Vintage Dirt

created by synthlib on Aug 02, 2016. Related categories: dirty, power, vintage

Unstable-sounding oscillators plus some noise make for a vintage tone. Use it sparingly to accent certain chords.

4 Comments
rated by 1 synth nerd
ESQ-1 Patch Usage

To load a patch sysex file, set up the ESQ-1 to receive sysex data: press the “Master” button and set ENABLE=KEYS+CT+PC+SS+SX. Then access any of the program select pages (where you choose a sound to play). Send the sysex data from your computer using any sysex utility. Upon completion, the ESQ-1 should prompt you to save the new patch. Play keys to audition the patch before saving.

If nothing happens when sending the file from the computer, try setting up the ESQ-1 to receive on different MIDI channels on the “Master” page.

OSC1

Octave: -1
Semitone: 0
Fine: 0
Wave: SAW
Mod 1 Source: LFO1
Mod 1 Depth: 4
Mod 2 Source: *OFF*
Mod 2 Depth: 0

OSC2

Octave: -1
Semitone: 6
Fine: 0
Wave: SAW
Mod 1 Source: *OFF*
Mod 1 Depth: 0
Mod 2 Source: *OFF*
Mod 2 Depth: 0

OSC3

Octave: 0
Semitone: 0
Fine: 3
Wave: NOISE_2
Mod 1 Source: *OFF*
Mod 1 Depth: 0
Mod 2 Source: *OFF*
Mod 2 Depth: 0

DCA1

Level: 50
Output: On
Mod 1 Source: LFO2
Mod 1 Depth: 10
Mod 2 Source: *OFF*
Mod 2 Depth: 0

DCA2

Level: 63
Output: On
Mod 1 Source: *OFF*
Mod 1 Depth: 0
Mod 2 Source: *OFF*
Mod 2 Depth: 0

DCA3

Level: 39
Output: On
Mod 1 Source: *OFF*
Mod 1 Depth: 0
Mod 2 Source: *OFF*
Mod 2 Depth: 0

Filter

Cutoff Frequency: 54
Resonance(Q): 3
Keyboard: 27
Mod 1 Source: LFO2
Mod 1 Depth: -13
Mod 2 Source: *OFF*
Mod 2 Depth: 0

DCA4 Final Volume

ENV4 Mod Depth: 63
Pan: 8
Pan Mod Source: LFO3
Pan Mod Depth: 13

ENV4

Time 1: 0
Level 1: 63
Time 2: 42
Level 2: 45
Time 3: 63
Level 3: 32
Time 4: 50
Velocity Level (LV): 10
Velocity Attack (T1V): 0
Keyboard Scaling (TK): 0

LFO1

Frequency: 10
Reset: Off
Human: On
Wave: TRI
Level 1: 17
Delay: 18
Level 2: 10
Mod Source: WHEEL

LFO2

Frequency: 8
Reset: Off
Human: Off
Wave: TRI
Level 1: 50
Delay: 34
Level 2: 53
Mod Source: *OFF*

LFO3

Frequency: 13
Reset: Off
Human: Off
Wave: NOI
Level 1: 38
Delay: 0
Level 2: 18
Mod Source: *OFF*

ENV1

Time1: 0
Level 1: 0
Time 2: 0
Level 2: 0
Time 3: 0
Level 3: 0
Time 4: 0
Velocity Level (LV): 0
Velocity Attack (T1V): 0
Keyboard Scaling (TK): 0

ENV2

Time 1: 0
Level 1: 0
Time 2: 0
Level 2: 0
Time 3: 0
Level 3: 0
Time 4: 0
Velocity Level (LV): 0
Velocity Attack (T1V): 0
Keyboard Scaling (TK): 0

ENV3

Time 1: 0
Level 1: 54
Time 2: 2
Level 2: 22
Time 3: 0
Level 3: 0
Time 4: 0
Velocity Level (LV): 0
Velocity Attack (T1V): 0
Keyboard Scaling (TK): 0

Mode

Osc. Sync: On
Amplitude Mod. (AM): Off
Monophonic: Off
Glide: 3
Voice Restart (VC): On
ENV Restart: On
OSC Restart: On
Env. Full Cycle (CYC): Off

4 Comments


Aug 29, 2016

Hey man whats up I gave this sound 5 stars because it’s amazing. My only problem is that I cannot seem to get it right on my
SQ-80 all the other sounds work fine but this one doesn’t sound quite right. On the filter the mod depth 1 is 113 but even when I lower it or bring it up it still doesn’t sound close to the sample you’ve played. Need some help thank you.

Aug 29, 2016

Ahh, good catch on the filter mod depth. That should be -13. Other than that, be sure Oscillator Sync is on (in the Mode). I wish I had an SQ-80 to test with. Anyway, see if that works.

Aug 31, 2016

Thanks man it worked like a charm. I wanted to ask you there are a lot of sounds that I am hearing in new music today that I want to recreate with this synth any ideas on how I can go about doing that and/or just listening and being able to replicate a sound I hear on almost any synth mainly my SQ-80. I want to be extremely proficient at synthesis. And I know you recommended those books is there anything else I should be reading or going deeper into to get better at this? Also are you going to program any more sounds that would be cool I think I’ve used all the ones you got here on the sight.

Sep 01, 2016

Glad it worked. I definitely plan to keep adding more sounds. There’s a lot to do on this little project, but I’ll keep going.

As for getting better at synthesis, here’s what I’d recommend:
1) Do it every day. Focus on one synth and come up with one new sound every day.
2) Listen to my podcast episodes 1,2,9,10 if you haven’t already
3) Google “syntorial”. It is a good training system, and I think the first few lessons are free.
4) If there’s a sound you just can’t get, try posting a request at reddit.com/r/synthrecipes

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