Beginner's Guide - An Introduction

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Beginner's Guide - An Introduction

Postby jcsveth » Thu Dec 13, 2007 3:58 pm

Hello, I purchased a used Spectralis from NovaMusik a week or so back and have not slept much since. I will probably have a lot of questions and so wanted to start by offering something first.

This is a beginner's guide page I drew up to help me get started. Ofcourse, in the time it takes to make it, it all gets memorized 8) . Anyway, if you have any corrections or suggestions, please advice. I have one more of these done for creating a tonal sequence and am working on more if anyone finds this useful.
Many years later - Files can be found here: - Basics - Sequencing a tonal line - Adding a sample to the DSynth - Sequencing the filter bank
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Postby Jörg Schaaf » Thu Dec 13, 2007 4:08 pm

Thanks for your great work. I like it very much. Which application are you using for your work? If you are interested, I can send you the original Freehand document of the Surface. That would makes it easier for you.
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Postby jcsveth » Thu Dec 13, 2007 4:59 pm

The second page I completed:

This page assumes that a sound bank exists - if not, the sound selection part will be different (a sound will have to be loaded via the VCO Osc Wave encoder. I haven't saved a soundbank yet but will probably write a page on that when I figure it out (I am working through soundfonts right now).
Again, any comments or corrections encouraged.

Jörg - That was fast! Thanks for the feedback. I am just using the draw program in OpenOffice (I am cheap - well, on computer software at least, music tools is another matter :lol: ).

PS: I just remembered that there are two buttons on the Spectralis labeled "FUNCTION". The FUNCTION in the guide is the one in the SEQUENCE EDIT section. I will update this on the pdf soon.
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Postby Bammel » Mon Dec 17, 2007 7:12 pm

Thanks jcsveth, very usefull for newbees like me! :D
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Postby Spike » Tue Dec 18, 2007 6:42 am

Nice work jcsveth!
Please more from this!
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Postby victorass » Tue Dec 18, 2007 8:03 pm

Thank you! Step Seq2 although I counted myself not a newbie was a good readind for me.

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Postby speckiman » Wed Dec 19, 2007 11:58 am

hi this is a verynice work,...
greetz speckiman :lol:
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Postby data » Thu Dec 20, 2007 7:52 pm

Thanks for this!

New user here and this is exactly what I need!

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Postby jcsveth » Sun Dec 23, 2007 3:15 pm

Here's the next guide. This is my attempt to describe the sample loading procedure as opposed to loading from a soundbank as described in the previous guides.

Again, this is just a beginner's guide by a beginner - All comments and suggestions are encouraged.
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Postby Koffeinjunkie » Sun Dec 23, 2007 9:49 pm

Excellent work, thanks a lot.

I've started a Display Reference + Tips & Tricks wiki some months ago, but I haven't hat time to continue working on it.

May I include links to your guides in the wiki ?
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