Pro~One thread

Any music gear discussions that don't fit into one of the other forums.

Moderators: Joe., lisa, luketeaford, Kent

Post Reply
zerosum
Modulation Maniac
Posts: 3750
Joined: Sat Nov 25, 2006 9:49 pm

Pro~One thread

Post by zerosum » Tue Jun 05, 2007 1:33 am

Im in love 8)
So this is what its like to have a really nice creamy grindy thick synth :)
I look at the add on my wall that sais "the Evolvers can do any sound that the old prophets can and a whole lot more"

Im sure they can but man the pro~one is really inspiring to work with and the simplest things make the most pleasing sounds.
I get around faster on this than i do the evolver, however the evolver is a maze in a tiny maze of an interface.
I really didnt think that i would like it as much as i do :shock:
But I really love this thing, Im going to be using this probly more than any synth in the studio right now, besides the modular which will be getting used right beside it and inside it and all around it :lol:

So this is what its like when people talk about a "classic synth"
I havent experienced a synth like this before, this is fun.

After I spend some more time with it I'll have more to add,
till then blow your speakers out with these:
1 osc
2 oscs
tri square sub under square
Plucky
Snappy
R2D2
Space invaders

User avatar
Chuck E. Jesus
holier than thou
Posts: 2882
Joined: Fri Nov 24, 2006 4:13 pm
Location: next to Serious Fun!

Post by Chuck E. Jesus » Tue Jun 05, 2007 9:15 am

glad you are having fun...haven't had a chance to locate the other pot, but i think the info is online somewhere, i have a link to schems, should have the value...then you will be able to use the osc b and lfo for mod at the same time (for 2 lfos for example), or filt env, whatever...

ok, here's all the schems and whatnot:
http://machines.hyperreal.org/manufactu ... l/Pro-One/

looks like all the pots are 100k linear, i think you can handle that :) ...and looks like i'll be able to add VC to most pots (with the doepfer universal vactrol)...as far as accessing the keyboard in, it looks pretty confusing, the keyboard matrix feeds the microprocessor and it's well above my head! i didn't examine the whole schem, but think the gate and cv run straight to the env and oscs...there would have to be a way to read cv and route to the proper ins on the microprocessor, and you'd be limited to the keyboard values anyway... i may at some point try to put a switch that would route the keys out of my keyed P1 to the no-key, but let's be honest here:fat chance...one thing i definately want to add is VC to the glide on my keyed P1, that way i can use the arp/seq and send glide info from my doepfer for some slippery stuff, i'm sure you can do all that stuff from your mobius...

i'm curious how you compare the sound of the pulse to the P1....

thermionicjunky
Thyratron Genius
Posts: 2250
Joined: Thu May 03, 2007 6:33 pm
Location: San Francisco

Post by thermionicjunky » Tue Jun 05, 2007 11:10 am

I love the Pro-One. It is the instrument that turned me on to analog synthesis. I was working on a composition in my college recording studio and I found one forgotten in a storage room. The keyboard didn't work anymore , but it didn't matter. I'll dig up that recording and post it here ... along with the Metasonix music.

User avatar
consumed
International Filter Conspiracy
Posts: 3698
Joined: Fri May 25, 2007 1:38 pm
Location: nor cal

Post by consumed » Tue Jun 05, 2007 11:45 am

i still have my pro-one. its got a couple broken keys and needs an entire key cushion replacement. although its my favorite analog monosynth ive owned, its been collecting dust lately.

when i first got into modular, my first goal was to see if i could get the same fat tone as my pro-one, but my tests failed. i did not pursue it further, although i think i could do it now (back then, i had only dotcom modules).

User avatar
Chuck E. Jesus
holier than thou
Posts: 2882
Joined: Fri Nov 24, 2006 4:13 pm
Location: next to Serious Fun!

Post by Chuck E. Jesus » Tue Jun 05, 2007 12:37 pm

lerp wrote:i still have my pro-one. its got a couple broken keys and needs an entire key cushion replacement. although its my favorite analog monosynth ive owned, its been collecting dust lately.

when i first got into modular, my first goal was to see if i could get the same fat tone as my pro-one, but my tests failed. i did not pursue it further, although i think i could do it now (back then, i had only dotcom modules).
do you have the membrane keyboard? mine has the j wire, and i was able to clean it up pretty good...the connector to the circuit board needed to be cleaned as well, did the trick...the plastic keys themselves are available from Wine Country, i have to replace one myself (when i get around to it)....

i have a doepfer setup, and i think they compliment each other nicely, function and sound wise ... it's nice to not have to patch everything, and it's nice to patch everything :)

User avatar
Chuck E. Jesus
holier than thou
Posts: 2882
Joined: Fri Nov 24, 2006 4:13 pm
Location: next to Serious Fun!

Post by Chuck E. Jesus » Tue Jun 05, 2007 1:05 pm

keys:
Image
no keys (needs to be cleaned up inside and out):
Image

zerosum
Modulation Maniac
Posts: 3750
Joined: Sat Nov 25, 2006 9:49 pm

Post by zerosum » Tue Jun 05, 2007 1:42 pm

i'm curious how you compare the sound of the pulse to the P1....
well the pulse can do some really sick cross modulation that the P1 cant do.
The pulse has a bigger modulation matrix more arp options, can clank really nicely. 3oscs vs 2, so you can have 2 oscs ontop of a sub osc....
Basically the pulse has a lot more options, but they arent as easily accessable as the the Pro ones so it takes more work to get into what its capable of....
As far as sounds, Im not sure how to explain it...
The P1 seems to get incredible sounds with very little work, where the pulse is a little different.
I think it will make a nice compliment side by side to the P1,
I'll pick up another pulse later, but this time Im getting the plus model.
I really like the pulse too.

You can really make the pulse shine when you fire up the soft editor and program a bunch of templates.

The pulse has a huge fat bottom end, but differently than the P1,
You'll see what im talking about in a few days.
The keyboard didn't work anymore , but it didn't matter
Yeah who cares about the keys :lol: Mine gets controlled from the mobius or the Z1.
I'll dig up that recording and post it here
Cool 8)
when i first got into modular, my first goal was to see if i could get the same fat tone as my pro-one, but my tests failed.
wow :shock:
It definitly has a very distinct voice, breath's and spits and spurts and growls and shouts "IM AAAAAALIVE!!!!!!!!!!"
Im sure that there are other things that can do what I love about it,
but for now nothing has given me this experience....But I've never played a moog either...

User avatar
consumed
International Filter Conspiracy
Posts: 3698
Joined: Fri May 25, 2007 1:38 pm
Location: nor cal

Post by consumed » Tue Jun 05, 2007 1:54 pm

my pro-one is a membrane type. its never given me any problems.
i would have selected for the jwire type but i picked it up off of a friend.
350 bones got me the pro-one AND a kenton pro-solo.
its the least he could do for my hooking him up with a $75 sh-101 =)

User avatar
Chuck E. Jesus
holier than thou
Posts: 2882
Joined: Fri Nov 24, 2006 4:13 pm
Location: next to Serious Fun!

Post by Chuck E. Jesus » Tue Jun 05, 2007 2:15 pm

lerp wrote:my pro-one is a membrane type. its never given me any problems.
i would have selected for the jwire type but i picked it up off of a friend.
350 bones got me the pro-one AND a kenton pro-solo.
its the least he could do for my hooking him up with a $75 sh-101 =)
that's a good deal, people are asking like 800 and up for them! honestly, i was very happy to trade with zerosum, i got something cool in return, and i know she got a good home...i paid 500 for one brand new in 1981, 80 bucks for the second, chopped the keys off and ran them with a Roland MPU 101 midi>cv box (great unit), and the keyed version was given to me by a friend who was moving, knew i was into that shit..that one had the same erratic key triggering problem as the other ones (works great when you unplug 'em), but all it need was to have all the contacts cleaned...i suppose i fucked up, but i was so gosh darned punk rock back then i didn't give a shit...and now everybody's happy :D :D :D

Post Reply

Return to “General Gear”