Possible Horn Sounds?

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Possible Horn Sounds?

Post by archer » Tue May 07, 2013 11:33 pm

Is it possible to get horn sounds from the minitaur? I used to own a Roland Sh09, which did a fair job of creating synthesized horns. I ended up selling it because I didn't feel it was as intuitive to maneuver once I got my first Moog (once you go Moog, you never go back).

I just got a minitaur, and while it's great, I don't think it can be capable of horn sounds. I know the Sh09 has more than a sawtooth and square waveform, but are there any tricks you guys have to getting a horn sound from the minitaur?

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Re: Possible Horn Sounds?

Post by EMwhite » Tue May 07, 2013 11:40 pm

If you have the Minitaur editor, you'll find a Taurus 3 patch called "Muted Horn" that I modeled off of the original (T3).

It's a start.
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Re: Possible Horn Sounds?

Post by mmarsh100 » Mon Jun 10, 2013 7:45 pm

SOS has a good article in their Synth Secrets series on using a Moog to do horns. It's a simple patch using a single sawtooth oscillator so I think you could do this easily on a Minitaur. I've done it on my Sub Phatty and it sounds great!


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Re: Possible Horn Sounds?

Post by EricK » Tue Jun 11, 2013 1:06 am

In the back of the Voyager manual there is a description of a patch that uses the cp251 for noise on the attack of a note that simulates the breathy "chiff" that usually precedes the onset of a horn's attack. It sounded interesting, but it depends on the horn you want. I think this could possibly be adapted to other synths, minitaur included.

Here it is:
http://www.moogmusic.com/sites/default/ ... _combo.pdf
5. Envelope to Noise level for noise component at the attack of a note.
Some sounds have a burst of noise at the beginnings of a note or “chiff ” – for instance a flute or a pipe organ. This configuration digs a little deeper into the Voyager to achieve this effect.
- Initialize the Voyager’s parameters. - Set the OSC1 WAVE control to Triangle wave - Set the FILTER ENVELOPE controls to the following settings:
ATTACK: 1 msec DECAY: 100 msec SUSTAIN: 0 RELEASE: 0
- Using a patch cable, connect the VX-351 Filter Envelope output (ENVS FILTERS) to the CP-251 MIXER 1 input.
- Set the CP-251 MIXER 1 Input and the MASTER level controls to 10. Set the OFFSET control to –2 (about 10 o’ clock on the dial).
- Using a patch cable, connect the CP-251 Mixer Output (OUT +) to the Voyager’s MOD2 Input. - Set the Voyager’s PEDAL/ON MOD BUSS controls to the following settings:
- In the Edit menu select menu 2.4, ‘PGM PEDAL DEST’ and press ENTER. Scroll through the programmable destinations and select ‘NOISE LEVEL’
- In the Voyager’s Mixer section, set the NOISE switch to ‘ON’, and adjust the NOISE level control to 5.
- Set the Voyager’s AMOUNT TO FILTER control to +2. - In the Edit Menu select menu 3.4, ‘TRIGGER MODES’. Set the trigger mode to ‘Multi-triggering’.

Now when you play a note, you should hear a noise component at the beginning of the note. Playing with a combination of filter envelope times, filter cutoff, noise level, and Pedal/On Mod Buss amount will make this effect more or less perceptible. Selecting ‘OSCILLATOR LEVELS’ as the Programmable Mod Destination can yield some interesting effects as well.
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Re: Possible Horn Sounds?

Post by stiiiiiiive » Tue Jun 11, 2013 3:58 am

I note this is not feasible with an Old School.

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