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Can CSound or SuperCollider be used to make softsynths?

Can I use these two or something else to generate waveform of sound and then use it as soft synth or generate soundfont?
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Where can I find a multioscillator synth?

I need synth where I could use some oscillators (unlimited amount the best) and make them influence each other. For example I could choose for first to be multiplied by second to make the result and ...
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How to make a pad-synth feel like it occupies a large space without the use of a reverb effect?

After listening to a number of NI (Native Instruments) synth patches on their official website, it got me curious as to how they sculpt their sounds to feel so distant, but yet present and full (if ...
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Does resetting a Roland D-5 or D-20 erase all the sounds on it?

I just picked up a Roland D-5 and a D-20 synthesizer but I want to reset them to their factory preset sounds. I understand from the answer to this question that I can reset the device, but I'm not ...
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Are there free records of separate piano notes in .wav files for instance?

I'm trying to find some piano sound bank -for my childish experiments with sound - the most desired form is of course a number of .wav files, each one corresponding to a piano key - being a record of ...
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Ableton Live synths: Analog vs. Operator

I've been researching Ableton Live 8, and I'm wondering, what is the main difference in sound and limitations between the Analog and Operator instruments? I'm looking for an industrial rock type synth ...
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How do I synthesize this sound?

I’ve been wondering for a while how to synthesize a sound similar to the bassline in Megalomaniac by KMFDM. The sound I’m referring to is the one that sound-feels a bit like someone gently but firmly ...
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Can I play pure Piano tunes with a Quasimidi Raven?

Being a total noob in this topic...I have a Quasimidi Raven synth) on my desk and would like to play just plain vanilla Piano sounds on, or with, it. Is it possible? Or do I have to hook it up to my ...
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Audio Software & Synthesizer

Hi Everyone: As a Novice Designer I have been using Audacity to create sounds that I've been asked to do by others. Although, Audacity is a great tool, I feel I should be graduating to a software ...
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Where can I get a Memory Card M-256D or M-256E

These things are really old and no longer generally available, but I'd like to get one of them to get more Patches/Sounds for my keyboard. Is there still a way to acquire them?
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How can I lock my keyboard?

I have a roland d-20. Is there anyway I can lock it so you need a password or combination of keys to unlock it?
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Software playing real sounds not midi when writing scores

Is there any software able to synthesize music based on real sounds, not midi when writing scores? I mean something really offering all known instrument sounds and sound dynamics, no matter what it ...
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How do I reset a Roland D-20?

I wanted to know if there was any way I could reset a Roland D-20 back to all its original settings.
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samples, sampling; the use of these terms in different contexts

I am getting confused with different peoples' uses of the term 'sample' or 'sampling'. Some people using drum beat programs like fruity loops, generate a drum beat sequence and then take a subset (...
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Synthesizer patch - how to make a glassy sound

I need a really glassy sound, pitching down. A bit like stars in the sky, but it's supposed to be atmos in a strayed love song arrangement. I know I'm being vague as hell but I've been looking ...
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What's the difference between a synthesizer and a sequencer?

In an attempt to determine the difference between the two, Wikipedia left me confused. Can you help?
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New synth for the new year (drone,industrial, metal, noise)

Gear, gear, gear. Too many options. I'm looking to pick up my first synth this month (software or hardware). As you can tell, i'm into creating dirt, gritty soundscapes. I have a chain of guitar ...
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Making space in a synth-heavy mix for electric guitar?

I've got a Duran Duran tribute and the band is, obviously, big synth sound heavy. Trying to fit the guitar in to the live mix has been a constant struggle. I've put notch filters on the synth channels ...
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Sound Design for the Electronic Musician & Absynth 5

I have Native Instrument's Absynth 5 and absolutely love this synthesizer program. I have learned a lot about being creative with synths mostly from this program. I have been teaching myself how to ...
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How can I manually emulate the sonic abilities of the NES?

I am interested in recreating chiptunes in a NES (8 bit) style A google search has shown that the original NES had 2 pulsewave, a triangle, noise, some sort of sampling channel and that emulations of ...
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Soft synth vs. hard synth

I did a lot of project work about 15 years ago. Due to a limited budget, I arranged most of the drums, bass and keyboard tracks on a MIDI rack synth. I became increasingly annoyed with the process ...