First of all, GregAE
, thank you so much for your replies!GregAE
, KnobTweak is a wonderful resource, I'm really enjoying it, and I'm sure it will grow on me even more as I continue to gain experience in the field
GregAE wrote:A few years ago, I wrote an article about getting Pat Metheny's guitar synth lead sound using a Voyager and some outboard effects. You can see the article and hear a demo of the result on KnobTweak:
Greg, this is really a wonderful piece of work, thank you for it!
The reason for my delayed reply lies the fact that I've been digging around to see if I can parse the SysEx patches. I mean, I can't really upload the Vger's sysex into a Slim Phatty, right? And even if I can, what I'd like to do is to first test the tone on some software moog emulators.
Below are the reasons why I'm looking into it, feel free to skip it if it's testing your patience.
You see, I'd like to use the Slim Phatty unit as a part of my guitar synth chain. Currently I'm converting the instrument to MIDI with the help of a Sonuus i2m device (and it tracks handsomely) and then route the MIDI events to a piece of software called Minimogue. This program, unfortunately, has a lot of problems, there are sound production issues, delays etc. And the tone, of course, is no match for the real analog thing
I'm playing guitar with an ebow, which further increases tracking accuracy and also mutes the unwanted strings. The problem is, ebow playing is very fluid and most of the time converts into the pitchbend events rather than the note-on/note-off ones. Furthermore, ebow can be used to control the character of the initial attack; by gently "tapping" the guitar with it, one can create quite an interesting volume curve that reminds of a flute attack. During MIDI conversion, this curve produces CC/breath events.
Because of that, there's little value to me in the envelope thing that you mention in the article (which makes the initial attack unstable, akin to a horn). So I'm really thinking if I could just get the tone itself and then apply my technique to it in an effort to make it more horn-like... Approach it from the other end, so to speak...