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Digitone
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elektron digitone FM

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#101 worms

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Posted 08 October 2018 - 02:27 AM



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Posted 08 October 2018 - 04:19 AM

Spotted this on hardware jams a few days ago - some nice bits on there :)

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 04:03 AM

Really starting to get deep with sound design..



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Posted 13 January 2019 - 05:42 AM

Very cool



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Posted 13 January 2019 - 06:56 AM

^ nice! New kind of arovane

Howd you compare it to mnm?

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 07:15 AM

Used to own a Digitone, really fun little synth, and I got a hankering it will pave the way for more user friendly FM synths in the future. Before I sold mine, I sampled all the drum presets, used on this live jam. 

 

Listen on Soundcloud.com

 

 



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Posted 13 January 2019 - 03:50 PM

thx guys! Haven't heard any Arovane beyond uh.. Tides? Oh wait maybe Ve Palor. Really need to get on it!

Howd you compare it to mnm?

It's very different. The polyphonic architecture makes it possible to get some interesting structures going that aren't possible on the monomachine. The MnM's effects are more intense/extreme in comparison to the DN.. though the DN's overdrive can get pretty heavy.

The MnM's strength is shaping raw, basic waveforms, while the DN is best at making an interesting sound just using the FM operators, and then exploiting the LFOs and filters.. imo :D

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 12:41 AM

Arovane: Atol Scrap is way better. Very coherent album, too.

Digitone sounds fantastic. Wonder if it does things Operator doesn't.

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 01:49 AM

In terms of FM synthesis alone, probably not.. but it's the parts working together that make it a very nice machine.



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Posted 15 January 2019 - 11:09 AM

overbridge is finally out in beta today, im off to the studio to give it a whirl



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Posted 15 January 2019 - 04:15 PM

yeah can't wait to give it a try. That said though, I don't know if I'll even use multitracking, let alone the DAW total recall stuff.. I'm happy with the stereo output, especially with the master overdrive, but I guess mixing the original tracks back in might have some nice effects.



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Posted 15 January 2019 - 09:56 PM

speaking of master overdrive..

 



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Posted 16 January 2019 - 01:05 PM

elektron should pay you five million money



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Posted 16 January 2019 - 06:14 PM

i didnt realise that digitone does not yet have a vst for parameter control on overbridge yet, thats a shame. 



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Posted 16 January 2019 - 07:32 PM

elektron should pay you five million money


maan if only :D

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Posted 16 January 2019 - 10:02 PM

Really good stuff, Modey! Love the textures you're getting from the overdrive.

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Posted 17 January 2019 - 03:13 AM

I’m a software guy yet the Digitone might be the hardware synth I’m the most aroused by. Lovely vids modey!

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Posted 17 January 2019 - 05:01 AM

thanks guys! I'm gonna keep making these videos, they're fun

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 12:46 PM

That video sounds good. I messed around with one in switched on yesterday and was kind of just meh about it

I still hate the sound lock functionality. The idea of selecting a sound per step is so unintuitive to my brain. Much prefer the OTs sample slot function.

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 02:41 PM

46 minutes of meditative ambience recorded in the front garden of my house. Bonus dog footage!

 

 

 

This is actually one of my top favourite releases for 2018! So nice and just the right tones are played and it has a really great flow to it all. (I bought it at bandcamp, didn't know there was a video too) Well done!



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Posted 24 January 2019 - 05:09 PM

This is actually one of my top favourite releases for 2018! So nice and just the right tones are played and it has a really great flow to it all. (I bought it at bandcamp, didn't know there was a video too) Well done!

 

Ah, thanks so much!

 

The garden has changed a bit since then; once this Melbourne heatwave is over I'll make a new video.

 

 

I've been playing with the digitone exclusively for the last few weeks... here's a recording from last night:

 

Listen on Soundcloud.com

fkn sick, great sounds!



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Posted 14 March 2019 - 03:07 PM

Genuine curiosity, how do Mark Fell's presets sound ? Are they insightful / useful in any way ?

 

By the way, is Overbridge for the Digitone now available ? I'm still seriously considering buying one, and OT'd be the most flexible way for me to control it with TidalCycles.



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Posted 14 March 2019 - 03:24 PM

No overbridge yet ... the only preset that really screams Fell to me is the "kind kick" which well , it's a kick drum

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 05:44 PM

I honestly haven't really listened to the presets beyond an initial scroll through when I first got it. I keep forgetting that Mark Fell was involved. I should really have a look at them at some point.

 

As for Overbridge, the multitrack audio has apparently been implemented, just not the VST side. I haven't tried it yet though. But I'm sure that, in combination with USB-MIDI, should be enough for TidalCycles, right?



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Posted 15 March 2019 - 02:07 AM

Thanks! It should do already indeed. I still don't have the dough though, so it's more about saving for the right synth.

Regarding MF's presets, I basically never use presets myself but would enjoy some insight on his sound-design (as I quite like the guy's work).







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