Dave Smith Instruments Mono Evolver Keys
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Dave Smith Instruments Mono Evolver Keys

Mono Evolver Keys, Hybrid synthesizer from Dave Smith Instruments.

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revega 05/15/2009

Dave Smith Instruments Mono Evolver Keys : revega's user review

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Stereo Synthtiseur monophonic, analog and hybrid numrique 4 oscillators (VCO 2 2 Analog & DSP wavetable): sawtooth, triangle, sawtooth and triangle PWM + Synthse num- America: basic donde tables 96 tables on the Prophet-VS (128 x 12 bits) as ANSI 32 users tables (tlchargeables via MIDI) (128 x 16 bits). The deformation of the due transposition is identical that of the Prophet-VS Hard Sync on the analog oscillators. -Modulation frequencies and modulation of ring oscillators numriques - Glide 2 filters per oscillator indpendant 12/24 dB 100% analog and rsons (1 per channel) - 2 analog VCA two passes filters 24 dB above - between stro to treat an external signal - noise Gnrateur - Follower denveloppe that can serve as modulation ADSR 3 - 4 LFO with MIDI sync gnrateurs of 2 3 multitap delay feedback with MIDI sync and feedback - distortions numriques 2 - 4 banks of 128 programs, 512 or MIDI Dump - Squenceur analog 4 x 16 with no MIDI sync (a practice that carrment)

UTILIZATION

At first glance the configuration gnral seems appropriate and without much difficulty but mfiez you, its size is far, far from its potential trs. So we have a lot of things under the eyes, especially for time CONTRL Funds (Osc, filters, substain, attack etc ...) but when it comes to return to the heart of the Evolver is will look a little further in the sub menus but not too galre people come here fast enough even without a manual.'s edition of the sounds is easy and intuitive plutt, so no 4 problem with sound banks busy (512 programs in all). For the manual will Franais board, it simply does not exist. Us version as it is a little even when lgre! The size of a paperback book, in English and not really easy to follow, but it's always a good final and if they get a little connate synthse was largely in hand. For the curious a certain Anu Kirk Aralis a guide to the Evolver trs INTERESTED: http://www.carbon111.com/evolverguide.pdf
In short, in other words the use of MEK requires a little patience and persvrance.
Rcents little advice for users and especially beginners, get lice and what about the results fast, without dcourager (the possibilities are standards) made simple approaches.
Ex: Take a basic wave (last program I believe) use a view to begin with oscillators 2, although the grate filter ADSR bet, do not use effects and launch in the Modulation LFO & & co after your well refined and adjusted. If not making head and dcouragement programming are real risks with this type of architecture.

SOUNDS

L it must be said the sound is quite impressive! No sounds trsralistes Obviously, it is not done for a. We are far, far away from the trs 'simulated analog' or VST, here we are in the drive in one that emphasizes the expression of your crativit. It has a grain, is sr, straight down to a Prophet and because it is indirectly benefit from the Curia Sequential Circuits. Even if you are really in the range of the Prophet, including a Pro I will not speculate too evokes a paternity of the latter vis vis the Evolver (small, convenient, compact and portable) the same level and found a common spirit (a coronation potato). I did try a friend who compltement hallucinated before the possibility of mono, itself saw a modern version of Pro 1 (for the same reasons). It is true that four oscillators (two FM), 4 LFOs, a trs good filter and a package of possibilities in terms of modulation, we can patch it (via the encoders) as you want so as re trs intuitive as that is the standard that can be done without limit.
One can imagine the best and we are right, especially the sounds of plants are for once particulirement Russian. You just have to play with all the knobs and you'll see that the Evolver is no exception for bass, leads trs FX expressive and really, really strong. Do not cross the thunder bass of Gary Numan (Cars, they are in it too!) And leads to Kraftwerk (Autobahn) as Dave Smith took care of her job and lighting it for the first time he made great impression. The squenceur typ 'analog' is an excellent initiative (well not simple program), and gives your character a hell squence. There is an arpeggiator hidden in BCAN Dave Smith at the last possible time of manufacture, it is effective to express INTERESTED. The effects are terrible (delay among others) and trs not intuitive, even when adpanne prfres but I go through an external rack simpler and more efficient. If not a distortion but only pass small dose trs (to harden the sound). As the function Grunge level. L I do not understand the intrt of such a function ... It messed up the sound like a bad distortion. It is anything but subtle and nuanced. Let's dtail a menu in the construction of this little monster.

OVERALL OPINION

The subject that caused much ink is especially at the Premire versions of encoders. L is not tip top, but the version that saves dsagrment PE. So for future buyers in nine of you will not.
For those who have this version Premire (encoders and capricious plastoc look black ugly):

-For the look, simply write Dave Smith instruments and buy the knob of P8, which will restore a pace worthy of the name of BCAN (a carrment the fact and gives it a tr s good looks).

-Level functionality is a problem known in Dave Smith, Crivi them and they will return to New potentiomtres. It will be sure to disassemble the MEK and oprer as it should be otherwise
mine was the return to the USD (I sent the cards are internal or fixs encoders), he returned with new encoders and is now like new with a real maneuverability. The opration costs a few $ $ $ but worth it, srieusement.

Otherwise level construction, the sides are wood trs beautiful and the machine is 100% trs trs mtal so robust (provided prserver the knobs a bit). Yeah, small diodes are plutt enjoyable in the dark, gives a quite living in a ct done.

It is probably one of the most Monos Russian beginners of this millennium (well above the Moog Little Phatty in which he, conversely, offers the possibility of conventional and trs s trs / limits too).
It is very modern in the sense that it is not a simple architecture of type CS Yamaha, Moog Prodigy and Juno 6, here is more compact, thus also much more complex volumes. I think that's what makes that many have not adapted to the Evolver trs and sell quickly.
I have for over a year and I immediately find a little every day and especially it surprises me every time. Certainly it has a sound that does not inaperu and its almost infinite possibility of routing will make you work but how much much fun.
I blame him just (for Premire versions) that approach the nerve potentiomtres but hey, it's not rdhibitoire either since they can be changed and that the version of PE catching compltement sauce.
Otherwise it's a real 'pro' in its field. Sr good is the mono is a bit frustrating and we are surprised at the Poly RVer and 4 channels at the same time but when you look in rear, a packet group is made squence beautiful with simple mono (New Order, Yazoo, Depeche Mode ...) Note that I did not glue the compressor, it suffices him even this level l. FYI I have tried several in my life analos Roland Juno, Polysix, Trident, Prodigy, MS20, Teisco, Sequential Circuits Evolver but Key is one of those I prfre with the Prophet 08 (my pr Frence going Prophet One last but not trs).
The ratio quality price is trs good when you see the junk numrique competition and VA. At the same time the one who grabs a head shot to play the 'analog synth mode' (if there are so, look at the number of arms was on YouTube casss worth of tour ..) has it all wrong because as I said it is a 'modern analogue' with all the complexities that are read (menus, ability, effects, routing, modulations etc ...). So you really have to use it and express dbusquer the true potential of this machine. But once matris is a synthesis of a trs trs value. If we disregard the problem of encoder Premire version (not PE) we are faced with a beautiful machine, powerful and complements in the air.
I am sr if there was marked 'Sequential Circuits Pro Two' above we find no one below 900 euros into opportunities and more. You decide if such is even Whereas deprive you of this trs trs attaching MonoEvolverKey ....
FYI, this is the synth that I recommend most.

25/08/2010: APRS two years of use and re-state encoders that made her default (thank you Dave Smith intrument and professionalism) I confirm my opinion without fear and can store the Mono Evolver Key in the category of the best single-analogue of the beginners of a shekel (the Moog Voyager, but it falls into a range diffrent). Its price is around 1000 carrment the blow to the eye of the old cuckoo on cots and fatigus. Not to be prt dtrner in terms of price quality ratio!