Stefan's setup in Nijmegen
- Recording hardware and software
Core 2 Duo 2.6 GHz, E-MU 0404, Creamware Luna + Pulsar I,
Behringer Ultragain Pro-8, Steinberg Midex 8, Focusrite Voicemaster, AKG C3000B.
Emulator X, Creamware Modular 2/3 und Minimax, Cubase 4, NI Reaktor 5.
- Braintec Transistorbass (2x)
This monophonic synthesizer features 2 oscillators, a 24dB lowpass filter,
2 LFOs, 2 envelopes (one of which only generates a fixed shape for amplification),
oscillator sync and filter-FM. Its MIDI implementation is not complete, but
quite usable. The Transistorbass was introduced as a TB303 clone in the 90s,
but it is capable of producing a much wider range of sounds. We decided to buy
two of them, which we now use as a 4 oscillator, 2 filters, stereo output synth.
- EMU UltraProteus
A mixture of EMU Proteus 1-3, Proformance und Morpheus: 16 MByte sample ROM,
32 voices with a 14-pole filter (288 different types) each. The module
has a flexible modulation matrix, and just sounds nice. Unfortunately
its display is a real peep hole.
- EMU Xboard 49
A plain USB master keyboard. 49 decent keys, some knobs, nice software functions.
- Kawai K5000R
This is an additive synthesizer, giving you complete control how to assemble
a sound from up to 128 harmonics. Once you managed to get a grip on how it
works, you might be rewarded with beautiful noises. But be warned, editing
is nightmare (despite its rather large display).
- Roland JX8P
The JX8P is the big brother of the JX3P. It's quite an ugly machine,
but it can be fully controlled by MIDI sysex. Furthermore, its sound
engine is a bit more flexible than the JX3P's.
- Waldorf Pulse
A lot of digital control but the sound is produced purely analogue.
3 oscillators, 24dB cascade lowpass filter, 2 envelopes, 2 LFOs, hardsync,
crossmodulation, 4 programmable modulation routings, complete MIDI
implementation by continuous controllers, arpeggiator that can be synchronized
to the MIDI clock (like the LFOs).
Monophonic, but sounds GREAT.
- Yamaha WX5 & VL70m
The WX5 is a wind synth, which you can think of as an electronic
saxophone, or rather a mute electronic saxophone, because it doesn't
produce any sound on its own. This is taken care of by the VL70m,
who really likes being connected to the WX5.