvhwy.bandcamp.com/releases - classic IDM by TV HWY
www.dwifh.com - old-school industrial music by DEAD WHEN I FOUND HER

KVRian
566 posts since 23 Dec, 2011

Post Sun Nov 07, 2021 9:15 pm

I imported the ESQ-1 patches (first couple or banks) - but the patches inside them are duplicates of the SQ-80 patches from the same download? At least from the zip I grabbed in ericmorello's site. Anyway, thanks again. There are some very good patches in this collection.

j

KVRist
391 posts since 5 Feb, 2012

Post Sun Nov 07, 2021 9:50 pm

DrGonzo wrote:
Sun Oct 17, 2021 8:33 am
Here are a handful of sounds I've made for the SQ80V. The sounds are taken from the soundset A Frozen Moment in Time to be officially released next week, but here they are, a bit early.
Cool bank. Arturia really did a good job with the SQ-80 V.

This is off-topic, but I noticed in your signature that you are "sampler fanatic" who owns a bunch of classic hardware samplers. Except for the Emax I, I owned all of the same samplers. I used them for everything including sampling my hardware synths (MKS-80, MKS-70, MKS-50, Matrix-1000, and Oberheim Xpander).

I posted in the Sound Design forum a question whether anyone knows more about the sampling / production techniques of Alan Wilder of Depeche Mode. If you have any information regarding his sampler-based productions, please let me know.

Thanks!
Matrix-1000, MicroWave with Access programmer, MicroWave II, MKS-50 with MidiClub programmer, MKS-70, MKS-80 with Kiwi Patch Editor, Nord 2 Rack, Nord 3 Rack, Prophet REV2 module, Pulse 2, Shruthi, Virus TI

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KVRer
17 posts since 24 Jul, 2018

Post Fri Nov 12, 2021 10:30 pm

mholloway wrote:
Sun Nov 07, 2021 3:37 pm
Has anyone been able to get the old 'Technosis' banks (ESQ-1 and SQ-80) successfully imported into SQ-80 V ?
I can't get them to work (and I've successfully imported many other sysex banks): every individual bank file, after import, shows up as a single preset.
Heck yeah. more presets!
now if only that duplicate preset issue would get resolved.

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