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#1 GlowNote

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Posted 23 October 2018 - 19:20

I'm really interested in Roland D50 sounds:

 

www.synthmania.com/d-50.htm

 

How can I get similar sounds in Renoise?

 

Roland has the new D05 module of course, but I'd rather avoid the hardware integration issues.

 

Munt is an emulator of the MT-32, which is like a little brother of the D50, but the MT-32 doesn't sound as good. In fact it seems to have a stereotyped "video game" sound - although maybe clever processing could fix that. So I haven't even tried Munt.

 

Can some of the D50-type sounds be made directly in Renoise? I know that two of the biggest ingredients in the "Linear Arithmetic" synthesis are 1) Ring Modulation and 2) Sampled attack, synthesized body.

 

Renoise has a Ringmod but it seems to only multiply by fixed waveforms. True? In the D50 sounds, of course, both inputs to the Ringmod were configurable.

 

For sampled attack, synthesized body, I guess I could glue them together in Audacity, then import and let Renoise pitch-shift the whole thing - but the attack timing would change up and down the keyboard, probably wrong. I could use two Renoise instruments in parallel, one playing the sampled attack and one the synth-pad sound.

 

Has anyone made rich, D50-ish instruments in Renoise?

 

 

 



#2 fladd

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Posted 23 October 2018 - 20:33

There are apparently some D50ish patches for Zebra2 (e.g. in the "Hybrids" soundset: https://www.kvraudio....php?t=322223).


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#3 Skolskoly

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Posted 23 October 2018 - 23:28

I repackaged this soundfont for renoise a while ago: http://forum.renoise...-generalusergs/

The samples are pretty generic rompler sounds. Decent quality, but not exactly rich or anything. If you're looking for a starting point they might be helpful.


Edited by Skolskoly, 23 October 2018 - 23:29.


#4 GlowNote

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Posted 24 October 2018 - 03:52

I repackaged this soundfont for renoise a while ago: http://forum.renoise...-generalusergs/

The samples are pretty generic rompler sounds. Decent quality, but not exactly rich or anything. If you're looking for a starting point they might be helpful.

Thank you! Got it installed - some of the patches do seem D50 inspired, like Fantasia. Am I using it right? I navigate to the folder containing the sfz files and double-click an sfz, then use it in a pattern. Reason I'm asking is there's also this mysterious NaturalTouch.xrno.

 

Fladd - thank you, when I get spare cycles I would like to try out Zebra.



#5 Ben Dover

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Posted 24 October 2018 - 17:49

For that authentic D-50 sound, IMO nothing beats https://www.rolandcl.../legendary/d-50

 

Works just fine in Renoise here.