Forgive me for saying this, but the main reason why I'm posting this is because I'm working on a "Jump" and "1984" patch for my newly acquired Ensoniq SD-1 32 Voice. So far, the factory brass presets that are on the synth are a bit cheesy, but I'm starting to get a decent "Jump" sound out of the "Fat-Brass" preset. Here are my questions, and hopefully there are some SD-1 users out there that can help me out with this:
-Is there a better patch than the "Fat-Brass" preset that I can use to build the "Jump" sound?
-I can't find any resonance control on the SD-1. Is there an alternative? (Solved)
-Does anyone have any settings for constructing the "Jump" sound?
-How do I use the envelope filters on the SD-1 to create the characteristic "swoosh" of Van Halen's 1984 track?
-How do I turn off velocity sensitivity on the SD-1 to get a full-volume attack every time?
Thanks so much for looking, and if I can get any good sounds out of this, maybe I will upload the MIDI files (for use with MidiQuest or similar software).
I have found a viable alternative to resonance control. By using the LFO at a high setting, you can create that "throaty" sound that's needed to reproduce the Jump lead tone. My only complaint with the current Jump tone I have is the overly "sharp" (not musically) sounding attacks. I'll look into this.
Last edited by Eren Semonik
on Sun May 04, 2014 1:52 am, edited 2 times in total.
I am not a "synth doctor!" Any advice is offered "as-is", so take it as you must, but I am not liable for anything stupid that you do. Capiche?