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Post by xradii » Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:06 pm

Great videos everyone.....I"m a fan of analogue solutions also, saving up for one of their synths to pair with my Octatrack atm...this one is at the top of the list...sounds great!

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Post by Sir Ruff » Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:14 pm

Had a chance to play one of these at robotspeak lin SF ast weekend. Sounded really great and inspiring in a way that I often find only hardware can achieve.

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Post by melodydad » Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:30 pm

Picked up an IC at Synthfest a few weeks ago - loving it!

It really pays to explore the subtleties of this as minor tweaks can make significant changes to what comes out the other end.

Page 18 offers this advice, which I think applies to the right approach to Getting the best from IC:

The Cut-Off and the VCF-R detune (offset) cut-off controls are the main two controls for general / overall cut-off. Balance these well!

The significant phrase is ‘balance these well’.

May not be one synth to rule them all (could there ever be one?) - but it is loads of fun!
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Post by mikmanner » Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:02 pm

melodydad wrote:Picked up an IC at Synthfest a few weeks ago - loving it!....
I also played with it and Synthfest then immediately got funds together to buy one the following week hah.

I made another video just making sounds on it with a little jam at the end, just a fraction of the sounds this thing can make:

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Post by estin » Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:05 pm

For anyone on the fence about getting one SW has a promo where you get a complimentary AS Treadstone if you buy an Impulse Command.

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Post by peripatitis » Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:19 pm

wow that's a ridiculous deal!
Not in Europe unfortunately :(

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[video][/video]

Impulse Command and Haribo

A bit of Impulse Command tweaked using its internal sequencer and live Transposed from a Keystep. :tu:

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Post by SPIKE the Percussionist » Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:09 pm

anyone here having any sync issues with their Impulse Command?

just acquired one.

it seemed to sync up fine connected to a Deluge and set to MIDI clock sync.

i now have it connected to an e-rm Multiclock and it seems to drift.
(i even did a factory reset on the e-rm box just in case)

also...tried sending it a Gate out from the Deluge into it's Clock IN and it wouldn't play when set to Clk JACK.

i did another test just now using the Double Knot as a Clk IN to the Impulse Command and that worked like a fracken champ.

still troubleshooting a bit but i figured i would ask.

thanks for any help!
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Post by SPIKE the Percussionist » Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:43 am

so...
i ended up slaving the Impulse Command through the Double Knot V2 which was clocked from a Deluge and everything stayed solid for tonight's installment of:
Late Night Noiz for Late Night Fiends

[video][/video]
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Re: analogue solutions impulse command

Post by pmboos » Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:35 pm

Not that this would make a difference in me getting one, but I have some questions on the types of sounds it can the Impulse Command makes...

All the demoes I have notice have 1-2 things going on...

1 - It does well at an awesome bass line. I mean this thing sounds incredible for bass lines. I mean really awesome...
2 - There are sometimes some little sound effects alongside the awesome bass line, usually not buy themselves.

I'd be interested in knowing how this thing does at synth sounds like some of the chirpy Vince Clarke arpeggiated type of sounds for example. It would seem a natural for it. I just never have heard an example. I'd still get it just for the bass, but it would be nice to know what else I can get from it. (I'm guessing it may need to get midi note data?)

Thanks in advance!
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Re: analogue solutions impulse command

Post by mikmanner » Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:20 am

pmboos wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:35 pm
Not that this would make a difference in me getting one, but I have some questions on the types of sounds it can the Impulse Command makes...

All the demoes I have notice have 1-2 things going on...

1 - It does well at an awesome bass line. I mean this thing sounds incredible for bass lines. I mean really awesome...
2 - There are sometimes some little sound effects alongside the awesome bass line, usually not buy themselves.

I'd be interested in knowing how this thing does at synth sounds like some of the chirpy Vince Clarke arpeggiated type of sounds for example. It would seem a natural for it. I just never have heard an example. I'd still get it just for the bass, but it would be nice to know what else I can get from it. (I'm guessing it may need to get midi note data?)

Thanks in advance!
Paul
I find the crossmod is good for this. It creates complex tones which sound great at a higher register, sometimes sounding like fm or phase mod.


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Post by pmboos » Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:51 am

mikmanner wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:20 am


I find the crossmod is good for this. It creates complex tones which sound great at a higher register, sometimes sounding like fm or phase mod.

Thanks for that demo! This thing sounds so dreamy!

Now off I go to get one...
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Post by pmboos » Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:49 am

SPIKE the Percussionist wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:09 pm
anyone here having any sync issues with their Impulse Command?

just acquired one.

it seemed to sync up fine connected to a Deluge and set to MIDI clock sync.

i now have it connected to an e-rm Multiclock and it seems to drift.
(i even did a factory reset on the e-rm box just in case)

also...tried sending it a Gate out from the Deluge into it's Clock IN and it wouldn't play when set to Clk JACK.

i did another test just now using the Double Knot as a Clk IN to the Impulse Command and that worked like a fracken champ.

still troubleshooting a bit but i figured i would ask.

thanks for any help!
I'd be interested in knowing what you discovered around this. I'm awaiting mine to come in - I ended up ordering from a place where I could get a discount, but it was on back order. (Makes me think this thing is super popular as well.)
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Re: analogue solutions impulse command

Post by Ranstedt » Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:22 pm

Where's all the love for this synth?

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Post by pmboos » Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:00 am

Ranstedt wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:22 pm
Where's all the love for this synth?
As soon as I get mine, I'll be giving it a lot of love. Staying pretty much locked in here, so it would be nice to entertain myself with this and 1-2 other synths I have.
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Post by pmboos » Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:10 pm

Got it yesterday and finally played with it today. I had some nice grooves going - I teamed it up with my Microvolt 3900 and a Volca Beats. I am going to take a few days off in the near future and do nothing but make music with it and have it become friendly with my other synths.

You can NOT go wrong with this beautiful synth.
melodydad wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:30 pm
...snip...
It really pays to explore the subtleties of this as minor tweaks can make significant changes to what comes out the other end.

Page 18 offers this advice, which I think applies to the right approach to Getting the best from IC:

The Cut-Off and the VCF-R detune (offset) cut-off controls are the main two controls for general / overall cut-off. Balance these well!

The significant phrase is ‘balance these well’.
...snip...
I found this to be immediately true, I had wonderful set of Vince Clark-like spring beat going and I coudl change it to another by sliding around the middle. I could give it a more aggressive Depeche Mode like feel by playing with the Patch setting subtlely. It's an absolutely amazing device.
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Re: analogue solutions impulse command

Post by RedLab » Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:18 am

I keep GAS'sing for this one. Even though I can't say I really need it for the music I'm making, I keep feeling that this has got to be the most fun synth to play with. And such strong sound and character.

Probably one of the most overlooked contemporary synths. Also, if I was looking for a groovebox of some kind, I'd strongly consider this; what you'd lose out on in features compared to the digital boxes you'd get in spades in terms of sound and hands-on joy.

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Re: analogue solutions impulse command

Post by RedLab » Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:05 am

I really like this example (not by me) of what it can do

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Post by pmboos » Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:59 pm

RedLab wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:18 am
I keep GAS'sing for this one. Even though I can't say I really need it for the music I'm making, I keep feeling that this has got to be the most fun synth to play with. And such strong sound and character.

Probably one of the most overlooked contemporary synths. Also, if I was looking for a groovebox of some kind, I'd strongly consider this; what you'd lose out on in features compared to the digital boxes you'd get in spades in terms of sound and hands-on joy.
@RedLab +1 to everything you said.... and thanks for posting the tune! (Not exactly what I like per se, but does show off what it can do.)
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Post by pmboos » Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:25 pm

Teamed it up with my Grendel Grenadier RA-99 and Dreadbox Hypnosis today... I put the RA-99 on a drone type sound tuned its oscillator to taht of teh Impulse Command and then started up the sequence on the Impulse Command... Fmin9 --> Fdim9 chord structure the win... The RA-99 made the hook I was playing a bit more brooding... I had an absolute wall of sound with the 2 synths and one effects unit. Think I need to hook back up some drums. I really wish the Mattel Synsonics drums could be synchronized in some manner... Just its bass drum and snare would be enough I think.

Anyway, will try the Volca Beats and use the clock out if the Impulse Command to sync them. I think I am going to pass it through Branches and have it so about 10-20% of the time have the clock fire off something more akin to a sound effect beat on the Quadrantid Swarm.
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Post by James_Fredrickson » Wed May 13, 2020 7:44 pm



I got all my analog synths together for a fast paced jam. The Impulse Command is driving the main synth line throughout the track. IC is such a playable machine, it's a shame is doesn't get as much attention as it deserves. I imagine this synth will only become more valuable in time, a true classic :sb:

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Post by pmboos » Thu May 14, 2020 11:48 am

Nicely done!
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Post by James_Fredrickson » Thu May 14, 2020 5:44 pm

pmboos wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 11:48 am
Nicely done!
Thank you. I'd love to hear that RA-99 teamed up with the IC.

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Post by pmboos » Thu May 14, 2020 6:51 pm

James_Fredrickson wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 5:44 pm
pmboos wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 11:48 am
Nicely done!
Thank you. I'd love to hear that RA-99 teamed up with the IC.
I'll see what I can pull together.... Probably won't be as professional yours...
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Post by pmboos » Fri May 15, 2020 7:44 pm

James_Fredrickson wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 5:44 pm
pmboos wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 11:48 am
Nicely done!
Thank you. I'd love to hear that RA-99 teamed up with the IC.
Ok, here’s a short happy accident between the two... also includes the Dreadbox Hypnosis. Changed to a Soundcloud link...




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